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Boom's 68 Coupe daily driver

Boom

Active Member
Good afternoon everyone.

Figured I'd take a break from working on the coupe to show my pain/progress. Some of you may have seen my other thread about my fastback build. I've had the coupe for about 6-7 years now. It was a bone stock C-code 289/C4, manual drum all around. Now it's a 302/T5 fuel injected, 4 wheel disc brake daily driver.

I love this car, I kind of put it on the back burner for awhile once I got the fastback. It needs some TLC, so I do small things to fix it up here and there. I really need to get a fresh paint job, but it needs some body work and a new hood before that.

Here's a few shots of the car from when I got it:

2012-04-30_12-21-40_679 by Brett, on Flickr

2012-04-30_12-21-07_345 by Brett, on Flickr

Getting ready to roll the rear quarters/fenders (not me in the pic):

fender rolling 3 by Brett, on Flickr

Me doing the wiring for something or other lol:

Untitled by Brett, on Flickr

The coupe with my old daily:

2012-04-24_07-50-08_672 by Brett, on Flickr

One of the local hobby shops had a dyno day, there's a clip of it too. Only took it up to 4500 rpms:

Dyno run 18JAN14 (3) by Brett, on Flickr


Here's a glamour shot, this was done by a photographer friend

FB_IMG_1429968401706 by Brett, on Flickr

This weekend I decided to fix a small rust spot on the driver's floorboard. After a few minutes it was clear I needed a drink.
What I started with:

20180428_111541 by Brett, on Flickr

Where I'm at now :(

20180428_114857 by Brett, on Flickr

This was a nice trip down memory lane. I'll fill in the gaps as I go. Feel free to ask any questions, I have down alot to this car.
 

Boom

Active Member
looking good so far, what's the plan for the floor? full pans?
I already had a half pan for this so that's what I'm going to put in for now. It is going to eventually need a new seat pan and a bit of floor patches here and there. I cleaned and coated the rear seat area with POR 15 a few weeks ago.
 

JRANGER

Active Member
wooo more mustangs....I actually almost bought another the other day but the guy backed out on me
 

Boom

Active Member
Sad day, I had to let the coupe go. It was getting to be too hard to try and do the repairs on the coupe while getting the fastback running. I found a guy way out in Palacius(? by Houston?) that wanted to fix it up and give it to his son for graduation.
 

JRANGER

Active Member
Sorry to hear it. Im missing my 67 coupe so much its not funny. Ive been looking to buy a coupe so i have something to drive and keep me patient on the FB
 

Boom

Active Member
Thanks guys, I got a deal on a super clean car I've always wanted to replace it for daily driver duties.
 

Boom

Active Member
I really hated having to let it go, but I would have hated seeing it deteriorate any further. My new daily is another awesome car (in my opinion) but it does need some work to be super reliable as a daily in Texas.

I don't plan on ever letting the fastback go. I've spent so many nights working on it trying to get it back to a drivable condition.
 

janschutz

Corn Hauler
I really hated having to let it go, but I would have hated seeing it deteriorate any further./QUOTE]

That is what I was facing a couple years ago. Got down to just one Mustang and the 59 F100. It was sad but it beats the stress of not having the time for the upkeep and projects. I have also passed on a couple of great deals since then but when I retire, all constraints will be off.
 
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