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 Post subject: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Honui Moai
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Well fellow Motorcade members,
I know I'm going to need some advice. I've been lucky enough to acquire my families 1966 Mustang Coupe.
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This car was purchased used in Texas in 1967 by my mom and grandfather for $1,500.00. It had been a Hertz rental. The car was one of my families daily drivers the whole time I was growing up and when I turned 16 of course I drove it. My dad parked it in a garage maybe 15 years ago, but got it out once in awhile and drove it around. The best I can tell its been sitting since '02 in the garage and hasn't been driven since.

My parents want more space in the garage and so they say the Mustang must go. The whole time I was growing up they talked about how nice it would be to restore it. Well I think now is my chance. The wife and I have talked about how cool a vintage ride would be, but we've never made the move. Now the opportunity has fallen into our laps. The fact that I have family history with the car makes it even better.
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So here's the skinny, Of course the car needs new tires all the way around. There is some body damage including the hood, but my dad had already bought a replacement. One spot of rust on the lower right front panel. The engine was replaced maybe 15 years ago, but my dad has kept all of the original parts.
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At the same time the transmission was rebuilt. The obvious thing is once the body work is done the car needs a paint job.
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I'm lucky to have one friend that is a master at engines and has told me he can get this thing running like a top in short order. I also have a friend that owned his own body shop, so I'm hopefull that he can help me with the body work. The big question mark is the paint job! What experience does anyone have with quality work on vintage rides....Any help is appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:49 pm 
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Holy crap! I just talked to you on the phone today and you didn't say anything about this.

What else are you hiding from me? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:15 pm 
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:pieface: Oopps! Sorry....I guess I had Tiki on the brain and forgot the fact we're getting another car! I'll make it up to you and let you drive it when its finished. I promise....I'm not hiding anything else :lol: ....except maybe your B'Day presents!

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:53 pm 
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wow! you lucky duck! I have been kicking myself for years for getting rid of our old 69 Mustang. Same color red as yours.

we'll need photos all the way through the restore! Congrats! the family history makes it that much cooler

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:05 pm 
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What a GREAT project - can't wait to see it!!

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Sounds like we could start a motor moto nui.

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:27 am 
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Hi Fi Hijinx wrote:
Sounds like we could start a motor moto nui.

Rodder Merit: viewforum.php?f=71

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
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Sweet underdash A/C unit, I hope you have the rest of the system. I concur with
the Moto Nui idea, perfect opportunity!

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:22 pm 
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SufferinSimon wrote:
Sweet underdash A/C unit, I hope you have the rest of the system. I concur with
the Moto Nui idea, perfect opportunity!


Hey great idea with the Merit! I'll except that challenge.

Simon, I have everything, but right now I think plans are to keep the rebuilt engine in it. I suppose if in the future if I rebuilt the original engine I could hook eveything up.

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:37 pm 
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awesome score!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: '66 Mustang Coupe
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:25 am 
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Great ride! give it a good warming up, and seehow the engine runs before you yank it and rebuild it, but then again if money is not an issue go for it!
take on tasks one at at time if you are doing it yourself, so you dont get overwhelmed, and if you have a local car club in your area talk to them, some of the older guys out ther e can be a great resourse! As well as some of the younger ones.
Good luck and keep pics coming! :thumbsup:


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