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9/18/2016 6:50 AM  #1


my fastback 66 starting resto

Ok this is the beginnin of the story http://i65.tinypic.com/23ljcs4.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/2rpbf34.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/15g47xv.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/kwzvc.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/1624du8.jpg

starting with power steering and all front end were reomoved
Under tons of tar i was looking for some rust and improper welding or damage .... but nothing !  metal is clean
some funny i have found is on the passenger side  on inside wheel wall were punched some numbers .... maybe production number .
on the other side on the frame there is written some numbers with yellow oil pencil like iron suppliers do.
this let me laughf thinking that after 50 years there is still trace of bare metal where come from ! 
for what i can see under the car  there is no rust at all and no welding or visible trace that someone put hands
i think that have seen rain seldom or never .....
one thing that leave me doubt is that is no residual valve on rear drum line
the other think is the vin nr punched on the color letter ( that should be nightmist blue )  as doortag says .
but until now there is no trace of blue under the red colored mustang
the rear axle was removed .
Now i am waiting tons of spare part coming from usa . 
it's all for now

 

9/18/2016 7:27 AM  #2


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Congratulations! You seem to have a very solid mustang which puts you ahead of the game. Good luck on your project.


65 mustang coupe, 351W, C6-  2800 stall, B&M blower, 9inch- trac-loc 3.70 gears
 

12/11/2016 7:54 AM  #3


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

today aint got nothing to do ....http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

http://i68.tinypic.com/infx42.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2mr5lxh.jpg


work in progress

Last edited by Alessandro (12/11/2016 8:23 AM)

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12/28/2016 5:37 PM  #4


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

A great clean car to start from!
Those stamped numbers you're going to find all over, are the date that piece of sheet metal was made.
Good luck!


"Those telephone poles were like a picket fence"
 

3/10/2017 12:05 PM  #5


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

some updateshttp://i64.tinypic.com/12504cz.jpg


going on with job , scratch till metal 
http://i66.tinypic.com/2qs1h5l.jpg

now is ready to go 

http://i63.tinypic.com/2rxk31u.jpg

at the paint shop 

http://i63.tinypic.com/2mfd9jn.jpg

and this is my engine at the machine shop , nothing special to do , just clean and serviced with new spare.

That's all folks ! 

it's a long way if you wanna rock and roll ....

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8/30/2017 5:23 PM  #6


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

http://i67.tinypic.com/pxqu.jpg

time is passing and engine is done !  http://i66.tinypic.com/e19668.jpg
 
but painters are taking it with a lot of ease !!!!       maybe in 3 weeks i can start rebuild all ! god will !

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9/01/2017 8:40 AM  #7


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Looks like you will be on the road soon. Keep us posted with your progress.


"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford.
 

9/06/2017 1:59 AM  #8


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

http://i64.tinypic.com/a3pf21.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/skvyav.jpg
this should be the FORD  m32 j 1903A    or  RM A1780  
 ( this chip is paint with GLASURIT paint  brand name part of RM ) 
I know that make a pic from a mobile and put on a post , could change the color but i wanna try anyway.
this is NIGHTMIST BLUE 
IF someone knows this , put a tips before i do paint .... i am really not completely on this blue .
i am in the limbo of choosing color ....
original was nightmist blue , 
wimbledon white wit gt stripe  , is a turn head but not k code as in the data plate
inside will be total black with oem chrome and shiny parts

some suggestions ? 

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9/08/2017 4:22 AM  #9


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Any suggestion ....

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9/08/2017 10:18 AM  #10


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Paint color is a very personal choice, but you are asking for opinions.... I'll jump in...
I love the nightmist blue.  Blue is my favorite color.  My 65FB is wimbleton white.  In my opinion, it is a boring, dirty looking white.  If you are concerned about everything being original, go with the blue like the data plate. There is a Lexus/Toyota white from around 2010 that is a very bright white with lots of metallic fleck in it that I really like, when compared to the wimbleton white.  (you can always order a new data plate with anything you want on it). 

 

9/08/2017 10:53 AM  #11


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

TimC wrote:

Paint color is a very personal choice, but you are asking for opinions.... I'll jump in...
I love the nightmist blue.  Blue is my favorite color.  My 65FB is wimbleton white.  In my opinion, it is a boring, dirty looking white.  If you are concerned about everything being original, go with the blue like the data plate. There is a Lexus/Toyota white from around 2010 that is a very bright white with lots of metallic fleck in it that I really like, when compared to the wimbleton white.  (you can always order a new data plate with anything you want on it). 

 
Thanks tim ,  on my plans there is a sleeper so i think i will go for nmblue .
I choose black for trim and upholstery and in my mind is better than light blue like OEM.
I will stay a little aside from "everything original "  maybe a period correct .
Thanks for white tips .
Choosing the color is always a mess !

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9/08/2017 4:17 PM  #12


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Alessandro wrote:

http://i64.tinypic.com/a3pf21.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/skvyav.jpg
this should be the FORD  m32 j 1903A    or  RM A1780  
 ( this chip is paint with GLASURIT paint  brand name part of RM ) 
I know that make a pic from a mobile and put on a post , could change the color but i wanna try anyway.
this is NIGHTMIST BLUE 
IF someone knows this , put a tips before i do paint .... i am really not completely on this blue .
i am in the limbo of choosing color ....
original was nightmist blue , 
wimbledon white wit gt stripe  , is a turn head but not k code as in the data plate
inside will be total black with oem chrome and shiny parts

some suggestions ? 

 
I'm partial to red but that's just me. I like the blue though. If not red I think the early Mustangs look best in the darker colors. Besides you don't want anyone over there mistaking your Mustang for a Farrari.lol


"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford.
 

9/21/2017 8:24 AM  #13


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Go for the bling!  Pick a color you like because you are the one who has to live with it.  I will say solids are easier to touch up if you get chips and scratches.


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Yesterday 10:31 AM  #14


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

http://i63.tinypic.com/aljmfq.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/28uu4r9.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2z5ruhc.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/2vvkyt0.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/rtm6oz.jpg

FINALLY   !!!!
paint is done  , this last two pics are with flash and one not . color is changing under the sun . inside is much more darker an you dont see the metallic but there is .
Now it's arrived the moment i was waiting from two years .  it's time to put all things togheter !
HAPPY NOW !!!!!

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