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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


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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


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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


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


"anyone that stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty"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


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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


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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


"anyone that stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty"Henry Ford
 

9/21/2017 8:24 AM  #13


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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.


Made it to Fort Walton- Visit was too short
 

9/22/2017 10:31 AM  #14


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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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9/30/2017 4:31 PM  #15


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http://i64.tinypic.com/2zgw7bs.jpg

isolation before headliner
http://i68.tinypic.com/28b8qbq.jpg

headliner in place by myself. first timer 
http://i67.tinypic.com/2lu2tqe.jpg

some of the rear

http://i68.tinypic.com/11uizup.jpg

the right tool make your life better !

http://i65.tinypic.com/2zyajx4.jpg

job done by now . 

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9/30/2017 4:45 PM  #16


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You really are making some good progress. Did you say in your post on the forum that you are taking it to an alignment shop? I tried to align my 66 coupe at home but it just didn't work out. Not having the right equipment or patience just didn't help. I finally scheduled an alignment at a local race shop.
I'm really glad you went with the blue. I'm very partial to red cars, especially mustangs, see my car in the section, but that blue is really going to make your car stand out.


"anyone that stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty"Henry Ford
 

9/30/2017 5:25 PM  #17


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LOOKING SOOOO GOOD, Alessandro.  Congrats on doing your own headliner.  I've done our coupe twice and I know what a challenge they can be, but now you know how to do one more thing yourself, and that's great.

Keep up the good work, you are going to be soooooo proud of that car!

Best,

BB


I have found the true secret of life....keep waking up!
 

10/12/2017 4:41 PM  #18


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after all this job the car with oem springs is sitting too high , also with 1 inch shelby drop...
now the engine is in so wheight is working but for me is very high . what you see is more or less 4 inch.

http://i65.tinypic.com/au72vt.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/30jpg29.jpg
also on the rear is sitting high.
i have new koni shocks front and rear but i dont think is the cause of this high sit .

cut the front spring or buy a new set ,?  And on the rear what i can do ?

any suggestion is welcome . 
more pics of rebuilding 
http://i66.tinypic.com/35i0oja.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/r73v9w.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2nksx7o.jpg

Last edited by Alessandro (10/12/2017 4:44 PM)

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10/12/2017 6:10 PM  #19


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WOW! you are getting that thing together FAST!  Looks great!

On the ride height, that car needs to get a few miles on it to let the suspension to settle in.  One warning.... on the lower control arms, the bolts that hold the LCA's should be torqued down with the car on the ground.  If the car is up in the air with the front wheels hanging when the LCA's are torqued, the LCA's will bind, and the bushings will be damaged when you drive the car.  Binding LCA's can also raise the ride height.

 

10/22/2017 9:14 AM  #20


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Alessandro,

your ride heighth in the rear can be corrected using Grab-A-Track reverse eye 4 1/2 leaf springs.  The front can be addressed by your spring selection.  Mr. Gas 1" drop progressive springs have been used many times with success.  There is definitely something wrong with the springs you currently have installed.  Are you sure the Shelby mod holes are down and back from the original holes for the upper control arms?


Made it to Fort Walton- Visit was too short
 

10/22/2017 11:27 AM  #21


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almcgee wrote:

Alessandro,

your ride heighth in the rear can be corrected using Grab-A-Track reverse eye 4 1/2 leaf springs.  The front can be addressed by your spring selection.  Mr. Gas 1" drop progressive springs have been used many times with success.  There is definitely something wrong with the springs you currently have installed.  Are you sure the Shelby mod holes are down and back from the original holes for the upper control arms?

thanks AL ,
yes  1 down 1/8 back .  I have a lot to do before roll the car . I suppose the unknown springs cause me this problems 

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10/23/2017 12:13 PM  #22


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http://i64.tinypic.com/55q7uo.jpg
hands down on transmission all day long to let it in . it was a challenge build a hanger from scratch to hold in place . The cherry picker and some tubes weld help me but alone is difficult .  I use the wheight of engine to tilt it back just a little to match the trans with the same angle , third time went in  !  i can 't believe when went in so easy ! fixed bolt by hands and tight , then put the crossmenber with some spacer ( waiting the mount ) 
http://i65.tinypic.com/25iwu3m.jpg

now its time to solve the problem with slip joke and driveshaft !! 
Hope is going all good because thinking to dissassemble it again make me nervous !!

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