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09-07-10

This is the new addition to the stable , 67 c code vert I took delivery of last week from Melbourne loaded with parts for my 66 fastback from BLKPNY . I viewed alot of pics that Steph sent me and on arrival there was no surprises as far as rust goes . This will be a back to back build of my 2 Mustangs , with the 66 Fastback taking priority. There is heaps of work to do with totally rusted floor and recently discovered accident damage on closer inspection. I had already purchased the floor and one rear skin locally well before delivery of the car as they came available , and have now compiled a nice long list of parts that will have to wait till spring , as autumn and winter has shred the money tree out the back to bits.











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Plans are not a restomod as the fastback, but something a little different . RHD conversion again with std suspension and disc brakes , not going factory colour at this stage. I thought the original colour was the browny red as in the pics above but now have discovered it was lime gold with white/parchment interior and roof after a strip down and tag decode. Both are nice colours but not for me , i like red but that is well and truly done on convertibles. I am leaning more towards a late model Ford purple colour (Menace) with white/parchment roof and interior as my wife and 3 daughters will also get to drive this one on occasion and have given the thumbs up .



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So after an assessment of the body and chassis, and a list of parts needed I was able to get stuck into it while the fastback is waiting for the temp to rise so I can do some painting.
1st of all I made up a Jig to keep it in shape while the floor is cut out . I dragged out a HQ holden chassis I had laying around ( who says Holdens are good for nuthin) this makes it mobile and I made it high for easy access underneath.







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I have now removed the seat riser and 90% of the floor , cleaned out the rails and treated. I will have to repair or replace the rh inner sill rail and rebuild the rear torque boxes .









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Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
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Meanwhile because I have the new LHR ΒΌ , I have cut of the old one that had been badly damaged and bogged up. And just test fitted the new to readjust the door gap , will need to clean up the frame and patch inner wheel arch before welding panel permanetly.













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Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

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11-07-10

Got the repairs on the RH inner rail done today , but still need to rebuild the rear torque box area. The LH side is in good nic so will be good once cleaned up with a sand blast. The rail has rusted from the outside in , between the floor and rail so the inside was good and I got away with a repair rather than replace. Was a small section which had a small hole and lots of pitting between the front torque box and the under floor reinforcement pan , and a bigger area at the rear torque box.



Front section first











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The back section I decided to do a little β€œTutorial” :pop: for those who havent done this sort of stuff and wanted to have a crack.
I forgot to get a pic of it cut out :banghead: but you can see the section in another pic where I have decided to bend up and plug weld in a extra reinforcement behind the patch , just to be satisfied it is strong in that crucial area.

Area to be repaired




First cut out the section and lay a piece of paper folded to shape if necessary , taped in position over the hole . Then run a β€œdirty finger” which you will have if your doing the job right , over the cut areas to leave a marked line. Cut out and transfer the pattern on to the steel also marking any folds , cut out marked shape with shears or a thin grinding disc and bend to shape after checking 2-10 times you are folding it the right way. Stuffed that up many times.
Make sure both mating surfaces are ground very clean , position metal and tack weld with the 2 pieces flush in one corner , you can then pull out or hammer in the other corners and tack before fully welding. Use a flap disc to clean up and check welds.
Hope that this will help someone. Cheers

Extra reinforcement


welded in , plug welds marked in red


marking cut out


Transferred and cut out


Ready for welding in

welded and cleaned up






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Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

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14-07-10

left and right rear torque boxes are now repaired and all the chassis rails except the front and under floor reinforcement pan have been sandblasted and primed







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67 convertibuild project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

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New floor section welded in and seam sealed. Now i need to clean up and refit the seat riser and wait till i get the new "rear floor to shock support to boot" section from the US along with the rest of the parts i need.







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66 Fastback Fairstang Project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
67 convertibuild project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

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Busy day today , removed the inner and outer cowls , dash , steering column







As you can see the Rh side firewall , floor and kickpanel has previously had a bit of a bash and has been bogy repaired. I wasn’t too concerned about this , especially after I checked all the chassis measurements and all was good . I am doing the RHD conversion anyway , and with everything apart and getting replaced new it should go back into place with careful measurements. Before I pulled it apart , I also borrowed my mates porta pack and pushed the rh pillar and kickpanel into position and realigned the door to the rear quarter for future ΒΌ panel replacement.







Converting Rust to Something Drivable

66 Fastback Fairstang Project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
67 convertibuild project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

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Wow!
I thought mine had a lot of work needing done.
That's awesome stuff.. very good work!


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hybrid wrote
Wow!
I thought mine had a lot of work needing done.
That's awesome stuff.. very good work!
Mate this will be easy compared to the Fastback because i will be replacing panels rather than repairing , and the RHD conversion will be a straight cut and swap , whereas the Fastback firewall was modified to take the huge fairlane climate control heaterbox , pedalbox and brake booster. And after removing the dash i can see that will be easier than the 66 too.
Im quite happy with it overall because i paid under 10k for it and only looking at 10k to finish with new wheels interior and top. Ive already got the XY discs and new suspension bits i setup for the Fastback but can go on this now because i brought the RRS stuff for that , im sure i will go over budget a bit with more wants.


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scott66stang wrote

, im sure i will go over budget a bit with more wants.

You're bound to go over budget, it's too hard not to with a parts catalogue close by Cheers


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ChilliChadd wrote
scott66stang wrote

, im sure i will go over budget a bit with more wants.

You're bound to go over budget, it's too hard not to with a parts catalogue close by Cheers
I know but ive gone through it many times and i keep coming up with 5k au not incl shipping and thats with a few small parts for the fastback. So im pretty happy. The only thing that will blow it is if i decide to go with the RRS rhd conversion kit at $5100 which will bring it around 2-3k over the 10k but save heaps of time.


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Really impressive! And I thought I had rust problems! Wink2


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