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    1. #1
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      Jan 2015
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      My First Ever Project Build.

      Hi all.
      I've been reading with lots of interest and a huge amount of jealousy of all of your builds and fabrication skills.
      I thought I'd post a build thread of my own and look for any advice people are willing to give over the next few years of this build.
      I always wanted a project to build and could never really settle on what or had the time to even start one but after a discussion with my better half about the car she would buy if money was no object we purchased a 67 Mustang Coupe from the States and shipped it down to Australia.
      The car has been here for about nine months now and many versions of what I would like to achieve and what my wife would like to be seen driving in, have been thought of, modified, scrapped and thought of again.
      A basic plan has been hatched and started.
      I have access to a fully stocked repair shop, skilled people and my eagerness to build a car that will be a thrill to drive.
      Basic critera....
      Drives like a modern sports car.
      Power always on tap.
      Clean looks.
      Classic Shape.

      This is going to be a slow build for those that are interested as money is not on an endless supply but I think a quality build is first on the list.



      This is the car as it landed in Australia.

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    2. #2
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      I have totally stripped the car and have had it media blasted to see what lurked under the reasonable exterior.
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    3. #3
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      The result was a mix of good and bad. The overall cleanliness of the car is great with a small amount of rust in the usual places but it also showed up some previous average attempts at repair.

    4. #4
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      My aim for the year is to have the bodywork complete and into an epoxy primer. I am still running ideas around in my head as I am going but a general plan is starting to form.
      I love the look and style of the Heidts Pro G IFS and plan on that for a front end with the possibility of a TCP 4 Link rear.
      Does anyone have any reviews on these product, I would love to hear.


      I'll post a few more pics of where we are up to now


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    5. #5
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      Forgot to mention.
      I am converting it to right hand drive for no other reason than enjoying the ride on Australian roads.

    6. #6
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      RHD?? Right on
      Justin Novick
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    7. #7
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      Pensacola, Florida
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      Will be following along on your build. Concerning you suspension take a look at Control Freaks suspension systems. They have expanded into Australia with there products and make a complete IFS specifically for your Mustang and the best part is they make a Right Hand Drive set up for it. Freakride.com
      Ask for Al and tell em Wynn sent you by.
      You have an excellent platform to build from. 67 Mustangs are light and really nice looking cars in any configuration.
      Cheers, Wynn

    8. #8
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      Oct 2014
      Location
      Centra QLD Down under
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      G'day, great potential there! Would love a classic like that one day.
      I had a laugh about the statement about "enjoying Australian roads" but right on with the RHD conversion, it does make it easier to drive around and just enjoy it.

      If you need to keep your body in bare metal for awhile and dont want rust issues try a product called paint grip 253. Works awesome. Although looking at the colour it may already be used?

      hope you keep up the good progress going to like watching on.
      Ben

    9. #9
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      Very cool! Keep posting pictures!


      Ridetech Suspsension
      Tech Specialist
      Phone: 812.481.4734

      Project Fox
      1979 Trans Am

    10. #10
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      Hey Craig is there anyway you send me or post up the measurements off the cart you have? Im looking to build one for my own 67
      Thanks

    11. #11
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      Quote Originally Posted by sj9ers View Post
      Hey Craig is there anyway you send me or post up the measurements off the cart you have? Im looking to build one for my own 67
      Thanks
      Sure.
      The measurements for the uprights came out of the ford manual and the square fame was taken from the widest point at the rear (rear suspension mounts) to the rail ends.
      I used 50 x 50 steel with 2mm walls. If I was in need of building another I would either use thicker steel walls or build two frames on top of each other in a lattice sort of construction.
      The frame I have built is god but has a little to much flex in it for the amount of body I have removed. Once the firewall was removed the front rails were effectively not attached to the car apart from the bed. It did its job but I have to keep ensuring the rails position until I have replaced the fire wall
      I use a cheap laser level to ensure it is level prior to welding anything up just for good measure. We welded the new floor in prior to removing any cowl and dash to keep the sills true.
      Hope that makes sense.

    12. #12
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      Hi Everyone.
      I have just placed a link to my homepage on my profile for those that are interested. It gives a little more insight and pictures to what I have done so far. Please remember this is my first build and I'm sure I will make mistakes, small and large, but so far I'm having fun.
      www.67coupe.com
      It's a very new site and the first I have made so forgive me if it's a little clunky in places. I have no posting or contact ability on there yet but I will eventually.

    13. #13
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      I have a quick question for everyone out there. I am considering using some mini tubs on the rear of my coupe. Not huge ones just up to the edge of the rails and then have the rear qtrs. flared slightly. Hoping this will give me enough room underneath for some decent tire size. My question is, how will it look in the inside and what mods will I have to complete to the rear seat. Does anyone have any pictures of completed tubs from the inside.
      Thanks
      Craig.

    14. #14
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      Subscribed. Love a good build thread but even better, an Aussie Mustang thread!

    15. #15
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      Here is a quick shot of how things are starting to come along.
      Took this last night to see if my levels were ok and I must admit I was pretty impressed with myself.
      I will measure a few more times before finally welding the firewall and cowls in fully but not bad so far.

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    16. #16
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      Hi all.
      I am about to place the new floor tunnel support in and for the life of me I can not remember the distance from the front end of the floor support rails.
      Can any on help me out. Is it a critical measurement?
      Thanks.

    17. #17
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      If it's what I'm thinking of, then the factory transmission mount attaches to it.Name:  framerailextension-crossmember1.jpg
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      Not the red arrows but the curved piece?

    18. #18
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      That s right. From the red arrows to the tunnel support. That's the measurement I am after.
      Thanks

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    20. #20
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      Right hand torque box looks really good considering the struggle we had to make it fit.
      Not really sure what was wrong with it but I am leaning towards it just being a poorly built piece.

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