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    1. #1
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      Patina'd Survivor 1967 Mustang Fastback

      Growing up in the 1990's, I always wanted a 65-68 mustang fastback but the prices were either more then I could afford or they were ROUGH!! I've been looking hard for the last 2 years and just snagged a super solid 1967 Mustang Fastback from the San Antonio area. A buddy and I drove 1,311 miles in one day to pick it up and get home (at 5am) on Memorial Day. It needs cabin floor pans but the trunk floor, rockers, and frame rails don't need any work/repair. It's got it's original paint, so there are no surprises! It's got some patina on the hood and fenders, which will look really good once the rest of the paint is polished up. This will be a budget build...not paint/body work here. The plan is to save the existing original paint and upgrade the brakes/supension. I'm undecided on the drivetrain. I have a 50K mile 5.0/5 speed from a wrecked 1990 Mustang GT I parted out....If I use this, I would upgrade with camshaft and aluminum heads at minimum. I'm also contemplating a shock tower delete so I could go with a different drivetrain. Here's the starting point.










    2. #2
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      Going to be 1 rad build! I would love to do a mustang in the future with a newer coyote motor!

    3. #3
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      Love this!! Can't wait to see what you do with this one. You find the coolest cars man!!


      1955 Nomad project LC9, 4L80e, C5 brakes, Vision wheels
      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid and etc SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1 6 Speed, and etc. SOLD
      Follow me on Instagram: ryeguy2006a

    4. #4
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      Very nice!
      1969 Camaro - LSA 6L90E AME sub/IRS
      1957 Buick Estate Wagon
      1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
      1956 Cameo - full C5 suspension/drivetrain
      1959 Apache Fleetside

    5. #5
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      Very cool! I know I'm probably the only one but I'm not the biggest of Coyote fans. I just don't care for the sound and just the size of the thing is daunting. A nice traditional small block would be sweet but I am sort of prejudiced given my love for my traditional small block powered Maverick and King Cobra.



      '70 Maverick. Prestige Motorsports 347,TKX, Currie 9", 3:50 posi, RRS suspension. Strut front, center steer rack, 3 link torque arm rear, QA1's.

    6. #6
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      If you're budget minded, don't get started on Coyote swaps and shock tower deletes.
      - Monte Carlo bar and Export Brace
      - Shelby/Arning drop
      - Full rebuild of the front end with good quality shocks and preferably roller spring mounts
      - Delrin monoball strut rod bushings from Opentracker, where you can also get the rollerized spring mounts
      - Performance wheel alignment specs from the Dazecars web site
      - Borgeson power steering box
      - Build a 347 with aftermarket heads out of that 5.0
      Cars are meant to be driven.

      John B

    7. #7
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      Quote Originally Posted by jaybee View Post
      If you're budget minded, don't get started on Coyote swaps and shock tower deletes.
      - Monte Carlo bar and Export Brace
      - Shelby/Arning drop
      - Full rebuild of the front end with good quality shocks and preferably roller spring mounts
      - Delrin monoball strut rod bushings from Opentracker, where you can also get the rollerized spring mounts
      - Performance wheel alignment specs from the Dazecars web site
      - Borgeson power steering box
      - Build a 347 with aftermarket heads out of that 5.0

      Thank you for the ideas list! The items on that list sound like they are right up my alley. I have not messed with Fords much so I don't even know where to start looking...I've been doing only mopars for the past 15 years!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ryeguy2006a View Post
      Love this!! Can't wait to see what you do with this one. You find the coolest cars man!!
      Thanks! I'm not good at welding, fabrication, or paint/body, but I do know how to find cool projects...too many projects! lol

    8. #8
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      Quote Originally Posted by jaybee View Post
      If you're budget minded, don't get started on Coyote swaps and shock tower deletes.
      - Monte Carlo bar and Export Brace
      - Shelby/Arning drop
      - Full rebuild of the front end with good quality shocks and preferably roller spring mounts
      - Delrin monoball strut rod bushings from Opentracker, where you can also get the rollerized spring mounts
      - Performance wheel alignment specs from the Dazecars web site
      - Borgeson power steering box
      - Build a 347 with aftermarket heads out of that 5.0
      As a nearly 20 yr owner of a 67 coupe, Ill throw my $0.02 in that the above is a solid list!

      Ive just about finished building all the suspension items on that list, wish I would have done the Borgeson box instead of a Unisteer rack (the turning radius suffered) and would love to build a light, high revving 347 some day to replace my tired, but indestructible 289.

      Id add that a hydraulic clutch and a T5 are nice upgrades as well and readily available aftermarket.

      The car looks great and super solid! Its an excellent blank slate. Have fun!
      Stephen S.
      1967 Ford Mustang 4.7L, T5

    9. #9
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      Quote Originally Posted by jaybee View Post
      If you're budget minded, don't get started on Coyote swaps and shock tower deletes.
      - Monte Carlo bar and Export Brace
      - Shelby/Arning drop
      - Full rebuild of the front end with good quality shocks and preferably roller spring mounts
      - Delrin monoball strut rod bushings from Opentracker, where you can also get the rollerized spring mounts
      - Performance wheel alignment specs from the Dazecars web site
      - Borgeson power steering box
      - Build a 347 with aftermarket heads out of that 5.0


      💯 a great way to go.KISS.

      Ill add my tidbits, subframe connectors are a good option. And for the rear go with whoever for leafs, quality shock (Bilstien a Great less expensive option) and a panhard.

      Look at

      -Open Tracker Racing
      -Street or Track
      -Mike Maier Inc

      Those 3 started with a more simple performance Mustang products that work.

      If your looking to go manual A T5 from a Fox body with a ModernDriveline.com crossmember and hydraulic throwout should be on your list too.

      I have a 69 FB w/DSE suspension and if i could go back and do it differently I would have went the above route and saved a TON of $.
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    10. #10
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      I dropped the Mustang off at my detail guy's house and he sent me this picture of the test patch he polished....WOW!!


    11. #11
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      That's amazing! Do you have the matching hood?


      1955 Nomad project LC9, 4L80e, C5 brakes, Vision wheels
      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid and etc SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1 6 Speed, and etc. SOLD
      Follow me on Instagram: ryeguy2006a

    12. #12
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      I do have the hood although it only has about 50% of its paint.

    13. #13
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      Quote Originally Posted by 70B5Cuda View Post
      I do have the hood although it only has about 50% of its paint.
      Just use 2X as much polish then ;)

      thats crazy how good that looks.
      Zach

      1970 Mach 1 build - Half-Breed (pro-touring.com)

    14. #14
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      Very cool! Looking forward to updates.

      Andrew
      1970 GTO Version 3.0
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      Please get in touch if I can be of service.

      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    15. #15
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      Quote Originally Posted by 70B5Cuda View Post
      I do have the hood although it only has about 50% of its paint.
      A flat black hood would look good as well

    16. #16
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      Get it running, then get it right. I made the mistake of trying to do a full resto on a previous car and never got it running. If i were to do it over, i would have got it running and then piece by piece, upgraded the car. So get the basics together, throw a motor in it, trans, cooling, etc. Get it on the road, no it won't be race ready but it will be driving. You will have fun with it. Then pick something and upgrade it. Do the suspension first, then the brakes, post on restomod sites to see if anyone has upgraded stuff laying around they want to sell. I currently have a gen1 triangulated 4 link system from ridetech, It's all there and I would sell it cheap. You can do this on a budget. ebay, swap meets, and making friends on these sites are awesome. There is gold out there in peoples garages just waiting to be snatched up. Carbs, distributors, intakes, heads, brakes, etc. It's all out there.

    17. #17
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      What a great car!

    18. #18
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      Thanks all!!
      I have had several projects get out of control so I have promised myself that this one won't! It helps greatly that the trunk and wheel tubs don't need any work!

    19. #19
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pedigry View Post
      Get it running, then get it right. I made the mistake of trying to do a full resto on a previous car and never got it running. If i were to do it over, i would have got it running and then piece by piece, upgraded the car. So get the basics together, throw a motor in it, trans, cooling, etc. Get it on the road, no it won't be race ready but it will be driving. You will have fun with it. Then pick something and upgrade it. Do the suspension first, then the brakes, post on restomod sites to see if anyone has upgraded stuff laying around they want to sell. I currently have a gen1 triangulated 4 link system from ridetech, It's all there and I would sell it cheap. You can do this on a budget. ebay, swap meets, and making friends on these sites are awesome. There is gold out there in peoples garages just waiting to be snatched up. Carbs, distributors, intakes, heads, brakes, etc. It's all out there.
      Don't want to detract from your thread, but this statement is well said! I too made that mistake with my Camaro and that's why it was 7 years before I was able to drive and enjoy the car. Current car was running around with literally the bare minimum in about 15 months. Just installed some rear shocks this past weekend as a matter of fact!

      I love this project and can't wait to see it progress. If you did the shock tower delete, my vote would be a Godzilla motor!


      1955 Nomad project LC9, 4L80e, C5 brakes, Vision wheels
      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid and etc SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1 6 Speed, and etc. SOLD
      Follow me on Instagram: ryeguy2006a

    20. #20
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      Quote Originally Posted by 70B5Cuda View Post
      Thanks all!!
      I have had several projects get out of control so I have promised myself that this one won't! It helps greatly that the trunk and wheel tubs don't need any work!
      I sent you a PM regarding the triangulated 4 link. But my responses are not showing in "sent items". So i don't know if they went through. If they didn't let me know I will post the responses here. Don't know whats up with messaging.




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