Thoughts on a 65 Mustang Fastback

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by TEXASYETI, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    THats a really nice survivor car..... one that you kind of hate to change anything on because it's just a clean old car. Nice find!
    My room mate is a BMW tech and he has a serious resto-mod 67 in his moms garage up in Napa. He's put serious money into motor, suspension, brakes etc..... cant wait for him to finish it.....
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  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    She is a nice old gal for sure, good luck with it.

    :freaky
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  4. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Looks good! My favorite Mustang body style for sure. They look best with a set of Magnum 500s on them, and one extra gear and a couple more barrels (and 289 Hypo camshaft) in them.
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  5. neanderthal

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    Congrats OP. I think you wll have a blast.


    Before I bought my first car I really really lusted for a first gen fastback. Or a 68 Firebird.

    But I opted to go with a vintage BMW 2002 because of the more sophisticated suspension, disc brakes, fuel economy, overhead cam engine and the fact that i've lusted for them since I was a wee 4 year old.
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  6. Speedo66

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    Nice car, good luck with it.

    I had 2 '66 coupes, a '64 1/2 coupe, and a '66 convertible, but still think your vintage fastbacks are the best looking.

    We managed to sandwich a 351 Cleveland into one of the '66 coupes, with a worked C-4 and a 9" rear. Painted it up like a Shelby, Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. It was an absolute beast, you could actually feel the body twist a little when you got on it, and it chirped the tires on each shift.

    The ragtop went from a 3spd 6 cyl. to a 302 4spd, with gas shocks up front and air shocks in the rear, quick steering, Shelby lowered front suspension, poly bushings all around, front export brace, and a large sway bar in the rear. Handling wasn't too shabby.
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  7. Off the grid

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    Beautiful! I like the red/white scheme.
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