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Old 08-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Well after 15 yrs of wanting one, I finally drug home a 65/66 fastback. Amazing what you can find on CL for $200!!!!

Ya I said two hundred bones lol.

Needs "some" work, prob strip it to see just how bad she is and build a rotissery over the winter.

So far needs floors, 1/4's, doors, fenders, running gear, and well everything else except a rear window and deck lid lol.


Her home for 20 some odd yrs.



As she sits after 2 hrs of cleaning and preasure washing.


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Old 08-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Nice , Let me know what you need for parts.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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No secret I am not a Ford person, but this is one Ford I like. It appears to have a lot of "character", Good luck with the project!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:15 AM   #4
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Nice. That thing in that condition is still worth atleast $4 or 5K.

Nice find
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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Nice. That thing in that condition is still worth atleast $4 or 5K.

Nice find
Is that an offer? LOL

Na I can't sell Mabel, I havent sunk a ton of time and $ into her yet.


So far the need list is:
entire front clip
doors or skins
floor pans
1/4's
9" rear
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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Nope, got a baby on the way and got a bronco I can't afford to own as it is.

plus if I bought it my wife would kill me and turn me into one of those mummies at the fair :/
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Oh there are lots of parts on Craigslist right now for that year mustang.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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I have a drivers door you can have, would be good for patch panels and a few parts. I will ask some of the guys from the mustang club and see what I can come up with.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
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Cool thx man, no hurry as this will prob be next winters project.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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Nice catch. No wonder why the guy wouldn't call me back! Glad to see more pictures of it than the one on CL. What is your plan? Original, restomod, cruiser...? Looks like an original v8 car. Auto or manual? Looks like some collision damage on the front, but all looks fixable. If your are not looking at high hp or running it down the drag track, the 8 inch will work fine. 8.8 are a good alternative to a 9 inch. Easier to
find and much cheaper. I have an extra 8.8, and an alignment bar to narrow it if your interested.

Glad to see your are going to bring it back to life!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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LOL Ya I about fell out of my chair when I saw it. Original 289 2v car, auto.

Planning on *******izing her with the mix of the best parts. Fox body floorplan, 65 body, carb'd 6.0 LS with a T56 tranny.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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Kind of hard to tell too much, but from here the shock towers look to be nicely intact. Not so much the rest of the car, but a good start! =D
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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Plasma cutter and a welder will be your best friend for awhile I think. Luckly I'd say 95% of those parts are being reproduced. Lost of stuff on CL right now for that year though.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #14
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This reminds me... I need to check on my car. I am hoping to have it home for winter to fit up it the drive train.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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You NEED to keep that tire and rim combination. Hell the rears are already aired down for the strip! lol. good luck man. Restos are not cheap.... Restos in AK are even worse.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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Anyone know if coupe panels are the same as a fastback without the "wings" on top? Should be??? I'm looking for 1/4s and I've seen 2 sets go across CL but sadly no FB stuff. Mines fine above the bodyline so I'm thinking about splitting it at the line and just using the lower half.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:38 PM   #17
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I think they are the same at the body line, only one way to find out
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #18
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There will need to be some trimming, grafting and filling to make it work, but they will definitely be better than what you have now! Before the repro fastback quarters were out this was a fairly common occurrence. Anything not rusted is better than what ya got! ;D
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I have rotissery you can use if you'd like.

I've lost interest in my project (1972 Maverick Grabber) so looks like the rotissery would be spending another winter in the snow. Actually I'm swamped with projects.

The guy I bought it off of used it on a early mustang resto. So it ought to work for you.

You'd be free to modify it if needed, keep it as long as needed, all I'd ask is that you get it back to me whenever you're done.

Give me a call if interested.

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #20
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Maddening, good info thx.

02TJ, thanks for the offer. I prob won't even think about starting on mable until late next summer. I'll let you know when the time comes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #21
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Well I finally got into the trunk through the back seat. Bunch of original metal oil cans in there. Along with the original checkerboard blue/white trunk mat.
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If your going to get rid of anything let me know, I like collecting old crap like that
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #23
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Theres prob 6 in there, dug one out, mint shape, from '74 or so. There's also the stock air cleaner and some other stuff. Trading for other old crap I can use...like mustang sheetmetal!
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I still have that door sitting here, I think DS
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