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Wanted to start a thread for everyone to follow as I build my mustang.

I call her ELECTRA

Its a 1967 Mustang Coupe that originally had a 200 Ci in it and was Gold. It was originally restored in 2000 using Candy apple red. I bought it 2 weeks ago and it has a 302 engine, been converted to 5 lug with 8" rear end with 2.8. She runs strong is pretty straight, and just needs some TLC and upgrades.

I want this to just be a cruiser buthave some more modern drivability

My Plans:
Remove the small amounts of rust.
Upgrade to front disc brakes
Upgrade the Power Assist steering to isuzu steering (Maybe)
Upgrade the rear end gears
Paint (Charcoal or Blitz Black)
Tires
Upgrade the suspension
Needs carpet and Dynamat
Clean up electrical problems (Passenger side lights are dim)
Upgrade lighting with H4 Bulb setup and Relay Harness
Eventually maybe upgrade to a T5 (Not an immediate need)
Upgrade the stereo equipment as it has blown speakers in the rear
Reupholster the High Back Buckets to Leather or Vinyl (Red and black interior)
 

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Today I wire wheeled the trunk and found a few small holes so i welded those up and then coated the trunk with POR-15. ONly 1 coat so far

Also wire wheeled the passenger side floor pan...It has a bunch of small holes so i may cut it out and replace the whole floor pan
 

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Nice progress, now the gas tank can only rust out from inside :) Rem: Por15 is not UV stabile so top coat if exposed to environment.
 

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Still not completely dry but the matte finish of Bed Liner is much nicer then gloss black. With a quart of POR-15 and 3 Coats of Bed Armour im pretty sure the trunk will hold up lol
 

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Bought a few small things from CJPONYPARTS

Long Passenger Side Floor Panel Patch
Oil Sender Switch Gauge Style 1965-1989 - This says if i have the stock wiring ill need an adapter so i assume i dont have stock wiring...But ill find out
Temperature Sending Unit 9/1/1965-1995
Trunk Weatherstrip Coupe/Convertible 1965-1970
Scott Drake Manual Shifter Boot Upper 1965-1968
Hood To Cowl Seal 1967-1968
Manual Shift Screw 4 Black (Hope this is for the boot attachment)
 

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Well nothing to report on the mustang but me and a bunch of truck buddies get together monthly to work on our old school chevy/gmc trucks. Today was our good buddy Rus's work day. We managed to tear down the front clip on one of the trucks he is working on and dissembled the frame for his bagged dually build Unfortunately i might of did a lil too much as my knee swelled up and i had to leave early but live and learn. Hope everyone is having a good weekend
 

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Haven't updated in awhile but I have been working. I got a cluster off ebay with a mini tach and a Autometer speedo in it. I needed it for extra gauges and it fixed my temp gauge but still have issues with getting the oil pressure gauge to work right. Tested the engine with a Manual Oil Pressure gauge and it gets a solid 50PSI so i know its not an issue with the engine.

I have had more luck as of late with it reading but its read really low on the gauge itself. Anyone know how many PSI the stock Oil Pressure Gauge is?

Also started finding whats causing issues. The Passenger side headlight extension is shot. Cut up and showing bare wire which im sure is grounding out. Running light on the driver side rear is cut and just dangling......

Are the headlight and taillight wires connected in anyway? Just wondering because both the headlight and taillight on the passenger side are dim.

I did get a good oil change in her and a new oil filter. They let her sit a long time as the oil filter had surface rust on it and the oil was black as can be. So i put some Castrol 10w-40 in with some Risline ZDDP Zinc additive.
 

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Welcome to the board,..lots of good info here,..keep the pics coming.:thumbsup:

Not a flame at all, but what was done in the "restoration" in 2000, looks like it's had a pretty rough life since then,....
 

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Yeah..wish i knew......It has been through several owners so im guessing it was left outside or something...Kinda crazy if you ask me...Its solid for the most part....I can tell a new floor pan was welded in on the passenger side but its rotted back out. From the looks of the paint job that was done it wasnt done well.. They did mask stuff off on the interior as paint is all over the wires and various things. So its hard to say really. It drives good and the engine is strong so thats a start in the right direction. In the next couple weeks i hope to put the new passenger side floor pan in. Then i might get to sanding her down and getting her at least a solid primer color...
 

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Looks like a fun project. Luckily you have friends close by to help you out and the ability to weld, those two things are invaluable in this hobby.
 

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Well its been raining all day but it stopped for 30 minutes and i went at it! I cut out the rest towards the door and ground down the lip a bit but i need to get a new grinding wheel. I then cut the floor pan down to fit the length and bent the lip up the way its suppose to be. (Read that convertibles lips go down and that's how the pan came). I then tested fit it to see how it looked. I still need to do some more cutting to fit the with as well as where it goes up on an angle. Plus my bent up lip isnt perfectly straight so i need to pound on it some more.
 

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nd after my lunch break i went back to work! Wire wheel and metal metal brush prep followed by some red rustroleum...Yeah a little bright but its all i had and it wont be seen. Ill have to wire wheel the edges again for weld thru primer but no biggie. Then I drilled/punched all my spot weld holes. So now i wait for weld thru primer and welding
 

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