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After restoring cars for the past 6 years in my home garage, the wife finally put her foot down and made me move the shop to a real shop. She was tired of me tracking oil, gas, dirt and the smell of the bolt and nut blaster all over the house. This restoration is my first Mustang and it is a 1967 S-Code.

I purchased the car in late November 2021. It's a roller and I have sourced a date correct 390 and 4-speed top loader. I will document my journey on this thread and will undoubtedly need some solid help, recommendations and constructive criticism along the way.

Like most Mustangs, this car suffers from the usual rust suspects - floor, doors, battery apron, cowl, firewall and right side of trunk floor. This car looks to have been parked outside for an extended period of time with no front or rear window and then someone put it inside for another period of time. The entire cowl, firewall and dash frame are rusted out.

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Get a martiauto.com (Deluxe, at least) report on it. Welcome to VMF!
Hi- I did get one before I bought the car. I wanted to validate the options. I have also been trying to research the history of the car through VIN and last state it was titled in. Since the VIN is 11 digits, nearly impossible unless someone knows of a database. The car was last titled in TN. I was able to get a really nice TN DMV person on the phone who helped me at least confirm that the car most likely spent its life in TN. We were able to see titles for it back to 1982 and the original selling dealership was in TN.
 

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Tore out the firewall that was about 40% bad. Found that car had a torque box on drivers side and not passenger. Research showed that they came that way and in 1968 both sides had one. I’m going to put one in the passenger side. Figure that if they put both in car in 68, maybe 67 should have had both?
 

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Getting right at it. A lot of members on this forum have added torque boxes as well, including me.
Well, it was easy to get this far when the car came basically as a shell. The entire interior was out of the car already except for the rear fold down seat. The engine bay was even gutted. Thanks for the confirmation on the torque boxes.
 

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Cut out a lot of rust this weekend. The rear transition floor had to be cut. The rust in the floor pan rusted the first 3 inches of the transition. Also found some Swiss cheese on the passenger wheel well. What is strange is that the drivers side of car has little to no rust issues from front to back. The passenger side has rusted front engine panel, front support and rear of trunk, drop off and inner wheel well.
 

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So I’m officially at what I call the bottom of the build. All rust is cut out. Everything is out and off of the car. I am now starting to build back by adding the first new item - front floor support, then torque box and then the firewall. I will then move to the front.
 

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Replaced the frame support and tested the fit of the firewall. Then measured both sides to make sure everything was square from firewall to front of frame support. Leveled the frame and measured all key areas to make sure it is square. Then promptly ran out of welding gas….
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Looking good and you're moving along at a pretty good pace.
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My 1st Mustang was a nightmist blue "S" code - It now resides in New Zealand
 
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