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I am now the proud owner of a 65 Fastback 289 2V 4spd that we might call "barn fresh". Anyhow, it needs floors, frame rails, etc. What is the prefered order to rebuild the car? I was thinking floors and structural, suspension, engine/tranny, body and then interior. This seems natural, but I want some input. Also are coupe doors and fb doors the same or are fb doors different? Thanks in advance.
 

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The doors are the same, but the glass is different. Well, I know the glass is different on later years, not sure about 65,66. But yes, the doors are the same.
 

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Certainly, structural first. Then engine compartment paint. After that, engine, tranny etc., interior paint, exterior paint, interior, and then exterior detail like bumpers and other chrome goodies. But first the 10# bag.
 

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I have to disagree with part of the suggested sequences. First structural, suspension, etc. Then body, paint, interior, Then drivetrain. I hated having my car running, but all the glass,etc out so I couldn't really drive it. Also, engine/transmission went the fastest, and cost the least. Leave it until all of your high-ticket purchases have fallen off the CC statement.

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Unibody first! I think all will agree on that much. When you get it restored and the door shells on hinges then there's plenty of time to talk about what comes next.
 
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