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Well, I did it. I purchased the 'A' code 65 fastback today that I was looking for vin help with on yesterday, and if anybody is interested the vin is 5F09A723168. From what Ican gather, it's all original except wheels, intake/exhaust manifolds, and carb. It seems pretty solid and I look forward to tearing it down. But where the he!! to start???!!!! There's so much to do!!
 

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Start by going over every square inch and noting every thing you eventually want to change. It will help you to notice anything you haven't picked up on so far. Put it up on a lift and spend some time looking at the undercarriage. This is the time to get to know your new car and start to get a feel for the scope of the restoration project before you get started. Then you can form a logical plan of attack. But remember, the interior should be the last thing, not the first.

Oh, and congratulations!

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Congrat on the new ride. I bet it still "shines" to your eyes, even if the paint may be needing a bit of work! Very exciting.

Depending on your knowledge of mustangs, move slowly. Buy some books if this is your first resto (and read 'em). Find someone to help you if you get stuck. Post lots of questions here.
Learn to do by doing ! Dickson

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There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" - Dave Barry
 

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Congrats. Take your time do it once but do it right it took me 2 1/2 years to rebuild mine a little at a time I couldn't tear it all down and leave it because I don't have the room to do that so I started at the bottom tore it out rebuilt it and put it back then moved to the next thing it takes a long time this way but is worth it in the end I now have a 67 A coupe that I can be proud of. anybody can do it with enough time and effort. good luck with it just post here if you have any problems and we will try to get you back on the right track. John

Opal frost pearl metallic 67 coupe http://www.jps.net/binay/webdocs/febef75b01.JPG
also have a 95 opal frost pearl G/T BOSS edition convertible belongs to swmbo
 
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congratulations! the early fastback cars are works of art! With all you feel you "must do," don't forget to enjoy it!

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