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Fulfilling a bucket list item of mine and building an old school Mustang. I picked up this 1967 Mustang coupe "c" code car on 5/28/2019. Had been looking for about a year months tying to find something that was in my scope of ability and was the right price.

She was restored 12 years ago(2007), but was not a professional restoration. Some of the work was a little under whelmingly done, but its a great base to build on.

Body: The car is straight. Body work is okay but some noticeable spots were not worked to perfection and has some dings and chips, but nothing needing immediate attention. Unfortunately someone tried rolling the fenders and cracked the fenders along with removing most the paint off the fender lip. Shes is a great 10 footer. all panels line up with the exception of the front drivers fender tucks in on the bottom near the drivers door and the doors are off just a bit.


Engine: This is a big seller on the car for me. They had taken a 95 GT roller block, refreshed it, and put a Edlebrock upper intake and 4 bbl carb on it. It also has a custom cam to add to that old school deep rumble. The exhaust note on this is cherry. the 302 runs very smooth smooth and starts right up everytime.

Drivetrain: This is where the cars has room for improvement. The auto C4 shifts great, but leaks form the pan and the linkage so that'll be one of the 1st things tackled. The rear end is your standard open diff 8". The plan is to either refresh the 8" with a posi and 3.73/4.11 gears or pick up a 8.8 out of a 95-02 Explorer with the 3.75 and trac loc. Dont intend on this making over 500 at the crank, so im leaning toward the 8" refresh.

Suspension/Steering/Brakes: The biggest room for improvement is found here. Car came with manual steering, manual brakes, and drums all around.

- Brakes: The drums leave a lot to be desired not to mention the fact that the brake line that goes near the drivers side frame rail was smashed from what looks like getting caught between a jack and the rail. I wouldn't take it over 30mph in its current state. the plan here is to get new brake lines in the car then add wilwood disks to the front, rebuild the rear drums, and a new wilwood master cylinder.

- Steering: Like I mentioned its manual and the steering is sloppier than Vegas hooker. Its an early 67 so it has the solid steering shaft which can be a killer in a front end collision, literally. Goal here is to convert it over to electronic steering, rebuild the manual box and determine which components need replaced.

- Suspension: Its all stock currently. Upper and lower ball joints are shot and boots are ripped open, which probably has a good bit to do with the steering issues it has. The plan is to do the Shelby drop, new tubular upper control arms, new lowers, new spring saddles, shocks, and springs..or go with a coilover setup. The rear would probably just replace the leafs and maybe lower it a bit depending on how the rack is after the front is done.



Interior- The interior is pretty on point. Was restored back in '07 and it still looks in great shape. This will be one of the last area to attend to. I would like to refresh the seats, door panels, headliner, rear quarters and carpet with TMI covers and carpet to give it a more restomod look rather than the stock leather/vinyl interior


Wheels: Current set up is a 17" 97 cobra wheel, not sure if OE or a replica, but they rub on the upper control arm and turning sharply or hitting any bumps wile turning. These are going to be switched out for a more custom options. I would love to get some 18s or 19s under it but the work involved its beyond my scope so she'll probably stay with 17's". these older cars are a good bit smaller so a 17 looks almost like a 19 or 20 in comparison to our S550's.


I am absolutely ecstatic about this build and cant wait to really jump into it and making it come alive again. Here is to making dreams come true.

 

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Congrats, I’ll be following along.
 

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Nice. I'm very fond of silver '67 coupes myself but "Fox" I always associate with 1979-93 Fox chassis Mustangs. But what do I know, I have a "gypsy R-model".
 

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Nice. I'm very fond of silver '67 coupes myself but "Fox" I always associate with 1979-93 Fox chassis Mustangs. But what do I know, I have a "gypsy R-model".
My mindset was thinking more an older and good looking (silver fox), but I can see how your train of thought could easily be the way most would look at it.
 

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Planning out the build. This thread will be mostly video uploads from my youtube channel.

 

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the 98 cobra wheels look really good on the car.
Thanks! I have been on the fence with these wheels. They are serviceable for now, but will probably switch them out once I get to that point. Their offset is way off so I have to run spacers and dont like have an 1" + spacer if I can help it.
 

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Making head way on the endless projects I have set for this car.

-Removed drivers side suspension, cleaned the wheel well, did the shelby drop and now working on getting new upper CA, lower CA, tie rod, and spring spring saddles installed.

-Got the 4 piston wilwood calipers painted (royal crimson). Used custom color matched G2 caliper paint.

-Removed the long shaft steering box. This was actually a lot easier than expected. insteard of pulling the box from the bottom of the car you can easily remove it from the top. *note my car has a 95 5.0 mustang block with long tubes. not sure if this is the same for manifolds*

-Removed the old Drum master cylinder and getting the wilwood brake MC ready.

-Ran new brake lines and upgrading the fuel line to 3/8' 2 pc than runs along the frame rails rather than the 5/16" 1pc that goes through the drive shaft tunnel.
 

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This week has been great for making headway on the project.

- Finished up the suspension install and Compeled the Wilwood Disk Conversion kit. Love how this turned out!!

- Picked up 2 EPS units one from a 07 Equinox and the other from a 02 VUE. have both couplers in and now its time to start cutting and getting this ready to go in. Also have a new Laras manual steering box to replace the old unit.

- Also picked up a pair of '15 Seats to replace the stock units in the car. Love these in My 15 and found a pair for $150 that I couldn't resist.

- Waiting on the 22 Gal fuel tank conversion kit before I run the fuel lines to ensure I have all the correct turns and bends.
 

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Got sometime in the garage this weeknd and knocked out a few more items.


- Finished up the front suspension and disk conversion done (besides MC and brake fluid) not looking forward to bleeding the new lines.

- Started running the new 3/8 fuel line. as stated earlier i went with the frame rail routing rather than the trans tunnel routing. drilled a 7/8in opening in the torque box and ran the 1st of 2 pc line and mounting hardware. slid a piece of rubber fuel hose over the fuel line where it goes into the torque box and exits to help protect it from being punctured and will help me find out where and if it is rubbing before the issues were to get too serious. looks good so far!

- Started preliminary work on the 2015 seats. will look to remove the stock seats and plan for the new seats to go in. these seats are not as wide and are a bit more maneuverable than the Recaros, Ive been seeing people install, so hoping clearance and fit is a bit better. I have these same seats in my 2015 and LOVE that way they feel. Great bolstering and support. Have a guy helping me with figuring out how to turn on the power adjustable seats and seat heaters as well. Will probably need to cut out stock seat pans and fab my own up. Still haven't picked up the welder yet, but planning on doing it soon. will be trial by fire on this project. I have never welded anything in my life...but it looks easy when you watch a pro do it...lol
 

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