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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:55 pm

I received a pleasant surprise in the mail today. I now have a nice Mustang Haynes manual to read through. I certainly appreciate it Rene! So does my son, he said to say Thank You from him as well.

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Post  706jim Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:00 pm

Ironic. I have the exact manual which I will never use again.
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:19 pm

Well, I just picked up another Mustang…. I could have a shop copy and an in the house copy for some evening light reading.Laughing This one is a parts car for now because the roof is shot. Could be re-skinned I guess. Still on the fence about it.

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Post  rsv1cox Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:25 am

Ron, compared to some I have bought in the past, that one is a beauty. Seriously!

I hope you do something with it and post about it. I love that stuff.

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Post  davidll1984 Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:54 am

Yes definitely a god purchase is mustang its full of good pieces To improve them I like this type of car
With the convertible roof look so Good Very Happy Thumbs Up Eyebrows big hp engine too
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:05 pm

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We will see, I just spent $130 to get it titled today so I have that done at least.
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Post  Marleysky Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:34 pm

Hey COOL! It almost looks like the “see-thru”model on the cover of the manual!
Yeah, I sure hope you and your son get to spend some fun time getting dirty or greasy working on those Mustangs. Enjoy!
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Post  davidll1984 Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:32 pm

appearing to be a Grande version due to the presence of a vinyl roof Does the car have a 302 v8 or 250 6 cylinder? The v8 models have a rear anti-roll bar Good platform to build a mach1 clone But I don't know if it would be easier to convert it into a convertible Or a mach1 One or the other much better than the following model FORD MUSTANG II with the look of a much less desirable pinto Laughing lol! Despite the rust I see a lot of potential Eyebrows Smoking Thumbs Up I have already worked as a car detailing technician paint mécano To like this project u just start
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Post  davidll1984 Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:39 pm

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Post  roddie Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:32 pm

Hey Ron! How about doing a "one-off" concourse version (no top..) with roll-bar and tonneau-cover for rear-seat area? Would look nice in black lacquer.. and Centerline-style wheels.. Smile

just some ideas.... Wink

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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:35 pm

You guys are funny. Yeah I might fix it. I was given a spare fender. The biggest thing it has going for it was the MDL 5 speed manual conversion. Of course that is going into my son’s car. I don’t do automatics and apparently he doesn’t want one either. His car is an auto so that will be removed promptly.

Roddie, It would be easier to just re-skin the roof. Making a convertible out of a coupe takes a lot more than just cutting the top off. Many panels would have to be replaced and the unibody has different braces to weld in for strength. Huge pain.

David, Is that a Nissan Skyline? I don’t know a whole lot about cars past the Eighties and even those I don’t find to my liking. After the 70’s automobiles lost all their soul. I cringe every day as I drive to work and look at the sea of cars that all look the same. There are very few exceptions. It’s a 302 car.

Right now it’s all about getting my son set up. Probably will take the remainder of the year to get his roadworthy. After that I will decide what to do.

Thanks again Rene.

Ron


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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:42 am

That top has me scratching my receding hairline Ron. Your second picture reminds me of what's going on up there. Losing it! Sad

I thought vinyl was laid over existing metal. Either that or there was a whole lot of rusting going on up there. Interior headliner bows then insulation and vinyl? Recipe for hills and valleys.
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:38 am

Bob,

That is what you are seeing. The headliner. Most of the roof is gone, The hazard of vinyl tops and poor rustproofing. Ford didn’t see fit to paint the roof when the vinyl option was selected.

The roof isn’t reproduced so I would have to find a donor. Basically another parts car.
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Post  davidll1984 Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:19 am

Sometimes the rust seems worse than it is in reality I am Not there to check it but I am sure that it is possible to find the necessary parts in the after market Possibly may be easier to find a damaged donor with the roof painted I do not know Huh... It's a cool project The back of this model looks good we want to see the back in photo I would like to see the progress made on this beautiful old car Cribbs74 Yes it is a nissan skyline although it is not a muscle cars but this type of car has a lot of muscle well enough should be said of more equipped with a super suspension is of a sistem hicas sistem of direction assist active in the turns Which gives it incredible handling This car in the late 80s to the mid-90s dominated several types of racing but it was to stand out in the gt class, but the porsche which dominated at that time was to find itself behind the nissan skyline A racing icon with a very racer pedigree an easy to recognize bodywork just like the mustang that has a Good
Race history To Thank carroll shelby for that cheers
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:30 pm

I talked to Mark, he says total under vinyl roof rust-out on Mustangs was pretty common.  He restored one while in Colorado but it wasn't that far along.  

Yeah, conversion to a convertible, not a good idea.  But the roof is part of the coupes structural rigidity, ya gotta do something.

We went to look at an unmolested 1967 Corvette this morning. Sat covered in a garage since 1991. Everything original except for the oil filter. Convertible with a hardtop. 84 year old woman owner, low miles.
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Post  Marleysky Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:53 pm

@rsv1cox wrote:I talked to Mark, he says total under vinyl roof rust-out on Mustangs was pretty common.  He restored one while in Colorado but it wasn't that far along.  

Yeah, conversion to a convertible, not a good idea.  But the roof is part of the coupes structural rigidity, ya gotta do something.

We went to look at an unmolested 1967 Corvette this morning.  Sat covered in a garage since 1991.  Everything original except for the oil filter.  Convertible with a hardtop.  84 year old woman owner, low miles.  

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:09 pm

Don't know the woman seller, way above my social level. It's being brokered by a friend of Marks.

Me in the background contemplating ought from ought leaves ought.

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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:45 pm

No, Bob… back to you I already bought my cars. Your turn.

That Vette is gorgeous. I would love to drive it! Top down through twisty mountain roads.

If I was your age and had the money I wouldn’t think twice.

The Grande coupes and regular coupes are not as sought after as the Fastbacks. I generally take the road less travelled and I am cheap so coupes for me. Especially when I can make them look like this…

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Post  davidll1984 Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:44 pm

Haa Vintage cars i like Very Happy the corvette My father's friend had one but with a red interior My father had to borrow his car for the wedding anniversary The best friend is there for that My father had a smile like it had been so long that he hadn't driven a real sports car for so long With the habit of driving the big family car a honda accord exr hatch back We could see that it was pleasing To drive this car The mustang is very beautiful this model really has potential tail light and trunk look fine wish you to find floors Under the carpet The interior looks good to It has become rare to find a complete car with everything Continue this good work Keep us informed of the progress Popcorn
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:33 pm

Hey David,

It is rare for you guys up North for sure. I have been terribly lucky to come across cars that I do. I always have my nose in the grind. I have a big nose!

Remember that South of the US border the amount of salt that gets laid down on the roads is less every mile.

In Oklahoma or Texas it’s only a few days a year that it happens. Vehicles fair much better here and as such, over time what is trash in Canada is hardly spoiled here. I really hate salted roads. I would much prefer that the money spent salting roads would be re-appropriated into driver education. Driving in snow isn’t really that hard. Slow the heck down and feel what is going on with the vehicle…. So easy even a caveman can do it.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:49 am

Yes, as a New Hampshire native I know snow and rust issues on cars.  Rockers especially.  Worst was that '77 MG Midget that I just sold, a Pennsylvania car it was rust from the rockers/floors down.  Suspension, fuel tank, brake lines...............

What is your Mustang '71/'72?
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:52 pm

My Son’s is a ‘72 and the rusty coupe is a ‘73
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Post  getback Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:44 am

Hey Bob , what did it take to get that 67 Vett from the 84 yr. old Wo man Very Happy
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:30 am

@getback wrote:Hey Bob , what did it take to get that 67 Vett from the 84 yr. old Wo man Very Happy

$45K. If Mark had opted to take it. A bargain price to him and his wife, a personal friend of the seller. He declined. He has no room to put it with seven vehicles (five of them Mustangs and a two car garage.) I am storing one of them for him.

I just sold that MG and I'm happy to have my garage back and do not want another project to deal with. Although my knees were shaking. You just don't find a one owner '67 Corvette unmolested, totally original for that price. I'm sure that it's sold now.

Never met the lady.
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