Day the coupe arrived

17th September 2011

Delivery Day,

Here she sits and waiting for some TLC! The speedo shows the original mileage since 1966. The bodywork looks a little rough but the vehicle is solid except for the right rear quarter panel that needs replacing. I have one of them ready to go on along with the wheel housing. I will take some pics of that as it happens. Looking a little sad

The last three pics in the gallery are from the trunk where everything was thrown in there.

If you look at the very left hand side of the first trunk picture you will see the wire loom stuffed in the quarter panel wheel well in what was left of a box. I took the headlight doors out that are sitting on top of the new radiator, and attached what I could to try to make the car look like it hadn’t arrived out of a scrap yard. This was more of a psychological attempt to make me feel just that little bit better about my project I was about to well and truly immerse myself into.

Here are some pics after the first part wiring install. Just to try and see if the engine runs. But you can see the rest of the car how it was before the new wires were added. From this point on I started to document things properly as “One man and his Mustang” Blog was born.

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17 thoughts on “Day the coupe arrived

  1. I stumbled across this blog, and I am stunned. I had the opportunity to drive a 1966 Mustang with a manual, and I absolutely loved it. BTW, if you are interested, I reviewed two Mustangs on my blog

    Anyways, I cannot wait to see how the Mustang turns out! Best of Luck to you!
    P.S I’m curious…what is your favorite Mustang of all time?

    1. Hi,
      Thanks very much for the kind words and I really appreciate it. I think my favourite just has to be the ’65 GT350, closely followed by the Eleanor ’67. I have been out in quite a few now old and new, Shelby 2006 which is an incredible car. But I keep coming back to the old school cars.

  2. I just discovered this blog after you dropped by mine and I must say your ‘stang is a beauty! Of course, I’m imagining her well after you’ve finished your restoration. I’m in my mid-forties and only NOW begun to get addicted to cars, watching the Velocity channel and all sorts of restoration shows. You’re project seems awfully daunting to me. I WISH I had a coupe or fastback, late 60’s model of course. I own a 2006 mustang and I’ve been adding a few things here and there but it’s nowhere near to what you’re doing!

    I wish you luck in your endeavor and will definitely will pop in from time to time to see what you’re up to. Godspeed fellow Mustang owner!

    1. Thank you very much. Restoration has a learning curve, but I felt like I ran into a brick wall when I started. I have some good people around me that can give me advice to help out and as such learned a lot. It was one of those people who put the idea into my head to start the “diary” or blog of what I have done to the car. Like your kind self, I see past the rust, past the bits that don’t work and I can see a classic muscle car waiting to be driven. I take a lot of encouragement from little comment left on my blog. I too am in my later forties and this hobby is addictive. I really to recommend it, the satisfaction of each completed part is a step closer each time. From one ‘stang owner to another – take care.

  3. Thank you, I am listening to what my mentors tell me about restoration on my car, I have got to get that soul/spirit back to her and that will only happen with my own passion being part of that build. Don’t worry there will be plenty of pictures.

  4. Well, I don’t deny i want to see it in her final shape, but i know and i’d do the same as you, first comes the soul of the car then the aspect. It could be ugly but if the sounds drives me crazy, that’s fine with me. I hope and i know you’re doing a good job on it. Your passion goes beyond this screen. That’s the spirit!

    1. Hi ya, i purchased my car at the beginning of August 2011, all I can say is it looks pretty much the same as it did then. All my work is stuff you don’t see at the moment, like the re-wiring, rebuilding the brakes, treating the underside of the fenders, getting the engine running, door hinges, handbrake, heater and matrix replacements, master brake cylinder, wiper motors etc. All stuff out of view but need doing. Every picture I have of her is under my photos sections or my mini projects. I am hoping to get it down to Mustang Maniac ( who will be doing some rear quarter panel work on my car. Once that is done is done it will be prep work for the paint job. Once that is done then the pretty bits can go on.
      Thanks so much for asking though, I do genuinely appreciate it. Don’t worry as soon as I have any physical changes they will be plastered all over the blog 🙂

        1. so far it’s going to be every colour I can think of, I wanted it Black, then white, then Red, then the original colour a light pastel blue, but, I think its going to be Acapulco Blue, sort of a royal blue. it is also a genuine original ford colour too. So at the moment it will be blue, and I wanted a black and white interior. possibly all white. lol as you can see I’m not to sure. I’m always open to suggestions though. 🙂

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