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  1. Johns Summer of 69

    Summer (of 69) Project

    Few pics of the final blocking. Should be in final primer today (fingers crossed) then onto paint. I told him on Friday I have to have this in 2 weeks, because I will no longer have a car to use. I have been using my daughter's car. She will be needing it everyday by the end of the month. Even then, I still have to do all the interior by myself.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    The rear window is out, and final blocking is coming along. The front window is scheduled for today to be removed. Next will be cleanup in the channels and then final primer. Then he talks about this mystical thing called paint ;)
  3. Johns Summer of 69

    3pt Belts for 70 FB

    I put Retrobelt in my wife's 65 and was not impressed with the quality or attention to detail. It had fine and coarse bolts, but not nuts (only coarse). I do realize the fine is for replacing the old seatbelts, but the bolt length needed for the brackets were way to long. So I used the fine thread and had to shop for some nuts. Also I was unimpressed with the thickness of the belts, no real instructions. On the hunt for some better alternatives with the 69 when it gets back from paint.
  4. Johns Summer of 69

    Summer (of 69) Project

    So now I'm guessing we are going to the "blocking" stage before final prime coat. I know the door have already gone thru that stage.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    So he worked on the car for maybe 30-45 minutes last week. (can you tell my excitement?) While I am glad the rust is being cut out, the 6 months that it has taken to get to this stage is less than thrilling.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    So we are getting closer to the 6 month mark (second week of June) and some photos showed up. We are now in the first stage of primer. Side scoop and hood scoop should be done tomorrow (?) When it gets to final primer is anyone's guess.... If you can't tell I'm just so over the lack of less than 1 hour's worth of work a week.
  7. I've tried some searching, but haven't directly found the answers to what I am trying to do. I am short on classic mustang experts where I live. I do have similar problems on my 1969 and my 1964.5, but I believe they have different problems/needs. My goal is to have a comfortable driving experience that doesn't break the budget. Except for maybe new shocks, the rear suspension will not change. Right now both are "squirrelly" on the highway, feel EVERY crack in the road, and feel like something is about to fall off when there is something larger than a crack. I know I need to look into the steering part of this by making sure that its packed with grease with the possibility that it/they might need to be replaced. The 1969 has a rebuilt front suspension with the same shocks (Monroe) with 18 inch wheels with disc brakes. I believe the 18 wheels (previous owner put them on) are a part of the problem in its current setup. So should I get new shocks? Which brands are best for daily driver? Should I install a negative camber wedge kit? https://www.npdlink.com/store/catalog/Suspension_Tuning-367-1.html Should I also install a bump steering kit as well? https://www.cjponyparts.com/baer-bumpsteer-kit-1967-1969/p/BSK2/ What else would you recommend? (we are already at 55 + 355 + 190 = 600.00 in parts) The 1964.5 (I know I'm technically in the wrong forum, but I believe the problem/solutions can apply) I have not spent my full attention on yet. It has the "Granada swap" disc brakes and 15 inch wheels. I am not sure of the condition of the suspension parts. Should I just do the "Shelby drop" since it has 15 inch wheels? Purchase correct geometry spindles? http://www.discbrakeswap.com/Mustang Disc Brake Conversion Kits Parts SWAP.2.html and replace any worn out components What else would you recommend?
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    After installing an overflow can on my other project, I got these buttoned up. Can't wait to get them working on the car!
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    Mike65's 69 Coupe build

    Did they use a contractor's 6-pack of that stuff? The only thing I can come up with since information on this wasn't as easy to access people just used what they could find locally to "fix" the problem.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    These came in the mail yesterday. I had to work on the other project. Maybe I'll get to them tonight after work.
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    Brakes extremely sensitive

    I agree. I would have to say this would be my first area to look into. Here is a great video talking about Cougar/Mustang brake boosters -
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    I realized that I hadn't rebuilt the taillights and didn't want them installing dingy old stuff if I was planning on replacing or fixing them up. Well during some part of their lives, some owner thought it would be a good idea to epoxy (or some other glue) a couple of the bezels. But they couldn't be bothered to take them off so the glue would dry properly. needless to say I would be keeping these. I have decided to update to LED versions which should arrive today. I have sanded/painted the housings, polished the bezels and have the new weather stripping ready to go. I should have them buttoned up this weekend.
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    Summer (of 69) Project

    a few more shots showcasing: rust removal, welding up badge holes and general smoothing.
  14. Johns Summer of 69

    Summer (of 69) Project

    went over there today to give some more money. The progress train is starting to move...
  15. Johns Summer of 69

    Summer (of 69) Project

    Initial bodywork is complete and first coat of primer before blocking
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