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Old 07-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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66 Mustang

Hey guys I am new here and just wanted to learn more about Mustangs since I've loved them since I was a kid. I have a 2001 V6 and a 1966 Straight 6. I was wondering if the 66 was worth fixing or not
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Yes yes YES I love mine like it was my own flesh and blood. But I would like to see some pics of yours
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Re: 66 Mustang

Mines not the best looking one out there but it runs. I'll post some pictures after I get out of work
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I'm a 6 cylinder fan to. I have couple of albums including one for the engine. Car is in the body shop now, but there are some pics of the progress. I prefer the 6 cyl, everybody has a V8 and I can't afford to build a car to beat them, so why bother? I built up my 200 so it sounds and runs good.
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1966 restomods are awesome even then originals. I am currently doing a 1966 Coupe Eleanor clone with mine. I also just did an engine swap to a 306. Although you don't need a v8 to sound beastly. All you need to do to a 200 is add headers, dual exhaust, cherry bombs or any other muffler and it'll sound just like a v8.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Re: 66 Mustang

I honestly don't knowing about restoring and engines. I'd like to know how mix it would cost to restore a 66 that looks like it hasn't been touched since 66
I'll post pics up later
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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I'm not gonna lie, it's isn't cheap, buts it's worth saving for.
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I honestly don't knowing about restoring and engines. I'd like to know how mix it would cost to restore a 66 that looks like it hasn't been touched since 66
I'll post pics up later
The amount of money it takes depends on the condition, rust, and what you can do yourself.
For example, my 66 coupe build required a lot of panels.
Roof panel $250 from a salvage yard
Quarter panels, both floor pans, trunk floors, tail light panel, front and rear valances, doors, front fenders ran me about $2000. But I can weld and do bodywork so that offsets the cost of labor.
I plan on TCI front suspension and steering $3000.
TCI rear 4 link $4000 with the 9" rear.
Engine and tranny donor (91GT) $500.
I personally budgeted between 25k-30k over the next 3 years.
I plan on keeping it mostly factory with the exception of modern comforts on the interior because I will be driving it everyday. But every piece will be new, the only things worth sandblasting and powdercoating is the hood latch, hinges and trunk hinges. But I knew I was going to be replacing most of everything anyway, those are just parts I don't have to buy.
Exterior will be stock except for shaved drip rails, looking at the flush mount tail lights like what the Ring Brothers put on their 66, 2" drop and 17 wheels.
With the exception of painting it, I will be doing all work in my garage.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #9
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Heres some pics of the 66. She's not much, but she runs. Carb leaks, power steering leaks motors pretty strong but I am thinking of upgrading it in the future. I honestly don't know where to start to fix it up
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Heres some pics of the 66. She's not much, but she runs. Carb leaks, power steering leaks motors pretty strong but I am thinking of upgrading it in the future. I honestly don't know where to start to fix it up
That isnt a bad condition at all. As far as I can tell, a new paint job, wheels, and interior work will make it look beautiful
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Do you know a place that does any of that? Haha I don't know much about restoring. I'm not looking for a show car, just a daily driver
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It would be cheaper to do it yourself. Mechanics and body workers will charge butt loads per hour
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I have no idea what to do or where to start
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #14
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Start by getting it mechanically sound
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #15
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That is what I'm starting to do. When I can I'm going to take it to a shop and have all the hoses and lines and stuff checked out and/or replaced and get a tune up because the car hasn't been moved more than 20 feet in the past 2 or
3 years
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That's a good start, don't worry about all the cosmetics until it runs like its brand new
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #17
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Yeah. What's so good about having a nice car if it fails you constantly? Lol well thanks I'll be posting up pics of what I do to it
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Agreed, my step dad taught me that long time ago. I'm very interested to see where this goes.
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I'll keep you updated with pictures every so often
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I rethought the whole restoring thing and I pretty much think it's not worthwhile. It will take me forever and will cost a ton of money. I would rather sell my 66 and 01 V6 and but myself a GT or a cobra. I always liked the 01-04 body style the best.
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Or sell the 01 and put that money in to the 66 then it won't take as long there is no cooler mustang than the 60's mustangs and you will regret getting rid of it eventually lol
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #22
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Check out CJ Pony parts or Mustangs Unlimited. They have great kits of interior parts as well as exterior for a good price. Get it running tip top and throw some paint on it. That was the original plan with mine but every time I turned around I got deeper into issues until I just said it was time for a total rebuild.
I had only planned on 5-10k over time. But my roof panel was rusted through, floor pans were gone, found quarters rusted and Bondo filling it, rear panel was bent in a wreck which also killed the trunk floors and bumper mounts, the front suspension took a hit at some point and halfway tore the brackets off the subframe so that and the fact I wanted power disk and rack and pinion led to my decision to update the whole front because conversions were about the same price as a modern upgrade and would solve my problems.
If its in decent shape to start with, it's worth a little time and money. I just couldn't find one in that good condition.
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It's just that I can't get much for the 01. Most I can get is around 3k. I don't think 3k is gonna get me very many nice things for the 66 :p
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You guys convinced me. My car is now in the shop getting a bumper to bumper examination
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Goodbye till Friday
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Good deal. Spent wisely, 3k can get you quite a bit to fix it up. It is worth it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #27
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As long as I get the car in good running condition I'll be happy. The cosmetic stuff can wait till later
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1966 restomods are awesome even then originals. I am currently doing a 1966 Coupe Eleanor clone with mine. I also just did an engine swap to a 306. Although you don't need a v8 to sound beastly. All you need to do to a 200 is add headers, dual exhaust, cherry bombs or any other muffler and it'll sound just like a v8.
Dual exhaust on a straight 6??
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Yea, they sound great
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Yeah. I have a thread called Six Cylinder Performance Mods. You should check it out. Also have photos in my profile.
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Just some of the ugly under my 66 primer, paint, primer, paint, Bondo, primer, paint, primer, fiberglass, paint, primer.
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And some of what I've done.
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And still worth it. I'm only into it 3k including the car and a 91 GT donor for the drive train.
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Wow it looks nice, and not bad. But if you do it yourself it's a hell of a lot cheaper. I don't know squat about restoring cars
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Thanks but it got a long way to go. I've never gone this far into a car before but I ran with a guy in my teenage years who taught me body working and I am pretty much self taught on the welder. I practiced at work for months before I cut the first panel out just to get it down. I've also built a few motors in my day so that's a plus as well. Also got into suspension work in my 4x4 days so that's nothing new, just don't like the price if it, if my 66 didn't have thrashed suspension I'd be saving about 1/3 of my project car.
Not trying to scare you, it can get ugly (as mine was) but a little elbow grease can go a long way and save tons of cash. But damn near everything can be fixed.
The only thing I can't do, or rather won't do due to experience is paint. I have painted years ago but am leaving that up to someone else. Id originally decided on satin black but thinking more of either a silver or red. About 7/8 of the rest I got down. After sheetmetal and body work and suspension, it's all going to paint. Then I'll buy parts here and there and build it like a model car.
My goal is a sweet, great handling, bad *** sounding, good looking daily driver.
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