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Old 02-18-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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I just got my 1969 Mustang Fastback. What do you guys think I should do to it. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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Boss 429 clone, manual trans conversion...
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It has a 351 Windsor. I was thinking about boring it out to a 396. It sounds like a good route. the price I found for a 429 was $15,000.


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Old 02-18-2015, 10:35 PM   #5
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Nate this car is going to be in my family forever. But thanks for the suggestion.


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Old 02-18-2015, 10:43 PM   #6
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What else are you planning?


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Not sure, I have some body work to do and a fresh coat of paint. It has the FMX tranny. I might put in the C6. It has new interior from a Grande. It looks pretty good.


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Nate this car is going to be in my family forever. But thanks for the suggestion.


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Does it have the 9in rear? With the 396 I'd definitely go with the C6. On the paint, any grabber color. If it was me, orange or blue, leaning towards blue. Front disc brakes?


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Grabber orange with black accents

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If it's running and driving i would leave it for a couple years I'd just focus on paint and wheels maybe and personally I wouldn't go with a grabber too me that's kinda predictable just go to the paint shop and look at the colors and see what you like. And after that maybe intake/carb, cam and exhaust or suspension


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Old 02-19-2015, 01:29 AM   #12
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In not sure what is in the rear. I need to get that info. I like blue with black accent. I was also looking at the Cobra Jet red. It runs but there is oil on the valve covers. It need to be rebuild soon. A good cleaning in the engine compartment. I need to clean some welds and put down a layer of paint under the hood.


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Oil in the valve covers could be as simple as valve stem seals.

It all depends what you want to do with it really, there are damn near limitless options. Me personally I would upgrade it to a "modern" ish drivetrain while keeping it looking circa 1969 inside/out. The block you have in it if it is the original 351 is the strongest 351 block Ford ever produced (along with 1970) so if you rebuild that I'd rebuild it as a roller with new high port heads and a new style intake and a badass carb setup and all the bells and whistles. If you want an overdrive trans you can also do a built 4R with a standalone controller.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:24 PM   #14
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I think with a few bolt ons it could be a very stout car...
My father built, I assisted, in a 390 build for a mustang. Mods were aluminum intake, big carburetor, aluminum heads, cam, and headers, car was a beast. Along with other various mods, suspension, brakes, gear, etc. it's just what you want to do with it... But if it has front drums I'd do a disc conversion...



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I think with a few bolt ons it could be a very stout car...
My father built, I assisted, in a 390 build for a mustang. Mods were aluminum intake, big carburetor, aluminum heads, cam, and headers, car was a beast. Along with other various mods, suspension, brakes, gear, etc. it's just what you want to do with it... But if it has front drums I'd do a disc conversion...



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I like your suggestions. I was actually just looking at something last night about a disc brake conversion.


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You could sell it to me this summer. Good luck with the build as I am looking at doing the same thing this year or next.


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Old 02-20-2015, 02:23 PM   #17
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I like your suggestions. I was actually just looking at something last night about a disc brake conversion.


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Sorry for not replying, my health is declining and my good days are growing farther and farther apart...
But your engine is very capable of a lot of power. The fastest mustang in my town has/had a highly modded 351 and its ungodly fast. But it all depends on the budget and what you, yourself can do, without professional help, aka doing it yourself. I'm currently restoring one of my cars and I was going to let someone else do it but it was going to cost upwards of $35,000. That's body work and paint only. I'm basically finished with the body work, minus some sanding and primer, and just a few body alignment adjustments. It's getting close and I'm saving upwards to $10,000 doing it myself, just in body and paint. It will work out, and if you're like me you love how the car, over time, starts to come together...


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Sorry for not replying, my health is declining and my good days are growing farther and farther apart...
But your engine is very capable of a lot of power. The fastest mustang in my town has/had a highly modded 351 and its ungodly fast. But it all depends on the budget and what you, yourself can do, without professional help, aka doing it yourself. I'm currently restoring one of my cars and I was going to let someone else do it but it was going to cost upwards of $35,000. That's body work and paint only. I'm basically finished with the body work, minus some sanding and primer, and just a few body alignment adjustments. It's getting close and I'm saving upwards to $10,000 doing it myself, just in body and paint. It will work out, and if you're like me you love how the car, over time, starts to come together...


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It has about $2500 it needs in body work. It drives so after body work and paint I will probably save the engine work for a future time. I have to say I am liking the 351 and will probably stroke it out to a 396.

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70 Challenger T/A... Going into the fifth year of the restoration...


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Awesome. I really like challengers. I can wait to see pics of it. Hope you are doing well.


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Old 02-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #21
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I've only got few pics, car is currently 850+ miles away from me... Click image for larger version

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The car was drag raced at some point in its life, the idiot put an auto in it. The body was a lot worse than we thought. So the only original sheet metal that's staying is the roof some of the sail panels, trunk lid, and the doors. As usual trunk needed replacing and a section of the floor pan, along with a manual trans floor section reinstall. It's coming along...
Luckily today is one of my better days... Got a doc appointment tues...


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I don't know if you like Chevys but I think you appreciate classics...Click image for larger version

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That's my 65 Impala SS with my Roush, but the 66 Malibu convertible isn't mine...
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With a classic you're never done with the restoration, there will always be something to fix...
Wish someone told me that...


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Keep it the way it is and just focus on making it daily driver reliable. First big mod though: Id go with a manual transmission. Then just build the 351.


And it all depends on what kind of build you are going for with this car. Are you trying to keep it time-period-correct? Or are you just trying to make a badass street machine? Sleeper? 10 second car or just a fun to drive vehicle?
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The Great Recon thank you for sharing pics of your cars with me. They are all very nice.
Panther140 I want to keep it looking time-perior-correct...but....make it a 10 second car. I want a majority of my money going under the hood. I was saying yesterday I wanted it to look like it just rolled of the assembly line. Until you look under the hood. I want that to look like it was put on steriods.
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Thanks, I look forward to your car's restoration...
And for a 10 second car you'll need some meat in the back...

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Thanks, I look forward to your car's restoration...
And for a 10 second car you'll need some meat in the back...

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You have to tell me how you were able to get so many awesome cars. I think my project will take years to get close to what I want to do to it.


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I'm an auto tech...

But yea, it can take a long time to "finish" a restoration... I've owned my impala for nearly six years and I'm still not done with restoration...
You're never done with an older car...


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Ooof, that's why every time I think of "maybe I should get an older muscle car" I never go through with it. I hate body work...
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I was quoted $2500 for the body work I need done.


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That's not too bad...


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I was quoted $2500 for the body work I need done.


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Now I can see why it's 2500... You never posted a picture of this side of the car
Have you decided on a color?

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The Eleanor wheels and the shelby tail lights, look great on the 69s...


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Yeah it is going to be some time, money and work. But I got the car cheap. I was thinking red or blue with Mach 1 decals. But I'm not sure yet. I like the look of black on chrome. I might get the body work done and check out a couple car shows this summer before I decide on a color.


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I was also just thinking about color matching the damaged areas for now and focusing on the engine.


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