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When the Mustang rolls out of Dad's shop and into MY garage.

I have already purchased proper brake and clutch pedals and master cylinders, since some one jury rigged a set from an MG in the car. Having the proper sized and mounted brake and clutch stuff on the car seems important. I'll have to rebuild the master cylinders, I'm sure, but I got the pair for 20 bucks off of eBay.
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Well, Dad and I drove up to Peteluma and bought another car. ( 8 hours each way. ) No engine, or windshield, but the rest seems to all be there. Must better shape than the Orange one. Frame was powder coated ! The downside is it was fully disassembled. We had to carry the frame onto the car trailer, then set the body on it. Everything else is in boxes.
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The car has had a lot of things done to it, and I have taken pictures. Does anyone want to see this thread grow ?

I find this video clip inspiring.

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There is another one with one in a tunnel, which is cool too, but I can't find it.
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Yes
Are you driving the stang yet ?
And how is the triumph going ?

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Ruben,

I've driven the Mustang, but not lots, because I still need to find the cause of the oil leak and noisy few lifters. Dad's lift has been occupied frequently. We've spent our Saturdays working on the GT6.
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The GT6 from up north was all apart. We were able to carry the body and chassis onto our trailer. It had a trans but no engine. But, we have an engine in the rusted up orange one, so we are OK.

Here is a shot of the body and bonnet after I hosed them off.
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We built a dolly so we could roll the body on a trailer and take it to CalBlast. The guy has a government contract and they dumped a load of stuff on him, and we haven't been able to get it scheduled in.

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We've rebuilt the steering, suspension, brakes and hung them back on the chassis. Dad found a used car rotisserie that has come in handy. We just put new wheels and tires on it.

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Hi
Wow!!!
That body looks to be in good shape don't see a lot of rust issues
Or damage.

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There is a bit of damage in the right rear, but nothing major. It was enough to make removing the fuel tank a little more of a struggle. But that is why we went and bought it. While there is some surface rust and a place or two that needs a small replacement, it was straight. Even still, the paint and body work is going to be $4000-$5000. That's after we pay about $1500 to have it media blasted.

Some of the parts that came with the white car have turned out to be from a Spitfire 1500 so we had to start pulling parts off the orange "donor" car.
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Hi
The mustang looks very nice , the chaise is in the way but still I can tell it looks good.

Ruben
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That's Dad's 65 Convertible.
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JohnW wrote: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:37 pm That's Dad's 65 Convertible.
Oops :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Lots of things have happened since the last photos.

This is where we are today:

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