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Hi guys. I have started a new project and I thought I would share it with the forum. I have a 68 fastback that I am doing a restomod on.

The vision is to build a very nice car with a very modern drive train. It will be converted to RHD and use a the RRS conversion and suspension. I want to use a completely modern drive train. A 5.0 coyote crate engine is my first choice - however here are a lot of fitment hurdles to overcome, I may make some compromises and use a local 5.4 XR8 motor.

The plan is to fit all the mode cons, air / steer / power windows / key less entry / central locking etc...

When I originally purchased the car the plan was to do an eleanor style car, however I still keep flip flopping to do more of a gt500 style hybrid. The plans change in this area almost daily, but I will need to make a final decission real soon.

The plan is that I will do the deconstruction (as sen in the photos) and then hopefully in the next week or two hand it over to Steve and St Mary's prestige to put in a full floor and install the RHD panel. Once the chassis is in good order - I am going to have a go at the body work, modifications and mock up myself. Once this is complete I will return it to Steve for paint. I will then do final assemble myself.

I thought the floor was in good condition when I bought it - but on close inspection it was far from OK - and the plan is to replace the whole unit on the car-o-liner. It would appear that the floor was repaired in the US at sometime, and rather than actually cut the rust out - they just welded in new floor pans and leave the semi rusted ones in there Argh . The upshot is it is not upto standard on the underside - so with the help of steve we will make it right.

I have my budget arranged and have met with the engineer and got the OK's on all the fine details.

I will keep posting updates as they come in. In the fullness of time I think I will have lots of questions for you guys so I hope you can help.















Nick


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Welcome aboard Nick. Your in good hands mate, Steve does very nice work.


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I thought I would include some photos of the problem areas of the car.

Left Rear chassis rail


Underside of transition / shock mount










Nick


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cage wrote
Welcome aboard Nick. Your in good hands mate, Steve does very nice work.


Thanks - I have been following your project with interest. I beleive your car was in the work shop when I went around to discuss the project with him a few months ago.


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Welcome aboard Nick. Your in good hands mate, Steve does very nice work.


Thanks - I have been following your project with interest. I beleive your car was in the work shop when I went around to discuss the project with him a few months ago.


Correct. It has been there for a long time as it was a serious basket case but it is all good now. Looking forward to seeing yours over there. Steve was just telling me he wasn't taking anymore work on for a while but I guess he can't help himself.


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Looking good Nick, keep the pics coming


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Right..... it all makes sense now, I have seen your floor pan, actually man handled your new floor pan. Thumbs Up
I wondered what helleanor was up to then we all thought cage had changed his mind yet again..... Poke


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cage wrote
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Welcome aboard Nick. Your in good hands mate, Steve does very nice work.


Thanks - I have been following your project with interest. I beleive your car was in the work shop when I went around to discuss the project with him a few months ago.


Correct. It has been there for a long time as it was a serious basket case but it is all good now. Looking forward to seeing yours over there. Steve was just telling me he wasn't taking anymore work on for a while but I guess he can't help himself.


loooks good Nick im excited to see how you go with it.. i too only just this week have done a 180deg about my "eleanor" kit plan .. i saw some first hand mustangs today out your way actually and in person they have soo much more character even stock body and was surprised how a 302 worked engine sounded beastly .. so its change my perception of "whats required" now .. but still in process in my head .. Very Happy

id love to give painting a go myself to see how i go after i got someone to make sure all the body was straight etc.. i cant remember whos project but someone ended up rubbing back many times haha to get it right etc.. but thats part of the fun and learning.

ahhh cage .. famous cage.. i was chatting to my friend about my 'stang project and he was telling me his brother (or brother in law) does paint panel out at st marys .. and i quirked an eyebrow .. and he goes "yeah they fixing up this red and white mustang and it looks a beast" and i quirked again .. i said is his name "steve" he said it was {insert name here cause now i cant remember .. tony? maybe?.. young guy i think in his 30s maybe.. anyway we finally realised we are talking about the same place haha and same car.. was very funny how its such a small world! My friends like "ill have a chat to him to about your project" but i mentioned how steve said he alot on his plate and id be looking around feb next year .. but just the same i mentioned how ive been chatting to them on this forum and to yourself .. hehe small world


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Looks like a nice project, and best of all you have a plan Smile , now for the hard part... can you stick to it Very Happy
cheers


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Probable a good idea to get the whole car soda blasted, that way you will see more clearly the rust issues.
You are lucky you can get panels for the RHD conversion, I wish they had them for the 65/66 Argh


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unilec5544 wrote
Probable a good idea to get the whole car soda blasted, that way you will see more clearly the rust issues.
You are lucky you can get panels for the RHD conversion, I wish they had them for the 65/66 Argh


Please, no soda, that stuff is bad with a capital B.


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ozbilt wrote
unilec5544 wrote
Probable a good idea to get the whole car soda blasted, that way you will see more clearly the rust issues.
You are lucky you can get panels for the RHD conversion, I wish they had them for the 65/66 Argh


Please, no soda, that stuff is bad with a capital B.

why ?


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Pinto-Pete wrote
ozbilt wrote
unilec5544 wrote
Probable a good idea to get the whole car soda blasted, that way you will see more clearly the rust issues.
You are lucky you can get panels for the RHD conversion, I wish they had them for the 65/66 Argh


Please, no soda, that stuff is bad with a capital B.

why ?

isn't it the same as sand? can never remove all the contents and will absorb water over time leaving you with rust? under the paint etc


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jusTANG wrote
Right..... it all makes sense now, I have seen your floor pan, actually man handled your new floor pan. Thumbs Up
I wondered what helleanor was up to then we all thought cage had changed his mind yet again..... Poke


Very funny justang. You got me. :rotfl:


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nassi wrote
, now for the hard part... can you stick to it Very Happy
cheers


Impossible if you ask me. But that is half the fun Argh Argh Argh


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