67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Wed 27 Jul 2016, 21:07

I am back...

Last few weeks we have been working on the floor but not much to see picture wise to get excited about so I have not posted much.

Anyway now I have some updates to show and report. We are winning slowly and going forward nicely now !

Frame rails welded in with transmission support installed and painted.
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Firewall toe boards, now in. I had them bent and welded so that i have the original pressing
on the toe boards.
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Dropped the floor in so we can we can see all is lining up. looking good so far..
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Next I matched the underside of the floor to that of a section of the old floor where I found the old Ford "slop Grey" paint. I matched the paint colour and painted it. You will see this when looking underneath the car 8O
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Then took the floor out again and marked and drilled the new floor. Did not count but over a 100 holes drilled I am sure... :roll: :roll: Cleaned off the paint from areas to be plug welded and all ready to be installed... whohoooo
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Floor put back for the VERY last time and plug welding started. Probably have about 40 more plug welds to do this weekend and then we done !
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This is what my brand new floor looks like from underneath. I am loving it. Was quite uncertain if I should have patched or replaced but now I am very glad we replaced the entire floor like this.
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by ZA Perana » Wed 27 Jul 2016, 21:51

The standard of workmanship here really is incredible!
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by Perana » Thu 28 Jul 2016, 10:03

ZA Perana wrote:The standard of workmanship here really is incredible!
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 28 Jul 2016, 10:41

Wow, awesome work done there
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Sun 28 Aug 2016, 19:44

Last weekend we put the seat risers in :
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Then yesterday was a big milestone day for me.. we finally finished off the floor, all painted and ready to move on to next stage..

Happy days... :D :D
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Next we will build a cart/trolley to mount the body to so that we can move it around do all the body work, fit panels, align gaps etc etc. The car when ready will then be able to be wheeled up onto a trailer or flatbed and go for final painting in a booth it will then come back and be assembled. Way down the line but it helps to plan ahead. :roll:

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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Sun 28 Aug 2016, 21:44

The cart will need to mount to the original production line mounting dolly points under the car. This will allow me to replicate the paint finish and effects required. Basically where the car was mounted during assembly line process resulted in the dolly points not getting any paint leaving round circles. So thats what I will be doing.
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So this is the cart I will be building :
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by barrydorr » Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:57

brennan67 wrote:The cart will need to mount to the original production line mounting dolly points under the car. This will allow me to replicate the paint finish and effects required. Basically where the car was mounted during assembly line process resulted in the dolly points not getting any paint leaving round circles. So thats what I will be doing.


So this is the cart I will be building :
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Love the picture of the original assembly line and like that you will utilize the exact Assembly holes but have to make a specialized trolley to fit these!
Now that's the way of doing it

Floor looks awesome!
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by Mustang Sally » Fri 02 Sep 2016, 13:23

Now Brennan, with your car so time period correct, are you gonna do the period correct hair style as well?? :lol: :lol:
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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by brennan67 » Fri 02 Sep 2016, 19:15

Thks guys for the replies... Haha i think i probably already have that haircut


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Re: 67 Mustang GTA 390 Fastback Restoration project begins

Post by moparmad » Mon 05 Sep 2016, 20:06

I admire your attention to detail, very well done. Would love to see that work up close.

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