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Offline CraigF

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2015, 09:12:28 PM »
New Bonnet arrived. Not sure about it yet. Looks good but shape will need some working on. Typical glass bonnet with steel frame.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #126 on: November 22, 2015, 07:46:32 AM »
Well Saturday was the day we removed the roof completely.
The rust underneath was not to bad with lots of surface rust which will clean up really well. Underneath the rear qtr sail panel was some real crumbly bits that will need to be cut out and replaced with fresh metal. The roof skin itself was really good with only the sail panel need any type of real attention.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2015, 07:47:30 AM »
Roof skin looking not to bad.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #128 on: November 22, 2015, 07:48:18 AM »
Roof skin

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #129 on: November 22, 2015, 07:50:13 AM »
After many hours of dirty, dusty and hot rust removing the end result looks pretty good.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #130 on: November 22, 2015, 07:52:57 AM »
We also took the time to start mocking up the new panel to work out where we would need to adjust them to make them fit. (apart from everywhere)
They didn't look to bad but a long way to go before the line up properly.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2015, 04:08:08 PM »
Car is looking awesome and a good idea to have removed the roof, at least now you have the peace of mind that every panel has been repaired and painted. Love the progress you are making. :thumb:

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #132 on: November 22, 2015, 05:41:57 PM »
Thanks for that.
 The body is the biggest headache we will deal with. I didn't want to do all this work to have the dreaded bubble up appear in a couple of years.
We spent today starting to put in the inner wheel arch and check the rear end alignment. I know it's written everywhere on the net but it really is shocking how bad the replacement panels are out of shape and not even the same size left to right. It is going to take some creative fabrication to get this looking half decent.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2015, 04:38:15 AM »
Great progress and pics. I didn't realize the roof could be removed like that so never had that done to mine.. Keep up the good work!
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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #134 on: November 24, 2015, 10:55:47 AM »
Love the bonnet mate, going to look beasty

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #135 on: November 24, 2015, 03:51:34 PM »
Take my hat of to you!!  Having done something similar with a Ford Escort I know how deep a breath you have to take sometimes when making big holes in your pride and joy.

Just remember, this is your ONLY chance to do things.  If you are even remotely thinking about something (eg roof removal) then do it!!!

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #136 on: November 24, 2015, 06:57:44 PM »
Thanks for the comments. I must admit it was a deep breath to take knowing the 67 Coupe roof is not available. I am looking at mini tubbing the rear up to the rails to give me another 2" each side without cutting the rails. I am engaging the services of an engineer in January to work with me during the whole build process over the next few years to ensure a smooth compliance after all the mods.
Not sure how i will go with the bonnet though!!! May have to have a steel spare.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2016, 10:52:23 PM »
Hi all,
It's been a while and i'd thought i would let you know that i am plodding along with my resto-mod when time and money allow.
Here is a quick picture update.
I'll fill you all in a little better when i get five mins.
Craig.

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Re: My First 67 Coupe build.
« Reply #138 on: January 24, 2017, 07:05:00 PM »
Great view, love the rear end an 67/68 Mustangs.

 

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