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68 Mustang Coupe
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:38:05 PM »
Hi all, Just joined forum. I am currently building a 68 coupe with RRS front end, 2004 BA GT 290kw Boss motor. I am doing all the work myself. Have posted a thread on Ford forums, but now I have stumbled across this forum. Will post some pictures soon.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 08:50:19 PM »
Welcome to the world of Mustang ownership Neil !
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 10:49:54 PM »
Welcome! And a '68 owner to boot! Excellent. What part of NSW are you in?
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
Head, welcome...  it would be good to see your pics.   :thumb:

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 11:19:42 PM »
I don't know if this will work for non AFF Members but it is a good read and a great project with great workmanship from what I can see.

http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11394598
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http://eliminator.mercurycougarregistry.com/

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 08:31:36 AM »
Thanks everybody, I am from around the Lithgow area. Went to put some pictures up but the file size was to large. The link to the FFR forum works but I think the section it is in requires you to be a member. I will take some lower resolution photos and post some pictures soon. Can you host photos from photo bucket to here like you have to on other forums.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 08:50:51 AM »
Yep - just cut and paste the IMG ling into the body of the message, easy  :pepper:

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 11:22:40 PM »
Just a trail for posting a photo from photo bucket. Hope it works.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 11:31:07 PM »
Too easy.








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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 07:58:00 AM »
I like the blue colour. It should look stunning when finished.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 11:33:55 AM »
yep agree with Ron, blue is looking very nice

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 12:20:43 PM »
Pretty sure I'm going to love watching this car come together.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 01:18:01 PM »
I am currently building a 68 coupe.

Gotta be the best shape and number 1 choice for a build.  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 10:17:34 PM »
I'm watching this thread with enthusiasm, great work Neil.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 10:58:13 PM »
Yesterday and today I was working on fitting the shift lever. Had to make a thread adaptor as shift knob was a larger thread. Then weld up a floor plate to mount shift boot and give gear box a little clearance with the floor. Turned out OK. will look better when carpet installed.








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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 10:31:33 PM »
Put some of the rear end on the car today, after sticking on a new boot rubber it is very hard to close. I have had to space the catch with a few washers and will remove them one at a time. Hopefully the rubber squashes up a bit and I can get it to close that little bit more.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2016, 10:56:30 PM »
Yep, prettiest bum ever seen on a car.

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2016, 08:31:39 AM »
Not much done yesterday, did manage to put one headlight together. New insert with park light as well.



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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2016, 08:35:35 PM »
Put the other head light together and worked on getting original park/indicator to be a dedicated orange indicator.






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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2016, 09:56:25 PM »
Fuel tank is my next job, I have to put a after market fuel sender in to match the gauge I will be using. Went to the local bolt shop and bought a 42mm washer. Drilled and tapped it to suit the sender, cut a hole in tank the  size of washer and welded in place. Put a PPG POR fuel tank treatment to coat inside of tank as it was pretty ugly in there. Repaired a couple of dents in the under side of tank. Coated with epoxy and got a bit impatient and put on some satin black 2k wet on wet on under side of tank. Looks wrinkle finish, little disappointed but will look fine. Will spray top section that is seen in boot tomorrow.






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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 10:54:59 AM »
Fuel tank completed and installed. Still need to put a return to tank through old pick up.



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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 03:41:06 PM »
coming along very nicely

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2016, 09:51:27 AM »
verrry nice !! :thumb:

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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2016, 06:18:53 PM »
Been trying to get my head around rewiring the car.



Starting to get somewhere. Tail lights, blinkers, reverse lights and brake lights all working. Wiper motor, interior lights working. Motor starting off its own key. EFI pumps working. Still heaps to do.


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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 08:31:19 PM »


Had a go at putting the new covers on the back seat. Back padding was not to bad but should of got new foam. I have new foam for fronts though.


 

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