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Offline Rayatswan

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Rusty 66 Coupe
« on: January 08, 2021, 07:55:32 AM »
I recently started a full Restomd on a 66 Coupe I have owned for many years.
Over the years I have been collecting parts and doing little jobs here and there but nothing substantial until recently.
This is what I have started with, the photos don't do justice to how bad it is!




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 09:06:44 AM »
Started the stripdown










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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 09:17:41 AM »
Built a frame for the car to sit on whilst I pull it apart to replace rusty panels etc.




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 09:31:46 AM »
One of my first jobs before I started the strip down was to get hold of a pair of 69 shock towers, I am going to fit these because of the improvements the longer lower control arm gives, they will also be fitted with RRS coilovers. Pictures of RRS shock tower notching as well. They were rusty too.

















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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 09:47:37 AM »




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 10:18:04 AM »
Another job was shortening a 9" diff from a F150 truck, also fitted full floating hubs and mounts for coilover suspension.





Here the diff is test fitted to the new rear frame rails and trunk floor




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 10:20:10 AM »




Looking good, are they vert inner rockers also being fitted?

I've fitted the US Cartools subframe connectors on mine, but should have done the vert inner rockers and seat platform in hindsight

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2021, 10:27:31 AM »
Hi Dwayne, yes they are convertible inner rockers and I do have the seat platform as well.
I have fitted one of them so far will post some photos in the next few days, internet is slow where I live.

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 08:14:22 PM »
Man, I saw the car photos yesterday and I thought you've only just started the restoration, but you've been very busy!
Looks great, it's really going to be some car!
Well done,
Cheers Phil.
If you've never buggered anything you've never done anything!
But if you've buggered a lot maybe you're not very good at it!

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 09:02:33 PM »
Thanks AussiePhil

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 10:39:01 PM »
Hi Ray.  Very nice work and sounds like there's plenty of thought going into it as well!  What's the end purpose - streetie, track work or a bit of both?  Keep the updates coming, please!

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2021, 05:25:06 AM »
Thanks Haggspeed, just building it because I can, no intended purpose mate.

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 05:33:50 AM »
Besides the 9" diff I have a few other parts tucked away,

World Products "Man O War" 9.5" tall, 4.125" bore Block





CNC Ported CHI 3V Heads





Tremec T56 Magnum 6 Speed Gearbox and associated hardware, I will get more photos when I unbox it.

 

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 10:09:08 AM »
Started cutting it up.






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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2021, 10:18:31 AM »
This is the frame rails and Watts link that will be going in



In Place



Trunk floor ready to go in




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2021, 10:28:51 AM »
Floor Plug welded



Had to narrow the Torque box's due to putting convertible inner rockers in, I bought coupe frame rails. Not sure if you can buy convertible frame rails and torque box's.










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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 12:57:30 PM »
Mate, nice Engine Block & Heads, it's good to see another serious build underway and a Clevor, 6-speed, too!  Which Exhaust Headers are you planning on using?  What have you got planned for the Trans Tunnel?  Is the Rear Suspension custom or did you start with a kit?  Is that a Fays2 Watts Linkage you are using?  What size Wheels and Tyres will it have?  Sorry for asking so many questions, but I'm very intrigued.  By the way, I like that you're tackling the suspension as separate front and rear assemblies, too.  You've definitely got our attention, keep up the good work!

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 01:33:50 PM »
Thanks for that Haggspeed. I will build custom stainless headers myself, I have Stainless Steel flanges to start with. The rear suspension is by Street or Track, here is a link.
https://streetortrack.com/suspension/rear-suspension/3-link/
The wheels I am using are superlites by Trans Am Engineering Australia in 17 x 9.5" front and rear
The trans tunnel will be custom, when I get the floor, front and rear frame rails etc done I will mock it up and go from there.

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2021, 04:16:54 PM »
Great build. Loving the pics.

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2021, 08:20:42 PM »
Re-used the original rockers after cutting out some rust.









One side had a good inner rocker panel after removing seat base spot welds, the other side was rusty and had to be remade.



Painted inside for rust protection.



Convertible rockers welded to original rockers and refitted.




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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2021, 10:27:51 PM »
I am in awe. Impressive work!  :bow:

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2021, 05:15:59 AM »
Thank you 67FBGT

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2021, 07:40:18 AM »
 I must say that is " one serious rebuild " I too am impressed with your commitment and dedication, is it fair to assume you have an engineering background.,

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Re: Rusty 66 Coupe
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2021, 08:44:54 AM »
Thanks Andrew, yes mate heavy industry maintenance background plus determination.

 

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