well on Wednesday I said goodbye to the cobra, It was a Great car and I had a ton of fun with it. However I had a gentleman approach me and made me an offer for the car I couldn't refuse. I decided it was time for some new or old in this case.I grew up around musclecars. Ive always loved classic fastback stangs. When the remake of Gone in 60 seconds came out in 2000 watching nicolas cage run from the cops in a modified 67 GT500, I was hooked. I loved everything about the car the look the colors, the sound, ...everything. I said to myself one day I will own that car. So 10 years later here I am.
I've been watching the prices of 67/68 fastbacks for a few years now and they have doubled in price. With the possible sale of the cobra I began looking around for a good clean car. I looked at a couple but they were either complete heaps of shit or way over priced. I finally PMed a guy on another mustang forum who was from conn with a 67. I looked at it and bought it right then and there.
The previous owner bought the car in Tennessee.He completely stripped the car, sandblasted it, and put it on a rotisserie to do the rust repair. He replaced the floors quarters and some other misc metal that had been eaten away. He installed all new suspension disc brakes, fuel lines and just about everything else under the car. He swapped in a fuel injected 5.0 out of a low mileage 94 GT. He purchased a brand new world class t5 5 speed and a 9 inch rear end.
My goal for the car is to make it as movie correct as possible.There are a few clones out there but I have yet to see one that captures teh correct movie look. Including PIAA lighting, correct body kit, handmade PS engineering wheels,moto lita steering wheel. brushed aluminum interior some other stuff.
For those of you that haven't seen the movie this is what the final result will look like.
here she is on the way home, ill post more pictures and info as I make progress
gloves van full of parts, including a brand new windshield.
the crack free original dashpad i scored at mustangs unlimited, I have a reproduction one but they fit like garbage and dont have the correct texture. its blue but nothing a little VHT die cant fix.
I spent a couple hours last night fitting the shelby trunk and endcaps, being fiberglass they dont just bolt right on. I got the front gap all nice but I have to adjust the unges to bring down the drivers side rear a bit.
Today after class I worked on the front and rear glass channels. They had 40 years worth of paint and window glue in them so it was quite a bitch, but in the end they had no rust and looks great. I have no school/work Wednesday so im gonna strip the rest of the roof and the sail panels ill put that in epoxy primer so seal the metal. Im gonna spray the glass channels with the pepper gray metallic used on the movie car and have the glass put in next week. Its not gonna be painted for a while, but putting the glass in will allow me to put the interior in, then I can put the windows up and not get the interior all dusty while doing body work.
yup it will have the gas cap on the sail panel. I can drive the car as it sits, but having no glass or anything makes it kinda crappy, so that's why i'm trying to get everything all stripped, in epoxy primer, then I can at least drive it around to cruises or what not. I cant afford to paint it this year so primer will have to do.