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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019 Thread Starter
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A good find for me, and a new Mustang buddy.

So I was searching thru the CL ads for Mustang stuff, and I found a shell of a 66 convertible. It was a factory V8 car, with disk brakes. I went back and forth with emails to the owner, and the final one was that he had another guy interested in most of the parts, but he'd still be left with a rolling skeleton. It would however, still have the 8" differential, the complete front suspension and steering linkage, and the front disk brakes! He then said that if I wanted to come get it, that he would give it to me, as it would save him from having to cut it up himself. I told him that would be awesome, as I had a 6 cylinder 4 lug car, and am looking to upgrade the brakes. So, last night I went to his house, loaded it up on my trailer, along with a couple of seats I can use for parts. He was then showing me his 66 convertible project, his SVO Mustang that he's the original owner of, and we had a nice chat about Mustang projects. He took my offer of some Sam Adams, since he wouldn't take any money, and he told me he wanted me to send him pictures of my progress of the brake upgrade. So I'm giving a shout out to my new Mustang buddy Jim, and a thank you for his generosity.

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Getting a complete suspension/steering/drive train setup will make it a whole lot easier to upgrade your 6 cylinder. You can swap everything over and have a viable car for a V8 engine swap down the road. Plus you'll have matching 5 bolt wheels all around. You may have to change/modify the driveline to hook everything together.

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A real beauty that is worth every penny it cost you. Over the years I have had to get rid of lots of those and it is a pain to cut them all down, I assure you.
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I've cut up a few cars over the years, and I agree, it's a quite a bit of work. Tho I must say my oxy/acetylene setup makes pretty quick work of assisting with parts removal, and cutting up the rusty parts that are beyond saving.
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I've cut up a few cars over the years, and I agree, it's a quite a bit of work. Tho I must say my oxy/acetylene setup makes pretty quick work of assisting with parts removal, and cutting up the rusty parts that are beyond saving.
Yep, but it still takes away from doing more productive work that is also a lot more enjoyable. I use a plasma cutter but even then, it's not fun.
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So over the weekend I got busy with taking the rest of the skeleton apart, as the polar vortex has passed, so the outside temperature made it pretty nice to be in the garage. I've made a nice pile of parts to keep, and I started cutting up the rest of it into pieces that I can pick up and carry by myself.
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You'll have to save a piece of the shell, like the ashtray or g.box and dash section surounding it so that it can live forever "on the wall". I hate to see a classic reach the end. At least you were able to salvage some of it's hard parts!
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Spread the word as some of those parts from the firewall forward could be used by someone fighting body cancer in that area.
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I do have the glove box door and the instrument cluster, and they're both worthy of becoming garage art... I've got the car cut up already, and if someone out there needs pieces for their car, shoot me a note... I'm in SE Michigan, about 25 miles north of the Michigan/Ohio State Line.
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