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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: December 17, 2017 11:21PM

Awesome. Craig, just awesome. You are going to have so much fun with that car!

Dan
Chandler, AZ
1966 Corsa Turbo Convertible
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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: December 18, 2017 05:44AM

Wow Craig 😎
A few years back I built an Aussie head 6 cyl. 1966 coupe. Fun car but Not even close to the level you’re doing 👍




The Corvair, Keeping Nader Notorious winking smiley


Will
Northern California



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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 18, 2017 11:26AM

When narrowing an axle, it's a good idea to have a friend and neighbor with a lathe that has an EIGHT FOOT LONG lathe bed! eye popping smiley

Speed change? No problem; it has a Model A 3-speed transmission on top. Three speeds forward and One reverse.

The hot tip for an axle these days is the 8.8" found in V8 Explorers from the late '90s. 31-spline axles, Traction-Loc, Disc brakes, and 3.73 ratio. An easy find at Pull-n-Save for less than $100!

After chucking-up one end and supporting the other with a live-center, we added the center support, made some marks, cut off about a foot, and beveled the end.

We took the cut-off part to another lathe and cut out the unneeded 2 7/8" section and beveled that end.

Back to the big lathe we squared up the tubes and welded them together. Nice deep weld and straight as an arrow. The whole process took about an hour. Like I said, it pays to know a guy with the skills and a great big lathe.smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: matchlessmo ()
Date: December 18, 2017 06:33PM

Craig great work, hers my 1965 i finished yrs ago, total control rack n pinion, 4 wheel disc brakes and 5 speed , gets 27 mpg.


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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 18, 2017 07:58PM

You should be very greatfull that you found a body shop that does two things , does great work and does not keep your car for years. Looks great , good luck with the some assembly required project.

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 18, 2017 08:12PM

matchlessmo Wrote:
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> Craig great work, hers my 1965 i finished yrs ago,
> total control rack n pinion, 4 wheel disc brakes
> and 5 speed , gets 27 mpg.

Beautiful car. I love the color combination. smiling bouncing smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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