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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: December 10, 2015 10:27AM

Wow!!! I LOVE the Javelin! Very pretty!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 18, 2016 08:38PM

There has been progress on the '65 Mustang 2+2! The bodywork is done and it's in primer. My body guy is going to let it shrink for a week before final blocking. (It has been blocked once already). Then, it's paint time! Black with red stripes.

This is the first time I've seen the car with doors and a front clip so it's finally looking like a real car. Another month and it will be sharing the shop with the '60 "Basket case" car. In reality, the Mustang is even more of a basket case than the '60. The only parts on the Mustang beyond the basic shell was the front and rear suspension, and those parts have to come off!

The bottom picture isn't my car but this is where I'm headed. (Just a few more dollars! grinning smiley and I'll be there! LOL)

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
Date: February 18, 2016 09:55PM

Nice! Big plus to have a body shop that get's with the program!
That is going to be a fine oat burner, no doubt.

Are you going to bring your CaVe Monza over to the Econo-Run in Oregon this year?
end of April is still awhile away.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: February 20, 2016 08:44AM

That looks awesome! In no time you will have one beautiful Mustang!

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 20, 2016 09:19AM

I'm excited too but between the '60 "Fimonza" and the Mustang, the only way to keep my credit card from catching fire is to store it on ice!eye popping 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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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: sportwagon400 ()
Date: February 20, 2016 03:49PM

send them to Calgary is very cold here especially since the boss asked how much the 69 GS convert was costing to restore eye popping smileyeye popping smiley
haha

Current rides for
Mr Buick
69 GS 400 Convertible Buckets Console Air ( now fully restored )
69 GS 350 Buckets Console Air
69 Buick Special Deluxe 2 dr post fact air
65 Sportwagon 350 SBB 2004R w/air & cruise
65 Buick Special wagon factory air
66 Corvair Corsa Crown mid engine V8 Conversion
69 Dune Buggy 110 HP Corvair powered Crown conversion
65 Pontiac Safari Wagon V8
94 S10

Please tell my wife I have another woman it would be easier to explane!



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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: February 20, 2016 07:12PM

My best friend just finished a 66 2 plus 2 resto mod....TCI front end, 5 or 6 speed trans...modified 302 or 5.0....petty blue color....glass insert in the roof vent..air...etc...its a nice one.

The last one he fixed up was a 67 390 GT fastback...he was asking 45M for it and sold it within an hour of showing it at Pigeon Forge...it was black with red interior...it was nice too...It went to Dallas Tx....59M asking...the next time we saw it was in Germany...again...it was a very nicely done car.

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 17, 2016 09:00AM

It's BACK! smiling bouncing smiley

My paint and body guy, Karl Fuller "Maddog Kustoms" of Spokane, WA, did his usual amazing work. You could easily read a book in the reflection of any body panel. I'm so pleased!

Now I have to get to the meat of the project; installation of all the components and construction of the interior, doors, glass, trim, and so-on. (But first I have to put out the fire in my checkbook!)

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: glivorsi ()
Date: April 17, 2016 10:19AM

I'm confused by the dash. Is that a frame that goes under the dash pad? The things with 3 diamond dimples on each side.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Date: April 17, 2016 04:15PM

Indeed - that is the Upper Dash Pad Foundation.
It's designed to hold the foam/vinyl pad enough to get the full impression of your face when it impacts!! smoking smiley


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: April 17, 2016 05:40PM

Wow Craig that paint is out of hand!!

Love it.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: OzJavelin ()
Date: April 18, 2016 04:05AM

Great job .. looks great!
People often talk trash about Mustangs, but they are great cars and having parts availability and interchange just makes them more suitable as regular drivers.
Cant wait to see this one finished.

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: April 18, 2016 04:46AM

Wow! Just wow!smiling bouncing smiley

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
My YouTube page yawning smiley

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: April 18, 2016 07:31AM

Craig, that is an awesome look so far! Can't wait to see it complete!

Guy
63 Spyder Coupe
Minnetonka, MN, but soon to be Harrisville, NH

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: TheRealHip ()
Date: January 06, 2017 07:42AM

Hey so is this running yet?

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 06, 2017 07:48AM

TheRealHip Wrote:
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> Hey so is this running yet?

Craig replies: Not quite yet. Currently I'm working on custom front and rear suspension.

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: cnicol ()
Date: December 17, 2017 08:56PM

Well here we are almost a year since my last post. (It's been a tough year health-wise but I'm mostly back at it now)

I've narrowed the Explorer 31-spline 8.8" disc brake rear axle and adapted a 4-link rear suspension kit. Man that was fun. It was supposed to fit but absolutely NOTHING fit! Such a deal.

Next is the subframe-connector kit which connects the rear "frame rails" to the front "frame rails".

After that, I'll start working on the rack & Pinion, Coil-over front suspension.

Now that I have the rear trimmed out (lights, bumpers, EFI fuel tank, new backlite, polished trim) I will either start to trim-out the doors or the front end. I really like trimming-out a freshly painted car; that's my favorite part.

One of my funny little observations: I probably have 300# of sorted nuts and bolts from various GM and German car projects. NONE of it works for a Mustang!!
Tail light screws-Nope. Tail light nuts-nope, door latch screws-Nope. Bumper bolts-nope! So far I've had to purchase every little nut bolt and screw - I could build six Corvairs and not need a thing...hot 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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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:07PM

Nothing can stop you now!





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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:12PM

What a relief! I'm glad none of that crappy metric German hardware made it's way into your pony. An absolute travesty if it had.
Looking good,Craig!😉

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Re: OT - My next project '65 Mustang 2+2 Restomod
Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:51PM

I own a 2016 5.0, so I'm always keen to see another Mustang live. But yeah, but a Coyote in it.

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