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Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« on: October 02, 2014, 11:37:00 PM »
Okay, so I just inked the deal for a 1965 Mustang coupe.    Car has had a great deal of sheet metal work completed and is a roller currently.

Plans are to do a lot of small sheet metal mods over the next year or two and start on small things.   I want to build a new house so money for the car will be tight but fabricating is cheap.   Eventually it will end up a pro touring build with a turbo drivetrain of some kind.

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More to come...
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1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 11:56:48 PM »
No passenger door?

Congrats this should be a great project!
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 12:02:35 AM »
It has one, not sure why it was off in that picture.  Comes with a pile of parts as well.  Glass, trim, etc.  Weird to start all over, but I have wanted one of these since I was 7-8 years old.  I remember someone selling a cherry 65-66 when I was 13.  3000 dollars.   I begged my parents to buy it.  No dice, haha.
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1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 08:40:38 AM »
Nice! Can't wait to see the underway updates. I love seeing the old coupes with the white and blue stripe paint scheme.
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 10:18:06 AM »
Very nice!   :cheers:
Looking forward to the build process.  :popcorn:
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 10:52:51 AM »
Me too.

I think shaving drip rails and engine bay will be first since that's basically free.   Probably retrofit modern window mechanisms and door locks after that.   Then front/rear suspension.    That should at least cover the winter.    I'm still kicking around colors a little.   Pretty set on British Racing Green on the exterior, but working on black, tan or black/tan combo interior.   Right now combo is winning out.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 11:09:01 AM »
are you planning on ditching the front suspension for an SLA? Lots of room to be had by hacking out the towers.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 11:20:27 AM »
Yeah, I've looked at a lot of options but I think I'm going do a welder series Mustang II front crossmember + tubular arms + coilovers and hopefully 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra dual piston brakes.   I'll flatten the strut towers in the bay.    I had a conversation with someone recently about these cars and got a lecture about how small the engine bay is...    methinks they have not been under the hood of a twin turbo LS/FD with A/C...

The 65-66 has a 56" front track width, but apparently guys run 1" wheel spacers up front to use modern wheels.   Seems to me that I could just get the 58" width setup and avoid that 1" wheel spacers.
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 02:36:08 PM »
I think we can get all the plans ironed out at SNS.   :poke:  Maybe have a dry erase board at Damon's, and the group can brainstorm your entire project.

Seriously, congratulations.  I look forward to see what you finally end up doing.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 02:41:55 PM »
I'm going to TRY to come down to SNS on Saturday, but I can't guarantee it.   2 billion dollar acquisition > just about everything else right now.  :(
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2014, 02:49:28 PM »
Wooooooooo!
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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 03:29:09 PM »
I like it. It needs some fat tires all around.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 08:24:44 PM »
Yussssss! Excited for this build!  :bacon:

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2014, 09:14:01 PM »
Never been a mustang fan but excited for the build.

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Re: Blake's 1965 Mustang Project
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 09:28:18 PM »
Pretty cool Blake... Sub'd for buildy type stuff....

Drip rails are a must...

Green looks great on those cars as well... 
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