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Old 07-19-2009, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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67 Mustang Fastback S Code

Here's the 67 S Code Mustang Fastback I just bought in January of this year that I am restoring.

This is the pic from the original ad on Craig's List. It had been parked in the barn behind the boat since '82. It was a stock 390, manual 4 speed, 9" 3.25 Equa-lok, dark moss green w/ black interior car.

Unfortunately the engine was long gone but the original rear end and tranny were there.

The guy I bought it from swore it was rust free and was VERY firm on the price....



This is when we finally got it home.

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This is what the interior looked like, everything had that brown diamond tuck, including the headliner.





More interior pics after I removed all the diamond tuck.




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There was some damage on the right side fender aprons that I saw when I bought the car. I figured we would be doing some sheet metal work anyways at some point.



The extra holes in the rear valance, the car had the lower back panel grill option as well as the exterior decor group. Both pieces of the panel grill were in the trunk and were in really good shape.



I originally intended on stripping the entire car but, after the body shop started sanding the typical trouble spots all we found under the primer was metal. Perhaps that long drive to California to buy the car was going to pay off after all.

This is pretty much what the car looked like where ever it was sanded.



The original hood was pretty hammered. After looking around a bit and crawling through a couple barns I found an original turn signal hood that did not need too much work.

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Here are some progress pics at the body shop. Not necessarily in order.









The front valance was pretty hammered, and the rear was missing altogether. I bought mine from a local Scott Drake dealer. I heard that it is pretty common for the rear aftermarket valances to be short. Aside from the right inner fender aprons this was the only sheet metal that had to be replaced.



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Since the car did not come with an engine I had to get one. I searched around and talked to a lot of people and ended up finding a guy that only generally works by referrals. He is supposed to be a FE guru and builds engines as a hobby.

He told me to come by the other night since all the parts were back from the machine shop so it would be a good photo op.





I had no idea he was going to have me hang out and put the engine together with me watching.





He pointed out the number on the crank to me and said that I wanted to take a pic of it.



I don't know much about the part numbers and what all this means so I came home and looked it up on the internet.

http://www.cartechbooks.com/cartech/contentfiles/13.pdf

It's from a truck?? WTF??

I'm waiting for him to call me back and explain.

Maybe someone here might know more about this?

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Old 07-20-2009, 01:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Groovy interior! I'd keep it if I were you and you may wanna diamond tuck the taillight panel, exterior roof liner and dash pad This is gonna be a sweeet looking stang when done.
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Honestly the interior on this one looks better than the one that came in the one i have. Love the body style to, since you seem to be restoring this car, i was wondering if you could give me some advice the 67 im working on.
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Honestly the interior on this one looks better than the one that came in the one i have. Love the body style to, since you seem to be restoring this car, i was wondering if you could give me some advice the 67 im working on.
Best advice I got was join a car club, I would have never found the body shop that I am using if it was not for a recommendation from someone there.

Another thing, everyone is going to have their own opinion and way of doing things. Remember it's YOUR car and build it the way YOU want to.
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Congrats on your find, my friend. My own interior/exterior decor group, S-code 67 fastback was in similar condition when I got it 20 years ago, although it did, in fact, run well enough to drive it home from across the San Francisco bay. It's been a learning experience, to say the least.

Similarly, mine was equipped with a '75 390 truck engine that had been rebuilt by the now-defunct Automotive Eng'g. There's a reason why they're no longer in business. Enough said. But don't fret about the truck crank. It should give you good service. The truck blocks, by the way, have stronger webbing in the bearing saddles and should give good service, too. I couldn't tell from the photo whether your block was out of a truck or not.

As for rust, I only had to deal with swiss cheese floor pans from a leaky cowl vent, and the inner passenger fender apron which the battery had eaten up. Nothing my trusty MIG welder couldn't fix.

If I can answer any questions for you, email me at schaefer_don@hotmail.com
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Nice work on the fender apron, nice work on the entire car as well.

Keep up the good work and the progress!



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P.S. The crank being from a truck is all good, it's the stroke that makes it a 390 and 3.78 is all you need, and that's what you got. The block casting and date codes are what have my attention now.
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nice find and work on the car. can't believe you didn't want to keep the diamond tuck on the steering column. wow, never seen that before.
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The fastback came home from the body shop 7/25/09



I didn't get a chance to work on it until the next day. First thing I wanted to do is get all those remaining old parts off the car.



Big difference in the new vs. old springs.



This is all I got done, it was 100+ in that shop. I really wanted to see some new parts hung but, it just didn't work out. I did get the old brakes and suspension out though. Maybe next weekend I'll get a chance to get some parts on there...

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The weather finally cooled off a bit so I was able to do some work on the car this weekend.

When I first got going this morning I noticed on the passenger's side of the car.



It would have been nice to have been taken care of while it was still in the body shop.

I took the old steering out......



And put the mostly new steering in.





I got 1 strut rod bushing replaced. I'll need a new nut to finish the other one. The nut did not come off very nicely.



Hopefully I'll get to work on it again next weekend.
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Nice find and great progress. I am just now getting back around to catching up on you guys. Man, that brown diamond interior - you got to keep that, the 80's are calling - how groovy!

Kidding, what were they thinking. I notice yours, like mine had interior painted with a gun. I just had my rear interior panels soda blasted then I rattle canned them with Mustangs Unlimited interior paint - I am amazed how well they came out and the grain of the metal shows nice like the original without all the shine.
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I ended up going to a wrecking yard and having a passenger shock tower cut out of a donor car. I took it to a friend that is a mobile welder. He came out and removed the lower portion of the old shock tower and welded the replacement part in.



You might notice that there is a weld on the left part of the shock tower even with the upper control arm mount holes. There was a hairline crack that was revealed when the paint was burnt off from the welding. I heard that this was pretty common in these big block cars.

If you are also observant, you might notice the top factory hole was welded too while I was on the phone....

During clean up.



After pics





Here is another after pic that I noticed when I went to start installing my suspension.



I was thinking about doing the upper arm relocation anyways. I'm not sure how well that would work out punching that part of the hole.
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