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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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65 Mustang from Junkyard to Road

I aquired a 65 Mustang with some bad quater panel and subframe damage but otherwise good running car, It may have been repairable not to sure I was 15 at the time so doing something like that would have been very hard at that age. The car had 250 CI strait 6 and looked like some spent time making that possable. With the damaged rear I did what I was able to do with my ability and being 15, my allowance and got another 65 mustang (a friend found it) with strait frame, rotting floor boards, no fenders,hood and a rusted 200 CI in the engine bay hanging by a thread, basicly the car was picked apart sitting in this guys yard. Took this 65 home and swaped every working part from bad frame Mustang, to junkyard Mustang (after having my stepdad weld in new floor pans) this process took about a year and was just about ready by the time I got my License. Car stayed like that for 8 years and now that I got the $$$ to make it a powerful and beautiful looking car im going to make it so. 5.0 out of 89 Mustang just needs to see a machine shop, all parts are purchased for engine rebuild, disc brakes for the front are ready to be installed,
T-5 and cable clutch are ready for install. New springs, shocks and other suspention parts are all ready to be installed all I have to do is get home to do it. Im trying to get it all done (maybe not back on the road) in 30 days when I get some leave time. Pics will posted from start of swaping 6 cyl to the 8 and also have pics of the car fresh from the junkyard I will post them when I can.

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I aquired a 65 Mustang with some bad quater panel and subframe damage but otherwise good running car, It may have been repairable not to sure I was 15 at the time so doing something like that would have been very hard at that age. The car had 250 CI strait 6 and looked like some spent time making that possable. With the damaged rear I did what I was able to do with my ability and being 15, my allowance and got another 65 mustang (a friend found it) with strait frame, rotting floor boards, no fenders,hood and a rusted 200 CI in the engine bay hanging by a thread, basicly the car was picked apart sitting in this guys yard. Took this 65 home and swaped every working part from bad frame Mustang, to junkyard Mustang (after having my stepdad weld in new floor pans) this process took about a year and was just about ready by the time I got my License. Car stayed like that for 8 years and now that I got the $$$ to make it a powerful and beautiful looking car im going to make it so. 5.0 out of 89 Mustang just needs to see a machine shop, all parts are purchased for engine rebuild, disc brakes for the front are ready to be installed,
T-5 and cable clutch are ready for install. New springs, shocks and other suspention parts are all ready to be installed all I have to do is get home to do it. Im trying to get it all done (maybe not back on the road) in 30 days when I get some leave time. Pics will posted from start of swaping 6 cyl to the 8 and also have pics of the car fresh from the junkyard I will post them when I can.
If you have any questions post away. My 66 Stang was a 6 to conversation. 8" Rearend, AOD, 331 stroker, front disc, etc so I know where you're going. Maybe save you some time and money.

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I'm going through the same thing and am more than willing to help you out
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Progress is being made where it can as I am still in the sandbox playing with hadji. I ask my dad to strip down the block for the machinist next week so luckly I can get that done while im away. Next month ill be back in Japan so hopefully I can get some leave time with all thats going on over there. It will be nice to come home to a freshly machined block ready for me to put it together and couple with the T-5 I got.What sucks is everybody gets to have the "winter project" and ill be doing all this in the middle of summer, but I still cant wait!!

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pics being uploaded (as soon as I can figure out how)

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This was the car when I first got it. Its primer gray now and more coming next month when I go on leave man its nice to be out of Iraq

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I finally live back in the states and have a garage to do everything to my car that I have wanted to. I stripped every nut and bolt off the car and now I am getting everything back together it has been 1.5 years since i started stripping the car down to get to there I am at now. The first this was to strip all the old paint, road grime, undercoating from the fenders and under side and check for rust. Unfortunately the floor pans needed to be done/redone. When i got the car the rear pans where toast so we welded patch panels from another car and that worked for a few years but after looking at it I had to do it right it had a 2 inch overlap on the rear pans and the toe boards had rusted so I did the long pans on both sides. I think it looks a lot better now. Then I made new fuel and brake line, while everything was apart ii decided to do 2 fuel line 3/8 stainless so I can account for future upgrades and I plan to use the return line instead of a deadhead system with the electric fuel pump.
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So putting a 87 5.0 in the 65 had an issue I just had to solve there is several routes so since I had the tools i decided to choose this one. The problem with the 5.0 is the dip stick is in the pan and the pan is a duel sump. The 65 289 had the oil dip stick in the timing cover but I wanted to use the 5.0 serpentine set up so that was not an option. I could have drilled through the timing cover and put the dipstick in that way. But getting that right seemed like a harder task then creating a provision in the pan. I started with a bolt, a piece of 1/4 steel, some sheet metal, and a universal dipstick. After I rounded and welded the nut to the the piece of steel I used some sheet metal from my floor boards to cover it all up. Lucky I had an old hydraulic lifter that was about the same diameter as the nut to help me shape the cover. I then welded the cover to the steel plate then welded it from the inside of the pan to ensure a good seal. I also welded the outside of the pan and ground/sanded it down but that was purely for aesthetics. When cutting the pan I filled it with water to ensure I was put everything at the right oil level height so I got an accurate reading when I used it. I am please with the results.
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Looking good. Glad you are back at it.

My 64 Fairlane came out of a Junkyard in GA.

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