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65RestoMod
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From: Spring, TX
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-23-2001 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65RestoMod   Click Here to Email 65RestoMod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First just wanted to say that this is a great site for information. I am in the process of restoring a 65 coupe and trying to soak up alot of information that I have gathered here. Anyway I am proably about 3 weeks from the paint shop and will begin work on my engine and trunk. I already got the info on the $1500 300HP motor ideas and was wondering if anyone has done any unique trunk restorations.
On another note, I am gathering information for my website and was curious if any of you thought that it would be a good idea to create a database of information that users could search through to find ideas or resolutions to problems. I was thinking of more on the restoration and engine modification side. For example, Joe Blow wanted to replace a front core support he could do a search on the database that would either provide the information or provide a link to a website where the information resided. I think the forums are probably still the best way to share information, but thought that this might be a quick reference type of thing. I have rambled on enough for now. Thanks,
Jeff

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-23-2001 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff,
First of all, Welcome to Mustangsandmore.

As far as restoring a trunk, assuming by your nickname of Restomod, you are considering non stock, your imagination is the limit. I have seen fully carpeted, full leather, custom sewn, even chrome panels. I suggest going to a custom car show and just looking at all varieties and gather your own ideas. Again, welcome to M&M

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Mike Golliver
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65 Kcode coupe 347 stroker modified 5-speed MCA Retired
66 convertible-3 dueces and a 5-speed with a 289
65 Fastback -GT-350H Clone SOLD IT 7/21/01
89 T-Bird Super coupe
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Boss Hoss
Gearhead

Posts: 222
From: Georgia
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-23-2001 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 65RestoMod:
was wondering if anyone has done any unique trunk restorations

Hi, Jeff:
Welcome to M&M!

First of all, I think your website idea is excellent...I have wished for something exactly like that for quite a while.

Secondly, as far as the trunk goes, I have pretty much gotten my 1965 coupe's trunk interior ready for the paint shop, and I have encountered some interesting situations.

First off, on either side of the gas tank, there should be a little round rubber plug cap. If these caps are still there, pull them out and feel the metal all around the hole. Stick your finger into the drain hole and feel the metal from the underside. This is an area that had quite a bit of rust on my car. The area around one hole had a bit of "Swiss cheese" metal around it. I didn't really want to replace this section of the trunk floor, since the affected area was so small, so I just ground the worst of the rusted bit away, and after using Ospho to convert the remaining rust to primer, I built the area back up again using AllMetal. So far, it looks great and is quite solid, and I'll just keep my fingers crossed to see if the rust reappears. If it does, THEN I will replace that part of the trunk floor.

Next, look down the sides of the trunk, down where the bottom of the rear quarter panels are welded to the trunk floor drop-offs. This is another BIG area for rust, since water can collect in these "valleys" and rust the quarter panels from the inside out. Get a flashlight and really stick your head down in there. You might be surprised at the condition of the metal. Depending on what you find, you might have to do some serious rust elimination, or you might have to replace part of the trunk floor and/or quarter panel. Fortunately, my quarter panels are pretty solid in this area, although I do notice a TINY pinhole at the bottom of one of the "valleys".

One area that I noticed was really deteriorating on my car was the seam sealer they used to seal the floor of the trunk to the inside of the tail light panel. This seam was really cracked and broken, and it looked terrible. I had to scrape the old seam sealer off and then clean the remaining sealer residue with 3M cleaner specially designed for that purpose (e-mail me if you need the 3M number...I don't know it right offhand). I am just about to re-seal this area. It's a real basic fix, but it is necessary for looks and for sealing the trunk.

There are other things I encountered during my visit to the trunk, but I can't remember them right now. I'm tired and need to get to bed. I'll check the trunk and let you know some more "horror stories"!

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*andy* ([email protected])

also known as...***Boss Hoss***

*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
*1996 Mustang GT coupe*

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-24-2001 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff welcome,the trunk you had to remind me about that.Just when I was getting the car looking better.you go a bring up an area I have not even started to any thing with yet.
I like the all carpet look.With the side pockets carpeted all the way down.And make some small covers to cover the side pockets.To make it look like a flat trunk floor.Put a panel between the rear seat and truck and carpet that to.Its a real clean look.Just my .02.
Ron

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 10-24-2001 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome.

You may want to look into Rhinolining, like they use on pickups. That's neat stuff!

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-24-2001 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used dark gray textured spray paint to paint it and then just put in the stock plaid trunk mat. Works for me.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-24-2001 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
that Rhinolining, isn't that the stuff you got on your fingers and then your.......

Mike

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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-25-2001 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
haha oh uh Steve, Keep it in your nickers at times like that!

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65RestoMod
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From: Spring, TX
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-25-2001 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65RestoMod   Click Here to Email 65RestoMod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the ideas and the warm welcome.

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