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65racecoupe
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posted 05-23-2002 04:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey everyone. I just found this forum. I spend mucho time on Stangnet. Thought I would give you a try.

I have a 65 coupe that I am going to start to finish when I get home in a month from TDY. I am having trouble deciding which route to present my car. Either way it will be VERY clean. Here are my options.

1. Present it as a correct 65 GT with correct black Pony interior. 15x8 styled steel wheels (15 to fit brakes) Engine bay will match look of car. It is a 351W.

2. Present it as a regular V8 stang with black standard with same wheels as above.

3. Make a Pro Touring type car with standard black int, new supportive front seats, fuel safe cell, shelby dash pod tach, and 16 or 17x8 wheels.

It is, or will be equipped with the following.

351W (either 357 ci - 430hp for # 1 and 2, or 393ci - 485hp with the Pro touring)
Tremec TKO 5 speed with scattershield
Currie 9 inch 3.89 gears
Mustangs Plus complete susp. w/shelby control arm drop, sway bars, etc.
Flaming River steering box
SSBC 4 wheel slotted disc brakes
TCP subframe connectors with x brace

Car is totally rust free now. All suspension and brakes are on. Have the TKO ready. Just need to decide on a 430 hp or a 475 - 500 hp engine and style of car.

Any opinions? Any suggestions on how to go about any of the choices? I appreciate the help. Thanks.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 05-23-2002 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The easy solution (although somewhat expensive) is to buy two more Mustangs and have one of each.

I like all three ideas. I guess I'm really no help at all.

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65racecoupe
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posted 05-23-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not made of money man!!! I wish. My next baby will be a 65 GT Pony int K code fastback, oh yeah. This one will be fast, I just want it to be tasteful as well and accepted as "clean" in a car show.


Any ideas on what are acceptable mods for the Pro Touring, as I am leaning towards that. I really want my interior exactly like the pic on the Shelby Dash post. Would the drop in fuel cell be cool,or is it totally unecessary?
I want the outside to be clean and the wheels to match the body style (stock sheetmetal). I like the TT2, but everyone has them. How about these wheels in 16 or 17 x 8? (for a 65 coupe.

http://www.boydcoddingtonwheels.com/wheels/Bitchin/genesis5.html

or

http:/www.boydcoddingtonwheels.com/wheels/Cast/smoothie2.html

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johnmustang
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posted 05-23-2002 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65racecoupe:
Hey everyone. I just found this forum. I spend mucho time on Stangnet. Thought I would give you a try.

I have a 65 coupe that I am going to start to finish when I get home in a month from TDY. I am having trouble deciding which route to present my car. Either way it will be VERY clean. Here are my options.

1. Present it as a correct 65 GT with correct black Pony interior. 15x8 styled steel wheels (15 to fit brakes) Engine bay will match look of car. It is a 351W.

2. Present it as a regular V8 stang with black standard with same wheels as above.

3. Make a Pro Touring type car with standard black int, new supportive front seats, fuel safe cell, shelby dash pod tach, and 16 or 17x8 wheels.

It is, or will be equipped with the following.

351W (either 357 ci - 430hp for # 1 and 2, or 393ci - 485hp with the Pro touring)
Tremec TKO 5 speed with scattershield
Currie 9 inch 3.89 gears
Mustangs Plus complete susp. w/shelby control arm drop, sway bars, etc.
Flaming River steering box
SSBC 4 wheel slotted disc brakes
TCP subframe connectors with x brace

Car is totally rust free now. All suspension and brakes are on. Have the TKO ready. Just need to decide on a 430 hp or a 475 - 500 hp engine and style of car.

Any opinions? Any suggestions on how to go about any of the choices? I appreciate the help. Thanks.


I would go with option #1 , 65 Gt looks mighty good , pony interior is the best

JOHN

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rockafellz
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posted 05-23-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65racecoupe,

Welcome to M&M. This forum is a great place to come to for technical questions!! These guys know their stuff!! Superdave also hangs out here.

Erik

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-23-2002 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1) Welcome to M&M
2) What's stangnet?
3) Flames would be a cool look!

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The Iceman
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posted 05-23-2002 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I say buy supportive front seats -- Ive got a nice pair of Tan Tweed fronts from a '95 300zx for sale by the way -- and keep the pony seats in your basement in storage.
Youll love the feeling of them and appreciate them especially on long hauls!

However with everything else, I say mix and match with your above ideas -- personally I dont think anything larger than 16" should be on a classic but thats me ( - i like the look of meat in the back, but hey, im old fashioned at 18 years of age )
And Id say go for something OTHER than Torq Thrusts or TT2s because they, in my opinion are on anything and everything out there!
The fuel cell is always good in general (if you ahve the money!) and I like the look of a tach on the colum personally

But your engine ideas all sound nice WHICHEVER you choose (but hey look whos talking, ive only got a 6 )
have a good one and welcome to M&M!!!!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-23-2002 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

I'm restoring a '65 GT also , I'm sticking with the 'stock' appearance of the fog lights, GT stripes, exhaust trumpets (I'm gonna cut out the louvers, see below ), and emblems. I like the Torq-thrust wheels myself, so I'm gonna run 'em... 'era correct', if you ask me. All steel body to keep 'em guessing about the stroker under the hood , four speed and 9" rear. 'Incogneto' a** kicker

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 05-23-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65racecoupe:
I am not made of money man!!!

I feel your pain!!!

quote:
I like the TT2, but everyone has them. How about these wheels in 16 or 17 x 8? (for a 65 coupe.


In my opinion, and for the money, you cant beat the old reliable Cragar SS. I'd stick to a max of 16".

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pthornton
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posted 05-23-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#3 option

Wheels by Edelbrock. Either the 454 or 409.

http://www.edelbrockwheels.com/wheelcatalog.asp

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65racecoupe
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posted 05-23-2002 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I might have lead on like I have a GT coupe.

NO, I WISH. Originally an A code,C4 Honey Gold Coupe, standard interior. I don't know if I give that color enough credit.

Mixing and matching is a good idea. No one liked the Boyd wheels? They are a little pricey, but clean.

I really would do the GT clone thing, but the Pony interior conversion is a ton of money compared to the standard interior. I will post my price comparison if anyone is interested.

What seats look good in a 65 besides the stock seats. I love the look of Mike's interior in the Shelby Tach post, like I said before, but the stang seats aren't comfortable. The Scat seats are about $250 over priced. I want a look in between stock and the scat, so it jives with the interior.

www.stangnet.com is a huge stang forum place. Pretty fun. Cool guys in the classic section.

I do like this forum, lots of questions answered.

Any more info is appreciated. I am working off a budget of $10,000 (not incl paint) to finish the car. I need...

the 351 longblock 430 or 500hp+

Interior- door panels, front and rear seats fixed up, dash painted, touch up here and there

Some sort of gas tank,stock or fuel cell

Subframe connectors and x cage (heard wonderful things about the x cage from TCP)

Wheels and tires

front fenders, new door shells,(hopefully I can use the patch pannels, as the doors aren't too bad. Shells are $$$$$)

Paint, weather stripping, front windshield.

I will cut it close with the PT and do just a little better with the GT clone,but not enough to make a choice because of the $$.

Sorry about the long post. Thanks.

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65racecoupe
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posted 05-23-2002 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Iceman.

You got a pic of those seats? What other seats are good for 65. Would cover in black vinyl to match of course.

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Fastymz
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posted 05-23-2002 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well,some people tell me that my 65 has look all its own.

Go with number#3 with flames.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

It maybe slow,but it's not fast either.:)

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Fastymz
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posted 05-23-2002 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Well,some people tell me that my 65 has look all its own.

Go with number#3 with flames.

Cragers are the one and only rim.

SCOOP


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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

It maybe slow,but it's not fast either.:)

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GTRocks
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Personally, I think it depends what you want to do with it. If you plan to race it almost exclusively, option 3 is definitely where you want to be. Conversely, option 1 would add a slight amount of weight. Aim at what you want to do with it.

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Stang28965
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posted 05-23-2002 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the way this one is set up....


-Jeff

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posted 05-23-2002 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoneyManager   Click Here to Email MoneyManager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stang28965-
That is soooo Sweet! Very !
Love the color!
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The Iceman
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posted 05-23-2002 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65racecoupe:
Iceman.

You got a pic of those seats? What other seats are good for 65. Would cover in black vinyl to match of course.


whats your email address?
Ill send you the 4 or 5 pics I have of them tomorrow when I get a chance!
have a good one

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1965 Coupe "BeeBop"
Coming Soon:Rebuilt 200~T-5~Boss 429 scoop~'69 Boss spoiler~front spoiler~foglights~4-point racing harnesses~my radio!
200ci Straight "6"~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
https://mustangsandmore.com//ubb/TheIceman.html July of 2000 pics
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/01GF9250033520.html July of 2001 pics
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There's Nothing Wrong With A Little Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

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mustangs68
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posted 05-23-2002 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Break out the BUCKS!!!

I like all 3 too
Sam
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65racecoupe
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posted 05-24-2002 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There will be no making fun of stangnet, mister.

Iceman. My email addy is [email protected]

I am going to look hard for some wheels for the pro touring car look. I will find some different ones on the net and post some links for those of you looking at wheels. Thanks.

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The Iceman
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posted 05-24-2002 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Youve got mail (or you should haha)

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CrAzY Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop"
Coming Soon:Rebuilt 200~T-5~Boss 429 scoop~'69 Boss spoiler~front spoiler~foglights~4-point racing harnesses~my radio!
200ci Straight "6"~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
https://mustangsandmore.com//ubb/TheIceman.html July of 2000 pics
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/01GF9250033520.html July of 2001 pics
http://kingroyale.50megs.com/ Feb. 2002 pics!
There's Nothing Wrong With A Little Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

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