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Desertrat_1960
Journeyman

Posts: 11
From: Cave Junction,Or.
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-09-2002 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Desertrat_1960   Click Here to Email Desertrat_1960     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Folks,Steve here in Southern Oregon.First of all, Geat Site!!
My wife ha sjust given me a 65'Coupe
for Christmas. COOL!!It,s a bone stock
6 cylinder.Not too much more.It is currently down to the carcass no doors etc.
Friends owned it for over 10 years.Replaced a few things,tank,carb.,dist.,rad.But mainly let everything else go.When we got it home I had to use a "Raid Bug Bomb" on the interior.It was full of Brown Recluse/
Black Widow Spiders.Incidently we brought it home on a Roll-Back.No way would we drive it!!When it was put up on stands the
steering was about to the ground,and Fred Flinstone would have had a great time trying to stop it!!And my Buddies wife still drove it!! It will be great once again but may take some time.The 65' was painted a "true" Gold.But it turns out the car was actually "Honey Gold Metallic"
Once we saw the color we have decided to go to "Ivy Metallic".At least keep it a 65' color.But that "Honey Gold Met."had no Gold that we could see.WAAZZUUP with that? Anyway no running gear change is in store.
The Missus wants to keep it as original as possible.But I guess that is redundant if we're changing colors.I am also trying to find some 14"x6 4 lug steel wheels so we can get a better selection of tires.Any Suggestions?Besides F.O.A.D.Anyway, keep on cruzin and have a good one. Steve"The Desertrat"

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jsracingbbf
Gearhead

Posts: 1217
From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-10-2002 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome STEVE! glad you could make it. sounds like a good project you have going there!

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
Murphy's Law: "Any tool dropped while working on a car will always fall to a spot where it is least likely to be retrieved with sucess."

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Keahi73
Gearhead

Posts: 322
From: San Carlos, CA, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-10-2002 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keahi73   Click Here to Email Keahi73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome aboard to your new addiction! LOL! If you aren't posting, you'll be reading! Great site, and great bunch of people!!! Now if Santa can talk to your wife about those gift giving ideas!! My hubby needs to read that! LOL! Post lots and have fun!!

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68 Mustang Fastback GT-J code
55 Ford F100- Panel-Volare IFS, 351C
2 unmentionable brand vehicles ;)
Pictures of the GT project!
Pictures of the panel project!-look under "His and Hers"

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71RESTO
Gearhead

Posts: 1253
From: Oregon, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-10-2002 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to the friendliest and most knowledgeable site on the web, Steve!!!
From one Oregonian to another (Even if you are at the wrong end of the state - hehehe).

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
M & M Member #730

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Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 18704
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-10-2002 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Steve ! Hang around a while, you'll enjoy yourself.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 2991
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-10-2002 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Desertrat! Cool username!

You've just found Ford paradise (online, that is ). Post often and enjoy!

I'm partial to the early coupes myself

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

[This message has been edited by V8 Thumper (edited 11-10-2002).]

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 11-10-2002 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Steve
Hey we have a "honey gold" 65 Fastback running around our neck of the woods and it looks great.

Enjoy the site.
sam

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66HIPO&more
Gearhead

Posts: 2815
From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99

posted 11-10-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!
You've just acquired two new addictions. A Mustang and M&M!

My first classic stang was a 65 Honey Gold. I loved that car. Sold it in 1988. It recently resurfaced and I hear it is now resale red! If you are going to change the color of your pony, at least you chose a nice color - our 66 is Ivy Green.

Come back and post often. Show us photos of your progress.

J.

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Fastymz
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Posts: 9095
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-10-2002 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to MustangsandMore,that sounds like a great early X-mas gift.

Enjoy your car thats what it's all about.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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Desertrat_1960
Journeyman

Posts: 11
From: Cave Junction,Or.
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-10-2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Desertrat_1960   Click Here to Email Desertrat_1960     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Thanks for the welcome! Just sittin here waiting on my work clothes to dry!They attacked me this morning!Then out to the shop.Got the inner wells cleaned yesterday,and sealed.Now I am working on the door jambs,pillars.The paint there was in SORRY SHAPE.So bare metal is in store.Hey, can anyone tell me if the front of the Core Support and hood latch brackets are Chassis Black or Body Color?Looks like it may have been Black Originally,at least at the lower outer support. Anyawy willtry to figure out how to attach E-Photo's at later date Also;Desertrat comes by way of Carson City,Nv.where I was raised.
Quote:Peoples Suspicions are only Arroused by our actions!! Steve "The Desertrat"
Welcome!
You've just acquired two new addictions. A Mustang and M&M!

My first classic stang was a 65 Honey Gold. I loved that car. Sold it in 1988. It recently resurfaced and I hear it is now resale red! If you are going to change the color of your pony, at least you chose a nice color - our 66 is Ivy Green.

Come back and post often. Show us photos of your progress.

J.[/QUOTE]

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Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 9095
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-10-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know a few things about CarsonCity.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 31026
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-10-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, Steve!

The radiator support and hood latch support were all painted semi-gloss black originally.

Check this car out for a good example of honey gold:
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/65ModifiedHoney.html

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 2991
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-10-2002 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

Check this car out for a good example of honey gold:
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/65ModifiedHoney.html



Sharp color! I like those un-common colors

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

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SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 31026
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-10-2002 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:

Sharp color! I like those un-common colors

I saw that car in person a couple years ago and it was very nice. It has a very clean look to it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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Desertrat_1960
Journeyman

Posts: 11
From: Cave Junction,Or.
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-12-2002 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Desertrat_1960   Click Here to Email Desertrat_1960     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yo're right it Is a Great color!!!!Just may have to fo back original.My little Coupe deserves the best!Now, to convince my Wife!I imagine that the 65 will go back to her when it is done.She does not like driving our 2000 Dodge Ram Q-Cab 1500 TOOO BIG She says.This Lil 6cyl. is right up her alley.Me I'm into Big Bocks myself.I will probably finish my 72'Skylark,and build the 455 as I can.You won't see many of those around and they are sharp.Sorry I am notBrand Loyal.I like any American Car with a history/reputation!!:D:D
Desertrat Says:Peoples suspicions are only arroused by our Actions! Steve
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Originally posted by V8 Thumper:

Sharp color! I like those un-common colors :)



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Desertrat_1960
Journeyman

Posts: 11
From: Cave Junction,Or.
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-12-2002 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Desertrat_1960   Click Here to Email Desertrat_1960     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Wrong end eh?Well,We Backwoods folks are okay too!.Pretty quiet in these parts.Love the scenery.The drive to Grants pass sucks!We're 27miles south on 199 and alot of Log trucks and Motor Homes otherwise known as"ROLLING ROADBLOCKS" So it gets quite interesting to negotiate the roads in the summer. Looking at your list of Mustangs makes me Crazy!!Well best be going. Steve "The Desertrat"
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Originally posted by 71RESTO:Welcome to the friendliest and most knowledgeable site on the web, Steve!!!
From one Oregonian to another (Even if you are at the wrong end of the state - hehehe).


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