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Author Topic:   How to build your own Daytona coupe
SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-19-2001 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Just in case anyone missed the link to the guy handbuilding his own Daytona coupe, here it is:

http://members.aol.com/coupechuck/

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Live Right! Keep your driveway all Ford!"

68F100
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Posts: 2835
From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 05-19-2001 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
I just took another look at the site. The man must have incredible patience. I can't wait to see the finished project. How many guys can claim that they built their car...FROM SCRATCH!!??

Robert K
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Posts: 706
From: Nashville, TN
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-23-2001 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K        Reply w/Quote
I'm still in AWE !!!!!
That makes restoring a mustang look like a weekend project. I still can't get over it.
I think everyone on M&M needs to see that site. I would certainly like to meet and talk with that man.
Absolutely amazing!!!!

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67convertible 289/auto
65fastback 302/4sp

ccode67
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Posts: 3285
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 06-01-2001 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
That was the most incredible thing, how anyone could have the patience to take on a project that will take years to complete is beyond my grasp.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

steve'66
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Posts: 9835
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 06-11-2001 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
I was especially impressed by his gas welding the aluminum. If you haven't tried this, it is hard! What a craftsman, he must be a retired aircraft builder.

SteveW

68Mustang
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Posts: 174
From: Auburn, AL
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 06-12-2001 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68Mustang        Reply w/Quote
Woooooow. That is his second car that he has built, I want his patience. Does he have any involvement with the other kit car companies. Ooooh, he has an original 427 Cobra too, what's his next project going to be?

Marshall

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1968 302 5-spd Fastback, Modified
1965 Coupe
1981 F-150

cpmaverick
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From: Manhattan Beach, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 06-12-2001 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick        Reply w/Quote
That is impressive. He claims to have no prior fabrication experience.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-01-2002 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Check out this guy's progress when you get a chance.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

MissingCat
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Posts: 487
From: BC, Canada, Eh?
Registered: Sep 2001

posted 01-03-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MissingCat        Reply w/Quote
WOW. -insert dropped jaw here-

I can't wait to see this thing finished!!! I notice there is no mention of the time frame to get to this point. I think this guy missed his true calling if he isn't a craftsman by trade...

Bluegras
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Posts: 64
From: Easton,Pa.
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-06-2002 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluegras        Reply w/Quote
Yes, this man deserves all credit possible for an accomplishment like this. It takes me back 35+ years when I worked for a man that was into restoring the big 28-29 Packard and Cadilac 4door pheyton classics in the $100,000 range. It does take a lot of patience to make parts from scratch and finish raw casting for final finish etc. There must be some money and time on the shelf somewhere!

Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 01-06-2002 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Money always helps.
You still need to be able to the work and want to do it.But if you have the money it makes it all go better.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
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https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-29-2002 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Take another look, this guy's making progress!

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

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-21-2003 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
His hood came out nice!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-29-2004 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Absolutely amazing!

Check out his latest pics:

http://members.aol.com/CHUCKCOBR2/initial_test_drive.htm

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

Dubz
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Posts: 2005
From: Manitoba Canada
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-15-2004 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz        Reply w/Quote
if i only had the time, money, and no other commitments for the next 5-10 years...

wonder if he'll let someone take fiberglass moulds of his car to make replicas

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-15-2004 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
There are replicas available of the Daytona coupe. Factory Five has one and so does Superformance.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

F570rd
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From: mpls.mn.hennipin
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 12-21-2004 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F570rd        Reply w/Quote
Did you people read the story on the "Cars in Barns"web site about the Daytona found in California?You can't make this stuff up.It is bazzar.Go to Blue Oval,then click on the blue Couger.....The Couger at the bottem,second from right.Its a 2001 story so mabey you have.

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Dubz
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Posts: 2005
From: Manitoba Canada
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-28-2004 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
There are replicas available of the Daytona coupe. Factory Five has one and so does Superformance.


well wow, that makes him all the more special. To build one from scratch when "replicas" are available.

Anyone know if anyone has built a torino king cobra replica?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-05-2005 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I don't think so.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

68F100
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Posts: 2835
From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 03-11-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
http://members.aol.com/CHUCKCOBRA/index.htm

A little more progress. He has a pile o' technical drawings.


I love that pic of the test drive in front of the old barn.

SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-01-2006 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Wow!

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

roger
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Posts: 533
From: ontario, canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-26-2006 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger        Reply w/Quote
I stand in complete awe of this guy.
I e-mailed him & he e-mailed back, quite humble guy, nice guy too!
My big job, replacing my rear dics seems trivial, well, is trivial, in comparison.
WOW

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