FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe - Page 3 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #51  
Old 02-05-2013
Wingman108's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 382
Just by putting that rear tail light panel in black, it makes me think that the whole car would look nasty in black. What are your plans for the paint when all the body work is finished?
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 02-05-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
I had thought about that but decided against all black. The taillight panel will be black but the rest of the car will be Deep Impact Blue, a 2013+ Ford colour.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 02-05-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
The hood stripes will be black too, like they were originally but they will only go from the turn signals in the hood back to the windshield.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 02-05-2013
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
i like that paint theme idea. really going to make it look aggressive but stand out as well
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 02-05-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
That's what I'm hoping for! I'm still undecided on whether the vinyl top will stay or go. Right now I'm leaning on keeping it but we'll see what happens down the road!
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 02-05-2013
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
When I bought my house a garage was also a big factor. Mine is a single car garage as I bought a semi-raised. I can fit the truck backed in against one wall and the quad is behind it. All with the garage door closed. I'm in the process of insulating/vapor barriering it and the drywall will be purchased in the next couple weeks. I have room for a bench but things get tight if I need to have both doors open. I'm gonna have to think IKEA stylz when I mount cabinets and storage.

I've seen Adams garage and I know I've mentioned I was impressed about it before. It's as long as my bus. Lol. So far kar Luks Gud Adam.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 02-05-2013
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
my buddy's dad has a 64 buick gran sport, gorgeous car. red with the black vinyl top. last winter he had the car repainted and the top yanked off and it looks sooooo much cleaner and meaner now! really changed the attitude of the car. it went from an old mans cruiser to a car that looks like a true muscle car now
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 02-05-2013
Wingman108's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 382
that paint scheme sounds really cool, i like that idea a lot too.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 02-25-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Not much of an update but my axle is almost back together... just need to paint the ends of the axles, reinstall them, put my new vent in and run the two new brake lines.



Doesn't look too bad considering this is what I started with:

Attached Thumbnails
FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6384_zpsb6157c44.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6179_zpsc717037a.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 02-25-2013
06RangerXLT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halton Hills, Ont
Posts: 1,685
bringing this thing to a meet?
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 02-26-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Probably 2 years from now if it's back on the road by then! lol
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 03-09-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
A bit of an update... axle is completely done aside from new calipers/rotors/pads. No sense in putting them on now though, I'll wait until the car is ready to be driven!



I picked up a 5.0L EFI engine, T5 5spd transmission, Painless wiring harness, a couple floor panels, gas pedal and a passenger side torque box today!

I have an Explorer intake to go on when I get that far. The engine and trans will NOT be completely blue like that when I'm done with it!



Attached Thumbnails
FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6391_zps87ef55e4.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6387_zps21ec09d2.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6388_zps506df3c3.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 03-10-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
<3
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 03-10-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
I stripped everything off the engine but still have the lower intake and heads on it. Everything looks great so far... brand new clutch and found a rebuild tag on the transmission!

What I can see of the cylinder walls looks good from the bottom but we'll see what it looks like when I get the heads off. It's nice and clean under the valve covers and no shavings or anything odd in the oil pan.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 03-11-2013
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
Nice progress Adam! Can't wait to see it finished!
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 03-13-2013
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
nice engine! glad to see this is going to be fuel inject and stick shifted!
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 03-13-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Thanks, that was the plan from the beginning but I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon!
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 04-05-2013
Rangerguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,120
Very, very nice! Great work. I've had a coupla 67-68 Mustangs. They are my favorite!
See my signature for more info.
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 04-06-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Thanks!

I haven't done much work on it lately with so much other stuff going on but but hopefully I'll get back to it soon. I did pick up a brand new Dynacorn full quarter panel for the passenger side though!
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 07-06-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Still working away at little things that aren't noticeable but I picked up some more parts on Kijiji today for an awesome price!

I've found a '67 Shelby GT500 style fiberglass hood, valence and side scoops!








Attached Thumbnails
FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6649_zps14b2b6f3.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6650_zps11256b22.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6653_zpsd756e626.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6654_zpsa9be3790.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 07-07-2013
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
badass!
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 07-07-2013
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
Paint it that colour!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 07-07-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
No sir... going darker for sure. I never picked up on the length difference between the normal hood and the Shelby hood until now. It's pretty much 4" longer!
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 07-23-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Small update...

My shifter handle showed up and I'm very happy with it!

It's a 1970 Mach 1 Hurst shifter handle that has been cut, redrilled to the T5 mounting pattern and then rechromed. The shifter **** is similar to the original one but has a 5 speed shift pattern instead.



Had a minor setback on the weekend too. I was finally getting to putting the driver's side frame rail in but I noticed that the shackle mount wasn't installed correctly just before I started welding. My new one just came in today so I can keep going... glad I found it before and not after it was in!

What it should look like:



What mine looks like:

Attached Thumbnails
FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-t-5hurstshifterstick0011_zpsbc9bbf26.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6669_zps63aa80d2.jpg   FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-img_6668_zps2af7364c.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 07-23-2013
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Just won an eBay auction for a set of gauges that will be mounted in the stock cluster...

These gauges:



Brand new in the box for $405 with free shipping to the border! I just need to sell the fuel level gauge and buy the proper 73-10 ohm Ford one.
Attached Thumbnails
FULLSCALE's 1968 Mustang Coupe-picture1_zps504434ac.png  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: FL 89 Mustang coupe turbo 4R70W orion_134 Engine & Drivetrain 0 09-22-2010 06:52 AM
FULLSCALE/Lazler's Mini Meet April 10th, 2010 Lazler Meet & Greet Photos 15 04-12-2010 09:59 AM
1967 Mustang GT350 Clone - Coupe - Kansas SnowWhite Ranger Based Vehicles 2 11-11-2009 10:02 PM
My dads 1990 & 1968 ford Mustangs cchsbuzz19 Vehicle & Meet Videos 4 11-14-2008 01:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:12 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.