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Kurt
02-08-2010, 08:14 AM
I have been working, as you know, on the 66. I posted some earlier pictures of my progress. Since I have started on this car, my goal has been to have it drivable when spring rolls around. Well, looking at my schedule, I decided it was time to button up some loose ends and fire it up. I promised a friend of mine, I would help him with his Mustang this winter, and winter is slipping away. So the Stude left the shop and the Stang moved in.

Stude outside

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/frenchcreekfarm/DSC02288.jpg

Another view

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/frenchcreekfarm/DSC02283.jpg

The mustang in the Stude spot

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/frenchcreekfarm/DSC02293-1.jpg

This car is a very solid 65. Here in IL most of these cars aren't very good structurally. This one has zero rust. It doeshave a couple ugly dents though. Can't have eveything I guess. It is a base model, with a 200 six and automatic.

We are going to be doing a disk brake conversion on this car. Plus rebuild the front end.



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51 Commander 4dr

ST2DE5
02-08-2010, 10:12 AM
I like the color of the 66. That flat color just makes it look mean. Since there is such a hassle about what color to paint the wagon I think I will just leave it epoxy black.

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2R5
02-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Lookin good ....keep the pics comin ;)



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sweetolbob
02-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Between the body style, wheels and color, a very nice combination.

Looks great[:p]

Bob

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/P1000416.jpg?t=1227109182, http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/031-1.jpg?t=1254424814

LittleBro
02-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Looks great! I think I'm becoming quite partial to that color / wheel combo also.

COMMANDERPINK1
02-08-2010, 10:54 AM
What brand and style are the wheels?
Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-08-2010, 11:06 AM
Just right! [:p]

It would look good with NO stainless on the sides, or abbreviated stainless like Biggs did with the '63 I had...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/Daytona%20eBay/done040.jpg

I think the piece behind the rear door is from a Stude Station Wagon.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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Kurt
02-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Wheels are American Racing torque thrust D. As for the color, I am still undecided. I have a LOT of work to do before I worry about that anyway. I'll admit, I like the look of that epoxy primer and have thought maybe that is the "color" I should go with. As for the trim, I'm not sure what to do there either. I am thinking about puting the trim in the "63" location, because that is where the existing trim holes are. The rear fenders are from a 62, the doors are from a 63, with my 66 window frames installed, the front fenders are NOS. The grille is a64 NOS piece also. The inner fronts came from a 64 station wagon. The hood came from a 64 cruiser. With all of this mixing and matching, I have a ton of panel alignment issues to straihten out and I have lots of different trim options. Most people would have given up on this car, given it's original condition, but I keep plugging away, and it keeps improving. I plan on driving this car, and am not worried about originality. I just take the things that I like from all of the 62-66 Larks and try to apply them to this car.

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51 Commander 4dr

sbca96
02-08-2010, 01:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by Kurt

We are going to be doing a disk brake conversion on this car. Plus rebuild the front end.

Mustang Steve makes a nice setup.

http://www.mustangsteve.com/cobrabrakes.html

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

COMMANDERPINK1
02-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Its looking great so far
Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

Gary1953
02-08-2010, 11:59 PM
I like your '66. Keep the pictures coming.


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