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Tackling the rescue of a butchered fastback
#31
You might contact this forum member, see if what you need is salvageable from his car.
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973...arting-out



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#32
(10-25-2018, 07:14 PM)MissionGarage Wrote: UPDATE
Since receiving the car I have done a bunch of research and developed a few options. Tonight was the meeting with the customer to discuss the course of action. The decision has been made to go back to the stock engine and suspension.

They still have the original engine and trans. They will be freshened and detailed and reinstalled with aftermarket FI and electronic ignition. We will be adding A/C and disc brakes.

I was shocked to find out that the other guy had it for EIGHT YEARS. In the end the way he treated her, she was expecting to hear that her was no hope. When I told her what we had planned she burst into tears and hugged me. Very powerful moment. She is now 65 years old. Her goal is to drive the thing before she dies of old age. I gave her my word.

I have over 40 years’ experience doing this work; and I have a great group of guys. I take this shit very seriously. There’s nothing I love more than making a mess back into what it is supposed to be, a car to be cherished and enjoyed.

First thing I’m looking for is a donor car for the front crossmember, steering, and under hood bits. Ideally it would be a rusted out shell with no engine, somewhere in the northeast. Where is the best place to post this?

This is awesome!  I don't know how much this will help, but this is the chassis drawing that Scott Keller provided to me when I swapped the front clip on mine.


.pdf   frame.pdf (Size: 1.11 MB / Downloads: 10)

Hope it helps!  Sounds like this car is in good hands... Good on ya! thumb

Eric

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#33
I am not in the NE but in North Carolina. I have a 72 vert that got hit in rear so front is ok. It did bend the bumper but not the frame. It was a Ziebart car so not as rusty as most.
The front end is up for grabs. I have sold the disc brakes and spindles off the front but all other components are there. Is inside in my shop. Was a 1972 H code 351 with 3 speed one of only 82 they made.
PM if interested. Torque boxes not rusty either.
This car had a sad story also. He bought new, dated in the car, got married in the car and raised two boys in the car. He had painted and was in pretty nice shape and was driven in his funeral procession. His wife cried as I left with the car. They did not want it to go to junk yard. I told them I was using to keep several others going and she was happy. She was holding the Mustang fender emblems in her had as I left. She had said if I would fix it she would buy it back. Yes anything can be fixed but these cars are just not worth it to me. Worth more as parts to keep other better ones going.
That was a NOS front bumper, reinforcement and brackets the stickers were still on inside.
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#34
That is just terrible. I would have a nervous break down trying to make this car right again. Bless your soul for taking it on and good luck with it. It is a good cause both for the car and the lady. Ron
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#35
Thank you Ron but nothing to have a breakdown about. This is the kind of thing we do. Even here in Central New York there is a never ending supply of aborted or problematic restorations, all brands, and all value levels. Of course, there is not a never ending supply of money to make them right. It’s hard for me to accept that I can’t save them all. But when I get the chance, I go all out to do so.

Note to David and others- what I am looking for in a parts car, ideally, would be something fairly complete under the hood, with power steering and power disc brakes. The engine and transmission don’t have to be any good, but I am going to need to source brackets and bolts and harnesses and such. Do not need seats for the like, and the body can be completely shot. Would like to get a parts car lot and come to pick it up in the next couple weeks. iMessage me here, or text or call 315-440-7351. My name is Bob. Really appreciate the help!
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(11-06-2018, 04:02 PM)MissionGarage Wrote: Thank you Ron but nothing to have a breakdown about. This is the kind of thing we do.  Even here in Central New York there is a never ending supply of aborted or problematic restorations, all brands, and all value levels. Of course, there is not a never ending supply of money to make them right. It’s hard for me to accept that I can’t save them all. But when I get the chance, I go all out to do so.

Note to David and others-  what I am looking for in a parts car, ideally, would be something fairly complete under the hood, with power steering and power disc brakes. The engine and transmission don’t have to be any good, but I am going to need to source brackets and bolts and harnesses and such.  Do not need seats for the like, and the body can be completely shot.  Would like to get a parts car lot and come to pick it up in the next couple weeks.  iMessage me here, or text or call 315-440-7351. My name is Bob.  Really appreciate the help!

I would contact Don at Ohio Mustang Supply. He has new as well as used stuff and plenty of parts cars.
(440) 949-2556
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#37
Probably too far away and in Ontario, Canada, but if you look up www.Kijiji.com . enter 1971 Mustang, location,  Ontario, all of Ontario, there is a guy with a front end that may work for you for 500 bucks Can or about 350 US on page 5. There is another ad for a complete 71 parts POS for 1500.
Just thought I'd send that, but I'm sure you can find something closer.
Geoff.

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#38
I’m only an hour from the Canadian border so that’s not a problem. The problem is, importing a car from Canada. Way too much hassle.
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(11-08-2018, 11:24 PM)MissionGarage Wrote: I’m  only an hour from the Canadian border so that’s not a problem. The problem is, importing a car from Canada. Way too much hassle.

You need to import a car even if you don't plan register/drive it?

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(11-08-2018, 11:24 PM)MissionGarage Wrote: I’m  only an hour from the Canadian border so that’s not a problem. The problem is, importing a car from Canada. Way too much hassle.

 The front end is only parts, not a complete car. There should not be too much problem if any with that.
The complete car may be as there is no title (as you call it in the States). Even so, may be worth looking into. Buy it, strip what you want and scrap the rest before taking it over. More than one way to skin a cat!!
I can check with a friend who deals with exporting cars regularly, may be he can shed some light on the subject.
Geoff.

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