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Boom's 68 Coupe daily driver

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Boom, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Good afternoon everyone.

    Figured I'd take a break from working on the coupe to show my pain/progress. Some of you may have seen my other thread about my fastback build. I've had the coupe for about 6-7 years now. It was a bone stock C-code 289/C4, manual drum all around. Now it's a 302/T5 fuel injected, 4 wheel disc brake daily driver.

    I love this car, I kind of put it on the back burner for awhile once I got the fastback. It needs some TLC, so I do small things to fix it up here and there. I really need to get a fresh paint job, but it needs some body work and a new hood before that.

    Here's a few shots of the car from when I got it:

    [​IMG]2012-04-30_12-21-40_679 by Brett, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2012-04-30_12-21-07_345 by Brett, on Flickr

    Getting ready to roll the rear quarters/fenders (not me in the pic):

    [​IMG]fender rolling 3 by Brett, on Flickr

    Me doing the wiring for something or other lol:

    [​IMG]Untitled by Brett, on Flickr

    The coupe with my old daily:

    [​IMG]2012-04-24_07-50-08_672 by Brett, on Flickr

    One of the local hobby shops had a dyno day, there's a clip of it too. Only took it up to 4500 rpms:

    [​IMG]Dyno run 18JAN14 (3) by Brett, on Flickr

    Here's a glamour shot, this was done by a photographer friend

    [​IMG]FB_IMG_1429968401706 by Brett, on Flickr

    This weekend I decided to fix a small rust spot on the driver's floorboard. After a few minutes it was clear I needed a drink.
    What I started with:

    [​IMG]20180428_111541 by Brett, on Flickr

    Where I'm at now :(

    [​IMG]20180428_114857 by Brett, on Flickr

    This was a nice trip down memory lane. I'll fill in the gaps as I go. Feel free to ask any questions, I have down alot to this car.
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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    looking good so far, what's the plan for the floor? full pans?
  3. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I already had a half pan for this so that's what I'm going to put in for now. It is going to eventually need a new seat pan and a bit of floor patches here and there. I cleaned and coated the rear seat area with POR 15 a few weeks ago.
  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member


    JRANGER Active Member

    wooo more mustangs....I actually almost bought another the other day but the guy backed out on me
  6. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Sad day, I had to let the coupe go. It was getting to be too hard to try and do the repairs on the coupe while getting the fastback running. I found a guy way out in Palacius(? by Houston?) that wanted to fix it up and give it to his son for graduation.
  7. jcs67stang

    jcs67stang New Member

    That sucks, sorry to hear that. On the other hand, the fastback is going to be awesome so not a bad trade off.

    JRANGER Active Member

    Sorry to hear it. Im missing my 67 coupe so much its not funny. Ive been looking to buy a coupe so i have something to drive and keep me patient on the FB
  9. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Thanks guys, I got a deal on a super clean car I've always wanted to replace it for daily driver duties.
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  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I have let many go that I wish I could have kept, but my 67 coupe will go to the grave with me!
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  11. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I really hated having to let it go, but I would have hated seeing it deteriorate any further. My new daily is another awesome car (in my opinion) but it does need some work to be super reliable as a daily in Texas.

    I don't plan on ever letting the fastback go. I've spent so many nights working on it trying to get it back to a drivable condition.
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  12. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

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