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I know most of you guys from tennesspeed. I've had some life changing events happen in the last year so I decided to sell everything off and start fresh. I sold the 93lx dohc swap drag car and the 06 turbo and started this my new daily driver...

It is a 65 coupe that started life as a 6 banger most of the restoration is complete. The guy that had it before me had it painted and a bunch of new stuff bought for it. He installed a complete 5 lug swap with rear disc and all new susp. parts. he also put gt fog lights and rear gravel pan on it.

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And now the fun begins... I can't stand stock so here is where the restomod starts!!!!

I've been gathering parts for the past few weeks. I've ordered parts from Summit, Mustangs unlimited, AJE racing, total control products and old air products.

OH YEA AND I CAN'T FORGET THESE GUYS......

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so I was pretty busy this weekend......

Started by Laying out all my new parts..

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Then I started removing the old stuff

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Then I decided these were a little bulky...

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So get out the grinder and the torch!!!

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I cut 11 gauge steel to fit the holes.

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Then ground the welds down on one side still need to do the drivers side.

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Pic of the other side I still need to grind it down.

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Installed the new k-member

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Followed by the coil-overs, a-arms and the brakes.

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Also installed the power rack from a 93gt

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Here it is sitting on the ground..

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Stock rods and crank block is 30 over with forged pistons. Worked gt40p heads. Tfs stage 2 cam. Tf roller lifters crane 1.6 roller rockers and an explorer intake to top it off

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Stock rods and crank block is 30 over with forged pistons. Worked gt40p heads. Tfs stage 2 cam. Tf roller lifters crane 1.6 roller rockers and an explorer intake to top it off

Sounds like it'll be a nice setup! :3gears:

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Lol none of that here

I'm scared of nitrous. Had a fuel pump crap out and took out my motor. :fear:

I guess it was for the better, though. Now I have an aluminum PI and it performs much better. :yes:

Just need to get my paws on a new 5.0 DOHC from a bone yard and get this old 97 to keep up with the new muscle out there now! :hyper:

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More progress this weekend..

I took the susp. back down and finished grinding and sanding the towers.

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Shot a little primer

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sanded again and put a little paint on

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put the susp. back on

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Put the headers on.

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And set my little 306 in..

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adjusted the susp. and here is how it sits now with 18x8 inch boss 338's

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This is looking hawt! :yum:

Are those wheels what you're sticking with?

If it were mine, I'd have them polished to match all the chrome on that thing! :up:

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Awesome! This thing is coming along great! And fast! Congrats on it so far! :up:

Give me about 1 more year and my GT is going to start seeing some new mods! :yes:

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