JRANGER

65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

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Looks like this should be a fun weekend. I got to work a little on the 73 after finishing up a privacy fence at the house. Swapped out the gas tank and sending unit and poured some gas in. What do you know i got her running off the new tank and gas in just coming out the vent tubes....ERG!!!! O well it came with a new intake manifold and i ordered a edlebrock 1406. So thats my weekend plan, get hat all on and make take her for a spin

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So weekend didnt go as planned...Instead i decided to go to town on the car....Im on vacation this week and have been working my tail off getting this thing prepped to be painted by hopefully the end of the week. New id have a few patches but ive found a couple extras as well

 

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still have to paint the bottom, hood, trunk, tail panels, and bumpers black but the main part is done. Nothing perfect but good from 10 foot. Its low gloss so we will see how it is in a day or so

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Well F*** ME!!! I resprayed the door and the fender. They look great but at the top 6" of the rear quarter and Drivers door kwhere i had tape its like the paint soaked through and now that spot is darker!!! ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It still looks good from 10 foot but its the small things like this that PISS ME OFF!!! lol   Maybe i can get a decal made like on the dodges that go along that top and hide it lol

 

Anyway,

The bottom 1/4 with be Raptor lined this weekend if all goes to plan. Lets hope i dont F that up

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3 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

Raptor lined?  What you doin, Gambler Rally or something?

Matt

Just doing things a bit different.. Most all the rust i found was in the bottom 1/4 of the car. I figure it will give it a little different look and protect it nicely. Plus it will hide some imperfections

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36 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

Cool cool...after seeing that 65-66 Coupe on Vintage Mustangs do the Oregon Gambler on all terrains you had me thinkin you were following suit.  Looked like a blast!

Matt

dont even know what youre talking about

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If you look in the build section on Vintage Mustang there is a guy who picked up rough (tho I think its in great shape personally) little coupe and set it up to run the Gambler 500 which is an off-road rally kinda deal like the Gumball but on dirt/trail.  Theres one coming up around here in Sept I believe.

Matt

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55 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

It looks alot better than I expected honestly!  Almost like modern textured plastic trim!

Matt

Yeah, i was really surprised by how thin of a line it left too. That and how nice of a sheen it has. I looked in to having  a finer grit and the key was high pressure and distance. So 55 PSI and shoot

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its taken most of the day but i refuse to put the 73 bumper back on. The 71/72 is cooler and much more agressive looking. Problem is they are completely different. 71/72 bumpers sit way higher and dont stick out as far. Due to regulations in 73.....So the even though bolt holes are there it just wont fit. Diff Fenders etc..

Well screw that. I have angle iron and im making a bracket. Will it be perfect? NO...WIll it look good? Yes  I have to get a little more adjustment to do but its getting close. Have to wide the holes in the factory bracket to get it up about a 1/4". Also need to go back a little more. Once in place ill tack the bracket in place on the bumper and i have some reinforcement plates for the back of the bracket since the holes will be crazy

 

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