LUVTruck.com

phpBBV3 Message Board
It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:03 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: My next project...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:16 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
I've been hounding this guy for years trying to buy this car. Finally talked him out of it and picked it up this afternoon.

1966 Mustang. Inline 6, auto trans. Stock except for aftermarket a/c. The body is completely straight with very little rust. Bumpers are both straight. Everything is there. It was running when he parked it about 5 years ago.

I bought an EFI 1995 F150 a while back in anticipation of this project. Going to go the Mustang II front suspension route.

For now, it's got a nice warm spot in the garage. Got some parts I need to accumulate before I do anything. Gonna try to get it running again the way it is and ride it around the block a little.

Just crappy cell phone pics for now...


Attachments:
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 241.45 KiB | Viewed 2952 times ]
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 1.84 MiB | Viewed 2952 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:17 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Some better pics from its previous home... You may notice the LUV in the garage... I let him keep the mustang at the house I lived in a few years ago. That's the LUV I sold to mytmouz. When we moved out of that place, he towed it to a storage place and it's been there for the past 2 1/2 years.


Attachments:
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 237.95 KiB | Viewed 2951 times ]
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 247.37 KiB | Viewed 2951 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:28 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Pelahatchie, MS
I didn't know you moved, I almost swung by there a few weeks ago but was pressed for time. Awkward...

_________________
If you think no one cares, try missing a couple of payments...



FIAA!

SFPP!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:35 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
I was renting that place and the landlady got greedy and thought she could sell it. Wouldn't renew the lease. She ended up getting foreclosed on.

I bought the house at the end of that street. It's not THAT much further to drive. :ebiggrin


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:41 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 2857
Location: Vancouver, Washington
I'm not blue oval guy but I love the early mustangs, good looking car sounds like it should be a nice project, planning to keep it fairly original?
sounds like that f150 motor may be going in?

_________________
1980 Mikado, Chevy 4.3 V6. Compcams 270HR, edelbrock intake and carb, vortec heads, s10 NV3500, stock 4.10 rear. The toy
1999 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4, 31" kumho mt's, the wife's daily driver
1993 Lexus SC400 my DD
2005 Honda CRF450R where the real fun is at


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:36 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
love4theluv wrote:
I'm not blue oval guy but I love the early mustangs, good looking car sounds like it should be a nice project, planning to keep it fairly original?
sounds like that f150 motor may be going in?


Correct. Doing the resto-mod thing. EFI 5.0 and T5 transmission. Going for stock appearance externally though.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:43 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 2857
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Should be a sweet rig. At least a newer 5.0 is still along the same lineage as the older sbf it could have had
Paint plans?

_________________
1980 Mikado, Chevy 4.3 V6. Compcams 270HR, edelbrock intake and carb, vortec heads, s10 NV3500, stock 4.10 rear. The toy
1999 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4, 31" kumho mt's, the wife's daily driver
1993 Lexus SC400 my DD
2005 Honda CRF450R where the real fun is at


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:44 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Red


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:58 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Somehow I got some weird information in my brain. I guess years ago when I first started thinking about this car I tinkered with the idea of putting a modular motor in and that got me thinking about the Mustang II setup and over the years this marinated in my mind and became "SBF won't fit in a 6 cylinder early mustang without major changes."

Anyway... Fresh research yields fresh plans.

I ordered all new front suspension parts today.

Two upper control arms
Two lower control arms
Two shock tower bumpers
Two coil spring saddles
Two coil spring insulators
Two coil springs
Front sway bar with bushings
Two front sway bar end links
Two inner tie rods
Two outer tie rods
Two tie rod sleeves
Idler arm
Strut rod bushing kit
Tie rod end sleeves
Center link
Pitman arm

The previous owner wasn't big on maintenance. I doubt the front end has been aligned in 20 years. Figured I'd just get it all done at once and avoid surprises.

Next up is a pair of v8 spindles and a disc brake upgrade kit.

Later down the road I need to find a proper rear end. For now I have enough to keep me busy...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:02 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Pelahatchie, MS
8)

_________________
If you think no one cares, try missing a couple of payments...



FIAA!

SFPP!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:06 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:41 pm
Posts: 6129
Location: Camarillo, CA
So is National Parts Depot on your favorites now?

_________________
Certified pilots, looking down on people since 1903.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:35 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Haven't come across that one yet. These all were ordered from cjponyparts.com. Big Black Friday sale going on right now. :)

Now I gotta look up National Parts Depot.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:43 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Pelahatchie, MS
LOL, I ordered a lower driver seat frame from CJ's Sunday myself. (I got 65 mustang seats going in the LUV, the driver seat was NOT as described)...

_________________
If you think no one cares, try missing a couple of payments...



FIAA!

SFPP!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:13 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Yeah I saw the pics. Looks like it's coming along nicely. I bet you're ready to drive it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:31 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Pelahatchie, MS
Apparently not...

_________________
If you think no one cares, try missing a couple of payments...



FIAA!

SFPP!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:46 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:52 am
Posts: 1064
Location: Fullerton Ca
Having a vehicle that they actually make new parts for would be a nice change. 8)

_________________
Image

Three Amigos


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:49 pm 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
YES


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:21 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:41 am
Posts: 94
Location: Tacoma Washington
LUVTRKR wrote:
Having a vehicle that they actually make new parts for would be a nice change. 8)

I've had plenty of those since I got my license [in 1971 lol] It's the exact reason I'm working on the Luv instead. At least I can point out the engine when the hood is up....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:29 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:11 am
Posts: 2782
Location: Baytown,Texas
A blue 1965 was my first car . A kid from school's dad bought it for him and he hurt the motor $250 and a 75' torino wagon 351 and it was good to go . Fun car , fond memories.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Next project...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:46 am 
Offline
Addicted to LUV
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:49 am
Posts: 3007
Location: North Mississippi
Bunch of stuff showed up today. Ordering spindles and the disc brake conversion stuff next week. Going to Pull a Part tomorrow to pick over some Explorers for a 8.8 disc rear assembly and an extra driver side axle. It's supposed to be 60° and sunny.

I also picked up something to make life a little easier. I've been running my air tools off a little 1.7hp oilless compressor for too long... Maybe this one can keep up a little better.

Attachment:
image.jpg
image.jpg [ 751.71 KiB | Viewed 2828 times ]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group