Progress Thread Horse Sense - 66 Coupe To Fastback Conversion

66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion

  1. Happy Birthday
     
    horse sence likes this.
  2. Wow! That looks great! Keep after it.
     
  3. hey ,thanks. they all took me to our local indian cassino tonight and i won $600.
    its a great birthday
     
  4. i got the quarters and the back window panel welded in place on old red.the roof brace is held in place by screws for now.the roof is setting in place the fit is right on .i still have to spot weld the bottoms of both quarters but that will not take long. i have to weld the tail panel to the quarters and the back end is done. for such a beat car it sure went together easy. i should have the exterior finished tomorrow evening. _MG_3558_1.JPG _MG_3559_1.JPG _MG_3560_1.JPG _MG_3561_1.JPG _MG_3562_1.JPG _MG_3563_1.JPG
     
  5. the out side of old red is finished .i started making the inner pieces. glad i made templates of every thing. laid out the patterns on my sheet of 18 gage sheet metal. a few minuets with the sheet metal shear and they were cut out. i have a few bends on the sheet metal brake tomorrow and they will be ready to weld in. _MG_3571.JPG _MG_3572.JPG _MG_3573.JPG
     
    restmod likes this.
  6. _MG_3575.JPG _MG_3577.JPG _MG_3580.JPG _MG_3578.JPG i bent all of the inner pieces in the sheet metal brake ,welded the drip trays ends and attached the mounting for the inner fiberglass to the drip trays. it is all welded in place and welds are ground. there is still a few welds to grind , and i have to fill in the holes in the door posts for the quarter windows, and attach the rear roof brace to the door posts and this one is ready to go home . i should be able to finish it tomorrow .
     
    restmod likes this.
  7. _MG_3581.JPG _MG_3582.JPG _MG_3583.JPG _MG_3584.JPG _MG_3585.JPG _MG_3586.JPG i made the patch pieces for the door jamb and welded them in and ground them smooth. they came out nice, no more quarter window holes. i also made the pieces to attach the roof rear brace to the door post and finished the interior .
    just a bit of grinding of a few spot welds and it is finished.

    i ordered both new doors and fenders for mine ,going to try out Dynacorns new doors i figure with all i have done it may as well have all new body panels ,though i will stay with my yellow trunk lid because i haven't seen a good trunk lid yet.
     
  8. _MG_3587.JPG _MG_3589.JPG the red car is finished. i loaded it in the trailer and it should be going home tonight. i still have some work to do on mine , soon as the new fenders and doors and radiator support come in.
     
  9. thanks, i am surprised how nice the red one turned out as rough as it was
     
  10. horse sence updated Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion with a new update entry:

    July 14 2013

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  11. horse sence updated Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion with a new update entry:

    Aug.14 2013

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  12. horse sence updated Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion with a new update entry:

    Aug. 16 2013

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  13. horse sence updated Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion with a new update entry:

    Aug. 20 2013

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  14. Looks great you have some skills man. :nice:
     
  15. horse sence updated Horse Sense - 66 Coupe to Fastback Conversion with a new update entry:

    Aug.20 2013 on the rotisserie

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  16. What are you planning for power plant once the body is all together?
     
  17. LSx!! (better not be)
     
  18. I'm thinking a built 331 stroker with TFS heads and EFI with a TKO 6 speed.
     
  19. i have a 302 block and i will probably use edelbrok heads. a compcams 292 solid lift cam and a gear drive. forged pistons, Eagle rods and 77 clevites rods and main bearings,melling high volume oil pump.not going to stroke this one ,the last one i built this way walked all over my buddies 347 . not sure what intake yet but will have a 700 Holley and a unilite dist. love those old top loaders and i will be narrowing a 9 inch soon with a limlited slip and 3.50 gears ,31 spline with a nodular carrier. the front ,i am going to use the Areo Form coil over kit.