My 67 Rebuild...

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by Alans67Rancho, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Alans67Rancho

    Alans67Rancho In First Gear

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    Well here she is. She aint much to look at now. Pulled the engine/trans out a few days ago to prep for puting in floor pans. Unfortunately the damage is not limited to just the floor pans. The entire area behind the seats where the bed overlaps is gone. The rear fender wells are rotted through as well as a couple of subframe spots. So it needs A LOT of patch work. In the meantime, Ive been checking the engine over to see what shape its in. It runs great but I wanted to get some compression numbers to verify. If it checks out, she'll get a 4v intake and street demon and all new gasket while I have it out. Same thing for the C4. Filter kit and front/aft seals and Im gonna drive it. Im leaning heavily towards a gearvendors OD in the future since I will be commuting in this. I can go to all the trouble of putting an aod but it just doesnt make sense when you compare the time/cost and the end result. Anyways, I'll update the thread as my money gets spent.

    Not sure whats up with uploading pics on this site. Says theyre too big?? How do I fix that?
     
  2. 72GTVA

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    One way is to join a website such as supermotors (https://www.supermotors.net) where you can upload your pictures and then link them here in your posts. I've done that in the past and still periodically link in photos I Put-up there years ago. Since we changed to the current website software which gave us a little larger file size upload directly to the site, I open the picture up in powerpoint or other photo/graphics software and then save the picture as a jpeg (.jpg) file and that usually is reduced in file size enough to post it here.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    Check my post in your thread in the New Member Welcome Center.
     
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  4. Alans67Rancho

    Alans67Rancho In First Gear

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    Alright thanks to @handy_andy_cv64 for resizing my overgross pics. First pic is of some old 16" crown vic wheels I scored a decade ago that were intended for another fairlane I had but ended up parting out. Im still sizing them to make sure I have the needed clearance. The next pic of the cab, you can see where some novice started pulling up the passenger pan before he realized he was in WAY over his head. In the words of Dirty Harry "A man has GOT to know his limitations". So I'll stick to things I know :) The last pic is just a shot of the front end. I'll get better pics when I pull it outside to pressure wash before sending it off to the -real- floor pan man.
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  5. cbolt

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  6. ForistellFord

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    See, I told you I knewed she was purty! Looks good, nice project there.
     
  7. pmrphil

    pmrphil In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Love the milk crate !!! Looks like it's gonna make a great piece.
     
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  8. handy_andy_cv64

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    Is the paint color black?
     
  9. Alans67Rancho

    Alans67Rancho In First Gear

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    Yes
     
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  10. PonyExpressRider

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    So are you thinking stock, modified, or custom?
     
  11. Alans67Rancho

    Alans67Rancho In First Gear

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    All of the above. It will be a mix match of what I have on hand at the moment from 2 cars to get it going and then I'll start making some more power later on when I get allocated some funds. As for now, the wife has me remodeling the first floor of our house. Projected finish date of mid summer 2019. Been at it a year almost...

    What do yall recommend for seats? Ive got the original bench but Id prefer buckets with headrest in case of a rear ending. Anyone try aftermarket seats? I tend to have lower back pain so Im temped to put seats in from a car that Ive ridden in and can find in the boneyard. This will be a long distance cruiser so good seats are imperative.
     
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  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    If you need lumbar support, a set of Explorer 8-way front seats with lumbar bag might help. The only downside is you'd have to fab up brackets to install the fronts of the seat bases.
     
  13. cbolt

    cbolt In Fourth Gear SILVER MEMBER

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    I installed ProCar Scat 90's in my 67. They are comfortable, not outrageous looking, and really look great. There is a thread started by beerbelly with pics of my installed seats as I am an internet tard and cannot post pics personally.

    Aftermarket, but I doubt you have ridden in a vehicle with those seats before to judge their comfort with regards to your lower back. What I did find is with the proper brackets anything should fit okay. The 67 is fairly wide and buckets are pretty much buckets. You may have to get creative with the seat brackets is all.
     
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  14. beerbelly

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    Alan, here are the photos of cbolt's Scat ProCar 90 seats. Really nice look for a 60's car.

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