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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2010, 09:03:13 AM »
Right on, no harm done.  I look forward to communicating with you in the future.  Steve

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2010, 11:52:04 AM »
Nice looking coupe you have there :)

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2010, 01:52:02 PM »
Nice looking coupe you have there :)

What he said ;D

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2010, 03:06:44 PM »
Nice looking '66 Steve.  What color is that purple? 
The mag 500's also look good.  I have a set for 'Ol  Yeller, but right now I have the original wheels and caps on her.  I'm getting ready to go to a show, and I am trying to stay out of the modified class. 

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2010, 03:51:30 PM »
Have you got long rear shackles on that ragtop? That might be part of the "too high" look?
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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2010, 04:22:37 PM »
Is that a ragtop?  Hard to tell from the pic. 

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2010, 05:35:08 PM »
Is that a ragtop?  Hard to tell from the pic.

Looks like it is.

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2010, 06:11:13 PM »
I will correct my "ragtop" implication to "vinyl top", and it still looks like there's long shackles under there.
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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2010, 09:58:09 PM »
I can see maybe a white vinyl top, but not a rag top. 

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2010, 10:07:59 PM »
yeah, that is not vert. It's a vinyl top... probably teeming with rust under there. :(

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2010, 11:17:09 PM »
I also meant vinyl haha way to go us.

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2010, 11:08:17 AM »
With a good application of rust, a vinyl top will turn into a rag.
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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2010, 11:53:40 AM »
The picture shows the color a little darker than it really is.  The color is Vintage Maroon Metallic with a white vinyl top.  I wish it was a ragtop.  The color code is X which according to Ford was started in 1967.  Mine is a late 66 build that somehow got the 67 color from the factory.  It just goes to show that Ford used what they had on hand.  I am postive that it is the original color because I took the car all the way down and found that color in every nook and cranny.  I have found that many things that are supposed to be relative to a certain year can be found on models prior to or after that year.  Thanks for the compliment.  Yeah, the wheels kind of set it off.  This '66 does have the long shackles raising the rear a bit but that  was done by design.  The car I'm wanting to lower the rear is a '65 coupe that I am just starting over on.  I saved it from Katrina back in '05 and it has been sitting on the back burner while I finished the '66 in the picture.  Thanks for the notice and the kind words.  I really enjoy this forum.     Steve

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2010, 12:03:13 PM »
No rust there.  I replaced the original vinyl top as part of the restoration and took the top all the way down to the metal, treated, primed, and painted it the body color before putting on the new vinyl top.  Steve

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2010, 02:24:35 PM »
I've never really liked vinyl tops on classic Mustangs, and especially one of a different color than the body, but that's just me.  Have you done any mods to the '66?  As far as the '65 is concerned, most guys like myself have had to replace the old springs with new ones to keep the butt from sagging too low.  Just wait 10 years or so, and she will drop down, I guarantee.   ;D

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2010, 04:06:44 PM »
Having the white vinyl and the white interior on  your coupe is stunning  nice job on it  :)

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2010, 07:52:05 PM »
Nice mustang, Scupples.

Hang in there, for us novice Mustang guys & gals.

I have a 65 2+2 that has the front lowered with different springs and a lowering block kit in the rear.

Hang in

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Re: lowering the rear of a 65 mustang
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2010, 11:31:23 PM »
Nice mustang, Scupples.

Hang in there, for us novice Mustang guys & gals.

I have a 65 2+2 that has the front lowered with different springs and a lowering block kit in the rear.

Hang in

'splain to me why you want to lower a 65 from its' original height.  I just don't see the advantage unless you want to do some serious cornering. 

 

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