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yamato

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New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« on: February 03, 2013, 05:49:01 AM »
Hi.  I'm from Australia and am looking at buying a '66 GT convertible.  I was hoping that someone may be able to give me some tips on what to look out for when inspecting the vehicle?  Common issues, rust etc?  Thanks  :D

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 09:57:53 AM »
Welcome! 

Most of these Mustangs rust just about everywhere.  The most common areas are the floor pans, wheel houses, and front and rear fenders.  You want to walk away from a car with severe rust (holes) in the frame rails and/or shock towers on any Mustang, and you should also walk away if there is rust-through in the rocker panels on the convertible, since much of the body strength comes from that area on the convertible (the convertible rockers are not the same as the coupe and fastback rockers).

The floor pans are not too hard to replace but frame rails (the stubs that support the engine, front suspension and rear suspension), shock towers and rockers are MAJOR issues.

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 02:47:48 PM »
Thank you so much for your help. Great info. From the pics I've seen so far it looks relatively clean but you never know until you get a good look for yourself. Ill keep you posted. :)

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 05:52:11 PM »
Hey. Just thought I'd let you know I had the car inspected by a guy who specialises in Stang resto. He said it was the best he'd seen and if I didn't buy it I was crazy ... So I bought it. Ill post pics when I get the car :)

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 06:55:44 PM »
Oh by the way it's a 65 just realised the typo

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 06:57:28 PM »
Geez lol. Well I was looking at a 66 gt but saw this immaculate black 65. Haha

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Re: New here looking for help with '66 convertible
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 07:32:21 AM »
Congratulations!  I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.  You definitely did the right thing in having a knowledgeable person inspect it.

 

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