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    Living the Dream - MKIV Build

    Put my order in for a complete MKIV kit this past week! I got the car bug when I bought my wife a 1965 convertible mustang for her 40th a few years ago. It was previously repainted and the interior refurbished but the engine and everything you couldnít see was a mess. Iíve just about wrapped everything on her car keeping it as original, and safe, as possible.

    Being a year+ shy of my own 40th she encouraged me to pursue my dream car as well and put in the order. Goal is to enjoy the build journey but have it completed for my 40th.

    Thanks in advance for all the help!
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    Welcome to the madness of the build. You've come to the right place for help with the build and with spending money. If you have not all ready done so, be sure to read through the many different threads of some masterful builders on here. There are some really awesome ideas that you will want to copy or that will get your own creative juices flowing. It seems that everyone here is willing to help in some way or another. Looking forward to watching your build progress.

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    Nice looking 65!!

    Welcome aboard. What are your build plans?
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    Welcome To The Factory Five Family!

    The complete kit is the way to go and working with all new parts is way more fun than playing the refurbishing game.
    Heck, maybe consider painting your car to match, or not, but here is a little motivation to go:.. Red, Red, Red!

    Mr. Shelby's Own CSX 3178 Sells:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJpASOjJWa8

    Other Pics Of That Car, And Some Others, To Motivate You:

    https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...3178&fr=mcafee
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    Welcome to the asylum...
    One of the things you'll have to get your head wrapped around is building an entire car with all new parts. No fighting 50 year old rusty, mis-aligned, whacked in a wreck 35 years ago, old car name-it.
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    Welcome Cruzzz! You're in for a great time and a great group of people here to share it with!

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    Welcome to the club Im in a very similar place . Picking up my Roadster in February. Just Finished a 1966 stang I built for my wife and have another for myself. As mentioned before going to be nice not to come in from the garage with filthy greasy hands from scaping some old nasty part

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    Here is a summary of my build so far although I'm sure there will be a few more changes before delivery and during the build:

    MKIV complete kit
    Chassis powder coat
    Low-back vintage seats
    Power steering
    Vintage GPS gauge set
    Over-rider set
    Windshield wiper kit
    Brake duct wire mesh
    Vinyl Dash w/glovebox
    DS chrome roll bar and grommets
    Assembled side louvers
    Trunk gas struts
    IRS suspension
    IRS center section, spindles, hubs
    Wind wings
    Heater/defroster
    Halibrand 17x9 and 17x10.5 wheels
    Stock Mustang brakes

    Dart 347 and TKO 600 (Forte)

    Other options:
    Russ Thompson trunk drop
    Front battery?
    Forte throttle linkage
    Forte hydraulic clutch
    Breeze Seat mounting kit
    Gas-N Headers and Side Pipes
    Cobra seat heaters

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    Congrats! Your planned build looks very similar to mine. I'll be following along closely.

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    Got the frame buck together last night with some supervision. Hopefully finish up the body buck tonight before heading out of town for the holidays. Also waiting for a dry day to move the mustang to my other garage. Its no trailer queen but I have spent too much time and effort removing all the rust to put it out in the rain even for a couple minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzzz View Post
    Got the frame buck together last night with some supervision. Hopefully finish up the body buck tonight before heading out of town for the holidays. Also waiting for a dry day to move the mustang to my other garage. Its no trailer queen but I have spent too much time and effort removing all the rust to put it out in the rain even for a coupe minutes.

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    Which plans did you use for that chassis dolly or is it an original? I'm planning to start this one over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAHokie View Post
    Which plans did you use for that chassis dolly or is it an original? I'm planning to start this one over the weekend.
    I leveraged a design by Jazzman (that was derivative of a few others designs) found here. Also using the frame buck measurements included in the same thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzzz View Post
    Got the frame buck together last night with some supervision. Hopefully finish up the body buck tonight before heading out of town for the holidays. Also waiting for a dry day to move the mustang to my other garage. Its no trailer queen but I have spent too much time and effort removing all the rust to put it out in the rain even for a couple minutes.

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    Ha! I've got a similar supervisor. Although in my dolly pic, she's lying down on the job, similar to your pic #2:
    https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/show...dl-Mk-IV-Build, post 20....

    Your chassis dolly looks good!
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    Depending on the condition of your back, you may consider something like this
    Roller01.png
    I kinda "imagineered" it from dimensions on other dollies, but it sure was nice to have the bottom of the car at knee-height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    Depending on the condition of your back, you may consider something like this
    Roller01.png
    I kinda "imagineered" it from dimensions on other dollies, but it sure was nice to have the bottom of the car at knee-height.
    I definitely would have liked it at this height. I have the standard dolly height and put a floor in today and my back is on fire! Get it as high as you can.
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    Congratulations Cruzzz……….!

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