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  • 1969 Grande

    The question is why is this Mustang being restored? Her dad bought this Mustang new in 1969 when she was in high school, it was her first car and has always been in the family so they want it restored. The problem is they lived in Miami and Daytona Beach so there is a lot of rust on the sheet metal. Strange part is the frame rails and front fenders look good.

    This is what we are starting with





    The engine has 139,000 miles on it and starts right up.





    Rusty Gillis

    Gillis Performance Restorations
    727-847-7973
    www.gillisrestorations.com

    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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    The roof is bad I need to find a parts car







    Rusty Gillis

    Gillis Performance Restorations
    727-847-7973
    www.gillisrestorations.com

    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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    • #3



      I have never seen an A pillar this bad before


      Rusty Gillis

      Gillis Performance Restorations
      727-847-7973
      www.gillisrestorations.com

      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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      • #4
        dang Rusty, most shops around her would tell them they wont do it !!!!
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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        • #5
          If anyone can, Rusty Gillis' crew can get the job done....AND, done right!

          Ryan
          Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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          • #6
            As far as I'm concerned, the reason it's being restored is because it's a '69 Mustang, and they dont make them anymore.
            Rob Hetzler
            M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
            Roxboro Dragway 2011 Top ET champion

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kid vishus View Post
              As far as I'm concerned, the reason it's being restored is because it's a '69 Mustang, and they dont make them anymore.
              Exactly. Besides, it's the same dilemma I face with my Sprint, it's not going to be worth anywhere near what it cost to restore, but we have a history together.
              '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
              My Mach's restoration progress
              My Sprint's restoration progress
              "Never offer advice. Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it." ~ author unknown

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              • #8
                Wow, a lot of work, but I hope we will get to see the transformation right, Rusty??? It's their car and they want it restored and they have brought it to IMHO the BEST restoration shop I've ever seen.....
                1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

                  Exactly. Besides, it's the same dilemma I face with my Sprint, it's not going to be worth anywhere near what it cost to restore, but we have a history together.
                  That & the fact that at the time I could not afford a 69 Fastback or any Mustang Fastback for that matter & I prefer the Coupes better. I am in the same boat as you Steve, once my 69 Coupe is done it will probably be worth less then what I have into it. Oh well.

                  Mike & Robin Grentus
                  69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                  08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                  00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                  99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
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                  My 69 Coupe build album
                  http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike65 View Post

                    That & the fact that at the time I could not afford a 69 Fastback or any Mustang Fastback for that matter & I prefer the Coupes better. I am in the same boat as you Steve, once my 69 Coupe is done it will probably be worth less then what I have into it. Oh well.

                    Exactly correct Mike, it has been great to see the progress and elbow grease you have invested willingly to your project. Can't wait to see it finished, but no more than you right??? I've been lucky enough that our fastback was my wife's first car purchased a couple years before I entered the picture some 37 years ago...
                    1970 Mach 1, my wife's first car purchased for $1800 in 1977. .30 over 351 Cleveland 4V FMX tranny. Best ET with 3:00 to 1 gears 13.9 @ 102 mph

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                    • #11
                      This Mustang will stay in the family. One of their sons wants it so it will be passed down to him.
                      Rusty Gillis

                      Gillis Performance Restorations
                      727-847-7973
                      www.gillisrestorations.com

                      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                      • #12
                        Is there enough metal left in that car to say it's the same car after rebuilding? I've seen some fantastic work out of y'all before, but I think I'd look for another body to swap everything over to. Going to be a big job for sure.
                        ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                        -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                        -----2000 Expedition XLT 4.6----
                        " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                        "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

                          Exactly. Besides, it's the same dilemma I face with my Sprint, it's not going to be worth anywhere near what it cost to restore, but we have a history together.
                          There is a guy in FL that has all three Sprints, Mustang, Maverick, and Pinto. The Pinto was the hardest to find, and it was a rust bucket the best I remember. I think he looked for 4-5 years before he found the Pinto. I'd say if anything wasn't worth the price to restore it'd be the Pinto, but he wanted the complete set. Wish I could remember his name, been several years ago on a different board that I saw the pics of them all together.
                          ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                          -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                          -----2000 Expedition XLT 4.6----
                          " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                          "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                          • #14

                            I went to our local town annual festival yesterday. During the festival, they always hold a car show attracting local 'talent'. There I saw was a nice example of a "Spirit of America" Nova....similar to the Mustang Sprint, with the white paint and red and blue striping & similar patriotic badges. The owner claimed they were 14,600 plus produced in 1974 in honor of the country's 1976 Bi-Centennial celebration. The show used to attract the son of a local fella who owned an AMC dealership (of course the dealership is now long gone) who would bring in his /70 red, white and blue AMC Rebel 'The Machine'.... Now as a kid, I recall seeing Mustang Spints and Nova Spirit of America cars now and then, but I never saw a 'Machine' other than in magazines........ I'd guess the Machine is a car tough to locate parts for these days.

                            Ryan

                            Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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