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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Finally some pictures of my 65!!

Been a member for a couple of months now and have been trying to upload some photos of my 65. The car was a nice 10 footer when I got it. I drove it for a summer and am in the process of a frame off restoration. The car has a numbers matching 396 with factory ac, power steering and power brakes.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 09:49 PM
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Nice car and a good job on the photography. Might want to forward those to the car rags as they are always looking for readers rides.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave, I love this car man.. I can remember being 7 years old (1977) and walking in to my father's body shop and seeing one of these cars for the first time - I was hooked and knew I had to have one one day. When the lights flipped on in the shop and I saw the six tail lights I thought it was one of the best looking "big" cars that I had ever seen. In the middle of a frame off restoration right now and can't wait to get it back on the road.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 09:58 AM
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Man, the car looked great like it was!! Cant wait to see pics of the finished restoration!!

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 02:24 PM
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Wow what a great looking 65. A light yellow 65 SS sport coupe was my first car in 1971.

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Man, the car looked great like it was!! Cant wait to see pics of the finished restoration!!
Thanks, it was a nice 10 footer. The paint was cracking here and there and the chrome was looking faded. The interior was completely destroyed from the Arizona sun. Waiting on the machine shop to finish the motor so I can set it back in the frame, then the body goes on. Can't wait to drive it again!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Love the yellow and light tan on these cars. Has that "dated" look that I think a lot of people get away from. I'm doing it completely in the original colors down to the tan and gold seats. Coming along pretty good, just a lot more involved than I thought it would be.
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Nice lookin car! Good luck with the resto!

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Nice lookin car! Good luck with the resto!
How true it is!
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Beautiful!
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 12:32 PM
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Thanks for posting the pictures Fran.
I don't know what it is about them but I Like, Like, Like it!!! The classic 65 lines, the great stance and old school big sidewalls, the old color.and like Dave said - Good photography too! Your wheel/tire combo is very very close to what I put on my gold 66.

I am jealous of that big block by the way.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 11:35 AM
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great looking car!!! The color is great too. Your wheel/tire combo is perfect. What are the specs on your wheels/tires? They look great.
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