Author Topic: Unrestored Jan 65 San Jose 6 Cylinder Coupe  (Read 176 times)

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Unrestored Jan 65 San Jose 6 Cylinder Coupe
« on: July 06, 2017, 06:11:18 PM »
Disclaimer: :) As always we need to warn that unrestored does not always mean unaltered by previous owners. Just because this car has/had a specific detail does not mean your car was built just the same. Always do your research, document your findings and make the best choice for you and your expectations.

Cars' VIN is -  5R07T17883x. At the time the pictures were taken the car was a very low mileage (especially for an original Calif car) coupe purchased as a donor car for a restoration. Car had a single repaint (not jammed) since the original color had suffered from the years of sun  not as a result of an accident that I could find. One little dent in the bumper was about all of the damage I could find. Unfortaunately didn't take the time to fully clean the undercarriage or even get it up on a lift for some good undercarriage pictures :(   But wanted to share what I've got so that some others might benefit from the details of what I believe was a nice unrestored example.

Car had a Jan 26 1965 projected build date


Enjoy



EXTERIOR

EX1





EX2





EX3





EX4


« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 06:54:07 PM by J_Speegle »
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Re: Jan 65 San Jose 6 Cylinder Coupe Unrestored Pictures
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 06:20:53 PM »
ENGINE COMPARTMENT

EC1





EC2





EC3 Aftermarket electric hood lock and second rotation number





EC4





EC5





EC6





EC7





EC8





EC9





EC10





EC11





EC12

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Re: Jan 65 San Jose 6 Cylinder Coupe Unrestored Pictures
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 06:32:03 PM »
INTERIOR

I1





I2






I3





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TRUNK

T1





T2 Three bolts - three different finishes





T3 Paint inspectors only focused on runs on the exterior of the car or in the interior. Paint runs are often found on original paint cars on the bottom of the hood or in the trunk as this example shows. Notice that the direction of the runs confirm that the trunk area was painted then the lid closed as the exterior was painted





T4 Jack instructions





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UNDERCARRIAGE


U1 Though you can't see it through the surface dirt this car was built during a period at San Jose during 65 production where a dark batch color was used to cover the undercarriage and frame sections from the firewall rearward. The color is so dark its often missidentified as black though it is very very close





U2 At the front end of the driveline. Notice the dust boot rear transmission seal




U3 Rear wheel well shot with both exterior emergency brake cable retainers





Hope these help others in their efforts
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 06:35:00 PM by J_Speegle »
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