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This is where I will be showing the restoration and modification of a 1965 Mustang convertible.   It has been a long term dream of my wife to own a convertible.  When I started looking for a street rod project she suggested I look into another Mustang.  We have not owned a Mustang in a couple years and I thought it might be a good time to fix that problem.  :).  So the hunt began.  I quickly learned that early convertibles were going for crazy prices.  Even cars that at one time would have been scrapped.  With a little luck from a friend of a friend I was able to locate a previously restored (poorly) car.  Its owner was looking for a good heavy duty truck to do some towing.  So I sacrificed my 79 F350 Camper Special for an even trade.  This will be a long term project and "will" change over time.

Current plans are

  1. Convert the car to V8 5 lug wheel pattern with 8" rear and Granada spindles
  2. Install an overdrive transmission
  3. Upgrade the I6 200 to a small block V8
  4. Install a Mustang II front suspension

Each link below will take you to detailed information as I go along. 

  • Here is where it all started
  • Buildup of the 8" axle assembly - with small bearing disc brakes
  • Granada spindle swap
  • New power brakes - booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve and lines
  • Homemade rack and pinion steering

Some other related materials and links

 

Links to FORD information - Links will open in new window.

 

 


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