What a difference a week makes. Just a short update to show you what we’ve just got back from the powder coaters.

I’ve just got the coated seats back along with the diff and rear seat panels. It’s all coming together quite quickly now. Still a long way to go and a lot of parts needing attention and assembly. As for these seats I’ve got a nice set of 1967 deluxe upholstery that is going to go on them. Also, i luckily managed to buy and store original 1967 hard seat backs in black with the trim, some will know how rare they are especially since they aren’t cracked.

The one issue we’ve encountered is the listing wire. The original ones being far too gone to be reused so we’re having to look around to see if we can find any. If you know where to get some 1967 Mustang upholstery listing wires let me know. In the meantime, stay tuned!

Continue reading “Seat Frames, Diff Housing and Rear Seat Panels” »

Good news this past week. The car has been sent out to the body and panel guys for the last bit of work before the long task of putting her together begins. So that means all the smaller jobs need starting, one of which is restoring the old seats.

As you can see the original seats aren’t in the best of shape. The frames were bent and broken possibly due to a heavy previous owner perhaps?. So we’ve stripped them all, straightened the frames and welded up the cracks.

Once we strip the rear seats they will go off to the powder coaters to get recoated, along with the Diff housing and a few other bits and pieces that need doing.

Continue reading “Restoration Begins On Original 1967 Seats” »

For the regular readers of this site you will know that the building of my car has been a feat that has taken the better part of a decade. I’ve gone through the Eleanor love story and back again and am now setting my sights on a Shelby GT500 resto mod.

Not long ago I received the Shelby GT500 front end. You can see it here. Then I managed to get a custom order Classic Instruments Shelby gauge set from Classic Recreations. Custom in the fact that it is metric (KPH).

But now as the year begins we are fitting them up and they look rather good as you can see in the picture above.

Continue reading “First Look – Installing Classic Instruments Shelby Gauges” »

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