The term “looks can be deceiving” came true to the new owner and builder of this ’69 Mustang Fastback, or “Project 57”. Even though he bought this car that looked in great shape, underneath the paint was a little rust - but not enough to stop this determined builder.

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The plans for “Project 57” are a 406 with a C6 tranny, mini tubbed with 315’s in the rear and a triangulated late model rear end. This fastback will recieve disk brakes all round, and a Checkered Flag Racing front end installed to make this pony sit low and mean.

The wiring and old shocks were all removed in order to get the finishing look this builder wants. One of those rusted components that needed to be cut out was the floor board, and it was completely replaced. The new floor pans will be designed and made by the owner as he plans on doing his own custom interior.

Since he is fabricating his own rear frame, he is going to install lower control arms from a ’05-’08 Mustang. Some measuring and good fabrication skills will be needed to make those work. He is also fabricating some shock mounts to mount his rear QA1 shocks to this Fastback.

After the major fabrication was done, he started to do some cosmetic sheet metal work. The engine bay was fully covered, around the engine, with sheet metal. He also shaved the handles off of both doors to get the smooth look. The car is almost done, but there is still a lot of work to be done by this determined builder.

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