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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! © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

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. On a side note I am hoping this year to have things move thick and fast. I’m hoping to have the car finished or near to finished by this time next year. © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

It’s a little known fact that back in 1964 there was an independent rear suspension (IRS) designed for the Mustang by Carroll Shelby’s crew. It never eventuated, most probably due to budget constraits but the Original Crew who worked on the car has wondered all these years how well it would have worked. So they set about finding out. © 2017, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

It’s a little known fact that back in 1964 there was an independent rear suspension (IRS) designed for the Mustang by Carroll Shelby’s crew. It never eventuated, most probably due to budget constraits but the Original Crew who worked on the car has wondered all these years how well it would have worked. So they set about finding out. © 2017, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

The video maybe a few years old but it’s worth revisiting this incredible machine and what went into making it. For those who don’t know, the The Villain is a custom built 1968 Ford Mustang. Built by Jason Engel and his amazing staff at Classic Recreations in Yukon, Oklahoma. The Mustang Villain is powered by Ford Racing’s 420-HP all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote engine, which will be mated to a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission through a Centerforce DYAD. Check it out! Engine: 420-HP Ford Racing all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote Transmission: Tremec T5 five-speed Suspension and Chassis: Detroit Speed Aluma-frame with Corvette-based A-arms QUADRAlink 4-link rear suspension Fully Adjustable DSE/JRi Coilover System

If you would have told me 10 years ago that my loved Eleanor Project will be scrapped one day in favour for a more standard looking GT500 resto-mod I would have said you’re mad. But that is just what is happening this year. When I first saw the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds I […]

With only a year to go before the 50th year anniversary of the movie Bullitt, it’s very fitting that the long lost 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback has been found. In a Mexican junkyard of all places! Two cars were used during shooting of the film. While one was purchased by a crew member, the other […]

*Cringe* It seem the Ford Mustang is cursed, and here is another video that adds to that notion. Take a look for yourself. If you hate seeing beautiful Mustangs damaged by incompetent people then you may want to look away. © 2017, 67mustangblog. All rights reserved.

Humble Beginnings – A 1966 Custom Mustang

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Arguably one of the best aspects of Mustangs through the years is the fact that they are infinitely customizable. It’s easy to find mods and custom parts for even the older Mustang Models — and what you can’t find, it’s easy to fabricate. That is just what Glen Martyn did with this truly unique 1966 […]

Faster Horse: Mustang Documentary Out NOW!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

This one nearly slipped under my radar and thankfully I’ve caught it just in time. Out this week is a new documentary on the Ford Mustang. The feature follows the the highs and lows of the new Mustang and pays tribute to the long standing history of Ford and the famous pony cars. Although I […]

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