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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. All the tracks will need to be cleaned up as well and painted. Some of the bolts are a bit cross threaded so we’ll replace them and get them recoated as well. After all that we have some nice brand new deluxe upholstery to cover them all. It’s all happening! © 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.

New Shelby GT500 Hood and Nose Arrive

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

It’s not really a major update this week however the good news is the new Shelby hood and nose has arrived. It was only a few months ago that I decided to give up on the Eleanor dream I had when I was a young adult and build a Shelby GT500 clone. Now we’re in the midst of gathering all the parts needed to press forward. A few weeks back we got the Shelby gauges. See them here.. Stay tuned as things should begin to progress faster as the months roll on this year. © 2017, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

Old Air Complete A/C System Purchased.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Well we can’t really remember when I updated you all on my very own project car. After packing up shop in Australia and moving to London, England it’s been slow going on the restoration front. However just this past week I’ve finally progressed a little. Given it’s only been purchasing of the air conditioning solution […]

With so much time on my hands waiting and waiting for work to restart on my project I’ve increasingly been looking at small parts to buy that I’ll be needing or maybe parts I don’t need but just want. But one part that I’ve been tossing up with is the MSD-6AL ignition control. Do I […]

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