Your Name first or full name Your Location e. If so, it would be a good idea to consult a Ford Mustang restoration book before you get started! Get the goods on how to do things right in these guides, handbooks and parts catalogues. All images, descriptions, and text on this web site representing these products are the sole property of Mustangs Unlimited, Inc. Late Model Restoration has just what you need to help get that project done. The picture below shows the start of the 1965 Mustang Restoration. He said it was too low and I agreed, but that was all I was willing to do since I really didn't want it we parted ways. I am and I hope you are too, with your own restoration project.
Are you looking for proper guidance on how to restore your First Generation Ford Mustang? In the meantime, there are projects to do before that happens. All crucial aspects of restoration, including engines, drivelines, body, interior, trim, electrical systems, brakes, steering, and suspension will be profiled. With clear, insightful color photography to accompany this how-to information, any at-home restorer can confidently restore a car and save a substantial amount of money in the process. This unique guide will cover the restoration process for every major component group and also provide detailed step-by-step restoration information for the most important procedures. Ford Mustang restoration books provide pony car owners with all of the information that they need to complete their restoration project, including helpful graphics and images. In addition, the book will cover how to plan, prepare, and select the right tools.
Creating Your Classic Car's Restoration Template I wish I could say that these few restoration parts were all I needed, but this was really just the start of all the new parts that it takes to put this coupe back on the road. As you move forward in your project, you may find other areas that need attention, or are actually in better shape than you'd first thought. Don't forget to check out our how to books for Mustang tuning, superchargers, engine rebuild, fuel injection, and turbochargers! But upon closer inspection, I saw that it had seen a minor fender bender which had been repaired poorly and after attempting to bring it back to it's correct dimensions and fill the little nicks and dents I just wasn't satisfied. Then leaving some pages between each section, create your template. He cant put the book down or leave his car alone.
My own own 1965 coupe restoration project is detailed here step by step, so you'll not only see its progress, but we'll cover how to easily fix the typical major and minor issues and projects that come up. So rather than giving you a template that doesn't work for your car, I'll explain how to put together your own custom resto plan. As my project car started coming together, I needed some more small interior and window parts and came across an ad for some of these parts for free if I took all of the rest of his junk parts left from his 1965 convertible restoration project. So, everything must again be sanded down to bare metal, before the restoration of the body begins. My 1965 Mustang restoration This is my little 1965 Ford Mustang coupe, clearly at this point, a work in progress.
The body needs to resemble the original bodywork, and be free of rust, dents, and damage for years of faithful service. This unique guide will cover the restoration process for every major component group and also provide detailed step-by-step restoration information for the most important procedures. Online commerce and researching are much faster, along with being more accessible and portable at the same time. Restoration Books With technology evolving every single day, time-honored traditions of the past, such as writing a letter, reading the newspaper, or even using a tangible catalog to pick out what you would like to purchase have gone by the wayside. Not everything is going to be restored using new parts. This book includes chapters on engine, drivetrain, bodywork, interior, and detailing.
Bookmark this Section: It's regularly updated with new information and techniques, including my upcoming next project car, a soon to be brought back to life 1970 Ford Mustang fastback sportsroof. How far will that go? Mustang Restoration Manuals, Guides, Books Our Ford Mustang restoration books and manuals will provide detailed, step by step instructions to help you with your restoration project. Interior Restoration Restoring the interior of your classic car is just as important as the exterior and mechanicals, so I've included a separate section with lots of how-to articles on Alternator Removal and Replacement Tell Us About Your Restoration Project Below the list of Mustang restoration sections, you'll find lots of other enthusiast's projects, questions and a place to see your own project restoration featured on this site. We improved the performance of our engine, transmission, suspension, and brakes, so the steering got our attention as well. New Classic Mustang Parts When I found this car, it was a long ago started and abandoned Ford Mustang restoration project.
Includes sections on bolt-ons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshafts and valvetrain, fuel injection, block prep, final assembly, exhaust, and forced induction. Ground up or section by section, this guide will show you how to restore your 1965-70 Mustang to like-new condition. Floor Pan Repair and Replacement Unless you are lucky enough to have a car from the sun belt, or your Ford Mustang restoration project car was kept in heated storage or a garage for most of it's life, chances are, you are going to have to face the task of floor pan replacement in whole or in part. Its awesome because it helps him with everything he needs to know about his car and how to get it in perfect condition!. Regardless of what level of restoration you undertake, you want to achieve professional results.
Plan Your Work What you do need, is a plan. It's the the latest collaboration of the authors of Hot Rod, Car Craft, Chevy High Performance, among others. Complete with over 300 photos and illustrations. While the 1965 coupe project deals with returning a classic car back to almost factory stock condition not concours , the '70 fastback will be brought up to more modern specifications. The latest techniques and best restoration products for each system will be discussed and detailed. Readers will also learn how to determine if a certain task is best left for a professional shop. Are you having fun yet? Choose from books such as convertible top guides, fox body recognition guides, technical reference books, decoder guides, and convertible top installation guides.
I told him I had a tight budget and wasn't really interested in the console, so all I was prepared to offer would probably insult him. And I know, I know, I see the rust too. Spend as much time as you need looking at the car, making notes on what needs to be refinished, what needs to be replaced with new parts and getting a good idea of what you think needs to be done first, to avoid problems or make things go back together easier. In the list below we'll jump into some of the bodywork and sheet metal repairs that need to be done on my 1965 Mustang restoration in Part 2. Packed with dozens of identification charts and more than 450 photos and drawings. What are you waiting for? Had we not wanted to retain the factory look of the car, we likely would have replaced the original steering system with a rack-and-pinion conversion.