Ford Mustang Fastback
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Pat purchased this 1965 Ford Mustang fastback about a year ago and
started assembling parts for a six to eight conversion. He says that
he always wanted a fastback and eventually one came to his attention.
It was in very poor condition: rusted out quarters, front fenders and
partial floor pan and misc trunk parts. He also found a parts car for
$150.00. It had the entire suspension and steering, a 289 (NAPA rebuild),
differential, excellent exhaust with trumpets and many assorted interior
parts. He says he still spent about $3,000 on parts to redo the interior
and exterior through various suppliers and estimates another $600 -
$800 on paint and other local parts store purchases.
Pat did all the work in his garage at home,
including the paint (PVC piping and plastic film for a paint booth).
The motor was in good shape except for two cylinder resleeves. He said
the previous owner must have blown a head gasket and given it up for
dead, leaving the carb off for the rain to get in. It is now rebuilt
to factory specs along with the C-4 transmission. It has the autolite
two barrel and stock exhaust. The car was completely gutted and everything
received his complete attention.
Pat says he's not a die hard Ford fan, and
that this was his first Ford restoration. He has done a Firebird (twice),
a Camaro and several older bikes. He says it's good therapy. Pat says
"the fastback gets the looks. You cannot drive it around the block without
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