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Pat McKinzey's
1965 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.

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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.

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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 drawing attention."

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