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Restoration Photos of a

1965 Mustang Fastback 2+2

Click here for list of parts used.

 


Arrival

11-8-03

What color should I paint it?  The original color was Honey Gold and it won't stay red either.  Click here for the color finally selected.

 

Need advice...

Penni can help.


All work is being done on the weekends.

Weekend 1

11-15-03

 

Removed motor, transmission, exhaust, drive shaft, grille, bumpers & fenders

 

Weekend 2

11-22-03

 

Replaced rear valance

& trunk brace

 

Removed some interior trim, back seat & panels

 

Weekend 3

11-29-03

Cleaned/Prepped

floors, engine compartment &

 trunk

   
 

Weekend 4

12-06-03

Cleaned floors & undercarriage with Marine Clean

 

Weekend 5

12-13-03

Prepped floors & Trunk with Metal Ready &  painted undercarriage with Por 15

   
 

Weekend 6

12-20-03

Replaced Leaf Springs & Shocks

 

Weekend 7

12-27-03

No work - took a break


Weekend 8

1-03-04

No work - took a break


Weekend 9

1-10-04

Replaced front suspension & sway bar and converted

front brakes from

drum to discs

   
 

Weekend 10

1-17-04

Replaced radiator support & RH inner fender apron

 

Painted engine

compartment

   
 
 

Weekend 11

1-24-04

Rebuilt Transmission, installed new brake lines, new master cylinder, and rear brakes.

Removed all wiring, instrument panel, radio, door panels.

 

Installed rear sway bar.

   
 
 

Weekend 12

1-31-04

Removed paint.

   
   

Weekend 13

2-07-04

Finished removing paint & primed body. 

Built short block & added heads.

 
 

Weekend 14

2-14-04

Filled holes for rocker moldings, sanded hood & misc parts, block sanded body and added second coat of primer.

 

Removed back glass.

Received several boxes to start putting it back together.

   
   

Weekend 15

2-21-04

Sanded more parts.

 

Installed motor and trans.

 

Weekend 16

2-28-04

Sanded both doors.

Removed rest of dash pad from the dash.

Rust repaired on lower part of fenders.

     

Weekend 17

3-6-04

Cleaned back panels & vents. Primed fenders & hood and did some more wet sanding.

     

Weekend 18 & 19

3-13-04 / 3-20-04

More wet sanding on fenders, doors, body, etc.

   

Weekend  20

3-27-04

Began applying paint -

Silver Smoke Gray.

Installed all body panels .

Removed trim & carpet from rear fold down seat.

 
     

Weekend  21

4-03-04

Painted interior trim & taillight housings.

Reupholstered rear seat & started on front seats.

Finished fold-down seat.

   
     

Many, many weeks later...

November 27, 2004

Repaint

 

December 5, 2004      

June 19, 2005

*(Speaker holes in trap door were done by previous owner.)

 
 

June 26, 2005  

July 4, 2005    

             Finished                              

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