Now its time to do something with all those parts that were removed and shelved back when you disassembled your Mustang. If you shelved your parts in groups as I did back in Section 2. Mustang Disassembly then your pretty organized which will make things a lot easier during this planning and procedures phase of the restoration. Continue reading Planning and Organizing Your Restoration
When you receive your shipments of classic Mustang parts you should unpack your order and verify the contents are in good undamaged condition and check off the contents of the order against the packing slip. Continue reading Receiving Your Classic Mustang Parts
I’ve decided to begin the restoration process with the interior of my Mustang. I’ve ordered all of my parts. I’ve broken down the interior into task based project groups and I’m ready to get started. Continue reading Mustang Interior Restoration
While I wait for my next order of parts to arrive for the Door and Window restoration I’ve got some down time. I take this free time to start on some of the smaller restoration projects for my classic Mustang; the windshield wipers is one of those projects.
I’ve just received the latest shipment of classic Mustang parts for my 67 Mustang coupe, now I can begin the door and window restoration project.
Should you take you Mustang to a body and paint shop or should you do-it-yourself? This is a big decision and will hinge on your budget and you ability to complete the job yourself. There are pros and cons that come with either choice; continue reading this article for some insight to help you make your decision. Continue reading How to Paint a Classic Mustang
The preparation you do to your Mustang prior to body and paint will depend on the level of restoration that you are after. If you just want fresh paint on a daily driver then you can probably drop it off at the paint shop and let them go at it, leaving any disassembly and removal of parts up to the body shop.
Having all of the Mustang sheet metal available for the body shop is important if you don’t want to hold up the progress, but it’s inevitable that you will more than likely have something on backorder that causes a delay or you will have one of those surprises that requires you to order parts that you didn’t think you needed. Continue reading Getting your Sheet Metal Parts Together
Should you have your Mustang blasted? I would say yes, others will say no; it all depends on your depth of restoration. If you want to expose any possible problems that may be hiding under the old paint job or road grime on the undercarriage media blasting is the way to go, but be prepared for those surprises; what may look like a small rust problem on the floor pan can turn out to be a complete floor pan replacement. Continue reading Media Blasting (sand blasting)
Does it make a difference if you restore your Mustang with imported or U.S. reproduction sheet metal? Should you purchase Ford Licensed or products produced with Ford tooling? I think in some cases yes, but it really depends on your budget, your goal and whether or not you are concerned about receiving a part that’s not quite up to spec.