Have you always wondered how it is to have your dream car? Or maybe you’re curious about what it takes to restore a vintage classic. It seems that everyone’s wishes do come true these days. Ford Restoration has officially approved and reproduced Ford Mustang’s iconic bodyshell for those dreaming to having their own convertible. This is not just any other convertible. These are the exact shape and body size of Mustang ragtops that came out from 1964-1966.
Even Dennis Mondrach (Ford Restoration Parts Licensing Manager) believes that those three iconic year-models are the most restored versions of all Mustangs. In spite of this, he also noticed the dwindling numbers of vintage restorations yearly (including the three models). As a matter of fact, many of the original bodies have been abandoned in the junkyards.
In that case, he probably realised that the wrecked bodyshells are impossible to resurrect from the dead. So this is the main reason why the reproduced body shell is entirely new. Ford used highly advanced welding techniques and rustproofing to fully restore Mustang’s old glory.
For those who want to restore their own vintage coupé, they can get the new shell and use the new electrical system, suspension and powertrain for optimum functionality. New interior trims are also available but if you have the existing model, you might as well use the old one and transfer it to the new body. You can also replace it with Ford-approved restoration parts in case there are some old parts that are no longer working.
The good news is, almost all parts for restoration are available from Ford licensed dealers. These merchants are given access to Ford’s original specs, blueprints and technical illustrations.
Although some hardware parts may no longer be out on sale, at least you can check out their website first to confirm. (The parts can be seen at www.fordrestorationparts.com). So instead of restoring a clunky old unit, vintage car collectors can now use their existing engine and interiors and use them with the brand new bodyshell.
The 1965 Mustang’s $15,000-worth body includes the metal sheets that support the taillight panel and the radiator section. There is also the lid for the trunk and the usual set of doors. Meanwhile, the hood and front fender’s metal sheeting are not included but can be availed separately.
Jim Christina, (Dynacorn International VP) stressed that the reproduced bodyshell used higher grade metal than that of from its the original 1965 model. Also, it’s a whole lot easier to have your dream car now since they can deliver it anywhere.