1967 Mustang Convertible body now available in Ford’s catalog of licensed restoration parts

Article by Christian A., on December 22, 2011

It’s now easier to fulfill your dream of building a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible as the automaker has included this Mustang convertible’s body shell to its catalog of licensed restoration parts. The other classic Mustang bodies that Ford has previously offered are the 1965 convertible, the 1967 fastback and the 1969 fastback. At $15,995, this all-steel body of the 1967 convertible can be yours.

Dynacorn International of Camarillo, Calif., built the body using virgin automotive-grade steel that is a bit thicker than the steel that was used on the original. The body is stronger and more rigid than the original car after Dynacom gave it further reinforcements. Dynacom said that the buyer would only have to make minimal adjustments so that the body panels would be aligned.

However, the buyer will get the body already primed and ready to be painted. In a press release, Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager, said that there’s only a “fairly slim” chance to find a rust-free 1967 Mustang that hasn’t been involved in a wreck and could still be restored. The 1967 Mustang was significant since it has a wider body and a longer hood. Its engine compartment was designed to be bigger so that it could handle various six- and eight-cylinder engines.

The 1967 model of the Mustang underwent a major redesign after more than a million units of the car were released from Ford's factory in a record-setting manufacturing run. The redesign made the Mustang the leading vehicle then even as competing vehicles from Chrysler and General Motors were introduced, as well as the entry of Great Britain's imported sports cars.

In that redesign, every part of the Mustang was given attention. The body was made wider, the hood longer, and the engine bay was enlarged to give room to a choice of six engines that ranged from the 200 cubic inch six cylinder engine to the powerful 390 horsepower 427 engine that was seen in the Shelby GT500. The move also ushered in the era of powerful pony cars that helped satisfy growing demand for muscle cars.

The ’67 also received new sheetmetal, new taillights and an improved grille design. Interested buyers also had the option to integrate turn signals into the hood scoops. The interiors were also made more luxurious. Buyers could choose a tilt-away steering wheel, built-in tachometer for the instrument gauge, and brushed aluminium trims on the shifter console, door panels and the dashboard. The '67 Mustang was also the first vehicle to have air conditioning placed behind the dash instead of beneath it.

Today, more than 9 out of every 10 parts you need to restore a '67 Mustang are available from licensed reproduction components. That means that you can build the ’67 convertible body according to the specifications available from the past. The carmaker's big-block engines from the 60's such as the 390, 428 and 427 cubic inch motors may be used without needing to modify anything. You can also use the ’67 Mustang body if you want to build a replica of the Shelby GT500 or GT350 convertible.

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