Join Date: May 2002
Location: Currently the Sandbox
65 Mustang from Junkyard to Road
I aquired a 65 Mustang with some bad quater panel and subframe damage but otherwise good running car, It may have been repairable not to sure I was 15 at the time so doing something like that would have been very hard at that age. The car had 250 CI strait 6 and looked like some spent time making that possable. With the damaged rear I did what I was able to do with my ability and being 15, my allowance and got another 65 mustang (a friend found it) with strait frame, rotting floor boards, no fenders,hood and a rusted 200 CI in the engine bay hanging by a thread, basicly the car was picked apart sitting in this guys yard. Took this 65 home and swaped every working part from bad frame Mustang, to junkyard Mustang (after having my stepdad weld in new floor pans) this process took about a year and was just about ready by the time I got my License. Car stayed like that for 8 years and now that I got the $$$ to make it a powerful and beautiful looking car im going to make it so. 5.0 out of 89 Mustang just needs to see a machine shop, all parts are purchased for engine rebuild, disc brakes for the front are ready to be installed,
T-5 and cable clutch are ready for install. New springs, shocks and other suspention parts are all ready to be installed all I have to do is get home to do it. Im trying to get it all done (maybe not back on the road) in 30 days when I get some leave time. Pics will posted from start of swaping 6 cyl to the 8 and also have pics of the car fresh from the junkyard I will post them when I can.
1965 Mustang Coupe
1999 Mustang GT