Caught in a performance war, the 1969 Mustang model year had some exciting new elements added to the body. Including 3.8 inches added to the length of the body and about 1 inch added to the width of the body.
In 1968, 4 years into the performance war between Ford and GM, Ford introduced the 428 cu in Cobra Jet FE engine in a small group of Mustang GT’s; leading to the 1969 model we are currently restoring.
The 1969 Mustang was also the first Ford model to use quad headlamps placed inside AND outside the grille opening. The Mustang’s platform and engine bay were also redesigned to fit larger engine blocks.
Above, we have a video going over the Cobra Jet we are working on and below we will have some tech tips and photos for working on this build.
1969 Mustang Cobra Jet Restoration Tips
Here we have a video showing how to fit the sheet metal and how to get the body lines on a 69′ Mustang.
Prior to the video, we dismantled the Mustang when it came in the shop. We went through tear down, sandblasting, full quarter inner wheelhouse, trunk floors and one-floor pan since water got under there and the other side was perfect.
In the video, the car is on a Car-O-Liner to make sure the car is aligned after welding is done to rusted parts that have to be cut out.
Below you will see clamps in place holding down the sheet metal before welding.
Below is a Video, recorded after the first stages of primer with John as he goes over the next steps that will happen with the Mustang.
John also explains what products we use to get such great cars.
We hope you enjoy our Tech Tips post, and we will keep posting more as we finish the car.
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