Mustang 65-70 Convertible Fully Restored

The 1965-70 Mustang in Our Classic and Muscle Car Restoration in Florida

by | May 7, 2020 | Muscle Car Restoration, Restoration

Freshly completed another  Classic and muscle car restoration in Florida a stylized vehicle bundled with great performance.

Here we bring you some pictures of the build process steps for our 1966 Mustang – Rotisserie Resto – Original Body
Matching #s 289 Fast Fuel Inj Engine 4 speed Budnick Rims
Stainless X pipe custom exhaust AC By vintage air .

Mustang 65-70 Convertible Fully Restored

Classic and Muscle Car Restoration in Florida Here is a Side shot with the original soring Time Yellow color.

The iconic short deck sported a long hood and still wins hearts when it cruises down the street. Inspired by the Ford Falcon, the Mustang was originally introduced in two versions, the Hardtop and the Convertible. In ’64, a Fastback version was produced.

Mustang 65-70 Convertible Fully Restored Front Section

This term was brought on by the beloved Ford Mustang.

It was manufactured throughout the model years ’63 – 74. It was this car which shaped the upcoming American Muscle genre of cars.

Below the Restoration Process, we have the car at about 98% complete just adding the finishing touches to the interior.

mustang convertible side view

The wheelbase of 108 in remained for some years while many changes were made in the start of ’65 model year as the upcoming models became hefty and powerful.The powertrain in this beast was available in the 170 cu – 289 cu segment with a 6 cylinder or V8 under the hood during the engine build we started out with the matching 289 v8  and heads along with crankshaft and dipped the engine for cleaning

while doing this we Bored the cylinder walls 30 over, and Line bored the crank journals with the crankshaft, turned to 10-10 on rods and mains ..of course, new Trw pistons and rods along with a complete Head Job.

mustang convertible in the shop

he entire Engine was assembled with Lucas assembly lube below you can see the Timing marks on the timing gears so we are sure that we are on target when it is time to Fire .

1966 Ford 289 V8

The client chose some new style valve covers that are nice and thick so we don’t have any movement on the base and the valve covers will stay sealed.

1966 Ford 289 V8 Muscle car restoration Mustang 67

Installed in the engine bay after we did all our plumbing.

mustang engine ready to install

We are installing Fast Fuel injection with the computer in the build. Short Tube headers for the build we should see a 20% increase in Horsepower and a good gain in fuel mileage as well with all the updated parts of the Build.

mustang short tube headers

Installing the custom bent Stainless exhaust

mustang engine exhausts

Final Product 289 fuel injected, Fast Fuel set up with Vintage air and March Pulleys. March Performance  is located In Naples Florida very convenient for us and our Dealer is Summit Racing

mustang engine installment


Here we are  installing all new tack strips for the  top frame along with all new rubber seals we find the center-line before we start top installation

tack strips installment mustang

mustang drop top alignment

Back Seats, all ready to go

mustang new seats setup

New dash we ran a brand new wiring harness with vintage air the car came with 4 speed and console

mustang interior dash and carpets

The body is an original Henery steel body we sandblasted on the rotisserie and welded in all new quarters along with inner wheel tubs and metal worked and primed with the best primers on the market.Once the body was in full prime and all sheetmetal lines were fit for paint and use 1 full case of 3 m 2 part seam sealers, much better than Ford motor company did back in 1966.

mustang body ready for paint

Car-o-liner unibody rack we use to ensure the restorations are built to factory specifications with 3d measuring to ensure Datum, transom &centerline are Dead Nutz.

mustang subfame setup

After a number of convertibles and hardtops, the designers presented the first concept car, Shelby GT which was an instant hit.

With an ever increasing cult status the ’68 Ford Mustang was even featured in the movie, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.

In the ’69 model, the width and height were increased and quad lamps were introduced. The 428 cu was bundled with a Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet V8, which made the performance enviable. Ford even made some special editions like the Twister Specials and the 429 super cobra

In Our Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Shop in Florida…

Palm Beach Customs is the classic and muscle car restoration shop in Florida.

Nobody knows American muscle the way we do, we are car enthusiasts. Being veterans in this business, we have been building and repairing cars since the ‘80s. So, if that age-old project has been in your mind or that hot rod dream doesn’t let you sleep, Palm Beach is here to save the day.

PBC will offer you the best team to tend to each and every one of your car woes. Our work can be better understood by the compact packages we offer:

Steel Bodies – Planning the car project from scratch is a better option than buying an already owned machine. We can provide you all the materials to get you started on that dream of yours. Given the huge fan-base of the Mustang, you can easily find the ’65 – ‘66 or the ’70 chassis with the deck lid, doors, and convertible frame.

Full Restorations  – Have an original classic or muscle car? We are your go to restoration specialists. See more of our services 

Turn Key Product – Not all people can get down to building a car on their own. So, for those who are short on time, just order the complete build and you will be cruising down the block in no time.

If you liked this post you might also enjoy this POST  about Buick’s answer to the Muscle Car WarsHere at Palm Beach Customs we really love our muscle car restoration projects. They bring us back to our younger years

Classic and muscle car restoration in Florida

Ready to start your own classic or muscle car restoration with us at Palm Beach Customs? We’d love to hear from you – Get in touch 

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  1. Hans Fekkes

    I am interested in learning more about your mustang restoration business. I currently have a 1988 that I need restored, I can be contacted at 239-784-2159

    Hans Fekkes

  2. Garth Appel

    My son purchased a 65’ Shelby fastback two years ago sitting in storage, not sure of condition but would like to get it running & looking decent. What’s the best way to proceed with PBC ? We live 20 minutes south of Palm Beach.

  3. Garth Appel

    John, if it’s ok I would like to stop by your shop next week to talk & bring pics. The 65’ Mustang Shelby isn’t running but the body is in good shape. Let me know when you have a little time to meet, I live fairly close.

    Thank, you Garth

  4. Jay Juffre

    Have a 1966 Mustang project. Car has been painted and 289 Engine restored. Need some experts to bring the rest of it back to life. Interior, trim, etc. Located in Plantation, FL

    • John Russo

      Jay you can send a request I will email you back , then you can attached 4-6 photos >

      then we can schedule a time to discuss your project , Thanks John


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