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Friday, July 31, 2015

New Part! 65-67 Mustang Fastback Bracket Assembly for Trunk Lid Torsion Rod

1965, 1966 and 1967 Mustang Fastback Trunk Lid Bracket Assembly for Torsion Rod that holds the trunk lid up.
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Virginia Classic Mustang is proud to announce the availability of the bracket assembly that holds the torsion rod to the trunk lid on a '65-67 Mustang fastback.

We also have a limited number of the rubber insulators for separate purchase.  Click on the links below to order.

ER-1741  65-67 Mustang Fastback Bracket, Rubber and Screws for Trunk Lid Torsion Rod/Spring

ER-1742  65-67 Mustang Fastback Rubber Insulator only for bracket for Trunk Lid Torsion Rod/Spring

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1965, 1966, and 1967 Mustang Trunk Lid Bracket, Rubber, and screw set.
Also used on 65-66 Shelby and some early 67 Shelbys with the metal frame trunk lid. 
This bracket holds the trunk lid torsion bar / spring to the center of the trunk lid.
Includes the metal bracket, rubber insulator, and two mounting screws.
Made exactly like the original part.
Typically this assembly was painted body color although we have seen some that were black.
Made in the USA
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Mustang Parts! Styled Steel Wheel Design in Aluminum!



We are really excited about this new wheel that just arrived!  It's a one piece cast aluminum wheel in the classic Mustang styled steel wheel design.  We are sharing some pictures here, but honestly they look so much better in person!

We have the wheel centers in the original Mustang red for these wheels, or you can go with the blue or black centers.

Check out these features:
  • One piece cast aluminum
  • Much lighter than the original steel styled steel wheel
  • Machined finish with durable finished gray "pockets" (back side is even finished in gray!)
  • Available as a wheel and tire package
  • 15 x 7 size
  • 4.25 inch backspace for a nice fit, even on 65-66 Mustangs
  • Reasonably priced
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AACA Southeastern Meet 2015 - Louisville KY

Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Southeastern Car Show was held this past weekend in Louisville, KY.  Jeremy Turner from Maple Hill Restoration shared these photos of some of the Mustangs in attendance.

Jeremy and his family took their beautiful '65 Twilight Turquoise Mustang Convertible where it received its Senior Award.

We have featured this car here on our Blog.  If you missed those posts, click here to see a few.

Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Mustang and Shelbys at the AACA Southeastern Car Show 2015.  Louisville, KY
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Just the Details...Restoration Update 1966 Carryover GT350 Shelby


Our early '66 GT350 restoration project is back on track with the restoration of the original hood. The rest of the body work is completed, and this is the last panel to complete before the preparation for paint begins.  Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration took these pictures of the hood as he prepared it for its "new" metal frame.

Throughout 1965-66 GT350 production, one of the problems was the hood situation.  All of the cars received a hood with the now-familiar scoop, but many styles and suppliers were used throughout the production.  The earlier cars received all fiberglass hoods.  Later a fiberglass with steel frame hood was used.  As '66 production commenced, these hoods were used for a while and later all steel hoods were mixed in production.  Generally, this pattern was followed until the end of production with batches of all steel and fiberglass with steel frames being used.

Close inspection and disassembly of the original hood for 6S033 showed the many problems with the original production.  The fiberglass skin appeared to be originally bonded only around the outer edge to the metal frame.  The inside of the frame was also not finished, painted or protected well.  All of this added up to lots of moisture and dirt getting trapped between the metal frame and the fiberglass skin, which in turn caused rust to form on the frame.

Jeremy carefully removed the fiberglass skin from the frame.  Luckily, the outside skin was in fantastic shape.  The next step involved finding a '65 style metal frame.  This was sourced from a nice original hood that we had saved from another car.  That frame was separated from its original metal skin.

The frame was then carefully fitted to the original fiberglass skin by trimming and aligning both pieces.  Jeremy then completely stripped and cleaned the frame.  The frame was then metal etched, body worked, primed and painted.

Later, we will have pictures on the skin being bonded back to the painted frame.  This process will be much more thorough than the original process.  The hood will be completely glued together and then finished on the edges like the original.

Take a look at the pictures!  You may also click on the pictures for a larger view.

Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Date stamp on original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.  Here is the skin separated from its original steel frame.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.  Here you can see how the dirt and moisture got in between the frame and the skin.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.  Here you can see how the dirt and moisture got in between the frame and the skin.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.  Here you can see how the dirt and moisture got in between the frame and the skin.
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Original Fiberglass with steel frame hood from 1966 GT350 Mustang Shelby.  The original frame without the skin.
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The donor frame is ready to be fitted and then prepped.
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The donor frame is ready to be fitted and then prepped.
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The original fiberglass skin is cleaned, trimmed and ready for fitment.
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The original fiberglass skin is cleaned, trimmed and ready for fitment.
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The donor frame is fitted to the original fiberglass skin.
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The donor frame is fitted to the original fiberglass skin.
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The donor frame is ready for glass beading.
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The donor frame is ready for glass beading.
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The donor frame is ready for glass beading.
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The donor frame is ready for glass beading.
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After glass beading the donor frame is fitted again.
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After glass beading the donor frame is fitted again.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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After glass beading the donor frame is prepped for paint.
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The donor frame is painted.
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The donor frame is painted.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

65-66 Mustang Heater Delete

1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete
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All 1965 and 1966 Mustangs came standard with the heater and defroster assembly.  So, did you have to get your Mustang with one?  Well, you could opt out and get the heater delete "option".  When you deleted the heater, you received a credit for not getting this piece of "standard equipment."

I've found that having the "heater delete" is quite rare and was usually reserved for Mustangs ordered in Hawaii, south Florida or another very warm climate.  Of course, when it was deleted so was the defroster, so some folks may have regretted the decision!  Mustangs specifically ordered to be converted to race cars sometimes had the heater deleted for weight savings.

I've always been a bit fascinated by the heater delete, so I dug my original pieces out of storage and shot these pictures to share.

The top picture shows the complete kit.  I also think that the heater delete Mustangs may have received "covers" for the holes for defroster ducts located beside the dash speaker hole.  I believe these covers were originally made out of the same material as the cardboard glove box.  They are not pictured above.

The kit consisted of the following:


  • Caps for the water pump and intake elbow where the heater hoses would have been connected.
  • Plastic dash plate to cover the hole in the dash where the heater chrome bezel and controls would have been located.
  • Plastic plugs for the heater hose holes in the firewall.
  • Metal stamped block off plate for the hole in the firewall where the heater motor would be located.
  • The RH (passenger side) fresh air duct and door assembly.
  • J-Bolts for attachment of above.


Also the "knock out" areas in the firewall insulation mat where the heater box assembly and heater hoses would have been located remained in place.
1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  This is the plastic plate that fits on the dash.
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The above image shows both the front and rear view of the plastic block off plate for the dash on a 65-66 heater delete equipped Mustang.

The images below show different views of the RH (passenger side) fresh air duct assembly.
1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  RH (passenger side) fresh air duct.
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1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  RH (passenger side) fresh air duct.
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1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  RH (passenger side) fresh air duct.
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1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  Heater motor block off plate as seen from the engine compartment.
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The above image show the view from the firewall side of the stamped steel heater motor block off plate attached to the firewall from the under dash area.  The below image just shows the other side of the plate.  This was attached to the firewall with four small hex sheet metal screws as pictured in the very top image.
1965 and 1966 Mustang Heater Delete.  Heater motor block off plate as seen from under the dash.
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