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Jul 11, 2008

David Hammer's 1965 Mustang Coupe

We want to thank David Hammer for sending these great pictures and information about his '65 Mustang Coupe. Here is what David wrote:

I bought my Mustang on 22 April 2005. I knew before I bought it that it would not be the concours type Mustang. The previous owner had installed a T5 heavy duty transmission, power front windows and had it running on a set of American Racing Nitro wheels.

It went to the body shop where all the minor dents were removed and it was painted the original color of Caspian Blue. Since I got it out of the body shop I have done (or had done) the following: New headliner, 80/20 blend black trunk carpet, chrome trunk latch, chrome monte carlo bar, chrome export brace, chrome alternator, chrome shock tower caps, chrome Ford Motorsport valve covers, engine compartment dress up kit, Ford racing dipstick, Ford Motorsport electronic ignition, Hooker headers, Ford racing spark plug wires, Ford Motorsport chrome air cleaner, Flex-a-lite 6 blade radiator fan, polished aluminum distributor, Edelbrock aluminum performer intake, chrome master cylinder cap, gold plated battery cable clamps, custom reclining bucket seats with headrest, Phantom 6 gage instrument cluster, GT Grant custom steering wheel, passenger and driver side lighted door sill plates, custom Humphugger full length console, custom lighted shifter knob, Mustang AM/FM cassette stereo, Audiovox AVX equalizer, Pilot chrome petal covers, headlight gill ornaments, rockers panels, wheel well molding.

There are several other little things such as chrome running horse valve stem covers, running horse air cleaner wing nut and a white front dash. This year I've had a new set of KYB high pressure shocks and new carpet installed. I've also had the hood latch and support powder coated along with the horns. I've learned a restoration/modification project never ends. I can always think of other things to do.

I currently have on order from Virginia Classic Mustang new windshield wipers, cowl cover and a leather shifter boot for the Humphugger console. Projects in the near future include a new windshield, drip rail moldings, powder coated hood springs, and kick panel speakers. Some of my dream parts that are out of my reach right now are a stainless steel tilt steering column and an aluminum radiator.

Thanks again, David for sending this! If any of our readers would like to see their Mustang featured in our Mustang Blog; just click here, and we will tell you how!

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