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Nov 28, 2008

Mustang Rear End U-Bolts with Nuts

We now have the Exact Rear Axle U-Bolts listed in our new 2009 Catalog. These U-Bolts are sold as a set of 4 (enough for one car) and include the correctly plated, flange style lock nuts for the particular application. Again, these bolts are exactly like the originals and include the flattened areas along the inside and outside of the curved part.

The following applications are available:

Please note that we still have the generic style bolts that work fine and include flange style lock nuts.

Nov 26, 2008

1965 GT Mustang Coupe Raffle

Please take a look at this raffle for a 1965 GT Mustang Coupe. We are sorry that we are kind of late in posting this, but there is still time to purchase tickets. This is a factory GT Mustang. It features a Vintage Burgandy exterior with Black interior and a 4 Spd. Transmission. Drawing is to be held December 6th. The raffle benefits Children's Hospital of Illinois.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2008

1968 Mustang LH Air Vent Cable Assembly with Knob

This isn't really a new part, but it's one of those parts that you just may have not known that it was available. When it was offered, I thought that it probably just would not be that popular. I learned though that these cables are almost always broken on 1968 Mustangs and Shelbys. Consequently, this has been a very popular part!

Nov 21, 2008

Our 2009 Mustang Parts and Accessories Catalog is here!

We actually were a few days ahead of schedule with our 2009 Mustang Parts Catalog. If you are on our mailing list, it was mailed to you on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. If you are not on our list, please click here to request one.

Our covers were photographed again this year by Troy Kruger from Custom Show Boards. As an amateur photographer myself, I continue to be amazed by Troy's photography. His graphic and Photoshop skills are also quite apparent in his work. We really encourage you to check out his work on his web site. He is constantly coming up with new designs.

Troy has some pretty cool cars also. One of them is our 2009 Cover Car. How about a 1966 Mustang GT Convertible with the K Code engine package? This unique car also features Styled Steel Wheels, Pony Interior and a 4 speed transmission. I love those 289 HiPo Mustangs! Below are some more images that Troy sent for you to enjoy. Thanks again, Troy!

Nov 19, 2008

Mustang Lower Shifter Boot Rubber

1969 Mustang with 4 Speed Transmission

1970 Mustang with 4 Speed Transmission and Factory Hurst Shifter

This is a part that used to always be overlooked on a restoration. Why, you may ask? Well, I think it probably was because if the transmission or shifter was ever taken out of the Mustang, this part was not put back on. Most of the time it was torn, and the mechanic thought that it really was not needed. Also the part just simply was not available.

With the quality of restorations reaching the level that you see today, this is a part that is not getting overlooked. It was on there when your Mustang was new, and now it is available.

What exactly is this part? Well, it is a rubber "boot" that fits around the shifter. Now, when I say "shifter," I mean the actual shifter-this is the mechanism that the shift lever handle, that you see inside the car, bolts to. This rubber boot keeps dirt and grime away from the shifter itself.

We have sold the boots for the 65-68 3 and 4 speed Mustangs for quite a while. They are now available for the 1969 and 1970 Mustangs with 4 speed transmissions. Up to this point, original ones have been very difficult to find. When you did find one, it was very expensive.

Here is a listing of all of the boots available:

IN698 65-68 4 Speed

IN699 65-68 3 Speed

IN6981 69 4 Speed

IN6982 70 4 Speed with Factory Hurst Shifter

Nov 17, 2008

1965 GT350 R Model

Since we got lots of comments about that video we posted last week about the 1965 Factory Competition (R Model) GT350, I thought that I would pass along this link also:

It's just a cool web site devoted to a very unique car.

Nov 14, 2008

Another "Special Color" Mustang

We have gotten a ton of response from a Blog entry about Karen Rose's special order color Mustang. Here is a letter from John Blackburn about his "special color" 1968 Mustang Coupe:

Thanks Karen for the Special Paint research. In the Spring of 1968, I loaned my mother, Grace Blackburn, the $500 down payment for a 1968 “papaya” (according to the salesman) colored Mustang coupe with a black vinyl top and matching papaya colored rims and baby moon Mustang hubcaps, during a 68 “Spring Fling” Mustang sales event at Jones-Minto Ford in Burlingame, California. Now I know it is Madagascar Orange and not papaya.

I still remember the day she came home so excited and said she had found the Mustang she wanted to buy. Our neighbors were the first to get not one but two sparkling 1965 Mustang coupes from Dixon Ford, one for the family and one for the oldest boy. We drove to the dealer and there lined up against the back wall of the sales lot with a “Spring Fling” banner above the cars were Mustang coupes of colors never seen before – orange, yellow, gold, coral, blue and green. It was a rainbow of colors! The Madagascar Orange, that the salesman referred to as papaya was her choice.

To know my Mom was to know that, like Karen’s grandmother, the color she chose was very much in line with her personality and spirit. She and that car shined everywhere they went. It was the first new car she ever had in her life and she loved that car more than anyone will ever know. I kept her washed, waxed and serviced and got the keys from time to time.

I went on to own a 1969 white with red interior Mach 1 428 CobraJet with a C-6 (hence my nickname JohnnyCobraJet) and a 1969 Maroon Boss 429 with black interior and gave up both of them to too many tickets and way to much fun!
Mom died in 1985 and left me the car which I have garaged as much as possible, towed my 16 foot Gaston tri-hull ski boat with from Long Beach to Lake Shasta and other California lakes many times, and drive it regularly. She still gets people staring and everywhere I stop there are always lots of questions and admiration for her color and condition. And she has a trailer hitch on the bumper!

My dad passed away in 2003 and with some of my inheritance, “Gracie” turned 40 this year and spent four months at the RESTOMOD Shop in Stockton where Pete and the guys did an unbelievably beautiful job restoring her to the original condition, luster and color. Years in the moist San Francisco foggy climate took its toll – rust removal was essential, especially on the roof which had to be media blasted and sealed, a new black vinyl top, new hood and trunk and all new chrome, mirrors, handles and hinges, and most importantly a detailed stock engine compartment that sparkles! I also had a new heater core installed as well as a new gas tank with OEM sending unit and fuel line from tank to engine, and finally a headliner and a Custom AutoSound radio, 10 disc CD changer in the trunk and Infinity 3-way speakers on the new package tray. It was $28,720.11 of the best spent money of my life!

The “Special Paint” paint match was difficult, because there is no color code, but absolutely spectacular! It was my understanding that for special colors, the shop was to furnish to the Detroit office the DSO or PTO number and serial number from the warranty plate. In any event, the Madagascar Orange can’t be had any longer but Pete, his paint guy and crew got it right on the mark. The interior of the trunk is still the original color and I have all five of the rims and 4 caps to match.

Everyone is amazed at the car which was 174,000 miles on a rebuilt 289 (at 120,000 with the installation of an R.V. cam, headers and a 600 CFM 4 barrel) with original c-4 still working great. In 2002, I had front (non-power) disc brakes installed. In 2005, I had Scott Drake suspension components (springs, sway bars, bushings) installed lowering it front and rear and vastly improving cornering and stability. Gracie now glides around corners with stability, no body roll and a self-assurance she never knew in stock form. She still has her original interior, dashboard and carpet and new front (only) seat covers and a new wood grain steering wheel.

She is ready and registered for the April, 2009 Mustangs Across America caravan from Las Vegas to Birmingham, Alabama for the 45th Anniversary of the Mustang and then we are doing Route 66 back to California. I will have a new automatic overdrive transmission installed prior to the trip. Gracie will shine the whole way thanks to Pete and the guys at the RESTOMOD Shop!

We want to thank John for sharing his story!

Nov 12, 2008

1965 GT350 R Model Video

If you read our blog regularly, you know I like '65 and '66 GT350 Mustangs. I just ran across this cool video. This is 5R533, one of the factory Shelby American race prepared '65 GT350's. Turn the volume wwwaaayyy up and enjoy!

Nov 10, 2008

1968 Mustang Fastback Full OE Style Quarter Panels

We now have the 1968 OE Style Full Quarter Panel Assemblies for Fastback Mustangs in stock. These are the late production style without the rear reflector indentation.

Part numbers are SM9611R and SM9611L.

Keep in mind, we still have the 65-66, 67, 69 and 70 versions of these Quarter Panels also.

Nov 7, 2008

Mustang Show in Hawaii

We get many requests from Mustang Clubs for Catalogs and/or Door Prizes for Mustang Shows. We always try and accommodate the requests. Many times, we receive acknowledgement of our contribution.

We recently received a "thank you" package from the Aloha Mustang and Shelby Club of Hawaii. Along in this package was a CD with some great pictures from the show! Their show was held at Mike McKenna's Windward Ford in Kailua, Hawaii on May 18, 2008. We really appreciated this and decided to share some of the pictures.

If your club is having a show, feel free to contact us-just click here!

Nov 5, 2008

Mustang Logo Embroidered Caps

It's not too early to think about Holiday Gift Ideas! We just got in a shipment of very nice, embroidered Mustang and Shelby logo hats. We have five different styles available. We thought that the blog would be a good place to post some close up photos showing the details of these hats.

Nov 3, 2008

2009 Virginia Classic Mustang Catalog

For the first time since we started this Blog, we have not posted in a week! To our loyal readers, we will just say that we are sorry. We do have a good excuse though; we have been working hard on our 2009 Mustang parts and accessories catalog, and the files are now in the hands of the printer! The mail date is November 21st! Hopefully, some of you will have them in your hands by Thanksgiving. Just allow plenty of time for bulk mailing!

Anyway, we thought that we would give you a little "sneak peak" of the cover car. Like last year, the photography is just fantastic and was done by our friend, Troy Kruger, at That's actually Troy's very own 1966 Mustang GT Convertible equipped with the rare 289 High Performance "K" engine package. One of the pictures here feature Troy's two daughters. Troy's Mustang has been named "Ivy" by his oldest daughter.

We invite everyone to check out Troy's web site and his beautiful work. Also type in "custom showboards" in the search box in the top left corner of this page to see more posts about Troy's work.