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Friday, December 10, 2010

1965 High Performance Mustang Convertible Restoration Project

Today, we have a few more pictures of the 65 Mustang HiPo Convertible project.  The dash is pretty much completely together, and it should not be long before the engine and transmission goes in.

The sealant has been applied to the firewall area.  The steering box was blacked out.  This black out procedure was observed on many Mustangs built around the production date of the convertible and was duplicated here.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Here is another look at the steering box black out.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Here is a look at the sealant that was applied to the headlight harness wiring plug area at the firewall.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

...and here is the Gauge Feed Wiring Plug.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc





All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The earlier cars, such as this August '64 production Dearborn car, had a type of caulking cord sealant applied to the holes where the heater hose comes through the firewall.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

We also observed that the earlier production Dearborn Mustangs had a flowable seam sealer applied to the cowl area.  This provided a smooth like finish.  Most other cars have a "sloppier" brushed and/or caulked on seam sealer that is rougher looking.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The Rally-Pac is finally back where it belongs!  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The stock AM Radio is at home in the dash.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The glove box is also in place.  The glove box light is the earlier style with the fatter black button.  The later cars have a thinner style button.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

The cardboard glove boxes were stamped with an "M."  We assume this was a manufacturer stamp.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Early style accelerator pedal with no groove around the outside for the stainless steel trim.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

...and the earlier style clutch and brake pedal pads.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Here is a shot showing some of the detail under the dash.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


The rear bumper guards have been fitted into place.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


The gas tank sending unit wire running through the trunk area.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc

Frame bracket for the motor mount is bolted in place.  All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc


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