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Friday, June 10, 2011

1965 Mustang High Performance Convertible Restoration Update

The hubcaps will go on today.  Two Cobra emblems were included in the 3 x 2  induction system offered by Ford.  We chose to mount them below the 289 High Performance emblems on the front fenders.
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We have been posting about our 65 Mustang K Code 289 HiPo Project for quite some time.  Well, it is almost complete!!  As you can see, the interior is in, the convertible top is installed, and it is pretty much ready to go.  We will have more pictures soon.

This 65 Convertible was originally came with the popular White with Black Appointments interior color.
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Here is a shot of the engine compartment showing the "Final OK" stamping commonly seen on the Dearborn production early Mustangs.
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Here is a shot of the engine compartment showing the "Paint OK" stamping commonly seen on the Dearborn production early Mustangs.
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Another engine compartment detail shot showing the battery cable and starter solenoid on the Mustang.
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1965 Mustang Tri-Power set up with Buddy Bar manufactured open letter Cobra Aluminum Valve Covers.
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65 Mustang Seats ready to go in the Convertible.
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65 Mustang Seats ready to go in the Convertible.
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Working on the interior installation.
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Interior is installed in the Mustang!!
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Early style black bead Door Beltline Weatherstripping that is found in the earlier production Mustangs.
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The 289 High Performance equipped Mustangs had a rubber strap installed on the cowl brace in order to hold up the heater hoses.
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One more engine compartment shot of the 289 HiPo with the 3 x 2's.
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Vent window glass with Carlite Logo and 4E (May 1964) Date.
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8000 RPM Rally Pac.  This option mounted to the steering column as shown and included a clock and a tachometer.  The 8000 RPM version was installed on the 289 HiPo Mustangs and a 6000 RPM tach was available for other V-8 models and 6 cylinder equipped Mustangs. All images ©Virginia Classic Mustang Inc.

The earlier production Mustangs had unique step plates with square corners.
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The spare tire is ready to be installed in the trunk.
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Don't forget, our next project is an early 66 GT350 Shelby!  We will be posting tons of pictures of that project soon.

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