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Feb 13, 2013

Just the Details...1965 Mustang Restoration

The Mustang's rear end assembly is detailed and ready to be rolled under the car.

Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration ( has been assembling his 1965 Twilight Turquoise Mustang Convertible and is really making progress.  This is a cool 6 cylinder Mustang convertible with the rare Dagenham 4 speed transmission.  In this post, we will share some pictures as the rear end assembly and some of the pieces on the back of the Mustang goes together.

Boy, is it looking good!!  Check out the captions on the photos for more details.

The Mustang's rear end assembly is detailed and ready to be rolled under the car.

The Mustang's rear leaf springs have been detailed by matching the markings that were originally found during disassembly.  The light blue paint markings are apparently unique to the 6 cylinder (and, maybe, convertible).

The leaf springs have a engineering part number of C4ZA 5556N.  This is a designation for the 6 cylinder Mustang Convertible.  The "360" represents to 360th day of the year.  The "E" may have been the manufacturer code, and the "4" is 1964.

Original flat style top rear end u bolts for the Mustang's rear end and leaf springs.

The original paint markings were duplicated on the Mustang rear shock mounting plate.

The rear end assembly mounted in the Mustang.

Note the little plastic tab on the frame rail.  This was originally a looped plastic strap that was installed here during the Mustang's assembly to hold up the rear parking brake cable.  It was cut off like this once everything was installed in the Mustang.

The Mustang's original rear tie down plate was re-installed.

More detail on the Mustang leaf spring and rear end.

More detail on the Mustang leaf spring and rear end.

Trunk board installed.  The bare area around the trunk floor has been duplicated.  This is the area where the Mustang was bolted down to the assembly line and painted while bolted down.

The original rear license plate light has been disassembled, re-plated, and re-assembled for the Mustang.

The Mustang's original rear license plate light is stamped "4K" which represents October 1964.

The Mustang rear bumper bracket.  It's cool to note that the nuts were originally plated zinc as shown here. ..just another incredible detail.

The Mustang's rear end is looking great!

The Mustang Convertible is rolling! least in the rear.