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Friday, March 15, 2013

Just the Details...1965 Mustang Convertible



Wow!  This '65 Mustang Convertible is starting to really come together.
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Today, we have some more images of the '65 Mustang Convertible that Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration (www.MapleHillResto.com) has been restoring.  Again, it's a Twilight Turquoise (beautiful color, by the way) convertible with a 200 six cylinder engine, Dagenham 4 speed transmission, Air Conditioning, Console, Rally Pac, and White interior.

As it goes together, it is now over the pit, and we were able to shoot some images of some of the incredible detail.

I'll make one comment about the underside color before anyone asks. :)  The original black finish was duplicated here, and it is a rather glossy black.  We have found this on most Dearborn built Mustangs in the 1964-early 1965 production time (may have been used at other times also).



Nice detail on the six cylinder Mustang idler arm.
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Sealer was duplicated exactly on the inside of the rocker at the floor pan.
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Steering box and surrounding area detail.
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Mustang voltage regulator with radio suppressor in place.
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More Mustang steering box area detail.
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place.
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place.
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place. Here is a shot of the LH front latch assembly.
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place.  The tacking strip is on the front header and ready to go!
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place.  Here is a shot of the front attachment point on the side convertible top cable.
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The Mustang chrome convertible top brackets are in place so the top frame can be fitted and hooked into place.
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The Mustang convertible top frame is detailed and in place.
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9 comments:

Troy Kruger, MS, OTR/L said...

This is car is beyond amazing. It is beautiful in every way and every detail. Love the color combo. It makes me miss my old '65 ragtop with similar interior (white with black appointments). This is a top notch restoration. Does the owner ever intend to drive this car?

Troy Kruger, MS, OTR/L said...

This is car is beyond amazing. It is beautiful in every way and every detail. Love the color combo. It makes me miss my old '65 ragtop with similar interior (white with black appointments). This is a top notch restoration. Does the owner ever intend to drive this car?

Troy Kruger, MS, OTR/L said...

This is car is beyond amazing. It is beautiful in every way and every detail. Love the color combo. It makes me miss my old '65 ragtop with similar interior (white with black appointments). This is a top notch restoration. Does the owner ever intend to drive this car?

Brant Halterman said...

Troy,
Thanks for reading our Blog. That's the great thing about Jeremy's restorations...yes, he does drive them. We always make sure the car functions like new also. Of course, driving is a bit limited (no rain, etc.), but it will get driven. My convertible has over 300 miles on it. It would have more if I had more time.

James Bondo said...

Awesome work as usual. Really love the details and all the pics. Makes me wish I had looked for the all the small and important things like paint dabs and markings on the body before cleaning the metal. Great blog Brant and great work Jeremy!

Rod said...

I agree with the comments about. Amazing work and attention to detail. I sure have learned a lot by following these blogs.

I won't question the glossy underside, I have a 65 Dearborn coupe which still shows some gloss among he rust!

Hopefully some day my 65 will look half as good as the cars you post here.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Brant Halterman said...

Thanks for the comments, and thanks for reading the Blog.

Don Roberts said...

Amazing detail photos. I’m in the process (slowly) of restoring my 64.5 Dearborn convertible and your photos have and will be a tremendous help.
If you don’t mind sharing, what was the procedure used to obtain the natural finish on parts such as idler arms? I have tried several methods but my results are nothing compared to your examples.

Brant Halterman said...

Thanks for the comments, Don. It would be easiest to contact us here, and we will try to answer your questions.
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