Ford Mustang Restoration is Very Costly
A Ford Mustang is one of the most popular of the antique car
restorations, but, unfortunately, it can be very expensive and time
consuming. However, if you have wanted to do this for many years and
have spent years collecting parts, or if you are able to spend the
necessary funds to have a classic car restoration business do it for you
in a professional manner, more power to you in realizing a dream come
true. It's a great feeling to look back at pictures of the progression
and then finally be able to drive such a superlative vehicle.
Rusting is a major factor in first generation Mustangs from 1965 through
1973. The factories did not do rust proofing, so that caused rusting as
soon as they came off the line. Check where the rear springs attach to
the frame. The floor is almost certain to be rotten. Check the rest of
the metal such as the trunk, engine compartment, drip rails above the
doors, etc. The floor boards may be rusted through.
Parts that unbolt like hood, doors, front fenders, bumpers, trunk lid
and such are not too difficult to change. Parts that are welded together
such as the frame, roof, floor, and rear fenders demand a lot of work
to replace even if you know how to do your own welding.
If you decide to let a professional restoration business perform the
work on your cherished automobile, be sure to employ a high quality and
reputable one that will work closely with your particular desires and
requirements, that has truly skilled technicians proficient in the art
of restoration who know the precision workmanship that is necessary,
that will work within your budget, and that will protect your car at all
times and keep it inside the garage.
One restoration project was a 1988 Mustang white convertible. The engine
was a 5.0 400 HP, it had an automatic transmission, and the customer
wanted a car that ran fast, stopped quickly, and looked good.
Another restoration was a 1966 Mustang GT Fastback with a black exterior
and interior. It had a 289 high performance 271 HP engine, four speed
transmission, disc brakes, a fold down rear seat, remote mirrors, Red
Line tires, steel style wheels and other rare features. It was also one
of only 5,469 cars with the K option.