Monday, February 17, 2014

Mustang Restorations and how costly they can be

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.