Mastic Mustang (Part 2)

Update on the now infamous Mastic Mustang!

It seems as though our little feature on the Mastic Mustang has sparked some interest. With that in mind we have decided to post an update. We have taken the engine out, the transmission out, the fenders off and the front off. This gives us a much better idea of the front end of the car is like for rust. She’s a very fragile patient in the Mustang hospital, in fact we may move her to Intensive Care if we had one! We are going to have to put her on a jig and set the body shell up. We do this by welding cross support struts across the door posts to hold the gaps the same as they are now. When the body is refitted to the replaced parts of the chassis we know that we will have the same gaps for the doors, hood & trunk as before we started.

We started to look at the welded floor pan (we do use that term in the most tongue in cheek way), this was a revelation as the new floor was welded to the poorly rusty parts of the original floor and chassis. We did find some non rusted parts on the floor pan, a few screws that was “holding” part of the floor pan in place. How long before the floor fell out is anybody’s guess. Saying that, we now have a clear idea of the issues that must be fixed on the chassis. She will be fine.

The Gibbs Brand is selling well and we have had some great feedback of the product. Our stores are almost back to normal now as the racking is not as full as a few weeks ago. We have sold all the custom order parts on which helped to make space. With positive feedback for the 2 Speed Wiper Motor we may well start to stock it, the only problem is that it does not fit in with the standard wire loom for the wiper motor due to the live feeds. We will continue to investigate a work around if we can.

By popular demand (Debbie), we will come up with a new guess the car picture when we find a worthy candidate.

3 thoughts on “Mastic Mustang (Part 2)

  1. My first words were, “Oh, My!”, and I said them out loud. Will be working on a ‘get well/speedy recovery’ card. PS Maybe it’s my turn to post a mystery picture….LOL

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