A week of ’66s

This week has produced a mini fleet of ’66 cars to us that are in need of various amounts of work, a project car or just simple MOT’s. Most weeks we have a mixture of classic years, some weeks we have all fast backs or coupes, but not to many weeks where they are all the same year. We have a lot of cars here to be worked on at the moment and we are on course to keep up with work load. We are fortunate that we have some really great customers who understand the unexpected complications that can arise from restoration work that can delay completion times due to the extra work required.

We had a very nice silver Coupe that has a factory fitted rare front bench seat option. Yes we know it has leaves on it and we will clean it off as we have with the others due to the recent high winds in the UK.

Among the crop of ’66’s we have here a rare fully optioned car from the factory, it even has a custom colour for the year which was owned by a famous actress just before her sad passing in the late 60’s, the car also has a great proof of  provenance to go with it of course. Unfortunately the car does need a fair amount of work to get the car back to it’s former glory, but as we well know here at Mustang Maniac it can be done as it’s pretty solid on the chassis underneath. The car should make some very good money once it’s completed if it was ever to come up for sale.

Customer Cars:

The Alpha Red convertible has moved along again and we now have the completed engine and the exhaust fitted up, it need a little work to make it fit nicely but she does sound very nice as a result.

’66 Coupe full restoration is now ready for paint. The hard work on the hood has turned out to be lot of work in vain. when the hood was fitted back to the headlight buckets the leading edge has been bent down, not enough to notice. when laid down. We could adjust it to fit the front but the gaps we wrong up the sides of the fenders. I difficult decision but the hood was given some adjustments to try and pull it back into shape, but it wasn’t having any of it and distorted the rest of the hood, so it had to be  a new hood when you are restoring to this level.

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