The New Year chaos has settled down now and things are getting back to normal. The Pups have been requested yet again and we will put a few more pics up of them at the end of the post. But, as this is as Mustang based blog let’s get down to business with the cars.

Customer’s Cars:

Yogi has been busy working on the accident damaged 64 1/2 car. The engine was fitted back into the car and was plumed in and wired back up.

The whole front right corner was basically replaced with the chassis legs, fender, inner wing panels, radiator, lights, headlight mouldings and trims, bumper, front panels, various mountings, hinges, fixings etc.. the list goes on. But, what we have now is a superb looking classic 1964 1/2 Mustang. The full story start to finish can be seen by clicking here or going to the Menu under “Customers Cars – 1964 1/2 Coupe RTA Repair”


As we get a lot of requests for this now here it is: Before and After.

Our New Car Project:

We are aiming to bring you a complete build of a car with nothing but new parts. This will be a two-year project and we are looking forward to it. What is the car? It’s a Shelby GT500. We wished it could be a real one but this is going to be a 1:8th scale replica model from DeAgostini. Click here for their link to the website where you can order from them and subscribe for the offers if you want too. Their advertising campaign that has started this week on national TV and press sees the start of the project. We have created a page under the Menu “Projects” where we will be adding pictures and process of the build as we go along as well as appearing on the blog as we go too on a monthly basis at least. Each issue will contain step by step build guides as well as articles on Mustang, Shelby, other muscle cars etc.


The parts in this issue are extremely well detailed.

We will start the build once we have a couple of issues to hand. We have created a page in the Project Menu – “Shelby GT500 1:8th Scale Model” or just click here.

Yogi’s 1969 Mach1:

Yogi had his hibernation over Christmas and came back into the yard carrying bits that make him happy. Some would say that would be food or beer (which of course is always good). But the smile was because he had car bits, not any old car bits, some of these parts we haven’t had more than a day or so before he grabbed them. These are our custom-made LED ’69 rear lights with reflectors and the brand new smoked lenses we are now stocking that haven’t even been put onto the WebShop yet. Looks like we have sold them before we got the chance to sell them on if that makes sense.

The original red lenses and the new Smoked look.

Update: 12/1/2016

Thanks to Nathan who correctly pointed out that what we mean was the original style or look of the ’69 red lenses. The originals are darker than the these clearer style ones we have in stock as well. We are also thinking about getting some darker new styled red lenses as well if there is a demand for them. Please let us know if it’s what you are after, so in theory you could have four or so choices of ’69 lenses, orginal stock re, clearer red, smoked or darker red. Just for comparison.

The clearer style red and the potential darker red ’69 lenses.


Yogi took no time to take out his old bulbs and fit the new ones which have totally changed the look of the car.


We took a few pics with the flash to show the LED’s in place on the car.

You can buy yours from the WebShop –


Did you know that the black line detail on the back of these cars glows white under light?

The next job was the new fuel lines he was treated to by his family.


To give it more power Yogi said “I need a billet gas pedal”.

New Stock:

We have been waiting for the delivery of our new stock look modern radios. These are an exact replica of the original fitted radios that have full modern capability. You can switch the radio frequencies between countries and there is even a BlueTooth version coming soon. The fitting instructions are very detailed and the feed back so far is they are pretty amazing.

This is the early ’64 model fitting:


’64 Style here –

’65 – ’66 Style here –


Small size, BIG features!

Looks original but offers today’s technology
Quality chrome faceplate and knobs exactly match the original
AM/FM dial scale looks like the original
AM or FM band selected with slide bar like the original
10 presets (5 AM, 5 FM)
Maximum power = 180 watts RMS (45 watts x 4 speakers 4Ω, 14.4V, 1kHz)
Uses original antenna
Fits in dash without any modifications
Digitally tuned AM/FM stereo front end provides stable, high quality reception
Analog controls look and feel like the original radio
All controls easily accessible. Volume, bass, treble, balance, fader and tuning from original-looking controls
LED dial lights will never need replacing
Memory retention for user settings is more than 40 years
3 RCA jacks for left channel, right channel, and sub-woofer line outs
3.5 mm phone jack for input from iPod, smart phone or MP3 player
Switch selectable for 1,2,3 or 4 speakers
Switch selectable for North America or Europe mode
Includes a 6 foot 3.5mm male-to-male auxiliary cable with every radio

We recommend that you don’t use the original speakers with this unit.


Last but NOT least a few pics of the puppies as promised:

The runt – Enos


About Mustang Maniac

A business dedicated to restoration of Classic Mustangs. We supply parts for all ages of Mustangs 1964 to present day, servicing, restoration and custom builds. Anything your Mustang needs, we can help.
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7 Responses to Projects

  1. Looks like that model of the Shelby is about as close as I will get to owning one. I am interested to see what you guys think of it as you start the build.


  2. Gary W says:

    The radios look great value for money. Just by way of a comparison, a couple of years ago I bought an original 64 radio and had it restored and converted to modern electronics…and that cost the thick end of £450 and 3 months to sort – if MM had had these back then I would have been the first customer! Great blog as always.


  3. S says:

    I personally believe that yogi would be quite offended by the year of the car you have put down 😉


    • Yogi did let us know it was wrong, it’s now changed. Thank you very much for letting us know. Must change the keyboard as it’s typing things wrong. 😉 Thanks again for letting us know.


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