It’s no secret that at Mustang Maniac nothing goes to waste, you only have to look at Adam’s stash of second-hand parts to see that. But, during a major sort out Adam decided that an old Mustang was beyond help, and so it went to the place where Mustang Maniac’s dead Mustangs go; the scrap skip. Take a long hard look at these rare pictures, you don’t often see a most of a Mustang Scrapped by us! (Note: we said “most of a Mustang”, we did save a fair bit from the car though, however the bodywork and a some of the chassis just had to go.)
The John Wick Car
We have been asked about the John Wick Mustang the last couple of weeks and this project looks to be a popular one on the go at the yard. So without disappointment we have an update for you, the car is going through the meticulous process of wiring her up with an updated brand new wire loom. The loom is being wrapped in our own fabric tape as we go along in order to give that so important factory fitted look.
The rear lights are fitted with our own bespoke LED kit to make sure the car is safe and seen.
The inside is going to be sound proofed throughout, which by its nature is another slow and unseen task. The sound proofing is a silver matt with a very sticky backing that will adhere to the floor pans and inside the panels, doors or just about anywhere you want to stick it. Heat the material up with a hot air gun to rub and mould the pieces into place, it’s like a giant jigsaw puzzle, but a sticky mess version.
The trunk area is now also sound proofed and could potentially be seen, so plenty of care is taken in this area.
There are still some things that need to be sorted out to make the car look correct to the film, we will get round to those details a little later on. For now though, the car is at that slow stage where preparation is everything and the work is virtually never seen because it’s all covered up with carpets and panels.
This little lady was seriously looked at and the difficult decision was made to replace the complete floor pans. The original floors were patched up on patches and you just can’t make a nice job from that, let alone the quality lasting. Some inner wings were replaced so far and the prep work ready for the floors.
We mentioned that we had a stock of the new Scott Drake Alloy wheels in a little while ago and we have sold a couple of sets already which the customers are very pleased about. In the past we have been badgered to get a couple sets of four lug wheels in for the i6 engined cars, those wheels are now also in (limited) stock.
Speaking of wheels we have yet another first from Mustang Maniac; as far as we know this is the first set of 17″ inch wheels Black & Machined style wheels on a 1965 Mustang in the UK. One of our loyal customers wanted a special order from us and of course we obliged. A pair of 17″ x 7″ on the front and a pair of 17″ x 8″ on the rear. Obviously the tyre profile has to change down to 50’s, which now gives a firmer ride.
The centres were swapped out with a our very own design Mustang horse on black background to complement the look. The tyres are a set of soft Nexen performance tyres to give increased levels of grip on these wheels. As the owner said “Old school style, new look”. We couldn’t agree more.
We finish with a another very rare photo taken at a car show that Yogi attended. The picture was taken covertly in order not to frighten the bear away from cleaning his Mach1 drag strip monster!
Keep these pictures coming in and we will use them where we can. A big thanks to a gentleman called “Mr. Anonymous” for this submission. 🙂