The “Onion” Mustang has picked up a few interested comments, and yes we can confirm that we will bring the full restoration to you. Just like the “French” Mustang or the “Mastic Mustang” the car was in a bit of a mess should we say, but now they look absolutely stunning. This is again a big project from the ground up. So we kick of the post with the Park & Pic article:
This is Paul Todd’s Mach1 which has been restored using as much of the original car as possible, the paint job was done by the man himself. The car has had a set of our Magnum alloy rims on the car and they really suit it. The tyres are yet to be decided but that is just minor details. The subtle touch is the red centre caps to match the hood intakes!
The car needed a few minor additions and Yogi was seen prowling the premises and was collared into fitting some new wiper blades.
67 Fastback. Last week we showed you the poor state of the suspension arms that have now been replaced. This week Yogi has completed the under hood wiring loom and looks stock.
We are awaiting further instructions whether to continue with the rest of the restoration or hand the car back as she is, which was plan A. 🙂
The Onion Mustang
We start this update with a little selfie time that was uploaded to Facebook forum click here for the link. The guys getting stuck into the Onion and had a tea break feeling pleased with themselves.
The car has had the floor pans cut away, the front and the rear cabin sections. The Jig was custom-made by Yogi to make sure everything goes back at is should with the original factory jig holes being used. Now we can start to build her up layer by layer. Already she looks totally different.
The dash section was fine and will be used for the basis of the panel fit with the rear cabin section.
With the floor pan now out of the way, the new floor pan could be laid on the jig and married up to the jig and the existing parts.
A new sill was needed along with more metal work.
That leaves replacing the front inner metal work.
Off course none of this can be welded in place yet and is clamped and lightly tack welded just for now until we are happy with the measurements taken of the old parts. Watch this space to see how it all comes together.
We get asked now and again if we can get some Rostyle wheels for the early UK Fords. Well we listened and have a batch in stock. We have sold some already and have some left. Shall we keep them as stock or make this a one of batch? Let us know! These wheels we part of original kit for MGB, Rover and of course the early Fords. What we have here are the 15″ version and we love the look of the wheels.
You only have a couple of hours to go before the competition deadline runs out. It’s not official this, so don’t tell Adam, but if you send them to firstname.lastname@example.org after the Midday cut off until this evening, I will sneak them onto the little stack on Adam’s desk.