Unusual colour for a ’65 Coupe is this Gulf Stream Aqua coloured Mustang, the colour is from the 1968 Ford colour chart. We have done some work on this car such as front disc conversion, power servo and we will be getting her back to add our popular LED upgrades and some work on the upper control arms. This 289ci with auto transmission can be heard from a distance away thanks to the stainless Flowmaster exhausts. The pony interior makes the inside a pleasure to drive as well. The finishing touch of course is the Shelby front grill.
When we first got thw car the hood was sitting pretty high, after some investigation we fitted the correct hood hinges and realigned it back up again.
The front disc upgrades in progress
A couple of pics with the hood off working on the servo.
Update: 1st February 2014
A little engine detail has taken place to remove the old air filter and rocker covers, Mote Carlo bar, HT leads etc. as well as a couple of other small bits.
Before and after shots:
The old style Granada disc brakes have been replaced with a nice set of bespoke Mustang slotted disc brakes for improved stopping power and they look a whole lot better as the callipers are mounted at the front of the discs and not the rear.
Week Commencing 23rd March 2015
A Borgeson steering system was fitted along with some billet front pullies. Aluminium radiator was also fitted just to complete the look.
Just before these headers were replaced there was a little under the hood bling going on. Some new pullies were added and they certainly looked the part.
The QTP (Quick Time Performance) exhaust upgrade has been fitted to this car. She had new Tri-Y headers, the cut outs and the of course the Valve units.
The final fitting of the exhaust and the turn downs make the conversion complete.
We have a video of this on our YouTube channel in operation but we have added it here for you as well.
Lance has managed to chip a little paint of the door of his car.
Yes this can be filled and resprayed, but a difficult decision was made for a new coat of paint. The small area on top of the wing was a tiny spot that was also rubbed down to see what was going on, but only made matters worse.
To keep costs reasonable, Lance was to strip the car down, ready for the trip to the paint shop where she would get coats of the same colour. Last year Lance updated the inside of the car with new sound proofing, and red oxide and new custom-made seat covers!
The front left headlight bucket assembly fender extension didn’t fit as well as it could have done, so he got a new one, another good excuse to re-paint the car.
The door cards were to be removed, glass trim, bumpers, along with any window felts, rubber fittings, all so that they could be ready for masking up. A few more areas under the chrome trim needed to be corrected which he wasn’t aware of at the time. The damaged front wing was removed to fix a small hole in the upper cowl which was then red oxide paint to protect it all.
Now that the car is in the body shop, the real nice paint has all but gone.
25/6/2017 – paint
The undercoat paint is completed.
Top coat and the painted racing stripes added.
With all that the car was put back together again with bonded in windscreen and rear window.
The end result: