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Haynes Restoration Guide for 1964 – 1970 Ford Mustang

Ready to take on a new project in the new year?  Well, if you are–and it’s one involving a classic Ford Mustang from 1964-1/2 thru 1970, then get ready to start it off right!  The team at Haynes Repair Manuals has just released a compendium of strategies, instructions, and step-by-step recipes for making a Ford Mustang restoration seem much less daunting.  With over 1,000 color photos detailing every phase of the Mustang restoration life cycle, this book is pretty slick, indeed!  From teardown to teardrops, this publication has just what the classic Mustang fan needs to get the job done with minimal heartache & disappointment.

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the PR from Haynes!

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Gateway Classic Mustang builds tribute to McQueen

Every now and then, we catch wind of someone’s project and are so happy that people are still so focused upon old-school Ford Mustang special editions.  The latest in the news is the 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang, released by a joint effort between Gateway Classic Mustang and the Steve McQueen estate.  This 1967 or 1968 Ford Mustang beauty should ring familiar bells and lay hue & give cues to the very car driven in the 1968 film’s San Francisco chase sequence.

The 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Edition is definitely no slouch on style, performance, or all-around goodness.  Check out the gallery as well as the press release for more details on the car’s build.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr & the Need for Speed RTR-X

World-class drift king Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Mustang RTR have joined forces to further integrate reality and the electronic world of gaming.  The 1969 Ford Mustang RTR-X is the spawn of this venture and is well poised to attract a lot of attention at this year’s SEMA show.  The Mustang RTR-X will also be featured in the ever-popular Need for Speed video game series, giving everyone  the world an opportunity to pilot this amazing class resto-mod.

So how did they get there?  Start with a base shell of a Dynacorn 1969 Ford Mustang body, add in some modern styling tweaks & suspension tuning, then pour on some brand spanking new 5.0-liter V8 power, and you’ve got yourself one hot classic tuner car.  Oh, we almost forgot–there’s Falken rubber on all four corners.

This car is crafted entirely in Vaughn’s vision and the entire team is more than pleased with the resulting product.  Keep reading to get all the gory details in the press release after the jump.

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Classic Recreations does the classic Shelby GT500 right

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR

Well, well, what do splendid little classic Ford Mustang redux do we have here?  It’s a trio of Shelby Mustangs from the glory days and we have to say, we’re quite pleased with the Classic Recreations team’s work here.  They have taken the resto-mod concept and virtually made it art.  Each of these 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500CR  specimens has got something unique to offer and hinge greatly upon what the Mustang fan ultimately desires.  Want looks and panache?  Set your eyes upon the “Intro” trim.  Feel the need for more?  They have got what you need.  Keep reading to see what else Classic Recreations is offering with respect to the GT500CR Shelby Mustang series.

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Galpin Auto Sports builds a 1969 Ford Mustang from scratch

Galpin Auto Sports at SEMA 2009

Ever worked on a classic Ford Mustang?  Ever built one or restored one?  Ever built from the ground-up in 24 hours?  We’ve gotta say, this last category has to be a minority in the overall population of Mustang fans.  There is, however, a team from Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) that took the 2009 SEMA show by the reins and exhibited their mechanical talents for all to see.  Seven crewmen took just under a day (in summary) to hand build a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback on stage, right in front of the crowd.  The crowd totally ate it up.  Perhaps it wasn’t something to sit and stare at all day, but the 1969 Mustang build accomplished one thing for sure–repeat traffic.  People were constantly stopping back by the booth to check up on the progress of the build, wondering if the team was going to make the deadline.  Legendary names and brands were all rolled up into this project, making the car a truly unique specimen.  Who all was involved?  What modifications were made in the build?  Keep reading to find out!

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