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Two Fer Throwback Thursday

Yes I know i spelled "Two For" wrong. My little play one words, but this Thursday, I give you two cool articles from The Mustang Source. The first is Classic Mustang searches, and the second is a photo line up of the usual suspects. Happy Thursday!

Hardtop convertible Mustang???

    I love finding weird stuff like this on the internet. I first stumbled across this over at All Ford Mustangs, and then found the original article which goes into more detail. Long story short, engineers take a 66 Mustang and give it a retractable hardtop. I really suggest you read the full article over at Below are some teaser pics!

Photo Gallery: The first Ford Mustang ever sold

First Ford Mustang Ever Sold
At the Detroit Auto Show we showed you the first Ford Mustang ever built, a Wimbledon White convertible that was sold to an airline pilot from Newfoundland, Canada. Now we can show you another “first” Mustang – the first one ever sold that’s currently on display at the Chicago Auto Show.
The story of how the car was purchased is interesting, as it was actually bought too early by mistake. Gail Brown, a 22 year old schoolteacher from Chicago, was at Johnson Ford looking to buy her first car. Nothing really caught her eye until the salesman showed her a Skylight Blue Mustang Convertible that was under a cover in the back of a dealership. The Mustang wasn’t supposed to go on sale until two days later on April 17, but Gail managed to convince the dealership to sell her the car right then and there.
Amazingly, Gail still owns the Mustang to this day, making her the longest running Mustang owner in the world. The car has sat idle in a garage for more than half its life, but thankfully it underwent a restoration just a few years back and is being driven once again by Gail and her husband Tom Wise.
You can see Gale’s beautifully restored 1965 Mustang Convertible on display at the Chicago Auto Show in the photo gallery below.
Photos © 2014

2014 Mustang

    If you haven't heard, Ford has the 2014 Mustang Page up.
Pretty much the same as the 2013 Mustang, with a few changes. The saddest, is probably the loss of the Boss. Maybe we'll see one in the near future? One of the more interesting features might be the pedestal rear spoiler for the V-6 models? Gonna get one or hold out for the 2015?

National Geographic Channel’s full 45 minute Megafactories episode on the Ford Mustang

Watch National Geographic Channel’s full 45 minute Megafactories episode on the Ford Mustang

Source: Mustang Daily
Ever wonder how the Ford Mustang gets built? Here’s your chance to find out. The National Geographic Channel recently chose the Mustang for its Megafactories series, highlighting the production of America’s favorite pony car at Ford’s facility in Flat Rock, MI, and the full 45 minute episode has been published on YouTube.
The video follows how a Mustang is built from initial stamping where 20 ton steel coils are pressed into the Mustang’s body panels, to the body shop where 300 robots make nearly 3,000 welds, to the paint shop, to final assembly. The episode even provides an inside look at Ford’s private proving grounds in the desert of Arizona and much, much more.
By watching the video you’ll also learn some interesting facts about Mustang production. For example, did you know there are 4,000 individual part numbers for the car? Or that 680 Mustangs are built every day?
If that sounds interesting, just hit the play button below.

New Print Ads page!!!

   Now you can see all the various print ads I put up here on one page.  Click on the tab above and soak in all the advertisement glory! As time goes on I'll be adding to this collection, so keep checking back!

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'65 Mustang Convertible restoration

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1965 Mustang Convertible - Project 50

'65 Mustang Convertible restoration
From the July, 2012 issue of Mustang Monthly
By Jim Smart
Photography by Jim Smart

Go to your automotive reference library and chances are quite good that there's a Haynes Auto Repair Manual somewhere on your shelves. They folks at Haynes have touched nearly every automotive make and model, and we mean that literally, because they put their hands on every vehicle for every manual. Their team of publishing and automotive professionals disassembles the cars and then shows owners how to repair them inside the detailed manuals. Over the past 50 years, Haynes has sold more than 150 million automotive repair books worldwide.
While planning for the company's 50th anniversary, Haynes wanted to celebrate the event by letting everyone know that they are made up of serious automotive enthusiasts. To showcase their expertise, they decided to restore a '65 Mustang convertible that became known as Project 50.
"The reason for selecting a Mustang project car was that it is the most iconic car from the era when the company was founded," says Hayne's Mike Forsythe. "Beyond being a fun way to celebrate our 50th anniversary, Project 50 allowed us to share with the public that we are diehard gear heads who continually take cars apart. That's an essential ingredient for producing the world's finest do-it-yourself repair manuals."
Needing a restorable Mustang, Haynes spent a lot of time on eBay before they found this '65 convertible sitting in the middle of the Oklahoma prairie in the hands of its second owner, who had purchased the car in 1975. Originally sold in Texas, the convertible spent its early life dodging hailstones, tornadoes, and tumbleweeds. It also managed to dodge extreme rust, making it a restorable drop-top.

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Haynes brought the car to its Newbury Park, California, facilities where a plan was put into place and a full-scale restoration began. Haynes photo documented the entire restoration for its new manual, Haynes Restoration Guide--Mustang '64-1/2-'70. In true Haynes style, it takes you through the entire process, including planning, tear down, rebuilding, and restoration.
When Haynes purchased the car, it resembled ten miles of bad highway. But everything was there, including the original 289 engine and driveline, making it an excellent candidate for a factory original restoration. Although the car was clad in a well-worn red repaint, inspection of the warranty plate revealed that it was originally Twilight Turquoise (color code 5) with a Parchment with black appointments interior (trim code D6). Not only is this Haynes restoration a lesson in good execution, it is also a valuable guide to a factory original restoration.
At the core of the restoration effort was Jamie Sarte, Haynes' resident restoration technician. Jamie's talents, coupled with the efforts of the editorial team--Bob Henderson, Bob Wegmann, Mike Stubblefield, Jay Storer, and Rob Maddox--spawned an outstanding restoration and handbook.
With Project 50, Haynes has served its readers and celebrated its half-century legacy by restoring an American icon that everyone can relate to. It is a glistening example of what commitment to a cause can do.

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