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Get valuable advice on how to restore your vintage Mustang!

Production of the Ford Mustang, America’s most popular pony car, has been uninterrupted for more than 55 years. The popularity of the Mustang is what led to the pony-car class. The first generation of cars, from 1964-1/2 to 1973, is arguably the most beloved generation, selling more than a million cars in the first two years of production. They were sporty, affordable, and available with a wide variety of options to please a wide variety of customers.

First-generation Mustangs are still very popular. They are plentiful and can be found at various price points and in various levels of condition for any potential restorer to acquire. There is an extremely robust aftermarket, so parts availability is never an issue.

Mustang expert and author Dave Stribling shares his expertise in this restorer’s guide, covering all of the essential topics. The basics of acquiring a car, determining the restoration level that is desired, and the tools necessary for the job are included. Disassembly, prep for paint and body and reassembly are covered. Also, the suspension and braking systems, the engine and driveline, and the electrical and interior components are examined.

This book is an ideal starting point that features a lot of great advice about how to achieve what you want from your restoration and the best path to get there. Whether you want to tackle all of the work yourself or you just want to be informed when hiring a professional to do the work for you, this book is a valuable addition to your Mustang library. r

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Get valuable advice on how to restore your vintage Mustang!

Production of the Ford Mustang, America’s most popular pony car, has been uninterrupted for more than 55 years. The popularity of the Mustang is what led to the pony-car class. The first generation of cars, from 1964-1/2 to 1973, is arguably the most beloved generation, selling more than a million cars in the first two years of production. They were sporty, affordable, and available with a wide variety of options to please a wide variety of customers.

First-generation Mustangs are still very popular. They are plentiful and can be found at various price points and in various levels of condition for any potential restorer to acquire. There is an extremely robust aftermarket, so parts availability is never an issue.

Mustang expert and author Dave Stribling shares his expertise in this restorer’s guide, covering all of the essential topics. The basics of acquiring a car, determining the restoration level that is desired, and the tools necessary for the job are included. Disassembly, prep for paint and body and reassembly are covered. Also, the suspension and braking systems, the engine and driveline, and the electrical and interior components are examined.

This book is an ideal starting point that features a lot of great advice about how to achieve what you want from your restoration and the best path to get there. Whether you want to tackle all of the work yourself or you just want to be informed when hiring a professional to do the work for you, this book is a valuable addition to your Mustang library. r

Pages : 176
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 536 color photos and charts
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254165
Product Code : SA421

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: The Basics 

Rule 1: Know What You Have 

Rule 2: Buying a Restored Car is Usually Cheaper than Restoring One 

Rule 3: Double the Budget

Rule 4: Ford Parts Fit Better

Rule 5: Know Your Capabilities 

Rule 6: A Disassembled Mustang Takes up a Lot of Space 

Rule 7: Restore the Body Correctly 

Rule 8: Do It Right the First Time 

Rule 9: Understand the Final Objective

Rule 10: Organize and Document

Shelbys, Bosses, and Other Limited Editions

Modified Cars

Engines 

Transmissions

Safety Issues

 

Chapter 2: Planning and Evaluation 

Restoration Levels

Judging Standards

Restoration Candidates

Rebodies 

Car Selection

Selecting a Professional

Skill Set Evaluation

Tools and Equipment

Ford Parts Identification

Ford Parts Numbering System 

Reference Books

 

Chapter 3: Disassembly and Storage

Work Area and Parts Storage

Documentation

Paintless Dent Repair

Panel Alignment

Disassembly

Rotisseries

Helpful Brackets

 

Chapter 4: Body Preparation and Bodywork

Preparation and Evaluation

Media Blasting

Panel Alignment

Rust, Pinholes, and Dents

Previous Repairs

Repair Techniques

Panel Repair

Battery Tray Repair

Apron Spot Welds 

Floor Pan Repair

Grinding and Sanding

Hinge Repair

Fiberglass Repair

Rust-Preventative Paint

Recheck Alignment

 

Chapter 5: Paint 

Home Paint Booth

Ford Painting Sequence 

Proper Color Myth

Paint Runs and Orange Peel

Paint Types

Supplies

Priming

Sound Deadeners and Sealants

Masking

Painting

 

Chapter 6: Engine 

Engine History 

Machine Shop

Engine Considerations

Engine Painting

Carburetors

Distributors and Alternators

Exhaust Manifolds

Front Pulleys and Accessories 

Emissions-Control Systems

 

Chapter 7: Transmission and Drivetrain 

Automatic Transmissions

Manual Transmissions

Crossmember

Driveshaft

U-Joints

Yoke117

 

Chapter 8: Suspension and Steering

Front Suspension
 Steering 
 Power Steering

 

Chapter 9: Brakes and Rear Axle 
 
Drum Brakes 

Disc Brakes
 Master Cylinder 
 Power Brake Booster 

Emergency Brake 

Rear Suspension 

Rear Axle

 

Chapter 10: Electrical 

Grounds
 Starting System

Wiring Harnesses
 Fuse Block 
 Gauges 
 Ignition Switch 

Turn-Signal Switch 

Charging System 

Voltage Regulator

Horns

Lighting

Radio

 

Chapter 11: Interior
 
Dash Pad

Carpet

Headliner and Convertible Tops 

Seat Re-Covering 

Door Panels 

Interior Side Panels 

Instrument Housing 

Heater Box 

 

Chapter 12: Reassembly and Completion

Soft Weatherstripping
 Strip Caulk 
 Door Beltline Weatherstripping 
 Radiator Support Seal 
 Glass Alignment 
 Chrome and Brightwork 
 Engine Start-Up 
 Engine Break-In 
 Transmission Break-In 
 Tires
 Alignment 
 Insurance 

 

Source Guide 

 

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