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Haynes Project 50: 1965 Mustang Restoration - Part 5 - The Finale

Ford Mustang After Restoration
Now here we are in part five of Haynes Project 50, our restoration of a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, with a summary, wrap up video and plenty of before and after pictures. Of course, if you want the full story and hundreds of additional images you need to buy the Mustang Restoration Manual.

Haynes Project 50: 1965 Mustang Restoration - Part 4

Media Blasting a Mustang Shell
Now here we are in part four of Haynes Project 50, with the shell being shipped off to our local media blasting shop, which is very messy and labor intensive. Meanwhile, the tired and crusty Ford 289 cubic inch motor is disassembled back in our shop, assessed for wear, and sent out for machine work...

Haynes Project 50: 1965 Mustang Restoration - Part 3

Removing shackles and leaf springs
The crew in the Haynes shop did something a little differently for the 50th anniversary of the company, buying a first generation Ford Mustang convertible and restoring it to showroom condition. Now here in part three, we are going to continue with disassembling the drivetrain and suspension under...

Haynes Project 50: 1965 Mustang Restoration - Part 2

Mustang Interior and tattered roof
The crew in the Haynes shop did something a little differently for the 50th anniversary of the company, buying a first generation Ford Mustang convertible and restoring it to showroom condition. This was Haynes project 50, and if you were lucky enough to be at the 2011 AAPEX trade show in Las Vegas...

Haynes Project 50: 1965 Mustang Restoration - Part 1

Haynes Project 50 Before 1
Back in 2010, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Haynes manuals being published, we did something a little different. Instead of buying a late model car and tearing it down to produce our typical service manual, we found a 1965 Ford Mustang, tore it down, and restored it to better...