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The Ford Mustang, an iconic American pony car, has captivated hearts for over 55 years, sparking the creation of the pony-car class. Its first generation, spanning 1964-1/2 to 1973, remains a favorite, with over a million units sold in just the initial two years. These models were celebrated for their sporty appeal, affordability, and diverse options, catering to a broad range of enthusiasts.
Today, first-generation Mustangs are still highly sought after, available in various conditions and price ranges, making them perfect for restoration enthusiasts. The thriving aftermarket ensures a steady supply of parts, making restoration projects more accessible than ever.
In this comprehensive restorer's guide, Mustang aficionado and author David Stribling imparts his in-depth knowledge. He covers all the essentials: from acquiring the right Mustang, deciding on the level of restoration needed, to the tools required for the task. The guide delves into every step, including disassembly, paint and bodywork preparation, and reassembly. It also explores the intricacies of the suspension and braking systems, engine and drivetrain, and the electrical and interior components.
This book is an invaluable resource for both DIY restorers and those seeking professional assistance. It offers a wealth of expert advice to help you achieve your restoration goals and outlines the most efficient paths to success. A must-have for your Mustang library, it features:
Embark on your Mustang restoration journey with confidence and expertise with this essential guide!
While some owners choose to preserve their Mustangs through an original restoration, other owners have upgraded their Mustangs into true driving machines by installing aftermarket suspension, steering, and driveline technology. Included in this book is information about installing a crate engine, big high-performance brake kits, coil-over shocks, tubular A-arms and so many other projects that increase performance by leaps and bounds. From mild to wild, this book covers every component group of the car, including engine, transmission, rear differential, front suspension, rear suspension, steering, chassis, electrics, interior, and more. Following the information in this book, you can build a high-performance street car as well as a track car. In no other book will you find the information to comprehensively transform the classic Mustang into a car that performs with the best on the road today.
Frank Bohanan has worked for Ford Motor Company in both the engineering and product planning areas. He has written the authoritative guide for vintage Mustang Restoration, How to Restore Your Mustang: 1964-1/2-1973. He has also worked with high-output engines while at McLaren Engines and Chrysler Corp. Frank has penned many technical articles for Mustang & Fords, Mustang Enthusiast, and SEMA News magazines, plus The Car Connection Internet site.
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