1965 Mustang GT Coupe Restoration – Part 1

My latest restoration project at JBA Performance Center is a 1965 Mustang GT Coupe.  The customer wanted a Restomod, but wanted to keep the GT characteristics as well. Although, the Mustang looked like a decent daily driver, it had many hidden issues of a typical 45 year old car. Hidden underneath all that paint were several bad patch panels, and a lot bondo and rust. The worst of the  damage were the cowls panels, and had to be completely replaced. The customer wanted a rotisserie restoration. He wanted everything replaced with new reproduction parts, but I restored as many original parts as possible.  Most of exterior trim, engine compartment, trunk area, front suspension, and brakes are finished. The project should be completed in 2 more months.  Just in time to enjoy driving in the Spring. Here are some of the highlights.

  • BODY AND PAINT –  Custom Auto Body (Kearny Mesa, California)
  • RESTORATIONJBA Performance Center by David Toth and the crew (Kearny Mesa, Ca)
  • ENGINE – 331 Stroker by JBA (Eagle Rotating Assembly, Ross Pistons, Comp Cams, Manley Rods and AFR Heads,Edlebrock Performer RPM Intake, Holley 650 cfm carburetor)
  • TRANSMISSION – Tremec TKO 500
  • REAR END – Currie 9 inch, gear ratio TBD
  • SUSPENSION – Mustangs Plus Grab A Trak, Bilstein shocks
  • STEERING – Borgeson’s  Integral Power Steering
  • BRAKES – Wilwood 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, SSBC Power Booster/Master Cylinder
  • WHEELS – 20 inch American Racing Torque Thrust
  • CHROME – Pacific Plating (San Diego, Ca)
  • INTERIOR – Red/White Pony Interior restoration by David Toth, and Seats and Headliner work by Ar-Jays Upholstery in Kearny Mesa, Ca (Materials from Distinctive Industries & ACC Carpets)
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