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"Grandpas Ponytale"     1965 Ford Mustang

Introduction / Overview: This Mustang has a family history. My grandfather, at age 65, bought it in 1965 when he retired. It was a basic 6 cylinder - three speed car. Used as a daily driver, until he passed away in 1986, it then was passed on to me. Being a Michigan car it was in need of some body patching and restoration. My son and I then proceeded to make the needed repairs. After the body was cleaned up we then made the decision to take a slightly different direction and create a 60' style mild custom.
Drivetrain: The 200 inch 6 cylinder and 3 speed stick drive train are mostly stock with the addition of a Pertronix Ignitor and coil for reliability.
Chassis: Basically stock. The chassis was stiffened by adding the export brace and a custom built Monte Carlo bar. The shocks are KYB GR2's. Lowering the car 2 inches all around was accomplished with a combination of cut coils in front and lowering blocks in the back.
Wheels and Tires: The traditional wheel treatment of stock black walls, baby moons and NOS Rotunda trim rings was a must.
Body & Paint: Shaved fender emblems and hood letters. The nifty stuff includes both a Cal Custom 5 Tube grille insert and a stainless eggcrate style grille insert made by the Detroit Grille Company. Lake pipes were added along with a set of FAA (Ford Authorized Accessory) Foxcraft skirts. A restyled rear has 67 Cougar taillights and body colored bumper. The exhaust now exits thru the origonal rear valence modified with a single GT trumpet and trim ring on the right side. The body was recolored and Some mild pin striping and outlined flames were added (by MK Johns of Kansas City) to accent the side panels and hood.
Interioir: The interior is pretty much stock with the addition of a Moon blue metalflake steering wheel and an original blue flamed Flameball shifter knob . The addition of a Cruiser console really makes the long trips and cruising around much nicer. The most recent addition is a set of aftermarket NOS Highlander headrests.
Lifestyles: Custom Rodder, Build-It, Drive-It, Low Rider