1966 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a series of American automobiles manufactured by Ford. In continuous production since 1964, the Mustang is currently the longest-produced Ford car nameplate. Currently in its sixth generation, it is the fifth-best selling Ford car nameplate. The namesake of the “pony car” automobile segment, the Mustang was developed as a highly styled line of sporty coupes and convertibles derived from existing model lines, initially distinguished by “long hood, short deck” proportions.

Originally predicted to sell 100,000 vehicles yearly, the 1965 Mustang became the most successful vehicle launch since the 1927 Model A. Introduced on April 17, 1964 (16 days after the Plymouth Barracuda), over 400,000 units in its first year; the one-millionth Mustang was sold within two years of its lauch. In August 2018, Ford produced the 10-millionth Mustang; matching the first 1965 Mustang, the vehicle was a 2019 Wimbledon White convertible with a V8 engine.

Early Mustangs also proved successful in road racing. The GT 350 R, the race version of hte Shelby GT 350, won five of the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) six divisions in 1965. Drivers were Jerry Titus, Bob Johnson and Mark Donohue, and Titus won the (SCCA) B-Production national championship. The GT 350s won the B-Produciton title again in 1966 and 1967. They also won the 1966 manufacturers’ championship in the inaugural SCCA Trans-Am series, and repeated the win the following year.

We got this vehicle in for some engine work and to replace the floor pans.

Installing window felt and power steering for drivers window.

Installed power window in the passenger door.

We have installed the passenger door panel.

We removed the interior in order to remove the rusted floor pans.

Added in cross bracing in the back seat for support while we cut out the rusted floor pans.

We removed the fenders and bumper.

We have begun cutting out the floor pan.

The floor pan has been completely cut out.

The drivers side floor pan is almost complete.

We have gotten the passenger floor pan cut out.

The drivers side new floor pan has been sprayed with undercoating.

Passenger floor pan has been cut out.

Passenger side floor pan being welded in.

Passenger floor pan complete and sprayed with undercoating.

We removed the gas tank and rear axle to cut the rust out of the trunk.

The exhaust has been removed.

Cut out the rusted cowl to replace it.