The 1966 Ford Mustang is a highly recognizable American automobile that has been manufactured by Ford since 1964. As the longest-produced Ford car nameplate, it is now in its sixth generation and is the fifth-best selling Ford car nameplate. The Mustang is known as the “pony car” and was initially designed as a sporty line of coupes and convertibles with a unique “long hood, short deck” style, derived from existing model lines.
The original production of the Mustang was predicted to sell 100,000 vehicles yearly. However, the 1965 Mustang exceeded all expectations, becoming the most successful vehicle launch since the 1927 Model A. Over 400,000 units were sold in its first year, and the one-millionth Mustang was sold within two years of its launch. In August 2018, Ford produced the 10-millionth Mustang, which was a 2019 Wimbledon White convertible with a V8 engine, matching the first 1965 Mustang.
Aside from its commercial success, early Mustangs also proved to be successful in road racing. The GT 350 R, which is the race version of the Shelby GT 350, won five out of the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) six divisions in 1965. Jerry Titus, Bob Johnson, and Mark Donohue were the drivers, and Titus won the (SCCA) B-Production national championship. The GT 350s also won the B-Production title in 1966 and 1967. They won the 1966 manufacturers’ championship in the first SCCA Trans-Am series and repeated the win the following year.
Working on the engine and replacing the floor pans are both critical steps in restoring a classic vehicle like a 1966 Ford Mustang. The engine is the heart of the vehicle, and any issues with the engine can affect the performance, reliability, and safety of the vehicle. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when working on the engine, using advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques to identify any issues and then providing the necessary repairs or maintenance to restore the engine to its optimal performance.
Replacing the floor pans is also an important step in the restoration process, especially if the original floor pans were damaged or corroded. The floor pans are an essential component of the vehicle’s structure, and any damage or corrosion can weaken the structure and compromise the safety of the vehicle. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when replacing the floor pans, using high-quality replacement parts and advanced welding techniques to ensure that the new floor pans are strong and reliable.
By combining our expertise in engine work and body restoration, we can help to ensure that your 1966 Ford Mustang is restored to its original condition and is safe, reliable, and enjoyable to drive. At Texoma Classics, we understand the importance of a well-restored vehicle, and we take pride in our ability to deliver high-quality restoration services that you can count on.
Installing window felt and a window motor for the driver’s window are important steps in restoring a classic vehicle like a 1966 Ford Mustang. The window felt, also known as weatherstripping, is an essential component of the vehicle’s windows, helping to keep out water, dust, and other debris while providing a tight seal to prevent air leaks. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when installing window felt, using high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure that the new window felt is properly aligned and secured.
Installing a window motor is also an important upgrade that can improve the functionality and convenience of the vehicle. Window motors allow the driver to easily open and close the windows with the push of a button, without the need for manual cranking. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when installing window motors, using high-quality parts and advanced wiring techniques to ensure that the system is reliable and long-lasting.
Installing power windows in the passenger door is an important upgrade that can improve the functionality and convenience of a classic vehicle like a 1966 Ford Mustang. Power windows allow the passenger to easily open and close the windows with the push of a button, without the need for manual cranking. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when installing power windows, using high-quality parts and advanced wiring techniques to ensure that the system is reliable and long-lasting.
During the installation process, we carefully select and install the necessary parts, including the window motor, switches, and wiring harnesses. We also ensure that the installation is properly aligned and secured, and we thoroughly test the system to ensure that it is functioning correctly.
Installing the passenger door panel is an important step in the restoration process of a 1966 Ford Mustang. The door panel is an essential component of the door assembly, helping to protect the inner workings of the door, as well as providing a finished look to the interior of the vehicle.
Removing the interior is an important step in the restoration process of a 1966 Ford Mustang, especially when it comes to replacing rusted floor pans. The interior of the vehicle includes the seats, carpets, and other components that cover the floor, and removing these components is necessary to gain access to the floor pans and properly address any rust or corrosion.
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.
A new cowl has been welded into place.
The cowl has been completed.
The truck has a lot of rust that we have begun cutting out.
Weld in frame rails and truck floor.
Seam sealer on the frame rail that was welded in.
New frame rail going in on the passenger side.
Replace trunk pan and brace then we sprayed with undercoat to protect it.
Rust repair in the rear passenger wheel well.
Welds are complete and sprayed with undercoating.
The new gas tank with EFI system has been installed.
The new electric fan has been installed.
The new Holly Sniper carburetor is being installed.
D\We have installed the driver door side mirror.
We have begun fabricating the trunk filler panel door.
We have modified and installed the kick panels and carpet.
We have started installing the door sills in the door jamb.
We are proceeding with running speaker wire throughout the interior of the vehicle.
The new rear-end has been installed.
We installed a ladder bar and U bolts system to help stabilize the vehicle.
The headers have been installed.
Installation of the brake booster is complete.
We have reinstalled the passenger front fender.
The driveshaft has been reinstalled under the vehicle.