The Ford Mustang is a legendary series of American automobiles manufactured by Ford. It has been in continuous production since 1964, making it the longest-produced Ford car nameplate. As 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 its “long hood, short deck” proportions.
The Mustang continued to evolve throughout the years, including the 1971 Ford Mustang model, which was a part of the third generation of Mustangs. The 1971 Mustang featured larger and heavier designs, and while it may have strayed from the “go-fast” focus of earlier Mustangs, it remains a beloved classic car to this day.
At Texoma Classics, we understand the importance of maintaining the unique history and style of the 1971 Ford Mustang and other classic cars. Our team of experts has years of experience working with Mustangs and other classic cars, and we are committed to providing comprehensive restoration and maintenance services to ensure that these vehicles remain roadworthy and beautiful for years to come. So if you’re looking to restore or maintain your 1971 Ford Mustang or any other classic car, Texoma Classics is the place to go.
When it comes to restoring a classic car like a Mustang, addressing the wiring and paint is often a top priority. Wiring issues can cause a variety of problems, including electrical shorts, blown fuses, and even fires. At Texoma Classics, we take great care when working on the wiring of a vehicle, inspecting each wire carefully for signs of wear or damage. We also use high-quality replacement parts to ensure that the wiring is reliable and long-lasting.
Media blasting is a process that involves using abrasive materials, such as sand or glass beads, to remove old paint, rust, and other debris from the surface of a vehicle. This process is an important step in preparing the vehicle for a new paint job, as it ensures that the new paint will adhere properly and provide a smooth, even finish. At Texoma Classics, we use state-of-the-art media blasting equipment to ensure that the surface of the vehicle is clean and ready for painting. Once the media blasting is complete, we carefully inspect the vehicle for any remaining debris or damage, and then begin the painting process using high-quality paints and finishes.
Removing the fenders, hood, grille, and deck lid is an important step in the restoration process, as it allows our technicians to access the underlying components of the vehicle more easily. This can include the engine, transmission, suspension, and other systems that may need to be repaired or restored. By removing these exterior components, we can also inspect the underlying structure of the vehicle for signs of rust, corrosion, or other damage that may need to be addressed.
Blocking off the windows is a critical step when media blasting a vehicle, as it helps to protect the interior of the vehicle from damage caused by the abrasive materials used during the media blasting process. Media blasting involves using high-pressure air to blast abrasive materials, such as sand or glass beads, onto the surface of the vehicle to remove old paint, rust, and other debris. This process can generate a significant amount of dust and debris, which can easily find its way into the interior of the vehicle if not properly blocked off.
After media blasting a vehicle, we can get a clear view of how the metal looks and identify any areas that may need to be repaired or restored. Media blasting is a highly effective method for removing old paint, rust, and other debris from the surface of a vehicle, revealing the underlying metal that may be in need of attention. By examining the metal after media blasting, our technicians can identify any areas of damage or corrosion that may need to be addressed, such as dents, scratches, or rusted areas.
Removing the rear passenger quarter panel is an important step in the restoration process, especially if the panel is damaged, corroded, or otherwise in need of repair or replacement. The quarter panel is an exterior body panel that covers the rear portion of the vehicle, and it can be subject to a variety of issues over time, including rust, dents, and collision damage.
At Texoma Classics, we take great care when removing the rear passenger quarter panel, using specialized tools and techniques to ensure that it is removed without causing any further damage to the vehicle. Once the panel is removed, we carefully inspect the underlying structure of the vehicle to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of action.
In some cases, we may be able to repair the existing quarter panel using welding, sanding, or other techniques. However, in other cases, the panel may need to be replaced entirely. If a replacement panel is needed, we use high-quality replacement parts to ensure that the panel fits correctly and matches the original design of the vehicle.
Cutting off both the driver and passenger rear quarter panels is a significant step in the restoration process, and it is usually done when the panels are extensively damaged, corroded, or otherwise in poor condition. The quarter panels are an important exterior body panel that covers the rear portion of the vehicle, and they are responsible for providing structural support, as well as contributing to the overall appearance of the vehicle.
Cutting out the rusted parts on the floorboards is a necessary step in the restoration process, especially if the rust is extensive or has caused structural damage to the vehicle. The floorboards are an important component of the vehicle’s structure, and any rust or corrosion can weaken the structure and compromise the safety of the vehicle.
At Texoma Classics, we take great care when cutting out the rusted parts on the floorboards, using specialized tools and techniques to ensure that the cuts are clean and precise. We also take the time to inspect the underlying structure of the vehicle to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of action.
Welding the passenger floor pan into place is an important step in the restoration process, especially if the original floor pan was damaged or corroded. The floor pan is an essential component of the vehicle’s structure, and any damage or corrosion can weaken the structure and compromise the safety of the vehicle.
Welding in the rear floor patch panels.
We are doing some body work to the front fenders.
Rear passenger quarter panel has been welded on.
Removed the braces and began cleaning up to reinstall on rear quarter panel.
We have gotten the drivers rear quarter panel welded on.
Welding the rear quarter panel in the trunk.
Bodywork on the drivers door in preparation for paint.
Welding in a patch panel due to rust under the battery tray.
Completed the patch panel for the battery tray.
Performing bodywork on rear quarter panels for a smooth paint job.
Doing bodywork on the hood to ensure a smooth paint job.
The bodywork process on front passenger fender is being completed.
Mocking up the trim to ensure a proper fit.
We have begun block sanding in final preparations for a new paint job.
We have gotten the deck lid, hood, fenders and doors sprayed with primer.
The body has been sprayed with primer.
We have gotten the body, doors and deck lid sealed and ready for paint.
The body and doors have been painted Ruby Wine.
The doors and fenders have been reinstalled.
After buffing the new paint job, it has a beautiful shine to it.
We are ready to start rebuilding this vehicle again.
We have gotten the front and rear valences, battery tray and side mirrors painted Ruby Wine.
The front disc brake upgrade has been complete.