Ford will sell 1965 Mustang Convertibles again
The body shell for a original Mustang convertible has been available to professional restorers. This gives home enthusiasts and hobbyists the chance to bring back all the glory of a 1964 ½, 1965, and 1966 Ford Mustang, using a genuine Ford body shell.
“The 1964-66 Mustang is the most restored vintage vehicle. But the number of original 1964-66 vintage bodies is shrinking every year,” said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. “Most of the original Mustangs left in scrapyards are rusted or wrecked beyond repair. The new body shell is made of virgin metal and uses modern welding techniques. It comes rustproofed, and after final adjustment and finish preparation of the body panels, it is ready for painting and final assembly.”
Almost every part needed to build a “new” 1964-66 Mustang convertible are available from Ford-approved classic parts suppliers. Also original parts can be reused from an old Mustang and used on a new body shell.
This allows the enthusiasts and hobbyist to save time and money. It also makes it so that they can enjoy the look, feel, and excitement of those early Mustangs with the convenience of modern technology.
The ’65 Mustang body shell is constructed of higher-grade steel than the original. Also new and modern welding techniques are used to which help strengthen the body and improve safety.
“Instead of spending money fixing rust and welding in new panels, restorers can now simply transfer their powertrain, interior and trim parts onto the new body shell,” said Mondrach.