1968 Mustang Fastback Custom built 1968 Mustang fastback, serial
number 8R01J161026. Powered by a Roush built 588 cubic inch V8 no
expense has been spared in the build of this fabulous automobile.
The Mustang began it's existence as a Mustang coupe. It was decided
to heavily modify the car along the lines of the famous Mustang in
the movie "Gone In 60 Seconds". The car was totally dismantled and
the coupe was transformed into a fastback. The factory floors were
removed and custom floor pans were built. The firewall and shock
towers were removed to be replaced by custom sheet metal as this
unibody car became a body/frame car. A custom frame was fabricated
out of 2" x 3" tube steel and welded together using steel gusset
plates where additional strength was needed. We have photos of this
work. The frame is super strong. The rear of the car was modified
so that larger tires might be fitted. The frame was powder coated
before the body was put back on the frame. The body was coated with
Epoxy primer. One of the most respected body shops in the South,
Capital Body Shop, Ridgeland, Ms did the body and paint work. They
spent more that 880 hours working on this body. The body work and
paint are exceptional. Major purchases of parts were made, many
through Mustangs Unlimited for items such as the glass, window
regulators, front and rear valances, bumpers, etc and etc. One
purchase had over 100 items. Like the body the interior of the car
is excellent. The front seats are by Procar. The steering column is
a tilt unit by Flaming River with a Grant steering wheel.
Instruments are by JME with an electronic speedometer. The A/C unit
is from Old Air Products. The rear seat folds down (a custom made
unit that looks stock). Most of the interior items such as carpet,
headliner, door panels were new at the time of the restoration of
this vehicle (2010- 2011). The new wiring harness was by American
Auto Wire. The radio is an Alpine unit with 6.5 coax.
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