Resto-Mod show quality driver restoration.
This car is being restored as a modified body-off show car and driver that has a 60’s sound. The car will have a red exterior and a black custom interior. It will have a new drive train with a Roush 427 small block 520 hsp engine, a 4-barrel carburetor and a 5-speed transmission. This car will have many other features that will be shown in detail as the restoration proceeds.
New quarter panels, frame rails, and trunk floor were installed. Rear wheel wells were widened 3″ for larger tires, bucket seats are added and a tunnel was built to house the 5-speed transmission.
Etching primer then urethane filler primer were used to prep the body for paint.
Seam sealer is placed along every IMG_5393seam or crevice on the body before it is sent to the paint booth.
The Falcon body is painted Ruby Red Metallic which is a factory Ford color.
These are pics of the doors, interior parts, and dash that have been primed and painted.
Installing the new drive-train and suspension.
The new front suspension was installed. It has Mustang II coil-over with QA1 shocks. It has Cragar SS mag wheels with Mickey Thompson SR tires. The rear-end is a Moser Engineering 9″ Ford rear-end with a 355 gear and Detroit locker.
The engine has been placed and it is a Roush Performance 427 small block 550 hp with a Tremic 5-speed transmission. We have Cragar SS mag wheels with Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR Tires that have a flame tread pattern.
The tail light hardware and bumper are installed. Parts of the door panels are assembled. The grill is in place.
The metal pieces that were re-chromed have been placed and the new Griffin radiator has been installed.
The interior pieces that are finished at this point were made by Jackson Custom Upholstery.
The finished product.