I ordered a spoiler from Mustangs Unlimited but after test fitting I realized I never did like how the spoiler is on the quarter panel and how tall it was.
I cut it down and added a little fiberglass
After some bodywork
I decided it was time to upgrade the engine compartment
Two coats of SPI black epoxy
The spring perches on the 1965 rear end are 1/4" to wide on each side so we added metal to the bottom of the perch with an offset hole.
New rear shackles and test fitting the rear after the leaf springs were sanded and epoxy primed.
It is hard to believe but new motor mounts for a V8 are not available so we made our own. We had a set Rod & Custom small block motor mounts that we did not use on another project. They were cut down and welded to the frame
We will add another brace after the firewall is modified for the AOD and we install the engine and trans again
The AOD is a tight fit so to make it easier to install we modified the trans tunnel
Also decided to fill some of the holes in the firewall
I also didn't like all the holes in the fender aprons
Crossmember was also modified for more clearance
We had to do a little rust repair to the hatch and bodywork and I painted the back side SPI Orange. The spoiler was bolted and fiberglass mat was added and needed bodywork before the back was painted.
That orange really pops!! I can't wait to see the finished product!! Out of curiosity, were you planning on leaving the car solid orange, or adding another color accent to the car? I used to have an orange Mach 1, so in my mind I keep envisioning black accents....