1960's Mustang, A Labor of Love: Part 6
We're excited to show you the interior of this 1960's Mustang in this post. But if you want to see the full progress of the car, get caught up real quick with the first five parts. Each one includes a lot of pictures to illustrate every step of the restoration. Part 1: Acquisition 2: Dis-Assembly 3: Media Blasting 4: Sheet Metal and Bodywork 5: Paint
Dave wanted to keep as many original parts as possible. He kept the old seats but did quite a bit of work to them. The original car only had lap seat belts in the front with no seat belts in the back. The front seats also had no head support. Because of the years of sitting in storage, the interior had a tremendous need for a face lift. After adding new padding, side support, higher backs and headrests to the front bucket seats, Dave went on to re-upholster all the seats.
There was an obvious safety issue with the original front seat belts and lack of seat belts in the back. Dave had looked forward to taking his grand kids for rides, so of course, safety is important. (No complaints here!) He installed 3 point seat belts on all the seats making them much safer (and legal.)
Restored Dashboard for the 1960's Mustang
Then he restored the original factory center console and added a stereo from Custom Audio Sound to jazz it up. The stereo looks like an old fashioned radio but has more modern electronics. He installed a new gauges set from a Michigan company called Classic Instruments. They went well with a one-piece molded headliner from Mustangs to Fear. Because of the black interior and the plans of summer cruisin', Dave opted to install an air conditioning unit that he purchased from Classic Auto Air. He also got a custom steering wheel and new floor mats that add a lot to the interior! Dave contacted our trailer light supplier, TecNiq to get some LED lights for the interior. Then he upgraded to a modern wiring harness from American Autowire to make everything run properly. The result is pretty awesome! I guarantee you will want to take this car for a spin when you see the finished product! Jump over to our next post to see the FINISHED CAR! Part 7 has the final assembly and Part 8 is where you get to see the test drive. This post is full of resources for anyone else that is working on a car or looking for upgrades. Would you please share this post on your Facebook so that your friends can see Dave's project and use these resources? Thank you!
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