64 1/2 Resto redo
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but not new to Mustangs. I have a raven black coupe with a 289 auto that I've owned for the last 23 years. I did the restoration back in 1990 and I think its time to make a few changes.
The body and paint are still in great shape and I don't plan to make any exterior changes, but I've decided to make some major changes to the interior. The car originally came with white interior with black appointments. When I did the restoration I was working in a foundry and didn't want to see that white interior get foundry dust ground into it, so I changed the color scheme to all black. I've never really been thrilled with that choice of color or with the quality of the work I did back then. Patience was not my strong suit when I was 23!
I've been having some electrical issues with it for the last few summers and I've found that working on nearly 50 year old brittle wiring is a losing battle, so I decided to order a new wiring harness from American autowire. I also decided that since I was going to have to pull a good bit of the interior out to change the harness that I might as well take the opportunity to correct my past mistakes with the interior as well as add some creature comforts to make driving more enjoyable.
I'm still not going back to white interior, but I've decided on a red and white color scheme. Red dash pad, white dash, red doors with white door panels, red and white upholstery, and red carpet. I've also decided to lose the factory console. I like the looks of it, but from a functionality standpoint, its darn near useless, as well as expensive to restore. I'd rather and will go with an aftermarket console.
Finally, I've decided to add one of those behind the dash air conditioning kits. It does not have air now, but I always wanted air in it but I never really liked the looks of the factory units that hang under the dash, so when I saw the behind the dash units I thought it would be perfect for what I have in mind.
I think I've talked myself into a lot of work, but I think in the end it will be worthwhile. Wish me luck.
64 1/2 Raven Black Coupe
D code 289
3.00:1 open rear