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75 Mustang restoration/build

Hello everyone! I have worked with newer cars a lot from rebuilds, modifications, etc. But pre-90's I have not done much, especially with Ford. I hope I can get some help here! I have a 1975 Mustang II with the 5.0L V8. The motor itself runs and works great. I need to do a few things under engine, but I also need some different cosmetic related things and I do not know where to start or what sites to find good parts.
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Welcome! That is different and cool! Some don't like the 70s cars or the Mustang II but it carried the name when others folded and failed and at least it has a V8 ! There is part of the forum set up for the II guys and girls. Good luck!
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Welcome- my first stang was a 74 coupe- poor little car- nobody loves them- I drove the crap out of it, most of my buddys wouldnt ride with me- not that it was fast- 4 cyl 4 spd, but I could spin that little car around even in 3rd gear. (of course if you rev'd it to 5k and dumped the clutch even 80 hp can do a little)- I could drift it pretty well in the rain if you kept the rpms up.

To be truthful- it was a DAMN good car. It never left me sitting- though I abused it- I drove it until 2000 and sold it for 2500 bucks (that might be a record for a MII)

Not sure what parts are out there- they used to be scarce- but maybe theres some repops out there.

FWIW- I put 88 or 89 GT seats in it- I used the original 74 seat tracks and bolted them to the new seats for a drop in install- these were far superior to the low back factory seats.
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That looks pretty rad. I think as far as exterior goes, I would put a different set of wheels on it and roll it.

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Well That is different!


Don't listen to any naysayers...

I think Mustang II's are very cool!... At one point in the 1970's, It was considered the car that saved Ford!

I've always loved the Ghia Hardtops and the Cobra II Fastback/Hatchbacks!

Feel right at home here!


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Nice. I think the Mouse-Stangs (grin) are under-appreciated. The first car my wife and I had after we were married was a little blue '77 Mustang II Ghia with the vinyl roof, 2.3 4-banger with a 4-speed. We loved that car for the short couple of months we owned it before it got T-boned and totaled.
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make it fast.....very very fast....like, "holy crap that thing was fast, he just got the jump on me at the light, thats all" fast, lol....and grabber green to boot! welcome to VMF
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 09:29 AM
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Hey another FWIW- I remembered that from behind the tailights always looked a little large (to me). THe chrome surround was kinda weak so I painted them body color which helped (in my eyes anyway) to blend in. Not advocating for that but in case your eye sees that too........
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