Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I'm late with this month's RotM. I'll blame it partly on the holidays, and partly on me waiting too late to get started. So without further delay, for January I have selected our administrator aslan's (Stan) beautiful fastback that you see at the top of the VMF banner. I personally, have always wanted to here the story behind Stan's car and see more detailed pictures. Stan has done an amazing job with this car and has a great story to boot. So enjoy...
Ihave always heard stories about Mustangs being in people’s garages, backyards,or barns and probably only believed half of them. Well, I was invited to a friend’s birth*daywhen I saw a white 1965 FB, with very rusted bumpers, a very wet, mustysmelling interior, a very rough running engine and so on and so on (you get thepicture?) parked right in front of his house! Carol (my wife) and I got out of our tired Taurus and I won’t say I wasdrooling right away—that took me about 5 minutes after I found who it belongedto. Anyway, after making my way throughthe people I started talking to my friend. I didn’t mention it right away, but magically, the topic of the Mustangcame up. I found out it belonged to hisson who had just finished law school (his transportation for the past 4 years)and he wanted to get another car. The FBhad been sitting idle for about 6 months. I asked him if he was interested in selling it but he said he hadn’treally thought about it.
Skipahead about 2 months and I got a phone call from guess who? You’re right—my friend. He was going to put it in the paper butremembered I had shown some interest in it. Well after telling me how much he wanted for it (I almost fell down whenhe told me!), I went over to his house within the week with a check inhand. He had it all ready for me to takehome. Needless to say, I was veryexcited and started almost immediately getting it ready to drive it on a dailybasis. Right after I got it I put on anew 650 Holley, new back bumper (front one came pretty clean with very finesteel wool), a set of Magnum 500’s, and a new dual exhaust Flowmaster system. It still had some rust—surface and some deep(ugh!) but I drove it daily to work for about 5 years.
8years ago, Carol’s mom passed away and Carol thought it would be nice to usesome of the inheritance money to complete the Fastback. So, one Saturday, a very good friend, ChuckWiltens (trkpny2 here on VMF) came over and we started taking it apart inpreparation for taking it to Tommy’s Auto Body in Hayward. Almost 2 yearslater, we towed it for a 2 month stay at King Kovers in Hayward for a customUltra-leather interior and finally another couple of months putting it backtogether at Chuck’s shop and we were finally finished. 3 weeks later I drove it (NOT towed it) up toBellevue Washington (about 1,800 miles total) to the MCA Grand National showwhere we won 1st Place in Modified. In 2012, we also got 1st place at the Concord MCA show andjust last November won “Mighty Mustang Award” at the Goodguys in Pleasanton, CA. It was also a featured car in the March issue(2013) of Mustang Monthly.
Ihave thoroughly enjoyed having the car finished (can that ever be said?) sothat I can drive it to various shows and cruises. I just ordered a set of Scott Drake headers andan electric power-steering unit that we’ll put on this winter. The time in the body shop was exciting,watching the work and paint being done, the putting it together (again, a majorshout out to Chuck for all his help and expertise) was also exciting but thehighpoint has been driving it and interacting with folks at shows and cruises.
My wife Carol.
Drew Michaels, owner of Tommy's Autobody
Chuck Wiltens (trkpny2)
Me Notice my VMF hat
The main upholsterer at King Kovers.
One of the owners of KK redesigning the door panels.
Jerry and Drew, owners of Tommy's Autobody. After finishing it, drove it over to show them.
^This is one of the main reasons I fought to keep and revive this forum. To see photos and videos of members rides that haven’t been shared. Naturally, since I fought to keep it, I earned the responsibility of maintaining it...
Coyote build in 65 GT Fastback in body work https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...e-powered.html and on Facebook @65gtmustang
F150 SCREW Ecoboost as my daily
66 Emberglow Coupe first car,71 Torino GT, 82 Fastback slooooow 6 banger, 71 Boss 351, 85 GT all long gone
US NAVY VET - 65 Custom Fastback GT-A-code. FiTech EFI w/Tanks Inc. w/Aero 340 LPH pump, TCP Power R&P; Full front coil over conversion w/1" Shelby drop; TMI Sport R custom interior; T5z TKO, Speed Hut custom speedo; Autometer Phantom gauges; SSBC Force 10 -13" disc brakes w/10.5" rear disc brakes; 24" Griffin Radiator w/twin 11" 2800 CFM fans; Classic Auto Air AC; Truck-Lite 7" LED headlights; Mustang Project Shelby LED sequential taillights. 2001 Bullitt rims w/Nitto NT555 235x45x17 tires.