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Reconditioning a '68 Convertible for Project Wreckless

Project Wreckless reached out to us a couple months ago to rebuild a 1968 Mustang Convertible. After some back and forth about the options and details, we were good to go. The project started and we had a lot to do! 

First, we did an inspection of the original car. We kept what we could but a lot had to be replaced. The body shop guys did an awesome job welding and fitting new parts to the original body. They put the car on our custom jigs to make sure it came out perfectly. They welded in a new transmission tunnel, cut out the shock towers, and spot welded any weak areas. Then they media blasted the whole car again to remove any impurities or contamination. After the car was primed in black, they covered the underside and interior with raptor liner and painted the engine bay for a sleek black finish. 

Next was the suspension shop. They hand fabricated front and rear suspension kits that bolted right onto the frame. They also made custom engine and transmission mounts. The car was also fitted with one of our custom fuel tanks to allow the dual exhaust to run along side our suspension and out the back. This also gave them higher fuel capacity than stock, while still sitting in the trunk like a stock tank. Once the suspension was fitted, we sent it off to be powder coated in gloss black. The result was a stunning black Mustang that was impressive to look at and race track ready. 

Speaking of race track, Project Wreckless is planning to do just that. They are prepping this car for the 2019 Gumball 3000 Race in Europe. They are a non-profit in San Francisco that "is a capacity development program targeting youth in our community who are more likely to drop out of school, abuse substances, and/or engage in criminal activity. Project Wreckless provides tools for life through an immersive curriculum centered around the restoration of bad*** cars. We don’t just provide tools and support. We expect more of our youth so they gain the confidence to expect more of themselves." 

You can learn more about Project Wreckless at their website. www.ProjectWreckless.org 

 

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