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1967 Ford Mustang – Project Nickel and Dime

Vehicle Quick Facts

Profile ID: 18022
Year: 1967
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Markets: Classic & Antique, Muscle Car
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Primer Podcast


Vehicle Story

Project Nickel and Dime started back in 2014 with the conversion process of a 1967 Ford Mustang. This Mustang was originally equipped with a 200 cid engine and C4 transmission. She was a daily driven California car since January 1967. She retired her daily service in 2014.

Along the way, finding replacement six cylinder parts like rearend gears and original style 4-lug wheels became a problem. After much thought, it was decided to convert her to a 302 with C4 and 8" rearend. Going along the thought of keeping things simple and cost effective, it became apparent to upgrade the front brake system and use 15" wheels.

Every aspect of the conversion requires changing just about everything. Cooling system, fuel system, brake lines, exhaust, drivetrain. The only thing that was the same for the six to eight was the driveshaft.

This project is still in progress. The latest upgrades included, front suspension rebuild with adjustable strut rods, Bilstein shocks, coil spring upgrade, front sway bar, roller spring perches, shock tower weld-in bracing and the Shelby upper A-arm drop. Hotchkis subframe connectors will be added along with upgraded front bucket seat upholstery from TMI.

Gauges were completely updated with SpeedHut units that were fitted to the stock replacement instrument bezel for stock look but updated functionality.

American Racing wheels from Wheel Pros are the latest addition. The end goal is a stock-looking muscle car that performs well for weekend SCCA events and maybe even some drag racing.

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