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Ford reintroduces the 1965 Mustang
Yahoo Autos ^ | 28 October 2011 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 10/29/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by Drew68

If all you wanna do is ride around, the classic convertible can be yours for $15,000.

Ford Motor Co. will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs for just $15,000 each. The only hitch: There's some assembly required.

As part of its Ford Reproduction business, Ford revealed today it had approved a new stamping of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang that buyers could then build into their own 1964 1/2 through 1966 Mustang, using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own...

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ford; mustang
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Very cool! I wonder what the licensing/registration requirements would be?

1 posted on 10/29/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Not a good sign when a people starts looking back instead of looking forward.


2 posted on 10/29/2011 7:58:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Drew68

The pervert in me says, “wow, I wonder if you could fit that on a Chevy Volt chassis?”


3 posted on 10/29/2011 8:00:04 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: DManA

Cars were simply better then. When you wanted more power, you worked on it yourself, adding parts that you wanted. Now, you need to go to the dealership and have them hook up a computer.


4 posted on 10/29/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Drew68

woohoo...kit car


5 posted on 10/29/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Drew68

..depends on the engine you put in it


6 posted on 10/29/2011 8:02:11 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Drew68

My Uncle Junior had a red a black 69 Boss Mustang.

Sweet car!


7 posted on 10/29/2011 8:03:30 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Drew68

I have been advocating this all along. Chevrolet needs to market the 56’ Chevy.


8 posted on 10/29/2011 8:04:01 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: wastedyears

By most objective standards cars are many times better now than 40 years ago


9 posted on 10/29/2011 8:04:17 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Drew68

Damn, 15 grand for an unfinshed body?

Well remember our 1965 Mustang convertable, was $2,500.00 out the door. Was pretty swift even with just that little 289 engine, when parked , looked like it was ready to leap.


10 posted on 10/29/2011 8:05:42 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Drew68

Great news for hobbyist and maybe us if this is true.

We’ve had a early like new 60’s differential in our attic for the last 38 years.


11 posted on 10/29/2011 8:08:06 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They vote twice, we'll vote three times. AND DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: DManA
Not a good sign when a people starts looking back instead of looking forward.

These car will have limited appeal, mostly to histical car buffs and restoration hobbyists. There's always been a market in classic car restoration and with the passage of time, there's fewer and fewer of these originals left in restorable condition. Kudos to Ford for seeing this market and filling it --and with better quality steel, rustproofing and tolerences to boot!

My hobby is guitars. Virtually all the major guitar and amp manufacturers from Gibson, Fender and Marshall offer point-by-point reproductions of their classic gear from the 50s and 60s in addition to their modern lineup. There's a market for this stuff and consumers willing to pay a premium.

12 posted on 10/29/2011 8:10:32 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: DManA

Well yeah I agree, but what made the older cars better was the pride of working on them yourself. I see a bunch of people around here that have their cars tuned specifically to be loud, not for performance. It’s probably killing the engine; I wouldn’t know because I don’t know cars, but it doesn’t sound good.

The only new muscle cars I’d own are the Mustang and Challenger. Nothing else looks like they used to.


13 posted on 10/29/2011 8:11:45 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: Drew68
This will dovetail nicely with Obama's reintroduction of the war on poverty and sending US military advisers to a third world shithole.

I guess "retro" really is the "in" thing these days....

14 posted on 10/29/2011 8:11:58 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DManA

People have always looked backward to classical designs.


15 posted on 10/29/2011 8:13:26 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: DManA
By most objective standards cars are many times better now than 40 years ago

I agree. The old cars are fun but when I'm driving my family around, I want to be driving a new car.

There's a saying. Back in the 50s when there was a car wreck, they towed the car to the body shop and the passengers to the morgue. Today they tow the car to the junk yard and the passengers walk away.

16 posted on 10/29/2011 8:14:00 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: vetvetdoug
Chevrolet needs to market the 56’ Chevy.

'55 or '57.

The '56 is a butt-ugly.

:)

17 posted on 10/29/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: wastedyears
Cars were simply better then. When you wanted more power, you worked on it yourself, adding parts that you wanted. Now, you need to go to the dealership and have them hook up a computer. A stock 2011 Mustang GT blows away ALL of the old supercars. A few bolt-ons and you are talking about 700+ hourspower in a street-legal machine!
18 posted on 10/29/2011 8:14:49 AM PDT by NewinTexsas
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To: Kirkwood
People have always looked backward to classical designs

Case in point.....

Vitruvius Britannicus: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century British Architecture (Dover Books on Architecture) [Paperback]

Everything old is new again :-)

19 posted on 10/29/2011 8:21:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Drew68

Why a kit?

Wake up Ford. If you want to sell a successful classic car, sell a successful classic car.

SELL IT READY TO DRIVE.

Case in point: The Jeep Wrangler. Which is hugely successful. Sold off the lot today, pretty much as it’s always been.

American quality.

Commercial success. American jobs.

The above, are all good.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

21 posted on 10/29/2011 8:22:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Drew68

Chevrolet reintroduced the Citation. I forget what they called the new one, but it’s a Citation. Wonder why GM went under?


22 posted on 10/29/2011 8:22:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Drew68

I just wish left handed guitars weren’t $100 more than their right handed counterparts.

A $999 righty American series Stratocaster is $1100 for me. I looked at one up close last week, compared to the 2008 Mexi-made Strat, and they weren’t in the same league.

The American Strat was screaming Dave Murray legato at me.


23 posted on 10/29/2011 8:22:46 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: vetvetdoug

“Chevrolet needs to market the 56’ Chevy.”

needs to go away...


24 posted on 10/29/2011 8:25:18 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: DManA

In some ways cars are better, mainly because in the 70’s American cars began a decline.

I had a 65 Olds Delta 88 which was about as good as it was possible to make a car. I got it third hand after my Father, then Brother. I sold it with over 200,000 miles on it and as near as I can recall, it had the water pump replaced and the AC seal replaced. Maybe some other small repairs that I can not remember but nothing major.

It had a 425 Rocket V8 and would cruise the interstate like it was idling. One of the really surprising things about it was how well it handled. Big, comfortable and got pretty decent gas mileage tho it did require premium.

I think some of the improvements in modern cars is due to much better engine oils.


25 posted on 10/29/2011 8:25:44 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Drew68

I like it. But I was sorry to see them discontinue the T-Bird...again. One of these days, I will have one. :-)


26 posted on 10/29/2011 8:29:27 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: yarddog

The very first thing I have done as far as work on my recent several AMERICAN MADE car purchases,

Is change the oil. To synthetic.

First thing.


27 posted on 10/29/2011 8:29:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: DManA
Yup. I'll keep my 2012, thanks. :)

My Stang

28 posted on 10/29/2011 8:33:10 AM PDT by America_Right (Beat 0bama With a CAIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Why a kit?

Wake up Ford. If you want to sell a successful classic car, sell a successful classic car.

SELL IT READY TO DRIVE.

If Ford did this, the car would have to meet the modern safety and emissions standards that "kit" cars don't. Even the Jeep Wrangler today has been modernized to meet current standards. Ford's modern Mustang that you can drive right off the lot has been hugely successful. No need to mess with this.

29 posted on 10/29/2011 8:35:33 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Very damn smart!


30 posted on 10/29/2011 8:36:36 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: mewzilla
History repeating.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_1tCasi_Q

and for a look at how 0bamiCare will will be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeY1dxlC7Sg

31 posted on 10/29/2011 8:38:34 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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To: Drew68

Ford late to the party, same outfit (Dynacorn) has been offering same deal in 69 Camaro (hardtop or convert) for 4 or 5 years.


32 posted on 10/29/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: wastedyears
I just wish left handed guitars weren’t $100 more than their right handed counterparts.

Yep. That's why so many left-handed players learned to play right-handed. Lefty offerings were limited and pricey. Of course, when you have left-handed guitars, nobody ever asks to borrow them!

33 posted on 10/29/2011 8:39:48 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

One, the safety requirements to make a ‘64 legal on the road would ruin the beauty of the vehicle.

Two, the current Wrangler is *nothing* like the older Wranglers, to say nothing of the CJ series Jeeps. For one thing, Jeeps have always only had two doors. About the only similarity is that it still has a seven-slot grille, and the front headlights and turnsignals are more or less in the same arrangement as the older models.


34 posted on 10/29/2011 8:40:00 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: nascarnation

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/classic2.html


35 posted on 10/29/2011 8:40:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: DManA
By most objective standards cars are many times better now than 40 years ago

Objective standards are overrated!


36 posted on 10/29/2011 8:40:36 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I use nothing but synthetic also. I have found it on sale or clearance often enough that it is not even expensive. For example I bought several gallons of Mobil 0W-30 for $5 for a 5 quart jug.

This was at Wal-Mart and I suspect no one in Florida was buying it so they just cleared it out. At first I was going to mix it with a heavier synthetic but to my surprise it works just fine in my old 302. It never has used oil and still doesn’t even with the 0W-30.

The last time I did mix it with heavier weight but now that Winter is coming on and this is the panhandle, I think I will go back to just the plain 0W-30.


37 posted on 10/29/2011 8:40:50 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Drew68

Some folks just use the VIN off an unrestorable existing car.
Some states also allow kit cars built from the ground up to get a new VIN.


38 posted on 10/29/2011 8:41:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: DManA

Unfortunately, the styling is one of the standards that isn’t better. Cars from the 40s-60s had some of the most evocative styling ever put to sheet metal (and some even did well into the 70s). Real style pretty much evaporated in the 80s and early 90s, with few exceptions, and only by looking back to machines styled for the customer’s eye instead of the wind tunnel have manufacturers injected interest into car-buying again.


39 posted on 10/29/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Kirkwood

If you look at the history of collector cars, the most popular car of a given time is the one that 60 yr old guys had (or greatly desired) when they were 16-22 yrs old.

So the 60s cars are the thing today.

When I was a kid, the collectors were hot for Model A Fords.


40 posted on 10/29/2011 8:45:07 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: NewinTexsas
A few bolt-ons and you are talking about 700+ hourspower in a street-legal machine!

Likewise with bumping the newer Corvette to 800 horses.
Although I am partial to the '68 Bullitt Mustang.

41 posted on 10/29/2011 8:45:55 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: Drew68
I want one of these:


42 posted on 10/29/2011 8:46:06 AM PDT by stboz
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To: yarddog
As the owner of a beautiful ‘66 Mustang GT convertible; cars of this era, relative to modern cars, had poor build quality, poor handling, terrible brakes, awful ergonomics, burned gas like it cost 25 cents a gallon....but had a lot of character.

Ford doesn't build these. They are manufactured by Dynacorn which makes reproduction parts for may classic cars. If Ford built a complete car with this body it would weigh an extra 1000 pounds to meet government regulations...actually they already build this car. It's a 2012 Mustang.

43 posted on 10/29/2011 8:46:43 AM PDT by Oliver Boliver Butt
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To: nascarnation
Great link! Thanks!

Looks like Sammy Hagar is a satisfied customer.

44 posted on 10/29/2011 8:47:21 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: yarddog

An interesting benefit of synthetic oil, which is not frequently discussed.

It helps prevent the “rrrr, rrr, rrrrr... click bzzzzzz”

Freezing cold weather failure to launch, in the morning when you absolutely must get to work.

Not a small thing.


45 posted on 10/29/2011 8:47:25 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Drew68

Sammy Hagar can’t drive, 55.

:D


46 posted on 10/29/2011 8:48:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: vetvetdoug

And sell them to Cuba?


47 posted on 10/29/2011 8:49:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: vetvetdoug

And Dodge needs to kit A WM300 Dodge Power Wagon Body.


48 posted on 10/29/2011 8:49:41 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Oliver Boliver Butt

Great post.
I have a 67 Camaro and was about to post a similar comment.

It’s fun to drive to Dairy Queen but it has many shortcomings as a daily use car.


49 posted on 10/29/2011 8:53:03 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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50 posted on 10/29/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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