Haynes Manuals Presents Project 50. A full restoration of a 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible.

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Haynes is celebrating its 50th birthday in a very unique and exciting way! This restoration will take a stock Mustang from "barn find" condition to "show car ready" in time for AAPEX/SEMA in 2011. "Project 50" is a DIY car enthusiasts' dream come to reality through the work of Haynes own employees who are DIY enthusiasts. These Haynes employees are the same people who do the teardowns, research, photograph and write Haynes repair manuals. Follow along with the restoration progress through the Live Mustang Cam during business hours or through the Video logs. Join Haynes in the celebration of 50 Years of Do-It-Yourself Automotive excellence with "Project 50"!

Live Mustang garage cam

1965 Ford Mustang convertible with a 289 V8 engine and C4 automatic transmission. The vehicle will be restored back to the original body color of Twilight Turquoise metallic and an interior style of D6 White Crinkle Vinyl with black appointments.

Project 50 Blog

Haynes Project 50 Blog is an area where you can speak directly to the Haynes team that is working on the Mustang restoration. You can ask them questions or leave them comments about the project. The Haynes team will be announcing news and coming events in the blog to keep you updated on the restoration schedule. As is usually the case with a project such as this, there will be some bumps in the road to the fully restored '65 Mustang convertible. So, follow along with Haynes' progress and you can be part of the team!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Project 50 Activities for the weeks of August 1st and 8th

Hello Project 50 Fans:

Our activities over the next two weeks as we prepare our '65 Mustang restoration in time for the SEMA/AAPEX show in Las Vegas in November are as follows:
  • Spare wheel will be painted and the tire mounted
  • The jack will be restored
  • Under-dash courtesy light will be installed, wiring harness details finalized
  • Engine, start, cam break-in and tune-up
Be sure to watch us live during normal business hours on the Haynes P50 Mustang Live Garage Cam. You can always ask the Project 50 team a question about the work too!!

 

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