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


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!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Project 50 Update: Activities for the Weeks of August 29 and September 5, 2011

Project 50 Fans--
Haynes is celebrating its 50th birthday as a company with Project 50--a complete restoration of a classic '65 Ford Mustang convertible! We're getting pretty close to the SEMA/AAPEX show where Project 50 will be shown in its fully restored state at our Haynes booth.

Activities over the next couple of weeks will be as follows:
  • Installing the convertible top
  • Fine-tuning the engine
  • Restoring the jack
  • Restoring spare wheel/tire
  • Installing windshield molding
Watch the Haynes Project 50 team work live via the Haynes Live Garage Cam. Wish us luck as we bring the project to its final stages. Also, enjoy the videos we have of our project work on the haynes.com site!


Jimfavreur said...

I wish I could have been there for this. This sounds like something that my dad and I would have loved. If you are not using some of haynes repair manuals for your projects than you are definitely missing out. Thanks again for sharing.

Jenna said...

Wow, this is great. My husband would really appreciate this! He uses haynes repair manuals on his vehicle.

Haynes said...

Jim and Jenna-
Thanks for your nice comments about Project 50. We enjoyed doing the restoration work too!Thanks for using Haynes repair manuals and be sure to check out the Mustang Restoration book based on Project 50. It is book #11500 which you can find on the haynes.com site. Best, Your Project 50 Team

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