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!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Project 50 Update: Activities from Sep 19 thru AAPEX/SEMA show

Project 50 Fans--
We are coming up to the finish line on Haynes Project 50--the complete restoration of '65 Mustang in celebration of our 50th anniversary as a company!

Our activities on the Mustang over the final few weeks before the 2011 AAPEX/SEMA show will be centered around the following:
  • Final Inspection
  • Detailing
Thanks for your interest in Haynes Project 50 over these past months. You can still ask any question of the Haynes mechanics who did the actual restoration work via this blog. Best, the Haynes Project 50 team


Jimfavreur said...

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John Vercellino said...

I saw the Mustang at your booth at AAPEX/SEMA. Great job! When will be restoration manual be available?

AUTOBDII said...

Hello, it´s importan for me to learn about your´s I live in South America(Peru) and here ist soo dificult to get that types of advices taht you offers, in fact I bougt some of your manual´s form USA, and UK. The proyect ist great, I like to see some photos for that.
Saludos Haynes

Haynes said...

Hi Jim, John and AutoBDII:
Thanks for the nice comments about our Project 50. Re John's question, the Mustang Restoration book is now available to order via the Haynes.com site. It is book #11500 which you can find via the search feature. Best, Your Project 50 Team

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