Readers' Album - September 2013
Photo Selections - Sponsored by Mustangs Unlimited
Cliff and Donna Fender from Spokane, Washington, completed the restoration of their '65 Mustang in 2012. Although the Metallic Bright Silver hardtop looks mostly stock, it's equipped with modern mods like Heidts' Mustang II independent front and four-link rear suspension with coil-over shocks, Classic Auto Air in-dash A/C, and MSD ignition for the four-barrel 289. The interior has been upholstered in black symphony leather. Cliff and Donna add over 4,000 miles to the odometer each year.
"Growing up in Australia with a father who was a Ford man, you can guess what I went looking for when it came time to find my own pride and joy," says Brett Hill from Perth, Western Australia. After several years of looking, Brett finally found his Mustang, a '70 Mach 1, in a "one-liner" classified ad while working in Melbourne. Brett bought the Mach on the spot and has spent the past eight years getting the Dark Ivy Green Mustang in shape, including a "stout" 351 Cleveland, Top Loader four-speed, and new black interior. "Mustang replacement parts are almost impossible to get in Australia," Brett adds. "A big thanks to Mustangs Unlimited for providing quality parts and information at a reasonable price."
After recovering from a serious year-long illness, Alan Glass rewarded himself by purchasing the classic Mustang he had always dreamed of owning. A matching-numbers survivor, the Diamond Green '67 hardtop is equipped with its original black interior and vinyl roof, tilt-away steering column, power steering and brakes, and 289 with automatic. "It was purchased from the second owner who had recently obtained it from the widow of the original owner on the west coast," says Alan, who lives on Long Island, New York. "As a local physician, I use the car as a daily driver (except rainy days!) to commute to my office."
Starting with a stock '98 Cobra convertible, 25 year-old Martin Vaughan from Buford, Georgia, has taken the performance up a notch with well-chosen mods. Martin built the engine himself, starting with an '01 Cobra aluminum block that's packed with an Eagle forged crankshaft, Mahle rods, and Probe pistons and upgraded with ported Four-Valve heads and intake plus Mac long-tubes. Other mods include custom paint, a Saleen S281 hood and spoiler, 10th Anniversary Cobra wheels, an '04 Cobra cloth convertible top, Mach 1 seats modified to fit a convertible, 3.73 gears, a tubular K-member, subframe connectors, and a Flowmaster cat-back exhaust.
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