Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
July 23, 2018
Photos By: M360 Staff

Golden Star presents Mustang360 Week To Wicked, the week-long, ground-up build of a 1967 Mustang fastback! This is the third Week To Wicked project for Mustang360, and it is set to be the nicest and most intense of the three.

We say “intense” because we’re starting with much more of a blank slate than the previous builds (a 1966 Hardtop in July 2017 and a 2013 GT in January 2018). The project began a few months ago starting with a fairly ragged 1967 Hardtop, and sponsors Golden Star Auto Parts and PG Customs converted it to a fastback using Golden Star’s single-part-number sheetmetal kit. Once the bodywork was done, PG sprayed the car in a beautiful 2018 Ford Royal Crimson paint provided by Axalta—the color is kind of a throwback to Vintage Burgundy but with just a hint of metallic, and it looks fantastic. We can’t wait until we mount the Legendary Wheels and Falken tires mid-week, since the gold centers of the wheels will really pop with this color.

You may remember that during the fastback conversion and bodywork phase of the project, we installed a Total Control Products front frame clip to make room for the Ford Performance 5.0L “Coyote” engine that was in the plans. The TCP front end converts the car to a coil-over and rack & pinion setup in front, so we also called on TCP to set up the rear half of the suspension, opting for the company’s Stage 6 torque arm and panhard bar suspension that includes new leaf springs and shackles, polyurethane bushings, aluminum-bodied adjustable shocks, the afore-mentioned torque arm and panhard bar setups, and all new mounting hardware. There is some welding involved to install the TCP torque arm and panhard bar brackets, but the rest is bolt-on.

Our first day saw us pull the Covercraft cover off the fastback before we rolled it into position on the hoist, them removed the body dolly that the suspension-less car was sitting on. After that came the installation of the TCP leaf springs and Currie 9-inch rear...but then we had to back up. The torque arm bracket welds to the differential housing, so we had to pull the Currie rear back out, remove the center section, weld on the bracket, then do it all over again. So it slowed down Day One by a touch, but we’re still on schedule to be done with this baby by Friday and put black marks all over our parking lot with more John Force-style burnouts. Shhh, don’t tell the security guys.

Also accomplished on Day One was installation of the Tanks Inc. fuel tank and pump and Wilwood brakes on the 9-inch. On the schedule for tomorrow, if all goes as planned, we’ll wrap up the suspension and brakes installation then install the Ford Racing engine and Gearstar transmission so that we can measure for a custom GForce Engineering driveshaft. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg; we have a bunch of work to put into the car before we can call it quits.


More on our Week to Wicked 1967 Ford Mustang Build!

Week to Wicked Begins! Convert a 1967 Mustang Hardtop to a Fastback for Under $10,000!
Week To Wicked 1967 Mustang Fastback Build Coming the Week of July 23!
Day one of the Golden Star Presents Week To Wicked 1967 Mustang build!

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