Ford’s official body shell let’s you build 1965 Mustang Convertible from ground up

1965 Mustang Convertible Body Shell

Are you a fan of classic restoration? Now it is possible to build a 1964½, 1965 or a 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible from the wheels up using the new Ford-approved and officially licensed body shell. Ford says that the new Mustang body shells are made with stronger steel and use modern welding techniques, making them better than the original.

“The 1964-66 Mustang is the most restored vintage vehicle. But the number of original 1964-66 vintage bodies is shrinking every year,” said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. “Most of the original Mustangs left in scrapyards are rusted or wrecked beyond repair. The new body shell is made of virgin metal and uses modern welding techniques. It comes rustproofed, and after final adjustment and finish preparation of the body panels, it is ready for painting and final assembly.”

A builder can restore the Mustang by using a completely new shell, powertrain, suspension, brakes, electric systems, interior and trim or have it transferred from an existing car to the new body. Original parts that can’t be reused from an old Mustang can be replaced with Ford-approved restoration parts.

Ford-approved Mustang restoration parts can be found at

Ford will display a new 1965 Mustang body shell Tuesday at the 2011 SEMA Show in Vegas.

– By: Omar Rana