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restoration of the
"Frazier"
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Customer
supplied photos
of the 65 Mustang
previous to pick up.
 
 
The
"Frazier"
65 Mustang Fastback
arrives at
Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
for restoration.
This 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback was a radical body panel and rust repair
project virtually cutting away and replacing the entire rear section from the
rear seat back. A Martz Mustang Independent Front Suspension was
previously installed but was found to be 1/2 inch or more out of square and
numerous welds were already broken. Floor pans, trunk pans, wheel houses,
frame rails, rocker repairs were also among the necessities as shown below.
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Restorations,
Pricing and
Quotes policy:
We keep our
price structure
simple, labor plus
parts & material.  
In most cases we
will not bid a job,
however, we will
offer the best
estimate we can
but it will only be
an estimate.

When you give a
firm bid for doing
any type of repair
or service on this
type of
equipment, you
must have a built
in cushion to
cover any
unexpected
problems that
might arise.  If no
problems arise,
the bidder comes
out ahead and
the customer
loses, however, if
major problems
arise the bidder
loses. Our policy
is made to be fair
for both parties
concerned.
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has been started
and if any
unexpected major
problems should
arise, the
customer is
always notified
before work
continues. We do
our best to keep
our customers
informed.  When
we go to settle an
account, we do
not like
unexpected
surprises just as
much as the
customer.

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the restoration
process at any
time per the
customers
request. Should
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hardships occur,
you are not
locked in to finish
to completion any
project that is
underway. We
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daily life brings
unexpected
obstacles along
the way. We can
delay or stop our
services at your
request should
you find yourself
in a difficult spot.
Completed

Martz Mustang
Independent Front
Suspension
Engine removed to repair
botched front end
installation by previous
restoration shop.
All the welds on the frame
rails and newly installed
front suspension were
broken.
Another before photo
showing broken welds
and separated frame rails.
Frame rails were
reattached and welded
back in.
Frame rails were
reattached and welded
back in.
Martz suspension was
found to be 1/2 inch out of
square.
   
Suspension has been
reset square and welded
in place.
   
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Dis-assembly
Process
of
65 Mustang
Fastback
     

Front floor pans
Fabrication
and repair.
  Floor pans were
hammered back into
correct shape
Holes that were left in the
new installation were
patched and repaired

Repair Tail Section
Correctly repair
previous wreck
damage, frame rails,
trunk pans, etc.
  Before disassembly
of  tail section.
Before disassembly
of tail section.
Before disassembly
of tail section.
Trunk pans, quarters, and
frame rails will be
replaced.
Passenger side
trunk pan.
Undercarriage view
Underside view of left rear
quarter and leaf spring.
Left rear lower quarter.
Finding previous
accident repairs
It keeps getting worse
as we go.
Someone has installed a
new skin over the old skin
and used a ton of bondo.
Bondo is a full quarter inch
thick in some places.
Tail panel section
is cut away
Time to remove the
trunk pans.
Trunk pans being
cut away.
Down to the frame rails.
Rear axle, shakles, and
leaf springs are removed
Full left rear quarter is
removed to correctly fix the
previous accident repair.
The pile of old parts
continues to grow.
And NEW parts that will
replace them.
Let full quarter cut away.
Wheelhouse and rear
rocker section out.
Right rear quarter face
cut away.
STEALTH: So fast, You
can't even see most of it.
    Left frame rail finally out
and remaining metal gets
cleaned up for reassembly.
Old and new frame rails
side by side.
Old and new frame rails
side by side.
Old and new frame rails
side by side.
Interior view with left corner
all the way out.
Finally some reassembly.
Frame rail and
wheelhouse back in.
Finally some reassembly.
Frame rail and
wheelhouse back in.
Frame rail, wheelhouse,
and left trunk pan are
clamped in for adjustment.
Right rear wheelhouse,
trunk pan and frame rail
removed..
Right rear frame rail is
fitted and reinstalled
Right rear frame rail is
fitted and reinstalled.
Right rear wheelhouse
and trunk pan reinstalled.
Right rear wheelhouse
and trunk pan reinstalled.
Right rear wheelhouse
and trunk pan reinstalled.
Right rear wheelhouse
and trunk pan reinstalled.
Left rear quarter
reinstalled and tacked in.
Right rear quarter
reinstalled and tacked in.
Lower Tail panel
reinstalled and tacked in.
Right Rear quarter
extension will be replaces
Right rear 1/4 extension
installed and clamped
Tail light panel clamped in
and entire rear section is  
ready for final welding
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Reconstructing the
damaged/rotted trunk lip.
Final welding
of the tail section
Final welding
of the tail section
Final welding
of the tail section
Final welding
of the tail section
Floor pan patches over the
rear torque boxes.
Floor pan patches over the
rear torque boxes.
Floor pan patches over the
rear torque boxes.
 
Ready to install the trunk
latch bracket panel
Trunk latch panel
is installed.
 

Bedliner
application to
interior floor
and chassis
   
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