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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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Pricing and Quotes
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price structure
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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
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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,
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problems arise the
bidder loses. Our
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concerned.
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been started and if
any unexpected
major problems
should arise, the
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much as the
customer.

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at your request
should you find
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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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