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A restomod is a classic car that has been restored and modified.

RestoMod

The Switchback project is a RestoMod project. My goal is to restore the car very close to the original, except for a few safety and fun updates.

A restomod consists of two distinct components: restoration and modification. The vehicle’s body is completely restored so it appears to be in like-new condition. Looking at it solely from an exterior standpoint, it shouldn’t be obvious that the car didn’t just roll off the assembly line a few moments before.

The second part of the restomod concept is when the vehicle is modified. This typically centers on improvements made in the name of handling, safety, performance, and other elements. Since the vehicle has been both restored and modified, it’s now a restomod. 1

5 Classic Car Upgrades that Define A RestoMod


5 Classic Car Upgrades that Define A RestoMod
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Export Brace

This reproduction has the reinforcing contours not quite as deep and crisp as the original Ford brace. The one piece export brace replaces the original two piece braces and exponentially increases the rigidity between the shock towers and cowl area. Originally designed for export cars where the roads tended to be more rough than US roads and the extra stiffness helped to keep shock tower flex to a minimum. The brace keeps the shock towers from collapsing inward and keeps camber adjustments more consistent.



How To Install a Mustang Export Brace
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Street or Track Mustang Front Bilstein Coilover System

Suspension and Brakes - Disassembly and Restoration

Street or Track Mustang Front Bilstein Coilover System Having had excellent results and customer feedback from our conventional style tubular control arms and Bilstein shock absorbers, we wanted to take things to the next level and offer even more control to our customers. Using the same race winning geometry as on our conventional tubular control arms we specified a couple of different Bilstein coil over shocks and designed our coil over system. Used by OEM’s such as Porsche and Audi, Bilstein also has a long street use and racing history. This is the perfect shock for such an advanced coil over system for your Mustang and classic Ford.



Installing the Mustang Street or Track coilover
Autorestomod - Street or Track Mustang front suspension

Bilstein rear shock for 65-73 Mustang, 60-65 Falcon, 67-70 Cougar & 62-65 Fairlane

Bilstein rear shock for 65-73 Mustang, 60-65 Falcon, 67-70 Cougar & 62-65 Fairlane Of all a vehicle's suspension components, nothing works harder than the shock absorbers, making it critical to pick the right one. Bilstein Shock Absorbers are the least expensive, fastest way, to dramatically improve the ride, handling and control of a vehicle.

Sway Bar Kit - Front

SWAY BAR KIT, Front, by Addco, 1 inch diameter, heavy duty custom bent black powdercoated bar, black polyurethane bushings with end links and frame brackets, mounting hardware and instructions are included, ADDCO anti-sway bars will cut body roll and increase cornering ability, Match a 1 front bar with a 3/4 rear bar and a 1 1/8 front bar with a rear 7/8 bar for the best match for neutral handling using stock springs, High carbon steel bars with forged rod ends ensure against deformation

Sway Bar Kit - Rear

SWAY BAR KIT, Rear, by Addco, 3/4 inch diameter, heavy duty custom bent black powdercoated bar, black polyurethane bushings with end links and frame brackets, mounting hardware and instructions are included, ADDCO anti-sway bars will cut body roll and increase cornering ability, Match a 1 front bar with a 3/4 rear bar and a 1 1/8 front bar with a rear 7/8 bar for the best match for neutral handling using stock springs, High carbon steel bars with forged rod ends ensure against deformation

Wilwood Classic Series Dynalite Front Brake Kit

Suspension and Brakes - Disassembly and Restoration

Wilwood Classic Series Dynalite Front Brake Kit - Type III Ano Caliper - SRP Drilled & Slotted Rotor Wilwood's Classic Series front disc brake kits for 1965 to 1969 Ford Mustangs offer disc brake upgrade solutions for OEM drum or disc spindles. These kits feature the FDL-M four piston forged aluminum caliper and 11.30" diameter x 0.94” thick one-piece rotors. The FDL-M caliper is a modified version of the time-tested Forged Dynalite caliper, and provides the greatest amount of wheel clearance of any four piston caliper in its size class. The OEM style one-piece cast iron rotors with integrated hubs simplify installation while providing superb dimensional stability and wear resistance. These versatile kits are easily optioned to suit the braking requirements and style preferences for a daily driver or the most discriminating show enthusiast. Intended vehicle applications require no modifications for installation, and clear most 14" OEM disc brake wheels. Kits will not fit OEM drum brake wheels. Classic Series FDL-M kits can be used with either manual or power boost master cylinders, and come complete with calipers, rotors, brackets, hardware, flex lines and detailed installation instructions.


Wilwood’s stainless steel braided Flexline Kits are manufactured to high quality standards and are available in various -3 styles. These premium grade flexline kits have been designed for application specific kits. They are available as an optional item when ordering your disc brake kits and include all the required fittings. Wilwood highly recommends using these top quality flexlines as replacement for the OE rubber hoses.



1969 Ford Mustang Wilwood Disc Brake Install | Disc Brake Conversion Ford Mustang
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Wilwood Aluminum Tandem Master for Classic Mustang

Wilwood Tandem Aluminum Master Cylinder for Mustangs Wilwood’s Tandem Aluminum Master Cylinder for Mustangs comes with the correct pushrod; a 15/16" bore, and is available in 3 finishes; plain, ball burnished, and black e-coat. These master cylinders are designed primarily for manual applications and include the correct pushrod for the factory 64-72 brake pedal. They’re designed for mount flanges from 3.22” to 3.40”, which match the 64-72 factory manual master cylinder mount, and offer fluid outlet ports on both sides of the bore. The stroke is set at 1.10” with a volume ratio of 2:1 between the primary and secondary chambers. Machined from high-pressure die castings, each master cylinder weighs only 3lbs, a 75% weight savings over most cast iron OE type master cylinders. We also offer a combination proportioning valve kit, which includes brackets and stainless lines specifically for use with this master cylinder, see PN 260-13190, or 220-13189 for retrofit kit.



Wilwood Brakes: Are They Worth Your Money?
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Ford Mustang Wilwood Master Cylinder Install
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How to Bleed a Wilwood Master Cylinder - How to correctly bleed a Wilwood Aluminum Tandem Master Cylinder

Ford AOD Overdrive Transmission

The AOD (for automatic overdrive) is a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Introduced in 1980, it was Ford's first four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. The gearset design is based on the Ford "X" automatic transmissions used during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The AOD replaced many of Ford's older transmissions such as the C4, C5 and light duty applications of the FMX.

Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold

Engine and Transmission - Disassembly and Restoration

Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold Edelbrock part #2121 Performer 289 intake manifold is designed for street 260-289-302 c.i.d. Ford V8's without EGR. Will not fit Boss 302 or 255 c.i.d. V8's. Edelbrock's Patented Dual-plane, low-rise design with a 180-degree firing order greatly improves torque over a wide rpm range for excellent throttle response from off-idle through 5500rpm. The Performer intake manifolds are ideal for passenger cars, trucks, 4x4s, tow vehicles and RVs. Edelbrock carbs will work with Ford automatic overdrive trans (AOD) when used with Lokar bracket SRK-4000.

Edelbrock AVS2 Series Carburetor

Edelbrock AVS2 Series Carburetor The Edelbrock #1901 AV2 Series 500 cfm Carburetor is designed and calibrated for small cubic-inch single carb applications, match with an Edelbrock Performer or Performer EPS manifold or other brands of similar design. Includes both timed and full vacuum ports for ignition advance. #1901 is calibrated for single-quad applications and factory equipped with: Metering Jets - Primary .095, Secondary .095, Primary Rod .070 x .052, orange spring (5' Hg). Use carb Studs #8008 or #8024 if needed. Match with an Edelbrock intake manifold for the ultimate induction upgrade.

American Autowire Highway 22 Plus Series Wiring Harness

American Autowire Highway 22 Plus Series Wiring Harness Our Highway 22 has long been the flagship universal system for wiring high-tech, high-end custom vehicles. To this point, we’ve seen and heard evidence of customers installing the kit in just about every make or model vintage (and some modern) vehicle, off-road trucks and even industrial equipment.



American Autowire Installation '65 Mustang
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Retrosound Long Beach Radio Kit

Retrosound Long Beach Radio Kit RetroSound®'s award-winning Long Beach RetroRadio™, is the most technologically-advanced radio ever made for your classic 1967-68 Ford Mustang. Long Beach (Motor 4) features an RDS AM/FM tuner with 30 presets powered by a built-in 300-watt (peak power) amplifier at a TrueRating™ of 25 watts RMS x 4 channels. The Long Beach includes two rear auxiliary inputs, Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity (microphone included), two rear-mounted USB ports, dual RCA pre-outs, a dedicated subwoofer output, and a 32,000 color display.


The Long Beach is the only classic car stereo that is SiriusXM-Ready™, allowing direct control of your SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and Made for iPod®/iPhone® functionality to control your Apple devices when connected via Bluetooth® or USB.

SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner

The SiriusXM SXV300 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner connects directly to any RetroSound® Long Beach (Motor 4) radio to add SiriusXM satellite radio. It plugs directly into Long Beach without the need for special adapters or cables. The compact size installs easily and discreetly behind the dash for a fully integrated look.

Carpet, Mass Backed

Mass Backing is a special upgrade backing that’s bonded to the back of your vehicle’s molded carpet. The material is a 45mil thick Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) that makes your interior carpet heavier—providing more sound protection and heat insulation than the standard backing. It also makes the installation process easier and gives your vehicle a more luxurious look once completely installed.

TMI Headrest Conversion

TMI Headrest Conversion Headrest Kit for Standard or Deluxe Seats - Fits 1964½ - 67 Mustang Coupe, Convertible, Fastback.

Seat Belt Conversion Set, Front, 3 point shoulder harness

Seat Belt Conversion Set, Front, 3 point shoulder harness, black. Starburst chrome push button buckle, includes all parts necessary to convert your front seats to a 3 point shoulder harness, set does both seats.


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Mustang Restoration Parts

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Assembly Manuals

1967 Ford Mustang Engine Equipment Assembly Manual Reprint

1967 Ford, Lincoln, & Mercury Engine Assembly Manual Reprint

This is a reprint of Ford's original factory exploded diagrams and illustrations. This guide will covers items like air cleaners, fuel pumps and lines, heater hoses, pulleys, alternators, emissions, fans and fan shrouds.


1967 Ford Mustang Interior Assembly Manual Reprint

1967 Ford Mustang Interior Assembly Manual Reprint

This reprinted manual shows you exploded views of the interior of your car and includes original part numbers. Use this manual to help you disassemble or reassemble the interior, and/or to help identify parts that may be missing or incorrect.


1967 Ford Mustang Electrical Assembly Manual Reprint 1967 Ford Mustang Electrical Assembly Manual Reprint

This reprinted manual shows you detailed illustrations of your car's electrical system and power accessories. In addition to conventional linear wiring diagrams, this book gives you dimensional diagrams of the wire routing plus pictures of the looms so that you can see exactly where the wires are situated in the car, where clips & connectors go, and what they look like. Includes color codes for wires.


1967 Ford Mustang Chassis Assembly Manual Reprint

1967 Ford Mustang Chassis Assembly Manual Reprint

This reprinted manual gives you exploded views of mechanical parts, and includes original part numbers. Use this manual to help you disassemble or reassemble the chassis, and/or to help identify parts that may be missing or incorrect.


1967 Mustang Sheet Metal Weld & Sealant Reprint Assembly Manual

1967 Mustang Sheet Metal Weld & Sealant Reprint Assembly Manual

This reprinted manual gives you exploded views of the body of your car, which you can use to help you repair body damage. You will find out how to attach sheet metal parts to the frame; you will see assembly diagrams for fenders, quarter panels, wheelhouse, door hinges & doors, trunk hinges, trunk lid, roof rails, roof moldings, and roof panels.