The first car you drive should be something that you love. The thrill of driving should be something you look forward to every time you get behind the wheel. Good driver does their best to stay safe and follow road signs and traffic laws, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have fun doing it. There’s nothing like being behind the wheel of a classic muscle car, and John was fortunate enough to get his hands on a 1968 Ford Mustang. He has spent the last two years bringing it back to stock, but it’s more than just an ordinary muscle car. This is aJohn’s 1968 Mustang Restomod that follows the original design as closely as possible. It’s been named John’s 68 Mustang, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
WHAT IS A 8 FORD MUSTANG RESTOMOD?
A 8 Ford Mustang resto-mod is a stock-ish Mustang that has been modified to look like it was built in the 1960s. This takes a lot of effort, as only the original parts are used to create a car that looks like it has been sitting in a garage for decades. Many people opt to make their Mustang a “Show and Go” vehicle that can be driven daily, but some people choose to make it look as close to stock as possible.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RESTORE A 8 MUSTANG?
It will take a total of around 8,000 hours to complete the restoration of John’s 1968 Mustang Restomod. This is the amount of time that will be spent on each and every single part of the car. That includes modifying and fabricating parts, creating new templates from scratch and even building new tooling for the body shops. These are just the hours that are spent on the shop floor and not on the actual build.
THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The engine used in JJohn’s 1968 Mustang Restomod is an American Racing 302 Windsor motor. It was built by the team at John’s Garage and had a healthy displacement of 302 cubic centimeters. The transmission is a manual gearbox that was built by Phoenix Transmission. It was also designed and built by the team at John’s Garage. The transmission was returned to stock and didn’t feature any aftermarket modifications.
THE EXHAUST AND WHEELS
The exhaust on John’s 8 Mustang is the K&N induction system. This is the same setup used on the original 289 cubic inch Mustangs. It comes complete with an exhaust wrap that John created. Next up is the set of 19-inch wheels. These are 2 piece Mach1 wheels. They are made from aluminum and are fitted with 315/35/19 tires. The wheels are wrapped in a set of Drag radials that were also made by John.
Whether you’re a Mustang fanatic or you just want to add a little extra muscle to your car, a 8 Ford Mustang resto-mod is the way to go. It will take a lot of work on the part of the owner, but the end result is well worth it.