Ford has officially expanded its restoration parts line with the release of its 1967 Mustang Convertible body, which was first previewed at this year’s SEMA show. The “new” ’67 Mustang convertible body is built to not only makes it easier for enthusiasts to restore Mustangs, but also to give them a vintage convertible body made with modern day techniques for $15,995.
So what exactly does $15,995 get you? An officially licensed Ford Restoration part, which means the part has to “meet or exceed the fit, finish and quality of the original,” according to Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager.
Built by Dynacorn International (the same company that also manufacturers Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevelle bodies); the ’67 Mustang convertible body aims to take the original body and make that better. Dynacorn does this by making the body panels slightly thicker than its vintage brethren. The body panels are also welded using modern techniques, and then reinforced to add strength and rigidity to the body, according to Ford. Ford says the new body is so strong that it can reportedly take a big-block V-8 without further modification.
The 1967 Ford Mustang body is the fourth reproduction Mustang body that Ford’s made available to restorers, joining the 1965 Mustang convertible, 1967 Mustang fastback and the 1969 Mustang fastback, and can be ordered from Dynacorn or Ford’s own restoration parts website.