Project Betty: 1965 Mustang Coupe
Why this 1965 Mustang Coupe? We wanted to do a classic build for a few reasons. It’s been a long time since we had a classic project car and we want to focus on our classic Mustang customers and helping with their restorations. We started to look around for a 65-68 coupe, since they are great cars and still affordable. Our goal with the car is to build something that is fun to drive, affordable to duplicate, and out-performs the original in every way. Bill is most excited about driving the finished product after a lot of time and energy is put in to the rebuild. Future plans include installing an entirely new wiring harness, new engine, new transmission, new seats, new cluster, all new lighting, and more. Stay tuned to our YouTube page for more Project Betty installs!
The Build Sheet
Bill discusses how to pick the perfect classic mustang as he travels to pick up CJ's newest Mustang Project, a 1965 Mustang Coupe!
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Painless Performance Complete Chassis Wiring Harness
Bill shows you how to install a Painless Performance Complete Chassis Wiring Harness fitting your 1965-1966 Mustang. This 22 circuit harness is a direct fit for all 1965-1966 Mustangs and has many of the factory connectors already installed on the harness right out of the box.
CJ Classic Chrome Bumper Kit Install
These bumpers are constructed with triple chrome-plated steel and have the mounting holes drilled in the original locations already so they ship to you ready to install. Simply bolt them on with the included hardware and you're ready to go. This is a cost-effective and time-saving approach to get a refreshed, remarkable new look for your 1965-1966 Mustang’s exterior that will definitely turn some heads!
Plaid Trunk Mat Kit Install
The original-style plaid mat and tire cover will bring some of that classic Mustang style back to your pony, and installation is as simple as spraying adhesive and cutting the mat to be an exact fit. This plaid mat was specifically used in a coupe and convertible model Mustangs, but it can also be cut down to be used in fastbacks as well.
LED Taillight Kit Install
Upgrade the taillights on your 1965-1966 Mustang with this LED taillight kit. LED lights are a great way to visually enhance the appearance of your Mustang while improving safety on the road. LED lights glow white when illuminated and are much brighter than standard bulbs. The LED lights are a great improvement over original factory bulbs.
Backup Light Kit Install
Replacing the rear valance on your 1965-1966 Mustang and need some new back up lights to finish it off? This is the perfect backup light kit to save you money and time! The complete kit includes reproduction chrome light bodies, all necessary mounting hardware and gaskets, and even the year-correct clear bulbs. These direct-fit replacement assemblies are plug-and-play fittings that won't require any splicing, cutting, or crimping so you'll save even more time.
Passenger Side Chrome Exterior Mirror Install
Designed specifically to fit your 1965 or 1966 Mustang on either the driver or passenger side exterior. This is an original style, individually sold, direct-fit replacement, chrome finished exterior door mirror. Featuring a swivel head, included required gasket, mounting hardware and are all styled to identically match the classic version for an easy and straight-forward installation. This OEM-style mirror includes everything you need to complete this exterior restoration of your early model Mustang build.
Driver Side Remote Exterior Mirror Install
This OEM-style, direct-fit replacement mirror is a great reproduction piece featuring beautiful chrome plating. The driver side mirror includes the exterior mirror, mirror pad, and both mounting screws. This mirror will easily install into the OE factory holes on your pony's driver side door and will work like it just came off the factory floor.
ACP MaxCore Radiator Install
This radiator was designed to be a direct fit OE style radiator that will mount into your Mustang using the factory mounting points without any fabrication or extra drilling needed. Aluminum construction and two rows of 1-1/4” tubes aids in better heat dissipation so that your classic Mustang can stay running nice and cool on the hottest of days. The top and bottom tanks are styled like the original tanks and feature an OEM style brass petcock that allows for easy draining of the coolant.
LED Parking Lights Install
Updating the lighting in classic Mustangs is becoming a popular restomod as more and more Pony lovers realize how many benefits LED light bulbs to offer over traditional bulbs. These lights will not melt the lens or casing of your parking lights, and you will not have to worry about changing the bulb any time soon because LED lights can last decades!