so once again i got myself into a project that i really didn't want or need. my morning ritual of surfin the inter web got the best of my mind for a day and i had to see my vision through. im in the process of building a pro touring 65 mustang ( i know i know, not traditional blah blah, his money sure is traditional though) out of a really nice 2 year old restored mustang gt 350. this car will be getting all new drive train , interior, etc.the car was damaged badly in the recent tornado. i have been thinking about needing, wanting, a " shop truck" you know something that you can hop into to run to lunch in all dirty, run to the store etc. one of my am stops is the duckuscrapus.com forum. i looked in the for sale section and saw that an old buddy ( chadillac) was selling his 61-62 ford uni body. i recently just finished up some airbag work on one of these and kinda dug it, not sure why, never really liked them, but i guess it just grabbed me. i thought about it for a day. get this old truck from chadillac, throw all the running gear from the mustang in it and have a cheap cruiser/shop truck. i started looking on the net at different ways people where lowering thiers, or trying to get them low, with out doing a front clip. i quickly realized that doing a cheap lowering job was not going to be in the cards for me. i made a call to good old uni body/chassis expert elpolacko and got some info from him. my mind was made up that i now needed this, not sure why, but damn it i did. so a deal was made, and my buddy mike standley and i pointed the trailer south to pick it up. chadillac threw in some extra stuff and we had a good visit with him. got it unloaded in the am and spent a solid 5 hrs pressure washing and cleaning out the inside, not sure what was living in this ol truck, but it sure shit allot. the stock fuel tank in the cab had leaked and the spilled fuel had eaten the rubber mats on the floor leaving a tar like substance and stench. after the pressure washing i quickly realized that it had more rust then i was hoping for, the front driver cab brace is basically missing, and sagging, needs floors, toes boards, etc.. all fixable, just was hoping that i don't need to do this extensive of a build on it. with that said, it was decided that i was going to have to do a front end on this to get it down where id drive it. i started to look a different options and decide a tried and true mustang 2 with a power rack was in order, all with air bags, because if im goign to do all this work i mine as well make it cool, at least in my eyes. so here's some pics from the past 3 days. ill try to update this everyday, my goal is to drive this truck to the Springfield swap meet and hamb drags aug 20 in primer. picking it up Tuesday the 26th. cleaning up im a cali by so i don't do well with rodents, spiders, etc.. this thing scared the shit outta me, then i realized it was fake. all cleaned up inside quick mock up with the pony interior and center console.