OVERHAULED – What was done
Once the car arrived at the Overhaulin’ set, we set to work. Since the exterior of the car was in such great shape the original fenders and panels were all able to be restored. The lack of rust allowed the vehicle to be quickly prepped for a new paint job. After speaking with the insider, Derek, Chip decided on a striking BASF Glasurit 90 line red with a subtle satin black finish on the tail. Dennis Ricklefs’ black and tan stripping job accents the paint scheme and shows off the body lines.
Up front, the hood was replaced and the bumper narrowed and pulled back to fit tightly against the body. Under the hood, Chip straightened the radiator core support and replaced the 302 engine with a small block V8. In the rear, we extended the bumper to fill the gap and give it a tailored fit look, while underneath we put in a new Currie rear end. Inside the car we replaced the gauges with new parts from Summit Racing Equipment. Chip chose a teak colored leather for the outer edges of the seats and door panels to match the new folding glass soft-top. A beautiful palomino colored leather with red piping accents the center of each seat. To complete the look, a Foose custom designed set of one-off MHT wheels were cut and painted gold to play off the tan roof. The 19” and 20” wheels fit perfectly on Pirelli PZero tires.
Additional upgrades included a modern suspension package from Global West, new heating unit from Drake Automotive and a custom installed new Magnaflow exhaust system.
The team built this 1967 Mustang for former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.