The Mustang was completely redesigned for 1967. It was longer and wider, but it did have the same 108 inch wheelbase of its predecessor. The grille opening was enlarged for a decidedly meaner look, while the rear taillight panel was concave. The fastback became a full fastback, and simulated rear quarter panel scoops were used on all three body styles.
Ford's success in the sixty's had caught other companies unprepared in 1964 with the debut of the new Mustang coupe, but now they were poised to catch up. Mercury introduced its fancy version of the Mustang--the more luxurious Cougar--in 67. Chevrolet, which had made little effort to respond to the Mustang through its dying Corvair, chose to create the entirely new Camaro for 1967, with Pontiac's sister act Firebird following six months later.
The 67 received a jazzy new body, a wider track for better road grip, a more diverse range of engines and a longer options list. Must-haves for the big budget crowd now included a Tilt-Away steering wheel; a built-in heater/air conditioner; an overhead console; a Stereo-Sonic tape system; a SelectShift automatic transmission that also worked manually; a bench seat; custom exterior trim group; an AM/FM radio; Fingertip speed control; and front power disc brakes.
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How To Replace Floorpans
Rust has been a problem for Mustangs for as long as there have been Mustangs. Just several months after the Mustang was introduced in 1964, a Ford Technical Service Bulletin was issued to notify dealers about possible cowl-vent leakage and a fast service department fix. Still, cowl vents leaked all over the carpeting anyway, causing serious floorpan and kick-panel rust-through. This has been the lament of classic Mustang enthusiasts for at least the last 20 years.
Specs For My 67 Classic Mustang Fastback:
Engine: 289 4v 4speed
I am the 4th Owner
Rebuit motor, only 500 miles at time of purchase.
16inch Torq Thrust II's with P225x50 on the front and P245x50 on the back.
New Edlebrock Performer Series Intake Manifold,Cam,Lifters, and Crane Cams Push Rods, Edlebrock Timing Chain and Gears, Accel Distributor and 300plus wires, Holley Double Pumper 650, MSD-6A Ignition Control, Roll Bar, H-Pipe, Flowmaster 40 series, Edelbrock IAS Shocks, Headmen Headers (88300)
The original color was springtime yellow. I decided to get it painted Torch Red, to include the lemans stripes. Later, I replaced the hood, and added the fiberglass shelby style hood. I also added the shelby style lower scoops.
Mustang by the Numbers by Kevin Marti
The first in our series on production facts, this handy volume examines seven years of data from just about every imaginable statistical angle! Ever wonder how many cars were painted like yours? How about the rarest paint & trim combination...or the most common? You'll find those tidbits and many more, as we show you the figures for: exterior color interior trimset color and trimset engine transmission engine and trans.