MyPowerBlock’s Gearhead of the Week #82

Kevin purchased his ’68 Mustang in the fall of 2010 with the intention of building the muscle car for his daughter, who would have it as her first car. (What an awesome dad!) With this in mind, Kevin says his focus was on safety.

“I was lucky enough that my daughter took interest and helped along the way as well,” Kevin said.

Kevin said he built it back up from a stripped and blasted frame and upgraded to a factory power braking system with front disc brakes, with new break line throughout. The factory power steering was upgraded to a Borgeson system, replacing the leaky hydraulic ram, and the front and rear suspension redone with polyurethane.

“Now that I felt it was safer, we worked on the powertrain and cosmetics. Though the car didn’t come with a 351W, we felt it was ok to deviate from a numbers car to enjoy the extra horsepower.”

Kevin said the engine was rebuilt back by a new Flow Master American Thunder exhaust and a refreshed C4. “The car required new floor pans as well as rear quarters due to rust,” he said. “New interior went in from headliner to carpet and the AC was replaced with a modern system from Classic Auto Air.”

Finally, the added cool factor came when it was coated with Jaguar Metallic Quartz.

Kevin says everything was done in one shop by the him and his daughter, with the exception of the transmission rebuild done by a friend, Gary Woods. Kevin is proud to say that the Mustang has seen a few car shows and has come away with a couple of awards, but the best reward is seeing his daughter drive it to school.

“It is now a daily driver, driven by a 16-year-old, the way it was meant to be.”

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