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Ron & Diane Arrigoni's 1965 Mustang
Featured Cars : Featured Car for December 2001
Ron and Diane's Arrigoni's 1965 Mustang
One Super Sweet, Super Clean Classic          

If you ever wondered how the Ford Mustang became such a huge american icon or why it is one of the most sought after classics of all time, take a few minutes and check out Ron and Diane's 65 stang. 

With perfectly clean lines and all around good looks, this beauty can't help but turn heads and charm crowds where ever she goes. From what started as a rebuild of Diane's first car, a 65 coupe she bought from her brother in 1977, its hard to imagine how this cherry 65 convertible would be the end result. As remarkable as this sounds, that is exactly what happened.

After rebuilding the engine and suspension, the coupe was diagnosed with severe body rust and the search for a healthy body donar began. Thanks to Don Chambers and his wife from Mustang Country, the perfectly straight 65 convertible you see here was located. With it being a six cylinder, Diane's coupe with a freshly rebuilt V8, made the ideal donar car. 
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Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge With two mustangs in hand, Diane and Ron turned to Precision Firestone and Crook Brothers to perform the mechanical swap and assembly, while their friends at Mustang Country supplied a new top, upholstery and much needed support and assistance to assemble the following list of toys to complete their project:   
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DriveTrain
Built by Danny Swanson of Swanson Performance
Coast High Performance 331 Stroker
Elgin cam
Crane lifters and rockers
Edlebrock Performer intake
Holley 650 carb.
Pertronix ignition and coil
Ford 4 speed transmission
Mcleoud performance clutch
Stock Ford E-7 stage 2  Ported & Polished Heads
Tri-Y with 21/2" Dynomax Super Turbo Exhaust
Chassis
Ford 9" Rear End w/ 3.50 to 1
Magna 5 leaf rear & 620 front springs
Magna Nytrogas shocks all around
American Racing Torque Thrust II Wheels
Firestone P215/65/15

Body and Interior
Black w/white GT stripe
by: Jim Crook of Crook Bros, Downey CA
White Interior and Top with pony seat cover
by: Mustang Country.
Custom Dash Insert with 6 gauges
Stereo from Custom Auto Sound.
Grant wood steering wheel.
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In ten short months and lots of hard work, their stang was finally reborn and ready to drive. Thanks to the fine workmanship of all involved, Diane and Ron were finally proud owners of an absolutely pristine 1965 classic mustang convertible. With all the hard work behind them, it's been nothing but fun and enjoyment ever since,.... and we can certainly see why!.

Rating: 9.00 - Votes: 1

 



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