1970 – Convertible

1970 – Convertible

Chuck Taylor

Taylor’s 1970 Mustang Convertible

Owners: Chuck, Karen, and Steven Taylor

Rescued from a salvage yard in Massachusetts in 1980 without a drive train, the car under went a 4-year exterior restoration, replacing both rear quarter panels, lower door skins, installation of a 1976 250 I6 engine (the original engine was missing) and C4 transmission, and a repaint.

In 2005, I brought the car to Pittsburgh, where I began a mechanical, structural, and cosmetic restoration that included: complete suspension replacement (front and rear), 8” 3.55 4-pinion locker differential, sub-frame connectors, interior replacement (carpet, dash pad, dying of panels and upholstery), new floor pans, inner rocker rails, front and rear torque boxes, a period-correct 302 bored .030” over with a mild cam, a 600 CFM Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer intake, a TCI® performance C4 transmission, ceramic-coated headers, an 1-wire 100 amp alternator, 2½” MagnaFlow® dual exhaust, 4-piston Stainless Steel power disk brake conversion, 15” Magnum 500 wheels, new tires, a new top, a custom 4-speaker sound system, a custom multi-bulb brake lights, a Mach 1 grill, a Mach 1 hood scoop (with integral LED turn indicators), a Mach 1 tail panel, deluxe dash panels, and a stock floor console with custom insert with cup holders.