Book ReviewProject Cars

Mustang, 101 Projects for Your Mustang

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Since we are about to start on our own Project Mustang we thought we should pick up a copy of this book 101 Projects for Your Mustang 1964 1/2 -1973 by Earl G. Davis and Diane E. Perkins Davis and published by Motorbooks. I have been having a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do to our 1967 fastback and I am not sure this book helped with that decision but it was extremely helpful in evaluating some of the projects I was considering.

I would suggest this book to someone who is new to the hobby and wants to know more about different kinds of modifications and updates. I have been playing with cars most of my life but I even found the book interesting and helpful.

Let me begin by saying what this book is not. It is not a how to do a 100 point show car; it is not about building the fastest car for the track; it is not about building a wild custom and it is not about restoring an original Mustang. It is about keeping your Mustang properly maintained and it is about making your Mustang more fun and safer to drive. There is enough detail to explain the projects’ level of difficulty or ease but for the larger projects you will obviously need more details.

One thing I really appreciated in 101 Projects for Your Mustang was the use of ALL color photos. Most books like this seem to really miss it when it comes to photos. All the photos are professional, in color and useful. This helps a great deal in attempting to understand what the author is explaining.

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It is a very good book even if you are not into Mustangs, most of what is included will apply to other makes and models with some consideration of details and applications. The projects are the same, you just will be using Chevy or Mopar parts.

For all you Chevy folks out there, our next book review will be on the Chevelle and several on the Camaro are on my shelf!

Check back in a week or two.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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