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This Mustang is in good running and driving condition with some flaws worthy of note. This car is considered to be a nice driver quality vehicle and not quite a show car.

Exterior

The hood, doors, trunk lid, and bumpers are ever so slightly misaligned. There is one ding on the hood. The vehicle repaint shows dust under the paint, some orange peel, and signs of poor prep. This is sub-par workmanship. I used a paint meter on all exterior body panels and found the readings to vary slightly but on the lower end of the scale suggesting only light skim coating use and no heavy filler areas found.

Interior

The clock does not work. There radio is not working and has added 8 track player. There is some damage to the lower part of the right inner door panel. The sill plates are dinged. The original interior trim shows minor wear with age. The blend door appears to be failing. This is located in the dash and changes the air-flow to the vents, floor or windshield. This will need further diagnosis and repairs. It can be an expensive repair.

Test Drive

The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or excessive smoking. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises. The brakes were firm with no pulsation felt. There were no leaks found to the underside of the vehicle. I hooked up my Scan Tool to the computer system and found no current or pending codes. All of the live data looked good with no issues reported. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1968
Make Ford
Model Mustang
Mileage 75971
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 8F02J113831
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Blue
Body Color Blue
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Number 8FL13831

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
The hood, doors, trunk lid, and bumpers are ever so slightly misaligned.
Scratches
Dings There is one ding on the hood.
Dents
Paint Condition
The vehicle repaint shows dust under the paint, some orange peel, and signs of poor prep. This is sub-par workmanship.
Body Seals
Rust
Exterior Lights
Sunroof
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
I used a paint meter on all exterior body panels and found the readings to vary slightly but on the lower end of the scale suggesting only light skim coating use and no heavy filler areas found.
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Seat Condition
Seat Belts
Clock The clock does not work.
Radio/Navigation
There radio is not working and has added 8 track player.
Inner Door Panels
There is some damage to the lower part of the right inner door panel.
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Headliner
Blower Motor
The blend door appears to be failing. This is located in the dash and changes the air-flow to the vents, floor or windshield. This will need further diagnosis and repairs. It can be an expensive repair.
Interior Trim
The sill plates are dinged. The original interior trim shows minor wear with age.
Inner Trunk

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontRoad HuggerRoad HuggerPassenger Front
Driver RearRoad HuggerRoad HuggerPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front215/70R14215/70R14Passenger Front
Driver Rear215/70R14215/70R14Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front8/328/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear8/328/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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