1967 Ford Custom 500

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1967 Ford Custom 500

We found a mint-condition, 13,000 original mile 1967 Ford 500 for a customer after he saw how we spruced up the first one we did. He wanted that nostalgic look with many of the modern things we do to our full builds. In this case we pulled the original straight six motor and inserted new 5.0 liter Coyote power with custom manifolds and new stainless exhaust. Next we modified the trans tunnel slightly to fit a Tremec T56 six speed manual gearbox. With all that go we needed to be sure it would stop and handle too. On goes a set of Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes and KYB shocks on all four corners. The front end got all new steering components and a large sway bar, while out back we added a PMT sway bar, adjustable panhard bar, and adjustable 3 link tubular control arms. Inside, we added a Vintage Air AC system and new vents. All done it will have modern day handling with all the looks and appeal of the original car in a contemporary package.

Frame & Suspension

  • PMT rear control arms & adjustable panhard bar
  • PMT upgraded front & rear sway bars
  • KYB shocks
  • Wilwood 12" 4-piston front brake kit
  • Wilwood 11" 4-piston rear brake kit


  • 2015+ Ford Performance all-aluminum 5.0L DOHC Coyote
  • Ford Performance control pack & ECU
  • Custom engine mounts
  • Custom 4" stainless-steel air intake tube with K&N air filter
  • Vintage Air Coyote Front Runner serpentine drive system


  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission
  • Quicktime steel bell housing
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Ford 9” rear end, cleaned & powdercoated. 4.10 gear ratio, TrueTrac differential, 31 spline axles


  • Custom stainless steel exhaust manifolds
  • Custom 2.5" to 3” stainless-steel exhaust with Walker QuietFlow mufflers

Wheels & Tires

  • Body color painted rims with dog dish hub caps
  • Wheel Smith 15x7 front wheels, wrapped with 235/60-15 Hercules H/P 4000 tires
  • Wheel Smith 15x9 rears wrapped in 275/60-15 Hercules H/P 4000 tires

Paint & Body

  • Original paint color

Other Features

  • Vintage Air “Gen II Mini” A/C system
  • FiTech G-Surge fuel pump system
  • RetroSound radio
  • Original & unmodified upholstery & gauges
  • Optima battery w/Schwartz billet mount, in trunk

This classic arrives at our shop

Coyote swap & T56 install

Brakes, rear end and suspension upgrades