Sunday, May 8, 2022

For Sale: Ford Mustang With a Custom Bed

 Source : Mustang Forums


Stay cool, purists. The back end had already been destroyed by the time this Mustang went under the knife.
This custom 2005 Ford Mustang came to my attention thanks to our friends over at The Drive, and honestly, the more I look at it, the more I dig it. The builder Marty is described as a private person, and there’s not a lot of on info this creation, but the basic specs are as follows. After buying the Mustang — which had sustained a nasty rear-end wreck — from a neighbor, the car sat for about a year before he decidedly he wanted to do something wild with it.

That lead to ditching the twisted sheetmetal for a tiny custom bed, which Marty fabricated from scratch in his home shop. As part of the project, he also transformed the front fascia, and added massive box flares front and rear. That process took most of a year, then all his handiwork was sprayed with a fresh coat of Lumabase Shadow Blue. Personally, I think the ultra-wide silver stripes look great on the roof and hood, and love how they complement the wheel and tire package.

Honestly, I wish the pics were better, as it’s hard to get a feel for the overall stance and proportion of this creation. But I’m kind of getting Subaru Brat vibes, which is a great thing, and from what I can tell, the work appears top-notch. Since Marty spends his days as a cabinet maker, and has previously built award-winning hot rods, that’s not surprising. So regardless about what you think about the concept? There’s little question that a high level of skill was involved in the build.

At press time, the asking price for the modified Mustang is $10,000 and the link is still live on Facebook Marketplace. For what it’s worth, I hope Marty gets his asking price, and the new owner takes it to plenty of cars shows — so we can all get a better idea of what it actually looks like. If it would up in my driveway? The first thing I’d do is add a roll bar with some iconic KC Daylighter halogens to the bed. But what do you think? Is this machine too over the top, or just enough over the top? Hit me up and let me know!

Thank you for Mustang Forum for the article.