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Mustang Restoration is our passion and we have many years of experience in building them. We have performed Mustang Restoration on Shelby's, Hipo's, Big Blocks and Small Block cars for people all over the country.
From complete Re-bodies of original cars to wild customs our team at Jeff Lilly Restorations will get the job done. Take a look at our Gallery to see a few samples of work.
C O R E - V A L U E S
We know from experience that the key to creating a great Mustang Restoration business is an intense focus on the values that guide its peoples actions.
These are our Core Values and Beliefs. We respect our people and believe that qualified individuals who are treated with respect and given responsibility respond by performing the best workmanship possible. We require complete honesty and integrity in everything we do. We insist on giving our best effort when performing the art of Mustang Restoration.
Clarity in understanding our mission, our goals and what we expect from each other is critical to our success. In all our dealings we will strive to be professional and fair.
More then once you have probably thought, who should I choose to build my Mustang project? Should I trust my project to a facility hundreds of miles away? Obviously Quality and Trust is imperative. As you look through our web site and browse the sections you will see a very organized facility with rarely seen details and quality techniques being performed on many different types of projects. The reason we perform Mustang Restoration to this level is that we mainly build projects for people who are going to keep their dream ride for a long time, perhaps the remainder of their life and then pass it on to that special family member that will enjoy it with the same passion!
When building your dream ride with this criteria we are building for the long haul and no tiny detail gets left undone. We know that this type of customer will be waxing and inspecting their pride and joy for many years and we want them to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they received the Ultimate workmanship on their Mustang project. If you have any questions about your project please call us at 210-695-5151 and we will be glad to answer them. We believe in revealing our workmanship to prove our knowledge and integrity to our customers.
Mustang Restoration is obviously one of our obsessions as many a Pony has had our care bestowed upon her. Dealing with these beautiful cars since they first came out in 1964 has been a way of life. During the almost 50 years we have built, repaired and upgraded them we have found many suppliers and tech information that has helped us become the leader in Mustang Restoration. http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang/ Ford has a major website devoted to the new cars and a slew of information on the older ones as well. Ford Motor Company is a reliable source and who better to know a product then its creator?
Another long time source we use as reference material is www.vintage-mustang.com a website devoted to the classic Mustang and every facet of the hobby. Thousands upon thousands of Mustang enthusiasts gather around the world to share their findings as well as the best parts sources. Invaluable for the Mustang connoisseur. Do it right once and do it right the first time. Ride the wild pony dude.
Lastly a book we have come to depend on for the latest technical advice and another point of view is www.mustangmonthly.com a magazine dedicated to every one that loves a Classic Mustang and wants to learn more about their Pony and how to work on it correctly. Many quality parts sources and suppliers who know their business come out in this publication every month. Pick it up at the news stand or subscribe to it to get it sent to your mailbox. Tell them Jeff Lilly sent ya!
Finished Mustangs along with our standard setting techniques have been published hundreds of times in major magazines and publications.We arrange transport all over the USA for your convenience. We appreciate your business and we thank you for choosing us to build your Stang !
Sincerely, Jeff Lilly
Steve is working on the 429 heads of Jeff's personal Torino, he is cleaning them up, scuffing them and then he will glass bead blast them before clear coating. The last step is to place the heads onto the motor. We will use a satin finish clear that is hard to detect but will still withstand high heat from the motor while providing excellent adhesion. - 4/25/2012
Today on the 71 Mustang, Eric ordered the carpet, we order our carpets extra long on purpose, so they are untrimmed, this way we can trim the carpet ourselves to ensure a proper fit. This is crucial for areas like the heater box that do not fit well on vehicles. We installed Dynamat and then Dynaliner foam then we will shape the foam by grinding lightly so the carpet fits just right. - 5/3/2012
On the 70 Fastback Mustang we installed two batteries in to the vehicle, one to start the car and one for the stereo system, we used two Braille batteries featuring 1380 cold cranking amps, the Braille batteries are used by a lot of race care drivers because they take up very little room. - 5/10/2012
Today Mani is using the Spitz Nagel dent removal tool on the doors of the 67 Nova. This tool allows us too slowly and methodically remove dents where it would normally be next to impossible. Without this tool, we would end up having to use more filler then we would like, this tool saves filler work time and allows us to get it done faster saving our customers more money in the long run. - 5/15/2012
Today Bob adjusted the Front bumper on the 71 Mustang to get the gaps closer. He is the best one for the job on this because he had the bumper on and off many times during the body work phase while building the car and it now looks fantastic. - 5/18/2012
Today on the 70 Boss Mustang, Louie received the 1973 Ranchero right / passenger side door mirror he ordered from Perogie Bros a well know classic Ford parts outlet. We bought it used because it has a remote cable on it for the right side which is rare. This 1970 Mustang was an original left hand drive vehicle like all American vehicles that we have converted to a right hand drive for our Australian customer. Now that it is a right hand drive vehicle He would like to have a remote on the right hand side for easy adjustment. On a 1970 Mustang Ford never produced a right hand side "remote mirror" therefore we are making a new mirror out of the 73 Ranchero internal mirror parts. We will also have to modify the cables and placements of them for precise movement within the new mirror. - 5/22/2012
Today on the 1971 Fastback Mustang, Eric used our small 3/32 drill bits with the snake drill or long neck to drill out the holes in the door for the window fuzzy mounts. Because this area is so shallow he needed our smallest drill so he could get access in a tightly confined place to do the job. - 5/25/2012
Today Steve has been using the FEIN Oscillating tool and is removing the old undercoating off the Super-Bee being extremely careful on the frame rails and floor. The frame looks pretty solid, we have it on a body cart to keep everything intact because a body rotator could let the body twist which we do not want. - 5/30/2012
Today Eric went over the 1970 Boss Mustang and made a quick punch list that he will use to cross reference items and to ensure there are no problems. This way if one does arise we can quickly and easily spot it and correct it with the punch list in hand. - 6/8/2012
Today Bob cleaned up the hinges on the 67 Nova. Using solvent He cleaned all the grease off of them, then found the correct recessed Philips screws for them and then he hung the quarter panels on the car, lined them up and also installed the doors. - 7/12/2012
Today Eric working on the 1969 Cougar, he is fitting all the trim to it. We always have some fitting issues because during the polishing the aluminum and stainless moldings get heated up and it moves around the molecules so these pieces have to be hand tweaked into place for the perfect fit. - 7/18/2012
Today on the 1969 Camaro Sam is creating the 1 inch radius that Jeff picked out for a nice transition on the chin strap spoiler. - 7/24/2012
Today Nat and Bob are both working on the 1965 Mossimo Ford truck getting all the angles and contours figured out, they removed the hood and masked it off to get it primed. - 8/10/2012
Today Nat is block sanding the primer on the fenders, hood and roof of the 1965 Mossimo Truck getting them ready to cure before final paint and polish! - 9/11/2012