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Welcome to the Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years podcast, every week we will have conversations with collectors, experts, weekend warriors and those in the know when it comes to First Generation ponies. Start your engines and let’s go!

Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years Podcast Doug Sandler, Turnkey Podcast Production, TurnKey Podcast, Doug Sandler

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Welcome to the Ford Mustang The First Generation, The Early Years podcast, every week we will have conversations with collectors, experts, weekend warriors and those in the know when it comes to First Generation ponies. Start your engines and let’s go!

    How Much is Too Much, Colin Comer Interview

    How Much is Too Much, Colin Comer Interview

    • 32 min
    First Gen, Next Gen, Kevin Eubanks Interview

    First Gen, Next Gen, Kevin Eubanks Interview

    Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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    Ford Mustang community, today we take a step back to the future. We all know the future of the brand is in the hands of the next generation. Today our guest is Kevin Eubanks – and Kevin represents the next generation loving the Mustang brand, classic Mustangs specifically. Here’s the email I got from Kevin to get on the show:

    I just started listening to your podcast and already love it. I am a huge fan of anything related to classic mustangs. I am 25 and already have had 5 Mustangs, 4 of which were 1970 or older, I'm currently working on 2. The first one I'm currently working on, I bought in a field of Mustangs in middle Georgia as a college graduation/commissioning present to myself. It is a 1970 Mustang fastback. The other, which I bought when I got stationed in Hawaii is a 1966 Mustang Convertible GT 289 4 speed. I am still relatively new and learning as I go.I would love to give encouragement and inspiration to those who are younger in the community or those who, like me, are just figuring things out as they go, one step at a time.



    If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?:

    The 1970 fastback I have owned for about 3 years. The 1966 convertible I bought about 7 months ago.

    What do you do for a living?:

    I am a Naval Officer

    If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car?

    The 1970 does not have a name yet. The 1966 is called Rusty

    If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

    1970- Had the carb rebuilt, did some body work to get rid of the surface rust, I'm finishing up rewiring the whole car. 1966 convertible- rebuilt the front suspension, replaced the doors, replaced the grill and fog lights, new carb, new power convertible top system (still need the new top), currently in the process of rewiring this one as well.

    What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

    1970-planning for a high performance build, either a built 351 or possibly a coyote swap later down the road. 1966- building into a nice driver to have fun with. It has power steering, a/c, and disc brakes. I might switch to a power brake system



    Cover art photo credit:



    Promotional Partner

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    Ford Mustang The Early Years Podcast (social media)

    The Facebook Group

    TheMustangPodcast.com/facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/185146876036328

    Instagram

    @mustangpodcast

    https://www.instagram.com/mustangpodcast/

    An Expert’s Guide to Maintaining Your Classic Mustang

    www.TheMustangPodcast.com/repair

    Have an idea for a guest for the show? Reach out to me directly:

    doug@turnkeypodcast.com



    Keep it safe, keep it rollin’ and keep it on the road. Until next time!

    ~Doug Sandler

    • 29 min
    Father Son Restomod Story, Niko Tatti Interview

    Father Son Restomod Story, Niko Tatti Interview

    Today is a great father son project story and it started here as a message from today’s guest: “I bought the car when it was a rolling painted body. It didn't have its engine in it, the trans, nor the driveshaft. The seats had been redone, but everything else in the interior still needed to be finished. For us, the car was a father/son restoration project in high school, and she's still my daily 5 years later. With the help of my dad, almost everything on the car has been redone” ~Niko Tatti.



    Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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    Do you own a early year Mustang?:

    yes

    If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?:

    Almost 6 years now.

    What do you do for a living?:

    I work in the Agriculture industry in California's Central Valley. I am a quality control supervisor for a company that grows peaches, nectarines, & red/green grapes.

    If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car?

    Never really named the car, but I do refer to it as a "her", "the Mustang", or "The '68".



    About Niko’s pony

    Under the hood, she's got a late 80's 5.0 from a Foxbody Mustang, backed by the stock C-4 trans.  The car was originally a C-code car, according to my Marti Report. She came with power steering,  Air Conditioning, and a few other appearance options. I have since upgraded to disc brakes in the front, LED head & tail lights, new power steering parts, aftermarket stereo, Vintage Air, new aluminum radiator, electric cooling fan, and a bigger 100 amp alternator. Recently, we dropped the rear of the car 1.5" with new leaf springs, and hopefully soon, we're gonna perform a Shelby style drop in the front with coilovers.

    What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

    I don't see it happening within the next 5 years, but eventually I would love to perform a Coyote swap on the car and change the paint color to either a gun-metal style gray, or a midnight blue. I'm all for preserving original cars, but since my car's original 289 is nowhere to be found, I don't feel bad hot-rodding it.



    Please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.: Usually on Facebook under Niko Tatti, or Instagram @niko_tatti



    Promotional Partner:

    Bangin’ Headlights - www.TheMustangPodcast.com/headlights  Get a discount, use the link



    Ford Mustang The Early Years Podcast (social media)

    The Facebook Group

    TheMustangPodcast.com/facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/185146876036328

    Instagram

    @mustangpodcast

    https://www.instagram.com/mustangpodcast/

    An Expert’s Guide to Maintaining Your Classic Mustang

    www.TheMustangPodcast.com/repair



    Cover art photo credit: Niko Tatti https://www.instagram.com/niko_tatti/



    Keep it safe, keep it rollin’ and keep it on the road. Until next time!

    ~Doug Sandler

    • 26 min
    Hot Rod Mustang, Chris Jansen Interview

    Hot Rod Mustang, Chris Jansen Interview

    Before I introduce our guest I want to share his post in my Facebook Group, Classic Mustang Connection – Here it is: Bought my car out of a Sunday newspaper ad. First time my dad saw it he said to put it back on the trailer and take it to the junk yard. Three months of working after work and working weekends I couldn’t keep him out of it. He toured it to all the local car shows and won lots of trophies. Fast forward some years and my dad passed away, I took his ashes home in my car from the church seatbelted in the passenger seat. Due to a divorce I sold it to one of my brothers friends to give my kids a Christmas. Five years later I got a phone call asking if I wanted it back as it was being sold, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. It’s not going anywhere now and I will have it till my time is over. So many memories of family not to mention it was the first car I ever painted all on my own and it has led me to a rewarding career in the collision industry as well as doing many restorations at home



    Welcome Chris Jansen to Ford Mustang The Early Years podcast.

    Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast -- Guest Interview Application

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    Do you own a early year Mustang?: yes

    If you own a Mustang, how long have you owned your ride?:

    Approximately 20 years

    Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.: https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/FmrpIKC9Sarv2gppHFEh?A90CD6EA-E489-40C1-90F5-7D6F8AEF5BFF.jpeg?image/jpeg

    What do you do for a living?:

    Auto body technician

    If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:

    My kids call it the hot rod or the old car

    Are you are in the business of selling, modifying, repairing or restoring Classic Mustangs?  :

    yes

    If you've made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:

    4 wheel disc brakes and a/c

    What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:

    Would like to eventually re-restore the car to my current skill level. I have learned so much more than I knew when I did it the first time



    If you are on social media, please share your social media names/handles so we can tag you when promoting your episode.:

    Instagram is gysot96cobra

    https://www.instagram.com/gysot96cobra/



    Promotional Partner

    Bangin’ Headlights - www.TheMustangPodcast.com/headlights  Get a discount, use the link



    Ford Mustang The Early Years Podcast (social media)

    The Facebook Group

    TheMustangPodcast.com/facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/185146876036328

    Instagram

    @mustangpodcast

    https://www.instagram.com/mustangpodcast/



    An Expert’s Guide to Maintaining Your Classic Mustang

    www.TheMustangPodcast.com/repair



    Keep it safe, keep it rollin’ and keep it on the road. Until next time!

    ~Doug Sandler

    • 26 min
    Ep 100: Bringing Quality to Market, Michael Chance Interview

    Ep 100: Bringing Quality to Market, Michael Chance Interview

    Our 100th episode, a true milestone – Thanks for all your support, encouragement and contribution to make this passion project podcast a huge success.

    Michael Chance and his son Tyler are the father, son team from Texas operate MyRod.com from an old converted airplane hanger. What’s inside is a feast for the eyes if you are a classic car lover. They pride themselves on being the lowest value dealer in the United States. Why? Because quality is their gig. Self-named “snipers” in the classic car arena, they pinpoint exactly what they love and they get it ready for you if you are in the market to buy. If you are looking for fluff, this ain’t it. If you want quality you are in the right place.

    • 1 hr
    From Pig Farmer to Pony Lover, Nestor Chaves Interview

    From Pig Farmer to Pony Lover, Nestor Chaves Interview

    Exhaust manifolds, distributors, family and his blue 1965 Mustang coupe. It’s easy to see what today’s guest loves most. In Costa Rica you will find Nestor Chaves working hard and playing hard. Today we have him on Ford Mustang The Early Years podcast.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

TGWise ,

Vintage Mustang Podcast

Thank you Doug for sharing the love of many people and their experiences with the classic Mustang through your very popular podcast Vintage Mustang. the early years.
Thanks for your hard work and efforts.

Cars of Carlisle Podcast ,

Turnkey Informative Fun -- A+

As a fellow automotive podcaster, I can appreciate all that goes into creating, hosting, and producing a podcast. Doug is a first-class podcaster and a gift to the Mustang community. Keep up the outstanding work!

xmhitch ,

Binged

Liked it and binged all the episodes! Especially like that Doug is presenting many aspects of what has been done and what can be done in the automotive world with the iconic Mustang brand.

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