Archive for January 2009

The Bronco Fan Shroud is Back!

January 23, 2009


66-77 Bronco Fan Shroud

66-77 Bronco Fan Shroud


Hey early Bronco people,

We now have a fan shroud for 66-77 Bronco with 289 and 302 engines. It’s made from a very strong plastic that is flexible enough that it doesn’t break in shipment like the original ones did. It’s also made from the original Ford tooling. Check out part #C6TZ-8146J!


Want a Roush Mustang?

January 23, 2009


Roush Mustang Body Kit

Roush Mustang Body Kit


Have you ever wanted a new Roush Mustang real bad?…me too! But let’s face it, not a lot of us can afford one.

But what if you already had a ’05-’09 GT? Why not make it into a fire breathing Roush? Wanna know how?

I’ll tell you, it’s because we have complete Roush body kits! And it doesn’t stop there either. We have Roush superchargers as well! We have the exhaust for that great “Muscle Car” sound as well.

Check out all the parts for your new pony on our site or just give us a call. Let us know how we can help you.

Presidential Limo

January 20, 2009
Exterior view of the 1989 Lincoln Limo Exterior view of the 1989 Lincoln Limo


It’s January 20 and we have a new president. Without debating politics, I wish him luck. If you saw the limo he rode in for the inauguration, you may think that the only cars used are GM. However, over the years there have been several cars in the presidential fleet – not just the one used in the inauguration.

Interior of the 1989 Lincoln Limo

Interior of the 1989 Lincoln Limo



Did you know that a 1989 Lincoln was used by both President Reagan and President George H. W. Bush? It was a beautiful Lincoln Town Car that sported a 460 Cu. in. EFI V-8 from a Ford F-250 Heavy Duty pickup truck and an E4OD 4-speed automatic. If you get a chance to visit the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX, you can actually see one of the models.

By the way, you won’t see any of the current presidential limousines in future libraries as it is now policy for the retired vehicles to be used for security testing purposes, then destroyed. The last one to be placed in a presidential library was a 1993 Fleetwood which is currently shown at the Clinton Library. If you would like to see more Ford vehicles used by our Presidents, be sure to check out the Ford Museum.

For those of you who might be interested in flying vehicles, check out some of the new specs on the upcoming Marine One (VH-71). That is what I call an office in the sky.

From the Research Department 1/20/09

January 20, 2009

This is a new adventure for me. I have read blogs, but I have never written one, which you will probably pick up on right away. As a matter of fact, I only just recently found out what a blog is. For instance, what is a Meta? Does anyone know? I don’t. So buckle up, this could be a rough ride!

A lot of new parts were added this week. Some are listed below.

• Owner’s manuals for 1965, 1966 and 1967 full-size Ford cars, B369265, B369266 and B369267.

• Upper and lower control arms for the 74-78 Pinto / Bobcat, D5FZ-3082PR and D7FZ-3078PR. These are new old stock and have some surface rust on them. Sold in pairs only. Because they are NOS, supplies are very limited.

• Brake and/or clutch pedal pad for the Pinto, D1FZ-2457B.

• Disc brake dust shields for Fairlane, Torino, Comet, Montego, Falcon, Mustang and Cougar are also new, C9OZ-2K004/5.

Check often, because we are adding new items all the time.

PS: Don’t tell me what a Meta is. I really don’t want to know. Slow down and be careful.

Pinto and Maverick Body Pads

January 16, 2009

Hi everyone!

Do you have a peppy 71-76 Pinto or a 70-77 Maverick?

We have just released our latest parts for these classic Fords – Taillight to body pads!

D0DZ-13420B Taillight to body pads

These are made out of foam just like the originals. The color is black whereas your originals may have been white or gray. But these fit just great! Part number is D0DZ-13420B and the price won’t break the bank. Check them out here!

Don’t forget car show’s are just around the corner. This March 27-29 2009 we will be at The Spring Columbus show. Please come and check out our booth.

Mercury Memories

January 16, 2009
1963 Monterey Breezeway

1963 Monterey Breezeway

In the late 60s, we had a Mercury. It was a plain brown color with a brown interior. My father has never bought a brand-new car, so this car was already a few years old. I cannot recall for certainty if it was a Montclair or Monterey, but I do know it had something special that none of our cars before or since have had. This car had the Breezeway window. One of the most wonderful things to a family of four children and a dog. While most people would roll up their windows when it rained, we could have the rear window down and still enjoy the fresh air. My father was in the military for most of my childhood so traveling was par for the course. 

One special thing that still brings fond memories to me was when we had the special treat of going to a drive-in movie. My mother would pop a couple of large brown grocery bags full of fresh popcorn. Then we would all pile into the Mercury to go enjoy a Disney movie at the drive-in. For any of you that recall those icons of Americana, you would remember trying to place the speaker on your car door just right when you parked in your space. Mom always had my father try to get a place in the center so that she had a good view of the screen. Then all of us kids would pile out the rear window and sit on the edge between the window and rear seat. We could hear the movie just fine from all the speakers there. It had the added advantage of being able to slide back into the back seat to grab some popcorn, then squirm back out the window. There was nothing like enjoying a summer evening going to the movies.

We lost that car on one of our trips to Iowa to visit my grandparents. It had just worn out. We all missed that car.

On one of my many trips to the Carlisle All-Ford, I was privileged to see a restored version of that car. It brought back fond memories. One of these days, I am going to treat my husband and myself to a trip to Stephens City or even Lexington, now that they have a drive-in as well. It won’t be the same as sitting on the trunk with my brother and sisters (and yes, sometimes we snuck in the dog), but I am sure it will be a wonderful experience anyway.

Welcome to the Auto Krafters Blog Site

January 13, 2009

Just another blog, some people may say, but we wanted to provide Ford Enthusiasts from around the world a venue where they can read about new parts, parts installation, tech issues, or even our own musings on the state of the auto industry. But why , you may ask, is this different from others? Well, we have discovered over the years our 31+ years of experience in selling parts and accessories has given us a certain expertise, if you will, in the ins and outs of the business. Some of the most beautiful restored cars bear our parts, not to mention some of the vehicles you have seen in movies and tv shows.

We want to be able to give other Ford people the benefit of our knowledge. Some of our staff will be providing information on new parts, installation, customer service, and more. Be on the lookout for their posts as well. In the meantime, be sure to check our parts and accessories websites: AutoKrafters and NewWaveMustang.