Why consider a new skeleton?
Time is money. Whether you are looking to repair a rusty fastback that has endured almost 50 years of use and abuse, create a track car or a resto-mod from scratch, our skeletons make the process simple and much more enjoyable.

Why spend more cutting and welding a rusty car? All original parts will bolt on a new skeleton, saving time, trouble and money. Unlike competitors, which require a trip to the frame shop to be straightened before parts fit, Thoroughbred has invested the time and effort making the Fastback skeletons correctly. Over 20 years of experience and innumerable wins with our Mustang restorations serve as testament to our expertise. The fixtures for our bodies were built next door to our shop in Canfield, Ohio. Our expert fabricators, Nate and Brian, have years of experience restoring Mustangs. Last year, they spent days cutting and welding rusty Mustangs, often saving only the roof and dashboard, at a cost to the customer far in excess of the $9,500 price of a new skeleton.

Having a straight, rust-free base to build from makes the restoration,customization or personalization of your dream car a pleasure. Our skeletons are carefully and expertly assembled right here in our facility in the USA.

• Assembled using corrosion resistant high-strength high-tension steel for a square, rigid structure.

• Our skeletons are delivered in steel, painted with weld-through primer and then a coat of red primer, just like the originals.

Particular attention is paid to every detail of fit and finish. Every skeleton is individually assembled on our own equipment here in our shop.

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Around the windshield is a common area for water to collect and rust to form. Multiple panels come together here, making perfect repairs difficult.
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The same area on our replacement skeleton, with the identical contours, factory red primer, and no holes, saving time and money and creating a structurally sound vehicle.
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This is where the engine compartment meets the firewall. This convertible has severe rust in this area making saving the original parts prohibitively difficult and expensive. The car needs to be solid in this area, or else it will buckle; welding patches here would look awful, compromise handling and be a quick fix for a serious problem.
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The same spot on our skeleton. Assembly with our foundation saves headaches, hassle and aggravation.
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Classic Mustangs often have soft floors. Replacing them is no big deal, you say? Being a uni-body, the floors play a key structural role in keeping the car tight. Cutting and welding is a pain and difficult to incorporate without being obviously patched.
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Our floors have never seen winter, haven't had wet boots on them for almost 50 years, have never felt road spray and are just like the ones put together at the factory in 1965. Have a manual transmission? No problem. Our skeletons are assembled to order, meaning that we can built the framework of your dream car exactly.