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Pregreg materials from ACG have been used in the manufacture of Ford’s new 45th Anniversary Mustang. Only forty-five of the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustangs will be built.
The Limited Edition Mustang is modified with ACG’s LTM 26EL panels, which replace approximately 50% of the visual and inner panels on the vehicle, including the hood, deck lid, front grill panel, front and rear underskirts, rear tail light panel and rear quarter panel extensions, and the RH and LH roof side panels.
LTM26EL, which is the extended life version of ACG’s LTM 26 Series prepregs, was specially formulated to cure at low initial cure temperatures. With an out life of 7 days, ACG say that LTM26EL is ideally suited to this type of application, giving true flexibility to accomplish component layup procedures while also offering flexible processing via autoclave, press or vacuum bag moulding techniques.
After post-cure, LTM26EL is suitable for service temperatures up to 115°C (239°F) dry or 90°C (194°F) wet.
Nearly two years in the making, the Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is a collaborative venture between Iacocca designer Michael Leone and Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters. The new business venture is called ‘I Legacy’, and it will, in concert with Galpin Ford, the exclusive Ford dealership, offer the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang to the public.
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