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I thought this may be an interesting build for some of you.

We are currently in the final stages of this amazing project, and its starting to look like a Mustang again!

The projects theme is to produce a classic looking car whilst running sensible modern upgrades underneath to make it easier to live with and maybe a little more powerful.......

Specification

1965 Fastback.

Rod & Custom full suspension system, coil overs etc.
Wilwood Disks all round, power master cylinder.
hydraulic clutch system.
Power steering ( part of the suspension setup. )

Engine, 302 block stroked to 347 blueprinted and balanced, custom hydraulic cam fit for the specified gearbox and diff.
4 BB carb, alloy heads and Weind intake, roller rockers and arp fasteners as we really want this to rev!

Gear Box, T5 manual gear box with upgraded internal gears for the extra power.

Diff, 3.5 LSD in the rear.

custom leather interior,

Modern electrical system and bespoke sound system.

Ok so a few photos of the original car.







some images of the suspension work;










After we installed the suspension the shell and its new structural metal components went off to the paint & rust stripper.

a few of the new components;






Then it went to the paint shop to get dressed its its new colours, Ferrari Nero Daytona Black with Ferrari silver Stripe's;






Now we have started installing the painted suspension, making the wiring harness ( all run in Black braided sleeving ), mocking up the exhaust, A/C system, radiator and brake lines.









We are also fitting the bumpers to the car, sadly we are having to cut and reshape them to get the correct fit, but the finished results, I'm sure, will be worth the effort ( thanks Trevor for your amazing skills!!!! )




I will post more as the build progresses!
 

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Fuk that's a nice job, what have you done to the rear suspension and are you still running leaf's and also have you got any panhard or watts linkage system in place or are the top arms inclined?

John
 

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Nice! . . . . . Now that's how they 'should' of come out the factory! Nice workplace to!


Dave (DJ)
 

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Fuk that's a nice job, what have you done to the rear suspension and are you still running leaf's and also have you got any panhard or watts linkage system in place or are the top arms inclined?

John
Hi John,

The system replaces the leaf springs with coil over's, top arms are inclined and fully adjustable with a 3/4" antirollbar.

The Electrical system is ISIS, we are able to supply the kit for you.

Thanks Bob.
 

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loving this and masses of mods so wouldnt you class it as "pro touring" ?
just one question with regards to the front suspension, would like to know the benefits of removing the McPherson front strut and going to the fully separate system?
 

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loving this and masses of mods so wouldnt you class it as "pro touring" ?
just one question with regards to the front suspension, would like to know the benefits of removing the McPherson front strut and going to the fully separate system?
To be honest there are some lovely McPherson strut systems out there at the moment. Originally the client wanted a 4.6 modular engine, so the extra room was essential, by the time the suspension was fitted he decided to go with an original 60's block and carb setup. However the suspension setup was exceptionally neat and very adjustable, so we decided to keep it.
 
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