The gas cap is made from a Scott Drake reproduction and a Hurst wheel center cap. The glove box and valve cover badges are made from hurst olds badges and ford hat pins
I have some more pictures coming. The car is almost done and I'm trying to take it on Power Tour.
Car was originally a 2bbl fastback, so I don't feel bad at all making it into a "What if" car.
Here are some specs;
- Original 289 engine, heads and a comp Nostalgia+ solid lifter cam
- Holley 600 and Pertronix ignitor III ignition
- T5 trans, blow proof bell housing. All painted satin black for a stealth look
- Hydraulic clutch and Mustang Steve power brakes (many forum posts said it could not be done but it's in there!)
- SN95 Brakes
- Heater and radio delete, with the passenger cowl vent ducted directly to the driver demist vent
- GT350R roll bar and package tray with a hurst spare on display
- Mustangs Plus suspension
- I'm still waiting on some custom GT40 style seats, so will run the stock ones for a while
- Lecarra steering wheel
- 3" seat belts
- Hurst shifter of course
- Sub frame connectors
- 9 inch 3.7 ratio eaton tru-track
- HiPo air cleaner (That little one is just on so I can check for leaks and make adjustments on first fire up)
- Various small improvements like the 67 style battery tray, upgraded stock look radiator etc.
I have tried to make this look like a quality restoration of a car the could have existed with the mods mostly hidden in plain sight. Using correct hose clamps etc. helps with that too. The restraint has been very difficult, but I believe it is those details that separate good cars form inspirational builds. I almost went crazy with EFI, tilt column, modern suspension etc. but feel that that would break the theme too much. I did compromise the design with the brakes, but even went to the trouble of using an early style master cylinder and covering the hydraulic clutch lines with some NOS vintage heat shield.