Our shop already built a CTSV. Our part was done way before the car Larry Larson built, plus his isn’t a CTSV.
That said, while it’s a cool build, went 4.12 on its first test day (will go 3.80's), it’s still a f’ing ugly body style car, no different than the late model Camaro.
I don’t give a F if people like the mustang or not. It’s a race car, end of story.This message has been edited. Last edited by: <DOTracer>,
Good for you. I totally agree.
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Todd, no one really cares what you chose to build, but a few of us are curious if not baffled as to why you chose to build another "f’ing ugly" mustang and perhaps the ugliest mustangs in the last 20 years.
It's a tool to win races, right?. Totally agree. Can't wait to follow the build.
Cant wait to see the results. Based on the build pics of the last one it will no doubt be top notch. Will it primarily be an 8.50 index deal like the last one?
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Yes, the plan is to stay in 8.50 index. Also staying with my existing BBC and th400 and converters & center section allow me to hit the ground running combination wise. Maybe some minor tweaks to the converters to account for the weight difference between the Malibu and the Mustang, which will just under 300 lbs less for the Mustang with a 2800 lb minimum for 8.50.
One rule the class has is stock front style suspension which is why the Fox body makes sense. It's well supported in the aftermarket.
I would have loved to build something different like a 60-61 Falcon, or a 93 RX7, but I didn't feel like taking all the time to design and develop bolt on parts for the front suspension.
I was just talking to a buddy the other day about building a LDR car after I get caught up with customer stuff. Instead of buying a car though, I figured I'd just buy quarters and a roof, the rest is composite anyway. Hang the panels off the chassis. Find some oem frame rails to Dzus in place and were good.
Continuing to work away at the front end here at home till a spot opens up at the shop so I can then start on the tube work in the back.
Doesn't look like much progress, but a ton of hours rebuilding he front. Got the frame rails all welded up, new lower k-member mount fabricated and welded. Then moved on to positioning them in the car again and welding the shock towers to the frame rails. Also started welding shut a half million holes Ford put in the shock towers, then trimmed away more excess metal around the shock tower.
Yesterday morning I went to work and worked on machining the 4 link plate spacers and spreader bars to fixture up the housing and front 4 link brackets. Still need to make a couple more spacers for the back end of the 4 link brackets at the adjustable shock bracket holes.
This morning I'm gonna go out and start cleaning up the 4 link plates and doubler plates to prepare for welding.
Last week a few more parts came in. Was able to mount up the mockup tires and check the fit and see how much the wheel well openings needed stretching along with getting a rough idea on housing width.
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Spending some time today cleaning up the 4 link brackets and doublers to prepare for welding.
Very nice! Some here (Ed) would critique a BJ as he a legend in his own mind. He's the only one that does things right, just ask him. That said, those welds are art. I am sure it will be a piece of art when finished.
I wouldn't build another mustang no mind that body style.
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Very nice build DOT. I have a friend (KW)who lost it all in the Paradise Fire. He is just about to finish a 61 Falcon TS. Sarmento car and absolutely beautiful work by Wade Ramsey.
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Very nice work DOT
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DOT has Skillz... X2
Not your car Ed and you made your point that you don't like the body style. Now move along.
Dot I'm sure this car will look as good as the malibu! You have mad skills! Looking forward to the rest of the build.
you don't get to tell me or anyone here to move along. My name was mentioned in this thread and I responded.
Frankly I don't know why DOT posts here, he's not a bracket racer, never was and never will be. The place for this thread is YB, they even have a dedicate forum for builds threads....
He may not be a bracket racer, but he certainly is an excellent fabricator!
no one here has ever challenged his fabrication/welding skills
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