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Jed's 1967 fastback

Actually started this build a year and a half ago and its a few short weeks from completion. I just finally got around to sharing some of the details with you folks. The car is a 1967 fastback mustang that has been in our family 40 years. My father drove the car as a daily driver for several years until attempting to race it in 1979. after a few failed attempts and blown engines the car was parked until 1996. After graduating highschool i began sinking every nickel i had into the car for the next two years. Starting out with cleveland blocks the car ran 11.70's until cracking two blocks and learning a valuable lesson. After sitting out a season in 2000 i brought the car out in 2001 with a 501 edelbrock headed engine putting me into the high 9's and 10.0s in the heat. It was backed by a C6 no transbrake and a makeshift ladderbar suspension (i was poor) I ran the car this way til 2012. The engine lasted 11 years and 3 refreshens and was still running when i sold it. I decided the car was destined for a new beginning..a total tranformation that i could not afford fresh out of highschool. The car had its rust issues as do all sixties mustangs. I had done a lot of patch work and cleverly masked alot of the cars problems with a great running engine and a decent paint job applied by myself. The car needed floors..quarters..cowl..etc etc....but i wanted a race car too. Ive always been in love with the cars at the track that appeared they drove in..full interiors practically...carpet..door panels..but really ran some respectable times. So i decided i didnt want a full tubbed out all aluminum interior stripped down tool for winning races. I wanted a car that still had the essence of the original car but with enough changes to make it a competitive racer. So in Nov 2012 I got started. Here are some pics of the car when i got started.







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Nice car indeed.

Where's the red car?
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Sold the red car two years ago..my father had a garage fire so I sold it and built him a better one ...it's in North Dakota now....thanks lem I'll be posting some build pics soon of that monster you and Phillip put together
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Torn apart looking pretty sad...lots of body repair ... you can see the old tied together unibody lying next to the car...scary i went 9's on that..yikes!!!









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Car at the Chassis builder now...Davis Race Cars out of Madison Ohio top notch work...great shop..You can see the funny car cage installation...subframe connectors..He moved the frame rails in another two inches further after these pics were taken for more clearance to tuck the 29x12's under the car. Everything in the trunk is only a modified exaggeration of the factory specs..the trunk drops offs and pans are still intact only clearanced for room. Decided to go with a strange strut and rack&pinion combo...fabricated 9" comp engineering housing that was fully bracketed for a 4 link...wishbone..coilovers and anti roll bar..all under stock floor . also you can see the gas tank and fuel pump mounts as well as chite mount.











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I decided not to have the car tubbed...been there done that. Besides, I just had the floors replaced why cut them up? and the quarters would need stretched to acommodate giant slicks..So it made more sense to me and followed my guideline that i wanted a car with that still resembled a 67 mustang. So we only rolled the lips on the quarters and only had to notch the floors where needed to clearance for tires and the 4 link.
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More pics of the build progress....









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Chassis end of it nearing completion...just odds and ends to tie up later after paint and body work. Some pics of the completed fabrication and how it rolled out of the chassis shop. Jason and his crew did a phonomenal job.









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Sweeter than that is what happened next....I was thinking one day about how much i hate all the chrome trim on the front of these mustangs..I ripped two pairs of pants on the edge of the front hood molding alone...the fasteners never fit right and all the reproduction pieces are lets face it ****. I still wanted an all steel kinda factory looking car so a complete fiberglass front end was out. So thinking about that: get rid of trim, fasteners, maybe bumper and brackets, without a complete fiberglass front? Answer: Shelby





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Jed's engine with it's pants off.


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Up on the rotisserie she goes...







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all in primer now waiting to be block sanded and ready for paint...





The hood is a VFN with a rounded cowl that goes to the windshield...



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Now the fun stuff begins...paint the door jambs ..engine bay..etc...were shot in a heated garage but the final paint job was actually done in a paint shop with 3 booths going at once...









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