Jed's 1967 fastback - 460 Ford Forum
460 Ford Forum  
Go Back   460 Ford Forum > Tech Topics > Car Buildup Forum

Car Buildup Forum A place to detail your car build and chronicle your progress as you put together your BBF powered vehicle.

460Ford.com is the premier 460 Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default 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.







Last edited by Inbred-jed; 04-12-2014 at 03:23 PM. Reason: pics
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-12-2014, 05:00 PM
Lem Evans Lem Evans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Livermore Ky
Posts: 8,067
Lem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue Path
Cool

nice car.
__________________
B F Evans Race Parts
270-278-2376
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-12-2014, 05:46 PM
windsor windsor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central FL/Deployed
Posts: 990
windsor Driving a Ford
Default

Nice car indeed.

Where's the red car?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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!!!









Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-12-2014, 08:46 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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.











Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

More pics of the build progress....









Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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.









Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-13-2014, 09:21 AM
windsor windsor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central FL/Deployed
Posts: 990
windsor Driving a Ford
Default

SA-weet!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 04-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 04-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Lem Evans Lem Evans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Livermore Ky
Posts: 8,067
Lem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue PathLem Evans Walks on the Blue Path
Default

Jed's engine with it's pants off.

__________________
B F Evans Race Parts
270-278-2376
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 04-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

Up on the rotisserie she goes...







Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 04-13-2014, 11:08 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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...



Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 04-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Inbred-jed's Avatar
Inbred-jed Inbred-jed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 282
Inbred-jed First On Race Day
Default

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...









Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.