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Old 07-06-2021, 07:56 AM
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Hello everyone im new to the board and i wanted to share my build its going to be my first pro touring build, i want to keep the body looking original and period correct but want it all modern underneath and make it drive and handle like a new car its going to be a supercharged 304 cubic inch small block ford with a 6 speed tremec, all updated suspension 4 link in the back mini tub full factory interior i cant fit a big front tire on the car but i want 17s 345s in the front and a 315 in the back. Ac is going to be a must and just changed the to front recaro seats and all modern guage cluster. i want to keep it simple but make a statement with the car and show what the little mustang II can be. im just having a hard time decided on wheels so any advice or ideas would be appreciated. i will post some pics of the car shortly
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Sounds great! Looking forward to pics.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:59 AM
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Here are pictures of the car before it came off the road and I will post progress pics from when I started to take it apart and as I go moving forward







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So I took the car apart last yea and tucked it away while the engine was being built then decided to redo the engine bay I got the car out of the corner and I知 going to start stripping the engine bay. I want to do a nice wire tuck as well I知 super excited






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Got some progress done had the header panel painted and the air damn is being worked on as well I知 excited to tear into the engine bay start that process long block is ready to go once the engine bay is done








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I can't look at a picture of these cars without thinking of the crush I had as a kid on all of Charlie's Angels...

Regarding wheels, I would certainly advise trying to go with 18s if at all possible, there are not very many good tires to choose from anymore for 17" wheels. Plan on getting a custom set made to fit just right to maximize fitment.

Are those the 4 bolt lug pattern? If so plan on upgrading to 5 lug setup?
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I can't look at a picture of these cars without thinking of the crush I had as a kid on all of Charlie's Angels...

Regarding wheels, I would certainly advise trying to go with 18s if at all possible, there are not very many good tires to choose from anymore for 17" wheels. Plan on getting a custom set made to fit just right to maximize fitment.

Are those the 4 bolt lug pattern? If so plan on upgrading to 5 lug setup?
i am planning on going 5 lug i have teh 03/04 terminator cobra 13 inch brakes for it with cobra calipers and going to run the cobra brakes on the back as well, i have been told to try 18s im still tossing the ideas around these are the cars that inspired me the most for this project
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Super excited to have the repairs done on the rare urethane front ground effects on the car even have my spare repaired which I知 unsure of what I知 going to do with yet




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Cool cars, my dad had a customer that had a blue and white Cobra, I thought it was cool when I was a kid, sounded good,

I found one in a friends junkyard, he tried to sell it but nobody wanted it till he put it in the yard, I'll post a picture of it.

The others you posted are cool,
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