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Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
9/5/11 12:17 p.m.

Ok, I have issues. Of course, you already knew that because I read this magazine and frequent its website.... Anyway, I have discovered a pretty solid Mustang II near me for the paltry sum of $400. It runs, but does not have functioning brakes. It is a factory V8 fastback and has the C4 auto trans. It needs cosmetics too, of course.

Why is it speaking to me!!??!! I have delusions of a budget track car/pro-touring machine. I am thinking of dropping in a 5.0 and T5 combo, then doing suspension and brake upgrades. Help me!

Ok, don't help me, actually. I was wondering if any of you have experience modding a II and am looking for ways to do it on the cheap. I am a boneyard scrounger, so the more junkyard parts for upgrades (particularly for brakes), the better.

Thanks (and help me!).

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 12:52 p.m.

if it's not rusty, i don't know how you could resist.

Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
9/5/11 1:18 p.m.

SoCal car, so just a little rust on the hatch. I hear that is REALLY common.

Aeromoto
Aeromoto New Reader
9/5/11 1:22 p.m.

Why the hell not? As popular as Mustang II suspension is in the hot rod world, there are plenty upgrades available. Speedway Motors has some cheap tubular a-arms, coil overs, bigger brakes, etc.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
9/5/11 1:24 p.m.

this is true.. the front suspension on the II is beloved by the hotrodders.

You have to do it (/Enable)

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 1:26 p.m.

it's so close to what that car would bring for scrap weight around here, how can you lose?

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 1:29 p.m.

at the solo nationals last week...

Aeromoto
Aeromoto New Reader
9/5/11 1:30 p.m.

Here you go, upgrade the 9.25" front brakes to 11" for $255.00, then find a disk brake explorer LSD 8.8 rear axle, and you're in business

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Mustang-II-Complete-11-Inch-Brake-Kit-Ford-Bolt-Pattern,2008.html

Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
9/5/11 1:31 p.m.

Here is the linky:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/2569529293.html

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
9/5/11 1:32 p.m.

DO IT!

Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
9/5/11 1:33 p.m.

Wow, Aeromoto, that is CHEAP. You guys are gonna get me in trouble with my wife. lol.

My mad tyte JDM yo friends will E36 M3 bricks.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 2:04 p.m.

link is gone. you buy it or what?

Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
9/5/11 2:17 p.m.

Sorry, new linky:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/2583229917.html

Aeromoto
Aeromoto New Reader
9/5/11 2:27 p.m.

What are you waiting for? Turn the computer off and go buy it before someone crushes it.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 2:39 p.m.

less posting, more buying

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/5/11 2:41 p.m.

btw.

do not paint it. ever.

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter SuperDork
9/5/11 4:01 p.m.

I feel your pain.

This is one of the sexiest cars ever made, IMO:

It just looks... right.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
9/5/11 4:13 p.m.
Geekspeed wrote: Wow, Aeromoto, that is CHEAP. You guys are gonna get me in trouble with my wife. lol. My mad tyte JDM yo friends will E36 M3 bricks.

That by itself should be enough reason to do it.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Reader
9/5/11 4:20 p.m.

Doesn't look like anything wrong to me

carguy123
carguy123 SuperDork
9/5/11 4:25 p.m.

Sexy car NO. Cheap car yes.

As I understand it not only do you need to fix the brakes and whatever but you have to spend a lot of money stiffening it up. I'm not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but just a thing you need to consider in your $$$math.

fasted58
fasted58 Dork
9/5/11 4:30 p.m.

That should be on somebody's trailer by now

dean1484
dean1484 SuperDork
9/5/11 4:35 p.m.

Just for a little more encouragement. I saw this the other week in NH while we were out to dinner. I had to go get the camera and snap this shot.

corytate
corytate Reader
9/5/11 4:43 p.m.
ReverendDexter wrote: I feel your pain. This is one of the sexiest cars ever made, IMO: It just looks... right.

theres one on hickory cl for 5k identical to the black one. beautiful car.

ValuePack
ValuePack Dork
9/5/11 5:38 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: Just for a little more encouragement. I saw this the other week in NH while we were out to dinner. I had to go get the camera and snap this shot.

Up in the Meredith/Winnepesaukee area, were we?

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
9/5/11 5:44 p.m.

I always liked the looks of the Mustang II.

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