Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 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 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 12:52 p.m.

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

Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 1:18 p.m.

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

Aeromoto New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 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 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 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 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 1:26 p.m.

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

belteshazzar SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 1:29 p.m.

at the solo nationals last week...

Aeromoto New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 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 New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 1:31 p.m.

Here is the linky:

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

neon4891 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 1:32 p.m.

DO IT!

Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 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 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 2:04 p.m.

link is gone. you buy it or what?

Geekspeed New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 2:17 p.m.

Sorry, new linky:

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

Aeromoto New Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 2:27 p.m.

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

belteshazzar SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 2:39 p.m.

less posting, more buying

belteshazzar SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 2:41 p.m.

btw.

do not paint it. ever.

ReverendDexter SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 4:01 p.m.

I feel your pain.

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

It just looks... right.

friedgreencorrado SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 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 Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 4:20 p.m.

Doesn't look like anything wrong to me

carguy123 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 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 Dork
Sept. 5, 2011 4:30 p.m.

That should be on somebody's trailer by now

dean1484 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 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 Reader
Sept. 5, 2011 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 Dork
Sept. 5, 2011 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 SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 5:44 p.m.

I always liked the looks of the Mustang II.

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