Well this will be a long drawn out build due to all that is being done and has to be done. It is a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible. Here is what it looked the day I picked it up.
Before it got parked in the garage for what is pretty much and entire rebuild it was sporting 18x9 Steeda Ultralight Wheels, Eibach Pro System Plus Suspension Kit, Swarr Bar, 3.55 FRPP Gears, MAC CAI, Flowmaster Super 44 Catback, X Pipe, Pro 5.0 Short Throw, Steeda X2s, Steeda UDPs, Simco Instrument Cluster, Professional Products 75MM TB and Larger Plenum, Cobra Brakes (fr), Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top, Pioneer 7" Indash, Infinity Kappa Components, Diamond Audio D310 10s (2), Diamond Amps, and Tinted Tails (VHT).
The car will be getting a motor swap. The new powerplant will be a 4.6 Teksid Aluminum Block bored .020 with a forged crank and rods at around 9.5:1 to 10:1 CR, Ported & Polished 03 Cobra Heads, Custom Blower Cams, 01 Cobra Intake Manifold, and a Vortech V1 T Trim with custom FMIC Setup blowing through MAC LTs, BBK Catted X Pipe, and Borla Stingers. The Eibach Suspension will stay with the addition of J&M Upper and Lower Control Arms and a PA Racing Chromoly Tubular K Member. A T56 Magnum 6 speed will replace the TR3650 5 Speed. The Rear-End will have new 3.73 FRPP Gears, an Eaton Detroit True Trac 31 Spline Helical Gear LSD, andMoser 31 Spline Axles. The front seats are being ditched in favor of Corbeau GTSIIs restitched. As far as body, the stock spoiler has been ditched along with the rear bumper and hood. A new 95 Style Cervinis Cobra R Hood with a 2.5" Rise, 03-04 Cobra Rear Bumper from ABC Exclusive, 10th Anniv SVE Wheels 18x9 and 18x10s Black with Polished Lip Deep Dishes, and Saleen S281 Spoiler will show along with a Convertible Styling Bar and Saleen Speedster Cover when I go topless. To help minimize belt slip, we will be using a BGG Performance GI Joe 8 Rib Pulley System and be pullied for 15 or so lbs.
We are looking for an end result of 600+ rwhp and great driveability.
Right now I am tearing the car down and slowly collecting parts. I currently have one complete 95 Mark VIII Motor (Teksid Block) and another Teksid Short Block, the 3.73s, Eaton True Trac, 01 Cobra Intake Manifold, 03 Cobra Heads, Rims, Styling Bar, Borla Stinger Catback, and BBK X Pipe.
Another part of this project is cleaning the underside and engine bay to assembly line quality. We will also be cleaning up and repainting alot of stuff underneath the car. And the carpeting will be replaced.
This is something my wife and I take to cruises, shows, and the once in a while drag night fun.
I have never really done anything to a car and am doing all but putting the motor together and installing the gears. I am learning as I go and getting help and knowledge from friends in the Mustang Club here.
Here are a few more shots.