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post #1 of 24 Old September 9th, 2015, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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1968 Mustang Fastback Coyote Restomod

Hey guys, my car is with MustangOne getting prepped today for media blast so I thought I'd start up a build thread. So far the plan is a Coyote, TKO500, TCI IFS/3-link torque arm with RideTech coilovers, Wilwood 14" 6 piston front/12" 4 piston back, Currie 9", Shelby clone (not Eleanor). Looking forward to sharing the progress!

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post #2 of 24 Old September 10th, 2015, 09:51 AM
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Looks like a pretty solid car.

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Very cool! Looks like you have a good slate to start with. My word of caution is DON'T USE TCI STUFF!!! I used their front end for my Coyote and it was a huge headache. Of course fitting the coyote in these cars is hard enough but the TCI crap added so many more problems to my build. I know mustangone loves TCI so you might not have much say. Good luck!
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Gonna sit back and watch this thread till completion.
Gonna be badass!!!
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Very cool! Looks like you have a good slate to start with. My word of caution is DON'T USE TCI STUFF!!! I used their front end for my Coyote and it was a huge headache. Of course fitting the coyote in these cars is hard enough but the TCI crap added so many more problems to my build. I know mustangone loves TCI so you might not have much say. Good luck!
You're right, he does love TCI. I've seen the negative feedback out there on it but I can't argue with the success he's had with their stuff. I will also say it was reassuring that Wilwood built their Mustang to compete in auto-x with TCI IFS and 3-link torque arm (build thread over on VMF). From what I've read, they've corrected the main issues that were common several years ago - fingers crossed.
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looks like a build to watch
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Sounds like an awesome build. Be sure to update this with pics as you can. A coyote swapped classic is on alot of peoples minds.

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Wow. That is gonna be awesome!

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Back from blast with its secrets revealed. We'll be replacing the quarters and a few other sheet metal areas, but overall I'm pleased with it structurally speaking. This gives me a good excuse for mini-tubs anyway.

















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That's about what to expect out of a nearly 50 year old car, pretty sure every old Mustang had it's quarters wrinkled at some point. Not much rust or rot, must have been a west coast car.



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I did some rearranging on Photobucket and looks like the URLs got changed on the first set of pics but I guess it's too late to edit my post.
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Any of the Mustang II stuff is a tossup between brands, but for what I do with my car, I'd never go to it anyways. It's a okay alternative for pro touring type stuff, but is far from the best option for the drag strip, which is what I do with my car. Should be a cool build, and I'd love to do a turbo coyote and 6r80 in my car, but for the cost, I'll just have to keep making passes with my trusty SBF.

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Any of the Mustang II stuff is a tossup between brands, but for what I do with my car, I'd never go to it anyways. It's a okay alternative for pro touring type stuff, but is far from the best option for the drag strip, which is what I do with my car. Should be a cool build, and I'd love to do a turbo coyote and 6r80 in my car, but for the cost, I'll just have to keep making passes with my trusty SBF.

What trans are you going to run?
Since I'm going with a Coyote the TCI custom IFS is a must. Also, this car will never see the drag strip but I will be taking it to high speed touring track days and auto x events, so I think it will be a nice setup.

Currenly I'm leaning towards a T56 trans.

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Well they come stock with IFS, so.......

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Well they come stock with IFS, so.......
Sorry, the "Mustang II" suspension... even though it's not a Mustang II suspension.
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I get it.


But I've been seeing a few people make the AJE stuff work with mod swaps. Since I'm more into drag racing, that's the route I'd go, but the MII stuff sounds like it'll do you well. I'm sure Todd will get it all done right for you.

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Quarters cut out and incredible hulk etching primer on. Lots of sheet metal on order.





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I'll be following this build. It has all the makings for a nice classic with a modern day power plant

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Floor cut out.




TCI IFS kit welded in, test fitted the suspension/brakes.





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Nice work!

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