I tried to make the car look as stock as possible, to surprise as many "ricers" as possible. I'm tring to beat them at their own game. The way I see it, they think their winged warriors are so fast, but when you blow their "clown" effects right off their car, they cry and say " ... that's because you have a V8..." First of all, that's the easiest and cheapest way to make power and to go fast... you neon light, fairy colored, NASA winged car lover!!! I have a 82 Mustang GT with a mild built 460 big block. The engine came from a 68 Lincoln. Factory it already had 365hp!!! With a short block rebuild and some bolt ons, I'm thinking it's a little over 400hp right now. And do you know how much I have into it??? About 1,500 bucks!!! There is no way that a "ricer" can make over 400hp for 1,500 bucks!!!
Anyway, I'm getting off track. Here are some photos of the car tring to look stock.
The car is riding on 14x6 aluminum rims with 215/60/14 on them. I got some cheesy looking wire hub caps to try and make it look more like grandma's car.
I have a full 3" exhaust and muffler, and the car sounds a little "unstock", so I had a muffler shop make me a reducer that went from 3" to 2 1/4". Now I know what you are thinking, "why would he make a 3" exhaust then cork it at the end?" That is why I have it removeable. The quick twist of the wing nut and the reducer comes right out! There is a huge difference in sound with it in and it out. I was VERY suprised!
When I did the turbo swap, I found that the heater blower motor (that stuck out the firewall) was in the way of the turbo itself. So it had to go. I'm not going to be driving this car in the winter, so I tore everything out from under the dash aswell. So when I put the gauges in place of where the heater and AC switches were, I came up with the idea of making a false face plate to cover the gauges. They are held on by VelCro and come off very quickly. Here are photos of them on, and of them off reveling the gauges.
The battery was relocated to the back. So now I have to hide that. But how??? Check out the photos... bottomless box!!
I don't have any photos of the shifter, but I'll tell you about it. The shifter plate and boot is from a fox body Mustang that is suppose to have more to it then what I have. I left out the other stuff and just screwed it right to my floor. It actually looks a lot like the way it was before the swap. Now that I'm running a 5 speed and not the weepy 4 speed, my original shifter knob will not fit. I used the one from the Turbo Coupe for awhile, but didn't like that it had the 5 speed pattern on it. Can't have that. Finally found one in the junkyard that came off a 5 speed but doesn't have the pattern on it... perfect!