This started out as a beat up old '75 Mustang II Ghia with a 140 cubic inch inline four cylinder and a tiny little four-speed manual trans with a teeny little some kind of rear-end (I forget which kinds) I picked up for $250. I brought it home and promptly tore everything off and out (wow, did my land lady love ME. This car is why I bought a house, WITH a garage). I originally put in a near-stock 429, which was transformed into the 557 mauler when I threw a rod out the oil pan. I built the engine with a SCAT steel crank and H-beam rods, with J-E flat-top pistons so I could run 91 octane with only 10.6:1 compression. Pump gas all the way, baby! For an overview, I spent three years off and on getting this Mustang so it'd be streetable AND kik-ass on the strip. Big Block and Wide Tires is the way to go! Anyway, almost EVERYTHING on this car had to be custom made by myself. I went through probably a couple hundred pounds of raw steel making brackets, braces, reinforcing, mounts, holders, tubes and exhaust. I did so much welding a couple days, I got sunburned THROUGH my shirt. Guess I should have worn a smock. Oh well. Everything but the door handles was changed. It was way too much work, but I managed to get through it. I AM proud to say that I did EVERYTHING on this MYSELF with exception of mounting the tires and the Block Prep (no, I don't have a machine shop or a tire mounting deallie).
INTERIOR & ACCESSORIES
The dash was hand built, with rocker switches for everything. No idiot lights; mechanical gauges for everything. Entire car rewired, with the custom fuse panel located in the glove box for super-easy access. Racing seats with 3" belts, an 8-point cage. Carpeted wheel tubs. Yellow-on-black lightening-strike pattern on the door panels match the custom rear interior panels, head liner also black trimmed with yellow, upholstered by me.