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LateModel Resto Project Coyote Ford Mustang is alive

We were the first to do it right.  There’s no hacked-up Ford Mustang with a Coyote power plant with regard to ‘Built to Cruise’ in any way.  We had help from a plethora of aftermarket partners to champion the car project, and there have been a few other players out there who’ve started their own swaps based upon pioneering ventures witnessed.  LateModel Restoration is one of our long-time partners in the Mustang realm and they now have their own swap project near completion, ready for public consumption.  Their 1997 Cobra Mustang is the latest swap they have tackled and there’s a video posted out there with some captioned details about what all they have put into it.  So be sure to check out their video (link below) and shout out to let us know what you think!

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5.0 Mustang Magazine Features our ‘Built to Cruise’ Project

We have always kept our stable full of Mustangs here at StangNet, and quite often, we arrive at one that is a total hit.  The latest completed project Ford Mustang, Built to Cruise, has just upped its street cred with a feature in the June 2013 of 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords.  So now you can say you saw the best Fox Coyote swap Mustang before it hit print, right here on our site, as we put it all together.

As for the feature in the magazine, we won’t spoil it, but you can grab your own copy and pilfer the pages for a fantastic photo shoot of BTC and of course, plenty of back-story and tech about the car, in case you might have missed it beforehand.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head to your local book-tailer and get your own copy of the magazine!

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Jay Leno to purchase StangNet ‘Built to Cruise’ Project Mustang

Trust us, we were just about as floored to get the call from outer Burbank this morning, too. Anyone who has any remote clue about cars at all knows Jay Leno is a HU-UGE car nut & Ford Mustang fan, and he possesses a crazy amount of antiques, classics, concepts, projects, and relics in his insanely-awesome garage of automobilia. So why did his people get online and scour for our contact information to show interest in BTC?  Probably because the buzz it has spawned since it was built, and that Built to Cruise was the first sanctioned Coyote 5.0 swap into a Fox body Mustang laid out in full spread with documentation & photos along the way, and was done with detailed perfection…not some Frankenstein hack job a shade tree mechanic might come up with.

As for the price Leno is offering, we cannot say just yet, as his agent couple only promise us a few minutes with him on the conference call, and we mostly spent the time “kicking tires” and shooting the breeze.  He’s a pretty stand-up guy and totally down-to-earth.  He has an idea of what we expect to get out of the project and let’s be honest here–it’s not like Jay’s hurting for cash, heh!

Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you posted on what comes next.  We are supposed to hear back by the close of business or at the latest, tomorrow morning…

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Auburn Customs Fox Ford Mustang Coyote Pedal Bracket

All throughout the build-up of our latest Ford Mustang project car, Built to Cruise, we hit certain challenges and bumps in the road that required a healthy portion of blood, sweat, and tears…and ultimately, ground-breaking ingenuity.  One of the key highlights people really liked and latched during the build-up, was the StangNet-designed pedal relocation bracket for the 2011 Coyote 5.0-liter V8 swap into any late-model Fox platform Mustang.  This Coyote 5.0-liter pedal relocation bracket was spec’d out via our own CAD schemes, passed along to prototype stage, and is now being produced by one of our long-term suspension suppliers, J&M Products.  This pedal bracket can be used in any Ford Mustang from 1979 up through 2004, in addition to any other application with a vertical firewall.

For more details, specs, and pricing, be sure to keep reading to get the full description and link to the Auburn Customs store where you can pick one of these up for any of your projects you have coming up!

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Mustang Week 2011 recap

With the heat (wave) of summer in full swing for Ford Mustang fans nationwide, we all know it means getting together for cruise-ins, track events, and most notably–massive Mustang meets.  Unless you have been under a proverbial rock for the past decade, then you’re well aware that Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the most popular gatherings for Mustang maniacs from all nooks of the country.

This year, the StangNet crew was able to join in the festivities with our latest project car, Built to Cruise, and enjoy all the camaraderie on the Atlantic seaboard.  With over 600 Mustangs on-hand and lots of good racing & shining, BTC was a sure-fire hit with late model Mustang and Fox Mustang enthusiasts.

After a decent bout of showing off all the rides in the show, a series of racing events kicked off and all willing Mustang riders were able to put their money pits on the pavement to show just what the driver mod could do.   The results?  Aside from some serious fun for the whole family, you’ll have to keep reading to get the scoop from the Press Release inside.

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StangNet does Mid America Team Shelby meet

Well, if you were not able to get out to Tulsa last week for the 2011 Mid-America Shelby Meet to check out some awesome Ford Mustang specimens, you missed out…really.  Along the spectrum of Shelby Mustangs, AC Cobras, and a grab bag mix of late-model & classic customs, there was a fantastic spread to take in.  So, we’re back from Tulsa to show you but a glimpse of what was seen, heard, and raced…in a breakdown of day-by-day activities as we rolled through the 37th meeting of Team Shelby in Mid-America.

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Built to Cruise is Tulsa-bound

In case you’ve been under a rock for…well, quite some time, we’re here to officially announce the fact our latest project Ford Mustang is currently on the Interstate from Sweet Home Alabama up to Tulsa, OK, for the 2011 Mid-America Shelby Meet.  We hope we are able to run into a few of you at the show & the races, as it’s most definitely going to be an awesome time, as has been in years past.  Built to Cruise (our 2011 5.0 Fox swap Mustang) will be on the prowl and on display, so be sure to stop by and say hello to the team that made it happen!

See you at the show!

Built to Cruise – Hitting the Home Stretch

We wanted to post an update on the build status of the Built to Cruise project.  We have accomplished a lot over the last 2 weeks.  We had some serious build time last week pulling some 17 hour days.  Patrick from Classic Design Concepts flew down to give us a hand with some electronics and fabrication.  He has been a good friend for a long time and boy did we get some stuff accomplished!  Currently we are waiting on the solution for power steering, there are some options, we just need to choose.  We hope to have BTC up and running on the street in about 3 weeks.  Jump on in for some serious pictures and specs.

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BBK Headers for Fox 2011 5.0 Engine Swap

If you have been wondering just how in the heck we managed to get a 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 into a Fox body Mustang with great form sans hacks, well, we’re here to tell about one great feat by a featured aftermarket player which helped make it happen.  BBK worked very closely with us to get the form, fitment, and function absolutely perfect.  If you haven’t already checked out the video we posted over the weekend, then you’re missing out!  It was the first crank-up of Built to Cruise, EVER!  We were completely stoked to see all the hard work by all come into play.

The end game of this note to everyone is to let it be known that StangNet and BBK have worked with great concern for detail on making this swap something that can be done in the future by anyone, anytime, with the will to make it happen.  We’ve taking on the burden of growing pains & lots of documentation so the entire aftermarket doesn’t have to!

Keep reading to get all the specs & notes, directly from BBK.

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Built to Cruise – She’s Alive!


It’s been hell week at the StangNet shop and MANY hours spent on this painstaking 2011 Fox 5.0 swap project…better known as Built to Cruise.  So what do we have in store?  How about the inaugural crank-start, woot!

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