Ah don't let the know it alls get to ya. The II is just like any other Mustang, with it's strength's and weaknesses. The only thing is with a II getting direct fit parts is starting to get tough, yet you can get complete bolt in whatever for any other Mustang... But it was blessed with a great front suspension, and anything else I can build off of. If you really want to get creative, places like chris alston chassis works and other race car component dealers will hook you up with almost anything for any car... Think of it this way, stock restoration, the IIs are getting rare... And when you are building a dedicated race car, most of the time it's going to be custom built just like every other race car... The II's a great starting platform for almost anything.