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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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1979-93 Ford Mustang pony wheels from Latemodel Restoration

Every Fox Body Ford Mustang owner has had the tough call of selecting just the perfect wheel to accompany their restoration or customization of their pony car.  As the aftermarket for the Mustang continues to mature and pump out serious quality options, enthusiasts are commonly finding Official products endorsed by Ford.  Latemodel Restoration now offers up one of the most sought after rollers–the Mustang Pony Wheels.

These wheels are suited for fitment to the 1979 through the 1993 Fox Body Mustang (4-lug) and a 16×7″ size, come as a set of 4 (with or without 225/55/16 rubber), and have an officially licensed Ford Mustang center cap with the correct running pony emblem over the tri bar logo.  The Pony wheels are available in silver as well as chrome, and if you elect to get tires along with them, the mounting & balancing are free of charge and an there’s an optional Nitrogen fill-up, also.

Head over to Latemodel Restoration to get a closer look and maybe even pick up a set of these wheels of your own!

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Latemodel Resto Project ‘High Impact’ in the Texas Mile

Pictures hold a worth of 1,000 words–videos are nearly priceless. So check out this video of the Latemodel Restoration crew’s supercharged 2013 Ford Mustang GT taking a stab at the 180mph mark in the Texas Mile.  It’s crazy to think how capable the modern Mustang truly has become with what’s available on the aftermarket…

UPDATE–follow-up video added.
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Spring Cleaning time for your Ford Mustang!

Being as today is the first day of Spring, we figured we would kick off the season with a round of cleaning both at home and in the shop.  We’re already making steps to getting things torn down and sorted out for Project 86 (pictured).  Now THAT is clean, right?  This project and our latest Survivor find, an 1986 Ford Mustang GT, are going to keep us plenty busy over the next several months…and we’re completely fine with that!

Project 86 is going to take some painstaking effort and time to get to full-state, but it’s got nothing on the amount of blood, sweat, and tears we poured into Built to Cruise, that’s for sure!  This time around, we’re going to be “chill” about this Mustang project, and keep it calm…hopefully.  With the help of Late Model Restoration and TMI Products, Project 86 should turn out well enough to turn heads in a classy manner on the stead of a flashy “look at me” attitude.

So let’s hear it–what do you guys & gals have in store for Spring cleaning projects or updates?

LateModelRestoration fuel system for 87-97 Ford Mustang

It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang was bred to produce power and performance.  But what commonly gets overlooked is the importance of pristine and reliable fuel delivery from the tank to the engine bay.  All too often, Mustang enthusiasts bitten by the infamous “mod bug” find themselves slapping on bolt-ons and other aftermarket pieces, expecting ginormous gains in power…but neglecting the most critical piece to the combustion process: fuel supply.

So what does a Mustang owner do when the time comes to either replace (due to fault) or upgrade (due to power demand) existing fuel components?  They hit up the aftermarket for parts, tech advice, and satisfactory service from their suppliers of choice.  In this case, LateModelRestoration is the source to chase down for replacing your 1987 through 1997 Mustang fuel system.  They’ve got all the parts, hardware, and technical expertise to get you comfortably set up with exactly what you set out to accomplish.

Don’t just take our word for it–head over to LateModelResto yourself and see just what they have to offer to get you set up properly!

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StangNet’s Project 86 Ford Mustang begins

It’s the New Year and it’s high-time for a new project!  Obviously, my passion for Mustangs run deep.  When I was sixteen, I had just returned from living overseas and had zero experience with Mustangs.  I remember going for a ride in an ’86 GT with my older second cousin and my grandmother. From that point on I was enamored with Mustangs.  Twenty-six years later, here we are and here is THAT CAR! — the original inspiration.  I picked up the ’86 GT from my cousin last summer who has owned it since it was new, and we here at StangNet have been preparing for a healthy restoration.  This car is solid and completely original, including the struts, shocks, brakes, clutch and even the Marcel fog light covers.

She runs decent enough and currently and looks great from 20 feet, so…  the StangNet crew has decided instead of breaking her completely down and going ground up restoration, we want to work it out in phases.  To start, we plan to restore the interior as it is entirely worse for the wear.  Once we do that, we’ll fix the brakes, get the A/C running, and just drive and enjoy this clean FOX.  As time progresses, we will sort out the body, suspension, and engine.

Once again we have partnered with Late Model Restoration and TMI Interiors to help us with the project.  The interior is the famous Canyon Red and we plan to keep this car as original in form and looks as we can.  Timing is everything and Late Model Restoration just released their latest master catalog which is helping greatly in securing the needed restoration parts.  We found ourselves going between the catalog and their website tracking down the parts needed.  Another benefit is their new video channel detailing the installation and restoring of FOX parts. We have a good bit of experience working on FOX Mustangs, much like on our BTC Project, but not being as familiar with the 4 eyed 86 GT, the Late Model Resto videos help sort out what parts are best to replace and also how to do get it done.

We plan to keep this post updated as we progress with details, a running parts list and before and after images.

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Late Model Restoration overhauling their Ford Mustang image

The Ford Mustang aftermarket is loaded with players, big and small.  What it does have less of, however, is truly real players in the game.  Key businesses and people like this are hard to come by, so when you land upon the doorstep of a great thing, you tend to take notice.

The fine people at Late Model Restoration make up one of the top aftermarket companies in the Ford Mustang scene.  Their long-term dedication to their products, service, and people is totally world-class…and now, they have completely revamped their online presence, exhibiting just what they are–real Mustang fans, focused upon one thing only…the Mustang enthusiast community.

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LRS 1979-93 Ford Mustang water pump & timing cover hardware kit

Tired of looking around for Ford Mustang hardware that just doesn’t seem to make the cut when perfection is the end game?  Whether you’re tearing down or building up your 5.0L or 5.8L Ford power plant(s), you’re sure to come to the realization there are some rare parts indeed; at least rare quality parts.  Time and again, the aftermarket has been going crazy, requesting timing cover and water pump studs for the FOX-body Ford Mustang.

Guess what…ok, you already read the headline.  LateModelRestoration (LRS) has the answer here, everyone!  This kit by LRS was produced exclusively by ARP, so you know you’re dealing with a no-BS arrangement, for sure.

We’ve got a lot more details from LRS, so keep reading to see how this kit can save you some time & pain in your FOX Mustang project(s).

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2011 Mustang 3.7L V6 BBK Cold Air Intake Install

2011 Ford Mustang owners have been singing the songs of sweetness ever since the 3.7-liter 4v Ti-VCT V6 made its way onto the scene, bolstering the baseline pony car into the powerband which Mustang GT achieved just a few years ago.  What’s more, the new Ford Mustang power plant pumps out the 305 horsepower figure along with a economical feat–31mpg on average!  So, once a new Mustang V6 owner has had the keys for a while and the modification bug takes a bite..well, we all know what happens next!  The aftermarket players help quench the thirst for more power by supplying a stream of performance-enhancing goodies.

The latest we caught wind of for the 2011 Mustang V6 is a BBK cold air intake kit, installed on a 2011 V6 by LateModelRestoration.  Keep reading to check out their installation writeup and jump over to their page to check out all the play-by-play photography, guiding the way through the entire process!

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FOX Mustang Door Trim Restoration

As part of the Built to Cruise project, restoration of the FOX body has always been part of the plan.  We have had the Ford Mustang back from paint for about 3 weeks.  We are still waiting on some more engine parts before moving on to the drive-train, so we started on other parts of the Mustang.  After some SEMS black trim paint being applied back to the door and jam area where it was originally applied, we started to put the door and exterior trim back on the car.  This is an update and details of the parts used.  Cleaning up and/or replacing the trim area around the door makes a big difference on these cars.  Take a peek at the images and parts listed for reference.

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