The start of a project

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This is how it all started!

I’ve always dreamed of owning a classic mustang, specifically a 69 Mustang. Never cared about which model, even the base would do. That was the dream I had almost 20 years ago. Eight years ago, I found a car I could afford. It was not in good shape, and was not running. I spend the following few month changing parts here and there, including the gas pump. The car was running.

It is a 1969 Mustang, 351W V8, Jade Green.

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Like i said, nothing much. But it was mine.

2 years later, I saved enough money to get the body redone. Local shop in San Jose, CA. The guy was very good, and took good care of it. I just wanted it to look good. But if i had to do it all over again, i would have waited to get that body done until i was done with all the planned work (as you will see later). But it did not matter. The car looked awesome and I was happy.

I also got a local shop to redo the seats, doors, carpet, etc…that went well too. Looked good. The theme remained black and gray throughout.

 

The problem is, once I had the car looking like this, I realized that I would never trust driving it with the original brakes (front power disk and rear drums), or the suspension. They are the original, never updated. So I decided to embark on the 10 year project of resto-modding the car to build what I want. A high HP machine, built up bolt by bolt.

The decision:

  1. Fix the body (under and in the cabin, not only outside)
  2. Put a Coyote engine in it
  3. Upgrade everything

As I was researching to do the above, I came across the Edelbrock 700HP Coyote. That was it.

With that, the whole project needed to change. Brakes, transmission, rearend, etc… So I decided to share the build here!

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