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1969 Ford Mustang Wins Best Ford in Ford at Shades 2016


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When Tim Spencer of Pelham, Alabama decided to build his latest hot rod he knew it would be based on a Ford product. You see there really was no choice since Tim’s dad was a long time Ford mechanic, the Blue Oval DNA runs deep. Tim was always a Mustang guy so it was only natural that his next project would be a 1969 Mustang. It didn’t take long for Tim to collaborate with the team at Goolsby Customs in Hueytown, Alabama. The concept was simple; build this Mustang as if Ford was building it with the technology available today. That would include enhanced suspension, modern driveline and a series of subtle yet effective body modifications.

The front suspension was the first thing to go with the forty-seven year old suspension being replaced by a complete Detroit Speed Aluma-frame. The rear suspension was also sourced from Detroit Speed this time using the Detroit Speed Quadra-Link system. Big Baer brakes are found on all four corners and rolling stock consists of Nutek wheels that measure 19×10 up front and 20×12 on the rear wrapped with Michelin rubber sized 265/30-19 and 305/30-20, front and rear respectively. With the chassis set up to handle modern power a brand new 5.0 Coyote crate motor was hooked to a Getrag six-speed and transplanted into the Mustang. The chassis and power train was now thoroughly modern, resulting in power and handling far surpassing the original 1969 offerings.

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