This ultimate mustang creation started off with an all original $20,000 1967 Mustang Fastback from Arizona. The car was torn completely apart and sent out for media blasting. Upon its return, the car was mini tubed and then an amazing amount of body modifications were designed and constructed.
Here is this amazing list:
The lower side scoops were reshaped and depth was added with meshing behind. All new steel ground effects added more contour and a more aggressive appearance to the stance. The concave taillight panel was removed for a more aggressive flat panel then overlaid with carbon fibre.
A new center body peak was created that runs from the front leading edge of the hood to the back of the trunk lid. The drip rails were completely removed and replaced with a knife like leading edge. A new exhaust opening was cut in the rear lower part of the quarter panel.
The entire engine bay was smoothed and then reshaped using steel and aluminum. A new custom radiator and core support was built with a much different duel fan system. The new Wilwood triple master cylinder was mounted in a custom 3-inch recess in the firewall.
The stock bumpers were trimmed in width and height to pull them closer into the body and better match the profile for the new designed front and rear. All aluminum side/rear belly pans were designed and created.
Now for the complicated modifications: The entire lower front valance was designed, carved in foam for fitting and then sent out to Gemini Technology Systems for a mold to be made. The hood and truck lid were first made in steel and then sent to Gemini as well to have molds made. Once the molds were completed, Gemini then hand laid a carbon fiber composite material to make the final finished pieces. More than 400 hours went into both the hood and the truck lid finished metal pieces prior to molding. Upon final finish all parts of the car were covered in a brilliant Glasurit Copper Burnt Orange metallic paint.
Now that the body was basically completed, the next big parts of the appearance package were the one-off billet machined pieces.
* custom hood hinges
* quarter pillar vent inserts
* new taillights
* front lower valance brake ducts
* side grille air intakes
* custom gas filler cap
* hood vents with custom perforated billet inserts
* cowl vents with custom perforated billet inserts
* teardrop hood pins and bezels
* export under hood brace with custom shock tower mounts
* custom radiator fan covers
* custom air cleaners
* billet washers and fasteners for under the hood.
For the interior, custom billet shifter surround, radio bezel, individual gauge pods, shifter knob and switch panel were also made for this car.
The stock suspension was thrown away for Chris Alston’s total control front suspension with high tech rear mounted steering, plus Chris’ subframe connector system to eliminate flex under hard driving conditions. This system links the front and rear subframe connectors (weld-in) with a bolt in center crossbar.
The front suspension was then fitted with AirRide Shockwaves for the proper stance. The rear suspension is a custom Currie 9-inch (fitted with 3.55:1 posi gears) mounted to a triangulated 4 bar also fitted with AirRide Shockwaves.
The brakes are massive Baer two piece 15 inch front and 14 inch rear rotors mounted to Baer 6S forged 6-piston MonoBlock calipers fitted with Sport Touring ceramic brake pads.
The rims are IForged racing 3 piece wheels with black powder coated centers mounted with Goodyear Run Flats.
The motor and transmission for this amazing creation were from Roush. The motor is a 427 cubic inch small block named the 427IR. It starts off with a Dart Iron Eagle block stuffed with high-end components and Roush aluminum heads fitted to a Roush custom 8-stack fuel injection and ECM. This package produces about 560 hp and 540 ft. lbs. of torque.
The transmission is a beefed up Tremec 5 speed with a Mcleod duel-disc clutch. Exhaust is a custom ceramic coated 3-inch wrapped with heat shield and connected to Spintech mufflers.
The interior in Copperback was also rework considerably. An entire new dash fitted with a hydro formed carbon fiber process and leather eyebrow were created to house the Ford GT switches and Honda push button start button, billet gauges pods mounted with one-off Classic Instrument gauges and Eclipse head unit with billet surround.
The custom center console was fitted with the one-off billet shifter surround (carbon fiber insert) that houses the AirRide controller and the power window switches. The console also houses the e-brake handle. The seats are Recaro with Schroth racing belts mounted to the same processed carbon fibre roll bars. The rear seat was deleted to allow for mounting of the custom made roll bars. The carpet is English wool while the headliner is all suede. The rest of the interior is black leather. This is the ultimate Mustang and if you want to make it yours, it’s on sale for US$219,000 at MW Classic Inc – see www.mwclassicinc.com.