HOW MUCH ORIGINAL MUSTANG IS LEFT?
CAD enabled a suitable chassis to be designed and built, and componentry to be located. “If you think about the original Mustang shell, we removed the floorpan, but the original rockers and A and B pillars are still intact. Basically, we built a chassis and lowered the original rockers — at the bottom of the doors, between the front and rear wheels — to the chassis,” Ian said. The car has a new firewall because the engine’s been moved so far back, but even the cowl is original, albeit modified. “The whole rear quarters, apart from where Jason shaped them; the rear tail-light panel; all the structure around the deck lid and rear window surround; the entire roof; the A and B pillars; that’s all original, save for some repair and refinishing,” Ian said. All the unused components — interior, doors, trim, bonnet, engine and gearbox, etc. — found their way back to the Mustang world, for a new lease on life.