HOW MUCH ORIG­I­NAL MUS­TANG IS LEFT?

NZ Performance Car - - Hoonicorn -

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.

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