The 2015 Mustang is one of the biggest changes to the 50 year old Pony Car in a long time. Before it was released to the public, there were plenty of 2015 Mustang rumors that spread around the internet like wildfire. Now that the rumors are all put to bed and the official spec and information are available. Only thing ... more
Fox Body Mustangs were cursed with sub-par brakes from the factory. All too often, we get so focused on performance mods that we forget to upgrade the brakes to handle all our new found power. This can be a dangerous combination and that is why LatemodelRestoration.com has come to the rescue with brake tech articles an... more
LatemodelResto employee Lee has been on a mission to build the ultimate daily driven road race Fox Body Mustang. Lee started with Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs, UPR control arms and Tokico shocks and struts in his initial build. Lee knew that to achieve “ultimate” with his Fox, he could not leave the 4 lug stock ... more
Once we had the opportunity to establish what we are working with on Project IntroVert, the first thing we established is its pretty evident this thing is in dire need of a top frame! Several pieces were bent or missing and it was not repairable. Due to this being long n/a we started making phone calls and the local U-... more
If you have been following along with Project IntroVert you know that our project car started as a 1988 Mustang GT Convertible that really needs just about everything that breaks on a Mustang of this age. Overall the car is solid, it drives well and runs strong for a stock 5.0L/5-speed combo and we have had some 4th of... more
Installing a new set of rear end gears in your 1979 to current Mustang is one of the best ”bang for the buck” performance mods you can do. This is especially true of SN95 and Fox Body Mustangs that came with gear ratios below 3.55. Besides forced induction or nitrous kits, there aren’t many mods that will give you noti... more
I recently purchased my first brand new car, a 2010 Mustang GT. Of Course working around here you get the itch to start modifying the day you bring it home. I began with a set of our SVE wheels and tires in 18X9 and 18X10 With 255's up front and 275's out back. We also installed a set of Eibach Pro-Kit lower springs (#... more
Well as some of you know, the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 has been making some headlines with its new 3.7L 4V Ti-VCT V6 Engine with a stunning 305 horsepower rating from the Ford factory and a mind boggling 31 MPG. We were very curious to see how one of these cars stood up to the hype that came along with it, so what's th... more
Well, we're finally back in business.
My factory clutch started acting up just a few weeks ago. The factory clutch starting releasing very close to the floor, making gear changes very difficult.
I took the car in to my local Ford dealer, who proceeded to remove the clutch for inspection.
The results were start... more
Part 2 of the 3v 4.6 Fox project is concentrating on getting the motor in the car. As a group here at 50resto, this is our 4th effort at a 4.6 swap into a fox body, so we knew what we were getting into, for the most part. The difference here is the 3-valve. The exhaust bolt pattern is unique... more
In this part of our 4.6 Ford Racing Hot Rod 3-valve swap will complete loose ends that will button up the car and make it driveable. As with any project, this seems to be the part that took me the longest. Building a car is like building a house. The framing of a new home seems to fly, leaving yo... more
If you've been following along, you know that the Ford Racing Hot Rod 3-valve 4.6 has found its place in our '79. The k-member has been swapped, the Mustang long tube headers have been affixed to the engine via Logan Motorsports adaptors, the Quick time bellhousing has been installed with the Ram clutch, and the ... more
My 1986 Fox Body Mustang has been in Texas all its life. It also has Canyon red interior. You can put those together and create a lovely recipe for orange faded seats. Mine had also been worn, tattered and smelled bad, so it was time to pursue new seat upholstery.
Here is what you need for this installation:
1x - M... more
Back in the early 1940's there began a movement that is Still very much alive to this day. The quest for speed was an appetite that couldn't be quenched. No matter how fast you went you always looked for more ways to have "just a little more". The most popular platform to start with in that era were the Ford Mode... more
We’ve said it before, the Fox Body Mustang has proven to become todays 32 Ford. You’ll find today’s hot-rodders installing virtually any engine combination you can imagine into these cars. I’ve seen everything from a Duramax to a Cadillac 500 in a foxbody Mustang. The options are endless, thanks to the 1979-1993 Mustan... more
I recently had the opportunity to install a STEEDA cold air
kit on my 2011 Mustang GT. The 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 STEEDA
cold air kit is a very nice piece.STEEDA's kit is available for either the manual or automatic transmission 5.0. Its
stainless steel and composite construction is of the highest quality. The kit incl... more
If you own an 2005-09 Mustang & have the windows tinted, you've experienced the frustration of having Scratched Window Tint. The reason for this is Ford (in their infinite wisdom) used a bare rubber Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip (the one on the left in the picture below). In previous Mustang model years ... more
If you have had any experience with the 1979-2004 Mustang, you know that stretched clutch cables and broken factory clutch quadrants are not an uncommon thing to find. Over time, the constant pressure and tension that is on the clutch cable causes it to fatigue and stretch, which if not monitored, will lead to improper... more
I'm rounding out the cosmetic portion of my 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 build. Fresh for 2011, Ford introduced the California Special package for 2011 Mustang GT's. The package consists of a few specific styling cues, including a pedestal rear spoiler, billet grille, side scoops, wheels, side stripes and front chin... more
Chin spoilers are becoming one of the easiest, cheapest and best looking way to add some style to your 2005-09 Mustang. We recently started to offer this new Mustang CV2 Style Chin Spoiler and thought what better way to introduce it than to install it on one of our customer's Mustangs. This chin spoiler is made of high... more
So, me and the wife got rid of the gas guzzling Dakota truck and got a 2001 V6 Mustang. Those Mustang 3.8 V6 motors are almost bullet proof and great on gas. We wanted to add to the appearance of the car, and the dingy stock headlights were the first thing we wanted to change. Our SDT-13007S 1999-04 Mustang halo - proj... more
Easily free up some extra horsepower on your Fox Body Mustang with one of the SVE cold air intakes. Not only will you benefit from extra horsepower but you will also benefit from it not breaking the bank! These performance intakes include everything you need to finish off the installation. Installation only requires a ... more
For months and many rides in my friends new 2011 Mustang GTs, I fought the fever of buying a new Mustang 5.0 for myself. Well, in May 2011 the bug turned into a full blown fever when the opportunity to own one for myself was presented. The cure for that fever ended up being a big Grabber Blue pill in the shape of a Mus... more
Well Ford went and did it. The fuel filter location has finally changed. For all of you pre-2005 owners, the filter is no longer in front of the rear end. It has been moved under a cover that is located on the driver-side under-body. You can pick up a new filter on our website here: 05-14 Mustang Fuel Filter. This is ... more
Once the buzz about the new Hurst Short Throw Shifter for the 2011-12 Mustang hit, we knew we needed to get an installation blog going on one since this isn't your typical 2011-12 Mustang shifter! This Hurst shifter incorporates a few new things that most other aftermarket shifters don't include and some features we we... more