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Finally put my order in last night!!!!! Talked to Courtine this morning to finalize all of my options. I took advantage of the 50/50 sale been waiting patiently for it to happen and loaded up with most of the options. I have been waiting 13 years to finally pull the trigger. I have been lurking on FFCARS.com forum for years on and off. Little about myself I spent 10 years in the Army serving with the 1st SFG (A) all ten years, and have been working in the unit as a contractor for the last 11 years. While I was deployed to Afghanistan in 04 I saw an ad in Mustang and Fast Fords at least I think it was that magazine, might have been another Mustang magazine. That’s when I thought I’m going to build one when I get back, well life got in the way and 14 years later I’m finally building my dream car. I had mixed emotions when ordering, I was nervous about spending so much money in one shot, but so excited about finally building one. I have been following Edwardb’s Coyote build religiously, what a great write up. So I am going down the same path as him, and hope to come out with as close of a high quality build he did. Here is my build plan. I plan on ordering the Coyote package through Forte’s Parts Connection, going with TKO600 along with his hydraulic clutch setup. I plan to use the stock Mustang gears ether the 3.31 or 3.55’s if I can find them. Brakes are going to be 04 Cobra 13” up front with stock 15 Mustang rear brakes both with upgraded rotors and pads. Using Whitby Motorcars Power Brake Kit, Complete along with Wilwood pedal assembly from them. My complete date is July 8 and scheduled with Stewart Transport for a delivery around the week of July 24. I can’t wait for the fun to begin and want to think all of you guys who have made building one look so do able. The forum has been so valuable to me already and will continually be referenced as I build my dream car. Oh color I plan to go with Ford Deep Impact Blue with Silver strips matching the Halibrand wheels.
Base kit
Powder coat frame
Body cutouts
Front lower tubular A arms
2015 IRS
Vintage gauges
Leather seats
Halibrand replicas W/NT555 G2
Wind wings
Sun visors
MK4 Floor mats
Assembled louver
Complete fuel system
Battery cutoff switch
Front sway bar
Rear sway bar 15 IRS
Wiring harness
Chrome roll bar
Roll bar grommet set
Leather Steering wheel
Coyote install kit
Heater Defroster
No 50/50 sale on these parts
Coyote Power steering system #16137
FFR MK4 spindle kit #14850
Radiator #14301
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Thanks Brian, now its time to start cleaning up the garage and building a body buck.
 

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spent ton of time looking for parts on the web. Finally got front "Cobra" calipers for 13s up front and rear brackets for the 11.65 rears
 

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congrats. Looks like a great build plan. You cant go wrong following EdwardB's thread. I used that more than the build manual! Delivery will be here before you know it!
 

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Must have read the same Mag

Hey Paul,

I was in Afghanistan in '04 also. I was at Bagram AFB with the A-10's out of Davis-Monthan. I too saw that same article and was hooked saying I would one day build one of these great cars. Well in November my dream true and my build began. See my build thread FF Rocket stories sound familiar. Once again congrats on the dream coming true. Also thank you for your service while in and what you still do for the Army. I have 4 year till retirement and will be driving that dream that started back in '04 freezing my A## off on the flightline.

Cheers,

Greg Allan
 

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Spindles and hubs on their way. 93 cobras
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93's ?? aren't they 4 bolt? - Ideal spindles 94/95 dog legged.

A 3.31 rear gear with Coyote perfect I have 3.55 2nd runs out too soon. With 400 hp you will be just about right, 3.27 or 3.08s could work as well.
 

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Madness is right, my wife thinks I'm going way overboard and I haven't even touched the car since I bought it.
YEP my wife thinks the same thing and its not even in the garage yet. Funny thing is delivery is scheduled for right around her birthday. >:)
 

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Scott, yep Edwardb thread is like a build manual onto itself. Was a little intimidated with going the Coyote direction but after reading his 100% confidence now. Your build is very nice also. Beautiful pant you have, will be borrowing you paint scheme on the Coyote engine cover love the way it looks. Have been follow you on Instagram, very nice picks.
 

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Allen, was also at Bagram AFB on camp Vance the SF compound Oct 04 - May 05. Did a lot of ring flights out of their to all the fire bases in the north. I got out in 06 and have been a maintenance lead contractor for the Special Forces group. We repair and rebuild all the special op vehicles, Polaris RZRs, ATVs, snowmobiles and a lot of other specialized equipment. Cold flight line for sure been there done that, who would of thought there would be snow in Afghanistan. Four years will go by quit for retirement. Wish I could of stayed in to retire but things happen and family comes first. Thank you for your service and continuing the fight.
 

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Congrats! I thought I waited a long time.
Yeah, wife said along time ago old guys with gray hair build those cars. I have some gray hair now so it was finally time. LOL :smile2:
 

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Welcome

93's ?? aren't they 4 bolt? - Ideal spindles 94/95 dog legged.

A 3.31 rear gear with Coyote perfect I have 3.55 2nd runs out too soon. With 400 hp you will be just about right, 3.27 or 3.08s could work as well.
What trans are you running? Got a quote from Forte and thinking about stepping up to the T56 instead of the TKO600.
 

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Me, stock 302 T5 3.55 gear 2nd gear done about 63 mph at @6000 rpm, Cruise 65 mph @ 2200 rpm +/-.
 
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