1967 Mustang GTA Resto Mod
It wasn’t anybody’s intentions to build a 1967 Mustang GTA Resto Mod with more acronyms than the Department of Justice; it just happened that way.
You see, this GTA has a TCI AOD, R&P, DFI, MP3, GPS, AM/FM CD, PS, PB, PW, PL, AC, COS, a LED TBL, COS and of course IRS. Even from birth, this car packed GTA emblems, which translates out to be a “Gran Turismo Automatic’.
1967 Mustang GTA Resto Mod IRS Installation
From the get go on this restoration, it was planned to install an IRS or “Independent Rear Suspension” out of a 2004 Mustang Cobra. To accentuate the 3:50 gears in the IRS, while in 1st gear and relax it down to a fuel friendly ratio at highway speeds, we looked to a Ford “Automatic Overdrive Transmission” or AOD from TCI.
Our customer’s power plant of choice was a 345 horsepower 302 crate engine from Ford Racing. Induction on our crate engine would be a BBK Performance plenum. Injection would be controlled by Accel’s DFI or “Digital Fuel Injection.”
The front suspension would be upgraded with COS or “Coil over Struts” by RRS or “Revelation Racing Supplies.”
Rack and Pinion steering from RRS was added. With the factory disc brakes on the Cobra IRS and large front disc brakes supplied from RRS, our GTA now has “Four Wheel Disc Brakes” or 4WDB.
Modifications to the interior included three-point restraints front and rear and LED, “Light Emitting Diode”, TBL or third brake light in the rear deck to match the LED tail light upgrade. The upholstery was updated with custom leather seat covers built to hold custom seat foam with added bolsters on the sides of the cushions.
Electronics include a Dakota Digital – Digital shift indicator , an Alpine stereo with a 50 gig memory MP3 player, a Garmin “Ground Position Satellite” system or GPS that provides the driver with maps and retailer information including restaurants, gas stations and more.
The caliber of this car amazed all who gazed at it and shocked a few not expecting a coupe to be so well endowed.
This truly was a car that spanned all generations with responses of neat, sweet, and OMG!
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