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Author Topic:   68 Mustang
83_chevette
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted June 25, 2002 02:18 PM
I am wanting to get into racing and I have a 68 Mustang (not the 4 banger)and I was wondering if it would handle O.K on a 3/8 mile track.If you can help me E-Mail me at abetts8783@yahoo.com
Thanks,
Alan Betts

4d_POWER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted June 25, 2002 04:57 PM
The wheelbase might be too short for your class. Make sure you can run it before you build it. That sure would make a mean lookin' racecar, that's for sure!

Go Ford!

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted June 26, 2002 08:51 AM
Personally, I would sell the Mustang and buy a less collectable car, you'll be a lot of money ahead. I think a metric GM would be a much better choice, you will definetly get more useful info off this site if you have a metric instead of a Mustang.

If you're married to the Ford plan, get a Crown Vic. You'll be able to get 2 or 3 for what you can get for even a rust bucket '68 Mustang.

The preceding was purely the opinion of a Chevy man. Ford lovers - don't take it personal.

abetts71
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted June 26, 2002 08:37 PM
You may be able 2 run it if you can get set up rite it would make a mean lookin car.Maybe see what other people say before you go 2 buildin.

Fords Rock

C2W
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted June 26, 2002 10:58 PM
I have seen a couple old Mustangs on the track, but they have ALWAYS been on a different frame. Either a Torino, Thunderbird, or anything else made by Ford. But they do look very very nice on the track. Just bring you to tears when you wreck it.

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted June 26, 2002 11:16 PM
I think you should pass on the mustang. They are not strong enough with the factory shock towers and will bend real easy. You also need to remember that finding parts is gonna be a pain in the rear, also much $$$$$$.

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted June 29, 2002 07:25 PM
I am with the others on usin the crown vic. A buddy of mine runs a 68 coupe mustang body on a crown vic frame, that car looks good and is fast!!!

93racing
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 04, 2002 12:39 AM
Personaly i am a ford fan, BIG ford fan, and a mustang would be fast and would make a mean looking race car, but i think it would be more economical to build a metric GM car, just because you can really make them work, and theres pleny of parts for them out there, such as a regal or a monte or cutlass, grandpix, there all the same!

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted July 04, 2002 01:12 AM
Being from a shop with all Ford racecars. We have tried most all Ford cars for race cars, and We have found that the 79 on up crown victorias and Lincolns are very very good cars and are easy to make work. I am a diehard FORD MAN and I would never stray away from the blue oval just because of cost. Be a leader not a follower!!!

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