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    Project Build. What do you pick, why, and what do you build?

    The hypothetical, buy a project car thread.

    What
    Why
    And what do you do?
    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    Jesus H. Christ, how long is a piece of string. We talking a budget here and/or an age limit?

    I've always wanted, for some strange reason, to build an XF S Pack with a 5 speed box and an injected 351. And make the whole car look factory. No reason other than I think it would be cool and something different.

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    No limits anything goes.
    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    Another perverse project fantasty of mine - building a salt lake racer using two Falcon I6T engines joined to form a V12

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    I wanted to build / buy an early Mustang fast back with my daughter. It would be one of those builds that have the original look exterior, on top of an modern chassis and drivetrain with all the latest comforts and technology, good enough to be a daily driver. We would share the car initially, but it's something I would want her to keep in the longer term.

    We've chosen the early Mustang because :

    We both loved the 69 version. I have since I was a kid watching Moffat ; and

    My daughter spent a year in the Detroit and fell in love with the American car culture and Mustangs over there.

    The project is on the bucket list for both of us.




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    Mustang enthusiast and current owner of a 1969 Mach 1 351 4V 4-barrel M-Code

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    That's so cool Colville.
    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    I've been dying to build a t3 replica but with Barra turbo power. Keep it looking as stock t3 as possible but with way more power.

    Always keep a quiet eye out for a dead fd Rx7 so I can drop a Ls into it. Beautiful cars and i love the rotary but I couldn't own one.

    Currently also keeping my eye out for a 3-4 year old damaged wrx so I can build my own wrx-v. I love our subie xv but it's woefully underpowered. A wrx driveline would fix that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defective View Post
    Currently also keeping my eye out for a 3-4 year old damaged wrx so I can build my own wrx-v. I love our subie xv but it's woefully underpowered. A wrx driveline would fix that.
    Did you see the mob in America a number of years ago who did a WRX conversion using the 3.0 subie flat 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    Did you see the mob in America a number of years ago who did a WRX conversion using the 3.0 subie flat 6?
    Nah haven't seen that, but marty from mighty car mods runs a boosted 3.6 (I think that's its size anyway) from a tribeca in his Liberty wagon.
    Subie stuff is a giant money pit though, nothing is ever cheap.


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    In the words of a wise man: if you don't read the papers you're uninformed, if you do read the papers you're misinformed.

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    Big question.
    So many rides go through my mind but one that sticks out for me that I loved from way back and due to a link we all have is a Detomaso Pantera rebuild.
    Now wouldn't Norm like that knowing we used to supply the 351 clevo then wheezer in the '70's so I was in love with these cars, a poor mans Ferrari/Lambo suits me fine.
    To do a rebuild as this would have me jizzing and being today IF I could fit a Miami in it great ceasors ghost give it to me baby.
    Black ofcourse with huge staggered BBS or custom made 5spokes - customised suspension would be a dream.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
    Sydney is Sky Blue HAL Premiers/Champions 2017 - the Double.

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