That looks really clean Michael. Not sure if you've mentioned it, but is that a mostly appearance thing? I don't see it doing much sitting that high off the ground. I could be wrong though. Just finished reading the thread about airdams/splitters in the road race section.
BTW, my co-op is ending here in about 3 weeks. Finally gonna be heading back to knox and wrapping up my last 3 semesters at UT. Gonna be living with two buddies at one of their houses. Finally gonna have some decent space to work (unlike the tiny condo garage where the IRS swap happened). That is, of course, assuming that Aaron can keep his 300zx running for more than a month at a time.
On another note, I'm starting to car hunt again. I'm looking for another 87-95 mustang to play around with. I've seen a few things here and there on craigslist, but nothing has really clicked yet. I'm gonna hit the search hard when I get back to knox and can easily run out and look at a car (little difficult to do that when I'm 2 hours away).
Here's what I'm looking for:
87-93 Coupe cars
-My thought with this is a full out performance car. No interior, custom dash, aluminum seat, etc. A streetable car (enough for a drive to the dragon, but not super long extended trips) but very close to pure performance. I want to be able to take this thing to an autox and do well, but still be able to drive it home (no trailering the car). A 4-cyl car is preferable, as they're less likely to have messed up torque boxes and bent bodies. This is not going to be a "pretty" car, but it will be fun to drive.
-Thought here is still performance, but far more street friendly. Keep the interior and accessories (AC, heat, etc) but still allow for fun driving. Minor mods like a slight lowering, slightly better alignment, possibly coilovers. Be able to autox the car, but still be able to take it on a long drive without too much hassle. This car would (hopefully) look better than the foxbody option. However, if the paint is sort of "bleh" but it's cheap, then the first option still isn't out of the question.
My price point is no more than $1500. I know it's not much, but I'm sure I can find something for that or less.
The reasoning behind all this is because I'm currently at a middle ground. My car does well at the autox right now. I was consistently .1 seconds behind the guy with a 93 coupe with no interior, lowering springs, wider rims/tires, no fuel injection, no sunroof, and no accessories and a slightly stronger motor. However, I don't like how it does on the street. The interior rattles so much on rough pavement it makes me want to set fire to it. I don't want to strip the car down to nothing because really, it's still a pretty nice looking foxbody. It looks good from 10' and I get compliments on a pretty regular basis from people on the car. On the other hand: to make the car a really nice, pretty street cruiser, it's gonna take a TON of money in paint and body work and interior pieces.
So, my plan is to buy a replacement for my current GT, remove my expensive bits and pieces (IRS, STB, k-brace, etc) replace them with parts from the new car and sell it off, and then either make a nice street car or a hollowed-out racecar out of the new one. I'm more inclined to the latter because I always have my Grand Prix for reliability and daily driving.
If you guys could keep an eye out for any potential cars, it'd be awesome. Feel free to criticize my ideas here. It's all still up in the air.
1993 Mustang GT - Sloppy Horse - SOLD
1994 Mustang GT - Dedicated Racear - Full MM catalog with 03 Cobra IRS - Codename: Rigid horse