figured it was about time to make a build thread for my car. Just to keep as a point of reference as it changes over time. I won't be doing anything crazy, but it may serve as inspiration to a few of you all. If this is the wrong section, I apologize. I can delete it if needed, just let me know.
Anyway, here is a brief history of the vehicle.
I'm in college, and sold my Chevy at the end of May, and wanted something a little bit more snappy, and easier to drive in the city. I immediately thought of the Mustang GT, so I started shopping around. Personally, I find the 99-04 body style the prettiest one made, so I was pleased to find they were in my price rang.
Finally came across this '04 GT for a steal. It had a few small issues (some idiot had glued a GPS mount to the dash panel which left an awful residue, fog light was out, driver's side door panel was put on wrong, headlights a foggy mess), but I fixed them in a week and it was good to go. Car had 68K miles on it when I bought it. The women I got it off of was in her late 60's and had been driving it back and forth to the college that she worked at for the last 40K miles. Needless to say I was very pleased. Love this car to death. I paid $100 extra for the parking garage permit so I could keep this thing in the shade and try to preserve that awesome paint.
Now onto the pictures.
When I got it home and washed:
Headlight issue taken care of.
New vs. old
Had it about a week and had to buy some goodies.
Engine bay before:
BBK Longtubes and X pipe
Trick flow 75mm plenum
Engine bay after
Had the biggest headache in the world after the header install. Engine light was on showing 9 various codes and the car wouldn't idle anymore! Cliffyk came through as a life saver on the forum. Turns out one of the 02 and header circuits had the grounds switched.
Tracing the wiring issue at the shop
Went on another week or so and decided it needed a re-gear, so I got Ford Racing 3.73's and a SCT tuner with one of Bama's tunes on it. Wish I'd gone with 4.10's now, honestly. Still it was much more snappy. Barks the tires in every gear when it shifts!
I'd left the cosmetic side without any love for way to long by this point. So I went ahead and placed an order with American Muscle.
Mach 1 chin and grille delete:
Mustang letters, tail light tint, and rear black valance:
Finally, decided to start working on a blue LED interior swap. Got some white reverse glow gauge faces installed.
And that's all for now! I'm waiting on the rest of the LED's to get here from Superbright, and I will update it when they are installed. Also going to do Redlinegoods shift boot, ebrake boot, and armrest cover this week.
As far as plans for the future go, I'm wanting new tires and wheels, nice cam setup, aftermarket stereo, and maybe a SC next summer, money allowing.
Any comments or recommendations are welcome. Thanks guys!