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Ok,now I think I've seen it all.Someone is trying to build a Fox body Mustang into a pick up drag car...Why???

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Why not? It's his car, he can do whatever he wants to with it. I think it's kind of cool. I think it would be cooler as a street car, but that's just my opinion.

I would love to find a '60s or '70s Cadillac that has been turned into a pickup or station wagon.

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In Aussie we would call it a ute, as the back is attached to the body not separate.

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It would seem like a lot of extra work and I can't see that there would be any advantage.

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18 minutes ago, espo said:

It would seem like a lot of extra work and I can't see that there would be any advantage.

I don't think advantage was his motive as much as "different" was!

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11 hours ago, LDO said:

Why not? It's his car, he can do whatever he wants to with it. I think it's kind of cool. I think it would be cooler as a street car, but that's just my opinion.

I would love to find a '60s or '70s Cadillac that has been turned into a pickup or station wagon.

They are out there. They most commonly are called "Flower Cars" and can be seen at most mafia figure funerals!LOL

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Here's a funeral car.But this Mustang/pick up,or whatever you want to call it,is a drag car.I don't think there's any room for flowers.LoL

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At least in the photo, the craftsmanship appears to be good.

The unnecessary kinks in the upper structure that connects the top of the rollover hoop (at the roof area) to the rest of the frame shows a lack of understanding of load paths, however.

That frame would be measurably more rigid...and maximum rigidity is what you want in ANY race-car frame...if those upper tubes were straight.

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I've seen a few Truck-Stangs at car shows. One I saw was so well done it looked factory. This one looks way to odd to me. 

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Here's another shot of the car.If you want to read the whole article about this very odd drag car,go to Dragzine.com,and scroll down.

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On 4/22/2018 at 10:45 PM, High octane said:

Well, I've seen much worse than a Mustang race pick up over the years.

x2 for sure

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Since the Fox Body Mustang is a shared chassis with a MULTITUDE of other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury (as well as other makes world wide) there may not have been much to change to make the Ute.  Infact, there was probably an Aussie contribution. 

 

I have always wanted to build a SVO or Capri wagon or "Ranchero" using a Ford LTD II (Fairmont) wagon.  Or super base model mustang with a bench seat and column shift using parts from a Fairmont or Zephyr and the square front end bolted to a Mustang coupe body.  

 

 

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