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"Track Rat" Fox body build - Finished!

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Kinda want to build this car in 1:1, so i'll try it here. Kind of a no nonsense, make it go fast and look "ok" kind of build, one you can have a blast in and who cares if it gets dinged.

Not much to show, but removed the side molding, carved in the body line and removed the 5.0 badge (not going to keep the 5.0)

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forgot that.. Working on putting a LS motor in there now.

Also thinking olive drav, and shark mouth paint, little weathered.

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My cousin has a 1:1 90 notch with a 6.0 LQ9 with a T56 magnum 6 speed and that thing rips!! Looking forward to the progress here!!

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Think I figured out wheels for this thing, pegusus tires and rings, gonna trim them and a set of integra wheels (i think?)

should work out well and give me a easy way to have two color wheels too.

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I think they are? They were the wide daytons and I just popped out the plastic part..

I got one done, three to go.

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finished the wheels up, I think these fit the car perfect.

Figured it was easier to trim the aluminum hoops than try and fit the integra wheels in them (once you remove the lip on the plastic integra wheel the diameter of both was really close) a little sanding on the back of the plastic wheel and I was good to go.

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had to do some cutting to the trans tunnel to get the larger trans in so the motor would sit right. after doing that the motor dropped right in. I'll make a new cross-member as soon as i finish up the sanding

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Cool, like the wheels. LS motor in a Mustang... oh well. Whatever tickles your pickle, as I say. haha

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You'd be surprised how many LS motors are in 1:1 fox bodies. It was this or a new 5.0 out of the new boss.. I already had this though

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Yup. I have seen some h/c/i ls motors in foxes and they move out wayyyyy better than the same engine in a crapmaro.

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Liking this a lot. I've built a lot of models to work out rough fitments before building the 1:1 cars over the years. Excellent idea, and much as I love the old smallblock Ford, it's hard to argue with the output /$ of a junkyard LS.

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Liking this a lot. I've built a lot of models to work out rough fitments before building the 1:1 cars over the years. Excellent idea, and much as I love the old smallblock Ford, it's hard to argue with the output /$ of a junkyard LS.

Exactly it, I'm building something id love to build in 1:1 one day. This is much cheaper.

I contemplated putting the coyote from the new boss in, but I don't have that at the moment

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You'd be surprised how many LS motors are in 1:1 fox bodies. It was this or a new 5.0 out of the new boss.. I already had this though

Yup. I have seen some h/c/i ls motors in foxes and they move out wayyyyy better than the same engine in a crapmaro.

The fox bodied cars I a great race car. The guys are just pulling out the old tired and abused 302 ford for the newer low tech push rod Chevy(Buick)LS engine. Nothing new about guys running the newest cheapest option. I am not a fan of this engine in a Ford but it is not my money. I do not blame them one for second. Why be seen in an ugly Camaro or another ugly Chevy when you can be seen in a Mustang, even if it has Buick tech in it(oops sorry Chevy guys) Chevy tech in it. LOL

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I think you are confused about the Buick thing though... The only buick the LS was in to my knowledge was the suv

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