August 1, 2000

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ON THE COVER
Two of the baddest consent to holding still while we snap some photos. Both of these Mustangs are lucky to be part of the Schmidt collection that is safely ensconced at National Parts Depot in Ocala, Florida. Note the window sticker on the ’95 Cobra R—this car is still dressed out as it was the day it was dealer delivered—complete with scant miles on the odometer. The other is the GT500KR featured in “Not as Delivered” as part of the 10 Baddest lead story. Editor Ford took the photo while perched on a very tall ladder amid the freezing 80-degree January temps in Florida.

21 The 10 Baddest Ever…
The editors and a select band of Mustang brothers and sisters make some choices.

28 All About Driveshafts
Inland Empire Driveline has all the answers for your powertrain questions.

32 How To: Adjust, Maintain and Restore ’65-’66–Style GT Fog Lights
Early-style GT fog lights sometimes need a little TLC. Here’s how to fix ’em up.

39 High-Tech Shocks
Edelbrock Performer IAS shock-absorber know-how is available for a majority of vintage and late-model Mustangs.

44 Super Hot Wheel
Jeff Gibbs’ modified ’65 hardtop

46 GT A+
Bill Sebel’s ’67 GTA 390 fastback.

48 Grande’ Touring
Robert Waring’s ’69 Grande’.

50 A Restoration ala Resurrection
Tom Ross’ ’73 convertible.

52 What Is Hip?
Ron Kinburger’s ’68 GT500.

54 How To: Rear Deck and Chin Spoiler on a ’71-’73
When you wonder where it goes, we have a solution—follow the factory.

62 MUSTANG!
Ramping up: the ’83-’86 Mustangs.
Pony Trails 2002

68 Well, Here We Go!
Indiana SAAC’s 25th Anniversary • Carlisle All Ford Nationals • West Michigan Mustang Show • Whew, three in a row (almost) make for a tired but happy trail boss.

78 Mustang Experience
A ’70 428 Mach 1 Cobra named Lucille.

Special!
79 Hot Catalogs A great selection of the best catalogs out there.

84 Hot Chips!
Factory ECUs limit potential performance of stock and modified Mustangs. Let aftermarket chips release that untapped horsepower.