Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
May 3, 2012

Long-running project might be an understatement when it comes to Fox 500, but I've always said you are never really done with a project until someone else is holding the title. So if you enjoy toying with Mustangs, it's nice to keep them going.

Honestly, I had hoped this one would be "done" a long time ago, but I knew it would be a while. Since it began with the at-the-time outlandish concept of transplanting GT500 power into a vintage Fox, it was bound to take a while. Any project of this scope will create its share of complexities.

The mechanical end of things actually went along pretty smoothly under the tutelage of Paul's High Performance (www.paulshp.com). Then the paint went downright swiftly over at Motor City Solutions (www.motorcitysolutions.com). When I received the functional and beautiful car back at home, that's when things really slowed down.

It's easy to let life and daily work get in the way, but I have been chipping away on it a little bit at a time. Of course as you get closer to the finish line, the excitement builds, and it makes it easier to make progress in chunks. It came time to bring another installment to you to see how the finished interior will look.

Admittedly some of this is a facade, as there are some quirks that need attention and the matter of an audio system to install. However, you have to admit that it's quite a transformation from the worn gray interior that this car arrived with.

Horse Sense: You know how the factory door panels warp with time, especially if they get a little moist? Well the reproduction panels from TMI Products not only look great, but they are far more rugged than particle-board stockers. The TMI units are built to last.

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