eBay Motors is building a project '67 Mustang fastback. Given themoniker, "Fastforward Fastback," the car is already in progress at RadRides by Troy in Manteno, Illinois. Legendary builder Troy Trepanier isthe owner and resident genius at Rad Rides by Troy.
The motive to build Fastforward Fastback is simple: Demonstrate thateBay Motors is the best cars and parts source available for the entireexperience of restoring an automobile. With that goal in mind, the planwas to buy the '67 fastback through an eBay Motors auction, build itwith parts purchased from eBay Motors, sell unused parts through eBayMotors, and hit the show circuit with the final product. After exposingthe car in various car shows and events, Fastforward Fastback will beoffered to the public via (what else?) an eBaymotors.com auction, withthe proceeds donated to charity.
The Rad Rides crew intends to bring their unique look to the '67 Mustangby incorporating styling cues from the '05 concept Mustang. In additionto parts purchased on eBaymotors.com, other major suppliers have steppedin to be involved in the project. Ford Racing has supplied its awesome351/360-horse crate motor complete with GT-40 aluminum heads. With a nodto supercharged Mustangs of the '60s, a Paxton supercharger will befeatured on the car. The car will be shifted by a Ford AOD trans builtby Bowler Performance Transmissions.
Fatman Fabrications has supplied one of its brand new bolt-in StrutSuspensions for ponycars. Air Ride Suspension struts will be used withthe Fatman Fabrications Strut Suspension kit to give the car the RadRides by Troy killer stance. The car will wear Nitto tires and BilletSpecialties wheels. The cockpit will be an artistic blend of old andnew, with help from Tea's Design and a Kenwood and Diamond speakerssound system.
The initial disassembly of the car revealed some repair work that hadbeen done to the 36-year-old warhorse that was not up to Rad Rides'quality standards. For that reason, Troy decided it would be easier toreplace the entire front clip with one from a fellow Mustang partsbuddy, Ed Ohrt.
Follow along as Troy and the Rad Rides by Troy crew replace the frontclip of this Mustang. The metalwork, fabricating, and welding performedon the Fastforward Fastback are second to none, and helpful for manyfacing similar restoration challenges.
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The exterior sheetmetal is chemically stripped with Kleen Strip. Thenthe shell of the eBay
Troy uses a cutting wheel to remove the rest of the original frontframerail sections.
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