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Wide-body71

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About Wide-body71

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    I am Currently restomoding a 71 Fastback. I designed a wide-body kit for the rear of the car and a more aggressive front nose. The back of the car is 6 inches wider than stock to accommodate the 315 on 12 inch rims.

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    Toronto, Canada
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  1. Hey all. Sorry for the inactivity. Every time I want to make a move I’m fearful of a lock down and my car getting stuck in the suspension fabrication shop with me not knowing when I can get the cat back. If and when this blows over I will be enlisting the help of skilled people to finally get this project closer to done 

  2. Going to be sweet. That hood concept would work well on a standard hood because of the original depression they have in the center. I’m excited to see the results of this build !
  3. This is going to be spectacular! I’m looking forward to following. 💥🤛
  4. Hey all. As an update, I’m FINALLY reengaged in getting this build going after two and a half years of next to nothing going. I’m aiming to get the car done for next summer and hope to stick to that deadline. Will keep you all posted in the months to come. Barring any hiccups it should be fun. List is extensive. Custom suspension going to be added, frame connection, Custom fuel cell, stainless exhaust, pulley system, air conditioning, a colour change, reverse camera, sound system, altered stripes, and the list goes on lol.
  5. On another note. I’m going to ditch the leaf springs and go with a three link. I want the 6 way adjustability and Perfoance. Worth popping for. It also makes more room in the exhaust area. Which brings me to the other thing circled in purple, the stock tank. I have a brand new stock replacement but If I was to go to a fuel cell that was only 20” wide, I will be able to get my Stainless steel Varex VForce mufflers out from under the rear seats. Putting them all the way to the back would be a nice touch I think.
  6. Ya Tony. What I love about it is that it’s an equal runner tune port injection style. Throttle response, horsepower and torque all effected. It uses an external ECU that allows you to lock out the distributor but still gives you the proper curve from idle to acceleration. In my experience, locking out a distributor with a carb style fuel injection system has you always set at 35 or 36 degrees. Not optimal. Plus with the large injectors it can handle up to 600hp. You can also put nice power adders to it but I’m not interested in that. Best part is that it will just fit under the hood and look T
  7. Hi all. Long time since I’ve been on. Left the car sitting for over 2 years to focus on other things. My interest in getting back on the car has been peeking and I’m in the gathering of parts mode. Thanks to my cousin, I scored this nice piece and did away with the FITECH. I’m looking forward to the snappy throttle response and a few added horses. Still need to get the Air Conditioning set up and full pulley set up to finish out the power plant. I’m just happy to get something going here again. Glad to be back chatting it up and enjoying all the hard work I’ve been browsing on through these bu
  8. Smart move buddy. Always thought the pillar was way too narrow. Nice glass fit.
  9. Very cool. I was considering getting set up with the system and making it a side gig. Pieces look great.
  10. Hey buddy. So Dean would be the right guy. However, as it always goes, when your good your busy and that means I need to wait. Good news is that it’s not too long. He’s thinking he’d be able to take my car in sometime in January. He also figs about 3 months. So far I think we’re on the same page. Still need to discuss particulars but looking promising. I think once I have the car back and mostly assembled next spring I will look to involve potential sponsorship. Could take the build to its best possible presentation considering where it’s coming from.
  11. Today is the day I meet with Dean. Fingers crossed we are on the same page with the 71 and he takes on the body and painting over the next few months and we can get some serious advances happening. I got a tantalizing bit of info from Joe Desilva at Desilva racing. When I was there with the 17. He tells me he knows people at Ford that may want to put the 71 in their coral at SEMA once it’s done. YOU KIDDING ME!! It’s on baby. Not only will I get to scratch the trip to SEMA off my bucket list but to have something in the show.....man o man. An honour even if it gets no attention.
  12. My 2017 is ruby red. I love the color. Right??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Found this rare ruby red. Didn’t want red or stripes till I saw it and couldn’t say no to it. 71 is likely to get avalanche grey or white. Yet to make up my mind.
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