Rolling Out

The main work for the Onion Mustang has been completed and now she is now a rolling restoration. A massive milestone in any restoration in fact, the car will now be moved to another workshop so that the rest of the project can be completed in a quieter atmosphere, and should be well out of harms way. The car looks amazing and attention to detail is so easy to see, we don’t need to tell you. just have a look at the pics!

Park & Pic

We are going to make this a honoury Park & Pic this week, even though she has not been finished yet.

Editor’s Note:

From the pic above, I think a nice set of Magnum 500s in chrome would look the absolute business on the car. Just like these on a previous beautiful restoration. Click here for the full story on this car’s rotisserie restoration.

What do you think, any other suggestions?

Yogi has now plumbed in the engine and gearbox doing more bespoke, hand-made, one-off workmanship.

The rest of the bodywork has been bolted into place and gapped once she was sitting back on the floor with her own boots on.

We then were able to wheel and steer her out into the yard for a little photo shoot.

In case you had forgotten what she looked like when we started, the before and after:

News:

Heritage-Inspired Grabber Lime Arrives for 2020 Ford Mustang

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Ford is unveiling Grabber Lime for the 2020 Mustang. More potent than kryptonite, this high-impact green inspired by a vintage Mustang color from the 1970s is sure to leave other muscle cars green with envy. “It’s lime green on steroids,” said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. “This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy.”

Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models. “These bright, vibrant retro colors are trending in design – in home furnishings, sportswear and even appliances,” said Whalen. “Aspirational and confident, they are fun, youthful colors that make a statement of how you want the world to see you and who you want to be. And your car is an extension of that.”

source:  https://www.at.ford.com/en/homepage/news-and-clipsheet/news/2019/3/green.html?cid=BOC-2019-03-15

Did you know?

When the 2020 Shelby GT500 goes on sale later this year, it will be the quickest-accelerating, most aerodynamically advanced street-legal Mustang ever, thanks to virtual testing in supercomputers and 3D printing.

Borrowing best practices from more than a century of racing, Ford Performance designers, powertrain and aerodynamics engineers functioned as a virtual racing team to test hundreds of designs both digitally and physically. They used state-of-the-art digital and additive manufacturing prototyping tools as part of a mission to make the ultimate, most advanced performance street-legal Mustang of all time.

“We created and studied designs among the engineering teams and proved out different strategies long before we built our first prototype cars,” said Matt Titus, Ford Performance vehicle engineer. “Not only did this improve the effectiveness of the designs, it dramatically reduced the time it took to develop the GT500 – and the costs associated with that.”

Every millimeter counts for the Mustang Shelby GT500 to deliver on downforce, braking and cooling targets. The team leveraged Ford’s vast resources of advanced design simulation tools, including the Ford Performance technical center in Concord, North Carolina, and rapid 3D prototyping systems at its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan. To physically validate the improving designs, Ford’s wind tunnels in Michigan and Windshear rolling wind tunnel in Concord were also used.

Real-world testing still matters, so the Shelby GT500 team ran extended high-speed tests on some of the most notable racetracks across the United States – including Virginia International Raceway, NOLA Motorsports Park and GingerMan Raceway – to refine the aerodynamic designs and help the all-new Shelby GT500 deliver the fastest track times ever in a production Mustang along with improved driver control for greater confidence behind the wheel.

We are starting to work another car, a coupe this time with some major metalwork being done on it. We have given this car the name SPS – Six pot Sprint. We shall bring you pictures of that next week.

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6 Responses to Rolling Out

  1. Gregorski says:

    Had a lucky opportunity to take a long look over the onion recently and the bits that will be seen when it’s finished are done to an amazing standard of workmanship. The bits you will not see…are done to exactly the same high standards….considering that the very lucky owner, the Mustang Maniac team and a few lucky customers are the only ones to ever see the hidden quality…..but quality is quality! Great job guys….Al is the ‘mustang meister’!!

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  2. John Norris says:

    The car looks great, but then I always love a black ’67 Convertible 😉
    I agree with you, chrome Magnums would look great, the Torque Thrusts if that’s not too predictable. I have Rocket Racing wheels on my black ’67 ‘vert which I think can work.

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  3. Thanks for the comment Norris. The magnums are a great wheel and chrome would set that black paint job off to it’s full potential.

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  4. Just loving the The Onion. Of course the 66 Coupe is amazing too. 👍😃😃

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