2005 Mustang V6 Resurrection build

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by Kipp07GT, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:52 AM.

  1. Kipp07GT

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    Where to begin with this build. I have been a long time member here. I have been fortunate enough to have owned two 2007 GTs and one 2011 GT. All of these cars have given me great experience with building them and keeping fun in the car community. Recently I found out that I am having my first child and sold my 2011 to unload a extra payment I did not need. I did not have to get rid of it but I felt the extra money could help with changing my office into a nursery and helping my wife during here leave from work. Speaking of my wife, she has owned her 2005 Mustang V6 since new in 05. Over the past two, three years. It has just sat in our driveway collecting dust. I bought her a 2015 Jeep Wrangler back in 2015 and the mustang has not been touched since really.

    So fast forward to now and she told me since I had gotten rid of my mustang I could use hers to do what ever I wanted to with. I like having projects and keeping myself busy when I am not working. So first things first. We are starting with a base v6 with no real upgrades. It has a Roush kit on minus the rear bumper. Cervinis cobra r hood. 20 inch bullet wheels and eibach lowering springs. Everything else is bone stock. First thing to go is the heavy ass chrome wheels. I replaced them with Velgen 20x10.5 VMB8 wheels. I like the concave design and lighter weight versus the chrome bullets. Then I decided to put a GT500 spoiler on it. The car has not a wing on it since new. I hated the factory wings on them.

    Next up I will taking the old suspension off the car and replacing it all with Air Lift Performance bags. BMR lower control arms and BMR Pan Hard bar. I am still awaiting the rest of the parts to come in. The interior is one hot mess. The steering wheel is beyond boring and is being replaced with the Sparco Ford Racing steering wheel. The door panels are gonna have to be completely redone. I may look into swapping them with 11+ door panels. The leather seats have seen better days so I will be looking at something else to replace them with.

    Over the next few months I will be adding more to the car. I am in search of a 05 GT that has been wrecked and swap it over to a 3 valve and change out the old 7.5 to the 8.8. No huge rush on it since I have plenty of time to work on it and its not my daily driver. I wanted to actually keep track of a build for once so I decided to do this post. Thank you all for following along and if you have any pointers or tips please feel free to let me know. IMG_0118.jpg IMG_0126.jpg IMG_0282.jpg IMG_0283.jpg IMG_0285.jpg IMG_0286.jpg 56539906668__69FD468F-BA2E-4F6C-9904-1635ACE787F8 (1).JPG
     
  2. eighty6gt

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    3 Valve! Put an LS or a DOHC 5.0 in that thing. At least a 5.4. :)
     
  3. Kipp07GT

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    If my budget would allow for a coyote swap I would but a simple good ol' 3 valve will be good. If I do run across a full coyote car I will snatch it up.
     
  4. eighty6gt

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    It will still be good. Stuff some hot rod cams in there. Time was they'd sell in an afternoon for a high price. Now I bet there are 2, 3 pair in the classifieds for $150.
     
  5. Kipp07GT

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    I ran BBR cams in one of my 07s and I would think a pair of Hot Rod cams in this one would be nice. It is not going be a track car. Just a weekend cruiser that will look good, sound good and snap a few necks. Plus keep it containable so the wife can still drive it if she so pleases too.
     
  6. golkhl

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    Supercharge the 6!
     
  7. stang_gang

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    buy a car off copart and 4.6 swap it
     
  8. Forty61

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    The Hot Rod cams sound great, probably my favorite mod I’ve done!