BasinMotorsports
BasinMotorsports None
11/20/19 2:45 p.m.

First post here, but I've been thumbing through the GRM magazines at my local stores for a couple years.  I plan to start autocrossing next year with my widebody Mustang known as The WideFox.  I've been building it for the last 3.5 years from a delapated car off Craigslist for $700.  I still need to replace a few suspension pieces to better handle a true track, but it's been a fun driver to shows and events the last year and a half.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
11/20/19 2:46 p.m.

This better not be your only post...

 

More please.

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
11/20/19 2:54 p.m.

K-falls?  Nice.  If you make it up to PIR, ORP, Pacific Raceways or The Ridge, drop a line here.  There's more than a few GRM'ers in and around Oregon/Washington.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
11/20/19 4:45 p.m.

 So Rad!

BasinMotorsports
BasinMotorsports New Reader
11/20/19 4:59 p.m.
ebonyandivory said:

This better not be your only post...

 

More please.

I have 120+ videos on YouTube on the build, plus Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.  Tons of info out there, but if there's anything specific you want to know let me know.

 

Stefan: Not sure I'll get up to PIR, but I have been invited out to ORP.  I plan to mostlly run Medford's track since it's about 2 hours away (I'm technically in Sprague River, but no one can ever find it on a map).  Where is Pacific Raceways and The Ridge?  I follow the Eugene (Emerald group) group on Facebook, and may get out that way in the future.  Otherwise I'll try for Good Guys in NorCal also.

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
11/20/19 5:12 p.m.

In reply to BasinMotorsports :

Pacific Raceways aka Seattle International Raceway is in Kent, Washington

The Ridge is in Shelton, Washington.

 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Dork
11/20/19 6:12 p.m.

MORE!!!  MORE!!!!

 

 

BasinMotorsports
BasinMotorsports New Reader
11/20/19 7:41 p.m.
AnthonyGS said:

MORE!!!  MORE!!!!

This was the day I brought it home in April 2016.  Barely could drive itself on the trailer, but we made it!

 

This is where it is today.  I just put it in storage this past weekend. 

 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
11/21/19 8:13 a.m.

Even has its own theme tires. smiley Looks nice!

BasinMotorsports
BasinMotorsports New Reader
12/5/19 10:17 a.m.
MadScientistMatt said:

Even has its own theme tires. smiley Looks nice!

Yes, they were a present from the company that made them.  They wanted to do something a little different.

I bought a brake kit for the car, which came yesterday.  I also have a Maximum Motorsports rollbar coming in the next couple of days.  With two project cars in the garage, it's getting hard to walk around again.  Too many parts.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler PowerDork
12/5/19 11:18 a.m.

I berkeleying love this!

infinitenexus
infinitenexus Reader
12/6/19 6:32 a.m.

Those flares are gorgeous!  They compliment the fox body perfectly.  Any pictures of the story behind the fenders?  I can't access youtube or faceblargh from work so I'm limited to just here.

BasinMotorsports
BasinMotorsports New Reader
12/6/19 3:02 p.m.
infinitenexus said:

Those flares are gorgeous!  They compliment the fox body perfectly.  Any pictures of the story behind the fenders?  I can't access youtube or faceblargh from work so I'm limited to just here.

The fenders are originally a 3" widebody set from Maier Racing made in fiberglass.  These are off their old molds made in the 80s (they have since made new molds).  When I bought them, I didn't like how they fit.  They were really curled on the edges, which you can see in the initial pictures.  It took me about 6 months to cut them up and fix the fiberglass to my satisfaction. After that they were painted flat black, then I wrapped the car.

 

This was my first time fitting the parts to see what challenges lie ahead.

 

This was in process and I think round #2 of the Kitty Hair filler.

This was the first wash just to try and get all of the sanding dust off the car.  I think I sanded and did 3 or 4 rounds of fillers over the course of a month.

This was the finished product.  After the wash I took it all apart again to coat it with 2 layers of paint.  That was sanded to 1,500 grit to give the vinyl wrap something smooth to adhere to.

The last bit of filler applied to smooth the transition from OEM Ford bumper to the Maier fiberglass fenders.

 

Patientzero
Patientzero Reader
12/6/19 3:28 p.m.

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