Beautifully Built Notchback | Tom's '89 Mustang

Published at Oct 6, 2017
 

1989 Ford Mustang

"The plan was to build a nice driver, not something over-the-top like the Pace Car. Something that anyone could build with the current aftermarket support offered today in the marketplace. Something I can jump in and drive anywhere.

The name of the build "reCoupe", refers to this coupe changing hands a few times and never been finished. So reCoupe means a new life for the car as it came back as something better than before.

We put this car together including paint and body in a matter of 3 months, though I had been collecting parts and pieces for about 9 months for the build. Next phase of the project will include cleaning up the engine bay, doing a set of AFR 165 heads and adding the trick vintage BXR intake."

Below is a brief overview of the build plans for the project.

Interior - The key here is the modernize the interior slightly and use a color palette that the factory never utilized. I think the brown and black contrasts nicely with the white.

  • Custom two tone black & brown interior with custom TMI upholstery
  • TMI Pro Viper Jr bucket seats & matching rear seat upholstery
  • Isotta Steering Wheel
  • Short throw with Twist Machine shifter
  • Full FatMat interior with plenty of extra insulation

Exterior ā€“ Just a clean simple exterior. Not much has to be changed to make a good looking coupe.

  • LX grill delete
  • Saleen/Cervinis front lower air dam
  • Mustang bumper letters filled
  • Clear lights, smoked tails
  • Color match moldings
  • Tinted windows

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Bolt on 5.0 with F cam and Holley intake
  • BXR intake to come
  • Shorty headers & full exhaust

Chassis

  • Stifflers FIT System
  • Stifflers transmission cross member

Suspension /Brakes ā€“ Car needs to be low, but Iā€™m not planning on air ride with this project. Instead I plan on using Raceland coilovers will be used to get it on the ground.

  • Raceland Primo coilovers with camber plates
  • 94-95 SN95 spindles & 5 lug conversion
  • Cobra brakes front and rear
  • Full upgraded supsension bushings, custom upper and lower control arms
  • UPR spherical bushings and shock extenders

Wheels

  • 5 lug - 18x8.5 front & 19X9.5 rear
  • Work VS-XX replicas

Tom @sinisbuilt

Photo Credit: Harris Lu @lucreative

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1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

1989 Ford Mustang

 
 
 
 
 



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