I love your enthusiasm Steve! You're describing an extremely advanced custom build. Basically, you're talking about a SEMA show car build. Unless you're a master custom car builder, the surest path is to commission Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, or The Roadster Shop to build it for you. They will handle all the details. Just tell them what you want and open up your wallet. I think this would be an extremely challenging project even for them....has anyone done that?
So let me get this straight? You want to take a great car and then ruin it? Ugh.Best handling aftermarket suspension front and rear for a car with a
has anyone done that?
- 5.2L Supercharged Cross Plane Crank V8
- TREMEC® 7- Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
- best aftermarket brake set up...I have looked at shells available but would prefer to find a restored donor with the proper interior/trim etc...
- Essentially re-body a 2020 Shelby GT 500
Correct...but with a 67 fastback and a 2020 power plant if that all makes sense..Take a look at the Vehcor You tube channel. vehcor
Generally the guy picks up modern salvage cars and trucks and rebuilds them to a high standard. Recently he picked up a 65 Mustang convertible that was not a wreck and a wrecked 2015 Mustang and is combining the 2015 chassis with the 1965 body. His goal is to have a finished car that has all the modern equipment and features with the classic looks. Is this sort of thing similar to what you are contemplating?
Exactly...hence my thread...Nice to see the response and comments all good...So let me get this straight? You want to take a great car and then ruin it? Ugh.
Buy something that’s already a mess and do that or as others suggested buy a Dynacorn body. Then spend as much $$ as you want and share your progress with us.
Otherwise all your doing is using the external sheet metal and some of the interior as I’m sure you will customize that as well. And like others have said you need to think this out more as far as what you want and how much $ you want to spend.
I like the 67 Bullet look, so the question is what to put under it. I have see the builds by Revology and they are nice but I would rather manage the project my self. it's not a 6 month project as it might take that long to sort out the solution approach and source the car/cars...I don't want to waste a penny if I can avoid it thru proper research and sourcing..Wait!...there's more.
1. what do you like? Stock, day 2, can't be beat stop-light dragger? Eleanor?, full custom? lowered/autocrosser style? You decide.
2. Then look into your income. Got enough for any or all of that? Got a wife that supports this? Seems everyhing cost more than you think, or planned on.
3. Where to look? everywhere. But cars from the south west, southern west coast seem to have less rust issues. Might be cheaper to buy someones already started but given up on project.
Engine: what do yo like or have the ability to work on?