Restomod Mustang – Best of Old and New

December 20th, 2019

What do you get when you take the very best aesthetic details of a 1970 Mustang Fastback – then add the very best modern performance parts (including a Chevy engine) of today? Take a look at this video for the answer. This is one beautiful classic muscle car that performs like a late model race car. It’s called the Ruffian Mustang. Check it out.

Believe it or not, it all began with a rusted out daily driver Mustang. Nothing special here; just a run-of-the-mill powertrain, stock chassis and porous sheet metal. After the body is separated from the frame, the sheet metal is repaired, everything is stripped to the bare metal and several coats of protective paint are added. The frame is also altered to accommodate the modified Ford 9-inch rear end (Detroit TrueTrac with 4.11:1 Richmond gears) and four-link rear suspension, as well as the aftermarket front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering. A full roll cage and custom wheel tubs are also added, along with a Brembo four-wheel disc brake setup.

The entire fuel containment system is upgraded. A differential cooler, oil pump and rear axle vent are added in the trunk. The battery is also relocated there.

The engine was upgraded to a 7.0-liter (LS3 platform) V8 from Blueprint Engines (rated at 625hp). With the engine, transmission and rear end installed, the rolling Ruffian was off to the paint shop.

With a thick coat of grabber green hanging on the Ruffian, a set of fat wheels and tires and some factory-style decals are added. This car looks great and sounds even better. You don’t want to miss this one.

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