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In the process of builting a Tribute A/FX 65 Mustang ..I have been searching the web for pictures and parts .. Has anyone built or know where you can get parts .. I'm going to us a 427 , 4 speed <acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym> and narrow 9" rear axle with 4.56 gears.. I have had the car for over 38 years ..Its had several engines in the past 289 hipo ,Boss 302 and a 351w ... I figure its time to go all out... Thanks for any help will post pictures of the build..
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Sounds fun. Check out www.gassermadness.com. It is mostly Willys and Anglias, but there are some photos on there of some altered Mustangs from the 60's, Malco Gasser, Revell Kit, plus some 65's & 66's. The search engine on the site doesn't work well, you will just have to browse through the thousands of photos. Have fun!
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Only thing i don't know how they did was the front suspension when they cut the shock towers out.The rest was just standard racing parts of the day.
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Only thing i don't know how they did was the front suspension when they cut the shock towers out.The rest was just standard racing parts of the day.
Didn't they usually use a straight axle like the gassers did?
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Most gassers sat up higher and you could see the axle and leaf springs.Everyone i seen didn't sit that high in the front but i never seen pictures under the front of one either.
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Most gassers sat up higher and you could see the axle and leaf springs.Everyone i seen didn't sit that high in the front but i never seen pictures under the front of one either.
Well I thought that was exaclty how A/FX Mustangs sat.

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The wheelbase on A/FX cars was also changed. Both axles were moved forward. These were the first Funny Cars. That is how they got their name, they looked funny.
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The pictures of the A/FX cars that I have seen didn't have alter wheel base or straight axles.. Ford originally only made ten of the factory cars less engines and had a stipulation that they would never be title to be driven on the street..Most were to use the 427 cammers and a few had 427 high risers.. I have found a little info on the cars ..
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The pictures of the A/FX cars that I have seen didn't have alter wheel base or straight axles.. Ford originally only made ten of the factory cars less engines and had a stipulation that they would never be title to be driven on the street..Most were to use the 427 cammers and a few had 427 high risers.. I have found a little info on the cars ..
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The story on the 66 A/FX is pretty skimpy, but in the picture the wheelbase is obviously altered, with an extra-long front end, and with the rear wheels moved forward.
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The 65 cars didn't have the alter wheel base ...In 66 Most all the cars ran alter wheel base..And straight axles.. But the orginial 10 car's appeared to have stock wheel base.. I'm not going to alter the wheel base.
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The 65 cars didn't have the alter wheel base ...In 66 Most all the cars ran alter wheel base..And straight axles.. But the orginial 10 car's appeared to have stock wheel base.. I'm not going to alter the wheel base.
Well I hope you can find an old article from back in the day that has a lot more details, it definitely sounds interesting & a cool project to undertake.
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Do you guys have any ideas on places to look on the web ?? I've checked out a few most have info but very few photo's ..
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Get ahold of me if you want some more info on these cars.I have SuperStock magazines from '65 showing very detailed photos of the construction of the cars and the parts used,and I also have some engineering drawings for them as well.

And yes,they all started out as stock wheelbase cars for the '65 season (although when radius inch the rear wheel openings for larger slicks,Ford had DST,then H/M bias the cut 2" forward to slightly,but not noticeably shorten the wheelbase).

According to Lee Holman they started building stretched wheelbase cars later,after the original run of cars were out the door.

I've got a bunch of good pics I can forward to you of the Gas Ronda car,the Tasca Ford car,and all the other factory backed cars,as well as some privateer cars,like the "Bowani" car or **** Loehr's "Stampede" Mustang.

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