The *New* FTR 99 GT Road Race Build

Discussion in 'Build Ups & Projects' started by [email protected], Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Pete@FTR

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    #72 is dead, so its time for a new build. Here's the new car, a 1999 GT. Bascially this car is totally f*cked from the firewall forward, but thats exactly what I'm looking for. Going to be chopping off the front of the car and putting a completely tubular nascar-style SLA front clip. Picking it up this week for $180

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    Specs (for now...)

    Motor
    Cobra 4.6 block
    MMR 5.0 stroker kit
    4v B heads
    Long tubes to side exhaust
    Other stuff too... im not a motor guy lol

    Front suspension
    Fabricated front clip/sla
    Penske or Koni Shocks (depends on cost)
    Eibach springs on coilovers

    Rear suspension
    FTR Watts link
    Fabricated torque arm
    Penske or Koni Shocks (again, depends on cost)
    Eibach springs on coilovers

    Rear end
    Upgraded diff eventually
    Strange c-clip eliminators

    Brakes
    6pot wilwood superlites front
    4pot wilwood superlites rear
    14" DBA rotors front
    12" DBA rotors rear

    Body
    Widebody (a la [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION])
    Big ass wing (a la [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION])
    FTR Splitter (a la inspired by [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION])
    18x10 wheels for some big ass tires
    Imitation is the highest form of flattery and he has basically done everything to make the most badass looking racecar

    Interior
    Full cage
    Corbeau FX1 Pro seats
    Sparco 333 steering wheel
    Simpson 6pt harnesses


    Got some big plans, progress will be slow but I'm excited for the new challenge
     
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    Sweet, I will be following. Did an autocross this summer and I am hooked. I want to make my Fiance's fox a road race car haha.
     
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    Good luck with the build man! Seems like a pretty solid list of mods. Surprised you wont be running your own brake kit.
     
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    Very nice. My ears perked up when I saw tubular front end. My future sees me wanting the first produced for the public.
     
  5. Pete@FTR

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    Thanks man. Actually, it will be my own brake kit. It's going to be radial mount wilwood calipers mounted on an SN 95 spindle with a adapter that will eventually be sold as a kit


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    Ahh okay! Should definitely be a fun ride after you get all that done.
     
  7. Pete@FTR

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    We are going to R&D the crap out of this set up, my goal is to be able to sell it as a built to order front clip.

    Should be the best SLA on the market by the time we are done because it is lightweight and we are not bound by the stock suspension pick up points, basically unlimited control over every aspect of the suspension travel.

    Another advantage is that we are going to be using race style shocks so you can really run whatever you want based on your budget




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  8. SVTstang96

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    Hey man not sure if your interested but I may be able to help with a few of those parts..... I have BBK long tubes for a 4v with matching catted x for inspection/emissions regulations if you have them, and a oem 94-98 svo side exhaust kit, also have a stock steering column with a removable hub for a grant steering wheel if you are looking for one of those also.
     
  9. Orange 94

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    excited for this build!

    Make sure to post lots of pictures!
    Really like your company, if I was building a more race oriented car I would be buying a lot :p
     
  10. RichV

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    Well, knowing Pete, from concept to production is like a week or so.

    I imagine this build should take like 2 months? :D
     
  11. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    This is gonna be awesome!
     
  12. Pete@FTR

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    Definitely in the the long tubes, the rest of the exhaust is going to be fabricated similar style to this guy on corral. Probably won't be needing the x pipe but I'll keep it in mind, steering column and everything I luckily already have from my last car. Motor will be the last thing on the car since I don't like motor work lol.

    Hahaha thats funny. Depends on how many people are buying race car parts, have to budget thousands of dollars for this build lol. Front clip and cage will get started in the next few weeks once we get a finalized design.

    Takes a lot to design this thing from scratch, but the payoff will be well worth it. After the base is done it will probably be creeping progress waiting for parts to come in. Will most likely put a 2v pi motor with some bolt ons in once the suspension is done, and then start building up the cobra stroker once I have a working car.
     
  13. SVTstang96

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    you should do this!

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  14. Pete@FTR

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    Love it, whose car? And what part of the car am I even looking at in that second pic?


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  16. SVTstang96

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    Its actually from a sn95 viper swap. Guy live about 75 miles from me. Cant seem to find a good build thread on it but go to this page and check out his work. Its a ways down before you get to the stang but it could give you some ideas for a few different things. Like a cage... his cage is beyond amazing! Anyways the second picture is of how he routed the exhaust, straight pipe till it turns up into the body, then it crosses over (pass side of exhaust exits driver, driver exits pass) this is where he installed the mufflers also.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nightmare-Motorsports/158734987035

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    Wasn't somebody doing a sn/viper swap on here a few years back?
     
  18. g36 monkey

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    Yes, if I remember correctly it was a project with his brother, then his brother passed so he sold it.


    Either way, [MENTION=17526]Poxenham[/MENTION], excited to see SLA, so many people don't even know what a big deal that is :D
     
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    this should be good!!!!! cant wait to see the front end build
     
  20. MadStang

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    Why only a 4.6 4v. save yourself the effort and drop in a coyote!

    Glad I could provide some inspiration and help along the way!