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RPM PROJECT CAR

NOW WE’RE story by photos by

Toby Brooks

PART 16

ROLLIN’ >>With a trick Ride Tech front suspension installed, our 2006 Mustang project car’s rolling chassis nears completion

W

e admit it. We are a little jealous. Springtime is in the air, and with it comes the promise of a new race and show season. While many of you are tuning and shining your rides in anticipation of better weather, we eagerly await the day when we can maneuver into the cockpit of our wild 2006 Mustang Pro Streeter, hit the ignition, and just go. Unfortunately, we aren’t quite there yet. So no, we won’t be hitting opening night at the dragstrip for test-n-tune. And no, we won’t be finished in time for the first show of the season, either. However, we are thrilled to be able to report that after countless delays, a shop change, suspension

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revisions, and all sorts of other obstacles, Donald Williams and Bobby Startcher of Virginia Rod Company (VRC) have grounded Project aPocalypSe Horse, and it is a glorious thing. Off the jig and on the ground at long last, it was a beautiful sight to see all four tires touching the shop floor. It is exciting to see progress! As with nearly everything so far on this build, it wasn’t without its difficulties, though. As we shared last month, we opted against our initial plan of Ride Tech adjustable air struts in favor of a modified Mustang II front suspension with Ride Tech ShockWaves. In our opinion, once again, master fabricator Bobby Starcher knocked the design right out of the park.

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