Classics With A Modern Twist

What with the current look down coming to an end next week, we then go into a tiered approach of some sort which nobody seems to understand. On top of that the Christmas holiday season is upon us. People tend not to bring their prized cars out in the poor weather and are tucked up for the winter, so we don’t don’t get to do the normal upkeep on cars. With that in mind the general slow down for this time of year hasn’t seen a slow up in the work pace for us. We suspect that people are taking advantage of the restrictions to move those little projects towards a completion. Here at the yard we are doing the same, our resto mod project is taking some unique leaps forward. All these little posts are related to the original classics, but modern take on them, the revived Bronco, Resto Mod shell and the Mach-E.

Resto Mod

Yogi has been busy with the Resto Mod and has taken a good few hours of trial and error to get the bespoke rear seats to fit. For that very reason alone we are not going to give the secrets away, but we will show the final results when they are fully fitted of course. The results are amazing and look like the natural progression of the Mustang interior all be it with a twist. We have pixeled out some of the ‘clever’ bits Yogi has fabricated. We could if there is enough interest offer the conversion to other cars, maybe.

The front dash has been fully rust treated behind the dash, a time consuming job. Essential preparation, but so often overlooked.

The engine bay is taking some extra smoothing to get ready for the primer, undercoat and couple of top coats.

We hope to bring you some pics of the colour scheme very soon, so watch this space. ????

WebShop:

We have been asked if the Mustang Maniac vouchers are still available? Simple answer is yes of course, they’re available all year round. In fact we have already had an additional batch ordered in, as it looks likely to be popular as customers are not dropping in and choosing for the obvious reasons.

The Postage Poll.

Thanks for votes on the little poll we had about a customer who didn’t want to pay the reduced rates postage we offer. The percentage is that 92% of you agreed with us. Thank you for the support. It seems that we just can’t please everybody, but we try.

Other News:

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 18, 2020 – For once, what happened in Vegas, does not have to stay there.

After COVID-19 knocked out this year’s SEMA show in Sin City, Ford is pivoting to virtually reveal epic customizations of the company’s latest all-new products from the streets of the Motor City. The event — Ford Auto Nights, SEMA Show Special was a two-day live broadcast experience on Thursday and Friday. Ford unveiled customized build reveals, with interactive vehicle immersion sessions and an on-demand content library.

“From upfitters to outfitters, and from hot rodders to outdoor adventurers, the show must go on, and our first-ever Ford Auto Nights SEMA Show Special keeps the customization and innovation going virtually,” said Kim Cape, director of Ford global brand and integrated marketing. “This passionate, die-hard audience with an appetite for our Ford brand is vital to us.”

Bronco

Bronco, Ford’s new outdoor brand of Built Wild SUVs, and the only domestic brand of SUVs with standard 4×4, celebrates 55 years of innovating the off-road landscape.

From the all-new and sixth-generation Bronco two-door, the first-ever Bronco four-door model and Bronco Sport, the Bronco of small SUVs, the entire family is born from innovative design, capability and extreme durability testing to ensure adventure and fun with endless customization options.

The MAD Bronco Sport Badlands turns the Bronco of small SUVs into the ultimate for overlanding adventures. Ford teamed up with MAD Industries for a build that is an outdoor adventurer’s dream conversion. MAD is an established Ford project vehicle builder, with a rich history of custom builds, tricking out everything from a Mustang to an F-350.

The Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door Concept reveals Bronco’s modularity. This concept is built around one of the Bronco program’s customer-use scenarios, in which a comfortable Monday through Friday Bronco is converted for a weekend of extreme off-roading, and then back to stock Badlands spec for the week ahead. Instead of the potential damage to Bronco’s factory-equipped body parts, Bronco brand’s Built Wild innovative design process enabled the concept to have swappable front fenders and rear quarters. Easy to install before a trail ride, and removable, these concept accessory parts are made from robust and impact-ready materials that replace stock painted parts. And for a throwback cue to the first-generation Bronco U13 Roadster model, the Bronco features a tough stepover replacement panel for maximum thrill and open-air feeling instead of traditional doors. 3D-printed titanium parts strip weight and increase strength.

The Ford F-150 Limited Hybrid SuperCrew by BDS Suspension project vehicle highlights the ease of customization of the new F-150 while showcasing the all-new Pro Power Onboard mobile power generator. This is the “foreman’s truck,” which works all week with the tools and equipment onboard to do any job. Friday evening arrives, and those work tools and equipment are easily exchanged for adventure gear and supplies. Sunday evening arrives, the party is over, and it is back to business for F-150 on Monday morning, so the truck easily transforms back to its all business tools and equipment.

The Ford Ranger XLT Tremor SuperCrew, outfitted by Ford’s vehicle personalization team, enables even the most adventurous of lifestyles. Using the all-new 2021 Ranger Tremor as a starting point, this custom adventure truck features a selection of available Ford Accessories and Ford Performance Parts that complement the vehicle’s incredible factory capability and enable adventure seekers to not only get to the most remote trailheads, but also carry a mountain bike, kayak and all the gear needed for a day of hitting the trails and the lake.

Also on the same SEMA event came the big news:

Mustang Mach-E

For the first time in 56 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family, bringing the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E, an all-new, all-electric SUV born of the same all-American ideals that have inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world. The production Mustang Mach-E GT with options arriving next year, is targeted for 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

Just look at it! Ok it’s electric but you just know that it will be the animal to drive that it looks like.

When Ford Performance and Vaughn Gittin Jr. from RTR Vehicles collaborate, you know vehicle performance goes up a notch, as the Mustang Mach-E 1400 demonstrates. The Mustang Mach-E 1400, an all-electric road rocket that shows just how much performance can be harnessed without using a drop of gas. This one-off Mustang Mach-E with its seven electric motors and high downforce is ready for the track, drag strip or gymkhana course – anywhere it can show how electric propulsion promises extreme Mustang performance.

Source: //media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/11/18/ford-auto-nights.html

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