Waste of two good cars. I mean if you are going to mate a Supra and a Mustang...at least make it look like a Suprang- the hood, front fenders, and pop up headlights of the Supra, rear body of the Mustang. Engine- take your pick: Toyota's inline six or the biggest Ford V-8 that will fit.
As I understood it that is his plan-Supra front mustang rear. And if this guy can do this then anything is possible with a supra. You may not like it but he is pushing the envelope
Still wondering about an all-wheel drive mk2 :twisted:
Agreed that pushing the limits of auto design is good, but.... well, this guy just has to much time on his hands. On top of that, I happen to be a huge classic pony fan, and that car was good to start with (classic pony looks, big V8, its all good)
I saw the start to this web page a long time ago and just shook my head in disbelief. I honestly never thought I'd see that go any farther as it just seemed too absurd to be doable. It reminds me of something you might see on the Red-Green Show. Having restored and showed a 66 Mustang Coupe in addition to the Supras, I kinda hafta agree it is a waste of two classic cars. Surely if he wanted an IRS Mustang, there'd be a better way to do it and quite frankly, a better rear end than the mk2.
I met Sean at the 2001 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge. He is a bit eccentric, but a very cool guy. As I recall, he wanted to enhance the handling of that old Stang by adding a more modern suspension, brakes. The Supra was dimensionally similar, and available cheap. He was planning to bring this car to the GRM Challenge, but could not get done in time.
Some of his information may be useful to us MKII guys. He is going to dump some major torque throught that MKII diff, and if it can't hold the power, he is planning on using a T-bird or similar diff in the Supra suspension. His engeneering may come in handy for those thinking of major power upgrades.
Niether car was a great example by collector standards. I applaud his unusual creation.
If I had the know-how, extreme boredom, time, and lack of sanity this guy has I would have done the opposite for the general looks of the car. The backend shell of the supra with the front end of the mustang. It would look like a fastback mustang but would have the supra backend and spoiler, would look kinda funky.
I just hope his does end up looking like both a mustang and supra in the end. Otherwise if it only looks like a mustang with supra wheels and called a suprang then I'd see it as a waste.
on a simular note...
A few years back I saw this mustang/ranchero. It looked like a ranchero from the back but had some mustang traits, the frontend was all mustang and it looked mean. Sounded real nice and was fixed up good. Did a real good job with that one, still puzzles me though how they did that.
but one thing i did notice... i would love the time, money and a garage to be able to tear my supra down to NOTHING, like he did, and do a true restoration job. replace any bad parts, paint them all, make it look like it came right off the show room floor... but... i have a life.