Chip Foose Preps '71 ‘Mach Foose’ Ford Mustang Custom Car for SEMA 2017 BASF Booth
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Chip Foose and his team are well known in the automotive world. He has completed numerous custom auto builds and restorations, and has won many industry awards.
He was the star of "Overhaulin," a car-restoration reality TV show on the Velocity Network, and makes appearances at automotive events worldwide.

Time is running out for Foose and his team. As of today, they have only 41 days left to complete a car build project out of their Huntington Beach, CA, shop for SEMA. They are putting a 1971 Ford Mach 1 Mustang body onto a modern 2010 Mustang GT, extending the wheelbase by 3 inches. The front end will be completely restructured with new strut towers and a cleaned-up engine bay.

Chip Foose's social media accounts posted the following information about the "Mach Foose". The ’71 Mustang’s stock rear quarters will be replaced with quarters from a 1970 Mustang. These new panels will add new shape and width to fit the wider rear wheels and tires. The car will use Baer Brakes and EradiSpeed rotors.

Eddie Kotto of Kotto Auto Glass helped Team Foose with the rear window of the car. Eddie's team custom-cut a piece of glass from a Ram 2500 van to make the flush mount rear glass that the Mach Foose needed.

Team Foose is known for its exclusive use of BASF paint. On a social media post, Chip Foose said, "We exclusively use BASF Refinish Glasurit products."

The completed project car will debut Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the BASF Refinish North America booth at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

   
   
   
   
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He's done just about everything else, I wondered when he'd do a 71 Mach1.
 I wish I had put copy rights on my Idea of putting a 71 Body over a late model like he is. Damn always a day late, and a dollar short as usual. Oh Well 
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Interesting...I like what they are doing to the car.  Quick question and I wish I have  brought this up over the years but it recently hit me at a car show over the weekend.  I do attend quite a few shows to see what cars people have and what they have done to them.   Once observation is 71-73 Mustang/Mach 1 hood fitment.  I don't believe I have ever seen one with above average hood fitment.  I am assuming this is due to the long length of the hood as well as the natural curve it has that makes it almost impossible to lay even with the fender.  I generally always see good even gaps between the fender and the hood but most every hood I see sits higher than the fender at some point between the grill and the cowl.  Is this a general problem with 71-73 cars or is this just an aftermarket body panel issue?
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Yes in my experience with the 71-73 Mustangs all included. They all had similar issues as you describe. Weak, lousy, rusty, hinges. Pretty stiff springs and the length of the hood all factored into lousy fitment.  Huh  That was one thing I had worked on pretty earnestly on the one I was going to build as I had to replace the right fender and had spent considerable time trying to make the hood fit as it had a little damage same as the fender, and I had it pretty close. It's like everything else, How picky are you???   
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1995 Honda Pacific Coast
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JTS, All of those factors crossed my mind for original hoods.   Like I mentioned, the cars that I did see the gaps between the fenders and hood were perfectly even and straight right up the car.  It was the side shot that you can see the highs and lows of the hood and fender. 

Like you mentioned, how picky are you?  Sometimes you have to pick and choose the battles you want to fight.  Split the difference and let it go as I did with an aftermarket rear bumper.  It drove me crazy because I couldn't get it to line up evenly with the quarter panel as the factory bumper's did. After all the disappointment of the poor fitment I could barely notice it now.  I guess a get a little anal (hate that word) once in a while.
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Yeah we mechanics, bodymen etc. have a tendency to be that way. Although, there are some out there that take the "Carpenters" approach, and try to hide it in the cracks!  Naughty

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1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
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I have nothing positive to say about this Foose project.
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(10-05-2017, 09:50 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I have nothing positive to say about this Foose project.

I know I must sound hypocritical because I said I like what their doing, but it is not what I would do to the car if I owned it.  I am not a big fan of mixing old with new.  However, it is interesting to see cars like this.  It's sort of reminds me of a prototype car if you turned the clock back 40 years or so.  It has a more modern, ahead of its time, look to it as many of the prototype cars did.
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I am also not a fan of mixing old with new.  It removes all elements of what the car truly was.  In my mind, it's simply different and not better.  I never understood why some want old classic cars to drive and ride like a new car.  I like that sense of being taken back in time when driving an older car.
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(10-06-2017, 04:21 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I am also not a fan of mixing old with new.  It removes all elements of what the car truly was.  In my mind, it's simply different and not better.  I never understood why some want old classic cars to drive and ride like a new car.  I like that sense of being taken back in time when driving an older car.

I must confess I did have a MSD ignition and a T-5 transmission on my 1965 Mustang.  That is about as far as I will go with mixing old and new.  I agree 100% with you about being taken back in time.  After all, isn't that why we own the cars we do?   However, I think the younger generation who have one foot in the classic car scene do like the more modern Chip Foose upgrades.  So who knows, one day when I am no longer around my 1966 fastback may be sporting 17 inch rims (LOL)!
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