JJ RODS, LLC
Newark, OH 43055
This project started as a rust-free car. The body was completely media-blasted inside and out. A roll bar, subframe connectors and additional bracing were added. Shelby fiberglass panels were hand-fitted, including lower brake scoops and cooling ducts. It has all-new seam sealing, epoxy primer, and Spies Hecker paint inside and out. The underside was sprayed with epoxy bed liner for scratch resistance and noise-deadening. All brightwork was rechromed. The interior was completely seam sealed, painted, and every square inch has Dynamat. A factory-style air conditioning system was added, as well as a modern stereo system. The custom leather interior features a new Classic Instruments panel, all-new tinted glass and new suede headliner. The engine is a 427ci Smeding small-block Ford EFI crate engine mated to a new TJO 5-speed manual transmission built for the power of this engine. It was dyno-tested at 610 horsepower and 600 ft/lbs of torque. It's equipped with ceramic-coated exhaust, coilover front suspension with 4-link coil suspension in the back, rack & pinon steering, 9" Ford rear and Wilwood disc brakes. It rides on Foose wheels and BFGoodrich tires. Restored to the absolute highest standards with superb fit and finish, this Fastback has taken numerous awards.