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Post  5pointslow on August 29th 2012, 7:49 am

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Post  Nevs on August 29th 2012, 8:11 am

Wow, talk about priceless! Cool
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Post  Ranch71460 on August 29th 2012, 8:35 am

I would love a closer shot of the shock tower / head clearance.
Car is awesome looking.
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Post  dfree383 on August 29th 2012, 9:19 am

Danm thats bad azz !!! I need a few moments to myself..... Laughing
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Post  ThndrChkn on August 29th 2012, 10:07 am

I saw a show a few years ago, I believe it was Horsepower Tv, and they showed one of the cars and IIRC it was #1 of the 3. It was still owned by the original purchaser, one of the Holman & Moody guys. The original 429 SCJ was pulled out and stuck in a corner of their shop, and a std 429 was installed so as not to put any miles on the original engine. That one was Grabber Yellow I believe... Very cool piece of Ford history, that's for sure...
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Post  Paul Kane on August 29th 2012, 10:11 am

Damn nice.

Somebody needs to market that front end out of 'glass. Wink

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Post  Frankenzuki on October 29th 2012, 11:21 am

Hi,

New to this forum. A friend of mine sent me this link. My friend Steve and I are the ones who restored that car ( the Calypso Coral car). I'll dig up some pictures and post them up here. The shock towers in that car actually look like 1971-3 Mustang towers. Since it was a prototype it had some odd features. The dash assembly ( the metal part) was more like the 68-9 Torino's, they had different style vents. ll the parts on that car had engravings or decals with the engineering number 0058-3 and " prototype and tooling not to specification" on it. Car took an entire year to restore. Cool piece of Ford History

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Post  bbf-falcon on October 29th 2012, 11:38 am

Frankenzuki wrote:Hi,

New to this forum. A friend of mine sent me this link. My friend Steve and I are the ones who restored that car ( the Calypso Coral car). I'll dig up some pictures and post them up here. The shock towers in that car actually look like 1971-3 Mustang towers. Since it was a prototype it had some odd features. The dash assembly ( the metal part) was more like the 68-9 Torino's, they had different style vents. ll the parts on that car had engravings or decals with the engineering number 0058-3 and " prototype and tooling not to specification" on it. Car took an entire year to restore. Cool piece of Ford History

Nice job/car. Wink

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Post  Tore on October 29th 2012, 12:24 pm

Theres a guy on the Torino Forum that bought the molds to reproduce the nose. He bought it from a guy who had been sitting on them for a long time.

He might repo a few to sell he says.


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Post  Frankenzuki on October 29th 2012, 1:22 pm

We had that mold made back in 1989, Lot of work to get a finished product but the guy who mad the mold did a nice job. the whole front end, minus the hood, is one piece.

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Post  Tore on October 29th 2012, 2:08 pm

Did John Freeman buy the mold from you?

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Post  GT300TD on October 29th 2012, 2:24 pm



VERY sweet! Imagine the crowd you'd draw at a big all Ford show. Very Happy


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Post  bruno on October 29th 2012, 3:35 pm

damn thats a unique deal ....love the lines of the front end
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Post  KC Boss on January 31st 2013, 8:24 pm

I am looking for the two guys who restored the KC,Steve( FRom Conn?) and his freind. I am the owner.Juyst wanted to chat nwith you guys and take a look atyour photos b4 and during. Wanted to add you guys to the history. She is a BEAST, Tuff to handel at 120, all over the road, needed a rear wing that Ford was working b4 the plug was pulled. Thanks

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Post  schmitty on January 31st 2013, 11:32 pm

Glad you found us, there are certainly a lot of Ford nostalgia freaks here on the board. We love cars like this. Very Happy
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Post  dfree383 on February 1st 2013, 1:08 am

Cool, tell us some more about its history.
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