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Alright everyone, you all wanted to know my plan so here it is. I figure I am going to try to get my hands on a 2001 Black V6 with black interior and manual trans REAL soon. I will then use that as my daily driver over the winter while I gut out what is left of #929. (what a sick thought) These are the parts I figure to take.
Engine
ECU
Trans
Rear end
Suspension (all salvageable)
Brake system
Side scoops
C panels
Rear decklid minus shopping cart handle so I don’t have to fill holes
Seats
Gauges
Interior aluminum accent pieces
Mach 460 deck, speakers and amp rack
Maybe a few misc parts as I deem fit for the changeover.

Anyone interested in spare parts let me know. Anything I have left that is of interest is certainly open. Just make me an offer, send certified funds for the part and shipping and you will have it. I will post pics after I strip both cars so you know what is left. Although it is going to be mostly bodywork, 3 wheels, a V6, all the Bullitt and Ford badging I can take off of both cars….etc etc…..you get the picture. Parts from 2 cars to choose from.

Anyway, once this is all done then I strip the V6 completely down. No badging except the ponies on the brake calipers and the “Mustang” on the rear fascia. I install the rear end from the Bullitt along with the 3.73 FMS gears I already have and Steeda upper and lower control arms, and subframe connectors. I then install the T3650 along with the new aluminum driveshaft, a driveshaft loop, and the Steeda T/A I have here. While I am doing this I will have the intake and heads ported and polished. I am also going to add BBK longtube headers, a SHM 2730 GT cam, a set of underdrive pulleys, and my densecharger system. After the rear end and the drivetrain are finished and I have all the mods done on the engine I will drop the engine back in along with the wiring harness and ECU from the Bullitt. From there I go to the interior where I will rip out all the seating and replace it with the stuff from the Bullitt including gauges and trim pieces. Then take care of the exterior. I will only be using the c panels and the side scoops though. Also put on the wingless rear decklid. As far as the outside otherwise I am trading off the torque thrusts for a set of 2K Cobra R’s and I am going to use a classic design concepts side exhaust. I am going to keep the stock V6 hood or maybe get a 99 Cobra hood. I think in doing all this I will maintain the integrity of what the car should be and maybe be a little closer to the movie car with no badging, the lowered stance, aggressive handling and the extra oomph of the mods I want to do. The car will kind of be a Bullitt again, just my little spin on it. I guess it can’t help be a lot like a Bullitt when I have a Bullitt as a source of free donor parts for the project. Any opinions on this would be appreciated. Also any technical advice would be helpful. Also anything I might have left out. And after this is done I will certainly be able to talk with the mod squad on what works for me. Afterall, in a different body or not it’s still a Bullitt engine. OH, one final thing. When I run across that spare sticker in the car I think I am gonna have it pressed between two pieces of platic and make it into a key fob. Then definitely get either the license plates “BRNAGN” or “REBORN”. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. You can look at it one of two ways. 1. I will be doing all I can to salvage the car I loved or 2. I am going to be the WORST bullitt poser on the planet cause I had the source for all the parts. LOL :-B Bullitt 929 reincarnates.
 

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Lok, you are out of control. Perhaps you should change your handle to FrankenBullitt.
Just a thought. :smile:
 

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Lok, don't forget the pedal assembly. On the side scoops, i think you'd be more true to the concept if you simply left them off. I've got a wallpaper from Stangnet which shows a concept Bullitt without any side scoop cover. I think its a pretty clean look and when I have to get my car repainted I'm going to ask about removing them. Just a thought.
 

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Lok, does the v6 have the same rear as we do, I know the gearing is different, what I'm asking i guess, does it use the upper and lower control arms? I may be interested in the v6 rear suspencion.I' ve wanted to put something like ours under my '66 coupe.
 

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check e-bay, rent car companies etc...I am in the process of buying a 2000 for my daughter with automatic and loaded for only 9k... car has no damage...ex-rent car in florida, 24 k miles... and would fit your needs perfectly since u are swapping all the mechanicals and stuff.. also check insurance companies and such abudyy of mine bought a 99 gt mustang that was atheft recovery,,, no motor/ trans only for $4500

let me know if i can help...
 

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Lok you are onthe right course to a great car. I'll check my library of old mags to find the article on the V6 to V8 engine swap.
 

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LOK-I admire the plan, but make sure you have lots of help for the work. Remember-you have a baby to take care of in your "spare" time. I am sure your wonderful Aunt Lisa will help you in any way she can-LOL! By the way, how is the beater doing? I might be on to a new BULLITT for MSRP or less (wouldn't that be a find!). Just a rumor right now, but I am checking it out just in case. Are you no longer interested? Call me when you get a chance. Gus says "HI".

BF-I can get a new black BULLITT for the same price you paid. Let me know what you think, I am going to check it out on Saturday.
Lisa

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PHOENIX A lengendary bird said to live for centuries and then to burn itself to death and rise fresh and young from it's ashes to fly again......
 

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Lok, follow my logic. I think you said the damage was about $9K. If you can afford a 2001 Black V6 then you can afford to get 929 repaired. Once fixed drive it for few days. Sell it or trade it on another bullitt if you are not happy with the repair job. I know timing is a problem given you have get the repair done in time to find a Bullitt on a lot before they are gone. Just a thought.

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LOK i think you will start a project that my get out of hand.I know you love your Bullitt but take my advise buy a new Bullitt there are still some around or buy the Mach1. I've seen so many project get started but never finished.And in the end you may not be happy because it's not the same car you once had.

Just think it over.It's not to late to get a new Bullitt.

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Well believe me all, I think I may be a little bit too gung ho on all this. I am seriously considering undertaking this project but at the same time I have MANY other options. This was mostly for the tech guys and others to pick apart to find any flaw in the basic structure of the plan. Believe me the more I think of all the work involved the better that new Mach 1 looks. On the other hand if I get an old car I think it will turn into a project no matter what condition I get it in. I dunno, I have some word out on a new Bullitt right now plus I have a friend in auto body taking a look at my car so I might have some new numbers. Appreciate the concern for the project and the enthusiasm from all to help me find a viable solution. Wouldn't know what I would do if I didn't have my fellow Bullittheads as a sounding board. :-B
 

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I think that before you go to all the trouble to rebuild a semi-bullitt, You should just find a body shop and get 929 repaired. You said it would be around $9000. After buying a car for all the modifications, stripping both cars, then trying to reassemble a "almost" bullitt, it would be cheaper in money and time to just repair 929. Then you would still have a bullitt. If next year it does not drive as well as it once did, trade it in on a Mach 1
 

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I agree with Fred...
or wasn't there a group called Right said Fred ?
I'm too sexy for my shirt...:eek:
Don't be too sexy for your Bullitt 929 :smile:, spend the $9000 and get it repaired so you have the real thing and it will save you alot of work, time, grief and aggravation and you will be able to spend more time behind the wheel having fun driving your Bullitt than in the garage piecing a poser or clone back together. :razz:...seriously what ever you decide to do I wish you good luck !
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Lok, this group is with you no matter what you do. Alot of good advise has been forthcoming from your friends here at Bullitt.com. Good luck on whatever you decide.
 
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