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Im looking to build a strip car for fun and also to keep my daily driver 2012 mustang off the track. Im still trying to choose a car to start, maybe I can find some experienced help here... I need to keep the car cheap as I am on a budget. Looking to spend less than 10 grand on the car it's self. I dont care about paint or scratches, things like AC and radio are going out the door anyhow, same with carpet and rear seat and probably interior panels also. The car needs needs a good frame, solid body with little or no rust, a good running engine and smooth manual trans. Am I being reasonable here? And what kind should I be looking at? My first thought was a 5.0 Fox Body as I have wanted one for a long time but I want to consider all options and hear some others opinions.

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you could get a classic mustang idk where you live but pre 75 in cal you dont have to get the car smoged so you can drive the car on the road too. you can get a good car under 10g too
 

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Fox coupe. Best option
 

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you could get a classic mustang idk where you live but pre 75 in cal you dont have to get the car smoged so you can drive the car on the road too. you can get a good car under 10g too
Im in Florida, no inspection or smog test so I am good there. I live so close to the track that I could probably drive it down there without any trouble from police. There used to seeing cars like that around town on friday night, the car clubs bring allot of business to the small town so they are pretty lenient with us.

Any other suggestions? Im not at all opposed to the 5.0, just want to explore options. Also, for anyone with a 5.0 fox, how are prices on parts?
 

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Im in Florida, no inspection or smog test so I am good there. I live so close to the track that I could probably drive it down there without any trouble from police. There used to seeing cars like that around town on friday night, the car clubs bring allot of business to the small town so they are pretty lenient with us.

Any other suggestions? Im not at all opposed to the 5.0, just want to explore options. Also, for anyone with a 5.0 fox, how are prices on parts?
You can build a 9 sec fox for under 6k including the car...
 

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You can build a 9 sec fox for under 6k including the car...
WHAT! HOW! please, enlighten me... I know parts are allot cheaper but I didn't think I could pull this off for less than 15k. If I could keep it all under 10 grand I would be a very happy man.
 

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WHAT! HOW! please, enlighten me... I know parts are allot cheaper but I didn't think I could pull this off for less than 15k. If I could keep it all under 10 grand I would be a very happy man.
Just gotta be patient on finding parts
 

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Just gotta be patient on finding parts
Is it hard finding parts? I thought there were companies making parts for these cars since so manny people like to race them.... im a patient guy and I get around to allot of swap meets and shows, Im sure that I could hunt down parts with some help if it came to that... I also have access to a great scrap yard out here that im sure has some things... maybe even a parts car or roller.... will have to look into that.

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You could check racingjunk.com
Alot on there already tubbed and prostreeted just needing drivetrains.
Great link, thanks
 
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