- 1967 Ford Mustang – Project Nickel and Dime - Sport II bucket seats
- 3M - all the necessary Bondo!
- ARP – Automotive Racing Products - head bolts
- American Racing Equipment - Torque Thrust D wheels
- BILSTEIN - street shocks
- Edelbrock Performance - AVS2 carburetor
- Edelbrock Performance - Elite II Series valve covers and air cleaner
- Edelbrock Performance - Performer intake manifold
- Edelbrock Performance - air fliter
- Edelbrock Performance - water pump
- Energy Suspension - leaf spring bushings
- Fel-Pro - complete engine gasket kit
- Global West Suspension - Lower control arm camber lock-out kit
- Hedman Hedders - shorty headers
- Hotchkis Sport Suspension - subframe connectors
- MagnaFlow - stainless steel exhaust kit
- Maradyne High Performance Fans - champion series fan
- Opentracker Racing Products - roller bearing coil spring perches
- Optima Batteries - Red Top battery
- Pertronix Performance Products - Ignitor conversion kit
- SSBC Performance Brake Systems - front disc brake kit
- Scorpion Racing Products - Pedestal mount roller rocker arms
- Scott Drake - stock replacement instrument bezel and dashpad
- Speedhut Custom Gauges - custom electrical gauges, non-cable speedo
- Street or Track - adjustable strut rods
Project Nickel and Dime started back in 2014 with the conversion process of a 1967 Ford Mustang. This Mustang was originally equipped with a 200 cid engine and C4 transmission. She was a daily driven California car since January 1967. She retired her daily service in 2014.
Along the way, finding replacement six cylinder parts like rearend gears and original style 4-lug wheels became a problem. After much thought, it was decided to convert her to a 302 with C4 and 8" rearend. Going along the thought of keeping things simple and cost effective, it became apparent to upgrade the front brake system and use 15" wheels.
Every aspect of the conversion requires changing just about everything. Cooling system, fuel system, brake lines, exhaust, drivetrain. The only thing that was the same for the six to eight was the driveshaft.
This project is still in progress. The latest upgrades included, front suspension rebuild with adjustable strut rods, Bilstein shocks, coil spring upgrade, front sway bar, roller spring perches, shock tower weld-in bracing and the Shelby upper A-arm drop. Hotchkis subframe connectors will be added along with upgraded front bucket seat upholstery from TMI.
Gauges were completely updated with SpeedHut units that were fitted to the stock replacement instrument bezel for stock look but updated functionality.
American Racing wheels from Wheel Pros are the latest addition. The end goal is a stock-looking muscle car that performs well for weekend SCCA events and maybe even some drag racing.