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Cars > Challenges > “Ol' Red” Vs “Fox Rod”

 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

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87stangman

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Orange Park, Florida
United States

 

1995 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 LS

“Ol' Red”

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“Fox Rod”

 
Photo of: 1995 Chevrolet Silverado K1500
Photo of: 1987 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

About “Ol' Red”

This is actually my second truck. I am the third owner. The first owner used it as a work truck till 1996. The second owner who i bought it from owned the truck for 14 years. He only drove the truck in the summer. He towed a little 19ft camper. It hardly ever hit the snow. It never got rained on for 14 years until I got it. But the truck was kept extremely clean. Over that 14 years the truck was babied. As you can tell by the pics. The truck got its most use in that first year. After that it was turned into a garage bum.


When I got the truck I had to put minimal money into it. The wheels were off my first truck so i was able to sell the origionals. I put a plastic bed liner in and put a chrome hitch cover on it. I put a good sum of money into taking all the dents out of the truck and having it detailed. The only other money I put into it was for cranking the torsion bars. The truck hasnt needed anything.

I use the truck for multiple things. Its mainly a daily driver. But when weather changes, work needs to be done, or a friend needs help. The truck turns into something other than a driver. The Nebraska winters can change with the turn of the key. I really put the truck to work this winter. It was plowing through 10+ inches of snow. Putting on the new wheels and tires helped. The Wrangler ATS's performed great. But the truck has all the power needed. Put the pedal down and you can burn all four wheels. The truck also is the first pick for picking up lumber from hardware stores or anything else. You can load this truck down and still get that great response when you step on the pedal. Also with my friends driving cars the last winter I got the calls. The truck is a great puller. Slap a strap and the truck does all the work. When you show up with this truck to pull someone out they like it. They get pulled in style. But when push comes to shove this truck is the first choice for work.

This truck also pulls the many toys we have. It tows a trailer with a couple dirtbikes and a quad to a 20ft ski boat with ease. This thing will haul everything. It has an extra leaf spring on each side (not factory) and a heavy duty hitch. This truck will get the job done right. This truck can get you out of sticky situations fast. Especially while pulling a trailer. We towed a trailer down a minimum maintence road in the rain and mud. The truck kept going. Mossy boat ramps dont stop this thing either. Does just as good as my dads 3/4ton. But all in all you can throw whatever you want on the back of Ol' Red and it will pull it.

The best part of this truck is its my trophy winner. It has won me multiple trophies. I started showing it a couple weeks after I got it and has been put up against new camaros and mustangs and suprisingly i have won.

Now thats what i call a truck.

About “Fox Rod”

I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. It was stock grey two tone titanium before I painted it custom Dupont Gun Metal Grey Pearl. I daily drove it until I bought my 96' GT in 2010 and retired it to the garage and only drove it on nice days sometimes to work and the occasional trip to the track for some fun. I regrettably sold it in April of 2013 after the purchase of my 2000 GT Convertible.

This was my first GT and since it was bone stock when I bought it I had a lot of fun with it and it was the perfect Mustang to cut my teeth on and super fun to drive even with just 225 stock HP. Before the car was sold I had a lot into the engine and the car as a whole. I kept the car exterior stock with the exception of changing out the rear wing because I liked the LX one better, Stock clean Grey interior with nothing but the stock gauges as I can't stand to see a Mustang with over the top ghetto gauges.

I had started to prepare the car for boost via Procharger but after I bought my 2000 GT I started to loose interest in the 87' and then sold it. That's one decision I wish I could take back,

A lot of people have emailed me asking if I could give them the paint code for the Gun Metal Grey. I do have it IF anyone if still interested in using it on their car.

 

Specs for “Ol' Red”

Extended Cab. 5.7L/350. 265hp 295ft lbs of torque. Top speed of 107. Towing capacity of 9000lbs, 3.42 gears, 17in wheels, 265/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler ATS, 4sp auto.

Specs for “Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

 

Factory Options for “Ol' Red”

Z71, tow package. Skid plate package. Everything one the interior is stock except for radio. We had to replace it so its an after market one.

Factory Options for “Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

 

Mods for “Ol' Red”

Pendaliner bed liner, 2009 Chevy silverado 17in wheels with Goodyear Wrangler ATS tires. Magnaflow muffler, Cranked the torsion bars, JVC aftermarket CD player, Sony Speakers, Electronic trailer brake controller.

Mods for “Fox Rod”

91' GT block rebuilt by me
SVO 1.6 roller rockers
Thumper Performance Ported and polished E7TE heads with 5 angle valve job. GT40 valves.
TFS Stage 1 Cam (upgraded to stage 2 later) I think Trick Flow calls these cams their "Track Heat" cams now.
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Mass air conversion
24# FRPP injectors
Pro-M 80mm Mass air meter calibrated for 24# injectors
AccuFab 70MM throttle body
Ford Racing lowering springs ("C"-Springs)
Ford Racing 3:55 rear gears, rebuilt posi
Chrome BBK shortie headers
MAC off road-H
Flowmaster American Thunder cat back
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR triple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter
Mark VIII E-fan with my personal custom designed fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Ditched the stock 15" turbine wheels for a set of refurbished 16" GT Pony wheels

 

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