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Old 09-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Circuit Motorsports "Justang" Build - Wait, what??!

What the hell is a Justang?

It's the unholy marriage of a 1993 Subaru Justy and a 1999 Mustang Cobra.

Why would we do this? Because we are entering the $2014 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge and we knew we wanted to do something cool with a Justy.

So how do you make a Justy fast enough to compete with a budget of only $2,014? You combine it with a 1999 Mustang Cobra, fix the stuff that needs to be fixed, upgrade where you can, and hope for the best. It will use the entire suspension and drivetrain setup of the Mustang but will retain the outer shell and body of the Justy. We're hoping when it's all done and with our custom aero work that it will look like an old Group B rally car.....kinda of.

We'll be doing some seriously modified bodywork with really wide fenders, a deep front airdam and some aero out back and underneath.

We'll keep track of our progress with pictures and updates, stay tuned! You can also follow along on our facebook - www.facebook.com/circuitmotorsports




Day 1:

We find a Justy for sale locally, it doesn't run, the interior looks like a family of womprats has been living inside and the body is on the wrong side of a little rusty. does anyone know how hard it is to find any Justy for sale? WE do.

Justy get's purchased for the lowly sum of $100 and we trailer it off to our shop.




We get the Justy back to the shop and start looking it over. The exterior body is actually in pretty decent shape overall, which is just what we need.




We didn't wait long to start tearing into it. We wnated to see how bad the mechanicals were and what might be salvaged.






Hmmm, engine internals are a little crusty and grimey....







Hooked up a battery box and tried to crank it over, nothing...and smoke....usually not a good sign!






Time to strip the interior and get all of the nasty stuff out of there!





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Old 09-17-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:13 PM   #3
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This looks to be very interesting. I like it!
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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This should be good.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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This is gonna be fun to watch.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #6
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Subscribed I have a feeling this will be awesome!
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:57 PM   #7
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Things are moving along, and we are super busy, but we'll try to get as many pics as we can and update!

This is the donor Mustang. It's a 1999 Cobra. We got it in really, really rough shape. As in, it didn't run, everything is rusted solid, the bushings, balljoints and rubber anything is shot, it was missing most of it's exterior and the interior should be burned for human kinds safety.

We have a ton of work ahead of us, viva la $2014 Challenge!

Here she is on the day we picked her up:



You just gotta stop at a Waffle House on the way back from buying a Mustang. 'Merica!



He wanted to ride all the way back from Tampa like that, we said "no".




Mustang was pretty rough, we got it cheap for a reason!



No trunk, taillights, glass, doors, bumpers, headlights, hood, doors, airbagsm etc. Oh, and did we mention it didn't run...




We got it back to the shop and start inspecting underneath once it's on the lift. Everything is rusted. EVERYTHING.




Rusty suspension components and shot bushings....




E-brake bolts and cables rusted, chassis mounts rusted so bad they completely broke free, E-brake no worky!




Yeah, the brakes aren't doing so hot either...




Oh good, a rusty wet mess in the trunk. Feel bad for us, we do.





So as you can see, awesome idea, but we have our work cut out for us lol.

Build a $2,014 car they said, it'll be fun and easy they said....

Stay tuned!
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #8
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Cool project, that thing should haul!

Be thankful you're not doing this project up north. That rust is nothing!

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Old 09-25-2014, 07:04 PM   #9
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Cool project, that thing should haul!

Be thankful you're not doing this project up north. That rust is nothing!

Mike
Thanks!

This Mustang spent some time in Philly

We've seen worse...but...it ain't good haha.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:07 PM   #10
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3 weeks to go, updates?
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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3 weeks to go, updates?
Progress has been....slow lol

Running a shop, and 2 ecommerce sites and building a racecar from basically nothing, is a little harder than it sounds.

BUT we are forging ahead!



This is one of the main reasons our Mustang didn't run when we bought it, the throwout bearing had completely exploded and friction welded itself to the bearing shaft.





When the throwout bearing went it damaged the teeth on the pressure plate...we'll need to replace that too.





Engine comes out of the Mustang for inspection.




Getting ready to weld up our broken engine mounts.




Engine mounts getting welded up, solid!




Engine mounts shot? shove some Justy axle shafts in there and weld them solid!




Valve covers and Manifold cover some off for painting. Everything in the heads looks surprisingly clean and in good shape.




Prepping for some rattle-can love.




New pressure plate on, painted valve covers on, and drilling out some stubborn rusty bolts.




Pulling the remains of the throwout bearing off the trans bearing shaft. This thing was not easy to remove.





And the build continues!
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #12
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No and then?

Neat project, but are you planning on the 2014 or 2015 GRM challenge? I don't mean any disrespect, but running a full time shop plus this build (with only a couple weeks to go) is a lot to bite off.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Yeah...this project...is going a little slower than we wanted. We are putting in long hours trying to get this ready for next week. We are still aiming to be there for the event next Friday though!

More Pics!



Installing the engine and trans back in the Mustang, needed a little more angle on the trans there...




Rear subframe is removed and we start disassembling all of the components to replace the completely shot bushings.




Some of these Poly bushings needed a little coaxing to get into their new homes.




Bushings in, assembling the rear subframe for installation back into the Mustang.




Subframe finally going back in!




Dry ice was used to freeze the years old sound deadening so we could hammer it out.




Modifying the terrible cheap "race seats" we found on craigslist.




Welded in more bolster supports, using the old Justy jack handle, Cheap mods!




New bolsters in and foam cut for better fit.




New seat brackets fabbed and fit into place, using the old slider.

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Old 10-15-2014, 06:20 PM   #14
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Fitting rear suspension arms and starting to cut away unnecessary rusty chassis metal.




Desperate times......don't try this at home kids!




One coil cutoff, some needed lowering for our much lightened vehicle.




Our Trans mount was about as bad as our engine mounts, so we welded that solid with a piece of plate.

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Old 10-31-2014, 01:54 PM   #15
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A: Did ya make it?

B: Why am I the only weirdo interested in this?
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:20 PM   #16
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I'm curious as well. Also, did I miss something? Is the V8 going in the Justy? Or is the Justy there for parts to use on the 'stang?
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:11 PM   #17
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I'm also interested and confused.

I thought the Mustang engine was going into the Justy. But now it looks like the Justy is just a convenient source of steel to weld into the Mustang.

Either way I want to see more.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:44 PM   #18
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In for more aswell. It almost seems as though the just chasis wont be used. Just the body.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #19
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:12 PM   #20
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So, how much did the scrappers pay you for the corpses?





































Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddddd theeeeeeeeeeeeeen?
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #21
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Lol, Hondaslayer is our biggest fan right now.

So....we didn't make it this year

We were down to the wire and we were working like madmen to meet the deadline, and honestly, we probably would have made it. Except with 5 days left we encountered an issue when we tried to start the car...and got nothing....on a Saturday....

This car has an anti-theft key, and the light would blink when we tried to start it. We tried everything, and realized we would need to go to the dealer to have them re-flash the damn anit-theft. Well...dealers work slow...and even with begging and pleading our local Ford dealer took 2 damn weekdays to do it. Totally killed our timeline.

By the time we got it back, and got it started we had less than 2 days left, and we knew it wouldn't happen. We lost 3 precious days to a stupid no-start issue gaahhh.

SO, we are still working on, at a more leisurely pace. We are going to finish it as a GRM build, still within budget to compete in 2015. BUT we are aiming to finish it soon to get some autocross and trackday use out of it, so we'll keep updating with pics and video, stay tuned

Maybe Hondaslayer will buy it once we're done
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #22
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but I thought the Stang engine was going in the justy??
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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Nope, Body swap made this possible. If we were going to custom fit all of the Mustang pieces the cost would have been so, so much higher.
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Sooo, this project still lives

We have been working on it as much as we can over the last month or so.

We got it running and are working out some bugs, but overall it actually drives pretty well, especially considering the donor cars were a 17 year old Mustang Cobra with 176000 miles on the odo, and a 25 year old Justy with a hole in the block!

We have a few small parts that need to be addressed for it to drive better, and we need to get the battery situated a bit better in it's home with new cables. Next up is bodywork, as we want to bring it to the Subaru Mega Meet local to us here in about 4 weeks. Another deadline, great!

Quick IG video today driving it in our parking lot: http://instagram.com/p/yNejyVQKJY/?modal=true



For those of you who want to follow the build, we do a lot of posts on our Instagram and Facebook.

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Sooo, this project still lives

We have been working on it as much as we can over the last month or so.

We got it running and are working out some bugs, but overall it actually drives pretty well, especially considering the donor cars were a 17 year old Mustang Cobra with 176000 miles on the odo, and a 25 year old Justy with a hole in the block!

We have a few small parts that need to be addressed for it to drive better, and we need to get the battery situated a bit better in it's home with new cables. Next up is bodywork, as we want to bring it to the Subaru Mega Meet local to us here in about 4 weeks. Another deadline, great!

Quick IG video today driving it in our parking lot: http://instagram.com/p/yNejyVQKJY/?modal=true



For those of you who want to follow the build, we do a lot of posts on our Instagram and Facebook.

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PM me a price quote to do the same swap.
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