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    Thread: 2.7t AWD 1988 Foxbody Mustang (PHOTO HEAVY!)

    1. 06-29-2014 12:22 AM #1
      Hey my name is Brandon and this is my first post and its going to be a long one For a few years now I've been contemplating taking the 2.3 turbo motor out of my 1988 mustang and throwing the whole drivetrain from an a6 or s4 in. My buddy does car salvaging and he ended up with a 2.7t a6 automatic and i paid $800 to basically gut whatever i want out of it and give him the shell after. So anyways this is where I started.[IMG][/IMG]
      So before i started on the actual swap I needed a new garage sooooo

      my dad looking at something lol

      a day later

      after that the scissor trusses

      my brother and dads friend

      a bit of plywood

      a bit of electrical

      some floor paint

      some awesome porkrinds from my old work(dads friend owns Porky Co)

      and the fun begins

      made a subframe/motor/tranny cart out of angle iron and lots of tig welding

      removed the rear end all in one piece

      got the drive train out and on the cart

      removed everything necessary to me and got that shell out of here

      now had to get the mustang prepped by removing everything basically lol

      play with my puppy Turbo

      3d print some nylon parts

      it started getting cold

      so heater was put it

      so i was able to roll the motor under the mustang and see whats what and also it was nice in the garage for being 11 outside

      a6 subframe was a lot lower then the mustangs frame


      started working on the mounts using roll cage tubing and 1/8" plate i believe

      lil bit of tig welding later

      nuts were welded on plate before the pipes were welded on and this is after a long time welding and fitting and re-checking alignment of everything

      all welded in

      lil paint and they look ok

      rear motor subframe mounts that i call ice cream sandwiches. they got some holes drilled in and nuts welded

      whole front subframe is now bolted on

      removed AC then on to the strut towers and lots of cardboard for templates

      welded up the side

      templates for the filling sheets

      dozens of welding hours later

      springs were a lil wide so a hammer and sawzall fixed this lol

      test fit of the audi column and pedals

      mount the steering rack partially(dont mind the 2 different style mounts lol)

      time for the rear end, not that pretty but it works

      strut mount

      and shes welded in did have to cut out a considerable amount of the stock frame to fit but o well lol

      after a few months of welding cutting and gringing shes finally on the ground

      and the shifter mounted real easy, yes its tiptronic lol

      Turbo loves cars

      Time for the part that would make or break the car, the wiring! I love working with wiring and this bitch has a lot of it lol this is the loom only under the dash for the cluster AC and all that other BS

      label everything!

      removed what i didnt need

      this is what i was left with

      now for test fitting and wire organization(the best i could without cutting it all up)

      mount the fuse box with a ground stud welded on and the fuse box acts as a mount for the ECU case which i mounted in above

      and she worked first try and started after a running the starter interlock relay swith wire to the TCU output wire

      my brother made me a logo for the car

      time for some wire organizing lol but dash fits and i need to make a cluster mount

      got a new tranny with less then 80k on it

      did a lil painting and it looks ok

      welded the heater core pipes shut

      played with the transmissions a lil bit

      made a plate to mount the master cylinder and and pedals, also made an extension for the booster and had to extend the bolts and the threaded stud on the booster by 2.25"

      put in a new LCD

      but before that i went for a lil drive
      this is where im at now

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    3. Member
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      06-29-2014 01:13 AM #2
      Dude, seriously awesome! Love everything about this

    4. 06-29-2014 01:18 AM #3
      Thanks, hopefully will have videos up soon!

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      06-29-2014 04:09 AM #5
      You got some serious mental issues doing all that wiring

      Looks great!

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      06-29-2014 07:02 AM #6
      Wow nicely done
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      06-29-2014 12:12 PM #7
      EPIC!!!! Keep up the work!
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      06-29-2014 03:07 PM #9
      Holy ****. Just when I thought I'd seen it all here.
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      06-29-2014 04:43 PM #10
      Cool build!!
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      06-29-2014 07:49 PM #11
      Wow this is seriously awesome. Always loved foxbodies, this is just WAY cool. Keep up the good work!

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      06-29-2014 10:53 PM #12

      One question, why not swap to a 6spd trans?
      BMP .:R

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      06-30-2014 02:49 AM #13
      Amazing. In for videos of burnouts!
      Inspiring stuff!

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    13. 06-30-2014 10:27 AM #14
      it will probably end up being 6 speed but for now i just wanted less variables because the donor car was Tip and i just wanted to get her running and driving

    14. 06-30-2014 02:14 PM #15
      Sweet build. Nice work.
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    15. 06-30-2014 03:18 PM #16
      Great job on this build . More videos would be nice

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      06-30-2014 03:45 PM #17
      Not your everyday build here , great job

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      07-01-2014 08:52 AM #18
      zomg I hope u did ur research on that motor. Full of problems.

      I respect the work tho - good luck with it

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      Last edited by 24vGTiVR6; 07-01-2014 at 08:56 AM.

    18. 07-01-2014 10:53 AM #19
      i have had a 2.7t 6 speed A6 for the past 5 years and yea ive had some issues but with where i'm going with this build i'm not going to have 99% of those issues. but anyways thanks guys for the feedback!

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      07-01-2014 03:59 PM #20
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    20. 07-08-2014 01:50 PM #21
      Links are broken. Please fix. I would love to see your build.


    21. 07-10-2014 11:59 AM #22
      fixed the links!

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      07-11-2014 04:33 PM #23
      talk about a sleeper at the strip
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      07-11-2014 08:31 PM #24
      I love it!
      Check out my Garage build thread 2008.5 GTI 2.0 TSI 6MT / APR K04 V3.1, APR IC, CTS 3" turbo back, Carbonio full intake, GFB DV+, BSH TB pipe, SB Stg2 Endurance clutch, BSH mounts, DG Shortshifter, FFM bracket bushings, Forge big knob, Koni coils, Coolingmist CMGS Meth injection, USRT spacer (DO3 & Snow 100 nozzles), 19" Miro stp3's, Centric rotors, Stoptech pads and TyrolSport bushings

    24. 07-12-2014 02:39 AM #25
      Just what i like to see something different and cool.

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