July 2000: We purchased our 1969 Falcon with plans of building a mild street strip car to advertise our 4 speed toploader business. We started building a 306 cu. inch motor in hopes of running mid 11 second quarter miles.

December 2000: The project took an unexpected turn when a good friend was hanging out one day at the shop and joked about putting his 550 horse power 429 in the Falcon. We all laughed very hard about it that afternoon. Then the conversation turned serious when we realized Crites Restoration had all the parts needed to do the swap. Work started immediately.

May 2001: We decided we needed to be safe about this and decided to have a custom roll cage installed. As we talked more and more with Keith at The Hot Rod Store, we realized we wanted more than just a simple roll cage. We decided to fabricate the cage out of chromoly and install ladder bars and coil over shocks in the rear. This would give us the best protection and allow us to have an adjustable rear suspension.

July 2001: The chassis work is coming along nicely at this point. We are taking pictures of the work as it is being done to add to this page.


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