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Shannon Shirk's '68 Sport


Shannon and Aimee Shirk
Fuquay-Varina, NC


  • 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 HO multiport fuel injected motor, MAF
  • SVO wiring harness
  • K&N Filter
  • MSD wires
  • Optima battery
  • Mustang 85 amp alternator
  • Fed Mogul high pressure fuel pump
  • steel fuel lines from tank right up to motor, in-line filters
  • Wild Horses 4-core, cross-flow radiator
  • 16 inch electric pusher fan
  • 18 inch HD KoolFlow solid engine fan
  • C4, low stall torque converter, Lokar shifter, Super HD tranny cooler
  • Dana 20 t-case, twin sticked
  • power steering, saginaw power steering pump, with custom brackets
  • power brakes
  • stainless extended brake lines


Dana 44 front end: Scout disc brake conversion (knuckles out); tie rod on top of knuckles; drag link to the knuckle; detroit locker; 4.88 gears; Moser axles with 1" 3/16" u-joints; big bump stops

Ford 9" rear end: Currie Enterprises HD 3rd member; 4.89 gears; detroit locker; Currie 31 spline tapered roller bearing axles; 1" 3/4 x 11 drum brakes; extended e-brake cables

Suspension: Protofab Rock Crawler coils; shock hoops; stock leafs with add-a-leaf and 2 inch tapered blocks (soon to be 4.5 inch Nationals); RS 9000s all around; rubber bushings on radius arms and in leafs; beefed up radius arm mounts

Inside: Grant 15 inch steering wheel; AutoMeter gauges (water temp, oil pressure, volts); Beard seats (grey); Cobra 29XT Classic CB; firestick antenna; whore-house red diamond tuck dash and roll cage (8 point)--getting rid of the diamond tuck soon; tool box; just about every spare part except what breaks; fluids; first-aid kit; Filler 4-point racing harnesses, front seats; Filler-lap belts in rear;

Outside: Kayline softtop, half-doors; Protofab door inserts; really ugly f-glass hood with L98 Corvette hood scoop and bout louver vents (gets the heat out though);1/4 inch steel Hansen Engineering front bumper with brush guard, flood lights, 20,000 lb. tow hooks, powder coated; custom 1/4 inch steel 2x4 Just 4 Fun Motorsports rear bumper with receiver hitch, receiver hook, swing out tire carrier/gas can holder/CB antenna mount, wraps around corners, fully gusseted and braced, slides into frame rails 10 inches, powder coated; custom Just 4 Fun Motorsports nerf bars- 1/4x2x4 steel rock sliders with 1/4x2x2 supports fishmouth plated and welded to frame; can jack up rig from nerf bars and/or bumpers; cut-out rockers; majorly cut front and rear fenders; 1 inch hockey puck body lift; KbarS fiberglass flairs (2 broken); rattle-can touch-ups on right rear fender and front corners (courtesy of Jackhammer); stock 11 gallon rear tank with 1/4 skid plate (gotta love that range);

tires/wheels: 15x10 American Racing Type 89 wheels with 35x12.50x15 BFG Mud-Terrains; 15x10 chrome/black mods with 36x12.50x15 Super Swamper TSLs

Future mods: new HD drive shafts with extra long yoke movement; finish interior--full custom roll cage with family cage on back, remount Beard seats after cage is in, get rid of the whore-house red stuff, arma coat/rhino line the tub, custom tool box under the rear seat; put the stereo in that's been in the garage for 3 years, custom aluminum dash (already cut and in my garage for over a year now); put in a tilt column (from a '79 F250, also in garage); new steering shaft with real joints and ditch the tulip joint; 15x8.5 Bart steel rims with beadlocks; removable windows for the half doors; steel baking plates for the inserts; body work; and finally paint

Trails Run: Of course Moab as much as possible: Golden Spike, Pritchett Canyon, Behind the Rocks, Hell's Revenge, Strike Ravine, Fins-n-Things; Hole-In-The-Rock; Canyonlands; Book Cliffs; 5-mile pass OHV area near Cedar Fort, UT; American Fork (UT) Canyon--Mineral Basin, Ting's Grave; Major and Minor Evans Gultch, Alta Trail, Forrest Lake, etc.; Mona Pole Trail (club has adopted); Sledgehammer; Jackhammer; Awesome Falls Canyon, etc.; Rubicon; Fordyce Creek; Black Hills, SD--Hal Johns Memorial, Ice Man, etc.; Farmington, NM--Choke Cherry Canyon, Waterfall, RJ's trail, etc.; Roosevelt National Forest, Ft. Collins, CO; and many other trails in UT that have no name, but are a blast.

Estimated $$: I do not save receipts; I have no recollection of that......

It is my on-going project and it doesn't really matter, does it?