Every Hot Rod builder has his own way of expression and imagination. Their usual way of expressing their feelings is through building custom American muscle cars. This is a short documentary about the custom Hot Rod builder Bodie Stroud and his custom and extremely powerful 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 494 Fastback, so called “The Real Thing”.
Bodie had chosen to restore this piece of history, with a touch of modern technology. This 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback has been completely restored and customized. It is equipped with a custom made chassis and RideTech air lifted Titanium series suspension. Also, it has Magnaflow 3-inch stainless steel exhaust system and modern six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brakes with 14-inch slotted rotors. The awesome stance comes from the 18 X 8 up front and 18 X 15 rear Rushforth wheels wrapped with Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R Radial tires.
While under the hood there is an extremely rare 494 Boss engine. There are only ten 494 Boss engines ever built, they were too big and powerful which even hardcore Mustang enthusiasts don’t know of the existence of these engines. This engine it is all-aluminum Ford’s Racing 494 cubic-inch, 8.1 liter big-block Boss V8 engine, which was originally built by Ford and modified to 494ci by Holman and Moody back in 1969 for Mario Andretti Can Am race car. This engine produces astonishing 777 horsepower, 579 lb.-ft. torque. Behind this 494 Boss engine there is a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission connected to the 9-inch rear end.
Enjoy the documentary, thanks to Public Record