| With close
to 70 track events under it's belt since 1991, the Mustangs Plus Grabber Green #4 Fastback
has undergone a lot of changes in the past few years. Many of these car upgrades have
resulted in new products for Mustangs Plus to sell to our customers. GRAB-A-TRAK®
components like reverse eye rear leaf springs, 5 leaf rear leaf springs, 750 lb. front
coil springs, 1 1\8 front sway bars, and Mustangs Plus Race wheels, just to name a few!
Although it is a licensed SCCA race car and has been driven in many
competitive events, Ron has always tried to make sure the Grabber Green Fastback
modifications can also be used by our customers in their Mustangs. So, many things that
would be done to a full blown race car have not been done to the track car. In fact, Ron
still enjoys driving it home once in a while, especially after making a change to it. It's
the best of both worlds, as Ron says!
Another thing note worthy about this car is the fact that the Grabber
Green paint job is the same one that was put on it in 1986. Yes, there is a few chips,
dents, and scratches in it, but those little imperfections just add character to the car.
Don't you agree?
The early history on this car is pretty standard. Originally Dynasty
Green with black pony interior, it was a factory GT equipped with a 4 speed, air
conditioning and power steering. In 1981, we bought it from a lady in her mid 40's who
just happened to be the original owner. Later that year, we sold it to a young man in
Manteca, California. Then a couple of years later, he call and asked if Mustangs Plus
wanted to buy it back. He had blown up the motor and didn't have the money to fix it.
When we got the car back, the motor was in a millon pieces and crammed
into the trunk. The 4 speed and shifter were lying in the back seat. The air conditioning
was gone as was all of the GT items except for the front disc brakes and the rear valance.
Hood pins had been installed and the original style steel wheels had been replaced with
mags. To top it all off, the whole car had been painted with a light grey primer. No, it
was not a pretty picture!
In 1985, we started to restore the car to sell. But when a customer
came in and bought Ron's 1966 Guards Red Fastback, he saw a great oppurtunity to build
another Mustang and paint it a color that was different. Ron chose Mustang color code Z,
1970 Grabber Green. (A little known fact is that all the Grabber colors were actually the
colors that Ford painted their heavy industrial equipment such as dump trucks and road
graders. Yellow was the most common of these colors!) The car was restored as a modified
street car and driven by Ron on the street for several months. Over the course of time,
Ron started to take the car to the Open Track Events and the rest is history.
GRABBER GREEN FBK # 4 SPECS
CAR & DRIVER
1965 Mustang Fastback
1970 Boss 302 Grabber Green Color
1969 302 engine; 10.5 :1 compression
1991 Motorsport; T-5 5spd transmission
Hurst "Short Throw" shifter
Restomod Speed Shifter handle
1975-80 style Lincoln/Versailles axle
4:11 Detroit Locker
GRAB-A-TRAK® 750 coil springs
GRAB-A-TRAK® 5 1/2 leaf springs
KYB adjustable shock absorbers
Steering box: 5 turns to lock
Idler/Pitman arms: Shelby Quick Steer Kit
GRAB-A-TRAK® 1 1/8" front sway bar
GRAB-A-TRAK® polyurethane bushings
Negative wedge kit
Bump steer kit
Front: 1970-73 Mustang disc brakes
Front Pads: Carbon Kevlar
Rear: 1975-80 Lincoln/Versailles
Rear Pads: Carbon Kevlar
TO TRACK CARS HOMEPAGE
SEE GEORGE'S TRACK CAR #904
The #4 Fastback flying around the track in Ensenada, Mexico. Competitors must love the
smell of exhaust!
At Laguna Seca, Mustangs
Plus' #4 sits in the pits with our swapmeet truck waiting for the next event to begin.
Ron blazes to 130 mph at
Sears Point Raceway!
Ron gives rides sometimes,
if they have the stomach for that much action! Here GiGi suits up for a couple a laps with
SEE YOU ON THE TRACK!