Almost Four

Saleen SA10 Chassis #04

The build of what should have been Saleen Performance’s SA10 number Four. There is a unique history behind this car and the other nine Saleen SA10’s that were produced by Saleen Performance. A brief history of the cars and a debunking of the myths that surround them will be included in this blog. Check below for more info about the cars and the build of what would have been Saleen’s SA10 #04 Mustang.

SA10 Details

The Find

The Build

Close to Completion

Close to Completion

Recently I was watching an episode of Chasing Classic Cars and Wayne Carini said something in that episode that "rung my bell" as some would say.  What he said was "It's easy to take a car apart. It's not so easy to put it back together." There's a lot said in those...

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Alternative Change… And Paint!!!

Alternative Change… And Paint!!!

The fenders, doors and the hull are painted.  Unbelievable right?? Hats off to my buddy Joe Cheek who worked off hours to get this thing done.  Part of the reason it took so long is that Joe has a full time as a painter at a high volume body shop.  So when he worked...

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Dying to Complete… Dash Overhaul

Dying to Complete… Dash Overhaul

The original dash in 04 is pretty banged up.  It's got sticker residue on it and in one of my earlier posts the speaker supports by the A pillar have all been cut up because a previous owner tried to make some little 3x2 speakers fit.  I was able to score a dash in...

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Breathe Better – Good Parts Bought

Breathe Better – Good Parts Bought

In my last post I commented about "doing your homework" and "researching" before you buy something.  This will seem planned... as this post follows the last thematically.  And... it is.  🙂  I've been a part of the online Mustang community for right at 20 years.  I...

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Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

 advise people all the time to do their homework when buying parts or when they're modifying their car.  Both reasons are valid. 1. you want to make sure the parts you're buying are GOOD QUALITY parts and 2. you want to make sure the parts you're buying are the RIGHT...

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Clean Parts

Clean Parts

It's like Christmas when you get parts back from the machine shop.  it's also a reality check on how good the parts are that you have. The timing cover has some corrosion from being on the car for so long and it looks like someone got aggressive with it when removing...

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The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…

Back in February, the time of my last post, we were moving pretty swift.  Things were coming together and I was working diligently towards a deadline.  Then shortly after the last post things started to go awry.  Don't worry, it wasn't anything to do with the build of...

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Boxes Jumping off Shelves

Boxes Jumping off Shelves

It's like Christmas all over again opening boxes of parts.  This past week I was able to get the short block painted back to the cast iron grey and then assemble the long block.  In that process a few boxes left the shelves they've been sitting on for years.  So the...

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The Frustration of Modification

The Frustration of Modification

I often have grand plans. Doesn't anyone??! That idea you have all planned out and ready to go.  You've saved your money or you have bought your parts and you're awaiting that moment in time where you have time.  I've had the following parts in the box for at least a...

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