'70 Mustang • Travis Durst • Fort Worth, TX A pending divorce caused Travis Durst's brother-in-law to decide to part with this '70 Mustang project, and Travis took the opportunity to purchase it to build a daily driver. His brother-in-law drove it during college and Travis' wife rode around in it during high school, but there's an even more intriguing backstory than that. The Mustang was originally delivered as a government fleet vehicle and a parking tag from the FBI was found during disassembly. Since daily driving is the plan, the drivetrain will stay modest with a stock 5.0 HO short-block that should deliver power and mileage when paired with a T-5 trans.

By The Numbers
Engine: 5.0 HO short-block, Weiand intake, Edelbrock carb
Trans: Borg Warner T-5 five-speed
Suspension: Eaton Detroit springs on roller perches, "Shelby drop" on the upper control arm in front and 2-inch lowering blocks in the rear
Brakes: '69 Mustang spindles and power discs up front, stock drums in the rear
Rearend: 8-inch with open diff and 3.00 gears
Wheels: 16-inch Cragar S/S
Tires: 245/50R16 BFGoodrich Comp T/A
Future plans: The bodywork is nearly finished, so the next step will be laying down the Ford Laser Red paint to contrast nicely with the Medium Ginger interior.

'69 Barracuda Brian Fuerstenberg Ponder, TX This Barracuda is what Brian Fuerstenberg always wanted back when he was in the Army. After he got out, he was working for a drag race team when he ran across it. His girlfriend (now wife) agreed that it was the perfect project, so the Barracuda came with Brian. He had it running within a week, but it ended up staying in the garage for years waiting for a full redo. After 9/11, Brian needed something to take his mind off things and set to work on the Barracuda again, adding a fresh paintjob just in time for a big local car show. He enjoyed the experience so much that he vowed to keep the car running no matter how it looked from then on.

By The Numbers
Engine: 340ci J-heads, LD340 intake with Holley 750, ACCEL ignition
Trans: four-speed
Suspension: stock
Brakes: factory discs up front, drums in the rear
Rearend: 83/4 with 3.55 gears
Wheels: 14x7 vintage Ansen slots
Tires: 205/75R14 and 245/60R14 Kumho
Future plans: The Barracuda is about to get yet another coat of paint; this time '04 Mopar Electric Blue.