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    I bought Ken McLellan's Cobrastang 1969 SS/G factory backed Mustang in 1973 on the way home from the Winternationals in Pomona. Ken got out of Drag Racing when he lost his Ford sponsorship. Ken set the SS/G record many times, the record was 11.09 when I got it. In 1971 Ken won Super Stock at the World Finals in Texas. In 1973 I took the car to the Gatornationals because I broke a converter in my car. I had not driven a 4 speed car in 4 years. With no practice the first time run was 11.11. Broke an axle during qualifying. I raced it only a few times because it was breaking a lot of parts; axles, wheel studs, clutch, etc. I used the engine as a spare for my SS/GA and set the record in 1974 with parts from it. In the early 80's we backed halfed the car, put a roll cage in and stripped it to race brackets (what a mistake). It has been in storage for over 20 years. Only has 21 miles on it.





    This is how it looked in 2005


    Last edited by rusty428cj; 01-11-2019, 10:45 AM.
    Rusty Gillis

    Gillis Performance Restorations
    727-847-7973
    www.gillisrestorations.com

    Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
    Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

  • #2
    Crazy! What a piece of history! Any plans for it Rusty?
    1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Gear Banger
    347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street/Strip 10.44 @ 125.97 Old Combo
    363 Dart Block Pump Gas Street/Strip - 10.11 @ 133.17 so far

    2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle 12 valve Monster
    244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower


    Current CI Count - 104

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    • #3
      I finally got it out of storage and will restore as close as I can as raced by Ken McLellan. It will be a long term project because we have a lot of customer cars to work on and this will be in our spare time.









      Rusty Gillis

      Gillis Performance Restorations
      727-847-7973
      www.gillisrestorations.com

      Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
      Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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      • #4
        At the shop. It looks a lot better in the photos we have a lot of work to do.







        Rusty Gillis

        Gillis Performance Restorations
        727-847-7973
        www.gillisrestorations.com

        Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
        Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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        • #5
          that will be neat when it`s finished !
          I am surprised you have any free time as the great work you guys do you must be swamped !!!!!

          Keith
          34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

          it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

          Keith

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blue34 View Post
            that will be neat when it`s finished !
            I am surprised you have any free time as the great work you guys do you must be swamped !!!!!

            Keith
            You are right I don't have any but I'm going to make the time or it will never get finished.
            Rusty Gillis

            Gillis Performance Restorations
            727-847-7973
            www.gillisrestorations.com

            Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
            Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rusty428cj View Post

              You are right I don't have any but I'm going to make the time or it will never get finished.
              I cant wait to see the end result !!!


              Keith
              34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

              it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

              Keith

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              • #8
                Today the windshield and back glass was removed.



                Rusty Gillis

                Gillis Performance Restorations
                727-847-7973
                www.gillisrestorations.com

                Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                • #9
                  Today I removed the rear bumper, end caps and deck lid. The deck lid was sanded to bare metal and the back side still has the original black paint.








                  Rusty Gillis

                  Gillis Performance Restorations
                  727-847-7973
                  www.gillisrestorations.com

                  Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                  Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                  • #10
                    Are you going to remove the back half and go back to stock rails and floors?
                    ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                    -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                    -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                    " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                    "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                    • #11
                      Awesome!!! Looking forward to your progress updates! Iím glad to see your passion for this era of cars.
                      79 Stang, full cage,mini-tubbed,396"W,G-Force G-101 4 spd,4.71’s, tagged street/strip 10.215@131.3
                      69 Stang Vert
                      69 Stang Coupe
                      92 Stang 5.0 LX
                      other DD's

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                      • #12
                        This is going to be a really cool build!

                        Could you take a few pics of how they attached the backhalf to the unibody (or does the car have a complete subframe?)
                        Dennis

                        65' STANG Street/Strip

                        434W NA, Victor Heads, Super Vic Intake, Bullet SR, Braswell Carb, 11.2:1, Gforce 4 Spd, 4:56, 93 Octane Pump Gas pushing 3550lbs. 9.66@140.65

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
                          Are you going to remove the back half and go back to stock rails and floors?
                          When we are finished it will look like an original Mustang built to race in Super Stock around 1970.
                          Rusty Gillis

                          Gillis Performance Restorations
                          727-847-7973
                          www.gillisrestorations.com

                          Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                          Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rusty428cj View Post

                            When we are finished it will look like an original Mustang built to race in Super Stock around 1970.
                            Neat. If anybody can pull it off, I'm sure y'all can.
                            ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                            -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                            -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                            " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                            "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                            • #15
                              This is the Cobrastang before it was painted.



                              After it was painted candy blue, magenta, green, and red.



                              I wasn't sure what color the base was under the candy. I thought it was white and when I sanded the fiberglass end cap you can see magenta, white and black.



                              I sprayed three coats of SPI black epoxy on the deck lid.





                              Rusty Gillis

                              Gillis Performance Restorations
                              727-847-7973
                              www.gillisrestorations.com

                              Former NHRA SS/GA Record Holder 1969 Mustang
                              Former NHRA SS/FA Record Holder 1968 Mustang

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