Fox Body Ford Mustang is One Bad Mudder: Muddy Mondays
Ford Mustang body on a four-wheel-drive chassis makes for one cool mud machine.
Every Monday, we feature a Ford vehicle storming through the mud, whether it is in a dedicated off-road park or deep in the woods. In just about every video, the vehicle conquering the slop is an F-150, Super Duty, Ranger or Bronco, but this week’s Muddy Monday video features a Fox Body Mustang playing with the big trucks. This footage comes from the Humman Off-Road YouTube channel and while the majority of the parts of this Mustang didn’t come from the factory on any pony car, it is likely the most unique vehicle in any bog.
Sadly, there are no details on this Ford Mustang mud machine, but we can figure out the key aspects just from watching the video.
The body of this beast is clearly from a Mustang from the middle portion of the Fox Body era, known as the “four eye Fox”. That means that the hatchback body was likely produced sometime between 1983 and 1986, while the GT body style meant that it would have originally been powered by a 5.0-liter V8.
As for everything below the body of this Mustang, we would guess that it came from a big-body Ford Bronco. The Fox Body Mustang had a wheelbase of 100.5 inches while the big Bronco had a wheelbase of 104.7 inches. If you take note of the position of the middle of the wheels relative to the middle of the wheel wells, the wheelbase of the chassis could be about four inches longer than that of the body, leading us to believe that underpinnings came from a Bronco.
Of course, the chassis could be from a long list of trucks and SUVs, but we would like to think that the builder of this machine stuck with a Ford chassis. Ideally, this machine would be powered by a modified 5.0-liter V8, but all we know is that it has four-wheel-drive and a V8 that exhausts through stacks poking through the hood.
Battling the Slop
Throughout this three-minute video, the high-riding pony car storms through a variety of different obstacles, cruising across a big, open bog before cruising through a trench of mud. For the most part, the mud is relatively shallow, but even in the deeper areas, or the portions that are more like a pond than a mud bog, the ‘80s pony car never falters.
Again, while this Ford mudder is only a Mustang on the top, it is a slick off-road machine that is sure to draw plenty of attention in any crowd.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!