Ford GtX1 ??


Kip Ewing

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Back in Detroit

Thanks for stopping by today again Kip. It's always a pleasure seeing and talking with you. I look forward to your next visit.

I hope your workday doesn't last to late.

All the best...
Rick

Hey Rick

Great to see you too!
Got back this morning.

Cheers
Kip
 

Shelby#18

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I would be interested in seeing some pictures of Shelby#18 car!! I think the GTX1 cars get very little exposure, maybe because not so many made. They are definately beautiful looking cars!
Here are links to previous threads with photo's....

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11147&highlight=studio+shots

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17759&highlight=studio+shots
 

2112

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Could you have upholstered over the dash airbag when you redid the dash? Meaning if one wanted to, can they?
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WALKING TALL 2

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Do you even drive the car since all that work has been done to it? :eek The car is absolutely stunning, great pictures. Thanks for sharing!!
 

Shelby#18

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Do you even drive the car since all that work has been done to it? :eek The car is absolutely stunning, great pictures. Thanks for sharing!!
Ohhh yeah.... been to more than a few track events, local car shows, and just cruising with both cars. Still not a lot of miles on them since I have more than a few vehicles. Thank you for the kind comments, always good to hear. :thumbsup

Could you have upholstered over the dash airbag when you redid the dash? Meaning if one wanted to, can they?
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Sorry, I'm not qualified to answer that question.
 

Slow Poke

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Shelby - Interesting. I based my comment on what Jeremy said on Top Gear in his review of the GTX1, i.e., 700 HP and lowered. I guess Genaddi did different things to different GTX1s?
 

Shelby#18

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I guess Genaddi did different things to different GTX1s?
Yes, there were other options. For my cars I never went with the pulley. I had the GT Guys finish my cars when Genaddi fell apart in the winter of '07.
 
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GEE-TEE

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It's a guy by the name of John C, he's a Dentist. I've hooked up with him a couple of times, and used the same paint guy he uses locally.
Is he on the forum? Whats his Forum name? Hope to see that car soon as well as your cars Rick. I have never seen the Blue one yet
 
Aug 25, 2006
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Could you have upholstered over the dash airbag when you redid the dash? Meaning if one wanted to, can they?
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Mechanically yes however it would preclude the airbag from operating properly; do "not" do it.

Shadowman
 

2112

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Mechanically yes however it would preclude the airbag from operating properly; do "not" do it.

Shadowman
Just curious, How does the Airbag "lid" open? Is it on a hinge or does it just blow off?
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Aug 25, 2006
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Just curious, How does the Airbag "lid" open? Is it on a hinge or does it just blow off?
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Most of them split open....... "no" flying pieces

Shadowman
 

WALKING TALL 2

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What is the story on the Ford GTX1? I tried searching for some info but came up empty. Besides the most obvious no roof, different wheels, and limited production are they any other differences from the standard Ford GT? Are they any different in horsepower/torque?
 

Empty Pockets

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What is the story on the Ford GTX1? I tried searching for some info but came up empty. Besides the most obvious no roof, different wheels, and limited production are they any other differences from the standard Ford GT? Are they any different in horsepower/torque?
'Differences depend on how any particular 'X1 was ordered. There could be any number of things that differ from one car to another. :wink
 

BlackICE

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'Differences depend on how any particular 'X1 was ordered. There could be any number of things that differ from one car to another. :wink
That is an understatement for a number of reasons.
 

Empty Pockets

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That is an understatement for a number of reasons.
Well, I'm an understated sorta guy...:biggrin
 

Shelby#18

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Well, I'm an understated sorta guy...:biggrin
You guys crack me up!

Seriously though many of the X1's have been modified just as the stock GT's have been over time with offerings from some of our distinguished forum vendors.
 
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WALKING TALL 2

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I remember seeing pictures of one particular GTX1 that was maroon with ghost flames and white interior. That particular car looked absolutely stunning!!
 

centerpunch

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What is the story on the Ford GTX1? I tried searching for some info but came up empty. Besides the most obvious no roof, different wheels, and limited production are they any other differences from the standard Ford GT? Are they any different in horsepower/torque?
Uhh, the story.

The idea for the GTX1 was conceived by Kip Ewing, one of the designers of the Ford GT.

Ford wasn't interested in making an open top version, so an aftermarket company decided to convert Ford GT's to GTX1's.

Some owners had additional modifications made to the cars while they were being converted to GTX1's, including interior mods, custom paint, and drivetrain mods.

The aftermarket company no longer makes the cars.

Some GTX1 owners have desired further refinement to their cars than what was accomplished by the initial constructor. For example, removable tops that are water-tight.

Kip Ewing has formed his own company, and is developing some of these refinements. For example, see this thread:
http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14986

Kip also makes carbon-fiber and other upgrades for all Ford GTs, see his website here:
http://kipewing.com/