Lucky for me I live in a place where we don't use salt on our roads because we're not equipped to salt the roads. It rarely snows but maybe once every few years here so the city just shuts down for a day instead.Like a lot commentators have said, brace whatever you get. Even stock Foxbodys flex a lot, and tend to tear rear torque boxes up. Whatever you get, check it REAL GOOD for rust in the strut towers, frame rails, torque boxes, and floorboards. These things rust bad.
Look for a good one and have fun.
Also I need to point out that I have decided to go with a 99-04 GT Manual coupe, leaning towards a 01-04 but I'm open to a solid 99-00 too. We have a 72k mile 01 miata for any topless shenanigans that might be desired. The reason I'd like a 01-04 is mostly because the transmission
Still putting a build list together but have at least altered my initial power goals and build.
Phase one: Get a quality, running, manual mustang gt
Phase two: Acquire and Swap the L92 and Transmission (and related), ensure proper fitment and drive for a while
Phase three: build extra motor on the side, setup for front mount twin turbo, air to air intercooler,
Phase four: finish and drive
Going to use recirculating instead of BOV, try to keep the car as quiet as possible using cats, resonators, and mufflers.
IIRC, Alabama doesn't have a decibel limit nor emissions, you need some sort of catalyst and muffler, that's it.