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Fesler Built’s Pro Touring Series – Part Five: Wheels and Tires

October 26th, 2015

They say, “Never skimp on things that go between you and the ground: bed, shoes, and tires.” There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting wheels and tires for your pro touring build.

While the standing order for a rim on a muscle car is the classic, five-spoke wheel, pro touring is not a market segment that looks to tradition for its cues. Wheels of all kinds are finding their way to the axles of ‘69 Camaros and ’67 Mustangs. While the purists will howl at the thought of a 10-spoke wheel on a muscle car, that isn’t exactly what you’re building, is it?

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Fesler FS914 – a three-piece aluminum wheel made by Asanti.

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Fesler Built’s Pro Touring Series – Part Four: Paint

October 20th, 2015

When it comes time to pick an exterior look for your Pro Touring car, the options are just as limitless as they were for the interior. Remember, the point of the car is to make it what you want it to be.

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Black is a timeless option!

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Fesler Built’s Pro Touring Series – Part Three: Interior Aesthetics

September 28th, 2015

So, you’ve got your car picked out and you know what you’ll use to make it go fast. That’s great! But, before you pick an exterior paint color and call it a day, let’s talk about the inside.

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Interior of “Draco,” a Fesler 1969 Camaro.

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Fesler Built’s Pro Touring Series – Part Two: Choosing your Engine/Transmission

September 14th, 2015

  1. Modern or Classic Engine – The first thing you want to decide when designing the engine/transmission combo for a pro touring car is what kind of engine it will have. Some purists prefer an older, more authentic, carbureted engine, but the style tends to lean towards a modern, fuel-injected, power plant, like an LS.

While it’s true that a properly tuned carb can yield as much power as fuel injection, and it certainly can be cheaper and faster, electronic fuel injection can give much better gas mileage and better throttle response, to say nothing of the ability to “tour” without having to adjust the carb for different altitudes.

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Fesler Built’s Pro Touring Series – Part One: Choosing a car to build

August 24th, 2015

  1. Budget – The most important part of a well-planned pro touring project is the budget. Eyeing a $250,000 build with only $40,000 to spend will only end in disappointment. Establish a budget and keep it firmly in mind.Another great tip is to simply expect “budget creep” and plan for it. Intentionally set your budget lower than the cash you have available, and plan on little things coming up that drive up the final cost of the build.Also, be sure the cash you set aside for the build is actual cash, betting on stocks or other investments to hold value can come back to bite you in a crash, leaving you unable to make regular payments and continue the build.
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Draco – A ~$250,000 1969 Camaro from Fesler Built

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