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Behind the Scenes: Iconic Mustang Fastback Makes SEMA Top 10

By Richard Hail

This ’67 Ford Mustang built by Josh Gosnell made a bright-red splash as one of the Top 10 hot rods in the SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition at the 2021 SEMA Show.

A modern 5.0L Coyote engine fitted with a blower sits in a properly tucked and shaved engine bay. JC Customs valve covers and Hose Candy sleeves are the finishing accoutrements beneath the hood. A six-speed manual transmission lets the driver row through the 700 horses at their disposal.

Josh Gosnell

The entire front end is hand-built for a modern feel and the front and rear bumpers have been deleted. Some chrome remains with the Ringbrothers billet door handles, billet mirrors and a few appointments in the cabin. Behind the Billet Specialties half-wrapped steering wheel are Dakota Digital gauges, which are snugly fit into the custom dash.

Mark your calendars for January 23, 2022, to see more outstanding builds fight for the top spot in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition only on HISTORY Channel at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Details are also available at or at SEMA’s YouTube channel.