The name Hezperado- comes from year 2007 when my earlier project, Mitsubishi L200 Magnum, was cruising through Finnish car shows. This pickup Mitsu was loaded with /////Alpine ICE. These webpages opened in spring 2008. After the car was sold to its next owner, the name however stayed. Today Hezperado is a nickname for me and for my projects. After L200 I had a Dodge Ram 3500 with some nice tech updates and then a low E300 MB with Focal ICE. Finally, in April 2011, one dream came true, when a -05 Mustang GT was parked to my garage for the first time.
I highly respect for the retro perspective build theme with this car. Mustang is a classic.
In 2015 the car was competing in EMMA Finland and I´ve been taking part of Finnish car shows since 2003.
/ Backwoods Customs member since 2008
– 4.6 V8 with manual transmission – SCT air intake – ZEX nitrous, wet kit – SCT tuner, PLX wideband – Ford Racing sparkplugs – Flowmaster exhaust – Chrome details, painted covers, ROUSH hood struts
Suspension and tires:
– Eibach springs – Ford Racing strut tower brace – Ford Racing front lower control arm brace – Swarr automotive rear support brace – Energy suspension bushing kit – American Racing Magnum 500 custom made rims 17x8 and 17x9,5 – Nokia/Federal tires, 235 front 255 rear
Body and interior:– SEIBON CL carbon hood – MMD Eleanor louvers – SEIBON oem style carbon trunk – CDC Decklid panel, painted to black – Covercraft trunk pod – MMD rear window louvre – Eleanor grille – Raxiom retro style headligts, updated to Hella Projectors and High beams with aluminium decals – Ford Racing hood pins – Quartz 4d carbon roof and carbon decal stripes – Back Seat Delete Kit - CORBEAU Seat Belt Harness Bar – Hurst Competition Plus Shifter – Mirrors painted – Euro tail lights and brake light (E-approved) – CDC chin spoiler – Scott Drake pedals - Ford Racing Boss gauge pod – 1kg powder extinguisher
– Alpine IVA-520R – Helix DSP – Banner battery – Stinger 5f – Stinger main fuse – Connection RCA cables – Supra Classic speaker cables – AIV power and ground cables – Connection fuse box – Brax Nox 28 – Brax Matrix 6.1PP – Brax Matrix 10.1 – Helix P200 Precision – Helix P400 Precision – Dynamat, Stp – Custom made aluminium speaker covers, amplifier racks
- Yaesu FTM-100 APRS with Diamond NR760
My radiostation is located in Kajaani, Kainuu province, Finland. Locator: KP34VF My favorite working modes are PSK and SSB. Occasionally I’m online also with callsign OI8AY.
Equipment (updated MAR/2017):
@ home HF: Kenwood TS570D with Diamond CP-6, CF-50MR Low Pass Filter, SignaLink
@ home APRS: Aprs TNC51 with Kenwood TK2207 with Diamond X300N
@ /P: Yaesu 817 with several dipole antennas @ fieldback, Baofeng UV5R with Diamond RH 771, Wouxun KG-UV2D with Diamond RH 771
@ /M Mustang: Yaesu FTM-100 APRS with Diamond NR760, modified into Ford Racing Boss gauge pod.
@ /M Dailydriven: Kenwood TM-V71A updated Kenwood RC-D710 and K6VHF aprs module with Diamond Nr770 @ Honda Accord 2.0VTEC
@ Reserve: Wouxun quadband KG-UV950P (will be updated to @ home VHF)