SEMA 2016 At The Las Vegas Convention Center
If you haven’t heard already, The SEMA
Show is the talk of the town not only when it comes to the latest parts for your Mustang or other Ford, but
for other automakers as well. Every early November, thousands of the automobile industry’s leaders gather at
SEMA to release and show off all of their latest developments in aftermarket parts for your Mustang.
Last year at SEMA 2015, the show brought in north of 60,000 domestic and international buyers. To top that off, there
were over 2,500 brand new parts debuted at the SEMA show just last year, and that number is set to rise for 2016.
Additionally, The SEMA Show gives attendees the opportunity to participate in product demonstrations, special
events, educational seminars, networking opportunities and much more!
Not open to the public and being a trade-only, industry-centric event, The SEMA Show is the perfect place to debut
your company’s latest build!
CJ’s At Past SEMA Shows
CJ Pony Parts is no stranger to SEMA and what it’s all about. Back in 2013, we met with a lot of your favorite
vendors such as Magnaflow, Scott Drake, Edelbrock, TMI Products and many more!
In 2014, we were honored to have featured our first build right on the SEMA showroom floor, Project 50/30. This build was
restored and fully customized into an asphalt-conquering showstopper. Project 50/30 started its life as a 1965
Mustang Fastback, previously known as the Forgotten
Fastback. By the time we were done with it, this build featured a Vortech Supercharged Coyote Crate Engine from Ford Performance, Ridetech Air Ride
Suspension, Custom Three-Piece Niche
Wheels wrapped in sticky Nitto NT05 rubber, Wilwood Brakes and a custom TMI Products interior.
In 2015, we had the privilege of working directly with Ford Motor Company on our build. Specifically, Ford tasked us
with the duty of completely decking out a 2015
Focus ST to showcase in the Ford Booth at SEMA 2015. With the goal of creating a car for the autocross
course and car show, this ST had to be quick and a head-turner. With the help from vendors like Air Lift Performance, COBB Tuning, ATP Turbo, and Wilwood Brakes we were able to do just that,
The Mustang EcoBoost SEMA Build
This year, we worked very closely with Ford Performance and many other vendors to develop our SEMA 2016 Build, a
custom Stealth Gray 2017 Mustang EcoBoost. Throughout the upcoming weeks to SEMA 2016, you may have seen renderings
pop up on news and media sites such as MotorTrend, Autoblog, Automobile Mag and many more.
We’re pleased to say that our planned rendering isn’t far off from the finished product with the
exception of a few tasteful touches to make this SEMA 2016 Build perfect for the road course on Saturday and the car
show on Sunday.
After going back and forth through over seven revisions with our graphic design team and Ford Performance, we finally
came to an agreement on what you see today. And thanks to Rick in our Purchasing Department, we were able to track
down all of the perfect parts from our vendors like Ford Performance, Anderson Composites, Cervini’s, Scott Drake, California Pony Cars and more, to take
this Mustang EcoBoost to an entirely new level from the ground up.
The main goal of this build isn’t much different from our SEMA 2015 Focus ST Build. We wanted to create a
Mustang that had both form and function. In other words, a Mustang that you’d be able to take out on
the autocross or road course and have a blast while bringing home a trophy or two from your local car show. And
regardless of what you would plan to do with this car, you’ll turn heads everywhere you go thanks to the
custom Stealth Gray paint with Black & Acid Green accents by GCR Auto Collision.
CJ’s SEMA 2016 Build Final Product
"show and go"
For 2016, the build list for our Mustang SEMA car is one of the longest yet. Like we said, this build was set out
from the get-go to stand apart from the crowd with both show and go. With that said, working with valued
vendors like Ford Performance, the fit and finish could not have been easier from start to finish.
Modifications by CJ Pony Parts:
Custom Finished Brembo Brakes & Three-Piece
- Ford Performance Cold Air Intake Kit With Custom Calibration
- Ford Performance By Borla Touring
2-1/4" Cat-Back Exhaust System with 4" Black Exhaust Tips
- COBB Tuning 3" Stainless Steel Catted Downpipe
- COBB Tuning Front
Chassis & Brakes:
- Ford Performance Assembled Track Handling Package
- Ford Performance Strut Tower Brace
- Custom Finished Ford
Performance 15" 6-Piston Brembo Conversion Front Brake Kit
- Ford Performance Transmission Cooler Air Scoop
Wheels & Tires:
- 20x10” & 20x11” Rotiform KPS 3-Piece Sport Wheels (Custom Powdercoated by PA Powderworks)
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires; 275/35ZR20, Front & 305/30ZR20, Rear
- Anderson Composites Carbon Fiber Type-GTH
Carbon Fiber Hood
Composites Carbon Fiber Type-ST Trunk Lid with Spoiler
Composites Carbon Fiber Type-OE Front Spoiler
- Anderson Composites Carbon Fiber Type-AR Side Skirts
Composites Carbon Fiber Type-GT Upper Grille
Licensed Accessories Lighted Running Pony Grille Emblem
Textured Matte Black C-Series Lower Grille
- Custom Finished Rally Innovations Three-Piece Aluminum Front Splitter
- Custom Finished Rally
Innovations Aluminum Side Skirt Splitters
- LED Reverse Light Bulb
Switchback Turn Signal Bulb and Cool White Side Marker Kit
- Rear LED Side Marker
& Rear Light Tint Kit
- 35% Window Tint
- Custom Stealth Gray Paint With Black & Acid Green Accents by GCR Auto Collision
- Custom Hand Painted Pinstriping by Kerry Buckley
Composites Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Performance Radiator Cover
- Custom Finished Scott
Drake Billet Aluminum Fuse Box Cover
Performance Black Textured ABS Plastic Master Cylinder Cover
Pony Cars Black Textured Radiator Coolant Tank Cover
- Ford Performance Bolt-In Hood Strut Kit
- Ford Performance "GT350R" Rear Seat Delete Kit
- Ford Performance GT350R Leather and Alcantara Steering Wheel
Performance Black Shift Knob
Performance Red GT350/GT350R Push Button Engine Start/Stop Kit
Black Carpeted Floor Mats with Running Pony Logo
- Kicker Amp & Subwoofer
A large number of the parts used on this particular build are also available on the CJ website, so be sure to check
out our selection of Mustang parts
to create your own SEMA-worthy build!
Lighted Grille Emblem Available at CJ’s!
Stay Updated With This Build
There’s no question of whether or not we’re done with this build, either. Just like our 2015 ST Build and
Project 50/30, we plan on featuring these projects in future videos from installations to overviews and more.
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