The Fox Body Mustang’s cult following is like no other community in the automotive world. From the late 70s ‘til the early 90s, Ford produced the Fox Body Mustang, and released them to the world, not knowing it would sustain an obsessed group of gearheads today. Over twenty years later, the versatility of the Fox Body Mustang is why it has continued to be so popular with young and old enthusiasts alike. Because it’s easily modified, supported heavily with aftermarket products, and can be made into anything from a purpose-built racecar to a badass daily driver, it really is the ultimate “go-to” car.
Now, an exciting shift is occurring in the Fox Body community. Aftermarket part designers are creating designs and releasing parts that are setting Foxes apart and revitalizing enthusiasm for the car. At the head of this charge is Makers Garage, a Michigan-based design studio that is hand-making splitters out of carbon fiber for the Fox Body Mustang, now available for LX, GT and Cobra models.
But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the Makers Garage splitter, designed by founder, Jason Cummins. Jason has spent the last 15 years entrenched in the automotive world, personally and professionally. From working as a mechanic, body technician and painter, to becoming an industrial designer and working at Ford, he has truly learned the in’s and out’s of the automotive industry. A dedicated Fox Body fanatic and owner of a ‘93 Cobra himself, Jason avidly supports the Fox Body community. But he began to notice the stagnating style and quality of aftermarket Fox Body parts. The community is stronger than it’s ever been, but the market to support these cars isn’t giving owners anything new. Foxes have started looking too similar, lacking originality, making it harder for the owners who desire to stand out, to make their mark. Jason believes his fellow enthusiasts, and this vehicle, deserve something better. So in early 2016, he set out on a mission to revolutionize the Fox Body Mustang.
After hundreds of sketches for the dream look for his own Cobra, he decided his first product to market would be the carbon fiber splitter. Jason’s modern design aesthetic infused with OEM manufacturing standards has created the best splitter available for ‘87-’93 LX, GT and Cobra/Fox Body Mustangs. “My goal is to design every part for the Fox Body like I’m considering putting it on my own,” Jason says. “I wouldn’t put something on my Cobra that looks poorly fitted, low quality, or incorrectly installed.”
The Fox Body splitter not only looks incredible; it was designed and produced with so much Makers care. Makers owes its success to dialogue with its customers, and is dedicated to helping their cars stand out. As a result, no detail is overlooked during part development or production. The result is an uncompromised, perfect fit, and a custom look on every installation.
More details about the carbon fiber splitter:
- The design: an unmistakable Makers’ original look that has already generated waves of en-thusiasm
- The process: handmade by a Michigan-based automotive supplier and personally inspected for quality by Jason
- The material: 2×2 twill weave carbon fiber fabric
- The hardware: premium automotive OEM-style fasteners and U-nuts for an uncompromised fit
- The installation: delivered in premium packaging with fully illustrated instructions for a fool-proof install
- The mount: for the GT/Cobra splitter, a custom-designed aluminum bracket to ensure the best performance possible
Makers Garage wants to catalyze a shift in the perception of the Fox Body Mustang, reintroduc-ing a modern, aggressive design aesthetic that is soon to be seen on the best Fox Body Mus-tangs across the country. Designing and producing these cars with the utmost attention to detail and unwavering pursuit of perfection will keep Fox Body Mustangs on the map for years to come, and give fellow makers, collectors, fans and dreamers, incredible creations to look at.
When I first saw the product, I knew I had to have it. I’ve since installed it on my red 1993 Mus-tang Cobra that has been a regular topic on my podcasts and social media.
“I’m really excited to have the splitter on a vehicle showing at SEMA this year, and can’t think of a more perfect Cobra for Makers’ SEMA debut than Matt’s build,” Jason Cummins, Makers Garage founder says, “this is just the beginning for Makers; I can’t wait to show the world more of my game-changing ideas.”
To learn more about the GT/Cobra splitter, its counterpart for the LX Fox Body Mustang, and to see what these guys are all about, visit Makers Garage.