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Old 01-09-2010, 09:27 PM
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My 1985 Mustang lx build..

About 6 years ago, i was at a local ford dealer picking up our F-350 king ranch. I took a walk around looking at trucks and such. I stumbled across a garage where the owner of the dealer had his "stuff". I walked in and found a 1985 mustang notchback. It was covered in about an inch of dust and dirt. Seems like it was sitting there for a while, tires were flat, spider webbs you name it! So i asked my friend who was the lead sales guy whos it was. He told me it had been sitting there since 91! it was a 4cylinder automatic with 63,000 miles. Years went by and i forgot about it. Until this fall i was talking to a buddy of mine about his 82 notchback he just picked up to do a 347 swap. I made a quick phone call and the car was mine. 400 dollars later i have myself a sweet project!
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wow nice find man. that car is in good shape for just sitting lol. i've owned 6 foxbody stangs in the past 10 years so if you need any info or help just let me know. i've also done 4 cyl to 5.0 swaps as well
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:28 PM
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Awesome find man! I want a 4cyl notchback so bad! They are great cars.
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As of right now here's some new pics..



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nice progress man! V8 swap ftw
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Thank you all very much!!! Im in the boat business sooo money a little tight....And i cant thank you enough for having intrest in this. Everyone around me asks me why i bother. lol have a good night!
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Everyone around me asks me why i bother.
they dont understand that the 4cyl bodies are not drove as rough as the V8 cars lol. plus you can pick them up on the cheap
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heck yeah! yours looks like its still in really good shape. hows the interior?

I have an 84 capri that was found headed for the crusher with a v6.

last fall it had a mild roller 5.0, c4, and 3.73's. however i fried the engine in august. it will be getting a brand new blown 5.0 and a richmond 5 speed when i get home.

here is a "found as" and a "recent" photo

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SWEET DUDE!! Nice to see theres someone else out there that feels for these things. My interior is mint! Not one rip, scratch or burn. Its getting a mild 302 for now. Just until i get it painted and sound. Then either a 347 or maybeee just maybe a build 408ci stroker. We'll see! Get some more pics up, under the hood and such. Deff keep my posted.
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Very nice. I bought my wife an '87 5 liter LX about a year ago. We've got a lot of tweaks to do on it. The wife really likes to tinker with mechanical stuff. It allows us to spend quality time together.
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im jealous... my interior is gonna need some work. door panels were cut for speakers, caked in grime that I am still cleaning out. I also still have some bodywork to do, even more after the hood opened on me while driving down the road right after i installed the c4.

here is when i was replacing the windshield, but its also the only pic of the engine that i have with me (i'm a ways from home right now)


gotta love how the color from the black dashmat bled onto the once-red dash.

you might want to drop by foureyedpride.com they are all about the earlier fox bodies over there!
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