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She's a beauty :thumbs: :jester:

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1986 Mustang LX. This will be a street machine with some track time. It will remain gutted, have 2 seats, a 5.3 engine, and a full manual TH350 or TH400 trans. Right now it's looking like a TH400 since I can get one for free. The general goal is to be a budget rocket. I don't want to spend a ton of cash on this turd, just want something fast. Other than the powertrain it needs some here and there's like tail lamps, driver door latch, new pedal assembly, brakes, some trim, a few black rattle cans for paint and some other randoms. The hood isn't bolted in if your wondering why it's jacked. The fenders also need aligned and bolted down, right now they only have 1 bolt each. The windows look like poop because I had to remove the tint that saw better days. They will be cleaned up.

Contrary to what it looks like, I spent a few hours today with a shop vac cleaning this thing out. The only bad metal is obviously the driver floor board. The rest of the metal is in good shape.

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The passenger door needs new guts. It's setup for power windows. Tomorrow I'm going to clean up the windows better and take a notepad to write down exactly what parts I need to start searching for.
 
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SWEET!! Looks like a fun project. I don't see a roll cage listed. That needs to be on there.

Why the 5.3? Do you have one already? Why not atleast 6.0?
 

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You can get 5.3's for like $250 :lol: With a big cam and a 150 shot it should make under or around 500 to the wheels. It will probably need a cage too! That's later. My main concern is wiring :suicide:
 

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You can get 5.3's for like $250 :lol: With a big cam and a 150 shot it should make under or around 500 to the wheels. It will probably need a cage too! That's later. My main concern is wiring :suicide:

Good reason!
 

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Ill be keeping my eye on this build! Im a FOX freak. I love fox cars, im a member of a local mustang club myself. My bro has an 80 notch with an FI 89 Mustang 5.0 HO under the hood and a C4 trans, Has all 89 mustang dash and seats in it also. My cousin has an 89 LX hatch, carbed 5.0...

The Mod lists are too big and i dont wanna further hijack this thread so.... lol i would post up pics and maybe some vids but dont wanna take over your thread. Ill post up a new thread for there car's some time to show em to you guys.


Cant wait to see some progress to this car! Looks like a really nice roller! Does it have a 8.8 back there or a 7.5?
 

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