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    Here it is!!!

    Picked this up today and an 8.8, install kit and some 3.90 gears. ;D

    The wet pics make the paint look pretty good. It is really faded. Interior needs work, but that stuff is available.









    The underbody is very very clean and that makes me very very happy. Odo shows 70k miles.
    Last edited by BBR; March 21st, 2014, 07:43 AM.
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    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
    1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 460/E4OD http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion

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    Nice....


    Can't wait to get one, again.

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      BBR, I missed out on what happened to the "Tooth and Nail" Ranger.....but this looks like it could be fun as well.

      What are your plans for the 'stang? Refreshing to see someone with something other than an '87-up Fox-body(says the Camaro guy...LOL).

      Is this one of the final GT's to come with an honest-to-goodness Holley on it from the factory? I noticed the dual-snorkel air filter housing...reminds me of the dual-snorkel unit on my wife's '8 Z28 H.O. 5-speed that I need to ressurect for her.

      That interior looks typical of a Texas/southwest car....you-un's have rust-free goodies, but that sun is just BRUTAL on plastic/vinyl/cloth!

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        Looks like a great start. My personal preference is for the EFI cars but there's certainly nothing wrong with that style either.

        Have fun!
        Dan

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          The 83 GT was my first Stang.

          4 eyes are cool, I'd take any Fox, though I long for an LX coupe.

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            Gotta agree with Smoke, though my thing usually falls for '79-'82 GTs...my mom had a '81 when I was a little kid. Looks straight enough, almost like the paint could be saved..that interior, though, is the reason I didn't like checking out old iron in Texas. Brings back memories of the Dip's heat-rotted A-pillars.
            The former Remy-Z

            Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake.


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              Ranger -> I just decided to abandon it in favor of something me and my 2 boys can all ride in.

              Yes parts of the interior are definitely crispy.

              Plans:

              5 lug conversion
              8.8 swap
              Swap in the Ranger's motor/trans
              Drive the snot out of it.

              ;D
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 460/E4OD http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion

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                I really like it, alot like the 83 Capri I sold a couple months ago.

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                  Suweet!
                  I can't wait to see this monster come together - as your sons get taller - you're going to be bouncing theirs heads off the back window when you shift!

                  I must say I'm a big fan of the "four headlight" cars myself. A friend in high school had a black on black 83 GT - I bet his dad still has it - his goal was to keep it factory stock and keep it a long time - he probably waxed that thing four times a summer and put only a few hundred miles on it a year...
                  There's always something new to learn.

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                    83-84 are my least favourite of the 4-eye cars, but I still prefer that front to the 87-up. And the most important thing, you got the "porno" red interior!! :D


                    cheers
                    Ed N.
                    Ed Nicholson - Caledon Ontario - a bit NW of Toronto
                    07 Mustang GT with some stuff
                    88 T-Bird Turbo Coupe 5-speed

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                      Looks super nice bro....brings back memories of HS, a friend had a stock 82 that he bought brand new. Love the 4 headlight cars...
                      My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

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                        Niiiice! I really enjoyed your Ranger build and this 'Stang should be totally rockin' with the plans you have. Good luck, I'll be following along!

                        And the most important thing, you got the "porno" red interior!! :D
                        lol! I've never heard that one before.

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                          PLEASE tell me that subframe connectors are part of the plan...I could see that big honkin' 460 folding that T-top unitbody up like a flimsy card table.

                          Early Fox-bodies seem to be the thing here at BangShift this week...LOL

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                            PLEASE tell me that subframe connectors are part of the plan...I could see that big honkin' 460 folding that T-top unitbody up like a flimsy card table.

                            Early Fox-bodies seem to be the thing here at BangShift this week...LOL
                            They are always my thing. ;D

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                              Subs MUST be welded in. I had some supposedly pretty good bolt ins (maybe Griggs?) and they were, as far as I could tell, worthless. I got some BIG HONKIN' weld ins from Idlewild Racing (now defunct, I think) and it stiffened the car right up.

                              Dan

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