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Old 01-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default 1988 Mustang LX Restoration Progress

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I just joined up and wanted to start a thread of the restoration project on my Mustang. If this is the wrong forum, I apologize in advance.

This winters project is to get the body and underside in mint condition, as well as rebuild the 302 5.0L HO. Decisions are still being made about the engine, but the body is a no brainer.

There's lots of rust and rot on the body as you'll see, so the long journey of cutting it out and rebuilding the car will fun to watch.

Winter 2012 will be when the interior and the AV stuff is redone.

The first thing on the agenda is refinish the engine bay. This includes rebuilding both shock towers, sand blasting the rest of the rust, primer, paint and clear coat. This should be finished by January 21.

Front BEFORE
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Drivers Side BEFORE
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Rear BEFORE
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Passenger Side BEFORE
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Engine BEFORE
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Engine out
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Roof Rot BEFORE
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Roof Rot BEFORE
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Shock Tower Rot BEFORE
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Cutting Out The Shock Tower Rot Passenger Side. He's also rebuilding where the screws come in.
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Rebuilding The Shock Tower Behind Wheel
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New Metal in the Shock Tower Area
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The Roughly Rebuilt Passenger Side Shock Tower
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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Come down to the states and find a donor body.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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Come down to the states and find a donor body.
We looked for about 6 months in the US, my body guy put it out there and not even a little nibble. We just decided enough time had passed and we should just get to it.

We did find a convertible that is literally cut in half, we've bought the rear half and will use the rear quarters from it. He only wants to use Ford panels whenever possible. There was only one new Ford rear quarter in all of North America.

If we can find some mint doors, we'll use them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #4
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As bubba probably knows we have loads upon loads of fox's in junkyards, thirty minutes from me in "dudley", yes its a town, there are no less than ten different rust free fox's, three verts, two or three notch's, and several hatches. I wouldn't be agianst picking them up but shipping from here might be a bit much, but if you want I have to make a trip out there anyway soon, I'd strip'em bare as i could and only ask you to cover shipping.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #5
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i got a all ford junkyard 30 miles away with an easy 50 foxes
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no need to apologize, posting in wrong section wouldn't happen had you of read this, thank you and welcome
http://mustangforums.com/forum/5-0l-...bers-read.html
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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Thanks to this board I did find some new doors.

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:13 AM   #8
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i got a all ford junkyard 30 miles away with an easy 50 foxes
im jealous !






I was going to say with a body that rough you must be from Ontario haha

Nice to have another canadian in this section
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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One shock tower is done now.
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On to the other. It should be done by end of day Tuesday.
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Bumper off and making friends already.
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Then the engine bay gets blasted, primed and painted this week.

The rear end of an 88 fox arrives Monday to pillage rear quarter panels from. In a week or two, 2 rust free doors will arrive as well.

After the engine bay, the roof is going to get repaired.

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:56 PM   #10
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we've bought the rear half and will use the rear quarters from it. He only wants to use Ford panels whenever possible. There was only one new Ford rear quarter in all of North America.

If we can find some mint doors, we'll use them.
you may have some luck with prestigemustang.com or mpsautosalvage.com. they should have almost everything you need.

im actually in the same boat as you. my car is all apart for bodywork and paint right now. engine is half out and i will hopefully get the rest out tomorrow night.

good luck with the project.
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