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Ok......my 83 was my first mustang I have owned. My mom bought it for me 10 years ago, when I was 15.....it was originally a Red with white interior v6 automatic hatchback with a factory sunroof...It was sitting in a field when we picked it up. Put a battery in it, some fresh gas, and cut off the clogged exhaust and it ran. After that it got sat aside for a little while and got stored at my aunt's house...in another field.. and sat for a couple more years....
Well after we got an exhaust put on it I drove it for maybe 30 mins before it started having carb issues....my brother had a couple of hours behind the wheel in it before I did.
So instead of just pulling the carb and rebuilding it we pulled the whole motor and trans out and got ready for a 302. So my brother got a 306 out of a trade for some other parts and it got dropped between the frame rails and then it got stored again...for a couple more years in my grandmothers garage.. I then hit my senior year of HS, finally got a job, bought my 92 cougar, regasketed the motor (blown headgasket) and drove i for the year. Then I joined the army, went to training, got stationed in TX and finally had a stable income.
I then made the decision after a couple of months in TX to pull the car to my house and start the research and assmebly. I then stripped out the interior because it smelled horribly of rat **** from being stored.. Not to long after I got deployed and then I joined this site.....while deployed I did my research, started learning and teaching myself and stockpiling parts. When I came home on R&R my brother came down and we started put it all together and it finally ran....
I drove it all year between my 2 deployments then decided to buy the 93 so I can park the 83 and work on fixing the floors and body work....it has since sat even longer and been used as a storage unit. The body itself is straight and never been wrecked. But since it has been a northern car its whole life the floor pans are beat. With as long as I have had the car I can not let it go and now that I am back home and I have another stang to drive I am going to take the time and restore it with no cut corners.
The whole time I have always wanted to make it different and custom in a good way. SO I have always been wanting to do a mod motor swap with a SN interior. I got to thinking and realized that the foxbody is the only mustang that hasn't had some kind of side scoops......soooo I threw around the idea of fabricating some side scoops and really making it a one of a kind... I have even been toying with the idea of flaring the quarter panels up a little and giving it that classic muscle curve and flare...
Basically I have stared at the car and toyed with many, many ideas and as soon as I get some bills paid and a garage to do the work again the progress will finally begin!
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