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Old 07-15-2007, 12:39 AM
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This is going to be a long term, weekly updated thread of a foxbody beingcompletely disassembled, cleaned, painted and rebuilt into a 500 HP show and track car. It is a 1986 Mercury Capri 5.0 EFI. Every single part of the car that can be removed...willbe removed and either cleaned and painted or replaced with a brand new part. Each weekend I will post up a new group of photos showing the progress. I will be the only person doing the work on this project except for the paint. The budget is $30,000 and the goal is to build my version of the perfect Capri. I welcome any questions and comments and hope it will be an informative and entertaining thread.

Here is the subject... I bought it for $1000.



The interior was in bad shape, the last owner was putting cigarettes out on the floor.


I started by removing the tired red interior... none of it will be reused.

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:48 AM
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wow! looks like you have a lot of work to do good to hear your rebuilding it.. Good luck hope to see improvements and progress soon.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:50 AM
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I did a partial teardown on my 86, all the doors and hatch have been replaced, interior, smoothed engine bay. It was a lot of work but it was worth it
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:59 AM
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I will be watching this one, as I'm trying to bring an 89 hatch back to life as well. Though I'm sure it won't look as nice as yours will....
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:02 AM
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looking good Debris, I'm doing a slow rebuild of a 3.8 t-top fox, using an '87 motor with a carb, only looking to make close to 300hp eventually though. only mine will be a daily driver, a pretty DD that is
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:38 AM
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should look pretty sharp when your done. Are you going to keep the bubble hatch? I had an 80 Capri that I put one on, even with the non-bubble tail it looked good.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:02 AM
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Man those things had ugly dashes! What are you going to do as far as interiors? I've got a 87-89 black and red dash you can have for the shipping. What are you going to do with the interior you got?
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:14 AM
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:12 AM
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As long as you box and mark everything it's not that hard to do IMO.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:57 AM
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capri front end + mustang back end = something unique and awsome looking

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