Project "Face Off": 1980 Mercury Capri aero to four eye Progress Thread!

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  1. FrankenStang

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    Ok, so my Ex husband and his brothers had this bright Idea back in the early '90s to take a Mercury Capri and turn it into a Mustang. They were successful and to be quite honest, the car looked fabulous. It took several junked aero Stangs to build this car, hence the name, FrankenStang.

    I don't have many pictures but, here are the few I have...


    The one and only pic I have of it before the aero stuff was installed
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    After paint
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    As you can see, it was built with care and not just cobbled together. The interior was swapped also, as well as the drive train/suspension. EVERYTHING on this car is '87+ Mustang. The 5.0 that was put in is an '89+ because it's mass air. I'll be keeping the engine. :D

    The interior needs restored so, I might as well go retro there too. :D
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    Needs cleaned up but, runs strong
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    As it sits today. I removed the side and rear Saleen ground effects in '96, I believe. They were cracking.
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    At this time, I am merely hunting and gathering parts. I should have the nose in a week or two, complete with headlights and reinforcement. I'll post pics of the parts as they come.. Here's the front end I should see on my doorstep soon. A couple guys on here, BK_CAULEY and Aaron (you guys rule!), pitched in and bought it for me cause, yeah, I'm a whiner, lol.
    http://forums.stangnet.com/7639491-post16.html

    These two just might become a part of this project
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    My goal is something close to this
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    I want to add one of these too
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    My first "parts" shipment just arrived! :banana: :rlaugh:
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  2. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    well good luck. you should put the capri badges on now and throw everyone for a loop. tell them that it's a one off mercury saleen.
     
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  3. FrankenStang

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    You read my mind. :lol:
     
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    yayayay!! :banana:
     
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  5. SVT32VDOHC

    SVT32VDOHC waiting for the next hack atta
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    That will be a cool project. That black one all done up is sweeet!! 18 inch Cobra R's look better on fox bodies than they do on rear 00 R's!! Keep us updated!
     
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    congrats on actually getting it started. i know for years you wanted to. that black capri is sweet as can be. good goal
     
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    Is it going back to stock color combo? What color was the paint and interior originally? If not what color combo are you going to do? I can't wait to see a progress thread.

    BK and Aaron, you are some stand up guys. If you lived closer I'd buy you guys a beer :nice:
     
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    Cool beans :nice: Nobody would PM me the paypal address so mabey I can get ya the air dam for x-mas :D
     
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    This is going to be an awesome project.

    I cant wait to see pictures of it with the capri nose and stuff back on! :nice:
     
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  10. FrankenStang

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    It's going to stay black. It was originally the same color as the nose I'm getting.

    This IS the progress thread btw. :lol:

    Oh!! Good idea!!

    *plans to send BK and Aaron some beer money* :banana:
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    Yeah, I meant progress of the car on the thread, lol. I went to a local salvage yard the other day and there was a Capri there. It was complete but hit in the drivers fender. They are having a half off sale soon, is there any trim pieces you need, like lenses, interior, etc. I can go back to check if they have what you need.
     
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  12. FrankenStang

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    Side trim! :eek:

    If it has the side trim on both sides, ME WANT!
     
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    Darkwriter77 Resident Ranting Negative Nancy

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    I thought you took the sideskirts and other Saleen trim off because you got sick of it being mistaken for a REAL Saleen and getting harassed by the po-po when they thought you were driving around a stolen Saleen...? :scratch:

    IDEA: Gather up all the leftover Aero parts and donate them to a :SNSign: member that needs 'em for repairs or somethin'. :nice:
     
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    This is a sweet project 4 sure. I love Capris, but please do what Mercury shouldve did all along & keep the Mustang hatch & rear on it instead of the ridiculous Bubble hatch. I think some SVO or 86 GT tailights would compliment this car very well.... Cant wait to see some progress.... Good Luck!!!:nice:
     
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    +1 keep the stang hatch like on the black one
     
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  17. BK_CAULEY

    BK_CAULEY it's built for speed not longevity, woman

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    i have called the guy everyday this week. he finally called me back this morning. he said he would get it weighed when he got the chance. i told him i need it ASAP.

    hey lynn if you want his number let me know. mybe you cna pursuade him to get it done quicker. im not really a people person.
     
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    Brilliant! :nice:
    :stupid: Epic idea from EPIK :banana:
    Ya dont say, woulda never guessed :p
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    That's the other reason. :lol:

    I was thinking of doing just that but, I need the hood for Teh Notch. :nice:

    My Capri never had the bubble hatch. The hatch thats on it is the original.
    I'm not a good people person either but, I can try. :lol:
     
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    Well I went back to the yard today. I was going to get them for you as a surprise. However the car was gone. I hope someone picked the car up to do what you are doing. More than likely they crushed it though.
     
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