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StangNet picks up a Four Eyed Survivor

The way we have continued to land upon projects over the past 15 years here at StangNet HQ still continues to surprise us as Ford Mustang fans.  Just a couple of weeks ago, a tragedy in the family resulted in not just sad times, but also a reflection upon what was left behind.  We were able to get our paws on a near-mint 1986 Mustang GT…the last year of the 4-eyes, as you well know.  This quasi “barn find” was a complete surprise and we have got to say, we could not be more excited about this one.

The paint is original.  The interior is original.  Engine?  Yeah, you guessed it; original.  What’s more, the interior isn’t just original, it’s practically showroom new.  Astounding, we thought.  How many miles, you ask?  38,000.  And no, it’s not the second time around the 5-digit odometer, either.  This ’86 GT has been parked since 1994, so some minor maintenance and TLC are to be applied at the shop to get it up to complete pristine condition.

So what wild, outlandish plans do we have for this project car?  We don’t.  The car will get some paint touches, detailed,new shocks and struts, and the mandatory R134 conversion.  I’m sure we’ll be out and about in this Survivor soon enough, but in the meantime, check out some of the pictures we snapped in the gallery below.

StangNet’s ‘Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf’ giveaway

It’s that time of year, Ford Mustang fans–when the season of thanks AND giving are upon us all.  We’ve teamed up with some of our long-term partners in the Mustang realm in the past to bring you freebies and sweepstakes prizes throughout the years, and now, we’re here to let you in upon yet another!

So what does this next one entail?  One lucky sweeps winner, chosen at random from our facebook sweepstakes page entries, will get their very own “Ultimate Mustang Bookshelf” containing several featured Mustang and other muscle car titles from MotorBooks .  These books are high quality, feature detailed & colorful imagery, and are sure to make nearly any Mustang or classic car fan grin for glory.

What?  No one likes “real” books anymore?  Well, there can’t be anything wrong with getting nearly $300 (retail value) in books, for FREE, can there?!?!

Keep reading to get a breakdown of just what’s involved in this awesome literary giveaway!

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Haynes Restoration Guide for 1964 – 1970 Ford Mustang

Ready to take on a new project in the new year?  Well, if you are–and it’s one involving a classic Ford Mustang from 1964-1/2 thru 1970, then get ready to start it off right!  The team at Haynes Repair Manuals has just released a compendium of strategies, instructions, and step-by-step recipes for making a Ford Mustang restoration seem much less daunting.  With over 1,000 color photos detailing every phase of the Mustang restoration life cycle, this book is pretty slick, indeed!  From teardown to teardrops, this publication has just what the classic Mustang fan needs to get the job done with minimal heartache & disappointment.

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the PR from Haynes!

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Marti Auto Works Ford Mustang window stickers

Marti Auto Works Ford Mustang hardtop window sticker

We know first hand a superior Ford Mustang fan and supporter when we meet one, and every one of the fine folks at Marti Auto Works has shown to be the ones to set the bar.  Now, after continuing their data mining & spelunking, they have formulated an extravagant process to reproduce exact original window stickers which were on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.  Each one of them has received the focus and data integrity to make them as rock-solid as the cars they once…and now adorn(ed).

Everything right down to the exact weight of paper printed upon, the correct pin-punched holes, and precise manufacturer terminology in options and dealer requisites is completely on-target.

Take a look at a sample sheet and the Press Release which follows.

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