Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 7” 85 GT T-Top build thread

95steedamustang

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I picked this car up yesterday December 18th. Its an original owner 1985 GT T-Top in Jalapeño red. He ordered the car with all the options except a radio delete because he was into stereo competitions at the time. It has 31k miles but was used as a summer time car. The car has never been wrecked or had any paintwork done. He parked the car in the garage 20 yrs ago because the carb was bad and it hasn’t moved until yesterday. This car was never advertised for sale. A good friend who is best friends with the guy told me about the car and put the owner in touch with me. I wasn’t really looking but I have always liked the 85 GT. The owner and I became good friends as well going thru the process. He gave me a price on the car and it was really low so I actually paid him extra on it because I knew why he was having to sell it after 35 yrs. So onto the build.....I’ll start with pics the owner sent me.
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stanglx2002

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Are you planning on building another shop to house all these beauties or do you already have one that we don't know about?
 

BlakeusMaximus

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I wouldn’t mind having a 4 eye notch. I’d have to get used to the interior though.
 

95steedamustang

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That's some rough looking stuff you're taking out.
Yep. The Original owner had the car ziebart coated on 11/5/84 and under the coating is brand new perfect metal. But none of these components were coated so they are rusted out. I have to say it was the smartest move he could have made.
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95steedamustang

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Awesome find,I miss the heck outta' my 85 GT. Subframes,true duals ,maybe some 17" ponies and I'd daily drive it the way it sits.
Yep, I’m doing an 8.8 built with rear discs and 5 lugs. Brembos on the front. New brake and fuel
Lines, booster, master cylinder and gas tank. Dual exhaust with stainless tips and maximum subframes for now.
 
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