Progress Thread 1986 GT 5.0 Mustang Restoration/Bringing my dad's old car back to life

Rdub6

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Those are pretty nice! The stripe going into the grill makes the grill disappear a little bit.
 
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7991LXnSHO

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I have been trying to work on it every day and get something done whether that is big or small. I realized that I need a creeper since that would make getting down there under the car a lot easier and more comfortable. I already pulled off the radiator, fan, shroud, and I'm in the middle of pulling off the water pump. I think you guys are correct, it might be an 85. I do not think it has the 3rd tail light, but I will get a picture when I am over there later finishing up the water pump. It is carbureted, which also leads me to believe that it is an 85. I think I'm gonna stop by a local auto store to see if they carry any fuel line because it looks like the hoses are cracking around where the clamps were. I got the wheels off after going through the pain of the last lug nut on the last wheel being a different size, I want to do a 5 lug conversion. Do you guys think down the road 5 lug would be better? I am not worried about any of it now I just want opinions on what you guys think. I am going to clean the wheel housings and under the car then once I get the key I'll pressure wash it. Also, what is the biggest size wheel you can fit in the back? I will post pictures later, thanks for the help!
The only time to upgrade to 5 lugs is when you go for bigger brakes. Then you have to. 10 holes are cool; so are the pony 5 spokes. Turbines on a 4Eye is something I’d have to see first.
 

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The only time to upgrade to 5 lugs is when you go for bigger brakes. Then you have to. 10 holes are cool; so are the pony 5 spokes. Turbines on a 4Eye is something I’d have to see first.
Here you go. Not a great angle, but this was my first one many years ago before I went to the ROH’s
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Here you go. Not a great angle, but this was my first one many years ago before I went to the ROH’s
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The 87 up GT spoiler is the right one for any Fox hatch (except the 93 Cobra). With black centers on that car, the turbines look good.
 
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You do know that you can get a new 4-eye nose for those, right? It might take a minute to find them but they exist. I think Cervinnis makes or sells them.
I looked on the cervinnis website and could not find it??
 

slow84lx

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It was done before I bought the car. But it’s more than the nose. The body moldings are different, which means the the rear bumper cover should be changed as well, and obviously the hood , if all is going to match correctly.
All that being said, it is bolt on, except for some splices to the headlight harness.
I wasn’t really looking for a car when this one came available so I jumped on it. I do wish it had the original nose though, as the ‘85 / ‘86 is the best looking IMO. I don’t really care for the earlier 4 eye noses with the different grills.
The plastic pieces inside the quarter panels are different also and don't fit as well unless you change out the quarter windows to the later style. It destroys the character of the car to make it look like a later model. Just my opinion, I appreciate them all but 4-eyed foxen have always been my favorites.
 
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Here's my garage art.
 

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Ok.... So will a 83 hood fit using a 85-86 front end?
It's been a long time but I believe that the 79-86 hoods will fit the 85/86 nose.

I always like the 83 hoods with the bump cowl in them and vaguely recall considering putting one on the 86 to clear the Kenne Bell.

I ended up going 2.5" inducted cowl instead.
 
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Thanks to all for clarifying that.. based on the pictures they looked pretty close.... That gives me an option if I need it....
Forgive me for hijacking this thread......
 
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The only time to upgrade to 5 lugs is when you go for bigger brakes. Then you have to. 10 holes are cool; so are the pony 5 spokes. Turbines on a 4Eye is something I’d have to see first.
| Alright, I have decided that eventually, I am going to go for 5 lugs for big disks in the back. But after I get it running well.
 
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