Progress Thread 93 Reef Blue Coupe

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by Fordfreak93, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Thanks for your opinions, but that's how it is staying. It came from the factory with an opal gray interior and I wanted to highlight that. I'm sure it would look great with an all black interior, but I can't afford new seats and seat belts right now. I'm more of a go-fast kind of guy and would be happy driving a 10 second primer car with sheet metal interior. I want to spend most of my budget on engine/fuel/suspension. When I can afford nice new seats I may dye everything black. I'm ready to start wrenching on the fun stuff!
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  2. Oh I'm with you! And just to be clear I was just talking about the pad and glovebox. I wouldn't change anything else. I'm all for the "go fast" aspect of your build and agree the fun stuff is just starting. It looks fine as-is but just thought those couple of pieces dyed black would tie in your two-tone concept better IMO.
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  3. Nice project with a great back story! It seems as though you are the meticulous type and I'm anxiously awaiting to see what you tear into next. What are the engine and suspension plans? Have you aquired a fair amount of parts for the engine/suspension already?

    The interior looks great by the way... Nice Work!
  4. pad, a/c vents and glove box, ...leave everything else grey.
    center console seats etc, .....= cost a can of paint, pretty cheap and will look good.
    ..... your car, drive it spotted up if you want :nice:
  5. Thanks! I am pretty picky, but trying not to get hung up on all the little details too. The motor will probably be changed a lot as the project evolves. To start out with I'm planning on running a carbed 302 with a 100-150 shot. I have a victor jr. intake port matched to a set of ported and polished 69' 351W heads, holley 650 dp with mech. secondaries and some other goodies. I'm going to use a 100k mile 302 with a stock bottom end out of a 90' and spray it til it dies! The hypereutectic pistons in the 93' motor might not last under the NOS. I'm going to build up my stock 93 block on the side to a 331-347 stroker as the budget allows. The more I drive it, the more I will miss EFI, but I am anxious to get the car back on the road and I have enough parts on the shelf to start out with a quick carb car.

    As far as suspension goes, I have a buddy that got me a deal on UPR stuff. I'm going to run the chrome moly K member kit w/coil overs and a-arms, strange 10 ways all around, poly bushings, rear control arms and possibly rear coil overs. I also got a quick ratio manual rack kit, bump steer kit and cc plates too. I'm staying four lug until I can afford the wheels I want, but I've been scouring the junkyards collecting SN95 brake parts. And yes, new parts are starting to pile up too :)
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  6. Very nice, my buddy ran a set of 70' DOOE 351w heads and with boost was able to go 10.0's with a stock block 331. Sounds like you are well on your way to a nice setup and I can't wait to see your car progress.

    @Sharad UPR FTW!
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  7. Got a cheap Grant for christmas and finally got around to installing it. The installation kit leaves a lot to be desired. Well, actually it blows. I got out the dremel and was able to modify the stock clockspring to make things a little easier. Came out pretty good, but I'm not fully sold on the steering wheel. Maybe santa will bring me a Momo next year:)
  8. not bad, did you remove the air bag chime box?
  9. Oh yeah, that damn thing went bad awhile ago! Also pulled the bulb out of the cluster :)
  10. When I swapped ECUs that thing made me nuts was sad i had to dig it out after putting it all back together, you clearly are smarter than me.
  11. I like the steering wheel.
  12. Thanks man! I like to cruise with my hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and a lot of the 3 spoke designs make that difficult. I'll rock it for awhile and upgrade when I find a nicer one.
  13. Is this still a work in progress? I searched fat mat and this came up, just wondering how much of a difference it makes. The road noise in my car is ridiculous and would love to take care of it.
  14. BACK FROM THE DEAD!!! As everyone in this hobby knows, sometime life gets in the way of cars. It's been a trying couple of years, but the project is back on track. I wanted to get back on here and help motivate others who have project cars collecting dust and give back to the community by answering questions and sharing knowledge. Enough talk, more pics!!!!
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  15. During the middle of my project, I thought it would be smart to buy a house. Of course we waited until I had completely stripped my car down before closing on a house we liked. So I had to figure out how to move a mustang, sans suspension. After countless hours of researching car dollies, I decided to build my own. I bought pressure treated 4x4's and 4x6's a 2x4 and lag bolts to fasten it together. I measured and mocked everything up under the car. I found heavy duty casters on Ebay, that didn't break the bank and were rated well past a fox bodies weight. I bolted everything together and said a little prayer to the car gods before setting it down on the dolly.

    Once it was all loaded up and bolted to the dolly, I called the local towing company and got a kick ass driver that also owned a Fox. He pulled it onto the flatbed with extreme care and drove it to my new garage. He was super careful and did about 15mph the whole way there, as if it was his own car precariously perched on a homemade dolly. My car made the journey unscathed and I tipped the driver generously. Here's a few pics of the process. Let me know if anyone wants measurements or additional details about the dolly itself. I know how hard it was to find this info when I was searching.

  16. Wow, talk about a unique way to move a car. I would have pooped myself following the tow truck every time it came to a bend in the road.

    Congrats on the house. I just did the same "buy house and move car" thing. I find myself sneaking off to the garage now just to take a peek at the car.

    Good luck with your build.

    Sent from my big ass iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
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  17. Thanks, I was stressing out for months figuring out how to move it. There were a few "pucker" moments following the car to my new house, but luckily the trip was only a few miles. It was worth the stress to finally have my own space for my tools and all this Mustang crap though. Nothing beats having your own garage!
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  18. Aside from moving her, have you done any other projects in the time you were AWOL?
  19. As a matter of fact, I've had to complete lots of projects before I could continue working on my fun project. Buy a house they said, it will be so much fun! :rlaugh:While extremely rewarding, it has also been challenging to finally be a home owner. My first project was to create a space for my project. I'll let the pics do the talking...

    Finally all moved in! Now back to progress pics
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  20. Now that's a nice garage too. Plenty of room for car, tools, and parts.
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