Hello From Europe! 1988 GT Convertible in Croatia

snovak

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Howdy!

Forums are dying or some of us are getting old... :), but eitherway I decided to register.
My name is Siniša (spell last "s" as a "sh" from shark), 39yo, from Croatia (Europe).

So, beside work, kids, motorcycle... about a week ago I bought myself a worries... :)
GT Convertible, 1988, Scarlet Red.
I would say stock (until I start to more seriously take it apart). From history I can tell that car was back in '88 sold to Ontario, Canada and first time appears in Croatia in 1996.

As You call jap's and VW over there, we call Stang IMPORT here :)
Wanted to own US V8 since I started to walk.

Mustang support is awful in Europe, especially for foxbody. I have one parts store in Croatia, but don't ask for prices (3-4 days delivery like +20%), but also for normal 30-days delivery prices are awful (taxes, import fees).
No junkyards with mustangs or 302 engines here, it is a rarity :-(. A lot of Yugo, Fiat coffe grinders, but V8 is rarity. So I will have to put a lot effort in this one.

Bought it to save and restore as much as I can (time + $ allowance).
Registration for historic vehicle license plates in process, so we will use it for enjoying sunny weekends (I have 7 and 9yo boys)
 
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Howdy!

Forums are dying or some of us are getting old... :), but eitherway I decided to register.
My name is Siniša (spell last "s" as a "sh" from shark), 39yo, from Croatia (Europe).

So, beside work, kids, motorcycle... about a week ago I bought myself a worries... :)
GT Convertible, 1988, Scarlet Red.
I would say stock (until I start to more seriously take it apart). From history I can tell that car was back in '88 sold to Ontario, Canada and first time appears in Croatia in 1996.

As You call jap's and VW over there, we call Stang IMPORT here :)
Wanted to own US V8 since I started to walk.

Mustang support is awful in Europe, especially for foxbody. I have one parts store in Croatia, but don't ask for prices (3-4 days delivery like +20%), but also for normal 30-days delivery prices are awful (taxes, import fees).
No junkyards with mustangs or 302 engines here, it is a rarity :-(. A lot of Yugo, Fiat coffe grinders, but V8 is rarity. So I will have to put a lot effort in this one.

Bought it to save and restore as much as I can (time + $ allowance).
Registration for historic vehicle license plates in process, so we will use it for enjoying sunny weekends (I have 7 and 9yo boys)


Something else that occurred to me:

You might look into ordering Ford parts from either Germany or England. I don't pretend to know the rules for getting parts from one country in Europe to the next but it might be a shorter wait time and lower duty fees.

Then, of course, there's always the possibility of someone picking up a part for you and sending you some much needed 'washing machine parts'. :O_o:
 

snovak

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You might look into ordering Ford parts from either Germany or England. I don't pretend to know the rules for getting parts from one country in Europe to the next but it might be a shorter wait time and lower duty fees.
Thank You.
Not my fault, but sorry for spamming problems from this region :-(

Goods transfer inside EU is not a problem. Shipping costs for automotive pars are :)
I have that in plan also, my brother is also working in Germany. But this time I needed few parts to make registration check pass so now I choose local...
 

snovak

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Emission stuff enforced over there?
Bet you feel like you're in a parade when you drive around with the top down.
Not emission, 0 emission. All due to US engines we have to buy 1.0, 1.5litre coffe grinders with 150bhp in EU :):):)
70's for Mustang was a joke to today's downsizing. For EV/hybrid crap You even get goverment support. Don't ask.
That is why I am registering for 'historic vehicle' scheme. Then You have certain legal 'voids'.

IMHO with '88 it is a parade on US ground i belive, then You imagine what You get in Europe :D
 

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