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Old 05-04-2012, 01:50 AM   #36
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Drop a 4.6 and make it a sleeper that craps awesome! V6 badged, but runs like a v8, I'll have one of those when I get out of college. Love em!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #37
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Drop a 4.6 and make it a sleeper that craps awesome! V6 badged, but runs like a v8, I'll have one of those when I get out of college. Love em!
that could always be fun. but while i'm doing it, idk if the 4.6 is big enough.... might as well do it right the first time...
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Re: thinking about buy a project stang... need advice!

I think I'd buy the car either way...from what I can see it looks like it'd be a win/win situation. So...

Buy the car, have it checked out real good to see whether the car itself (body, frame, mounts) are solid enough to be used. Obviously having the car checked out first before buying would be best but if the car's dead it may be a bigger hassle to haul and for $500...

1. the car's good enough to use...seriously decide what swap you'd put into it. MPS Auto Salvage has complete engine/transmission/wiring/ecu packages from old 5.0's to 4V DOHC 4.6L's. OR you could search for an engine on craiglist etc...basically buying for the block to build off of. If you're not in any rush to finish just buy what you can when you can...it'll be fun to collect things and install them as you can.

2. the car's body, frame etc is junk. Part it out, door panels, decklid, rockers, bumpers and hood are all popular pieces that should get you that $500 back easily. Wheels don't sell for too much but you might get 25-50 a wheel depending on condition. As said the shell can be sold for scrap value and you'll probably get a few hundo there too so you'd be golden
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So I'm making a straight trade for my 96 explorer with this little beauty. 88 5.0 mostly stock with a couple edelbrock upgrades
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good choice!! perfect cars to mess around with as a project.
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Nice pick!
Thanks! Glad to be back in a fox

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good choice!! perfect cars to mess around with as a project.
Yes they are. And this one is carbed where my last 88 was efi so should be easier to work on
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Wonder if Ford will ever bring back the fox body style? I doubt it prolly cuz of regulations :\
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Wonder if Ford will ever bring back the fox body style? I doubt it prolly cuz of regulations :\
Doubt it. But that's what makes the fox so special
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dont wast time/money on a 2v 4.6L....
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dont wast time/money on a 2v 4.6L....
Looks like I'll be spending it on a 5.0 instead
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Very nice find...should be a fun ride when you get her the way you want
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Looks like I'll be spending it on a 5.0 instead
What's so wrong with that? If it runs and sounds nice why not? Sometimes it's not all about being out in front. But the sound and power over a v6 that counts. To some depending on where you live in this ****ed up country and where economy hurts you have to enjoy what you can call lucky to get your hands on. Think about it.
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I officially own my 2nd 88 foxbody let the fun begin!
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I officially own my 2nd 88 foxbody let the fun begin!
Congrats! How does she run?
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Congrats! How does she run?
Not bad for having a blown head gasket... She needs some work but that's what makes it fun. He has the parts to replace head gasket include with the car. Only other thing I need to make her a daily driver is a starter.
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Sweet. I like this much more than that blowed up sixxer.
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Sweet. I like this much more than that blowed up sixxer.
Yep. Much easier to get running again. And in much better condition. And a 5.0

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Here's another pic of her. Rims are the first thing to go. Throwing on some cobras.
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Looks like it is in good shape too!
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Looks real nice, but yeah, those rims aren't the best.

If I had a project fox, I'd convert to 5-lug w/ disc brakes before spending money on 4-lug wheels & tires.
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I think Cobra wheels would set it off nicely!
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Looks real nice, but yeah, those rims aren't the best.

If I had a project fox, I'd convert to 5-lug w/ disc brakes before spending money on 4-lug wheels & tires.
The Cobras came with the car

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Yea I think it'll be a good look
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Just need to be cleaned up
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Ah, very nice then. I like it
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Ah, very nice then. I like it
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Here's another pic of her. Rims are the first thing to go. Throwing on some cobras.
Nice! That car is begging for those dark smoked headlights they make for the those fox bodies. Do it!!!
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Nice! That car is begging for those dark smoked headlights they make for the those fox bodies. Do it!!!
Hmmm I think you're right!
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