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Old 09-08-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Fixing up my first car

So I have a 2001 V6 midnight blue mustang. It's completely stock except for the bullit wheels. It has an oil leak between the engine and the tranny. It's a salvage title because it got rear ended some time in its life and the back is a little sucked in. It has bumps and dents and scratches all over. I'm starting to fix it up little by little. Just wanted to show my progress and maybe you guys could give me a little advice.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Nice project! Now u can fix it how ever u want. Personally I wouldn't want a project on a car that's this new, I wouldn't of paid any more than 300 bucks for tht car but hey good luck with it and show progress!
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nice project sam! i got my v6 last year in may for 500 bucks. mainly had bad paint and wasnt running so good. just take it slow piece by piece. and u have to figure out what kind of project you want youre car to be now before you blow money on her. i just wanted mainly looks and a good running v6. others want to put a blower on it and boost it up etc..anyways good luck . if u got any questions go ahead and ask away.
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Thanks! You guys are gonna laugh, but I payed 2300 for my car. It's a daily driver, and it wasn't a project car when I got it. All the bare metal and filler you see is what I did to it. It had 95k miles. It looks ugly now because I started to take everything off to fix the dents and stuff. I'll try to find a picture of when I first bought it. But she was worth the money I spent on her.
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nice project sam! i got my v6 last year in may for 500 bucks. mainly had bad paint and wasnt running so good. just take it slow piece by piece. and u have to figure out what kind of project you want youre car to be now before you blow money on her. i just wanted mainly looks and a good running v6. others want to put a blower on it and boost it up etc..anyways good luck . if u got any questions go ahead and ask away.
is this your black car?
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is this your black car?
yes mam

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Thanks! You guys are gonna laugh, but I payed 2300 for my car. It's a daily driver, and it wasn't a project car when I got it. All the bare metal and filler you see is what I did to it. It had 95k miles. It looks ugly now because I started to take everything off to fix the dents and stuff. I'll try to find a picture of when I first bought it. But she was worth the money I spent on her.
piece by piece u'll have her lookin awesome
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piece by piece u'll have her lookin awesome
dang came a long way
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Well it looks awesome, I've had we for a year already. I just started working on her last week. This is when I got it
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The good thing about her, she came
With bullit rims. 17's in the front and deep dish 18's in the back
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badass wheels bro!! . what are ur plans with her ?

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dang came a long way
yeah . sounds pretty beefy now too. cant compare to an 8 but my friends say it sounds beasty now with my off road h
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badass wheels bro!! . what are ur plans with her ?
For right now, I'm just fixing all the dents and scratches. Then I'm planning on redoing the interior. I'm saving the engine mods for later because the car runs good as it is. Why fix something that's not broken? Lol but when the car looks good, then I'll focus on engine and suspension. Although I feel she has a bit of an airflow problem. When accelerate quickly I feel like the car isn't getting enough air and the engine struggles to accelerate. Anyone have any ideas? I cleaned the throttle body and replaced some little broken white clips that reduced my airflow.
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For right now, I'm just fixing all the dents and scratches. Then I'm planning on redoing the interior. I'm saving the engine mods for later because the car runs good as it is. Why fix something that's not broken? Lol but when the car looks good, then I'll focus on engine and suspension. Although I feel she has a bit of an airflow problem. When accelerate quickly I feel like the car isn't getting enough air and the engine struggles to accelerate. Anyone have any ideas? I cleaned the throttle body and replaced some little broken white clips that reduced my airflow.
might be a converter problem? mine was having similar issues and turned out one of my cats was defected. so i just got an off road h pipe and it feels so much better. sounds amazing too
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It could be. Not long ago, my exhausts manifold broke. I removed it, got it welded, and put it back on. I'm debating on whether or not to get a whole new dual exhaust system since my back bumper already has the dual exhaust inserts, or whatever those are
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