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Old 12-09-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Complete overhaul for mustang week!

Well I have been busy lately. But now its time! Over the next couple months I'm doing a complete overhaul on my baby. There will be plenty of detailed pictures to come. Here's a list of all I have to do before mustang week 2013.

New Gt hood
New Gt front and rear bumpers
Side scoopes
Clutch, Flywheel etc
Ball joints
Tie rods
All new bushings
Timing chain
Water pump
Thermostat and housing
Alternator
Chin spoiler
New carpet
Body work
Complete paint job
Brakes
Strut tower brace
Sway bars
Sequential tail lights
Bullit gas cap
De badging
Plugs and wires
Hoses
Spoiler delete
Fuel filter
Window tint
New headliner
Bra for the 3 hour trip to Myrtle Beach ( cant chip the new paint )

My goal is to get her as close to new as possible. More so what a new 03 Mustang should have looked and driven like from the factory. Ive got a budget of around 6k, but limited time. The count down to mustang week begins.....
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Good luck, It looks like quite the build (and bill)
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honestly 6k won't come close unless you get a cheap paint job...around 5k is what you'll see for a good paint job.

i see you put GT front bumper on your list. you have a GT front bumper you just need to install the fogs. you'll need to cut out the 3 plastic pieces on each side, but the fog mounting holes are already there.

as for the rest of the list i'd think about what parts are more important for you. if you have any questions on your list just ask us
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honestly 6k won't come close unless you get a cheap paint job...around 5k is what you'll see for a good paint job.

i see you put GT front bumper on your list. you have a GT front bumper you just need to install the fogs. you'll need to cut out the 3 plastic pieces on each side, but the fog mounting holes are already there.

as for the rest of the list i'd think about what parts are more important for you. if you have any questions on your list just ask us
Ive got a buddy with a booth. He owes me, so him painting it is only gonna cost me the supplies. I trust his work much more than I do any of the local body shops.

Ive also got the fogs sitting in the garage. Just waiting for the new bumper. My current one is damaged.
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ok so what are you waiting for hit up the interwebz and get to ordering your new goodies
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Already started! Got some of the stuff ordered from AM this morning!
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We want pictures! Lol before! after! during!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Ill get some up shortly.

So far work thats been done.
1.75" drop
Fox shocks and struts
Cai
Sct tuner ( 93 race tune )
Dual flow 40s dumped before the rear axle
17x9 bullits
Led third brake light.l
Drilled slotted rotors ( replacing with higher quality )
Eibach camber bolts
Dynomat in floor and doors
Seatbelt loops from a 94 ( single best mod I've done! )
New radiator and battery
Oil pan
Headlights
Mach 1 grille delete
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OMG is that a DD doesn't look it like clean car man I'm hopefully going to mustang week also hope to see u there!
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Yeah, it's my DD. It looks worse in person. Bumper is cracked and deformed to the left and below the driver's side head light. My sister and law backed into it a few months ago and caved in the passenger side rear fender. I'll go take some pictures of it. Hood is also craked just above the pony in the grille.
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Still looks good. I would have punched her that's just me though haha not really I'm not that crazy. You going to get that fixed for mustang week?
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I couldn't even really do an insurance claim because I have her under my policy anyway! It pissed me off. She is no longer allowed to park in my driveway.
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I couldn't even really do an insurance claim because I have her under my policy anyway! It pissed me off. She is no longer allowed to park in my driveway.
Haha good choice just keep her away!
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if you're doing brake upgrades i'd look into SS lines, hawk pads, and flushing out all the dot 3 for some dot 5.1...best upgrades i've made for my brakes
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Look like kinda my projet... i bought the car in July `12 and i already put 6.5k on it... and it`s just : paint, GT bumper (front+back) and complete exhaust..
for next summer i plan to put an another 3k on suspension and brakes and maybe a good tune-up on the engine... But you got a nice car on your hand! Do what is the best!
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You can build a great suspension and brake combo for alot less then 3k
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Yup your right.. i din`t take the time to look at it... but assuming the suspension itself will be easy 1k, so yes the brakes will be less than 1k.. so i got an another 1k to spend on other mods!
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Before I start taking care of everything else I thought I would try and hunt down an electrical gremlin that ive had for almost 2 years. When I depress the brakes I get a slight voltage drop. This causes my headlights and dash light to dim briefly. But more confusing is the lights will also randomly dim on thier own. I could be cruising at highway speeds, and random dimming, maybe once every minute or so. So I finally tested the battery and alternator. Battery was bad, alt was good. I found this odd as I could leave the car sitting for a week or more and she'd start right up. So I bought a new battery, and wouldnt ya know it, didnt make a damn difference. I spent a couple hours and checked all my cables, fuses, and grounds and everything is perfect. Im at a loss, what could I possibly be missing?
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there are two wires that lead down to the brake light switch on the pedal...on my last three mustangs those two wires would burn out to the point where it'd effect my lighting, nuetral safety switch, and the ability to pull it out of P...wouldn't hurt to look under there and see. in the end the fix for me was to pull the box off and fix it with new wire and some crimp ends...this is before i added shrink tubing to cover the exposed wire.

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I found a local shop called Dyno Source Speed lab (dynosourcespeedlab.com). After I get the long tubes I'll need to update my tune anyway and figured I would get a dyno tune this time. (Not that Mike at Punch it Performance hasn't worked magic with my tunes) Is 399.99 for the first hour and 150.00 for each additional hour a fair asking price?

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As for an update... Ordering the clutch kit, flywheel, clutch cable etc.. should be here around christmas. I'll have some time off the week after that so I'll start getting pictures of the overhaul up soon. Need to check with a family friend to see if he has one of his lifts available to make dropping the tranny easier.

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if you're doing brake upgrades i'd look into SS lines, hawk pads, and flushing out all the dot 3 for some dot 5.1...best upgrades i've made for my brakes
I'm glad you mentioned the stainless lines, need to add some to my very extensive shopping list. Between American muscle, and Summit, my parts list is creeping very close to 6k so far. I've had to readjust my overhaul budget to a cap of 10K. My wife seems to still be ok with it, so far. So long as she gets her new Taures in Jan I'm good!
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there are two wires that lead down to the brake light switch on the pedal...on my last three mustangs those two wires would burn out to the point where it'd effect my lighting, nuetral safety switch, and the ability to pull it out of P...wouldn't hurt to look under there and see. in the end the fix for me was to pull the box off and fix it with new wire and some crimp ends...this is before i added shrink tubing to cover the exposed wire.

I checked the wires. Everything seems to be fine. No scorch marks or anything, but I may just bypass that box anyway.

I just let her run for a bit and stood in front of the car. The lights dim every so often still. (2-4 times a minutes) I'm thinking that the brake switch may not be the culprit. I'm at wits end trying to figure out why the hell this is happening.
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I found a local shop called Dyno Source Speed lab (dynosourcespeedlab.com). After I get the long tubes I'll need to update my tune anyway and figured I would get a dyno tune this time. (Not that Mike at Punch it Performance hasn't worked magic with my tunes) Is 399.99 for the first hour and 150.00 for each additional hour a fair asking price?

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As for an update... Ordering the clutch kit, flywheel, clutch cable etc.. should be here around christmas. I'll have some time off the week after that so I'll start getting pictures of the overhaul up soon. Need to check with a family friend to see if he has one of his lifts available to make dropping the tranny easier.

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I'm glad you mentioned the stainless lines, need to add some to my very extensive shopping list. Between American muscle, and Summit, my parts list is creeping very close to 6k so far. I've had to readjust my overhaul budget to a cap of 10K. My wife seems to still be ok with it, so far. So long as she gets her new Taures in Jan I'm good!
Lol. Very nice!
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Started doing the water pump today. I forgot about the stupid power steering pump pulley. So ive got to wait for the wife to get home with the truck so I can go buy a puller.
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Got the pulley off. Cleaned the mating surface, and got the pump and pulley back on. Everything went well with no leaks. Next week or the week after I should have time to get the alternator and powering steering pump replaced. Then the clutch and flywheel, bushings, steeda x2s, steeda tie rods and bumpsteer kit. That should keep me busy until after new years.

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Looking good, And Fun!
And if you feel like sending me a christmas gift, I'll take those Starfish rims off your hands.. Lol
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I sold the starfishes for a couple hundred bucks wheb I bought the new wheels and tires!

Im also selling my current bullitts when I buy my new ones. 18" chome bullitts.
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My stang next to an 03 viper

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I would have rubbed my schlong on the viper's rear bumper.
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It shook the piss out of my car when he started it. That thing was a monster. I wouldnt have gone as crazy with the exhaust as he did, at least not for a street car.
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i've had some fun driving my friends white viper...i don't think i could ever DD one though, but for a few minutes it was thrilling.
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Ordered my new alternator tonight. Ill take pics of the install. Next week im going to order the new gt hood and scoop and front/rear gt bumpers.

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