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Old 09-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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What to salvage from a GT?

Ping to be getting a fog light wiring harness and switch from a 2001 GT at a local auto salvage yard and was wondering if there is anything else worth taking from it while I'm there?
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Ping to be getting a fog light wiring harness and switch from a 2001 GT at a local auto salvage yard and was wondering if there is anything else worth taking from it while I'm there?
V8 swap! Take the whole car!
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Rear end, body parts wheels
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Rear end, rear sway bar, the whole car if you can swing it lol
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Hell yeah! If you can get the car for about $600 it would be a steal. Swap everything over and sell spare parts and scrap the shell!
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If you can't get the whole car then get the 8.8 rear end, sway bar, dual exhaust, rear bumper, and maybe the hoodscoop if you don't already have one.
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Being only 17 and this being my first stang I'm not sure exactly how to get these parts off, what tools I'll need, and where they are located! Especially the 8.8 rear!
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Being only 17 and this being my first stang I'm not sure exactly how to get these parts off, what tools I'll need, and where they are located! Especially the 8.8 rear!
Take a mechanics toolset. That's pretty much all you need. Wrenches, ratchets, and sockets. Maybe some extensions and adapters, different sizes, different drives. That's the only thing I ever use. I take a 150 pc but recently I got a smaller set that has less 80pc way smaller and I've been getting around with that lately. You won't need power tools unless you want to cut something
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front sway bar also. It is below the k member and connects to both the a arms. Its only 2 bolts and looks like a slightly bent bar
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Front sway bar. 6 bolts in total. Two holding it to the steering rack on each side, and the ones on the chassis. You'll need to get the links as well in order to bolt it on to yours IF yours doesn't have it. Check before you go out looking.



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Rear strut tower tower brace. If any of them have one. It's just two bolts on each shock tower. Mine is welded and bolted. Welding is the better option, makes it stiffer. The bolts are for the shocks themselves

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Rear sway bar. 4 bolts In total. All of them right behind the rear wheels. It's just like the front sway bar.



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Rear end. Try to get one rotor to rotor. You don't need the calipers or rotors just take them off. It's basically bolted on the frame of the car on top of the differential and held onto the shocks as well. The GT's have quad shocks. You can take those off, they're just like a mini set of shocks, and just take the rear



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Strut tower brace if any of them have them. I'm pretty sure the sn95 5.0's have them and with a bit of modification they can fit out car. Just 3 bolts on each tower and two on the firewall.

My car is a V6 and with these little mods it handles like a beast
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I'm pretty sure all the sway bars are so minimal in difference that it won't be worth the time to pull it out and exchange it. Just get the rear swap bar and 8.8. Everything else is practically the same
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I'm pretty sure all the sway bars are so minimal in difference that it won't be worth the time to pull it out and exchange it. Just get the rear swap bar and 8.8. Everything else is practically the same
Depending on the setup you have on your car. If you have just the rear sway bar then yeah, you'll still feel it the same. But couple it with stb, rstb, front/rear sway bar, subframe connectors, then you'll feel the night and day difference in handling
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What difference does the 8.8 have from our cars? And how will It affect it?
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What difference does the 8.8 have from our cars? And how will It affect it?
An 8.8 is a stronger rear end than our stock 7.5. An 8.8 also has a t-lock that came from the factory. This is how a gt does 2 wheel burnouts and we only spin one wheel. This will give you more traction when launching and if you plan on adding more power in the future it will not break easily.
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What difference does the 8.8 have from our cars? And how will It affect it?
T-lok. It lets power go to both wheels. Plus it can handle more power and a stronger rear end. Better traction=faster start up
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Anyone have a pic of what the rear end looks like off the car?
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[QUOTE="Samueldstrk;1804251"]Anyone have a pic of what the rear end looks like off the car?[/QUOTE

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Idk why the picture won't show up. Maybe it will work this time.

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Old 09-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #20
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Unfortunately when I got there the car had hardly its shell left!
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Keep going to junkyards you'll find plenty
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rear-end, exhaust(if you don't have dual yet)
I paid $280 for a whole car that was totaled, I was thinking of a whole engine swap but you have to switch everything, the engine is really wide, so you need a new brakes and every single wiring harness.
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Strut tower brace if any of them have them. I'm pretty sure the sn95 5.0's have them and with a bit of modification they can fit out car. Just 3 bolts on each tower and two on the firewall.
Woah man! Is this your engine bay? How'd you get the manifold so clean and silver?
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Woah man! Is this your engine bay? How'd you get the manifold so clean and silver?
Thanks man! Well I just wash it every couple of months. Hose it down, spray with degreaser, sometimes brush with a brush and hose it down again
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Thanks man! Well I just wash it every couple of months. Hose it down, spray with degreaser, sometimes brush with a brush and hose it down again
Wow I gotta try the degreaser soon then. I've tried just scrubbing it with a damp clothe since im scared degreaser and water will ruin something in the bay and I haven't been able to get the progress I want since I got it. Mine looks somewhat yellowish from dirt
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Wow I gotta try the degreaser soon then. I've tried just scrubbing it with a damp clothe since im scared degreaser and water will ruin something in the bay and I haven't been able to get the progress I want since I got it. Mine looks somewhat yellowish from dirt
I was scared as hell when I did it the first time. I was scared that I was gonna mess something up.

Just park your car, let it cool down for a while (never wet your engine while its hot) hose your engine down, I just use running water. Keep water away from your maf sensor and air filter/box. You can wet your alternator and coil pack but just don't keep the water on it too long. Spray lots of degreaser all vet the place (except your maf, filter, coil pack, and alternator) then scrub and wipe the extra dirty stuff. Hose down and I usually repeat the degreaser again. Then after you're done just let it dry. I use armor all on all the rubber and plastic and some metal polish on my intake
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I was scared as hell when I did it the first time. I was scared that I was gonna mess something up.

Just park your car, let it cool down for a while (never wet your engine while its hot) hose your engine down, I just use running water. Keep water away from your maf sensor and air filter/box. You can wet your alternator and coil pack but just don't keep the water on it too long. Spray lots of degreaser all vet the place (except your maf, filter, coil pack, and alternator) then scrub and wipe the extra dirty stuff. Hose down and I usually repeat the degreaser again. Then after you're done just let it dry. I use armor all on all the rubber and plastic and some metal polish on my intake
Thanks man! I gotta try this out very soon. Sucks having everything super clean and black and then that ugly dirty manifold just sitting there haha
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What parts could I get out of a 94 GT for my 03? Would the rear end still work?
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Yes and no. Its shorter than yours. It will fit, but your wheels will be sunk into the wheel well.
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Yes and no. Its shorter than yours. It will fit, but your wheels will be sunk into the wheel well.
Well never mind then. Thanks though haha
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Putting a 01 gt rear end on my 95 looks good. I still have stock rims so it made them stick out a tad bit more.
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Will a gt stock mid pipe bolt on to the long tube headers for a v6 from AM? I was think of taking off the full exhaust from a stock gt at a junk yard so I can save me some money.
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Will a gt stock mid pipe bolt on to the long tube headers for a v6 from AM? I was think of taking off the full exhaust from a stock gt at a junk yard so I can save me some money.
No t will not. Long tubes require a special mod pipe because the midpipe is much shorter. You can hack away and cut the midpipe of a gt or just buy a new one
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How difficult is the rear swap to actually do? And will I need a specific gear in? Or will any upgraded gears work?

---------- Post added at 01:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:05 PM ----------

And would I need a rear off an auto since mine is?
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It's not something the home mechanic can do with little knowledge. It's a very basic installation though but it's definitely no cold air intake install. Gears are especially hard to install. You will need a specialist to install them for you.
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