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Old 12-13-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

Recently a buddy of mine was asking what GT meant and also why the 87-93 mustangs were called Foxs.I thought this would be a good question for you history buffs.When you find out post it up!You ll be surprised as to why it was called the Fox.
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

wrong... 79-93 are foxes... cause my is lol
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

The 79-93s are referred to as Foxes because they are based on the Fox platform.

I have no idea why Ford chose to use "Fox" to refer to the platform, but they do also have the "Panther" platform which was used by larger cars (Crown Vic, Town Car, Grand Marquis).
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

my guess just cut the running lights on and look at your fox in the dark it looks very much like a sly and quick fox!!!!!!!!! its hard to catch a fox!!
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:54 AM   #5
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

They called them Fox because Foxes eat Catfish and Firechickens.
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

u get a line ill get a pole will go down to the bowtie hole!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

In the beginning they were going to call it the "Gumby" platform but they got sued so they had to go with the closest thing, "Fox"
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

Fox's casue Foxxy has long been assoiciated with sexy and a 79 to 93 stang is.
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

the platform for the 79-86 was the "fox3". 87-93 was the "fox4", which was basically the same thing, but stiffer.
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

The Foxs were coming out of the assembly lines like foxes coming out of a hole.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:46 AM   #11
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Re: Why do they call the 87-93 Mustangs Foxs?

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the platform for the 79-86 was the "fox3". 87-93 was the "fox4", which was basically the same thing, but stiffer.
Where's 1 & 2. :hmm:
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the platform for the 79-86 was the "fox3". 87-93 was the "fox4", which was basically the same thing, but stiffer.
From what I've read, the 79-93 is actually the Fox-3. Fox-4 is just another name for the SN95 platform.

Plus, I really don't think there were any changes to the actual chassis in '87, although there were some improvements to the suspension components.
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Where's 1 & 2. :hmm:
Never made it outta the hole
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Never made it outta the hole
It tried to, but on first launch with the little v6 it twisted the frame like whoah took 'em 3 tries before they got it to be somewhat rubbery instead of 'bend in half'able
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