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Old 11-23-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Patrick's '87 Project Thread!

Hello, everyone! My mechanic and I are finally starting to build my '87 Lx car today. Now, I'm pretty much a car noob, so I won't be all hands on about the build, but I'm learning, right? Here is a couple pictures of the car itself. It's a bit junky and VERY dirty.
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Has potential! Welcome and can't wait to see how the project progresses.
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Thank you! It's in the rough, but we'll be building it slowly. Haha
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Not a bad car to start with, looks like the body is straight so that's a major plus right there.
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Thank you. It's just got a bit of surface rust on the hatch. It is so unsightly. But here are a couple pictures of it washed! (Meaning I soaked it in mean green and pressure washed it.)
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That's a lot better.
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What.....we have here is a complete resurrection in the making.
It can be rebuilt to be stronger, faster and better looking than ever before.
It will require massive influxes of time and money to accomplish.
Once completed the feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment will be overwhelming.

This is your task.
If you feel up to it, don your coveralls and open your wallet!

Good luck with your project and be as much "hands on" as you can.
It will help you learn much faster than just watching.
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What.....we have here is a complete resurrection in the making.
It can be rebuilt to be stronger, faster and better looking than ever before.
It will require massive influxes of time and money to accomplish.
Once completed the feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment will be overwhelming.

This is your task.
If you feel up to it, don your coveralls and open your wallet!

Good luck with your project and be as much "hands on" as you can.
It will help you learn much faster than just watching.
Is this a six million dollar man reference?
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Is this a six million dollar man reference?
A little bit of Cool Hand Luke, 6 Million Dollar Man and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
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Haha. You guys are great. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Got some parts for the pony!
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They are so pretty! So I know I'm not gonna get an accurate answer, but could you guys give me a guess at how my mpg would be? The engine is pretty much a stock 5.0 with a high rise, holly 650 quad. Uh. Bbk long tubes/shorty catless h. And flowmaster turn downs. 5 speed. 3.08? Gear.
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My guess is 19-24
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Agreed, if it is properly tuned and driven conservatively.
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With a real heavy foot!
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Ah. Mpg scares me with this car. Many people have told me in the 20's. I'm just afraid if 13-16's. I'd drive very grandma like. Lol
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Ah. Mpg scares me with this car. Many people have told me in the 20's. I'm just afraid if 13-16's. I'd drive very grandma like. Lol
Your driving habits will be the biggest factor.I can use a 1/4 tank of gas in 15 minutes or I can drive 1/2 hour on 1/8 th tank.lol
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With a real heavy foot!
And ur point is
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Point is if u want good mpgs ur gonna have to drive with a light foot.now if I want mpgs I hop in my escort.lol.
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Haha, sorry, guys. I didn't mean for that to start tension. But yeah, I'm not looking for amazing gas mileage, I just wanna drive the car I wanna drive on a daily basis without it killing my bank.
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What.....we have here is a complete resurrection in the making.
It can be rebuilt to be stronger, faster and better looking than ever before.
It will require massive influxes of time and money to accomplish.
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This is your task.
If you feel up to it, don your coveralls and open your wallet!

Good luck with your project and be as much "hands on" as you can.
It will help you learn much faster than just watching.
+1
This brought a tear to my eye lol
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Haha, sorry, guys. I didn't mean for that to start tension. But yeah, I'm not looking for amazing gas mileage, I just wanna drive the car I wanna drive on a daily basis without it killing my bank.
Hey,its cool.
Good tuning + light foot = good mpg
Bad tuning + heavy foot = bad mpg
Hope we helped and I have no tension.

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This brought a tear to my eye lol
In Trojans injured state maybe he could pickup motivational speaking for a side job.
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Thank you, thank you, no applause please, just toss in some Mustang parts!
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Hey,its cool.
Good tuning + light foot = good mpg
Bad tuning + heavy foot = bad mpg
Hope we helped and I have no tension.

Good tuning + heavy foot = bad mpg in the good way!..
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Thanks for the opinions, guys. Now I hope my car gets tuned the right way, lol.
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Oh my gosh. Guys. I didn't tell you, but all the interior is out if the car. And there is interior stuffing everywhere, too. If I uploaded pictures of the interior pieces and stuffing, could you guesstimate where they all go? Haha.
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Oh my gosh. Guys. I didn't tell you, but all the interior is out if the car. And there is interior stuffing everywhere, too. If I uploaded pictures of the interior pieces and stuffing, could you guesstimate where they all go? Haha.
Go to my garage and check out what mine used to look like at one time
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Man! That looks rough. How'd you reassemble that monster? Haha. And do you guys have any recommendations on interior cleaners? I'm using turtle wax ice stuff. It seems to work okay.
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Man! That looks rough. How'd you reassemble that monster? Haha. And do you guys have any recommendations on interior cleaners? I'm using turtle wax ice stuff. It seems to work okay.
It was a task!I stripped everything.I went with new carpet and seats.carpet is pretty cheap.then I cleaned all the dash pieces with mineral spirits and painted them with color match paint from lrs
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I think I'm gonna have to do the same. But my weather stripping is in terrible shape. Looks like a leaf after a caterpillar ate half of it. Lol
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