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Old 08-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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i got an offer to trade my civic for this 85 gt. it needs some work but it runs. its a 5 speed. i needa go check it out in person but i just wanted some opinions from you 4 eyed fox owners. is it worth restoring ?
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If by "worth it" you mean restoring it up to your standards and you being happy with it, then yes definitely. If you mean restoring it to try and get some resale out of it, then no not at all. All foxes are beautiful cars in one way or another, I mean im completely obsessed with them. But they aren't a car to sink your life savings into to try and make a quick buck.
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no not at all if i were to fix it up i wont be selling it. i've always wanted a foxbody and i have this chance to have one. i just dont know if i should jump on it.
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Well that depends on what kind of condition your civic is in. If its not a dead even trade, or a trade where your coming out ahead, even if it's just a little, then I wouldn't even consider it. Cars are never something worth going upside down on IMO.
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well my civic is a 99 4door. and i think its in better shape than the mustang. hmmm. i guess your right. i'll just wait till i find a notchback cuz those are my fav's. thanks for the help
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Well that depends on what kind of condition your civic is in. If its not a dead even trade, or a trade where your coming out ahead, even if it's just a little, then I wouldn't even consider it. Cars are never something worth going upside down on IMO.
I disagree to a point. I'm not saying he should rip himself off. But if his dream is to have a Fox, then personally that makes a huge difference right there. With that said I would still check the value of your civic to be sure.
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I disagree to a point. I'm not saying he should rip himself off. But if his dream is to have a Fox, then personally that makes a huge difference right there. With that said I would still check the value of your civic to be sure.
well my civic had just been sitting there for a while now. it got stolen back in nov. and ive been piecing it back together and all its missing is a converter but its in pretty good shape. dirty carpet is all but i bought it like that.
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well my civic had just been sitting there for a while now. it got stolen back in nov. and ive been piecing it back together and all its missing is a converter but its in pretty good shape. dirty carpet is all but i bought it like that.
what year is the civic?
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what year is the civic?
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im betting your civic is worth quite a bit more than that. i would kelly blue book your car and see what its worth, cause honestly i dont kniw much about them. but if its worth more than 2-3k then its probably mot worth your while. like stated before though if you really want the fox you would have to see how much you want it compared to how much your willing to lose out. kbb for starters!
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im betting your civic is worth quite a bit more than that. i would kelly blue book your car and see what its worth, cause honestly i dont kniw much about them. but if its worth more than 2-3k then its probably mot worth your while. like stated before though if you really want the fox you would have to see how much you want it compared to how much your willing to lose out. kbb for starters!
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I'd trade for it in a heartbeat, but that's just me.Look at it this way, in 10 years, what's the Civic going to be worth?
Then ask yourself the same question about the Mustang restored to good condition.


The Four Eyed Foxes are getting hard to find, so if that one is in any kind of shape at all I would do it.
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I would trade for it.... Trojan is right four eyes are really starting to get very hard to find.
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hmm. yeah. and my civic is just sitting there rotting away. thats the reason i wanted to trade for it because at least i know im going go love the fox.
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this is a pic of the engine.
is it hard to work with these engines? or are the parts cheap and easy to work with?
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this is a pic of the engine.
is it hard to work with these engines? or are the parts cheap and easy to work with?
Parts are plentiful and cheap compared to most.
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It's a ***** to fix the damage behind the hood.. A lot of foxes have that problem guys forget to pin there hoods and bam.. It definitely needs a lil love but it's a great starting spot

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On four eyes were all the batteries on the passenger side?
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this is a pic of the engine.
is it hard to work with these engines? or are the parts cheap and easy to work with?
No, they are relatively easy to work on and upgrade.
The first thing you need to do is to purchase a Chiltons manual that is specific to your car and has the wiring diagrams. That will provide you with specifications and repair procedures for most anything you want or need to do to it.

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It's a ***** to fix the damage behind the hood.. A lot of foxes have that problem guys forget to pin there hoods and bam.. It definitely needs a lil love but it's a great starting spot
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On four eyes were all the batteries on the passenger side?
Yes, replacing the cowl panel is a PITA.
However if you have a wrecked Fox with a good cowl as I did, you can get $150 for the cowl panel.


May have been PS on the carbed cars, but my 86 has it on the DS.
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