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Old 08-19-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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I have a 86 convertible bought not long ago at least not enough to put a stereo in. I was wondering if any one knew if theirs speakers in the back i couldnt find any and if their are what size i know the front is 2 3.5s

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Also any tips on replacing convertible top?
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Should be 5x7 in the rear.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Should be 5x7 in the rear.
Where are they?
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Go on crutchfield.com they have a speaker finder
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Go on crutchfield.com they have a speaker finder
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I had a 86 hatchback and mine were in the rear hatch area on the sides. That was the factory location. I put 6x9 in those locations without hacking any panel.
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I owned an 86 mustang for 5 years but back in high school. If there are any speakers they will be behind the side panels next to the back seat. Take the panel out and should see them. Have to unhook the speaker to completely remove the panels I believe.
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I owned an 86 mustang for 5 years but back in high school. If there are any speakers they will be behind the side panels next to the back seat. Take the panel out and should see them. Have to unhook the speaker to completely remove the panels I believe.
I like your 86! Way better paint than mine i just wish i had a hatch instead of convert i never use it.

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Im in high school! Haha
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I like your 86! Way better paint than mine i just wish i had a hatch instead of convert i never use it.

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Im in high school! Haha
Yeah my first car when I was 13 was an 86 mustang convertible red with white top and white leather interior. Liked it and hat it. Don't think I would ever own a convertible again. Noise and leaks etc. and was never a good day to put the top down. Then when I was 16 I bought the grey 86 in my photos. My cousin bought it brand new. I took the plastic off the seats when I bought it. Now I'm 30 and just bought a 88 that I can do what I want to it and not feel bad. My 86 is to nice and all original. Your young and will find one. Could always put yours up for sale and find another one. Also see your from Iowa too. My whole family is from north west Iowa and my grey 86 come from sanborn. Is your 1986 mustang GT stick on the trunk original on the car from factory or has it been redone? Want to locate mine exact.
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What ring and pinion should i use in the rear i have no mods yet but planning on some
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Depends on what your goal is and what your comfortable with. I'm planning on 4.10's for mine, but if it's a daily driver and it sees regular hwy I would probably lean more towards 3.73's or even 3.90's.
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Depends on what your goal is and what your comfortable with. I'm planning on 4.10's for mine, but if it's a daily driver and it sees regular hwy I would probably lean more towards 3.73's or even 3.90's.
Its gonna be a high school car.. So highway couple miles of interstate ect. But i want good ones so when i beef up my engine i wont have to change the gears again but i mean if i have to i have to. What do you think would be best for me?

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Yeah my first car when I was 13 was an 86 mustang convertible red with white top and white leather interior. Liked it and hat it. Don't think I would ever own a convertible again. Noise and leaks etc. and was never a good day to put the top down. Then when I was 16 I bought the grey 86 in my photos. My cousin bought it brand new. I took the plastic off the seats when I bought it. Now I'm 30 and just bought a 88 that I can do what I want to it and not feel bad. My 86 is to nice and all original. Your young and will find one. Could always put yours up for sale and find another one. Also see your from Iowa too. My whole family is from north west Iowa and my grey 86 come from sanborn. Is your 1986 mustang GT stick on the trunk original on the car from factory or has it been redone? Want to locate mine exact.
Thanks for your input / story! Im 15 and this is my first mustang/ car lol so i need alot of help.
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We all learned somehow! The good thing is you have a great first car that will go well over 200k miles if properly maintained! These cars are easy to work on and parts are plentiful and a LOT cheaper then the newer models. This will be a great car to learn automotive basics. Having said that... If you're planning on going the supercharged route later I would stick to 3.73's, if not 4.10's. you'll definitely feel a difference from stock!
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And while you're in there it's a good idea to go ahead and do it right. I would recommend rebuilding your rear with new clutches to tighten it up and wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade your axels to a stronger 28 or 31 spline. If you're not planning on crazy horsepower the 28 spline is fine.
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And while you're in there it's a good idea to go ahead and do it right. I would recommend rebuilding your rear with new clutches to tighten it up and wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade your axels to a stronger 28 or 31 spline. If you're not planning on crazy horsepower the 28 spline is fine.
Thanks so much man. Im learning new stuff every day. Ill look into the axels and clutches
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No problem! I look forward to seeing how the car comes along.
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Here's a little inspiration for you. My 86 GT. I'm 18, and have been tinkering on it here and there.


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1986 GT with the typical poor boy mods. 3.73s, Hurst short throw, King Cobra Clutch with aluminum quadrant, lowered two inches on Eibach springs, Hopefully adding some heads and a decent intake soon!
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Here's a little inspiration for you. My 86 GT. I'm 18, and have been tinkering on it here and there.
Nice four eye man looks really clean
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Nice four eye man looks really clean
Yea wish i had a hard top
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Nice looking 86 four eyes. I have an 85 that is same color, jus has the pony rims tho. Yours is very clean, nice to see em when there taken care of.
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I used to drive an 85 GT. was a fairly fast car. Had rust all over it tho. I put a full MaC exhaust on it, swapped a set if ported to the max E7's with roller rockers and a weiand dual plane intake with just the stock carb. It really pulled. Wish I still had the motor
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What ring and pinion should i use in the rear i have no mods yet but planning on some
Go with 373 gears. Can't go wrong. Be perfect for what your doing and even if you put mods on it your still fine.
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+1. I run 3:73.
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I just ordered some from American muscle
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Thanks for the compliments guys, it's always nice to hear good things about your car.




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Good call, I have 3.73s in my car and I love them. Everybody says get 4.10s if you want that "snap" but trust me, my car has no issues pulling itself right along. Plus, you can throw it in 5th on the highway and you'll still be able to hear yourself thinking!
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Good choice. You get ford racing brand? Keep your stock gears if possible. Let me know how you like them.
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Good choice. You get ford racing brand? Keep your stock gears if possible. Let me know how you like them.
Yep got the ford racing. And will do!
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Nice! No doubt you'll be happy. It's by far one of the best mods.
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I got the ford racing 4.10s an it was the best feel of anything I've done yet to my 85, an I still average around 23mpg driving a 70mph interstate everyday. Would still pull good with 3.73s, an get even better mileage, I jis like the 4.10s tho
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Yep got the ford racing. And will do!
That's the brand to get. Say with all these four eyes on here. Does anyone have the original mustang GT sticker still on their trunk lid from factory? I replaced mine but forgot the exact location of it. Lost my measurements. Pictures and measurements would be awesome.
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That's the brand to get. Say with all these four eyes on here. Does anyone have the original mustang GT sticker still on their trunk lid from factory? I replaced mine but forgot the exact location of it. Lost my measurements. Pictures and measurements would be awesome.
Unfortunately mine is gone... I'd like to know also!
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That's the brand to get. Say with all these four eyes on here. Does anyone have the original mustang GT sticker still on their trunk lid from factory? I replaced mine but forgot the exact location of it. Lost my measurements. Pictures and measurements would be awesome.
This one?
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That's the one!
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That's the one!
You want measurements ?
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It would be great if we could get the measurement from the bottom of the hatch and out from the 3rd brake light
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