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Old 09-08-2008
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1988 5.0 Mustang DillonT-TONS OF PICTURES

[size=20pt]Hello,
I bought this 88 from my uncle. He has had it since 89. The only thing done to it when i picked it up was a new transmision out of i believe a 94. All he did was regular maintenance.
first thing i did was install a magnaflow stainless catback. Got it for $350 shipped brand new.
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Found out the car had a massive oil leak, thought it was the rear main seal. Turned out to be a clogged screen under the pcv valve, blew the valve cover gaskets. While the valve covers were off, i sanded and polished them.
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after that, i got a nice package from LRS. New headlights, Door pushings and pins. While the headlights were out, i rattle canned the chipped front bumper. And i threw some paint on the H.O. plaque.
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Next, i got a new (used) spedometer because mine was so fogged up. new one is 160 mph.
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After all of that, I made a trip down to the jersery/PA border to meet shifter. I bought a rear with 3.73's an efan a new rack pinion and p/s pump and an under drive. (no pics, waiting to go in.)
By the time all of that was done, it was now too cold to drive the car and the real fun began.
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[size=10pt][size=10pt][size=20pt]I then started gutting the interior of the car.
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[img width=600 height=145]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n259/dillont_gdt/mustang%20teardown/1207080049.jpg[/img]
I got some packages in. 255 fuel pump, bbk shorty headers, bbk catted mid pipe, ford "b" springs tokiko blues, bushings, clutch cable, quadrant, steeda tri ax and new rear control arms.and probably alot more im forgetting. I bought the white seats off of craigslist for $150. Front and rear. The nasty white seats where what was original. It had tan 94 seats for the drive home i got out of a pick n pull.
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at this point. it is on jackstands. the exhaust is out. the rear is out. the gas tank is out. and the radiator is out. i have pics, but they are not very good. i will get better ones today.
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good luck
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thanks. im picking up a 2 welders and a nicer compressor for 200$ sunday.
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more pics!
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more pics!
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looks good... that was going to be my first car but my parents wouldnt let me get it... it was a 86 LX 5.0 convertable in red with 12k miles for 2k
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looks good... that was going to be my first car but my parents wouldnt let me get it... it was a 86 LX 5.0 convertable in red with 12k miles for 2k
wow that would have been great. its kinda ruined my ranger experience. i used to think my 3.0 with a flowmaster dumped sounded like a v8. not anymore. also, the power from the mustang compared to the ranger spoiles me. the ranger is still my dd.
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Nice! I am not a fan of convertibles but I still like it!
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everything looks good but that bumper painted that looks like complete crap..
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everything looks good but that bumper painted that looks like complete crap..
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everything looks good but that bumper painted that looks like complete crap..
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you dont think it looks better then before? its just temporary. were gonna get it painted. its painted in the 1st pic on the page and you can even tell. you really cant even tell in the pic of the close up with new headlights. you can just see the random chips i couldnt sand off.
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Dude, that is the biggest bag of weed I've ever seen!

That's a nice car.
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Dude, that is the biggest bag of weed I've ever seen!

That's a nice car.
lol. i think that its like pine needles. thats my uncle. it was his car. its from VA i live in CT
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up, edited the first post with a lot more new stuff.
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