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Old 12-02-2011
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I might as well make a project thread for this turd. The car is a 1988 Mustang LX Hatch. Mods when I got it were:

Lowered
saleen wing
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10:1 compression
Trick flow stage 3 cam
Ported and polished gt 40 heads and upper and lower intake
24 lb injectors with matching maf sensor
Cold air intake
Taylor made 10.4mm wires
Msd 6a ignition box
Flex fan
No ac
Offroad h pipe with flowmaster 40 series
Bbk equal length headers
Short throw shifter
Adjustable clutch cable
King cobra clutch
3:73 gears in rear
Sub frame connectors
Rear sway bar
5"monster tach
And oil pressure guage, temp guage and amp guage in center of councel
New radiator
New speed sensor
New fuel pump
New fuel guage
New fuel pressure regulator
New spark plugs
New battery

Problems:
speedometer doesnt work but i do have the cable to fix it and will go with the car
doors do not lock
primed in color

And it looked like this:






After driving it for a few days, I hated the way it rode so I started looking for springs. I found a set of Rousch Racing springs for $120 BNIB locally so I scooped them up:


And I really hated that damn Saleen wing so I found a guy selling a stock hood and LX wing for $50 so i scooped those up the same day I bought the springs. LX wing installed:


When I got the car the rear tires were BALD so I went ahead and ordered some new rubbers for the rear. Shortly after ordering two rear tires I noticed that the inside edge of the front tires was worn down to the cords. Shortly after noticing this, I ordered front tires.

Shot of the new rear tires(245/55/16's):


There's not much else going on with it right now. I'm hoping to have the new tires on in the next couple of days and get it inspected so it's street legal. Other than that, I'm just looking for an LX front bumper and everything I need to do the 5 lug conversion. By spring I plan on having it converted to 5 lug and having these:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/blackc...9904-stag.html

As far as paint goes, I think I'm just going to spray paint it flat black to make it look a little better. The interior is pretty damn clean for a 23 year old car so there won't be much changed there yet. Let me know what you guys think. Maybe throw some ideas at me on things I should do?
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I like your choice of rims. Got any pictures of the inside?
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Good progress so far! Not too sure about the flat black though...
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Nice! Good call on the wing. The LX wing looks much better IMO.

The rims look nice too. Plan on going all black?
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Old 12-03-2011
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paint it!
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I like your choice of rims. Got any pictures of the inside?
Not yet. I keep meaning to take some though.

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Good progress so far! Not too sure about the flat black though...
It's just temporary to get rid of the ugly grey primer.

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Nice! Good call on the wing. The LX wing looks much better IMO.

The rims look nice too. Plan on going all black?
Possibly going all black. I'm really leaning towards painting it DSG though. We'll see come next summer when I have the funds to paint it.

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In time my friend.
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Nice pony!
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That is one bad *** stang. I really like the wheels you picked out
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Thanks guys.
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Old 12-04-2011
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New rubber:
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Ah, the smell of new tires.
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That's why they're in the car until I have time to get them put on. I love that smell haha
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Are you going to wait until your have purchased the new rims? Or go ahead and mount them?
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No these are for my current rims. My new ones will be 17's and will come with new tires. I'm thinking about painting my stock rims black.
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I'm thinking about painting my stock rims black.
GAY. MURDERED OUT IS GAY.
SAY NO TO GAY.
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Not gay. I'll post a video from where I got the idea. It looks pretty sick.
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Stock Pony's up front, stock 10 holes in the back with DR's. Sooo sick:
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lmfao look at that moron shifting. that does look cool but that if you painted it the car black too it would look gay imo
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Those wheels on the back are from the old State Trooper 5.0 version (police interceptor). I vote no to all black wheels. No system in this one?

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The car is getting rattle canned black for the time being. And I'm just going to go ahead and paint the wheels black. Might even do the red ring like the guy in the video did just to be different. I also found a set of 10 holes with some DR's for $75 locally so I might scoop them up just for the tires. If I do a decent job painting these wheels, I may go ahead and paint the car first. Idk yet though..
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Flat black would look better than the old gray primer.
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Leave the center cap unpainted so you look like the five-O.
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Flat black would look better than the old gray primer.
My thoughts exactly.

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Leave the center cap unpainted so you look like the five-O.
They're in pretty bad condition so I might try to hit them with some silver paint.
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So I've kind of changed my mind on what I want to do with the car. I'm thinking about just painting my wheels and putting these new tires on then start saving up to get the car painted in the spring. More than likely it'll be painted DSG or something of the sort. I'm still trying to come up with a good color.
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get some 17" P71 steelies paint it black with some chrome center caps ****
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