Project Blue Collar: Fox Body Mustang Restoration

Discussion in 'Late Model Restoration' started by [email protected], Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    I know you have all seen the Craigslist and Forum post about a Fox Body Mustang that reads something like this: Fox Body Mustang Cheap -- Won’t Start. Many times these types of projects can be a nightmare but sometimes they can be a diamond in the rough. That is what we found in Project Blue Collar. The wiring, interior and exterior were all in place; just not in the best of conditions. We plan to pull from many of our 5.0Resto parts and completely restore this 1988 Mustang GT.

    I will keep adding to this thread. Keep an eye out for updates as we continue to work on Project Blue Collar: Fox Body Mustang Restoration. You can follow the link for a full break down as to what we have done so far.

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  2. Surfstang2020

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    Cool deal I always like a clean fox when their done
     
  3. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    You and me both. I will always have a soft spot for a clean fox.
     
  4. Scott

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    Good luck with the restoration!
     
  5. sethah

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    Excited to watch this build. I really want to do this in the next year or two.

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  6. weather man

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    Thanks for posting that up here. Interested in the outcome.
     
  7. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    Follow the link from post #1. Stage 2 is now live.

    Here is a little summary.

    STAGE 2: FOX BODY MUSTANG TUNING

    With the fuel system and ignition systems completely replaced on our project Fox Body Mustang it was time to make sure we optimized its performance with some “free” tuning! One of the best things about owning a Fox Body Mustang is the fact that you don’t need a tuner or performance chip to improve your performance. Advancing timing and improving idle can be done in your garage for free!
     
  8. Surfstang2020

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    You guys def have the means to make her look good
     
  9. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    For sure. I'm ready for the car to be done already. I wouldn't mind picking up another just to have as a road race car.
     
  10. Surfstang2020

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    I don't know why but I've been itching after a fox for some reason lately myself I'd love a coupe
     
  11. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    Finding a clean coupe is a challenge these days it seems like. I've never been crazy about a hatch personally.
     
  12. Surfstang2020

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    That is true and anything decent people want an arm and a leg for
     
  13. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    Stage 3 is now up for project blue collar.

    STAGE 3: UPHOLSTERY & INTERIOR REMOVAL

    Stage 3 of Project Blue Collar is our first step toward prepping our Fox Body Mustang for paint! The interior is nasty to say the least. We figured this was the perfect opportunity to remove the seats so we could get them ready for some upholstery work. In true LatemodelResto fashion, we decided to take the opportunity to show you how to remove your seats.
     
  14. Jarrod@latemodelresto

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    Update!

    Stage 4: Paint Prep Work

    Project Blue Collar

    With the major interior components removed, it was time to turn to the exterior and prep it for paint. It was at this point we all got a little bit more excited about the project. The faded and peeling clear coat had been an eyesore since Project Blue Collar rolled into the garage.
     
  15. slackinoff

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    I would love to see and read about the rest of the project. Give me more!

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  16. Tyler@LMR

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