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My 88 GT Hatch Project

Discussion in 'Members Build-Up Projects' started by broncojunkie, May 13, 2014.

  1. broncojunkie

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    I'm looking forward to those updates!
     
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    A couple more updates. Since I couldn't use the new 2" steel hood, I ended up trading it locally for some other parts. I scored a new set of 5 lug swap rotors for the 88, al0ng with a new Hurst shifter for the pace car. I also ended up trading some other stuff for another t5 for the pace car. It's a 99-04 v6 tranny, so I plan on doing the same type of swap that I did on the 88. I also found a good 8.8 rear for the pace car. It already has a 3.73 gear and 5 lug axles. I plan on using the 5 lug axles on the 88, but the rear will go in the pace car. So basically, I now have everything I need for a 5-lug swap except wheels and tires.
     
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    hey I finished the supercharger install on my 89. I no longer need my bbk cold air intake. I don't know if you need one or not, I listing it for sale on facebook for 75.00 but if you want it I would sell it to you for 50.00. don't feel obligated of course. I don't really need to sell it or anything, it is just taking up space now, and it is still in pretty good shape. anyway if you want it, let me know. I doubt it will last too long on facebook. 539DA82F-C959-42ED-A46A-C0DACA74A833_zpsucdx8srm.JPG cold air.JPG
     
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  4. broncojunkie

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    Yep. I'll take it, if still available.
     
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    PayPal ok? And let me know what shipping to add.
     
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    another guy said he wanted it. I will give him an hour or so to send payment if he flakes then it is yours.
     
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    sorry, I posted it here first. but a guy said he wanted it less than 30 seconds after I posted it to facebook.
     
  8. broncojunkie

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    Ok. No big deal. I'll take it if it falls through. Thx!
     
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    well, good news I guess. he flaked. so since I know you are reliable I will consider it sold to you, could you send me your address again. I forgot. and I will get shipping info for you as soon as I can. let me know as soon as you can if you change your mind please.
     
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    I will take it. Going to pm you now.
     
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    Thanks, mustanggarage! Intake looks great!
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    If you look closely, you may notice I also replaced the throttle body and spacer. It's the SVE 70mm kit from LMR. Haven't started or drove it yet, but I may get a chance to take it out some time today.
     
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    I've only been off the boat a couple days and I've been having some back problems, so I'm not getting around too well. I think I just need some rest, more than anything. But while I was working, I managed to find some wheels for the 5-lug swap. In fact, I found 3 different sets lol! So while the wife may be a little fed up with me, I do have a few options. After looking at them in person, I decided to go with these:
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    They are 17" wheels, but tires are pretty bad.
    Here's another set I had the wife pick up:
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    I wasn't really crazy about the looks of them, but the tires are basically brand new and the price was right. I will most likely be swapping these tires over to the other set.
    And the 3rd set:
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    These are probably the best looking wheels out of the 3, but they're a little too flashy for the car, I think. Also, they're 18" and may be a little much for the look I'm wanting. Tires are pretty nice, though. I believe I'll be selling these to help fund some other parts I need.
     
  13. mustanggarage

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    that car is really looking good. I don't know, I kind of like the third set personally. "flashy" that whole car is looking pretty flashy if you ask me.
     
  14. broncojunkie

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    Thanks, but I've been trying very hard to keep the bling to a minimum lol! I saw the 1st set on another fox and really liked the look. They need cleaned up and some new tires, so they'll look better if I ever get around to putting them on. I've been busy with some work around the house and I've also been under the weather. I also have a cracked intake on our 98gt, so I need to get that fixed before getting back to this one.
     
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    Ok, so here's the latest on the 88. I haven't done much more to it because I've been working on the motor for my pace car. I was able to find another fiberglass hood here locally, but as it turns out, that one won't quite fit either lol! So I purchased a new hood off a guy while I was out of town in Bristol, VA visiting family. I started working on it this evening. Under a few coats of primer and ready for more sanding:
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    If I'm lucky, I'll get it under paint here in the next couple days.
     
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    I've been busy working on the pace car and haven't had time to do the 5-lug swap yet. I did get the driveshaft balanced and new u-joints put in. Vibration is finally gone. I got the state inspection done and have been driving it around some. My buddy fixed up a plate for the intake and gave it to me last week. I just got around to putting it on. Looks great, but now I feel like I really need to clean up this intake lol. Can't decide if I want to polish is, paint it, have it powder coated, or what.
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    Oh, and I almost forgot. I got the new hood and did a little work to it. It has a few coats of primer on it and ready for block sanding, as soon as I have the time.

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  18. mustanggarage

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    that looks really good. I can't decide what I think would look better either. I am a big fan of polished aluminum, but powdercoating would look cool too. if it wasn't for how cool that plate looks I would think polished, but I wonder if that wouldn't take away from your plate. anyway you seem to have an eye for what looks good so i am sure whatever you decide will look awesome.
     
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    I've been working on the pace car and busy with some other things around the house lately, but I started on the 5-lug swap the other day. I'm just installing the entire rear end I picked up, complete with 3.73 gear and 5-lug axles. I managed to get the rear bolted in, installed new axle seals and upper control arms (stock uppers, but have been boxed-in and painted), but I still need to reinstall the brakes. I would be doing that today, but I got called in to work for a couple days and had to hop on a boat. Hopefully, I'll be home tomorrow night.

    The wife picked up new front bearings and I hope to have the entire swap done soon. I'll have to try and post pics, if I can find another image-hosting company.
     
  20. mustanggarage

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    well I guess you can always just upload the image on here. it is not optimal, but this photobucket thing sucks. I copied all my photos and now I am going to cancel my subscription there so all my links for the last 10 years will go away, and I doubt I will feel like fixing them. so unfortunately a lot of helpful information is going to be lost. this is what an uploaded file looks like.
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