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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:21:08 PM »
http://aquary.wordpress.com

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 07:25:20 AM »
A labor of love, without a doubt. I imagine, had I ever bought a car new, as Keith did and sold it a year later, I may have also attempted hunting it down too. I have to say, I probably would NOT have persued it after seeing the first set of pictures and I absolutely KNOW I would have lost heart after seeing the San Diego pictures! WOW!
I give his wife the most credit (behind the scenes) of his blog. What a trooper! Not very many would have road cross country in a jalopy as that Fox trap was! Talk about a road-trip! A road trip from hell! Suprised he ever had a kid after that! ;)

Thanks for sharing,
Richard
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Offline BobV

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 08:18:05 AM »
Wow - that's a great blog. 
Bookmarked that one!
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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 11:16:58 AM »
A labor of love, without a doubt. I imagine, had I ever bought a car new, as Keith did and sold it a year later, I may have also attempted hunting it down too. I have to say, I probably would NOT have persued it after seeing the first set of pictures and I absolutely KNOW I would have lost heart after seeing the San Diego pictures! WOW!
I give his wife the most credit (behind the scenes) of his blog. What a trooper! Not very many would have road cross country in a jalopy as that Fox trap was! Talk about a road-trip! A road trip from hell! Suprised he ever had a kid after that! ;)

Thanks for sharing,
Richard

Lol, well said Richard!
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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 01:30:32 PM »
Great post...except that I got 0 work done this morning while reading it all!

He is local to me, I may have to find him. He looks like a wealth of knowledge!  :)
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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 01:57:53 PM »
Great post...except that I got 0 work done this morning while reading it all!  :)

+1

No new work done either before heading off to work for me, and I started reading about 4:30 or 5, finished by 6:30 when I posted about it.

It DOES help in motivation though...

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 07:43:29 PM »
So I got to see this car first hand over the weekend during our local Mustang clubs "Mustang Memories" show held at Ford's Product Development Center.

All I can say is that the photos do not do it justice. It was an absolutely incredible restoration...truly top notch! I took a few shots with my iPhone and will upload them when I get a moment.  ;)
- 1969 Mustang Coupe #1 - spent 2 years on body work only to be rear ended and having it totaled on the way to the paint shop :(
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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 11:21:57 AM »
So I got to see this car first hand over the weekend during our local Mustang clubs "Mustang Memories" show held at Ford's Product Development Center.

All I can say is that the photos do not do it justice. It was an absolutely incredible restoration...truly top notch! I took a few shots with my iPhone and will upload them when I get a moment.  ;)

Thanks for taking some pictures!
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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 07:53:16 PM »
Sorry for the delay...I was on vacation for a few weeks!  8)





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- 1993 Mustang Feature Car - In process
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- 1994 Mustang GT - runs low 9's at 148mph :)

Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 08:49:12 PM »
Thanks Kevin for posting!
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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 01:32:04 PM »
I guess 'Hemmings Muscle' must be reading our webpage ;)

They have an article on this car

Good stuff

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2014/12/01/hmn_feature2.html
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Offline drummingrocks

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 02:17:53 PM »
I noticed that too when the latest Hemmings came in the mail.  It's cool to see a Fox body getting recognition in a magazine like Hemmings Muscle Machines.
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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 03:54:19 PM »
I have been thinking about my 1996 gt lately wondering where it is, and what happened to it.  It would be pretty cheap now.  Wonder how hard ti would be to find?  WOuld carfax or anything help to track it?
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Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 05:39:48 PM »
I have been thinking about my 1996 gt lately wondering where it is, and what happened to it.  It would be pretty cheap now.  Wonder how hard ti would be to find?  WOuld carfax or anything help to track it?

I am not sure but maybe this can help - Hope you find her

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/04/10/how-can-i-find-my-old-car/
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Re: Fantastic restoration blog for a 88 LX
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 11:31:49 AM »
This needs to be brought back up.  Fantastic restoration thread.  A lot of time and dedication went into this.  He tried to do it right.  Do yourself a favor and look through this.
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