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    Smile Who says dreams can't come true? Look what I went and did- 1986 SVO!

    Even though they are rare to see in Canada; even back in the day, the SVO had always intrigued me which meant I WANTED ONE! Ever since I had my first car ('81 coupe in '87) I knew of them and wished I could get one. After getting back into working on my '82 and regularly typing "mustang" into Ebay and Kijiji I happened upon what I always wanted! My preference was always the '86.

    I started a couple of threads enquiring about a couple of other cars before I found this one, so thanks to those that gave their input!

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...pinions-Needed
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...it-a-comp-prep

    This is an original Canadian car and now it comes back to within an hour and a half of it's home dealer. It has 150k KM on it and is in very complete original condition (what I wanted- I didn't want another full blown or even partial project). Original paint, very nice complete cloth interior. I guess a survivor to some. It has been parked since 2007. It needs a little TLC but that I can do. Previous to the guy I bought it from it was shown at some local Alberta car shows. It came with all of the original manuals, a copy of the dealer invoice, the warranty card, the Koni adjuster , even a bunch of SVO club stuff (Canada and US) with numerous copies of The Turbo Times etc.

    There are some small issues I will be asking all of you SVO experts about into the future. First stop? Inspection, insurance and registration!

    Here is a link to the door, buck and warranty card decode thread: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...ight=82gtforme

    Enjoy a couple of pictures, more to come!

    These are few and far between around here. It was a seven hour one-way trip to go and get this car! (After seven years parked, yes I took it through the self serve wash on the trailer before unloading it)
    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...b2797.jpg.html
    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...dc230.jpg.html

    I have the missing rear badges. Note the original dealer tag: Dunlop Ford in Lethbridge, AB.
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    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...5d01b.jpg.html

    It's like Ying and Yang now:
    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...2c323.jpg.html

    Expensive back in the day!
    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...bdb4e.jpg.html

    I guess I had never thought of getting another car when I chose my Username
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    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
    1979 (3F:Light Medium Blue) Coupe (one day to be my other son's!) http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe!

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    Congrats!
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    Very nice, welcome to the club!
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    That looks really nice. I'm glad you got the car you wanted.

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    Beautiful SVO,I love white 86's. Congrats!
    Cheers!

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    Very Nice! Congrats and enjoy! I want the same cars in my garage...one day.
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    congrats!!!!!!
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    nice pickup!!!
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    Congratulations!
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    Stock never goes out of style
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    Thanks for all of the compliments! I managed to get it in to a local garage to have the insurance inspection done already and of course it passed. Tomorrow: insurance and registration.

    In a box that the car came with there were almost the first complete 10 years of the Turbo Times newsletter (starting at Volume 1 Number 2) as well as the previous to the last owner's info for the SVOOA etc. Kinda cool! His copy of his original registration in 1990 stated the car already had 90000 KM on it, so in the last 23 years it's only had 60K put on it.
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    Darran
    1982-1C (Black) T-Top GT RestoMod:http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...he-Road-Thread
    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
    1979 (3F:Light Medium Blue) Coupe (one day to be my other son's!) http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe!

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    Congrats on finding the SVO. Looks like a very nice car. Enjoy!
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    Looks good !!!

    I found it listed in the 1997 SVOOA Registry under Allan Taylor in Aberta.
    86' SVO 1C # 17 of 3379 86's #6475 of 9837
    86' SVO 1C #497 of 3379 86's #6955 of 9837
    84' GT Turbo #4 of 3241 GT Turbo HB's #560 of 3935

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    Congrats, nice car!
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    Great Car it makes me miss the 9l I used to have, love the white ones.
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    Congrats and nice car she looks clean, love the SVO's!
    Oxford White 86GT : Stock Block 302 331 Cid Stroker 9.5:1 with Eagle rotating assembly, V3 S trim @ 8.5 lbs, Eddy Rpm's, Eddy RPM 2 Intake, Comp 1.6 rr's, Comp XE274HR, 90mm Lightning Maf, 70mm TB, 42lb Injectors, TKO 500, Spec Stage 3 Clutch 3.55 gears, 5 Lug conversion with Cobra 13" Front brakes, 17x9 Bullet Wheels, full exhaust, SCT 4 Bank Chip. 511 rwhp 527ft lbs

    13.159 @ 107.52MPH 2.125 60 ft on street rubber Old time on motor, new times comming soon

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    Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The car passed the insurance inspection no problem and I enjoyed driving it around last week.

    I have already signed up to have it in my community show and shine for Aug. 10. It was delayed from the first of July due to the flooding we had in and around Calgary. There are supposed to be up to 150 cars in it and the organizer said it is the only 80's Mustang coming so far.

    Needless to say I have been doing polishing and detailing the last few days on the exterior and I will be doing the interior next.

    I did notice that at one time in the past there was some repainting done although they look to have done a very good job as the indications were hard to spot.

    I'll post some pics when I can!
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    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
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    Congrats Nice find and perfect combo in the garage!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    Needless to say I have been doing polishing and detailing the last few days on the exterior and I will be doing the interior next.
    As stated above I've been busy the last few days.

    I started out using a clay bar kit to take off the embedded dust particles and then moved onto a Meguires compound with a drill attachment to take off the oxidation from sitting. I think it sat outside for a few of the seven it was apparently parked before being covered and put in a portable garage. This did a great job in itself. I finished with a hand applied and buffed California Gold liquid wax. What a night and day difference!




    Those were yesterday. I finished the exterior tonight
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    I think this is my favorite car on the site right now.
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    This is the best thread on the internet.
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    1982-1C (Black) T-Top GT RestoMod:http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...he-Road-Thread
    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
    1979 (3F:Light Medium Blue) Coupe (one day to be my other son's!) http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe!

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    You've been busy ---- 'cause that is clean ---- cleeeeeeean!!!
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    Default Yellowing headlight "restoration"

    Just like talking to someone with bad teeth (no offence to those with bad teeth) the yellowed lenses of the headlights attract the eye and IMO look bad.

    I decided (with the advice of a co-worker) to do an over the counter lens restore. There was a Permatex brand kit at the local parts store. This kit came with a drill attachment and two steps of very fine wet sanding disks and some polishing compound after. The key to sanding success I noticed was keeping the surface damp and to keep moving whilst sanding. I wasn't expecting a miracle as in the clarity of some new polycarbonate clear lens of course but I think the results are fairly good! One day I'll find a nice replacement set








    There is still a little yellow around the edges that I could probable get by hand sanding
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    This is the best thread on the internet.
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    1982-1C (Black) T-Top GT RestoMod:http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...he-Road-Thread
    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
    1979 (3F:Light Medium Blue) Coupe (one day to be my other son's!) http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe!

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    You can definitely tell the difference in those headlights! More thumbs up!

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    Wow does not look like the same car what a difference!!!!!

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    congrats on your new purchase..looks awesome
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    I finally finished the exterior polishing and decided to look at a few other things. The Marchal's are really hidden compared to the '82 and the covers a little awkward to unclip but everything was there!

    The lights themselves are very good with minor pitting and they work.


    The covers, although original, showed their 150000km age with some minor road abrasion and no white left.


    I used the same body rubbing compound I had, buffed them up and with a deft touch, put three coats of matte white model paint I had lying around on. Not perfect or NOS, but not bad for about half an hour!

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis T View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUECRAPI
    This is the best thread on the internet.
    Darran
    1982-1C (Black) T-Top GT RestoMod:http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...he-Road-Thread
    1986-9L (Oxford White) SVO: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...d-did-1986-SVO
    1979 (85:Tangerine) Coupe (my son's): http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...gerine-Machine
    1979 (3F:Light Medium Blue) Coupe (one day to be my other son's!) http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe!

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    Two or three, or maybe even four thumbs up for you on this great find and the work that you have already put into it. Stunning!
    Ron
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