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    Default just picked up a 1983 rs turbo

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    picked this up today. been chasing the owner for a year now to sell it. cant wait to get started. needs some love but is a solid start


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    Nice find, looks like an interesting project.

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    Very cool Jobrien. Congrats.
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    Thats a nice score!! Congrats.

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    Welcome. Very nice project. Let me know if you have any questions or need any reference pictures. I have a few

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    Finally got it home today. It's going to be a few weeks before i can spend any time working on it. Going next weekend to pick up the orginal motor, and rear end along with a new fender for the passenger side.

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    Oh no, you already rolled it!�� I can't fix pictures around here either. Congrats on the RS, it's going to make a sweet car. Is that your Turbocoupe also? Welcome aboard.
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    Lucky Dog!

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    Fixed the picture for you.

    Congratulations!

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    Thanks for fixing the picture. i used my phone to post the picture so i dont know what happen. and yes that is my turbocoupe too. Going to give the car a good wash this week and post more pictures.

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    Now that is an elusive Capri. Congrats!
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    This maybe a politically incorrect question but what did you have to pay to buy the Capri?

    i ask because i also have an 83 turbo RS and I'm working on determining it value vs restoration costs. I've restored a number of cars but nothing from the 80s... Mostly chevelles and 60s mustangs.

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    Congrats. Looks like a decent starting point. More pics are required......
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    That looks like a 1984 RS, not 1983, unless somebody went through a lot of trouble to make a 1983 model look like a 1984 model.
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    Vin number states,its an 1983. Aren't all 84's rs turbos charcoal? I paid 2600 for the capri. A bit more then i wanted but it is getting harder to fine one without the common foxbody rot issues up here in the northeast. I will post more pictures this weekend after i wash.

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    Yes, all 1984 Turbo RS were Dark Charcoal Metallic (paint code 9W).

    My confusion is for two reasons:

    1. Sometimes people look at the scheduled build date on the door tag and assume that indicates model year but the model year starts about 4-5 months before the calendar year ends. For example, the 1984 Capri model year may have started in September 1983 but has an "E" (1984) model year code in the VIN.

    2. This car has a 1984-86 style RS air dam with foglamps. No Capri or Mustang in 1983 had an air dam or foglamps.
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    I know my paint code is a 1c which is black?. Im going to look more into it this weekend

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    It also has 84 1/2 style seats with no netted headrests and the pull out knee bolsters, but the fabric on the seats seems to be out of a newer aero Mustang anyway. Definitely not 83 or 84 upholstery.
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    I know the seats arent original. I'll be picking those up this weekend. Also getting the original rearend, motor, and a few other pieces. I was told the original seats need to be redone.

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    My dad who bought my 1983 Capri Turbo RS (titled as an 83) used in 1988 said it originally had the front air damn with the marshal fog lights like the one above. My brother sadly gently rear-ended a semi in 1995 and so it ended up with a standard bumper cover on it but I had every intention of finding that bumper cover again. Is it possible the RS bumper cover was a late 83 thing too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    Yes, all 1984 Turbo RS were Dark Charcoal Metallic (paint code 9W).

    My confusion is for two reasons:

    1. Sometimes people look at the scheduled build date on the door tag and assume that indicates model year but the model year starts about 4-5 months before the calendar year ends. For example, the 1984 Capri model year may have started in September 1983 but has an "E" (1984) model year code in the VIN.

    2. This car has a 1984-86 style RS air dam with foglamps. No Capri or Mustang in 1983 had an air dam or foglamps.
    Just checked door sticker. 7/83. The car has been around for 30+ years, im sure things have been altered at one time or another. And i did comfirm paint code is 1c

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    Welcome to FEP forum jobrien.
    As Fox chassis & the rest of us know, "never say that an American auto manufacturer did not do something or other in a certain year". Someone is sure to show up with proof that you are wrong.
    By checking the buck tag (if one is present) and the VIN you should be able to know for certain the year etc.

    By the way, congratulations on the Capri that is a truly rare jewel, especially since you are getting all of the original parts.
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    Found the buck tag hiding behind one of the bumper bracket supports.

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    just a small update. washed the capri tonite. parked it inside the garage with my other 80's fords. its going to be a few weeks before anything happens to the capri. in the process of retuning the turbocoupe and doing landscaping projects at home.
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    Picked up the other parts today!

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