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    Some additional stuff that I have been working on. Tail lights when I started.

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    Split the lenses off the housings and cleaned them up.

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    Masked off and ready for new reflective silver paint.

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    Unmasked and silver repainted.

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    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    There's also the extra things that you don't plan on or expect that really honestly kind of chap your ass with brand new parts.

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    Apparently the quality control with the new 85/86 body side moldings is hit or miss! One door pieces was really bad, the other not so bad. A pair of the between wheels were good and another pair were terrible!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    There's also the extra things that you don't plan on or expect that really honestly kind of chap your ass with brand new parts.

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    Apparently the quality control with the new 85/86 body side moldings is hit or miss! One door pieces was really bad, the other not so bad. A pair of the between wheels were good and another pair were terrible!
    Especially since we make so much off of painting moldings (.3 of an hour) and then get to repair them as well! Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    Especially since we make so much off of painting moldings (.3 of an hour) and then get to repair them as well! Yay!
    Exactly! I was less than pleased nor impressed with the overall quality on several of the moldings. One of the long door pieces looked like someone had taken a 1" Roloc disc to the majority of it and just put lovely swirl marks right down the middle of it! The two smaller pieces had dents/low spots in the molding. Honestly just looked like crap! It's bad enough on these cars with all the misc trim such as window trim, windshield trim, roof rails, etc. that have dents, dings, etc. that are either almost impossible to get out or just plain time consuming, but to have to do the same to brand new "Reproduction" parts.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Awesome progress!

    Super happy to see the updates! I hope the RS is moving through the process right along with it.

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    Nobody would honestly expect me to drive such a beautiful car to every show, would they? Honestly I hope to drive it to a lot of them, but for the times I donít shes still going to make an entrance.

    Might be the only new trailer I ever get to buy.... am excited to pick it up tomorrow on my way out of Minneapolis.

    Should come in very handy during the house move next month.

    If I had unlimited budget Iíd have a silver 18 Saleen truck towing it, and the trailer would be a gooseneck rather than a bumper hitch. But this is what I picked and Iím excited about.

    might have to put some mesh wheels on it, eh? Closest I could get from the trailer builder.

    I canít complain though ó I love my tow vehicle. Not bad for 11 years old and nearly 115K miles.
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    Wow! Super nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by erratic50 View Post
    Awesome progress!

    Super happy to see the updates! I hope the RS is moving through the process right along with it.
    Thanks! The weather down here has not been cooperating at all the last Month and a half. We went from drought to flooding. Typical Texas weather, I swear! The RS is on the back burner as usual. Trying to wrap yours up and then maybe have some time for the RS.

    Nice Trailer! Congrats! Hope to do the same some day in the future. Have to see how you like the Bravo, they definitely look nice.

    I am heading home for the next week to visit the family and see my youngest daughter go to her first Homecoming.
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    I don't see any ecoboost emblems so I'm guessing its a 5.0?
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    1984 SVO 9W
    1985 Saleen #132

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagenham View Post
    I don't see any ecoboost emblems so I'm guessing its a 5.0?
    the 2018 Saleen truck is 5.0 based and has AWD and is a 4 door like my current MarkLT.. A supercharger is offered on the Saleen

    The new trailer pulled pretty nice behind my LT with its 5.4 and 4 speed automatic. I ran most of the way home on a regular fuel tune but I did start pumping in premium fuel into the tank before I went into MSP. Once I got to the hills west of Des Moines I was just done dealing with what Ford told these trucks to do from the factory.

    In went the hypertech tune set on full kill with rev limiter upped to 5500 and 1-2 shift +500 the. 2-3 and 3-4 -500. That got to where I could nearly floor it on level ground in OD without downshifting. If I locked OD out I could floor it in 3rd at 65 or faster without downshifting to 2nd and going sky high on Rís. God sent ó set the cruise at 78 and left it locked out of OD and let her eat. Never wasted a downshift and didnít lose any speed on any of the hills once the tune was right

    Would have loved to have it behind our F250 instead. The EFI 460 in that thing would forget its back there, thatís for sure.

    The Bravo is only 2600lbs. I can pick the tongue up when itís empty and just put it where I want it. The frontal area is about like dragging a billboard around. The aero V nose helps dramatically vs a typical trailer but itís still not awesome.

    The crappy trailer I pulled to Austin and back last February resulted in 6.5 mpg going down and 7.6 coming back. This new Bravo is taller but WAY lighter and does much better with wind resistance. I got 11.6 which is .5 better than I usually do with my boat on behind. Iím good with it.

    i suspect the 460 would have done around 10.

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    One thing is certain ó the Bravo with a foxbody and a bunch of spare parts loaded up will weigh less than that stupid rental trailer by itself.
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    Sorry for the slow updates on the 85.

    Trey has had things going on his end and I haven't had time to sort out the engine situation from my end either. Lots of stuff kicking our butts right now from work to family concerns to a move on my end to just life in general.

    Finally have a move date on the new house....... nearly 2 months after its supposed to be done!

    I had done a bunch of planning and that's all out the window.

    I did buy a new friend to go with the trailer. Its named is Dolly -- appliance dolly.

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    You need an adjustable camper hitch with the sway bars. I could not believe the difference it made towing my camper, just getting the front up so it was level made all the difference in the world. Like from a white knuckle barely 60 on the highway to 70 with the cruise on sipping a coke

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