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    FEP Power Member conmech's Avatar
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    Default 2nd Chance 83 RS

    Allow me to introduce my graduation gift to myself (MBA).... Got a really awesome buddy doing a build for me. 83 RS. Red paint is getting stripped, red interior is getting gutted.

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    Plans for Sonic Blue Pearl with sand beige and black interior with blue stitching. Went shopping yesterday
    Hatch shocks
    Trans Mount
    E cam with dog bones and push rods
    NETTED HALOS

    And picking up more stuff next weekend
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    Hmm not sure how to break this to you, but Capri LAW requires that Red Capris be repainted RED!

    Cool project and love the Sonic Blue Pearl color choice. Good luck and keep the pictures coming!
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    Planned: sand beige and black interior with blue stitching.
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    Yummy. Happy MBA!

    About time you got back to "Takin' Care of Bussiness"

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    Paid $100/set of 4 94-96 Cobra rims with center caps.
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    Looks like you stole the wheels at that price! They are sweet!

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    A couple of purchases......
    Netted halos

    24# injectors for $50

    NIB E303 with hardened push rods.
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    Nice score on the rims.....
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    Both '84 Capri's vin# were 10 away from each other

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    Just s little update:

    Special thanx to NAVYCAT (Joe) for the 95 front spindles, calipers and rotors.

    Caliper overhaul kit and a can of SN code paint (for referencing correct powder color to be powder coated on the calipers).
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    Kind of a sneak peek at what I'm wanting.
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    Congrats on the MBA! Really cool graduation gift you got yourself. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fascat View Post
    Congrats on the MBA! Really cool graduation gift you got yourself. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
    Thanx. Half way done with MBA.....
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    A small list of goodies purchased lately:
    Power bulge scoop
    Sand beige interior items including door panels, seat belts, visors, and misc trim items.
    Full EFI harness from ECU to injectors, MAF, and fuel rail. Traded a turbo 4 cylinder fuel rail with 42#ers attached.
    Near mint sand beige door panels (pending).
    Dash pad to be repaired (minor) and color changed to sand beige.
    Will update as things happen
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    New avatar shows the new rendering for the 2nd chance RS.
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    Have been busy. Fearnot (Rich) pointed me in the direction of a sand beige console lid in vg condition. Had to buy it, reasonably priced. Zero cracks underside. Also, just scored an air dam (on lay away plan) with extensions.
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    Lots of parts to collect but that is a lot of the fun!

    Where is the car and what is it's status? Has body work and stripping started?

    Is your plan for the car to be done for graduation?

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    Car is in Idaho. Thomas Goemmer is doing the build for me, as time permits. Front had minor impact and he is arranging to have it looked at for squareness. Car will not be ready for graduation but im not worried about it. Long term project, as time is available.
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    Some frinds, you NEVER get rid of. ESPECIALLY, if they support your habit, RICH FEARNOT. Thanx for the comtinued help and support.

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    Cool

    94 GT front calipers stripped, powder coated (NEAR Sonic Blue as possible) and rebuilt by Tijuana Juan.

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    1 year only 84 RS nose.

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    Carrying the blue theme under hood.

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