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    A friend and I have purchased a Ď90 Mustang that we will be parting out this weekend. There are parts we each want and weíve made plans to sell whatís not scrap at the next swap meet.

    Obviously weíll take the major items like engine and rearend and any good body panels,
    Is there anything I should definitely keep to sell or for my own inventory that I might overlook like hard to find trim or interior parts?

    With all the reproduction parts available these days I donít really know what has value in used parts and Iíd hate to scrap a hard to replace item.



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    I bought a 90 GT vert 5 years ago minus drive train. It was a 96k roller that was smacked in the rear. Car had a nice black interior. Paid $350 for it and grossed over $5k parting that thing out. It was the gift that kept on giving. Kept a few parts for my personal car but I litterly sold every single part but the shell that was good off that car. I have maybe 3 things left off it that I would sell. I sold the majority on eBay. Large stuff on Craigslist and some on the corral. Foxbody stuff sells well. If you have the space and time I suggest taking everything off that is in good shape and selling it.
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    Another thing Iím going to mention, when I part out a car I go on eBay and search the completed items on that model to see what parts are selling and for how much. You will get an idea what to keep and what not to keep. I parted a 96 V6 vert this year with a dead motor. I was surprised how much 3.8 engine parts sell for. I think I have grossed over $700 off that dead motor selling parts other than the short block and heads.
    67 Mustang Coupe
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    Make sure that the steering wheel is centered and remove the clock spring assembly from the column. Once removed, tape it so that it doesn't rotate. They are worth money as no one makes a replacement.
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    Thanks!
    I havenít actually seen the car, my friends neighbour had it, Iím told it runs and drives, has roller rockers and headers and itís an LX with some sort of ground effects kit. The subframe and torque boxes are rotted out.
    The seller said one good burnout would probably tear the car in half.


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    Thanks!
    I havenít actually seen the car, my friends neighbour had it, Iím told it runs and drives, has roller rockers and headers and itís an LX with some sort of ground effects kit. The subframe and torque boxes are rotted out.
    The seller said one good burnout would probably tear the car in half.


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    If it has a map light assy. get it. I don't know of any aftermarket replacements being available and they do come apart.

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    If you have the space to keep the car, take every single piece off it and sell it. I think I made $3k on parts from a wrecked '92 and I kept the complete drivetrain and fuel system from it. Traded more profitable aero body panels for hard to find 4-eye body panels, and then scrapped the damaged body for a few bucks. If you have the time and space for it all, you'll be able to sell everything.

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    Unfortunately I donít have space to store a parts car, especially one that wonít run or roll once I start pulling parts off.

    Iím expecting the body to be in bad shape being here in Canada where we salt the roads so heavily. Door bottoms, trunk and hood are most likely rotted out. Once the floor rots the carpet gets pretty gross from driving through puddles.

    I expect a lot of our profit will come from small items.


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    I just stripped a 88 5.0L 5_speed L.X. hatch. That had so much rot I couldn't even save 1 body panel. But I took everything that you could take. Complete interior including HVAC and dashboard, complete wiring harness with Mass air harness, A9L Computer, complete drivetrain, clutch pedals & cable, steering column & boot, rack, Front 11' brakes, spindles, door glass and all the door guts, Key locks, Hatch glass & wiring, rear bumper & cover, tail lights, etc. Even all the rubber body plugs and every screw and bolt. lol. Junk guy laughed when he dragged the shell up on the ramp truck. Said it was going straight to the crusher instead of going into the yard. I take everything because up here in the northeast there are none in the yards anymore.
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    337 c.i.d 11.44-120 mph

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    5-speed. 13.41-102 mph on E.T. Streets winter beater

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    Unfortunately the deal with my friend fell apart, itís difficult to find reliable people these days.


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