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    Here is my foxbody. My good friend who was like a brother and mentor to me passed away and I bought it from the family. Itís a 1985 GT 5 speed. Has just over 81k Km on it. It was modified by a Canadian company named DECH back in 85-86. They were dubbed as the ďCanadian SaleensĒ. This car was purchased by a doctor brand new off the showroom floor. The first mod he wanted a set of wheels. He said he wanted the cool looking at the time skinnyís on then front and wides on the rear. The tire shop instead of selling him what he wanted pointed him to Derek Hanson of DECH. He went to meet Derek and was impressed by him but wanted proof of his skill cause at that time he wasnít well known. Derek took him for a ride in his personal mustang and scared the doctor with how fast he could take the turns on the old back road Derek lived on. That was all the proof the doctor needed. That started a good friendship between the 2 and Derek told him he would concentrate on suspension first then power cause he was scared he would wreak the car if not. This car is rumoured to be the first one Derek ever fully modified. The doctor then learned how to properly drive the car on the track and even became an in car instructor. Once the 87 model came out he bought one of those as they were an all around better car according to Derek. This one went on the back burner until it was sold at auction in 1989 for $1700. The second owner of the car had it till 2014 and I was told itís the only car he ever regretted selling. I found the doctor through the for sale ad on foureyedpride.com that my friend found the car on. Googled his name and sent him an email asking if this was indeed his car. He wrote back immediately with yes that is me and to send some pics. I sent over a few pics and he sent back his phone number for me to call him. I did and we had a wonderful hour long conversation about the car, when it was modified and his friendship with Derek. A few days after that I am tagged in a local Facebook page about the car. I guess the second owner has passed away and his son is looking for the car. I reached out to him and got a lot more info on the car including some documentation from when it was sold in 89 and when it was appraised in 2013 just before he sold it. It is just amazing to get all the history on the car and know that all the owners really loved it. Of course both people asked if it was for sale but I politely said NO. I plan to fix some issues and make it as original as possible to how it was back in the day. Lucky for me the car hasnít changed much since then. I believe I have a real piece of mustang and DECH history here and plan to keep it and preserve it as best as possible.Name:  7DE3C559-BF40-41C0-9EFB-FC060ED88EE2.jpeg
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    You should reach out to Chris from The Infamous Project on YouTube/Instagram. He has a few 87-93 Dech cars, and I believe has the rights to currently available Dech products:

    https://theinfamousproject.com/produ...dech-products/
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    Thanks, I have been talking to Chris. He was the first one I contacted to find out more info on the car.

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    Welcome and looks like she's in real nice shape. Were the quad fogs part of the "DECH" package
    86 Capri, 5.0, 5Spd, A9L QH/BE, 47 lb Inj PMAS 3" MAF, Single T44 Turbo, Front Mount IC, TW170,
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    Quote Originally Posted by OX1 View Post
    Welcome and looks like she's in real nice shape. Were the quad fogs part of the "DECH" package
    And I see they are reversed in some pictures. Which one would be more correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    And I see they are reversed in some pictures. Which one would be more correct?
    Good catch. You would think the older pic would.
    86 Capri, 5.0, 5Spd, A9L QH/BE, 47 lb Inj PMAS 3" MAF, Single T44 Turbo, Front Mount IC, TW170,
    Stock Cam, Explr Intake/TB, 1.7 Rockers, CF dual friction clutch, 3" DP, 2.5" full Exh, 3.27, 11.932 @ 115.78
    84 LTD, 331-10:1, TW170/Exprl Intake, 47 lbs inj/80 mm LMAF, Full Duals, Quarterhorse, Vortech 7PSI, Lentech AOD, 5 lug Mk VII brakes/rear, Eibach Sway bars, Cobra HB (dads ride, but I fix it )

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    That's a beautiful piece of Fox history you have there! And, a great story to boot!
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    Super cool car. Didn't know DECH did the early FOX cars, have only seen 87' and up

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    Quote Originally Posted by OX1 View Post
    Welcome and looks like she's in real nice shape. Were the quad fogs part of the "DECH" package
    Thank you. I do believe they were done by Dech. It is in nice shape but these pics are a bit old so doesnít reflect its current condition. It does need some love but I plan to showcase that in this thread in the future once I can get it home from storage in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qikgts View Post
    That's a beautiful piece of Fox history you have there! And, a great story to boot!
    Thank you. I feel very lucky to own it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merc331 View Post
    Super cool car. Didn't know DECH did the early FOX cars, have only seen 87' and up
    Thank you. Dech was started in 1985 so there were early Foxes they did. This was before Derek designed his own body kit and was using saleen kits. I have only been able to track down one other four eye that was done by Dech but it has a coyote motor and lots of other modern stuff done. My car is the most original one I have seen so far and I plan to keep it that way.

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    Dech had a real nice kit for the bubble back Capri too. There was one around here years ago. No idea where it went.
    Bleed Ford Blue! '84 Grabber Orange SVO, '88 Saleen 1 of 4 w/Automatic, '89 Steeda, '71 DeTomaso Pantera GT5 Wide Body EFI 4.6 DOHC...soon to be a Gen3 Coyote and some Old Ford Muscle w/ BB power. 1.21 Jigawatts!!?? PETRO EXPRESS=CITGO=BOYCOTT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE'SVO86 View Post
    Dech had a real nice kit for the bubble back Capri too. There was one around here years ago. No idea where it went.
    This is the first Iíve heard of them doing a capri but makes total sense they would. would love to see what one looked like Deched out. I tried googling it but couldnít find anything.

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    There is one on Tiktok located in Canada. Google DECH Mercury Capri The one here looked the same.
    Bleed Ford Blue! '84 Grabber Orange SVO, '88 Saleen 1 of 4 w/Automatic, '89 Steeda, '71 DeTomaso Pantera GT5 Wide Body EFI 4.6 DOHC...soon to be a Gen3 Coyote and some Old Ford Muscle w/ BB power. 1.21 Jigawatts!!?? PETRO EXPRESS=CITGO=BOYCOTT!
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