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Author Topic: Looong shot....looking for my old 5.0 92 LX Hatch, 5 spd ...UPDATE: Found it!
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Hey dudes-
Been a while and I'm feeling a bit nostalgic and maybe a little optimistic, looking for my first Mustang. I have moved out of state but according to carfax the car is still in NorCal, in the bay area as of last year anyway.

1FACP41E7NF146013
Lic plate: 3TSA021
White 1992 5.0 LX Hatch 5spd, grey cloth interior. Stock ponies. Pretty clean when I sold it.
BBK shorties, catless H-pipe and Flows, 3.73s, K&N panel filter, Pro 5.0 shifter. Pioneer deck. Otherwise stock.

I sold it in 2007 with 238k and a salvage title (theft recovery). Carfax mileage gets weird with the 5 digit odo, looks to have about 340k on it now. Has been sold a bunch of times, but remained in the bay area.

Carfax shows:
2008 Vallejo/San Francisco
2011 San Bruno
2013 Sunnyvale
2015 Oakland
2016 Murphys
2017 San Jose, South San Fran

Just thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone is familiar with it. Would love to talk to the current owner.

Thanks,
Justin
jroberts427@gmail.com


With Cobras about a year before I sold it:
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[ 2018-12-31, 08:36 AM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
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Holy crap I found it!! It's way different than when I sold it. Has had several owners in the past 11 years but I got it back last night. Crazy luck that I started looking for it 2 weeks ago and it popped on up CL. It's definitely going to be a project to get it close to how I had it but it's gonna be awesome.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK8AsU9CceQ [patriot]

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Fate. Congrats on finding her.

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RIP EDSON VELORO
IM A NOOB, EXCUSE ME. THANKS.
92 LX Coupe 5.0 CARB'd BOLT-ONS SMOG LEGAL

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Wow congrats man hope you bring her back to her glory days !!

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That’s crazy as hell you manage to find it back in one piece.
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Definitely needs a lot of love. Still totally jazzed to have found it and to be rebuilding it. [patriot]


Skip to 3:07 to see the car. I will be posting more videos as I rebuild.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGs4zskD3Hs


Moral of the story, if you have a clean fox never sell it!

Justin

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1992 LX Hatch 13.9@99, sold and bought back after 11 years, rebuilding now
1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Man you must some have deep love for this car because it turned into a typical Bay Area foxbody lol holy hell that thing is whooped [Eek!] good luck with the rebuild my friend,I can say when you have that connection for a car it’s almost unbreakable,sounds like she’s back in good hands..You gotta new sub on youtube, I’d like to see how this car turns out, Fyi that hood definitely flew up causing the cowl and roof damage [Frown]

[ 2018-12-31, 11:24 AM: Message edited by: SIC9250 ]

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quote:
Originally posted by SIC9250:
Man you must some have deep love for this car because it turned into a typical Bay Area foxbody lol holy hell that thing is whooped [Eek!] good luck with the rebuild my friend,I can say when you have that connection for a car it’s almost unbreakable,sounds like she’s back in good hands..You gotta new sub on youtube, I’d like to see how this car turns out, Fyi that hood definitely flew up causing the cowl and roof damage [Frown]

Yeah dude it was so clean when I sold it, pretty jacked now but I've seen worse. No question the hood flew up. Someone probably forgot the hood pins. Oh well, I have another hood already and I'm starting to collect parts. It's gonna be nice when I'm done with it, never to be sold again.

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Well now I know someone’s New Years resolution.

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Finally got it home. Time to get to work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V70CmiS5w6U

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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Fun story to follow!

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89 LX Notchback ex 4cyl, 14psi
02 Harley F150, 15psi
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I love this! When shopping for mine about 9 years ago, I saw a bunch of these thrashed foxes. Good to see someone showing one some love. Keep up the good work. [worship]
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i actually saw this car on craigslist

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Wow, that's so awesome you found it. I've heard stories like that taking years to find a car. Crazy you found it in a few weeks. Congrats.

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Very cool story.

Keep us updated on your progress.

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Quick review of the donor car. [patriot]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRj1jL-V9f0

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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quote:
Originally posted by the walrus:
Quick review of the donor car. [patriot]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRj1jL-V9f0

Lol.. nice!

It does seem like everything works on that thing. Does the ashtray door work as well??

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The drivers seat is pushed up against the console but the ashtray door appears to be intact and functional. It was a nice car before it was wrecked.

[ 2019-01-21, 04:48 AM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
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This is a great story. How much did the donor car cost you?
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
This is a great story. How much did the donor car cost you?

Too much, kind of. The auction selling price was $2050, then about $500 in fees and $100 for the broker, so about $2600 total. On the bidding I was competing with someone in Georgia who wanted it nearly as bad as I did. Drove the price up but I got it.

I was hoping to get it much cheaper than that but considering it's pretty clean and basically all stock, it's like having an OEM Ford parts department right there in my garage. Every correct nut and bolt is there which is great because there are so many parts missing from my 92. Beats scouring junkyards and ebay. I'll be able to sell what I don't use as well.

Justin

[ 2019-01-22, 06:57 AM: Message edited by: the walrus ]

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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$2600 is not bad. You can quickly make a third or more of it back selling what you're never going to use. The ninnies that trashed your car did too much damage. It would have taken too long to find everything you need online and in junk yards. You're doing good. Keep this thread updated with your progress. Everyone wants to see your project succeed.
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
$2600 is not bad. You can quickly make a third or more of it back selling what you're never going to use. The ninnies that trashed your car did too much damage. It would have taken too long to find everything you need online and in junk yards. You're doing good. Keep this thread updated with your progress. Everyone wants to see your project succeed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Keep this thread updated with your progress. Everyone wants to see your project succeed.

Will do. I plan to video progress of the whole build so I'll keep this thread going.

Justin [burnout]

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1965 FFR Cobra (sold)
2003 Mach 1 (sold)
Moved from Sac, CA to SLC, UT

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That sucks for the red hatch looks like it was well taken care of before the hit. Hope you can bring your white hatch back to her glory days! BTW is that a leather wrapped 90-93 steering wheel? Wanna sell? The one on my convertible has a tear in it and drives me crazy.

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1992 Summer Edition
1986 Hatch- catfish killer
1964 Impala hard top

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quote:
Originally posted by NEIGHT:
BTW is that a leather wrapped 90-93 steering wheel? Wanna sell? The one on my convertible has a tear in it and drives me crazy.

I will be selling a ton of stuff in time. The steering wheel in the red car has a cut on it (maybe from the glass breaking from the hit?) so I'm not sure if I will use it or not. I know how annoying that can be.

Last night I discovered that the headlights on the white car have bluetooth RGB LEDs in them. My kids had fun changing the colors and seeing the strobe function. [Cool]

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2003 Mach 1 (sold)
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