It would be decent but a little overpriced. If you want to keep in fuel injected you really want an 89 unless that one has been converted to Mass Air.
__________________ email@example.com Pro Builder and Go Fast Specialist
99/2000 NASA PSO Champion in a FFR
2005 FFR Challenge West coast Champions 2nd 2005 Nationals Sponsor for Tony B. ST-2 National Champion 2007
2009 TTC runner up-2010 TTB Runner up
Over 155 Turnkey FFR's in 16 years and still counting
X2 on what Jeff said. I used an 88 GT donor and when it finally came down to it, I only ended up using the rebuilt trans (T-5) the engine block (5.0) the wiring harness for the motor/ECU and the ECU. I paid $800 for the car and sold off the parts when I was done. The whole thing cost me $300. Keep looking...
The MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) still works great but the Mass Air Flow would be better in a lot of ways.
I paid 4500$ in Canada for a 2003 GT and our prices are Higher then in thé states.
Mark IV Kit arrived on Sept 17 Th 2010
Engine started on December 23 Rd 2010
First GOKART ride December 27 th 2010.
Body work started on March 5 th 2011.
Interior and GoKart completed july 17th 2011
Paint completed november 30 th 2011
Police inspection march 7 th 2012
Mechanical inspection april 2nd. 2012
Tags and on the road may 9th 2012
That car was too good and too expensive. I used an '89 LX hit very hard in the side but didn't hurt anything I planned to use.however there was little left over to sell ! Unfortunately I did scrap a lot of the '89 parts as being too "used up". Anything with 100K on it is going to be marginal so expect to shop around. At least you will have "cores" to trade in. Bob
Building one of these kits is not for the weak of mind or heart! After all this time, IT'S A KEEPER.
I spent $2000 on a 92 with bad hail damage. I started with a donor build and I think the only things left from the donor is the engine, trans, drive shaft, rear end, wiring harness, pedal box and spindles. I cant tell you how many donor parts that I cleaned repaired, painted then replaced.
#4511 delivered 7/11/03 Born on 7/4/04. Every morning when I leave for work I pause as I walk by my FFR. Life is good!
i found a 2005 mustang gt motor and trans with programer and clutch and everythign i need for the engine for 4000.00 and went with the complete kit. my suggestions is t price out the parts you want from a donor and try to find them on the classifieds. might be a better way to go. plus you might be able to save some money. the newer the drive train the less hassle you will have cleaning up the parts.
You may want to check on a pallet of parts from a salvage yard. There used to be several who did that. Cypress is a name that comes to mind but I can't remember where they are. I would do more research as to what you want as there are variations. I believe 93 is close to the best year as 94-95 had a weird water pump/front cover, a longer bellhousing and much bigger/heavier engine wire harness. At this point though I am not sure a donor is even worth it as everything on it is 19 years old.
FFR 5353K,351/400hp,TKO 500, 3-link w/3.08 and Truetrac, Koni DA coilovers front and rear,APE hardtop,Forte front and VPM rear swaybars
If you have lots of time you may be able to find a good one. I looked for several months in Florida and they are very proud of 200,000 mile pieces of junk. I have heard of some great deals that forum members have found though. So they are out there.
Look at non Ford new car dealers. If a Lexus dealer gets an old Mustang as a trade-in, they don't even want it. I saw a very low mileage one pop up on line in Atlanta. It sold the same day they put it up.
Buying a wecked car varies from state to state, depending on the title status. Here in FL, if a car has a certificate of destruction, you cannot buy it unless you are a dealer.
Also, think very hard about your build. If your upgrade list hits too many major components, a donor doesn't provide any value. If you are staying fairly stock, you can end up with a virtually free drivetrain.
3-link Moser, Wilwood brakes, 347, TKO
It's not easy finding a FOX donor anymore. The ones remaining on the road are either in pristine condition (and worth a lot) or are rust buckets. Not too many in between, from what I see.
The number of available cars is going down as time goes on. But I think it is still worth searching and considering. I have seen many rebuilt or modified cars (fox) that are wrecked with lots of good parts. Not to mention that many have already been converted to 5-lug and rear disk. The rebuild or modified factor may be an even greater value over a pure stock car.
Welcome to FFCars! The
representations expressed are the representations and opinions of
the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website
has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members
and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any
purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the
Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five
Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to
post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is
owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages
posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these
messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason
whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your
messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with
respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory