96 248a - Staying Stockish

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  1. garrittpwl

    garrittpwl New Member

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    New SN95 Owner here, plan on doing little mods here and there to change/update the overall feel of the car.

    *UPDATE 1/17/18. So Photobucket killed all my pictures so here is a full album of the car. Stock to now with mods I've done.
    Fixed ODO
    Eibach Sport Springs
    Caster/Camber Plates (JHM?)
    FPP PI Intake
    Termi Wheels w/Firehawk WideOvals 245F/275R
    Complete All over Repaint
    Antenna Shave/Delete
    Cobra Headlights


    Repainted the car fully a few weeks ago after working on making it the straightest 96 248a out there.
    Full album of all the mods here
    https://imgur.com/a/hywrg
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    garrittpwl New Member

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    New Radio installed, couldn't handle the Cassette to Aux Quality
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Nice!
     
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    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good bro! When I was looking for another mustang I really wanted a 96 or 97 but instead I found my 02 gt. Keep us posted.

    Oh and by the way, a turbo is stockish... Just a suggestion
     
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    Nice, thought gotta admit the display on the radio seems a bit...........kinky :laugh:. I'm using a tape to aux also and rather despise it, going to have to go one of these days.

    Seems like a valid argument I can use next time I ask the CFO if I can add a turbo or blower!
     
  6. Frank.JD.Perez

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    get new seats too, those are v6 seats, they wont hug you as nicely. also 98 cobras shouldnt be too hard to come by and they do look very nice. put them in back with an inch or inch and a half spacer and they will sit flush to the end. the rims only come in 17x8s, so you cant go too wide on them. however you can squeeze 275s on there and you will be happy with that. i ran 275s on all 4 with 98 cobras on my car with no real issues save that the car was lowered and the front rubbed the splash shields on full turn and bottoming out. car looks good though! i kinda like how the mud flaps are on the car, but not how theyre placed. they look 4x4ish. if you can rearrange them they will probably look good

    OH!! also replace your lights in the dash and climate control. they will look WAY...WHEY better than they do now. use either white or blue leds. i have white leds on mine
     
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    Car looks great!

    Why did ford put v6 seats in a v8?
     
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    i think whoever he bought the car from did that because thats not normal
     
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    Fairly certain Ford put these seats in. This car had as little as possible on it's options. Manual Windows/Locks, Cassette Deck, Cloth Interior, V8, 5 Speed. As for the interior lighting, I like the stock appeal so I'll be leaving my dash lights alone :p.

    I did just lower it 2 inches and ditch the mudguards and wow does it look so much better

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    Had the same seats in my 98 when I got it..... Ditched those things pretty quick for a set of Cobeau seats
     
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    this car is just like the 94-95 GT S model. Except it was called the 248a in 96. It is a lighter car because it didnt have any of the extras. but looks good so far man!
     
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    Fellow 248a guy! Everytime I want to sell it because I have to dump more money, I remember this is the only one I have ever seen in person.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
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    When I bought this car, I was thinking the same thing. It was a trade in at a local cadillac dealer. The kid who had it before me got it from his uncle who was the original owner and the dealer told me he tried to drive it one year through the winter and then traded it in on a jeep cherokee. Means to me that the kid wasn't a car guy and makes me believe even more so that this car was unmolested.
     
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    Just installed a the Mach One chin spoiler from LMR. Looks pretty fantastic. Now I need wheels for sure.

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    only drove it in nice weather on sunday to and from church right? Dealers love that story
     
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    ttocs I believe its '86

    Any modifications to a mustang is so common who can distinguish between whats stock or not?...
     
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    actually it had been repaired once that the carfax reported and they listed the shop that fixed it, so being in the body business I called the shop and got the repair orders on what was fixed. Funny thing about it, the story the dealer gave me was the same story the body shop told me
     
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    Seems like they all got their ducks in a row. Lol. Excluding my exhaust, and intake my car is technically all factory. Ford racing parts (OEM) custom svo skirts (OEM part) saleen spoiler (OEM on saleens) OEM cobra bumper. If I had the supercharger I want on the car that's made by svo too so therefore. Stockish. Lol. Also svo mustangs were 84-86 with the 86s being the best year
     
  20. DropTopPony

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    Nice find! I like the stripped down models.