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  • Minor restoration of 84

    Just joined the site a week ago after finding this 84 just 15 minutes from my house. It was already in good survivor condition. Just needs some deep cleaning and a few parts replaced.

    Started out giving it a good bath.

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    Once cleaned on the outside, I started on the interior. The carpet needed a deep clean, brake and clutch pedal covers were replaced, hatch struts replaced, doors and hatch strikes adjusted so they close better and I'm now starting to replace all the seat belts. While pulling the side panels out to get to the seat retractor, I found 2 build sheets. One for my car and another taped to it for a car with VIN 1FABP27M6EF136965

    My car

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    So far, really enjoying working on this car. Once I get all the interior cleaned and back together, I'll add interior pics. Then up on stands to go over the drivetrain.
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    Last edited by MSell; 08-17-2022, 05:59 PM.
    -Mark-
    1984 #1559, 2A
    1966 2+2, A code

  • #2
    Mark,
    Looking forward to more pics of your progress.

    Dan

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    • #3
      Is that VIN sequentially next to yours? Just wondering if it was the car before or after yours on the assembly line and was accidentally put back into the wrong car? This is the first time I have heard of a different VIN sheet in a car, but I am sure it isn't completely unique. Keep the pics/info coming.
      Ted
      86 SVO Mustang
      17 Cooper S Clubman ALL4

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      • #4
        Originally posted by svono50 View Post
        Is that VIN sequentially next to yours? Just wondering if it was the car before or after yours on the assembly line and was accidentally put back into the wrong car? This is the first time I have heard of a different VIN sheet in a car, but I am sure it isn't completely unique. Keep the pics/info coming.
        The CUN is way off from mine, but the rotation number is just 1 off.
        -Mark-
        1984 #1559, 2A
        1966 2+2, A code

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        • #5
          Here's the Marti Report. I've ordered the Ford Authenticity Certificate, I'll post when it arrives.


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          -Mark-
          1984 #1559, 2A
          1966 2+2, A code

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          • #6
            Well, that sheet's number is way off yours, so interesting how that got there.

            I guess I really don't know if the VIN's were truly run sequential down the production line or if they were a bit jumbled based on when they were released for production vs when they were assigned?
            Ted
            86 SVO Mustang
            17 Cooper S Clubman ALL4

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            • #7
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              -Mark-
              1984 #1559, 2A
              1966 2+2, A code

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              • #8
                I just pulled mine the other day and I feel like it's similar. It has Hurst cast into the top. I'll look when I get home.

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                • #9
                  I was wrong again, it's not even close.
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                  • #10
                    From other sources, it appears to be a chinese knockoff of an older Steeda. It was on the car at purchase.
                    -Mark-
                    1984 #1559, 2A
                    1966 2+2, A code

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                    • #11
                      Two weeks of ownership. Car is cleaned inside and out. I replaced the rear hatch struts, seatbelts and supports, center console lid, adjusted the doors and hatch for better fitment, fixed the floppy visors, adjusted the shocks, replaced pedal covers, bled the brakes with fresh fluid, oil and filter change, checked & topped off the other fluids and replaced the dome light with an LED bulb. I tried chasing down the non-functioning lock switches. Replaced the actuators, confirmed the switches and fuses are good, but still can't get them to work. Might be a short somewhere in the hidden wiring. The radio is good except the right rear speaker is dead. It's the wire so I'll chase that down this winter. I'm 99% that the engine is the original. I was able to get a pic of the VIN and it appears to be correct. It's been fun working on it and researching the history and chain of custody. Now to enjoy driving it till the snow flies!

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                      -Mark-
                      1984 #1559, 2A
                      1966 2+2, A code

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                      • #12
                        My winter projects will be:

                        Re-upholster the front seats
                        Fix the radio and speaker
                        Change the shifter back to the existing short throw or a new Hurst short throw
                        Hunt down a rear cargo cover
                        Maybe put the engine bay back to stock. The original air box parts came with the car.

                        Longer term projects might be:
                        Replace front springs and lower arm bushings
                        Replace or re build front shocks
                        Re-build engine
                        -Mark-
                        1984 #1559, 2A
                        1966 2+2, A code

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                        • #13
                          Nice work on the cleanup, looking great! Get some miles under you belt and I am sure you will find another project...or two (ha,ha!).

                          I can't figure out that shifter, but it has to be a larger aftermarket company with the cast aluminum base, as most places won't invest in a die cast tool for that. I would suggest an MGW shifter for replacement if you are going through the effort. I have a write up in my project thread (17 years and counting) on my MGW install. While it has virtually the same throw as the OEM Hurst unit, I am sure it will last the rest of the life of the car. Also note that most of the transmission damage that occurs from installing an aftermarket shifter comes from setting the throw stops incorrectly...per MGW. Since our T5's come with built-in internal stops, they actually recommend removing the supplied stops so long as you are not breaking the internal shifter forks...which is what I did, FWIW.
                          Ted
                          86 SVO Mustang
                          17 Cooper S Clubman ALL4

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                          • #14
                            Replaced the throttle cable today. Noticed the old one had a little rough spot in it.

                            Bought a Pioneer CA-8451 from Autozone. Perfect fit, easy to install and is now super smooth.
                            -Mark-
                            1984 #1559, 2A
                            1966 2+2, A code

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                            • #15
                              Received the document from Ford today. Production # 1559 in 1984.

                              https://fordshowparts.com/

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                              -Mark-
                              1984 #1559, 2A
                              1966 2+2, A code

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