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Congratulations I guess.

Am I the only person alive that remembers Mustangs for the cheap rattle-traps that they are? I have owned several ponies; fastbacks, a convertible, Mach 1, the 68 flasher, 302 Boss Mustang II (there was a treat) LOL!~

I remeber not being able to GIVE my 64 1/2 away...

If we only knew what people would get all sentimental about!

Best wishes with your mustang! :D

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I can empathize with you. I built a 67 Mustang for Margaret's son for his graduation and was apalled at the very thin steel stampings for important things like suspension, bumpers, engine mounts, etc. My Opel, little as it is has stronger structure components than the Mustangs of the 60's. Oh well, the bean counters did it again.
 

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I havent bought the mustang yet but I told my dad thats what I really want and I'll keep looking till I find one. But I wont buy anything that doesn't have 8 cylinders and dosen't go like stink.
 

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A funny thing I noticed at the first Auto Fair I attended in Charlotte was that cars that we never, or hardly ever, see out on the streets were a dime a dozen there. Cobras, Mustangs, Cameros, etc. Masses of them. Opels? 5. So I'm lead to believe Opels are pretty rare. Heck, I have 5 Mustangs here in my small town, and up until the other day, I thought I was the only one restoring Gts or any Opels. I met a guy who runs a body shop in Eden who has 6 too, and has one in his shop that has a neat stripe along the bottom side that I've got to take a pictue of. Jarrell
 

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West Coast GT said:
Those original Mustangs were Falcons with different skirts. Same engines, frame, suspension, whatever. Same thing as the Maverick.
dont stomp on me but remember thats the same as the opel gt

a kadett in a party frock
 

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baz said:
dont stomp on me but remember thats the same as the opel gt

a kadett in a party frock
STOMP STOMP STOMP!!!!
 

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DirtTrackManta said:
Am I the only person alive that remembers Mustangs for the cheap rattle-traps that they are?
Sorry to resurect dead threads but what about rattle traps? I bought a 1990 Mustang LX 5.0L in may and it would smoke the doors off most any Opel. Seriously though I saw a pair of GT's the other day and I thought about how cool they would be to drive but you can't argue with 225 ponies rumbling under your hood this car makes my kadet seem like a go kart. I must say though I still got that soft spot for them little opel four bangers.

Cheers Yall!
 

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You can make a GT blow the doors off of a mustang with the right mods. It's not about speed to me though, it's about style. I have never seen a car that I find to be more stylish than the GT, at least in the used <$100K range.
 

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From what I understand, Gil's red GT can smoke most 5.0 Mustangs. There's also a guy in CA with a 3.4 (correct?) Manta that he had to change the rear out for a 9 inch FORD unit because it was too strong!:eek:
 

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Gil has a severly modified GT. It has a 2.4L block crossflow head, dual side drafts, and a 5 speed. It needs 255's on the rear to keep traction, not to mention it is a work of art. His engine is worth more than ill ever put into my car.
 

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Thats what I evenually want to do to mine. FAST FAST FAST

Heck if the car looks fast, it had better back it up.
 

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Gil's is expensive, but you don't have to dump that much money into one to beat a mustang. Given the power to weight ratio I am willing to bet even a mildly modified v6 in a gt would knock the doors off of most cars on the road.
 
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