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Hi i have a 1986 mustang gt. 5.0 L pretty much stock. One of my dads customers has a 1994 mustang that doesnt have a motor. And he says that i can get the car for dirt cheap, like 400-500 dollars. My question is which one should i build up more? cause i dont have enough money to build up both. And if i do get the 94' what kind of engine should i put in it?
 

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ok, lets see, an running 86 that will stand out or a 94 that will require at least an entire engine, and does not say if there is a tranny or electironics....I would get the 86
 

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oh. im not sure if it has the transmission and the electronics. my dad just gave me a brief description of it. he said everything looks nice it just doesnt have a motor.
 

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I'd go with the 86.

But, of course, I am biased and that is only my opinion. I personally feel that the Body Style in '86 looks better than in the 90s.

I agree on the electrical and the transmission. Whose to say you don't have to put in thousands of dollars worth of work just to get the thing to kick over, once you drop in a new engine?

Go with the 86.
 

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ok, lets see, an running 86 that will stand out or a 94 that will require at least an entire engine, and does not say if there is a tranny or electironics....I would get the 86
i agree..... and buy the 94' and resale it for extra money.....
 

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For the life of me I cannot figure out why your even thinking about this one. I'd stay with the four-eye at all costs. Think about if you want to stand out in a crowd, or just be in a crowd. Besides, even stock these cars just plain look menacing.
 

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yea. i guess ill stick with the 86. i was never a big fan of the look of the 94' models. But oh well. maybe my dad will buy it and he will build it up for himself. oh well thanks for the help in my deciding.
 

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The Fox body will always be cheaper to modify/fix, than the '94.
On the '94, like Scootro said, get it, and get it going - that is, after determining that it can be done with little effort. Then, sell it at a profit, or keep it as a driver if the '86 gets too wild...
 

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How about keep the '86 and use parts from the '94 on it...

front and rear control arms
spindles
front and rear brakes
wheels and tires
front seats
 

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you obviously have not tried to restore a 4 eye fox, many parts are obsolete
I meant like service parts and speed parts, if they're different between the two cars, then the Fox part is usually cheaper. Big city salvage yards are the best I can recommend... There's also a place in Cincinnati called "Green sales", which specializes in obsolete Ford parts.
I owned and drove foureyes until early 2004.:cool:
 

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yea but will all those parts be worth the 500-600$ im paying for the car?
Yes, heck yeah.
But, if you can get the '94 running for $700, and sell it for $2200 (assuming it's a six), then I would turn it over. If it's too much effort and $ to make it saleable, then keep those parts, and part the rest of the car out. Could be a winning propo$ition either way. I personally like to see 'em survive.
 
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I own a 95 and I'd have to say to stick with the fox. Strip it and you can have yourself a brake upgrade and a few interior parts.
 
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