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Discussion in 'Fox-Body Cobras' started by venomisback, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. venomisback

    venomisback Big Member Established Member

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    i was doing a little cleanup work this weekend, and finally just quit due to frustration. being that its 13 yrs. old now there are things here and there and everywhere that are not perfect. does this frustrate you? my main complaints right now;

    1. need to fill all the holes in the engine bay. (don't want to f the car up too bad though)
    2. trim all around the outside needs replaced.
    3. underneath the car sucks...

    anyone??
     
  2. '01 Bolt

    '01 Bolt Close The Borders!! Established Member

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    It can't stay new forever.. All cars need a little TLC....Its a Fox.. cut it some slack.. thay are the best mustang..
     
  3. Five4Rider

    Five4Rider Enjoy The View Established Member

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    I've felt that way before with my '97 GT. I would get behind on cleaning it because of work schedules, and then I would start nitpicking about EVERY little thing that was wrong with it. It's just "car depression" I guess.....you'll get over it. Just start replacing some of the things that are wrong....one little part at a time if you have to.
     
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  4. Hawaii-50

    Hawaii-50 Member Established Member

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    I know exactly what you mean. 2 months ago when I was replacing my heater core I was having a fit. I've repainted some of the black trim around the door along with the side view mirrors and now I'm trying to deal with the discoloring clearcoat on the spoiler. Oh, and my driver side door needs to have the pins replaced. It sags about 1 1/2-2 inches when fully opened. She also developed an occasional surging problem that I have to contend with. I'd say she's a 7.5 out of 10. Last year, the mechanics at Blue Oval Corral in St. Petersburg told me the engine was spotless for having 95Kmiles. I told them she actually had 195K and they couldn't believe it. Even though she now has over 225K miles on her, she always starts up the first time, even when it's cold (If you consider 40 degrees in winter cold!). My main complaints are the 13 year old carpet, worn out seats, egg-crate ride quality, and the countless creaks and rattles. The other day at Sam's when I was going back to my car this 14 yo kid says "Hey dad check out that old Mustang" and was pointing at my car. He almost got ran over b/c he was walking backwards staring at her. You may get tired of her sometimes, and she may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she'll always have charisma and will always evoke the question-"I wonder what she's got under the hood". Be patient with her.
     
  5. PONY MAN

    PONY MAN New Member Established Member

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    Sounds like you are doing a great job keeping her up.
    I feel that way sometimes,but like you say, a good compliment here just keeps me going with mine. :)
     
  6. venomisback

    venomisback Big Member Established Member

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    many good points guys!! tough call.
     
  7. Slo65

    Slo65 o harro ^_^ Established Member

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    i felt the same way, just sold my 88Gt as of this morning, i already miss it :( i had to sell due to lack of space, if i could of, i soooo would of kept it
     
  8. scootro

    scootro Active Member Established Member

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    Sounds like a passionate mustang fan to me. :beer:
     
  9. 1BAD93SVT

    1BAD93SVT New Member Established Member

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    everytime someone comes to buy a mustang part, they ask what's under the cover. i say a 93 cobra and i always get "oh really". even with my missing vin tag(going to chp soon), i always get compliments. just write down things that need to be done and do it little by little.
     
  10. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

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    Yeah, it's tough. Honestly, the only "perfect" car out there is one that has never been driven. And we all know how much fun that is...

    My car has flaws. Funny thing, though, is that I'm the only one that sees them. No one else ever sees them. From an 1/8" scratch where I dropped a screwdriver (not very deep nor noticable), to the spot on the rear bumper where a rock hit on the INSIDE of the bumper and actually dented/dimpled the paint, and other little odds and ends.

    Just remember, they are spots prob. only you know about. Drive it and enjoy it - you'll be glad you did.
     
  11. SVT1993

    SVT1993 New Member Established Member

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  12. 93cobra#3326

    93cobra#3326 i love boost! Established Member

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    opps

    im with ya brother. i love my cobra and will probably (actually i know i will) regret selling her but ive have decided to this spring. i NEED to have a 03-04 cobra. i cant get it out of my head. i love my 93, i do, but im getting bored with the 5.0L ive done just about everything to one except a turbo kit. i need a new challange i guess. and like you my moldings are fading, theres several paint chips, the front wheels need to be touched up. the bad thing is im gonna fix everything before i sell it (because i dont like selling junk) and then ill prolly not wanna sell it because everything that bothered me will be good again. stupid cars :bash: :D
     
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  13. 93Cobra#2771

    93Cobra#2771 SVT God Established Member

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    Bryan, you sell it before the spring rod run in Pigeon Forge, and I'm kicking your ass! that is, assuming you're coming to it. :D
     
  14. 93cobra#3326

    93cobra#3326 i love boost! Established Member

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    :uh oh: when was that again? :shrug:
     
  15. BADBOYSPACK

    BADBOYSPACK Ford Tech Established Member

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    All the complaints in here simply show that you all love your cars.

    It really shows you care.
     
  16. dannyboy76

    dannyboy76 93 teal black cloth #2853 Established Member

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    ya my car is apart (headgasgets) on stands in the garage and i have been picking it apart. i think two more years and its going to get completly restored.. hard to imagine that the car could use a restoration. mine is also a 7 out of 10 but it is driven all summer every day
     
  17. svtdriven

    svtdriven Member Established Member

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    I've been through this before. i sold my 91 lx 5.0 for a 98 cobra. I really missed the 91. the 98 was a good car for a long time, but it also started aging. there was a spot in the paint that was starting to oxidize, and repairs were starting to become more frequent, the weatherstripping and seats started to look worn, but since I had purchased the 93 cobra(to replace the 91), I went ahead and sold the 98. the 93 needs a ton of stuff done to it, but any car of its age will. I can only imagine how much work a 60's or 70's mustang requires. Some days it seems so much easier just to have a new car, other days I wouldn't want to be without it.

    Mine has been in the garage since late november, I went in and started it the other day, and it brought a big smile to my face! I can't wait for some warmer weather!
     
  18. BiLL1024

    BiLL1024 New Member Established Member

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    I know how you feel. Mine needed a lot of work. Exhaust, paint, clutch, door pins. So I took a loan and had mine painted, did the door pins. New tail lights, floor mats, and hope to get the seats redone someday.
    I am going to keep mine a long long time. I will take out another loan as soon as this is paid off and get the motor rebuilt, maybe a 331 stroker.
    I have the sub frames just have to get them welded in. And I think some 373's this spring. And a nice chrome Hurst shifter with the white ball. All black inside needs something to stand out.
    All this over time, do some now and do some later.
    I can't tell you how many people beep at me and give a thumbs up !!! Got to love the 93 Cobra. Best fox ever made.
    So fix it up and have a great time with it.
     
  19. PJM99

    PJM99 New Member Established Member

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    Love mine, needs a few TLC things but its no biggie. The car is 13 years old, so it is going to show some age.
     
  20. JimJr

    JimJr I Like Curves Established Member

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    I feel sorry for you northern guys! As much as I hate TX in the summer, the great winters and year round cruises more than make up for it.

    I'll do a burnout for ya this weekend. :thumbsup:
     

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