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    Hi guys!

    I'm a new member. My last T-Bird was an 88 TC (2.3L/5spd). Wouldn't mind finding another 87/88 TC down the road.

    Here are some pics of my newest toy. It looked like this when I bought it -




    Here it is after a 6 month stay at the body shop -








    It's an 85 SSP Mustang that served in the California Highway Patrol in Quincy, CA. I am restoring it as an unmarked driver, with authentic CHP equipment (I keep the lights covered while driving).

    See ya on the forum...

    1985 SSP Mustang
    CHP #E408395

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    Nice car.I always did like the cop versions.Is it stock under the hood?Tough looking Stang.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    It's fairly stock at the moment. Two of the four cats were lost when the new better-flowing exhaust was installed. It has a 93 Cobra 8.8" rear with 4-lug rear disk brakes and 3.27:1 gears. The suspension is beefed up with a rear panhard bar/brace that I've never seen before. The 5.0L will get freshened up as time/money allows. I drive it as often as possible.

    1985 SSP Mustang
    CHP #E408395

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    "as time and money allows"......That's the same world I live in......minus the money part.LOL.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Very cool project

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    Sweet car! 85-85 is my favorite styling of Mustang. My buddy has a 89 SSP that we've done quite a bit of work to.
    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
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    Awesome! Gotta love those early fox stangs!
    Last edited by hcor; 01-21-2010 at 05:25 AM.
    John

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    Is that model of stang as lite as it looks? Very nice looking ride.

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    Schweettt...

    The '85-'86 is defiantly my favorite four eye fox Stang, owned a '86 GT for a couple years......






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed << New 49th Birthday Picture

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    Cool Ride !

    I have always thought those 85-86 SSP Stangs looked tough.

    Are those T-bird seats ? I don't recall seeing SSP seats with back rests that high.


    I am still looking for an ultra rare and original '85 5.0 Coupe with a 5 speed.
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