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So there is a 4 eyed fox on the side of the road and i decided to take a look at it. Not sure on the year but it has an inline 6 with an automatic (both would soon be replaced). Any areas of which i should check out for rust? any common problems with these cars? Also, i am pretty sure that it already has an 8.8" in it. The car just needs brakes (so they say) to be drivable. Says 1200 on the windshield and i called the lady and she said 1000, but i bet i can get them down to 800.
 

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Floorboards, upper hatch area if equipped, torque boxes, lower radiator support, inner frail rails leadeng to said lower support, rear shock mounts, and up around the cowl are the first places I check.
 

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Two things I want to point out
1. Factory rear end would have been 7.5 I'm pretty sure

2. I believe the straight 6 stangs are the only ones that won't take a V8 unless you change the k member to a 4cyl or V8 k-member
 

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And by needs brakes I bet they mean all the lines are rusted which means there may be more rust to follow. Me personally I would pass on this one
 

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Pictures ????
 

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brake lines are fine from what i could see. the pads on the front are toast though and it may need rotors. looked like a solid car. I would drive the car for a little while first until i finished the 2000. I would most likely upgrade to a tubular k as well. The car is just so solid and i could most likely get it for only $800.

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If its from nc all its life, chances are there is very little rust. Its just an old car that needs some tlc. Id jump on it, but I cant see your pic either tho.
 

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Unless you just want a project and have money to blow I would say keep looking. Foxes are cheap, you might as well start out with a good platform like having a 302 and 8.8. You can find an 87-93 for not much more than that.
 

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Im not sure what year that is, all i can say is its between 1979-1982. Which seems to be the odd ball years of the foxbody ( i dont mean that in a bad way, it just seems like theres a lot more differences between those 4 years and all the others), but its still a nice car, almost any thing you want to do or upgrade from newer foxbodys should swap over with little or no modds. Good luck
 

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Drop an LS1 in that thing and you're set.
 
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