Progress Thread “Rising from Ashes 11” 88 GT T-Top build thread

95steedamustang

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We are Almost 11 years to the date of the fire that took 2 Mustangs I owned. The 94 Cobra which was the original build thread I got one month after the fire. It replaced the 95 Cobra I had. The other car in the fire was an 88 Grey GT that I had done a lot of work on including painting when I was a teenager. I had it from 95 until 2009 when it was destroyed.
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It looks bad but I didnt really lose as much of
It because I had already taken a lot of it apart to redo the car.
So August 2010 a year after the fire I decided to go about replacing the GT with another one.
But even when I got my first mustang I had wanted a T-Top but couldnt find or afford one. All I could find was notches. They were all cheap too. Funny now! They are the highest.
So I knew I I wanted a T-Top GT and I found one for sale in Knoxville. Funny thing was the same guy I bought my 88 GT from in 95 had done most of the work on this car to make it what it was. A local rebuilder named Stanley Bivens. He owned a place named Restang. He was a good friend and someone I learned Mustangs from. The those 2 things made it a no brainer for me. I bought the car from the seller and I’ve owned it for the past 11 yrs. So a lot of this work will be long in the past of that.
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95steedamustang

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So I purchased the car September 16th, 2010. The main reason I bought it then was the Rod Run was the following day/weekend and I never miss and always have a cool car there so I literally bought this car and took it to the show. Here are the pics 9-17-2010.
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95steedamustang

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October 2010, Moved into the new garage. one pic has the 94 Cobra in the same view as these two cars were the fire replacement cars.
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95steedamustang

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I've never driven rode or owned a T-Top Fox body and willing to give up a kidney right about now to own one. Beautiful Fox man!!!
Thanks man!!! T-top cars were my dream as a 15 yr old looking for my first. Just took me 15 more years to get one.
 
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Now that I had my garage going again and this car in I wanted to start first with the interior. The car had accumulated a lot of mismatched factory black pieces and some dyed pieces. some pieces that were scratched up etc. So time to K and K this interior. fix all that and dye it all a nice satin black.
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