That's my goal man. I'm taking it back to as close to original as possible, a dash appears to be the hardest part to get in all honesty since my dad searched for years but could not find one in good shape. The only thing he wants to do was switch to black carpet with grey seats which is what I plan to do myself.I would like to make suggestion, I would blow this thing apart as much as I could, rebuild, restore and a complete paint job.
There is a thread here (I'll find it) on a 4 eye hatch and it's just amazing, you likely would not go to his extreme but damn the finished product is jaw dropping,
Just thinking about what I would do, mostly because your car is so complete.
Thank you! I'm going to go through it and see what all I can find that I'm missing in my restoration plan. I am updating the lights though, those old sealed headlights leave a lot to be desired.Restoration is complete on our 1986 Mustang GT. This is the original Mustang that I took a ride in back in 1987. This Mustang was originally purchased in 1986 by my cousin and now I am the proud owner. A true one family Mustang GT. I will...stangnet.com
Here's the set I'm ordering. https://www.americanmuscle.com/black-projector-headlights-7986.html They seem to be pretty popular.The halogen sealed beams are a BIG step up but projectors would be the , I just don't know if they make them to fit, never had a reason to look into it.
I have an ‘86 GT in silver, and it’s almost as rough-looking as yours!I attached a few pictures of it. It's rough and I have a long road ahead of me but it runs and drives great so that's a plus. Goal number one is just getting ahead of the body work primarily.
I have an original ‘86 5.0. I added the TW 170 heads to mine, and no issues with piston-to-valve clearance. I’m running an E303 cam with it and 1.6 roller rockers.Since you have an 86 you need to worry about piston to valve clearance issues.
If i were you i would just consider the trick flow package and forget messing with random parts.
While i don't have an 86 many say the Twisted wedges clear.
Either that or you quite possibly will be rebuilding the entire engine.
I am NOT the authority on this issue, so do your research.