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Old 03-13-2012, 12:01 AM
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Hello everyone. I purchased an '89 TX DPS car last week. I'm not for sure if the car is known on here or not. I can see the DSO tag under the driver side headlight, but I will need to remove the headlight to read it fully. All the tags on the door jamb were painted over when the car was resprayed black and white at some point. There are traces of blue over spray in the engine bay and on the door panel edges which I assume is the color it was painted by DPS when it was retired from service. The car has blue interior, dual spots, driver side trunk release, the code 3 wig wag module is still in place behind the driver side headlight with a white switch operating it on the dash gauge bezel. The certified calibrated speedo is still in place. There is an antenna mounted on the top of the passenger rear quarter, but I have been told its not the right antenna. The full size spare is in the trunk with a firestone firehawk tire on it DOT dated 114 (November 1994), it is however missing the cardboard cover and the hold down. There are 4 holes in the trunk floor on the passenger side and 4 holes in the decklid for what I was told the shotgun rack. As soon as I can get my pictures scaled down to upload I will.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:39 AM
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What are the last 6 0f the VIN ? You might be able to see the Unit Number above the Dor Striker. M9-???.

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:27 AM
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The last 6 numbers in the VIN are 200882 and the other tag says M9166. Hope that helps. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:21 AM
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First off - welcome to the forum!

If possible please post up some pictures of your car, including the door VIN label, TxDPS sticker, Buck Tags on the radiator support, and any other SSP-specific documentation. We will add it to our VIN project. There is one other 1989 TxDPS Mustang with a VIN close to yours -

http://www.specialservicemustang.net...info200866.htm
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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Sweet. Sounds like what I've been looking for (for several years now).

Congrats and Welcome.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:26 PM
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Those are good numbers. I was trying to figure out when it was sold from the state. I am thinking sometime late 92 as I did not go to that Auction. Go to the Tx Dot Web site as soon as you have title and request a Title History.


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Old 03-14-2012, 06:02 PM
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Not too far from you. Im in Roanoke.

Welcome to the site!

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:07 PM
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Welcome Justin....I have pictures of your car if you dont get any posted LMK. Super find and a great car to restore. Sure like the sound of more SSPs coming to North Texas.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:53 AM
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Sure like the sound of more SSPs coming to North Texas.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:58 AM
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Is there an easy way to scaledown pictures? All mine are more than 650. Jason, go ahead and post pics if you want. I would appreciate it. Any helpful tips on scaling down pics would be helpful. Thanks!
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