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Old 12-28-2007, 10:31 PM
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Just an update guys. I removed the front bumper cover and headlight panel. Sadly no buck tags to be found. But I did notice while I was under the car that there was an few extra ground straps. Are those SSP specific? One was on the passenger side front cross member and one from the firewall. Both attached to the engine somewhere. I'll take a pic of them and post them.

Hopefully this weekend I'll get around to removing the rear interior panels and see if I can find the build sheet. Since the car has been stripped I doubt I'll find anything.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:10 PM
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Good luck with the buildsheet....keeping my fingers crossed for you.

I have a theory on the "second" bucktag and why there aren't any to be found on any of the non-special paint cars yet.

My '83 CSP car, which is original down to the original paint, only has one buck tag, just like any other civilian coupe. A couple of guys with '84s from Oregon, also in white, also have one tag. If your car was a factory unmarked, non-special paint car, it could have come with only the one tag (even though yours is missing). I believe that on the early cars, the solid colors only got the one tag. I could be wrong, but I've yet to see anything to the contrary.

Anyway...thanks for the update and keep 'em coming.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:28 AM
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Sadly there's no build sheet to be found. Oh well. It sems that the buck tag and the build sheet are the only 2 historic items that are gone forever. I guess it could be worse.

I also did a quickie PhotoChop of what my car looked like new. It's also a good explantion for NOT restoring it back to factory colors. YUK!

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Old 03-19-2008, 02:49 PM
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After some long hard hours put into research I finally hit pay dirt!! I tracked down the Trooper who drove my car in service. Luckily he's a Mustang fan and was very interested in the car's condition. He also saved all paperwork and pics of the car. What an awesome find! Below are pics of the car in service. 2 pics are of the car after an encounter with an F150. These pics were taken between 83-85.

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Old 03-19-2008, 03:29 PM
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Excellent score... I hope you get a lot of paperwork and maybe some more info on the car as it was in service. What kind of lights, radio and that sort of stuff.
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Did that car have luvers on the back glass? I kind of looks like it did from the center picture.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:25 PM
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I'm excited for you, that thing is awesome. You are right about the car being ugly but I love it! If it were mine, I would paint it the original color and put the old steel wheels back on but use the dog dish hub caps instead. That would make the car look so much tougher. Maybe put a spotlight on it, if I could convince myself that it should have had one when it was in service, and if the engine is going to be built up, I'd widen the rear steel wheels to 9" or 10". That's my version of your car. I think I better put that excitement towards finishing mine!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:33 PM
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Did that car have luvers on the back glass? I kind of looks like it did from the center picture.
Thankfully no luvers, it's a combination of a low resolution scan and something behind the car. Hopefully I'll meet up with the Trooper soon and will make better quality scans of the pics.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:18 PM
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Hello guys!! It's been a long time since I last posted on this and any other Mustang forum. Early 2008 was the last of the good times for me, the great recession bit me hard, and sadly I'm far from where I was before it happened. Shortly after my last post here I lost my job.

I still have my '83 NCSHP Mustang. Sadly nothing really has been done to it since I removed the drag racing parts. She's sitting in front of my shop under a carport awaiting restoration, which may not come anytime soon.

Hope you all are doing well!!

This pic is from Feb of this year.

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Glad to see you posting again, and sorry about the hard times. A rare and interesting car...glad to hear that you still own it.
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