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  • 1989 Ford Probe GL Craigslist Find Rebuild

    This is the progress of my 1989 Ford Probe GL From craigslist. I am excited to share what I have been spending my last 6 months planning and working on. I will go in order of what I have done and what is on the to-do list, along with some pictures on the progress. I will limit the photos to the most important ones since I have over 500 of them Let's start with the to-do.

    TO DO

    Main Priority:

    Buy a new engine(In Progress)
    Pay Off the $250 I owe(In progress)

    Lesser Priority:

    Install Engine(Not Started)
    Replace Radiator(Not Started)
    Replace All damaged items in the engine bay(TBD)(Not Started)
    Replace Fuel pump/fuel lines(If necessary)(TBD)
    Remove carpet and driver's seat(Finished)
    Clean interior(In Progress)
    Replace Floor pan or weld over holes(Not Started)
    Inspect wiring(In Progress)
    Solder damaged wiring(if needed)(Not Started)
    Replace front signal harness/plug(Not Started)
    Replace Pop-up motors(Not Started)
    Replace Rear Left Suspension and brake(Not Started)
    Replace Remaining Suspension(TBD)(Not Started)
    Reinstall Carpet(Not Started)
    Replace And Install Drivers Seat(Not Started)
    Install Passenger Seat(Not Started)
    Install Center Console(Not Started)
    Install Radio/Reconnect System(Not Started)
    Install any removed trim and replace broken trip(Semi In Progress)
    Test HVAC System(Not Started)
    More added as needed.

    FINISHED

    Unload Car
    Remove broken engine components from the trunk
    Remove clutter from the trunk
    Note on inventory
    Clean Cooling system reservoir(Mixed fluids)
    Remove Hood
    Remove Engine
    Remove Radiator
    Remove Exhaust
    Clean Heater core(Mixed Fluids)
    Remove broken engine bay parts
    Remove Right headlight
    Clean interior(old food wrappers etc.)
    Clean Carpet
    Remove trim
    Remove Half of the carpet
    Remove Passenger seat
    Remove trim
    Remove Transmission from trunk(Please don't ask )
    Remove half of the carpet
    Clean trunk
    Remove relays/fuses
    Test electricals(All applicable passed)
    Add hood(rain protection)
    Fix Driver's seat
    Replace trim
    Purchase Engine ($800)
    Inspect floor pan(failed)
    Inspect frame(passed)
    Inspect Structural Integrity(Passed)
    Remove Drivers Seat
    Remove Carpet
    Remove excess rust on new found hole
    Re-attach hood
    Test Electricals(Right brake is out)
    Begin Removing Wiring Harness
    Inspect Gas tank(Failed)
    More To be added.


    Pre Purchase photos:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/B47fkD3K3cb7n6KTA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/CVUXjHW7f9R2P9zv9

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/jQJiqkAi4TiAGmfNA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9iFP1mBtZggcc2vr7

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/4bW5FYinKypTFvDQ6
    Last edited by Robodog_X920; July 6, 2018, 09:50 PM. Reason: Update #1

  • #3
    800 bucks for a motor ?

    Could almost get an fe3 fpr that ...
    1994 Project PGT

    M62 In Progress...

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Brizzy View Post
      800 bucks for a motor ?

      Could almost get an fe3 fpr that ...
      I was quoted one for $248 but I can't find the email for the company. The best part is they are local so until I can figure out where the email is 800 is the best I've got.

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      • #5
        More pictures







        Last edited by Robodog_X920; July 6, 2018, 09:58 PM. Reason: Fixed Photos

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        • #6
          Looks rough.
          1994 Project PGT

          M62 In Progress...

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          • #7
            My 91 LX has the same rust issue. What's the plan, fixing it>?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by supercharged3.0 View Post
              My 91 LX has the same rust issue. What's the plan, fixing it>?
              I would have scrapped it, that is bad, just find another one
              Fordprobeparts.com

              Floridafordprobeowners.club

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