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    Barn find Sebring5000

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Size:  91.7 KBHi...I'm from Ohio and 11 months ago I found a partially completed Sebring 5000 in a barn in Marysville Ohio.. It had been sitting there for 20 yrs untouched. It had ans engine installed and an automatic trans.
    These cars were based on a Mustang II chassis. I hauled it home and started to work on it...here are pics as found

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    Next we started cleaning it up and accessing what we needed to do to complete it..I knew that the automatic trans had to go...Name:  PC250977.jpg
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Size:  80.8 KBI discovered the car had a 4 cly mustang II rear end,so I yanked it and installed a 8 inch rear,I found one with only 14k miles on it..I also installed dropped spindles and 5 lug rotors and rear drums..I fitted 17 inch rims
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Size:  96.7 KBnext was the T-5 transmission...a new one from ford and matching bellhousing..also I had to find a clutch pedal set up..

    also added power brakes

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    now time for a new radiator,alumium intake,dress up kit.added cobra bumpers miata seats,,.and fire it up for the first time in 20 yrs..

    idle - YouTube

    and a little 0-60 action
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Y4_H4RV9Vm0

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    Beauty ! The original paint held up all those years! Dash looks great too

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    Cool long time since I've seen one, use to see these all the time in the magazines.

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    Wow that's really nice. Did you ever find out who built the car all those years ago?

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    Nice car! Performance of a Cobra without joining the huge Cobra population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    Wow that's really nice. Did you ever find out who built the car all those years ago?
    Yes I got it from a guy who bought the kit in 1989. He did some thing right and some things he had no idea how to do it..he had the wiring harness running UNDER the frame,exposed inches from the ground. He had the spring shackles backwards, lots of things werent hooked up or missing. He had used all wrong spring rates,and the car looked like a 4 wheel drive and had no travel because of being too stiff for 2200 lbs.
    The best thing was it was stored inside for 20 yrs,no one messed with it..just the tires dry rotted,the body stayed in perfect shape. I had to replace the gas tank and everything related to fuel..carb fuel pump lines.
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