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How it all came together. Don't miss this !

 
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Sandy



Joined: 26 Aug 2004
Posts: 6205
Location: Northern New Jersey GSP Exit 148

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: How it all came together. Don't miss this ! Reply with quote

FORD'S ORDER CODE OF "D32" IS WHAT PUT YOUR 1987-1990 MUSTANG INTO MOTION. ALL THE FORD DEALER HAD TO INSERT ON THE DEALER NEW CAR ORDERING FORM WAS CODE D32. IN SO DOING, THIS BEGAN A LONG CHAIN OF EVENTS !
A "MULE" WAS GIVEN A PLACE ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE. asc/McLARENS WERE BUILT IN GROUPS OF NO PARTICULAR NUMBER OF UNITS. MIGHT BE 100 UNITS, OR IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 10. USUALLY (IF POSSIBLE) ORDERS WERE HELD UNTIL AT LEAST 25 UNITS COULD BE DONE AS A UNIT. BUT, NOT ALWAYS.

HERE WE GO:
1987-1990 MUSTANG "LX" 2-DOOR SEDAN WITH 302 V-8.
UNITS REQUESTING A BLUE INTERIOR WERE TO BE MADE IN OXFORD WHITE, WHILE UNITS CALLING FOR ANY OTHER INTERIOR COLOR WERE MADE RAVEN BLACK.
THE CARS WERE BUILT UPON THE V-8 CONVERTIBLE FRAME OF THE GT.
ITEMS THAT WERE DELETED FROM THE BUILD:-
* ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
* EXTERIOR TRUNK LOCK
* REAR SEAT
* REAR SEAT BELTS
* REAR PACKAGE SHELF
* REAR WINDOW EXTERIOR FINISHING MOULDINGS
* SIDE WINDOWS EXTERIOR FINISHING MOULDINGS
* INTERIOR REAR & SIDE FINISHING MOULDINGS
*GT EXHAUST SYSTEM REPLACING LX SYSTEM
* CHOICE OF 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION OR 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE NORMALLY OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AT EXTRA COST, BUT WERE INCLUDED IN THE asc/McLAREN BUILD:
* MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING
* POWER WINDOWS
* POWER DOOR LOCKS
* REMOTE TRUNK RELEASE
* TILT STEERING WHEEL
* AM-FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER
* FLEET ITEM: TINTED WINDSHIELD
THEN OFF TO AMERICAN SUN ROOF CORPORATION FOR THE "BEHEADING" CONVERSION!
THEN OVER TO McLAREN FOR A LITTLE "TWEEKING" SUCH AS LOWERING, CARRERA SPRINGS AND A UP LEVEL REAR SWAY BAR

THERE WERE DEALER ORDERED OPTIONS:
RECARO HEATED, MULTI-ADJUSTABLE ARTICULATING LEATHER SEATS, (1987 & 1988 ONLY) $ 1,675.00)
WHISTLER RADAR DETECTOR ($359)
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY & LOCKING WITH ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
SPEED CONTROL
AIR HORNS FROM FILA (1987 ONLY, UNTIL QUANTITY RAN OUT FROM 1986) ($75.00)
ULTRA PLUSH FRONT FLOOR MATS WITH asc McLAREN LOGO (100.00)
25TH ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE (1990 ONLY) INCLUDES:
SILVER ANNIVERSARY PEARL PAINT CLEARCOATED, WITH "SCARLET" INTERIOR,
FRONT FENDER 25th ANNIVERSAEY PLAQUES, AND THEY WERE TO HAVE BODY-MATCHING CLOTH CONVERTIBLE ROOFS, WHICH IN THE END, THE MANUFACTURER COULD NOT DELIVER IN A TIMLY ORDER. ($350)
HOW THEY WERE ORDERED / BUILT:-
480 KEWEENAU WHITE
474 ascMcLAREN RED
339 JET BLACK
156 STERLING SILVER METALLIC
115 ATLANTIC BLUE METALLIC
80 AZURA BLUE PEARL
44 HOT YELLOW
27 BLACK-CHERRY PEARL
22 ROYAL GOLD METALLIC
19 CANDY RED METALLIC
15 REGATTA BLUE METALLIC
12 GUNMETAL GREY METALLIC
8 PARIS BLUE METALLIC
5 SEA-FOAM AQUA
5 DINO YELLOW
2 ANNIVERSARY SILVER PEARL
1 CORAL PINK PEARL
1 REGAL RED-FOX PEARL
1 BRITISH RACING GREEN (Special Order)
0 SUMMER TAN

1,806 GRAND TOTAL
479 FOR 1987
1,015 FOR 1988
247 FOR 1989
065 FOR 1990

NEVER let anyone try and tell you that it' is "Aftermarket !
It most definately was not ! Remember D32 was an internal
code for an ascMcLaren. Aftermarket cars did NOT get
FoMoCo internal codes.
DO YOU NEED TOUCH-UP PAINT ????
GO HERE:-
http://www.ascmclaren.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2432
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Sandy passed away in 2012. He will be forever missed.

1990 Final Car prior to the 12 Silver Anny Editions
1990 Silver Pearl Anny Edition
1986 Coupe Full Pkg #109 of 114.

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