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Help with a fox body

Post by FOX50 on 5/29/2012, 9:22 am

Ive got a 91 fox body hatch back, the hatch is hard to shut and sometimes it will pop open on its own. Anyone had this problem?
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Post by BMMC1 on 5/29/2012, 9:40 am

Not much to go on... but, it sounds like you might need a new latch mechanism. Before replacement, you might check to make sure it's properly aligned with the striker.

Check out 5.0 resto. They have everything Fox...

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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/29/2012, 5:30 pm

Replace the striker bushing and check alignment. If u look at the bushing it most likely is worn down in an area. Easy to replace with a large torx bit. T-50 I think.

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Post by FOX50 on 5/30/2012, 12:35 pm

Awesome thanks guys i read on a fourm earlier that the strikers sometimes need aligned or replace also im going to tinker with alignment later on and if that dont fix ill replace
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/30/2012, 4:54 pm

You can get striker bushings at autozone or whatever for under 5 bucks.

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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/30/2012, 4:55 pm

Also you'll want to install some good weld in sub frame connectors. It will keep the body from flexing so bad.

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Post by FOX50 on 5/30/2012, 8:18 pm

Thanks. Where can i get the sub frames and how hard are they to do? I really want to keep this car for as long as i can so I want it to last
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/30/2012, 8:50 pm

Tons of places online to source your SFC. Just start looking. I know for a while Kris at K&M muffler was making some pretty good ones. It's been years since I knew for sure he was doing them but you could give him a call. He's in Broken Arrow

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Post by FOX50 on 5/30/2012, 9:58 pm

alright, and how do they look when there on there or exactly where will they be located? just want to look and make sure the previous owner didnt instal them, this car originally came from california, then guy i went to school with in like 6th grade joined the marines where he met the previous owner who needed cash so he bought it then i bought it from him so as far as the cars background i not sure what it has other than then new items that I installed and the 2" drop looks to be mostly stock tho
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/31/2012, 2:46 am



Between the front and rear between the floor pans left and right of the X pipe in this picture.

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Post by FOX50 on 5/31/2012, 9:28 pm

Awesome that will be one of my next investments, will it help me out alot? Ive got my hatch issue fixed i just had to loosen the striker and move it to the passanger side about 1/8" and it shuts and latchs easy now dont even need to slam it :-)
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Post by 07Shelby500 on 5/31/2012, 9:53 pm

It makes the car feel a lot more solid. It's a good investment on the hatch models

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Post by FOX50 on 6/1/2012, 9:07 am

alright, ill do the SFC as one of the next few things then I really want to start on the body of this car like the bumpers, side skirts, either a 4" cowl or mach1 hood and saleen spoiler. ill install it all then get the body straightend and painted want to get everything before the repaint that way everything is the exact color
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