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Ah, What a feeling! Got my SVO Back!

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Some of you may remember that I had a little misadventure last December involving my SVO, a rain slick street, and a concrete barrier. Well, I finally have my SVO back - better than ever. With the help of several VMF'rs (where are you, JTIndio?) I have replaced all the front body panels and a full repaint including the original dealer showroom stripe. I had a guy in a small shop work with me to pull the frame and do the paint and I came away very happy. But I'll tell you, shopping for SVO parts is harder than vintage Mustangs - and expensive! I'm amazed at how many things are different between the SVO and a regular Fox Mustang! There are still pictures of the wreck on my website but soon I'll have a whole new look. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
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I know of someone that needed a front marker light and he looked for a long time before he found one. He found a few complete front ends but no one would seperate them.
Man SVO's are a bitch for front end parts. I know a guy in Atlanta that makes a good living parting them out. It's a shame they're worth more in pieces. Sure are fun to drive! Kinda nice to be in a town of 750,000 & never see another one! If it wasn't raining, I'd get mine out.
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It is scary that the cars are worth more in parts, but I figure eventually that will turn around. The front end is the killer. I saw a set of marker lights (NOS) go on a certain auction site for over $600. Thank God I bought a set for my restoration before they went out of stock.
Glad to hear about another SVO surviving . . .

Jim- congrats on the accomplishment.... long road and you made it. Can't wait to see the After picts.
Congrats on bringing another SVO back from the dead!

They sure are a blast to drive!

At least the engine parts can still be found. Well.... maybe except for inexpensive forged pistons
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