Car Show Season

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John Brennan
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by John Brennan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:49 am

Just curious: I thought all '89's got the mesh wheels. My '88.5 had them. Are these 'spats' original with this car?
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1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
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2015 Fiesta ST 6-Speed
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:33 pm

John Brennan wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:49 am
Just curious: I thought all '89's got the mesh wheels. My '88.5 had them. Are these 'spats' original with this car?
The mesh wheels are in boxes in my basement.
They're in excellent condition, but IMO they don't look that great and they're a pain in the butt to clean.

I bought the spats from Craig Madsen a few years ago. He was going to take them to Carlisle, but I headed him off at the pass.
They had just been refurbished and had not been back on a car, basically NOS. There's not a scratch on 'em and the center caps are also perfect.
Everyone that saw it after I changed the wheels thought the new wheels looked way better.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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