New project - 1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

DRTYAPE_SRT

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Pulled this out of a co-workers back yard, it’s rough but has potential. Has Hotchkis caster camber plates, SN95 spindles, five lug swapped, Baer 6S front brake system, “Baer twisted star wheels”. Unknown lowering springs.

It’s an auto but the guy threw in a t5 and a manual pedal assembly but will probably opt for a tko.

It doesn’t run, but when I put a battery in it it got power and cranked over after I fogged the cylinders. Still need to change all fluids and siphon the old gas out ect…

It needs a lot of attention, a brake conversion, steering rack work, fenders need to be rolled, body and paint work, as well as some interior work.

I’ve always liked the 87-88 Turbo Coupes ever since my dad bought one new in 1988, now I have one to mess around with.
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7/15/2021 - Refurbished brake calipers.
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Oh hell yeah!!!! Very nice


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I love the turbo coupes of that year; they look so menacing. I had an ‘88 T-bird in high school that was a hand me down from my parents who bought it new. I’ve looked for them on eBay and other places from time to time. I’m interested to see where you go with this one.

I am a big fan of the original wheels that came on these cars.
 

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Nice buy, I love this era T-bird. What are your plans?
 

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Awesome! Makes me miss mine, I picked up a mint 88 from the original owner a few years back and flipped it. Never should have sold it that thing was 100% stock and damn near perfect condition. It would be worth a lot more now than I sold it for I'm sure.

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Nice buy, I love this era T-bird. What are your plans?

Right now I just want to get the thing running and driving and to operate safely, the whole thing needs to be gone through.

Down the road I’ll most likely throw a bigger turbo, front mount, cam, pimp ecu and other supporting mods and ring out the little 2.3 Lima for all she’s got.
 

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Awesome! Makes me miss mine, I picked up a mint 88 from the original owner a few years back and flipped it. Never should have sold it that thing was 100% stock and damn near perfect condition. It would be worth a lot more now than I sold it for I'm sure.

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Awe man that was a beaut! looks just like the one my dad bought new. I have a soft spot for the Oxford white.
 

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Awesome! I had a blue 87 t-bird!

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Yes, as well as the 3.5 eco and the coyote.

Sure, it's a fox platform car. I just thought that an EB 2.3 would be a little more in line with the original intent of the car.

Even though it's TT, and EB 3.5 would be neat in a super coupe, for example.

I like this generation of t-bird. My mother drove a lowly v6 86 t-bird when I was young. It was a neat car. Silver with blue interior. The later cars like this one were pretty cool.
 
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