New project - 1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

DRTYAPE_SRT

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Just rebuilt/powdered the calipers at work today, they were pretty rough, should have taken a before picture.

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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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I had a white 88 just like that one and I wish I still had it as well.
 

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Sourced some body molding and had to straighten it out, it’s just like fox mustang trim as you need to heat the metal backing stops with a heat gun and remove so they will lay flat, they also shrink when you do this so I’ll have to stretch them before I install.

got the Grant #8541 steering wheel installed using the Grant Adapter #3289 and a 1” spacer I found on Amazon.

brakes are next…
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Also… I got it running a while back. The fuel pump was shot and so was the sending unit. Gas was varnish, and it had damn near twenty gallons in it and it was a pain in the ass to get it down without spilling out of the fill hole.

garage smelled like shit for two weeks.

tank was pretty rusty inside but it was usable.

thinking about going with an aluminum fuel cell in the trunk, I can get one with a fuel pump and sending unit for damn near the cost of a nos sending unit for a turbo coupe up because they are no longer produced. I’ve seen one new never used sell for $300, the hell with that as this isn’t going to be a restoration.
 

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Had a 4eye turbo coupe back in mid 90’s and got rid of it because of a broken clutch cable. Wish I had less money so I would have fixed it instead of buying new car and here I am 20plus yrs later searching marketplace for another ‍
 
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