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jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:30 AM
Since I'm pretty sure nobody started one for this year I figured I'd kick it off. Here we go

35755 This car netted me a perfect tc bumper, grill, headlight bezels, and pair of marchals yes it has a few remnants of the fms body kit on it. They will be coming home tomorrow. 35756Im digging this interior. Shame someone trashed the rear seat35757

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:34 AM
A couple of 5.0 birdies and a 3.8 kitty357583575935760

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Power steering cooler anyone???357615.0 sport car. 96k on the clock. Buckets, console, floor shift. Didn't sell at an insurance auction. Opening bid was $15035762

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Pretty Úlan. 35765

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:50 AM
What lurks under the hood of the Úlan. 35766

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Dear god, noooooooooo. A small block chevy. 35768

rodsterh
02-07-2015, 05:55 PM
I don't think I'll get out to the yards until Spring so thanks for the update.

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 06:00 PM
No problem Rod. They got rid of the 83 base model bird that was there before Xmas. I'm upset about that. I snagged the drivers manual seat track out of it. I was pressed for time or I would have gotten the manual window assemblies and the passengers mirror delete parts.

JeremyB
02-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Imma need to you take that white bumper and drive it on down to me. ;)

jandmmustangs
02-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Imma need to you take that white bumper and drive it on down to me. ;)

If I was traveling for work all the time like I used to that wouldn't be a problem.

CoogarXR
02-07-2015, 09:26 PM
I live near about 10 junk yards. What you posted is more fox cat/birds than ALL of my yards combined. There is NOTHING around here. It's depressing, heh.

That's some mighty clean stuff. I'm jealous ;)

MY83T
02-07-2015, 09:43 PM
35786Pretty sure thats a 85 Fila interior or at least the seats came out of one.......

Haystack
02-08-2015, 01:50 AM
You found a passenger mirror delete? I've been looking for one for almost 10 years and no dice.

jandmmustangs
02-08-2015, 10:39 AM
You found a passenger mirror delete? I've been looking for one for almost 10 years and no dice.

Your search may be coming to an end. I think I have one in the trunk of my 84 tc parts car

bmb1959
02-10-2015, 08:50 PM
hi
i got a question for you,
the picture you showed here of the cougar,could you get me the cougar buttons (outside) if so are both of them there?,also on the trunk i am needing the word mecury off the trunk lid
the interior i need the plate where the switches for the windows,seats,ect is the 1 that is on my car the plate is all bent up & just about scraped off ,if i had to get the whole deal,switches that would be ok too.
also on the passenger side of the car the door inside handle below there is some kind of cup looking thing there looks like its held in with 1 screw from what i have seen on my car, i will also need the screw too
a kid had a hold of this car took stuff off of it,why he did it you guess is good as mine,yards i have been to around here so far all i can find as of late is newer stuff,hardly no cougars at all,very little birds
just let me know how much you want

bmb1959
02-10-2015, 08:57 PM
this is some of the stuff i found in huntsville alabama area35804
and here is some more stuff i found in another junk yard35804

bmb1959
02-10-2015, 09:00 PM
and from another place35805

rodsterh
02-10-2015, 10:16 PM
You found a passenger mirror delete? I've been looking for one for almost 10 years and no dice.

Not sure I ever saw one? Probably since I only go for the loaded cars. :hick:

ThunderbirdSport302
02-11-2015, 12:46 AM
Eww. MN12. :hick:


I'm going to go in a couple or three weekends. Got a buddy going with, and am talking to another member here about his going too.

When it gets closer to time, I'll take a list of some stuff if anyone has any "orders". Probably can't get big stuff like front bumpers, but smaller stuff will be easy.
Would really like to nab myself an efi 460 for my '84. I want a good one though as I don't really want to rebuild it, just change the intake and cam and put it my '84.

JeremyB
02-11-2015, 10:21 AM
and from another place
Which yard is that?

jandmmustangs
02-11-2015, 04:38 PM
hi
i got a question for you,
the picture you showed here of the cougar,could you get me the cougar buttons (outside) if so are both of them there?,also on the trunk i am needing the word mecury off the trunk lid
the interior i need the plate where the switches for the windows,seats,ect is the 1 that is on my car the plate is all bent up & just about scraped off ,if i had to get the whole deal,switches that would be ok too.
also on the passenger side of the car the door inside handle below there is some kind of cup looking thing there looks like its held in with 1 screw from what i have seen on my car, i will also need the screw too
a kid had a hold of this car took stuff off of it,why he did it you guess is good as mine,yards i have been to around here so far all i can find as of late is newer stuff,hardly no cougars at all,very little birds
just let me know how much you want

I'll be going back up this weekend pending snow or ice. If only want the cost of the parts and shipping plus cover my lunch (I'm a cheap date lol).
Im assuming when you say cougar buttons you mean the c pillar emblems? Off the top of my head those parts would be under $20 at the u pull it. I'll touch base with you this weekend but feel free to text me before that if you'd like

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jandmmustangs
02-11-2015, 04:43 PM
Not sure I ever saw one? Probably since I only go for the loaded cars. :hick:

I have a knack for finding oddity stuff on these cars....

rodsterh
02-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Got a pic of it?

jandmmustangs
02-13-2015, 05:49 AM
Here ya go Rod

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ShaneNP123
02-13-2015, 07:18 AM
You guys don't know how lucky you are, there is not a single Fox bird/cougar in any junkyard within 300 miles from me.

vinnietbird
02-13-2015, 04:01 PM
I bet I could fab one of those from aluminum pretty easy. I may just try it.

jandmmustangs
02-13-2015, 06:11 PM
You guys don't know how lucky you are, there is not a single Fox bird/cougar in any junkyard within 300 miles from me.

I have a yard within 45 minutes that has well over 20 birds and cats. The pricing isn't super cheap but very fair. Jcassity has been there with me and bbcford had also gone. The place is a sight to behold.

jandmmustangs
02-13-2015, 06:12 PM
I bet I could fab one of those from aluminum pretty easy. I may just try it.

I'd like to see it. Especially the texture on the outside.

rodsterh
02-13-2015, 07:12 PM
Here ya go Rod



Thanks, think that's the first one I saw! Guess I figured everyone wants a PS mirror. :hick:

jandmmustangs
02-13-2015, 07:43 PM
Welcome. I was blown away when I first saw it in the trunk of my 84 parts car.

Haystack
02-13-2015, 07:51 PM
My first 86 was a gs stripper model. Had ac(standard on the 5.0), 5.0, digital dash and rear window defroster. No passenger mirror, center console, completely blank cosolette. Didn't even have map lights.

Dunno why that car was so much better, but nothing ever broke, and dead stomping the pedal gave a one wheel peel till the 40mph shift. The motor mounts were still intact with 293k on it. I've been slowly trying to rebuild that car and got lucky finding another 86gs. It didn't have power anything except windows. I found a set of 84 manual doors and swapped them on.

Passenger mirror deleted was the last thing on the list. If i can stumble upon an 86 with digi dash this summer, i plan on cutting out the dash wiring and attempting the swap.

rodsterh
02-14-2015, 09:29 AM
Welcome. I was blown away when I first saw it in the trunk of my 84 parts car.

Keep an eye out for an 83 steel wheel like this. Something you can't find if you are looking for but keep tripping over if you don't need one. :hick: Prefer something in very good condition.

jcassity
02-18-2015, 07:28 PM
I have an AC Delete pulley LOL

jcassity
02-18-2015, 07:31 PM
Vinnie
you could sell them for 100$ a pair im sure

jcassity
02-18-2015, 07:36 PM
hmm,,
and now it occurs to me,,
we do have the steel wheel , somehow the importance of it wasn't so important tearing our car down.

now saying that I totally didn't even think at the time to "know" to look for the drop in plastic cubby where a typical doughnut resides.

I will have to get a pic of that wheel now ,, it was in our trunk upside down so I have no clue if its in "great shape"

BradMph
02-21-2015, 12:53 AM
What a strange way of putting the cars at the start of this thread. Sort of makes it hard to get many of the parts. Better start grabbing parts you will need in the future, won't be long before all the birds end up in China on a scrap metal shipment.

1BadBird
04-04-2015, 03:42 PM
So today I went to one of the local P-N-P's to see what they had.
This is what I scored for the wifes bird;
1 pair of 01 stang rear springs (just sitting under the car, rear axle was gone and didn't have time or the tools to get the fronts)
1 pair of un-cracked taillight lenses
rear view mirror
D/S door mirror glass
Found the entire set-up to convert the wife's bird to a 5spd out of a 4cyl 93'stang
HVAC controls for my bird.


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I saw this beauty on my thru the yard, you can drive your vehicle in :roxor: I just had to stop and take a few pics There are notes all over it saying "No Pulling Parts From This Car"

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1BadBird
04-04-2015, 03:44 PM
More pics of the Cougar

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1BadBird
04-04-2015, 03:54 PM
Here's a short list of the fox bodies that are there. Unfortunately, all the run channels are hard and brittle and no good windshields but plenty of some body parts.
3 MKVII's
2 86 Cougars, not including the no touchie one
8 86-88 T-birds interiors aren't in too good of shape, some are down right nasty.

jandmmustangs
04-04-2015, 04:43 PM
Sweet scores. What color interiors on the 87-88 cars

1BadBird
04-04-2015, 04:56 PM
Sweet scores. What color interiors on the 87-88 cars

Sorry jandm, I meant to say that the interiors were not good. I was disappointed that not even one was in decent shape.

jandmmustangs
04-04-2015, 09:04 PM
All good brother. Wait till you see what I scored...

1BadBird
04-04-2015, 10:49 PM
Soooooooooo, where's the pics lol

jandmmustangs
04-05-2015, 07:29 AM
Too dark last night. But here are some fresh ones from about an hour ago. I should be ashamed of myself. I paid $400 delivered for this.

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/BA7358C2-1DEB-4045-A23A-5BFAB01D3F59.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/BA7358C2-1DEB-4045-A23A-5BFAB01D3F59.jpg.html)

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/8C45B2A1-4F25-48A6-A9AC-5F347D19AF5D.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/8C45B2A1-4F25-48A6-A9AC-5F347D19AF5D.jpg.html)

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/8C9686CD-129F-4E11-9F02-816D66145B87.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/8C9686CD-129F-4E11-9F02-816D66145B87.jpg.html)

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/7570FB62-D3E5-46EF-80B3-18BE684DEB6D.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/7570FB62-D3E5-46EF-80B3-18BE684DEB6D.jpg.html)

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/92521F83-FD01-4DC3-9CD6-2C70B511EE0B.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/92521F83-FD01-4DC3-9CD6-2C70B511EE0B.jpg.html)

http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o569/JustinGehret/BAAA94FD-09A3-4F76-A9D8-35C28988684E.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/JustinGehret/media/BAAA94FD-09A3-4F76-A9D8-35C28988684E.jpg.html)

jandmmustangs
04-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Getting this in the next week or so.

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1BadBird
04-05-2015, 03:03 PM
I hate you!!!!! Lol

jandmmustangs
04-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Where's the love???

I initially bought this as a parts car but after cleaning it up a little today I think it's gonna be a keeper. The engine turned by hand so after squirting some marvel mystery oil in the cylinders I pulled the coil lead and cranked it. Turns over nice. Reattached the coil lead and boom. Just cranks. Fugeddaboudit.....outta gas. A little ether and she fired up from a 16 year slumber.

jandmmustangs
04-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Cleaned up quickly.
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1BadBird
04-05-2015, 08:24 PM
Yes, it cleaned up rather nicely.

rodsterh
04-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Where's the love???

I initially bought this as a parts car but after cleaning it up a little today I think it's gonna be a keeper. The engine turned by hand so after squirting some marvel mystery oil in the cylinders I pulled the coil lead and cranked it. Turns over nice. Reattached the coil lead and boom. Just cranks. Fugeddaboudit.....outta gas. A little ether and she fired up from a 16 year slumber.

You're saying that TC engine in the pictured fired up???

jandmmustangs
04-06-2015, 04:50 AM
You're saying that TC engine in the pictured fired up???

Yeah man, it about shocked the hell out of me.

Billyf17
04-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Damn, good finds. You need to find me a cheap 2wd 5-speed 93-96 2.3 Ranger to donate my Cougar engine for a turbo parts getter. I never have any luck finding things.

jandmmustangs
04-06-2015, 12:59 PM
Hehe, I'll keep my eyes open. I have your bumper covers ready to go. What's this coming weekend look like for you.

Billyf17
04-06-2015, 01:03 PM
I'm good to go Friday night or Saturday anytime. Got your bell and daminc's brackets ready to come your way.

CoogarXR
04-06-2015, 01:28 PM
Are you gonna drive that TC? Looks like the strut tower is pretty rotted, looks like I can see a pretty big hole in it. Maybe I am just seeing things. I just wanted to mention it just in case you didn't see it.

jandmmustangs
04-06-2015, 05:07 PM
The towers, rails, floor pans and unibody rails are almost perfect on the car. Just some light surface rust from sitting. Guess I need to stop hogging up my thread and start a build thread

rodsterh
04-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Yeah man, it about shocked the hell out of me.

Amazing! With all of the possibilities for problems, it runs! I'll never look at a crappy the same again. You should upload a video of the thing running!

1987tbird5.0
05-17-2015, 11:28 PM
I need a trunk latch for my 1987 Thunderbird. It recently stopped staying latched.

Billyf17
07-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Anybody been out to New Ringgold lately? Thinking of going out this Friday to scope out some Subaru stuff, look for a truck that has a 454 for my dad's Chevelle, and see if I can get super lucky and find an Aviator. Looking for fenders for the Cougar, among other things...like see if the spring hood hinges I saw are still there.

thunderjet302
07-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Geesh the last Fox Thunderbird/Cougar around here popped up in December of 2013. It was an 88 Thunderbird Sport with 168K on the clock. I grabbed the taillights, header, grill, and front bumper cover off of it. They are part of my emergency crash parts stash now.

jandmmustangs
07-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Anybody been out to New Ringgold lately? Thinking of going out this Friday to scope out some Subaru stuff, look for a truck that has a 454 for my dad's Chevelle, and see if I can get super lucky and find an Aviator. Looking for fenders for the Cougar, among other things...like see if the spring hood hinges I saw are still there.

I haven't been up in awhile, too much other stuff going on. I have decent set of fenders if you don't find anything up there

Billyf17
07-21-2015, 08:44 PM
Good to know. I'll scope the yard and post what I find. I'll let you know on the fenders too. I might just come take a look sometime.

Billyf17
07-24-2015, 10:52 PM
Bust....2 foxes, one was that blue 4 eye from months ago, the other was an 87-88 TC and was picked clean of anything worthwhile. I'll be needing to arrange a meet up to look at those fenders. As long as the bottom corners of the wheel openings aren't rotting out like mine, I'll probably take them.

No Mark VIII's which is a first for me. No C-head Continentals, no Lincolns in the truck section...plenty of GT40 5.0 Explorers/Mountaineers...but I'm not going that route. If I had a truck I would have thought about having them pull one so I could bring it home, check it over, and resell.

Oh well...can't win every time.

jandmmustangs
07-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Well that saved me a trip up there this weekend lol. Shoot me a text when ya wanna check the fenders out