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    Post My Sorta New 1988 T-Bird many mods just added TC wheel and Cobra Rs

    1st go here and skip all the pages of stuff and check out the pictures.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3057987



    1988 Ford Thunderbird after 5.0 H.O. engine swap car only has 84,000 miles. $3,006 with new front window replaced and tags.

    Note...........All MODS after this 1st post could change at any time this is the basic's of what i got and a few mods i think i have to have to make it a better DD car.

    Car should be ready for me to pick up this weekend or 1st of next week needs a few things done before i drive it.

    White car with a orange pin stripe and the nasty ford red on the
    inside.

    major mods coming next year but theres still a few things to be added and fixed.

    5.0 HO mustang engine
    Mass air conversion
    Digital Dash
    255lph fuel pump
    AOD transmission rebuilt for performance
    BBK coated equal length headers
    X-pipe with Flowmaster duals and Borla intercooled "look-a-like" tips
    5-lug front rotors and spindles
    8.8 posi differential with 3.73 gears - 5 lug
    2001 mustang GT rims
    Lowered suspension
    Global West rear lower control arms
    Less than 80K original miles.
    Fully electric with stereo by Sal at AutoTint.
    windows tinted
    Battery moved to truck also

    NEWER MOD LIST

    Added BBK Underdrive Pulleys
    and UPR Fenderwell COLD AIR KIT
    and Flex-a-Lite Fan
    Also switched to syntenic Blend Motorcraft oil 5-30

    Parts waiting to be installed

    UPR SFC's
    UPR Hood pins
    Correct speedo gear for 3.73s
    Upgraded battery connectors
    Gauges
    Chrome Diff Cover

    And less than 1 Mile away form my house this is the car that made me start working on my 87 T-Bird Sport "AEROBIRD GT" will be missed but i will still have the nicest 87-88 T-Bird in Town.

    Went on a test drive other day car runs good 1/4 times sooner or later after a few minor mods.





    Downsides to car Column Shifter and red on the inside.

    Top picture when i got bottom pic after car wash.
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    Last edited by Carpimp1987; 10-10-2008 at 04:05 PM. Reason: New Pictures



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    1987 T-Bird AEROBIRD-GT had many many mods but is now totaled and is the car that made me want to start customizing everything all over again.
    1988 T-Bird 5.0 HO DD/Sleeper/next project car
    1988 Cougar XR7 5.0 HO Vortech Supercharged being bulit right now


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    Nice!!!
    ~Project ThunderStorm = '84 Charcoal Thunderbird - First Car - Long Time Work in Progress~
    ~Project (No Name Yet) = 1970 Plymouth GTX/RR "Clone"~

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    Thanks man i am so happy always wanted to buy the car if the guy sold it also after i get my insurance check getting a 1988 Cougar XR7 to swap all my parts into off my old 87 T-bird lx.



    http://www.cardomain.com/id/Carpimp1987
    1987 T-Bird AEROBIRD-GT had many many mods but is now totaled and is the car that made me want to start customizing everything all over again.
    1988 T-Bird 5.0 HO DD/Sleeper/next project car
    1988 Cougar XR7 5.0 HO Vortech Supercharged being bulit right now


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    Let's get some pics up of that car,Home Slice.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    I will also getting a Turbocoupe hood with the car that will go on the cougar XR7.

    The car is White with red pinstripe and red on the inside.

    Gotta take a shower on go get my loan money.

    Also mods i am looking at doing very soon.

    UPR sub frame connectors with Chuck W's Seat Braces.

    UPR Cold Air Kit and put my old Flex fan on the car because the fan shorud is not broke.



    http://www.cardomain.com/id/Carpimp1987
    1987 T-Bird AEROBIRD-GT had many many mods but is now totaled and is the car that made me want to start customizing everything all over again.
    1988 T-Bird 5.0 HO DD/Sleeper/next project car
    1988 Cougar XR7 5.0 HO Vortech Supercharged being bulit right now


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    '88 Sports did NOT have a digital dash....






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    Looks like you found the "silver lining"

    Sorry to hear about your Aero GT car, but now it looks like its gonna work out for the better?

    Looking forward to your pictures

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    Yes, please get some pics before you attack it with Krylon...
    2015 Mustang GT Premium - 5.0, 6-speed, Guard Green - too much awesome for one car

    1988 5.0 Thunderbird SOLD SEPT 11 2010: TC front clip/hood ♣ Body & paint completed Oct 2007 ♣ 3.55 TC rear end and front brakes ♣ TC interior ♣ CHE rear control arms (adjustable lowers) ♣ 2001 Bullitt springs ♣ Energy suspension poly busings ♣ Kenne Brown subframe connectors ♣ CWE engine mounts ♣ Thundercat sequential turn signals ♣ Explorer overhead console (temp/compass display) ♣ 2.25" off-road dual exhaust ♣ T-5 transmission swap completed Jan 2009 ♣

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken View Post
    Yes, please get some pics before you attack it with Krylon...
    Ooooooh!!!!!! X2 on that remark !!!!!
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken View Post
    Yes, please get some pics before you attack it with Krylon...
    LOL ...My brother does the same thing with his cars
    ***** Project "EVOLUTION" 1987 Cougar LS & 1985 Cougar Convertible *****

    5.0 HO 306 roller block, machined GT-40P heads, Wiseco dished forged pistons, Eagle forged floating I-beam connecting rods, Lunati pushrods, ARP bolts, Scorpion aluminum 1.6 rockers, Comp Cams Magnum 266HR, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, MAF Conversion, 19# injectors, Ford Racing stainless P-headers, 2-1/2" cat-less exhaust w/ Flowtech Afterburner mufflers , SC AOD with 2800 BDR torque converter, 3.73 T-Lok rear, CHE rear control arms, full 2-1/2" frame w/1" jacking rails & seat supports, Rear disk brakes, Turbine wheels, All original interior w/ floor shift upgrade .......
    Pretty much every panel on my 87 is new, rebuilt, or re constructed.
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