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    Default The teardown for my strut tower to be fixed

    So when i bought the car i was told the passenger strut tower was rotted. Thats not a ig deal for me. Then i put it on my lift 2 days ago to find out that the car has passenger frame rot right under the strut tower. So here is a thread that will be updated as much as possible to show you guys all the work being done. Here is the official tear down progress made today. I got the whole nose off and the turbo lines disconnected and the intake out. The turbo will be coming out tomorow if im not working. here is some pics





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    That's quite the hole you have there
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    i have the same problem on my bird i can see the sparkplugs through the wheelwell

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    Common to these cars when driven in the winter.

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    i almost have the turbo off now. i wish there was more room near the turbo.

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    Wow. How do people miss this when they check out the car before buying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Wow. How do people miss this when they check out the car before buying?
    I saw it, i knew what i was buying. Thats an easy fix for me. Thats not even that much rot. Im just saving the car so it doesnt end up in a junk yard.

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    1 i dont drive it in the winter and 2 i dont care i would have bought it anyways ill fix it later tought mine seems in better condition than badstang

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    yea, that's an easy fix, believe it or not.
    ***** Project "EVOLUTION" 1987 Cougar LS & 1985 Cougar Convertible *****

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    man am i glad we don't havr to deal with that kind of problem on the
    west coast. the only bad part is that there isn't many cars in the wrecking yards because of their age... i commend you guys to go the
    wrecking to find body parts that we here take for granted.

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