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    Adding my Marti report just for fun. I'm the second owner of my Thunderbird. My dad's cousin bought it new.1FABP62F3JH104628_dlxrpt.pdf



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    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Thanks for sharing, I enjoy checking out Marti reports. Your car is pretty unique being 1 of 106 with that paint/trim combo. Looks like the car sat during the winter before your dad's cousin bought it.

    You should post a picture of your car here too so we can see the car the Marti belongs to.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodsterh View Post
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoy checking out Marti reports. Your car is pretty unique being 1 of 106 with that paint/trim combo. Looks like the car sat during the winter before your dad's cousin bought it.

    You should post a picture of your car here too so we can see the car the Marti belongs to.

    Thanks!
    Added pictures to the original post.

    Oddly enough my dad's cousin didn't buy the car at Drew Ford. She purchased it new at Santa Monica Ford in Santa Monica, CA. The car must have been part of a dealer trade.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Looks good! Thanks for the picture to go with the Marti report.
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    Great piece of early 83 TBird documentation from a set of seats being sold on ebay!

    1FA = Ford vehicle manufactured in USA
    B = active belts, no airbags
    P = passenger car
    46 = Thunderbird 2-dr sedan
    3 = 3.8L V6 engine
    0 = VIN check digit
    D = 1983 model year
    H = Lorain Assembly
    100058 = 58th 1983 Ford scheduled for production at Lorain Assembly

    0051 = trim & chassis assembly line rotations #0051
    S = Thunderbird model line
    63D = Thunderbird 2-door sedan
    9D = Polar White exterior paint color
    DD = cloth & vinyl seating, low-back bucket (1st D), Dark Red interior trim color (2nd D)
    T = test vehicle order type

    3 = 3.8L V6 engine
    T = AOD transmission
    A = automatic air conditioner
    DJ520BA = 1983 model year (D), 49-state Thermactor emissions (J), 3.8L engine (520), calibration level B, revision level A
    E3SP BA = auto trans (P) originally engineered for 1983 (E3) Thunderbird (S), release level BA
    S = power seat
    2 = low-back front buckets
    D = Dark Red seat belts

    W = interval windshield wipers
    E = electric rear defroster
    R = AM/FM stereo radio w/ cassette
    X = premium sound system
    V = light group
    T = tinted glass

    DA = regular duty battery
    V462A = Van Dyke axle plant (V), 28-spline 3.08 non-locking differential (462A)

    19575R4 = P195/75R14 tires
    W = white sidewalls
    S = speed (cruise) control

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    For those of you considering replacing your old dew wipes, part of your maintenance routine for the new ones should be to care for them with some kind of rubber treatment. We never know for sure if all of the car care products really help or if it's just marketing, but in this case, there seems to be proof.

    These are the original dew wipes on my 83 TBird with 130,000+ miles, maintained with rubber treatment.

    Unfortunately the dew wipes on my 83TC have the typical cracking so they will need replaced at some point.

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    I've been applying rubber protectant to the dew wipes on my 88 Thunderbird for years. They are pliable and pretty much like new still.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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