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    Cool T-Bird Resto/Mod UPDATE 5-9-14

    Well today the boss and I are going to go get my car and bring it to the shop. I'll work on it when it's slow, after hrs, and on the weekends. Of course I'll post pics when I get things done on it.
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    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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    Well @#*!!! The starter went out in the boss's p/u. Getting starter put in as I type. My car will have to wait till tomorrow
    So, since I was unable to work on my car, I worked on the K-member I'll be swapping out. I got rid of all the welding slag and have the bottom side painted (sorry, I'll get pics of it painted tomorrow) I did get a couple of pics of it all sanded.

    Tbird work 003.jpg

    Tbird work 005.jpg

    Tbird work 004.jpg

    Sorry they are blurry, had camera setting issues, hope tomorrows pics are clearer.
    Last edited by 1BadBird; 11-28-2011 at 05:12 PM. Reason: added text and pics


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    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
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    So what are the overall plans for your car man?
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    My plan is to make it to where I can autox it, I kinda like the pro-touring thing. I know there'll be a weight disadvantage, but I plan on retaining the p/w, a/c, and most if not all the other accessories. I almost forgot.......I will also have a good sound system. Here are some pics of my car in it's new temporary home and a little work that I got done.

    More tbird work 008.jpg

    More tbird work 007.jpg

    More tbird work 003.jpg


    86' T/C 2.3L
    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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    whoa, i like those wheels.. what are they?
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    Mitsu Starion wheels. They are coming off as I wont be able to use them with the new brake setup going on. Here are a few more pics.

    More tbird work 012.jpg

    More tbird work 013.jpg

    More tbird work 009.jpg


    86' T/C 2.3L
    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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    They look like Toyota celica wheels.
    88 Cougar LS 5.0 .030 over, ported E7s with GT40 valves & trickflow springs, Proform roller rockers, HO cam, removed air silencer, K&N filter, smog pump delete, 2.25" dual flowmasters, Pacestter H-pipe & headers, HO computer, 65mm TB, Explorer intake, 19# injecters, 3.45s, rebuilt posi, and TCI shift kit.

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    i like em, they compliment the body nicely
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    I'll be finishing up the sanding tomorrow then I need to do a little body work on the passenger side and a few little spots on the drivers side. Then maybe get the doors off.


    86' T/C 2.3L
    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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    The toyota had a 4 lug version. These were also used on The Chrysler Starion. Sorry, the mitsu's were Conquests.
    These would stay but I need 17" wheels


    86' T/C 2.3L
    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
    16' Chebby Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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