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    Default 87-88 turbo coupe front clip on a 88 cougar xr7

    Can you make a 87-88 turbo coupe front clip on a 1988 cougar xr7 talking header panel, lights bumper and possible fenders, i hit a deer with my xr7 and cant find any parts but found two 87-88 turbo coupes with a nice front. Please help!!!!

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    Fenders and hoods are the same, and 87-88 header panels and bumpers are interchangeable between cougars and birds.

    I believe you have to swap the bumper and header panel together though, since the tbird header panel is more pointy.
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    Thank you for clearing that up im not sure how its going to look but it will be different lol

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    I almost had the same problem years ago, but opposite. Hit a deer with my TC and could not find a parts car anywhere. One yard had a Cougar with a good front end, and I considered buying it til they found the only TC in the county, and I didn't even care that it was maroon going on my blue car.

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    Forgot to add, post pics if you do it. Never seen a half breed before.

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    Have you tried using www.car-part.com to locate the parts? You are really close to Charlotte and a couple other larger cities that may have the parts.

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    It swaps fine, although, I went the other way.

    Meet the thundercat. Tbird with a cougar front end.



    Later the same night, after draging the car around the driveway with the brakes locked to pull the radiator support out. Ignore the missing light, I was at AutoZone getting a new bulb. And the broken price of the header panel by the hood. When you only have one car, you do what you gotta do.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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