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Thread: After 29 years it's time for some paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZondaC12 View Post
    Wow I just looked at that. Nothing like some good old-fashioned perspective. It never changes, and you just assume even though you know it's irrational......that EVERYONE sees all of it too.

    Is that a dealership? Looks like one hell of an outfit. Confidence-inspiring.
    I always assumed that people saw the dents but, really, they probably didn't. I did and that's all that mattered, to me.

    That's just the body shop about a mile from my house. My family has been going there for over 20 years. They do good work so I gave them the job. They only have one location but it's decently sized, as you noticed.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    Does that mean I have to get married again?? I sure hope not, as I won't do it again...

    Seriously car looks great, far better detailed than anything I own...
    I was 3 years old in 1988.....

    I still have to clean the chassis. There is sanding dust under the car still. It's clean enough to drive though, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    Very nice looking TBird.
    Thanks.
    '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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    Took it out for a drive this morning and took some pictures. Morning sun angle isn't the best.






    At some point I need to get some NOS headlamp housings. I've polished the bejesus out of the ones on the car and they still have a yellow tinge in certain light.
    '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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    Car looks great man. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Go Fast the first time. The tickets the same.
    86 Thunderbird 5.0. All original good weather driver. Tbird Reg #53035
    86 Thunderbird TC. All original good weather driver. Tbird Reg # 58555
    87 Thunderbird TC. All original good weather daily driver. Tbird Reg # 64647
    88 Thunderbird TC. Mostly original my daily driver. Tbird Reg #52883 Sold

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    Now I'm just worried about the first ding or scratch, like a new car
    '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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    Not in the shade pictures




    '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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    Car looks great. You should be very proud with all you've done!
    Rick
    1988 T/C body with a 5.0 transplant. Motor has a Vortech V-2 supercharger, Edlebrock Performer RPM II intake, heads, FRPP F-303 cam, Comp Cams roller rockers, Power Pipe, LMAF, full Mac exhaust, lowered, Koni's, 5 lug conversion, Cobra wheels, 13" Cobra brakes, etc.
    Dynoed 446 horse/409 torque at the wheels.
    2003 Tenth Anniversary Cobra Convertible. 1 of 369 Torch Red made.
    2012 F-250 Lariat Crew Cab 6.7 Powerstroke.

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    It looks great!
    Long live the 4-eyes! - '83 Tbird Turbo

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    I still have to wax the car. The body shop said to wait 60 days to make sure the paint fully cures. I can wax it after the 1st week of August. I'll stop posting pictures till then .
    '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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