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    Default Just picked up a Fox Wagon!

    Of all the million fox bodies I have owned, I have never owned a wagon. Until today!

    This is a 1986 LTD Wagon. I didn't even know they made the LTD in '86. I thought it was just 83-85. But apparently they did title the last of the 1985's as 1986 (and just like the 86 cougars, slapped the 3rd brake light on). It's pretty clean. It's only got 96k miles on it. Original 3.8 drivetrain. I drove it 150 miles home with no problems at all. This is going to be my wife's daily driver.

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    CoogarXR

    1986 LTD Wagon
    1985 Cougar XR-7


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    jesus man how did you manage to find that one i would think it would be a shame to dd but each their own man nice car

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    My wife actually found it, lol. She's about as 80s nuts as the rest of us. She currently drives an 85 2.5-turbo-swapped plymouth voyager.

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    CoogarXR

    1986 LTD Wagon
    1985 Cougar XR-7


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    That's a nice car...

    I remember seeing lots of the '86 sedans with third brake light, neighbor across street had one and so did a guy I worked with(he also had a '84 & both were same color)... Didn't pay a lot of attention to wagons after having a Pinto wagon in the '70s, I was more or less over them... But I did have a '67 Falcon wgn with 289, P/S, P/B, A/C & two way tailgate, really liked that car, especially after I swapped a 351 into it...

    According to this they made 14,213 '86 wagons...







    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    That would be an awesome base for a 351W swap. Just saying....
    '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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    Needs a V8 swap and an '86 Mustang front end
    2015 Mustang GT Premium - 5.0, 6-speed, Guard Green - too much awesome for one car

    1988 5.0 Thunderbird SOLD SEPT 11 2010: TC front clip/hood ♣ Body & paint completed Oct 2007 ♣ 3.55 TC rear end and front brakes ♣ TC interior ♣ CHE rear control arms (adjustable lowers) ♣ 2001 Bullitt springs ♣ Energy suspension poly busings ♣ Kenne Brown subframe connectors ♣ CWE engine mounts ♣ Thundercat sequential turn signals ♣ Explorer overhead console (temp/compass display) ♣ 2.25" off-road dual exhaust ♣ T-5 transmission swap completed Jan 2009 ♣

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    Carmen, you and I think alike here.
    '87 Mustang notch; 5 lug, PBR calipers, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, E cam, BBK headers and X pipe, Flowmaster exhaust.
    "still slower than your grandma's scooter"..

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    Wagons are cool. I would dd it except for the winter months. Nice find.

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    I am starting to get over two doors. Ive been building larger model airplanes and a 60" wing with a 10" cord wont fit in the trunk. Now im stuck setting the wing on my shoulder or moving the front seats all the way forwards and standing them up that way.

    Really irritating to try not to damage them or let them flop around too much while drive down a 5 mile rutted out dirt road.
    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.
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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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    Very nice wagon! Take care of it and drive the crap out of it!

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