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Thread: Back in a fox. 1988 Turbo Coupe. The life journal.

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    Nice score, and welcome back .

    I really love not having a project car and dd as one in the same. I bought a car brand new 6 years ago (well two, and one last year) and, if I can help it, I'm never going back to cheap used cars for daily driving again. I can spend time tinkering on the Thunderbird and not a daily driver to get to work. Makes working on cars more fun.
    '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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    <<<Groundskeeper Willy's voice>>> I knew you'd be back! They always come back!
    ...said the guy who's been without a Fox for seven years

    I've been wanting another Fox for a few years, but instead I keep doing stupid things like buying ATV's and then a side-by-side (Can Am Maverick). And then I keep doing stupid things like spending loads of money on said side-by-side so that I can take it into the woods and beat the hell out of it. The Mustang is loads of fun but so far I've kept it 100% stock. I don't know why, but I haven't really bonded with it. Hell, I've only put a bit over 10k miles on it in almost three years. It's pretty, and it's fast as hell, but it just lacks character. Don't get me wrong, I will never part with it and some day might start feeling the bug to start modifying it, but so far I've been channeling that energy into the Maverick.

    That being said, my husband is in school now taking nursing, and when he's out and working in a good paying job I am going to track down my four-eye Bird with vent windows. I will almost certainly have to travel for it, but I'm OK with that. And then I will do stupid things like spend loads of money on it
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken View Post
    That being said, my husband is in school now taking nursing, and when he's out and working in a good paying job I am going to track down my four-eye Bird with vent windows. I will almost certainly have to travel for it, but I'm OK with that. And then I will do stupid things like spend loads of money on it
    All these years on here, I thought you were a guy?

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    He is. You've missed some things.
    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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    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    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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    Lol. Ok I been away way too long ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    He is. You've missed some things.
    This made me laugh more than it should have.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    Nice Shawn! Need more pix....







































    ...of the girlfriend.

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    Since the weather has been crap, and I've been pretty sick these past few days, nothing car related has happened. Todays post will be about the house and garage.

    So roughly a year ago, Katy and I purchased our first house. We looked at probably 15 houses and had it down to two house. This house, and one in a town called Essex. For those who know Maryland, it's well known that Essex and the surrounding few towns are a bit white trashy. That didn't bother me too much. The house in Essex was pretty nice but needed some work. The selling point was a 20x50 RV garage that was as tall as the house and had electric and water ran to it. The house also had a two car garage on the side of the house. The commute was going to be rough, and the amount of stuff the house was going to need put everything over budget. The biggest deal breaker was the heroin addict next door who had no boundaries. He was high out of his mind, and came over to water the roses in front of the house while we were doing the home inspection. Nope. Not happening.

    So, we bought a house in a town called Pasadena. For those who know Maryland, it's well known that Pasadena and the surrounding few towns are a bit white trashy. Notice the trend? This house doesn't have the garage space the Essex house did, nor does it have the amount of property, but the house is much nicer inside and out.



    I forgot the square footage, but the house is deceiving. It's a split foyer and has vaulted ceilings upstairs. With the open floor plan, you walk in and the house looks huge. One of my buddies walked in and stood by the door saying "Holy fuck this house is huge." I gave him the tour, which took about 4 minutes, and he seemed a little disappointed. The bottom floor is half garage and utilities, but has a good sized living space and bathroom. It's where we spend the most of our time. Upstairs has three bedrooms and two more full bathrooms.



    This is the part that matters most. Unfortunately, the garage isn't as big as I would like, but it works. It's 18x24, so the width is fine, but the depth sucks. The Trans Am fits with enough room to shimmy by the front and rear. I have it on jack stands and the transmission half way out, so obviously there is enough room to work, but it's cramped. The stainless toolbox is the one that I sold to a co-worker. The cart next to it and the other tool box you can't really see are also going to get sold once I pick up some other boxes. I intend on taking down the wire rack shelves and putting up legit cabinets and getting a few taller roll cabinets.

    My entire goal is to have everything in the garage to be on wheels. I want the tool boxes, compressor, cabinets, carts, and everything else to be on wheels so I can roll them out into the driveway if I need to. Because the garage is so shallow, I will likely have to get wheel dollies so I can turn the car sideways to do any real work to it. The Trans Am fits but the TC is a bit longer. I'm hoping that I can get it in the garage, and then turn it sideways. The pole will be a problem too.

    I eventually want to do a RaceDeck floor and paint the garage some ignorant color. That may be the task for next summer.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricCoolCats View Post
    Nice Shawn! Need more pix....


    ...of the girlfriend.
    Those cost money. I'll gladly provide you her PayPal account
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1WLD BRD View Post
    All these years on here, I thought you were a guy?
    I am. You may have missed this post:
    http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/...742#post457742

    Nice house, Shawn. Around here we call that style a "Split Entry", and it is one of my favourite house styles because the basement is so usable. Most basements (including my current one) have tiny windows and you feel like you're in a basement, but with split entries you've got nice big windows. When we build our retirement home it's going to be that style
    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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