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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken View Post
    Can't you use a TC bumper cover with the standard grille? Even if you're not hot on the TC bumper's styling it's gotta look better than hanging a pair of foglights in front of or underneath the non-TC bumper.

    Slim fog lights can be installed in the non-TC lower holes - I did it with my '87 Sport. Don't know how Marschals would look (or fit) there though
    I want to mount Marchal 750 fog lights (the ones used on early Fox Mustangs and all Lincoln Mark VII LSCs) below the area where you mounted the slim fog lights.

    The idea seemed like it would work using the air slots in the bumper below that area, but that was when I was looking at it after having a couple of beers. I'd probably have to design some kind of crazy bracket to get them to mount to the bumper behind the cover. I'm going to wait till a Lincoln Mark VII LSC shows up at a local junkyard and grab the fog light brackets. It would at least give me a starting point.

    I know I could go with a newer fog light but I want the Marchal 750s for a period correct vibe.
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    Have you considered the mount that was used in the 79-86 Mustangs?
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    I think the lights that are in a Turbo Coupe bumper or Mustang look great. I never liked them on the Mark VII because they just hang from the bottom and look like an after thought. In the other cars they had a place designed for them.
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    I never minded the look when I had a Mark VII. In fact I liked it.
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    As we have talked about before, it has to be what YOU like. That's the whole point of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnietbird View Post
    As we have talked about before, it has to be what YOU like. That's the whole point of it.
    Yup. Now I just have to figure out how to make it work
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnietbird View Post
    I think the lights that are in a Turbo Coupe bumper or Mustang look great. I never liked them on the Mark VII because they just hang from the bottom and look like an after thought. In the other cars they had a place designed for them.
    I have to agree, Vinnie. They still looked OK on the Marks, I like Marchal lights though.
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    I guess worst case I'm figuring out how to fit Marchal 750s into an 87-88 TC bumper.....and getting an 87-88 TC bumper painted to match my car .
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    I think that would be fairly easy. Trim out the light openings carefully to then paint it. That would look pretty nice. I had that thought a few years ago when I had a couple of sets of Marchals, but decided to just use afterarket lights that fit the TC bumper cover. Should be an easy task.
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    First I have to find some Mark VII or 83 to 86 Mustang GT fog light brackets and see if I can make them work with my current setup. Just for 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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