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    One word; "Fastenal".
    '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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    Check these videos out, this guy kinda shows what to do on frame rails and shock towers. Not a write up or how to, just showing you what you are getting into.

    https://youtu.be/CykDm_coxyI
    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!
    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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    Been there bud. I sandwiched a 2x3 .083 piece of box tubing in what was left of my frame rail and built off of it. Its all a challenge but I think I rebuilt my frame rails and strut towers for under $50 hardware included

    Demon- 87 LX 302, E7's, ARP bolts, Mallory Unilite Distributor, MSD 6A, Edelbrock Performer Intake, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Flowtech Lts, 5Speed, 8.8w/3.55's, Granatelli Tube K-Member & LCA's, Coil Overs, KYB 4ways, CHE arms, 3" rear drop springs, BBK C/C Plates, Fuel Cell, Bat. Relocation, Mac Mufflers, Stinger Tails, Sunpro gauges, Custom Lip Spoiler
    88 LX-Mostly stock, headers, h-pipe, flowmaster 40's and that's about it

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    Did some work today, removed the spot welds and pulled the sway bar bracket. Going to bend up a U channel sometime this weekend and see how it fits in there.

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    '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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