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    Default Daddy Daughter 86 Turbo Coupe

    This is my first Fox body, and T Bird...old girl friend had a T coupe, and I always loved them. Really fond of the Glidden Pro Stock birds, so I have a vision.

    My girls wanted Jr Dragsters, cost way to much money so we settled on a Drag ET/Street strip project...was looking for another Mustang to go along with my 67. Really wanted a 75-78 Mustang, but this fell in our laps, and the girls thought the Turbo Coupe was way cooler than the Mustangs...so here we go.

    Initial effort will be the Windsor Swap, and Mini Tub with 9 inch (because I can, and have a lot of 9 inch stuff laying around) and maybe some local cruises, and test n tune nights.

    I have tons of stuff from my 67 68 Mustangs. I shifted my current 67 from a 393/Toploader to a 521/Jerico, I was in the process of rebuilding 393, to a 408. So I have this motor, Toploader and lots of 9 inch stuff to make this a budget build using leftovers in the shop. I will probably will go C4 at the start, maybe clutch later. Down the road maybe a turbo set up on the Windsor?

    This maybe will keep the girls from harping on me to have my 67. I built the 67 from from a wrecked drag car, initial intentions were to bump up the small block and just make it a nice little street car, that got out of hand. The only thing I didn't do in it was shoot the exterior paint and machine work on the block and rotating assembly. All done in my back yard shop.

    So, who knows where this T coupe will go....I tend to get into a project and go a little over the top.
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    prudy darn cool!!

    dont scrap stuff you end up tossing out,, save it and post it here F/S.

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    Default Daddy Daughter 86 Turbo Coupe

    The stripping continues, or as the girls call it...plucking the bird. Removed the E brakes, fuel lines and tank, motor n trans this weekend. Scored a set of race seats for 50 bucks (keeping the budget build theme in line).
    My oldest, Hannah pulled her first Eng, she was proud. She also loved the Pomona Opening NHRA Race that had several segments on the man Bob Glidden, she is embracing the Bob Glidden theme, except she calls it "Budg" Glidden.
    Gonna fab up some sub frame connectors next, then get busy with the K member, front suspension swap.

    Jcassity, I am selling most I pull off...E brake was one..wouldn't have pulled it had it not been wanted. ditto with seats and console lid...still have the console shell if anyone wants it.

    What I am on the fence now are Wire Harness and Rear...lots of wiring in this car, and it is heavy..thinking I may pull it and re wire with a basic AAW kit.

    Rear end? Its probably going the way of back half.
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    I remember my first engine pull... i was 12.

    Can't wait to see this car progress!

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