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    I only saw one Fox Cougar/Thunderbird last year. Let's hope this year is better!

    1985 Cougar at LKQ in Dayton, OH. It was really rusty!









    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
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    With the newest ones being 30 years old what do you expect?

    I've given up on getting any spares from the yards here. In the event that one of these cars shows up locally it's so old that everything in the car is basically used up trash, unfortunately.
    '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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    I used to get lots of good parts when I lived in Las Vegas. There was never less than five of these cars at my favorite junkyard. It helps that they don't rust out there. This Cougar from yesterday was so rusty I could see through the doors.
    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
    2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 - Daily driver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loaded87IROC View Post
    I used to get lots of good parts when I lived in Las Vegas. There was never less than five of these cars at my favorite junkyard. It helps that they don't rust out there. This Cougar from yesterday was so rusty I could see through the doors.
    Rust belt does that. It's rare to see a car older than about 15 years or so in the yards here.
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Rust belt does that. It's rare to see a car older than about 15 years or so in the yards here.
    ^^ Agreed. when I started building 92-96 F series trucks in the early 2000's, I used to go wander the yard, and come home with a literal pickup load of spare goods. Now, it's a rarity to even see one in a yard anymoire.

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    I just looked through my pictures (I document every Fox Tbird/Cougar I find in the junkyard) and I counted 51 cars I took pics of when I lived in Las Vegas from 2008-2012. Here's most of them...
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Load...nkyard%20finds

    Yeah, I know all about the rust belt. I grew up in Chicago and my parents had their fair share of rusty cars. Mostly late 70s/early 80s Caprice sedans and wagons. Fun times!

    I did get the grille, headlight buckets, and emblems from this recent find, so it wasn't a total bust.
    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
    2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 - Daily driver
    2015 Chevy Volt - Wife's daily driver

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    This exists the next state over: http://row52.com/Vehicle/Index/1FABP64W0HH121359

    I'm always looking for good exterior/interior trim/molding as spares. Problem is the parts I'm looking for on the car above are beat and not anywhere near new/NOS quality. Because of that I rarely venture to yards looking for spares anymore. It's a waste of my time.

    Since owning cars I've bought new my trip to the junkyard have gone to virtually near 0... I buy most of my Thunderbird spare parts from eBay or NOS Ford parts dealers now.
    '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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    [QUOTE=.. I buy most of my Thunderbird spare parts from eBay or........[/QUOTE]

    You're welcome!!!!

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    I miss the days when I could find a Thunderbird at a salvage yard. It's been a lOOOOOOOOOONG time since I've seen one.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RACER View Post
    You're welcome!!!!
    Or you for sheet metal parts
    '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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