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User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Last post by Aerocoupe -
Wow!  Just the primer job makes a world of difference.  The single color really allows you to see all of the body lines and shape.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
I took the bumpers off to have the moldings painted body color.  There were some exposed primer areas back around the taillights ... the car had a repaint on it at some point and whoever did it got a little sloppy.  Decided to clean that up as well.  Better shot of the "modified" third brake light.
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Suspension/Steering / Re: Help Please. 11 inch brake upgrade gone bad.
Last post by Driverguy -
Was this issue ever resolved?  I have the same problem on my 88 right now...massive positive camber.  adjusted the top mounts all the way inboard and the camber remains...ride height is about an inch higher too...so besides buying the CC plates, which seems to be a band-aid for the situation...what is the solution?  is the angle on the 11' spindles different than the 10'?
Ok, did you keep your stock control arms (a arms), or did you use the Fox stang arms?

What struts did you use?

If you used Fox CA's on the '86, '87 and '88 K member, you'll get positive camber for sure. Also, using Fox Stang struts will cause some issues unless your car is lowered. Use SN95 struts for stockish height, on that note.

There's also of course the differences between the '94-5 spindled and the 96 and up spindles but that's not going to be a concern for you with this camber issue.


Everything is still stock; control arms, tie rods, springs, and shocks.  Only thing I changed was the spindle and brakes.  I understand that earlier years have different control arms and such, and this problem would be expected on those years, but I was under the impression that if i took 11" brakes and spindles from another 88', nothing would be incompatable.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
The wet sanding took a lot of time, but I can't complain for a DIY rattle can job.  It looks way better than it did for sure.  Moved out back and installed the "modified" third brake light.  I wasn't overly fond of the stock add-on Ford unit ... it's a little too bulbous hanging out on top of the trunk back there.  Replaced it with a unit from a Porsche 944 of all things.
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User Rides / Re: New Addition
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
Looking really nice man!  You are inspiring me to get the TC inner bumper, Marchal driving lights, and TC bumper cover.  Had the inner bumper and Marchal brackets powder coated like yours and just need to finish restoring the driving lights.

Have you given any consideration to what bulbs you are going to run in the driving lights? I have looked for an LED replacement but the only ones I have seen have a terrible beam pattern to the point is it scattered and it actually puts out less usable light due to this.

Guy on Youtube did a comparison and talks about beam pattern.  Too bad they don't pattern very well as they produce less heat and thusly consume less power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiJzBJOQF3w


Thanks.  Right now, the bulbs in the convertible are all stock.  I converted the interior to LED in my '85 about two years ago ... still need to do the exterior.  You're correct though, there aren't many LED options out there to replace the Marchal H2 bulb with.  The one from the Youtube video is the only one I have seen thus far as well.  What's interesting is, it looks like they just took another LED bulb and put it into an H2 base ... this leads me to believe that you could probably experiment with some other bulbs to basically "build" your own.  I plan on keeping the Marchals on both cars so I might experiment with the ones on the '85 at some point.
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Suspension/Steering / Re: Help Please. 11 inch brake upgrade gone bad.
Last post by Beau -
Was this issue ever resolved?  I have the same problem on my 88 right now...massive positive camber.  adjusted the top mounts all the way inboard and the camber remains...ride height is about an inch higher too...so besides buying the CC plates, which seems to be a band-aid for the situation...what is the solution?  is the angle on the 11' spindles different than the 10'?
 Ok, did you keep your stock control arms (a arms), or did you use the Fox stang arms?

What struts did you use?

If you used Fox CA's on the '86, '87 and '88 K member, you'll get positive camber for sure. Also, using Fox Stang struts will cause some issues unless your car is lowered. Use SN95 struts for stockish height, on that note.

There's also of course the differences between the '94-5 spindled and the 96 and up spindles but that's not going to be a concern for you with this camber issue.

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Suspension/Steering / Re: Help Please. 11 inch brake upgrade gone bad.
Last post by Driverguy -
Was this issue ever resolved?  I have the same problem on my 88 right now...massive positive camber.  adjusted the top mounts all the way inboard and the camber remains...ride height is about an inch higher too...so besides buying the CC plates, which seems to be a band-aid for the situation...what is the solution?  is the angle on the 11' spindles different than the 10'?
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User Rides / Re: Starting fresh
Last post by Clayton -
She's in primer now. Just gotta do a little more sanding and it will be time for some color