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Original cars, owners, documentation

Reply #165
For those of you considering replacing your old dew wipes, part of your maintenance routine for the new ones should be to care for them with some kind of rubber treatment.  We never know for sure if all of the car care products really help or if it's just marketing, but in this case, there seems to be proof.

These are the original dew wipes on my 83 TBird with 130,000+ miles, maintained with rubber treatment.

Unfortunately the dew wipes on my 83TC have the typical cracking so they will need replaced at some point.

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Reply #166
I've been applying rubber protectant to the dew wipes on my 88 Thunderbird for years. They are pliable and pretty much like new still.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #167
Quote from: rodsterh;287464
Anyone here interested in the 'concours' part of the hobby? I know it's not for everyone but it does help document how the cars came from the factory.

I have an interest in the 83-84 Tbirds since the were the first Aero-birds built and so different from the previous body style.


Hi, I'm also working on mine too. I have 88 T-bird. But I don;t have exact idea how to do that :( :(

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Reply #168
There is no book on concours for our cars so the goal here was just to get folks with original cars to share details to help document how they came from the factory.
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Reply #169
Here's some documentation on my 88.  I'm the 2nd owner and have had it for 8 years.  It's at 37,500 miles currently.

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Reply #170
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Here's some documentation on my 88.  I'm the 2nd owner and have had it for 8 years.  It's at 37,500 miles currently.
Wow! With the exception of the graphic equalizer option, it appears that your car is the twin of mine.

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Reply #171
Quote from: JohnMarshall;468085
Here's some documentation on my 88.  I'm the 2nd owner and have had it for 8 years.  It's at 37,500 miles currently.

Great paperwork and great car. 

Post some pictures of the car if you get a chance.
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1984 TC 16,450 miles

Reply #172
This 84 TC with 16,450 miles crossed the block at Mecum recently. No sale at $10K.  Looks like a beautiful car and some great documentation.  I wish the original owner was on here to discuss.

Highly optioned car and great color combo.  Only 176 with this combo.
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