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Re: BlueBird

Reply #135
Much more fancy than that stock 3.8 is ever gonna deserve.
 :like:
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: BlueBird

Reply #136

In no particular order:
  • Fill trans✔️
  • Check rear gear oil✔️
  • Engine oil change✔️
  • Seal shifter✔️
  • Reassemble center stack and console trim✔️
  • Rebleed brakes
  • Tighten all suspension components
  • Alignment
  • Paint trim on TC bumper cover
  • Convert red stripes to chrome for all nose trim
  • Reassemble nose
  • Mach1 air dam
  • Check wheels for leaks and reseal as needed
  • Wire up cooling fan
  • Install TC sway bars
  • Finish exhaust✔️
  • Fog lights?
  • Reverse lights ✔️
  • Speedo gear ✔️

gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #137
I took a short, quiet, uneventful ride around the block this evening before it got dark.  :headbang:

In no particular order:
  • Fill trans✔️
  • Check rear gear oil✔️
  • Engine oil change✔️
  • Seal shifter✔️
  • Reassemble center stack and console trim✔️
  • Rebleed brakes
  • Tighten all suspension components✔️
  • Alignment
  • Paint trim on TC bumper cover
  • Convert red stripes to chrome for all nose trim
  • Reassemble nose
  • Mach1 air dam
  • Check wheels for leaks and reseal as needed
  • Wire up cooling fan
  • Install TC sway bars✔️
  • Finish exhaust✔️
  • Fog lights?
  • Reverse lights ✔️
  • Speedo gear ✔️
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #138
Awesome. It's getting there.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #139
In no particular order:
  • Fill trans✔️
  • Check rear gear oil✔️
  • Engine oil change✔️
  • Seal shifter✔️
  • Reassemble center stack and console trim✔️
  • Rebleed brakes
  • Tighten all suspension components✔️
  • Alignment
  • Paint trim on TC bumper cover✔️
  • Convert red stripes to chrome for all nose trim✔️
  • Reassemble nose
  • Mach1 air dam
  • Check wheels for leaks and reseal as needed
  • Wire up cooling fan
  • Install TC sway bars✔️
  • Finish exhaust✔️
  • Fog lights?
  • Reverse lights ✔️
  • Speedo gear ✔️
  • Plate and insurance
The two tires that were leaking down have started to hold air.
The brakes work, but the pedal is very long and vague. I may need to change MC sizes.
I am not checking either off my list entirely yet.

I spent some time cleaning and prepping the TC bumper cover
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Then shot it with some trim black
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And started an arts and crafts session
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I had to epoxy one stud back onto a corner trim, and have the bumper trimmed out also but no pic. Guess yous will hafta wait till the next update for that.
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #140
At least you had some cold refreshments while you worked.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo


Re: BlueBird

Reply #142
There is a place in Wisconsin I believe that has the  chrome trim that will fit in the bumper cover. I bought some when I had my car painted 2 years ago. I'll find the box in the garage and let you know what company it is. I still had some left after doing the front and rear bumper.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #143
That Michael guy used to sell that stuff....wasn't it Aerobird Motorsports? Sold it all to another guy here and that was the last I heard of either of them....

The first dude was a real asshat, IIRC.


Lookin' good. I dig it!
'84 and '87 Mustangs
'98 Explorer 5.0
'06 Lexus
'06 Explorer EB 4.6

Re: BlueBird

Reply #144
I have found a couple sources for it. If the chrome strip stays long term, I will buy some. I had this old rocker chrome laying around and it works for now.
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

 

Re: BlueBird

Reply #145
If you need the stuff these guys out of Wisconsin sell it: https://www.vinylgraphics.net/products/5772-0-301-50-716-in.-Chrome-Wheel-Well-Molding-by-Trim-Gard/

At least that's where I was able to buy it. The 7/16" stuff that fits the moldings on our cars is getting harder to find. This stuff from 3M (Grainger sells it) works great for the side moldings where you can't remove the center piece: https://www.grainger.com/category/adhesives-sealants-and-tape/tapes/film-tape?attrs=Item%7CMetalized+Film+Tape~~Tape+Color%7CSilver&filters=attrs

The 1/2 inch roll works perfect.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #146
Had to back up a step to get things straight enough to move forward.
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Once I got the fender beat out around the cornering light, I went about bolting up the front end.
I struggled to get good pics today. Too bright in the sun, too dark in the shade, too many shadows in the shop....
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I am not happy with my leftover rocker trim chrome. I will be ordering up the proper bits as there is no timeline for getting this car painted; I want to, but no idea when it will happen. I need to wire up the cooling fan and dial in the alignment, then I can start driving this thing to work  :headbang:
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

Re: BlueBird

Reply #147
That looks great. I like the way the TC bumper cover looks with the standard header panel. I kinda wish now I had gotten a TC bumper cover when I had my car painted.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

Re: BlueBird

Reply #148
The car looks great!

Getting close now!
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: BlueBird

Reply #149
Thanks guys! Big milestone yesterday getting the nose back together. I am pretty stoked  8)
gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!