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Reply #30
Did you have to eliminate the emergency brake crossbar to put the frame connectors in?

I just had to put spacers on my crossbar to fit the exhaust in without it rubbing (Stinger 3").
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Ranger roller cam conversion,
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300

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Reply #31
Did you have to eliminate the emergency brake crossbar to put the frame connectors in?

I just had to put spacers on my crossbar to fit the exhaust in without it rubbing (Stinger 3").

No, I just need to reinstall it.  I bought the hump style one that the Turbo Coupes use to get a little more clearance over my stock flat style one.  i had it powder coated while it was out of the car as well.  It's one of the next couple of things on my list to go back on the car.

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Reply #32
Wow. Everything looks great. Nice job!
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.


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Reply #34
Finished tightening up all of the suspension, the only piece left in that regard is the rear sway bar but that will probably be one of the last things I put back on.  Any of the small misc. brackets that I could pull off and have powder coated, I did.  The fuel filter bracket was another one of those.  Got that reinstalled and connected back up.  Also did a minor mod ... the rear most fuel tank mounts had these rubber style pads mounted to them.  I pulled an additional set out of a junk yard car, drilled small holes in the front mounts, and added the pads there as well.

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Reply #35
Did you do all that work and not paint the subframe connectors?
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #36
Did you do all that work and not paint the subframe connectors?

I considered it, but they were never painted to begin with ... installed 15+ years ago.  They have the Kenny Brown manufacturer serial number label on them, didn't want to cover that up but suppose I could tape it off and paint around it.  They are only painted where they are welded in the front and back.

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Reply #37
Mundane stuff, but got the fuel filler surround and door reinstalled.  Replaced the fuel tank wiring loom with new stuff.

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Reply #38
New to me (used) humped powder coated exhaust cross member installed and parking brake cables re-secured.  All the fuel lines and brake lines have been coated and reconnected.  I'm probably going to redo the exhaust in the next few weeks.  With the new cross member, the intermediate pipes don't need to bend the way they do ... never did like that.  Need to tweak the h-pipe a little and get more of a direct shot.

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Reply #39
Got the gas tank installed and added the 87-88 style plastic protective cover.  Had the tank and straps powder coated, spray painted the exposed part of the filler tube.  Need to finish getting the exhaust system put back together. 

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Reply #40
Damn that is clean!  You must have a powder coater in your closet or something.  LOL
Mike

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Reply #41
Damn that is clean!  You must have a powder coater in your closet or something.  LOL

Ha!  I wish!  There's a place local to me that does a nice job and is very reasonably priced as far as powder coating goes.  They usually turn anything that is black around fairly quickly, the "wilder" colors is where it can get a little interesting.  It's a lot more durable than me just rattle canning it.

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Reply #42
Finally got her started for the first time in about a year and a half the other day.  Got a bath and took a short little drive around the block before pulling her back in for the finishing exhaust work.  Got most of the exhaust reinstalled, just need to do the driver's side tailpipe and then go back and tighten everything up.  Almost there ... 

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Reply #43
I just noticed the T-Bird-specific KB stuff. Haven't seen much of that stuff in the wild.

Car looks great!
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #44
I may have missed it, what tailpipes are those?  Stinger?
Mike