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    That's why I got the dark grey panels for now. But I don't have any package tray yet, and I'm thinking I can trim the headliner. Everything else should fit...I hope.
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    The lighter grey is Smoke Grey...it was available in 1986-88 and was part of the two-tone Raven interiors.

    The darker panel is Raven.

    You can definitely find the T-Bird panel in Smoke Grey. My old '88 Sport had them in that color.

    Not to take away from your post, but when I stripped the inside of my cougar, all the moulded panels were stamped t-bird on the backs.
    Just thought that was weird.
    LOL It is but that's the way it was done...most every part on these cars had T-Bird prefixes and stampings. Very few parts were ever stamped 'Cougar' anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    Nope, I've NEVER seen painted interior parts(least that Krylon Clem hadn't worked on)...



    My '87 Sport had the light gray interior... Don't think that color was avail in '88 or in TCs...
    I bought a spare panel that goes directly below the steering column from a dealer. My interior is grey, they had a tan color. I told them I wanted "grey", they said that was the only color available. (I think they were lying.)

    Bought it anyway, and started playing around with it. It was painted, the molded color matched my interior.
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    Yep my 88 T-bird has a smoke gray interior (same color as the light gray). Everything is smoke gray but the dash which is raven on top and smoke gray on the bottom.
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    Yep my 88 T-bird has a smoke gray interior (same color as the light gray). Everything is smoke gray but the dash which is raven on top and smoke gray on the bottom.
    Same setup on my Coug. 'Cept the headliner & door carpet are now black
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    I guess they used the same 2 tone concept with the red and probably the rest of the colors
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    I bought a spare panel that goes directly below the steering column from a dealer. My interior is grey, they had a tan color. I told them I wanted "grey", they said that was the only color available. (I think they were lying.)
    At that point...they probably weren't. When the cars were new you could order any interior part in any color. As the years went on, Ford's supah-awesome warehouses ran out of some colored parts and only those which were in decent supply were listed for ordering from then on. I was told in 1989 that, if I wanted a third brake light for my '84, a common thing for people to do at the time, I had to order it in Smoke Grey only (they were listing for an '86, paint to match). This was only three model years after the '86 was new. Door cups were the same way...in 1992 I bought a new pair and they were Smoke Grey only, paint to match. So it's not just you...it's just the way that Ford in their infinite (un)wisdom stocked parts.

    I guess they used the same 2 tone concept with the red and probably the rest of the colors
    Generally, yes, but there have been some exceptions. I believe 1985 was the oddball year, with some solid colored dashes. In 1986 they theoretically all went two-tone and that basically continued through 1988. I have seen lots of examples of solid-colored dashes though, mostly in Smoke Grey but sometimes in Canyon or Porno Red also. It seems there was no rhyme or reason with that as well. My dealer books outline what color was supposed to go where. That doesn't mean they all were like that, though. This is Ford we're talking about, and you know how things are with Fords:





    The theory behind the darker dash top was to keep the sun's reflection on the windshield from becoming too glaring. It worked well...but at the expense of the darker color holding in heat, and thereby warping then cracking the plastic dashboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAVI View Post
    thanks, guys. In looking in the local JY's, I have yet to see another car with light grey. But, if they're out there, I'm looking for some interior pieces to make my cougar interior work in my TC.
    The Cougar with the manual windows was gone... there were two other 87-88 Birds though. You need anything else? Ill see about the gray interior. these had red and other one was brown
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    my 88 sport has the light grey panels also
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricCoolCats View Post
    I have seen lots of examples of solid-colored dashes though, mostly in Smoke Grey but sometimes in Canyon or Porno Red also. It seems there was no rhyme or reason with that as well. My dealer books outline what color was supposed to go where. That doesn't mean they all were like that, though. This is Ford we're talking about, and you know how things are with Fords:
    None of the 14 '87-'88 TC I've owned had a two tone dash or any different color in the interior, excepting for gray headliners in the raven interior cars...

    Thinking back they've all been red, blue(some of each in leather and cloth), or black(all cloth)... I've seen the gray/raven leather and also all sand beige interiors(never seen one of those in leather, least that I remember)... Remember I'm talking TCs...






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