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    Default Turbo coupe nose on a cougar

    Has anyone put the turbo coupe nose on a cougar before? I was wondering how it would look.

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    Doors forwards it will look like a tbird, not until you get to the back window there is a visual difference.

    I swapped a 87 cougar front end in my 87 tbird. The trim lines up and all the lights plug right in. Looking at it head on, you couldnt tell any difference.Only a side profile would.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    I'm thinking it would make the cougar look a little more sporty. lol I may give it a try.

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    its been done,
    pics here somewhere by someone.....

    one of the few female members here, "samantha"? cant remember here user name but it was an orange or maybe red coug with a bird nose

    she was on here several years back,, it got wrecked though.

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    Didn't someone use the Cougar header and the TC bumper cover together? I think they cut the Cougar grill down to fit if I remember correctly.
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    Man I really would have liked to have seen it. I looked up the Samantha but no pics. I wondered about the turbo coupe bumper as well. Jus wasn't too keen on cutting the grill.

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    It was ... the guy with the turbo 5.8. Fast cat? He is an admin on sbftech.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
    lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

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    87 LX 302, E7's, ARP bolts, Mallory Unilite Distributor, MSD 6A, Edelbrock Performer Intake, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Flowtech Long tubes, 5Speed, 8.8w/4.10's, Granatelli Tube K-Member & LCA's, Coil Overs, KYB 4ways, CHE arms, 3" rear drop springs, BBK C/C Plates, SN-95 5-lug stuff, Fuel Cell, Battery Relocation, Mac Mufflers, Stinger Tails, Sunpro gauges, Custom Lip Spoiler

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    I like the look of the cougar in the link. I think the turbo coupe bumper looks so much better than the cougars.

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