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1986 TC Moonroof
86XR7auto Offline
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#1
Fellow TC'ers

Earlier this summer I was at my old high school.
The tech school had a 1986 TC donated by ford in 1987 for turbo replacement training. This car was in cherry shape the last time I saw it.....around 1995 when I liberated the mint "Turbo" shift knob for my then 1987TC. Anyways the car has been left outside for along time with the windows down and is in terrible shape.

Little did I realize that car had a moonroof. Looks factory to me. I always thought nobody had every seen a factory moonroof in the 1986 Tbird/Cougar, just the 87's and up. I have a new car book from 1986 that states the moonroof being an option. The new car book was printed in April 1986.

Anyways I snapped a couple of pictures. Looks legit to me. But I have never owned a 87-88 Tbird with a moonroof. Its a moderately optioned car. Moonroof being the big option. The car has just over 500 miles on it. Still has the original Goodyears on it....WOW She was built in January 1986.

Pictures:

http://www.crystalcomputersupport.com/ca...cmoon1.jpg
http://www.crystalcomputersupport.com/ca...cmoon2.jpg
http://www.crystalcomputersupport.com/ca...cmoon3.jpg
http://www.crystalcomputersupport.com/ca...cmoon4.jpg
http://www.crystalcomputersupport.com/ca...cmoon5.jpg

Travis

P.S. The girl and my son where asking why I spent time taking pictures of such a sad looking car.... Smile
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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Nsw Offline
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looks identical to the moonroof in my 87
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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Nsw Offline
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sorry, i mean 88
1988 5speed black every option. 3inch single turbo to tail(stinger), manual boost control. k&n cone walbro fuel pump

1986 xr4ti project car..... way to many mods to list.
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EricCoolCats Offline
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#4
Interesting...it does indeed look factory. You didn't happen to get a photo of the radiator tag, did you? That would probably be the definitive answer, as it would have MOON stamped on it. Either that, or the build sheet from underneath the passenger seat would help.

My records indicate a start date for the power moonroof option as 3-3-86, at least on the Cougar. I have never seen one nor heard of one. But as records go, anything is possible. It may have been Turbo Coupe only, and it may have started earlier for the Thunderbird.

It's a shame about that car too...you can't rescue it? I mean, for the novelty alone it's worth having.
Eric - COOL CATS
The 1983-88 Mercury Cougar
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RDOG Offline
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#5
My silver 86 had a moonroof. It was a aftermarket dealer install from American Sunroof Corporation.
ASC.

I had them fix my sealant, and replace the bad switch with a newer version.

http://www.americansunroof.com/
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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86XR7auto Offline
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#6
Not sure if the car is still there!!! I will check and get back with the buck tag info.

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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86XR7auto Offline
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#7
So Mr. T. has motivated me to see if the rare car still exists.........it does. Not sure what that mean for the NATO community. But the Roof code "G" which is visable on the door jam sticker proves its a factory moonroof car.

Mr. T. Informed me that this more than likely was a prototype car, hense why it was donated to my highschool....and it still exists.

Pretty dang neat if you has me.

Travis
86XR7 in pieces...old time [email protected] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsz7PdEqTI 88TC stock Red RHSC [email protected], 01 Z71=Nice winter ride, 01 CVLX w/HPP wifes ride!
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BJL Offline
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nice find, is the oldest revived thread post ever?? 3.5 years, lol.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 328,000 miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, PimpXS ECC,gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug, Cobra 13in front brake. Vacuum assist brake conversion. 
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#9
I think I have a piece of glass for a factory '86 moon roof in my mom's shed!
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Bungy Offline
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I really don't see what's so sad about that car. From what I can see, the fender, doors, and rockers have a whole hell-of-a lot less rust then my car.
1986 TC 100% Stock

"Nitrous is for guys who can't build motors"

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