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A different headlight solution.
Viper7 Offline
Like most 87-88 TC owners I could barely see the road at night. My headlights were useless. I saw Kev's headlight solution but I don't have the talent, money or time to do something like that. I contacted over 15 companies local and internet including several auto restoration companies, the end result nobody could help. It appears that our 88 headlights are too deep to be re-chromed. So I decided to make my own basically all I needed was a reflector that would fit in the TC headlight pod. After about 3 hrs searching in the boneyard finally a donor headlight off a 96 Mercury Sable same basic shape as our pods just needed some triming. After cleaning the lens with a 3M lens restoration kit and a little work with a dremel tool on the Sable lens. I think it came out pretty good. I took the car down to the local inspection station to check height and pattern( don't want to blind anyone) perfect!
Now I just need to do the other side.
Take a look and tell me what you think!!!!
88 TC Project Car|Deep Ocean Blue Metallic|Marchal Fog Lights|Custom Interior|Custom Instrument Panel|Gillis Valve|Cone Air Filter

Shine she may, Run she must

BJL Offline
great idea, always wanted to do that with my rangers euro clear buckets and make a clear lens.
maybe you can do a write up for the site! an alternative to the the other DIY headlight solutions
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto

Ricky03 Offline
Senior Member
Can you post pictures when you make the other one. It looks great and fixes a major problem
88TC :5 speed swap,255 walbo fuel pump, 3" down pipe with 2 1/2"duals, Ported upper and lower intake, ported E-6, Kiben adjustable fuel pressure regulator,T-3 turbo,Forge BPV,Steeda Tri-x shifter,Autometer gauges,Racer Walsh stage #2 cam, Spec stage 3 clutch,Stinger FMIC

vinnietbird Offline
Senior Member
That looks great. Can you give a few more details of the project? Thanks.
1988 Thunderbird. No details will be given or spoken of.

RebelBubba Offline
Junior Member
That is a great fit and looks awesome, but like the others I think you should do a tech article on this and post it here.
1988 TC 5spd.

Not B Anymore Offline
Anyone try just lining the original reflectors with some reflective mylar? :dunno:
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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