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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 Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified

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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