North American Turbocoupe Organization



Almost Finished My Car
spittinfire Offline
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#1
I haven't posted in a while and here is why.  On the way to the alignment shop, less than a mile from the shop, an elderly lady turned left in front of me and I couldn't stop in time.  Prior to this is was an original paint/original sheet metal car.  

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This comes after installing a freshly rebuilt 8.8 out of a 95 Mustang, UMI rear control arms, rebuilding the A-arms with urethane bushings and urethane sway bar bushings and shock mounts.  Yellow Koni shocks with Mach 1 coil springs.  I swapped in the Mustang spindles in the front with new wheel bearings, urethane rack mounts, new inner and outer tie rods ends.  I rebuilt all of the Mustang calipers with new rotors and pads.  I finally got to bolt on the wheels that took 6 months to get here and after an at home alignment job I drove it about 100 miles before this happened.  Now I'm in a battle with her insurance company to not total the car.  
It really isn't that bad and could easily be fixed.  I pulled the front fender out and drove the car home, it doesn't leak anything.   

Here is what it looked like right after I finished it.  I think it could have come down a little more but it was an improvement.  The car rode and drove amazing and I was really looking forward to getting a proper alignment and being able to drive the thing.

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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#2
Well hopefully you get it back to the way it was...
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS, DCM, Borla Cat Back, too much other stuff!!!
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP 6M, 6.2l LS3, Kooks Long Tube, Hi Flo Cats, Mild Cam
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88turbomajor Offline
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#3
(05-19-2022, 11:47 AM)spittinfire Wrote: I haven't posted in a while and here is why.  On the way to the alignment shop, less than a mile from the shop, an elderly lady turned left in front of me and I couldn't stop in time.  Prior to this is was an original paint/original sheet metal car.  

[Image: CWGQ8501-1.jpg]

[Image: HELN9324-1.jpg]

[Image: MZCC4334-1.jpg]


This comes after installing a freshly rebuilt 8.8 out of a 95 Mustang, UMI rear control arms, rebuilding the A-arms with urethane bushings and urethane sway bar bushings and shock mounts.  Yellow Koni shocks with Mach 1 coil springs.  I swapped in the Mustang spindles in the front with new wheel bearings, urethane rack mounts, new inner and outer tie rods ends.  I rebuilt all of the Mustang calipers with new rotors and pads.  I finally got to bolt on the wheels that took 6 months to get here and after an at home alignment job I drove it about 100 miles before this happened.  Now I'm in a battle with her insurance company to not total the car.  
It really isn't that bad and could easily be fixed.  I pulled the front fender out and drove the car home, it doesn't leak anything.   

Here is what it looked like right after I finished it.  I think it could have come down a little more but it was an improvement.  The car rode and drove amazing and I was really looking forward to getting a proper alignment and being able to drive the thing.

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Dang, That's so hard to see that.....

 I have a hood, front clip and both front fenders if you need them.  PM me if you're interested.  Remember, I live in Raleigh.  I also know someone parting out one who lives in Michigan.   Let me know.
1984 Mercury Cougar 5.0L LS Silver/Gray
Previous: 1988 Turbo Coupe
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BigJake Offline
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#4
Wow and I know that feeling. I got hit in the rear on my 87 thirty days after I got it.

Must be something with a Silver Coupe and 5 lug conversions ?

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1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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BigJake Offline
Member
#5
Back in 2018 I paid 3000 for mine and drove out to California and towed it back to Texas. It was total 30 days later and I got all my money back so I bought it back for 400. The funny thing is I just order a lot of parts from Stinger the day before. Took it to a Body shop and said do what you can for a 1000.

Give it some time, it will get better !
1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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88turbomajor Offline
Member
#6
Why are all the silver cars getting banged up?
1984 Mercury Cougar 5.0L LS Silver/Gray
Previous: 1988 Turbo Coupe
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BigJake Offline
Member
#7
Not long ago another Silver TC caught on fire too.
1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5 speed Boosting 25 PSI with Boport/Stinger parts !
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88chickentc Offline
Member
#8
Sorry this happened to you and your car. Glad you're okay, though.
1931 Deluxe Coupe
1949 Club Coupe
1951 F-1
1971 Torino GT Convertible
1988 Thunderbird Turbocoupe
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