North American Turbocoupe Organization



Black Molding Removal?
Albin0 Offline
Member
#1
I've been thinking about this for awhile, mostly because the molding drives me insane.

Is it possible to remove the black molding around the outside of the car? What's underneath it? Does it really need to be there?
I think the car would look so much sexier without it..
-Amy-

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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter
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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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turbobird Offline
Member
#2
I also want to remove the trim before I paint it, but you cant take off thr bumper trim,so I'm going to leave the trim on the fenders to have the cornering lights but take the rubbery stuff off the doors and paint the rest of the trim the same color as the car.

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Jerry Rutten
88'Turbocoupe
Jerry R.
88'Turbocoupe
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Albin0 Offline
Member
#3
Why can't you remove the bumper molding?
I don't have the cornering lights on my car. [Image: smile.gif]
Thanks! [Image: smile.gif]



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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter
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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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Walsted Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Quote:Originally posted by Albin0:
Why can't you remove the bumper molding?
The bumper cover is one piece. There isn't any molding per se.


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Mike Walsted - NATO member
1986 5-speed TurboCoupe and 1985 5-speed XR7
Mike Walsted - Sold my 1986 5-speed TurboCoupe
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GT350R Offline
Senior Member
#5
You will still need the fender moulding even if your car does not have cornering lights.

Now that you know the bumper moulding does not come off and you go out a picture it you will know why.
GT350R
(sold Sad ) 87 5speed, Motorsport head, [email protected]+2, [email protected], gutted or ported everything & all the typical junk.
84 Gt350 2.3T T-top
84 Turbo GT 418rwhp

My Garage
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Wags88TC Offline
Senior Member
#6
GT, what the hell are ya trying to say? [Image: biggrin.gif]
Steve Wagner
Nato member
84 SVO
88TC, 5 speed, StageII Star clutch w/ StageIII pressure plate,lightened flywheel, K&N in fender, gillis valve, 255lph Walbro, Kirban adj.FPR,Bypass valve, 3" exhaust (high flow cat/ Magnaflow muffler), A-pillar gauges(A/F & Boost), 16" ARE 5 spoke wheels 7" front 8" rear(225/50VR16 / 245/50VR16 Yokos'). Subframe connectors
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
Quote:Originally posted by Wags88TC:
GT, what the hell are ya trying to say? [Image: biggrin.gif]

I THINK what Lew is trying to say is that the front / rear fender moldings are held on with 4 plastic studs and "speed nuts" per molding, so if you remove them, you will have 16 (total) BIG holes showing!

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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[email protected] Offline
Banned
#8
yup jeff is right, my car is goin to paint hell once it gets runnin again, so i got her kinda stripped, and i got no side trim ( i like it with no side trim) and i have no rear quarter trim or front trim, and there are BIG holes where they went in.. and it looks dumb that way, i just took off the quarter and front fender trim cuz its easier to paint the car that way, and comes out better.. it looks weird with no quarter or front fender trim, cuz then it goes right into that big strip on the bumbers.. leave it on, just take off the side trim and call it a day

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~ITaliano~
88 Whtie turbocoupe on Raven,All opitons minus leather, and keyless, 5 speed, K&n frount mounted, boosted to 18psi, new paint, clutch,White faced gagues, Custom painted interior trim pieces (change from blue to charcol to blackish purple kinda color)Premier dep730R headunit, 2 12" jbl Comp' intercooled subs in box, 3 amps, Lowered 1 inch, AM lunar boost, air fuel, tach, mustang pod, Countless other mods.. look ok Tim Jones Smile hehe
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