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Buddy's TC got t-boned the other day
boosted chicken Offline
Senior Member
Copied and pasted from Turboford:

One of our members (Bruce aka ohsoslowtc) has been fixing up a TC for his daughter and has spent a good amount of time and money on it.
Here is the car shortly after it was painted:

Here is what it looks like after a 17 yr old girl with no license and no insurance ran a yield sign and slammed into it:

Bruce's daughter was driving and aside from being real sore and some bruising, she will be ok. She told me the car was her pride and joy, but I told her the car did it's job protecting her. Cars can be fixed or replaced.....not so easy with people.

The car is at the body shop and Bruce wants to fix it. I posted in the wanted section for a 87-88 TC roller. He may just get a door and front fender (body shop can fix the rest), but would rather have a complete parts car. Anyone have a lead on one within a day's drive of West Texas, let me know.

Edit: Think we found a good roller about 20 miles away. Going to look at it in a couple of days.
88 TC#1 2.9L tall deck. Essy SVO head, Boport header, BW SX369 turbo, C4 trans, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)

Not B Anymore Offline
That really SUCKS! BUT - very happy that she is OK!
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

w60 Offline
Senior Member
This one is a couple days away, but thought I'd post it anyway
White 88 TC Auto Trans
White 04 Honda CR/V
Blue 74 Honda Trail 70

squeeky Offline
Just glad she is OK....
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....

turbird77 Offline
The car did it's job of protecting the driver, can't ask for much more than that. Never had it happen to me, but I know how bad that must suck though, to put all that money/time into a car and then have it permanently damaged/tweaked by a moron. Even after they repair it, it will never be exactly the same again. Nature of the beast out there though, only takes one bad driver...
88 TC - Work in Progress.

Viper7 Offline
Dang, did a number on that bird. Glad no one got hurt, hopefully the driver of the other car won't be getting a real license anytime soon.
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

Pete D Offline
Glad no one was seriously hurt.
Pete Dunham


TurboE Offline
Posting Freak
Glad she's ok. Like everyone said a car can be replaced. I had a drunk driver wreck my Tbird in a similar way. I was VERY impressed with the door lock and hinge. I could see outside the door well but the door was in tact, and as mentioned it did it's job. Guess that's one good thing about a "heavy" car. I would say try to fix it, the door, rocker panel, etc. Looks like a lot of work was done to it already. Even though a car might not be the same after an accident I think it can be just as good. Someone rear ended my G35. I told the body shop I planned on keeping the car for a long time. My friend that new them said he still has a 88 tbird if that tells you anything. Let them know you want to keep it for a long time and let them take there time fixing it and fixing it right. My G35 drives just as good as it did, no issues or noises! The other persons insurance company didn't like the timeline but they had no choice it was my car and their clients fault.
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder

Superman1307 Offline
Junior Member
I live in Abilene and have a 88TC if you you are needing one runs and drives pretty good needs some little things. Give me a shout @ 325 seven three three 8138. I can give you more details...

86thunderchicken Offline
Ouch! looks like a nasty hit! Hopefully you can rebuild or swap the good parts to another TC! Glad she is ok for the most part!
1986 TC 240,000 miles. Walbro 255. Soon to be under the knife for an 87 5 speed swap

1992 Mustang LX 5.0, headers, H pipe, and soon to have subframe connectors to boot!

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