North American Turbocoupe Organization



custom taillight look
Turbosnowbird Offline
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#1
I just finished tonight, theres a plastic filter in behind the red plastic. I cut it up and kept the piece on the back up lights. It looks awesome when i painted the inner housing chrome. Is there any downside do doing this? I'm going to reseal the units soon but is it going to cause problems. My 'rear light out' light is on but all of them are working. Does the car know what i've been up too or am i crazy?
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Kev Offline
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#2
Could you get a pic? I'd like to see what you are talking about.
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Turbosnowbird Offline
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#3
pics soon to come - maybe i'll even make a little step by step thing, i think its a very cool mod and it doesnt cost a thing but time and a little spray paint! Basically, if you take your tailight out with the 5 nuts, you can pry the lens housing away from the reflector housing. Then you can gently pop off the inner plastic filter. Keyword here 'gently'
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Joe F Offline
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#4
Rear light out could be a bad connection back at one of the bulbs. I have that indicator come on once in a while myself, but never long enough to completely troubleshoot. I have found that wiggling wires back there does make it come and go, though.

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Joe F.

My 87 TC & mod list with sources
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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ThunderChickenTC Offline
Senior Member
#5
pics of custom install?? i like the factory look, what exactly do you mean? pics???

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88 TC ....Custom window tint, American Racing 15" rims with Michelin X-radial tires 255-70-r15, 9mm Ford Racing Spark-plug wires, K&N air filter, 3 core radiator, 180* Thermostat, Head completely rebuilt with an upgrade to a roller-cam, Silvannia Silverstar Bulbs for headlights, Painted wiper blades, XM Radio, Custom system with a custom built 5 sq. ft. box(2 and 1/2 sq. ft. per sub.), Custom Alarm System. Next is Magnaflow exhaust mod!!!
88 TC ....Custom window tint, American Racing 15" rims with Michelin X-radial tires 215-70-r15, 9mm Ford Racing Spark-plug wires, K&N air filter, 3 core radiator, 180* Thermostat, Head completely rebuilt with an upgrade to a roller-cam, Silvannia Silverstar Bulbs for headlights, Painted wiper blades, XM Radio, Custom system with a custom built 5 cu. ft. box(2 and 1/2 cu. ft. per sub.), Custom Alarm System. Next is Magnaflow exhaust mod!!!
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Turbosnowbird Offline
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#6
sorry for the long wait. i like the look, the tail light assembly is pretty easy to reseal with some silicon. i also have a neon blue light across the top of the windshield, two blue leds mounted above the cd player pointed down, two more in the back where the lights are, i modded them up a little bit. i painted the whole thing black, drilled a hole thru the middle for the led. looks pretty swank i think, plus i dont have interior or door lock lights because it shorted out two years ago and i havent been able to find the stupid wire. i also have two more blue lights in the grill, hooked up to my fog lights. i dont know, i think its cool - but im young and stupid. opinions? if the pic sucks i can take it again, let me know.

[This message has been edited by Turbosnowbird (edited 02-26-2005).]
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Qwertys Offline
Senior Member
#7
i dont see the tailights in that pic at all...
'85 TC BPV and Ford FMIC
'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#8
All I'm getting is the "page not found"
Pete Dunham


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Turbosnowbird Offline
Member
#9
i dont know how id fix that, the pics load up just fine for me. ideas?
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#10
works ok for me, im not fimialr with 83-86 tc's, do you have a before and after pic? it honestly just looks lik they are ore of a pinkish color and brighter

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
new paint job as of 12/8
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
sequentail turn signals, 3g alt,afpr, k&n, 2 1/2in cold air intake.
custom 2in dual exhuast with SN95 SS tips. Tripcomputer, a/f and vac guages. color coded wheels
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull) DOH!!!!!
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
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