North American Turbocoupe Organization

Found a Supplier for Hood Insulation for 87-88 Turbocoupes
tps87turbo Offline
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To all 87-88 Turbocoupe Owners,

I have contacted a supplier of replacement Hood Insulations for the regular 87-88 Tbird to see if they could make the ones for the Turbocoupes. They send me samples of their materials & after speaking with them on the phone, they may be able to assist us in getting some made. They can provide use with two types - Flat & Molded - but their are conditions for this to happen.

The Flat one would be made from either 1/2 or 1 inch Fiberglass material like the original, but it be molded like the original. I would send them one of the original ones I have to make the necessary holes for mounting & cut-outs for the hood ducting & hood light. Theses can be done very easily for around $25.00 each plus shipping.

The Molded one would require some additional time to be done. This would require an alluminum mold to be made wich would be used to compress 4 or 5 inches of glue & fiberglass into the molded hood insulation like the original. The problem with this one is it would cost between $100-150 & require an inital order/commitment of 200-250 units.

While I would prefer the molded over the flat, I understand that many here would rather spend the money on going faster rather than having the correct hood insulation. I told the supplier I would call them back to get a gauge of how everyone felt, so I'm asking everyone to put their 2 cents in. This is the closest we are every gonna get to reproduceing the original hood insulation, so let me know what you think or if someone else knows of someone who can do this.

Tony Sceia
Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

She looks so SWEET. Now I need to make some more HP & make the engine look good.

87 Turbocoupe - Bought as a Parts Car, but runs & needs a little work. Looks like we will have HIS & HERS TC's.

[This message has been edited by tps87turbo (edited 09-16-2004).]
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver

cheap one. id buy one.

tlswart Offline
Senior Member
I would take one of each. Just put me down for one when you order. 200-250 will be hard to get that many of us.
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ILoveMyTC Offline
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I would definately go for one of the cheap ones.

Nick Johnson
87'TC- Getting a fresh shortblock + header + intercooler...Woohoo!!
88'TC- Distributor gear sitting in the oil pan in pieces
"Educating Columbus, Ohio about the Turbocoupe; One stoplight at a time"
Nick Johnson

Pete D Offline
I don't know what Ford used to charge for the original ones. I paid about $160 or so for the one I got abour 3 years ago. I agree that I don't think you are going to get 200-250 people to commit to a molded one but I don't consider $100 unreasonable and $150 isn't bad for what they have to do to make them.
Pete Dunham


BoostedBirdie Offline
I'll take one or the other. Let me know when you need the money.

1988 TC 88k orignial miles, 5 Spd, mostly stock, K&N and B&M Ripper. Looks a little rough, but thanks to this board, runs great.
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Turbojet Offline
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My Son paid $72.98 for his 6/9/97. He had a little bit of a discount with that.
The Family:

N8 Offline
Put me in for one of the cheap ones!

Pete D Offline
Thanks Ron, always wondered about that.
Pete Dunham


rairbird Offline
Senior Member
I would spring for the $25 one. Thanks Tony.

87 T/C, 5sp., Hardened Crank, Crower Sportsman Rods, J.E. full floating pistons, .030 over, Total Seal rings, Head and Main studs, Ported/Polished head, 1.89, 1.59 S.S Valves. Motorsport Lifters, A-234 cam, Fidanza Adj. cam sprocket, ported polished lower, gutted upper intake, Rod's S/S headers, 3" DP, T3/T04E 46, Gillis BCV, K&N Air Filter, Kirban Adj. FPR, Walbro 255 FP., 42# inj., EEC-Tuner. Still have to mount the GN I/C, and Forge BPV.

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