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Front end rebuild
Rosebud Offline
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#1
Anyone have information on Fox Body swap for parts? Please and thank you.
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86 XR7 5spd Offline
Senior Member
#2
can yu be more specific ?
our TC/XR7 are 'Fox-bodies' ,,
pretty any front end rebuild parts are easily available and cheap from any local parts store or online from e.g. rockauto.com
David T
T5 / ported E3 / .63 / 35# / K&N
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RC Martin Offline
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#3
Are you talking body or suspension or steering or what?
Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, Bright Canyon Red TuTone, Desert Tan Interior; 1 of 7 in 1984 according to Marti
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John B Offline
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#4
I think it depends on how extreme you want to get. There are plenty of options depending on if you want to stay stock or full aftermarket. I redid the entire suspension on the car with coilovers. My set up consists of the following:
Maximum Motorsports (MM) Tubular Front Control Arms (for SN95 mustang; need to verify as the product number changed)
Koni Struts: Single Adjustable for SN95; front and rear
MM Coilover Kit (COP-2)
TA Springs in rear
MM Thunderbird Specific Caster Camber Plates (must have for coilovers)
MM Rear Tubular Control Arms: no adjustable spring perch due to rear coilovers
CHE rear tubular control arms (upper and lower)
Fox Body Flaming River Manual Steering Rack
MM steering shaft
MM SN95 extended outer tie rod (through bolt) bump steer kit.

Despite our platform being very similar to the fox body the lengths of certain suspension components are closer to the SN95 hence the front tubular control arms and the koni struts used from a SN95 mustang. The fox body struts are far too short. They can be used but the adjustability is very limited. The manual steering stuff is not necessary at all but I did it because 1) I wanted to. 2) I was tired of failing power steering pumps (and the noise) and 3) it saves a lot of weight with the rest of the components used.

I can't really compare this setup to the stock suspension because the stock suspension was in bad shape when I bought the car but my setup now makes the car handle like a dream.
88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, MGW short throw shifter, full coilover conversion, tubular control arms front and rear, svo front brakes, vacuum assist brake swap, manual steering swap, GT35R turbo with external gate, pimpx ecu, 60lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.
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