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Hood Insulation Pad
LorainO88 Offline
Member
#1
Want to buy new or near new 88 TC hood insulation pad. I found a copy pad on ebay without the stamped Thunderbird emblem. I know there is one floating around out there somewhere. Thank you.
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Scott R. Offline
Junior Member
#2
sorry but that guy on Ebay died about 6 or 8 years ago now from cancer. There is another company out there who has insulators for I think $70 they are plain but I bought one and it fits really nice. I can't remember the name of the company. I do think it was on ebay. Tomorrow I will look in my tbird file and get the name
Scott
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
^^^^^ Same here. It has been on the car for at least 10 years and has held up well.

I bet the chances of finding an OEM one are near zero, but if you so find one, I bet the price wil be WAAAAAAYYY up there.
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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gtbird Offline
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#4
Will this do?
http://www.classiquecars.com/thunderbird...dscart.htm
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
SOLD September 2020. Will miss this car after 19 years of building/driving/showing....time for a new chapter in my life.
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firebirdparts Offline
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#5
I also bought a new one off ebay. I suppose they are not available embossed with any decoration, but otherwise useful.
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Skyride Offline
Junior Member
#6
Hello everyone! I am a new member, joined so I could get in on this post.

There are 2 vendors on ebay that are selling TC hood insulation, which is the better of the 2? One is $85 and the other $70. Thanks for any input!
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88turbomajor Offline
Junior Member
#7
I found the padding on ebay which went in fine for $70, but has gone up to $99 

Just type in: FORD THUNDERBIRD TURBO HOOD INSULATION and you'll get it.

Even better, I found the clips at https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Hood-I...573-50.htm

for $5.99 for a whole box.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Blue on Blue with Cloth Interior, Moon Roof, A/T - Bone stock.
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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#8
The vendor of the one I bought on eBay a month ago was sold out but now has more.  They are ~ $70 with shipping.  Fit well, just missing one fastener hole which was easy enough to poke through a new one. It did take about 6 weeks to arrive as they are drop shipped I believe.

eBay Hood Insulation
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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gtbird Offline
Member
#9
Have you looked here?
https://www.classiquecars.com/thunderbir...dscart.htm
1988 T/C Silver with red interior, fully loaded except for leather. 5 lug conversion with 97 Cobra wheels, Cobra 13" brakes up front, Mustang brakes out back, Koni adjustable shocks and struts, NOS Koni lowering springs . Maximum Motorsports control arms and caster/camber plates, subframe connectors.
SOLD September 2020. Will miss this car after 19 years of building/driving/showing....time for a new chapter in my life.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#10
If you are looking for the correct pad with the embossed thunderbird logo, good luck. They are made of unobtainum. If you can find one, expect to spend LOTS of $$$$$.

I bought mine on Ebay probably 10 years ago for a reasonable price, around $50 if I remember correctly. It fit perfectly.
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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