North American Turbocoupe Organization



How much for new trim??
Turbofan Offline
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#1
I have asked before, but I want opinions on the trim issue. I have been told that it is not a big deal to take it off to repaint.... however, in the off chance that I screw it up, how much is new? Is it still available from Ford? What is the gauging I would take??
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
More details... which specific trim piece or pieces? What year TC?

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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.
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Turbofan Offline
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#3
Sorry, 1987 Turbo. Lets say it all has to be replaced. I am thinking worst case senerio. I am going to start the sanding process soon. I have never done anything like this before! I am wondering if it would be worth it to just let the guy who paints it take it off... that way I am not responsible for doing it. I plan on doing a lot of the body work myself to try to save some money.
I just want my Bird back!
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Noname
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#4
Well, I would rather take the trim off myself then to let some body work guy do it. I would have all the time I need to carefully take it off while the other guy will rush to get it done most likely. What if he cracks the trim and can't get it anywhere?
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Birdman78758 Offline
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#5
Agree with dm22. The side mouldings need a VERY gentle hand to remove without damaging. Chances are you'll do a much better job and have more patience than somebody at the body shop.
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Turbofan Offline
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#6
But what if I damage it? Can I still get new?
I just want my Bird back!
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Pete D Offline
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#7
I'm not sure if you can still find it new. Abouyt a year ago a dealer quoted me $182 for the molding for one door. Ididn't ask them to order it but I think I heard it's obsolete through the dealers.

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Turbofan Offline
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#8
Ouch. I guess then that means that I need to be damn careful! Good thing that I have a couple doors to experiement on!!
I just want my Bird back!
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Birdman78758 Offline
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#9
Do a search on this and find the fishing line trick. It can be done just go slow and don't try to bend it by hand. You want it to come off as flat as possible; any bends/flexes will show when re-mounted.
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#10
Im putting carbon fiber over my side door trim ( the trim at the end of window.. the little piece) i think it would look trick on my car because its white, and im gonna do carbon fiber where my seat controls are.. just my .2cents..

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