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Interchangeable Headlights?
TonyTurboCoupe Offline
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Hello All I am new to these forums but I have a question about the head lamps on my 88 turbo bird.
Would these mustang lights be able to fit in place of the stock ones on the 1988 thunderbird turbo? 

Mustang lights: https://www.jegs.com/i/Spyder+Auto/434/9...UKEALw_wcB

I know these are mustang lights but I’ve been looking for aftermarket headlights for awhile.
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John B Offline
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My understanding is that mustang lights won't fit due to differences in some of the dimensions. I am very curious if anyone has actually tried to make them fit..
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, Boport 1.5 cam, gutted upper, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.
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TonyTurboCoupe Offline
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(05-12-2022, 03:49 PM)John B Wrote: My understanding is that mustang lights won't fit due to differences in some of the dimensions. I am very curious if anyone has actually tried to make them fit..

I’m very curious as well! If anyone has seen these lights swapped onto a tbird? Or some kind of aftermarket headlights or taillights? Haha I can’t find anything.
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Jeff K Offline
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Mustang lights DO NOT fit.
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.
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88Slowbird Offline
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#5
your only choice is a good used set of headlights

mustang lights will not fit the dimensions are off by a good bit
Black 1988 TC: RR Cam (with Esslinger cam gear), Stinger FMIC, Stinger 3" Exhaust, .60/.63 SVO Turbo, Pimp V1.4, Spartan2 Wideband
Mach 1 Red 1988 TC: All stock
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TonyTurboCoupe Offline
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(05-12-2022, 04:54 PM)Jeff K Wrote: Mustang lights DO NOT fit.

Ah man, thanks Jeff.
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TonyTurboCoupe Offline
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(05-12-2022, 04:56 PM)88Slowbird Wrote: your only choice is a good used set of headlights

mustang lights will not fit the dimensions are off by a good bit

No other choice? Ah damn I understand thanks for the response!
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88Slowbird Offline
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(05-12-2022, 05:07 PM)TonyTurboCoupe Wrote:
(05-12-2022, 04:56 PM)88Slowbird Wrote: your only choice is a good used set of headlights

mustang lights will not fit the dimensions are off by a good bit

No other choice? Ah damn I understand thanks for the response!

they only made the car two years and the lights don't interchange with any other ford car

not a big demand for the lights so there's no aftermarket options
Black 1988 TC: RR Cam (with Esslinger cam gear), Stinger FMIC, Stinger 3" Exhaust, .60/.63 SVO Turbo, Pimp V1.4, Spartan2 Wideband
Mach 1 Red 1988 TC: All stock
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88Slowbird Offline
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#9
this guy has rechromed headlights if you're in need of a good set but they're around 400-500

facebook.com/Ronsperformancegarage

www.ebay.com/str/ronsperformancegarage?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=271IjYXYR4S&sssrc=3418065&ssuid=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
Black 1988 TC: RR Cam (with Esslinger cam gear), Stinger FMIC, Stinger 3" Exhaust, .60/.63 SVO Turbo, Pimp V1.4, Spartan2 Wideband
Mach 1 Red 1988 TC: All stock
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Rampantcolt Offline
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Just don’t call Ron on the phone unless you want a 2 hour conversation. Really, really nice guy but he doesn’t pick up social cues about ending a conversation.
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