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need help gluing 87-88 taillight
88Slowbird Offline
Junior Member
#1
the taillights on my 88 Bird are starting to separate and leaves and dirt are starting to get inside

anyone have a guide or know the best glue to use to put them back together?

thanks!
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50RACER Offline
Senior Member
#2
You need to take them apart and clean out all of the old weatherstripping and replace with same or I used black Permatex RTV. It takes about two tubes to seal it. Works great though.
87 TC Medium Canyon Red
88 TC Black Beauty
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
+1 on using black RTV.
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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MN88TurboCoupe Offline
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#4
How do you take the lenses off without cracking them.
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50RACER Offline
Senior Member
#5
Using a little heat may help to soften up the old sealant. If they are loose or moving at all, start at that place and just use a little steady pressure, not to harsh, to pry them loose. A heat gun, or even a hair dryer should help.
87 TC Medium Canyon Red
88 TC Black Beauty
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#6
I seem to remember there are a couple black metal clips (2 on the top, 2 on the bottom?) that you need to pop off. I dont remember the details as I havent restored a TC tail light is almost 20 years.
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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