North American Turbocoupe Organization



Turbo Coupe badges on the doors falling off
MikeSak Offline
Junior Member
#1
Does anybody have any suggestions for reattaching the the Turbo Coupe badges that fit into the moulding on the doors? It looks like it was some sort of glue that was used from the factory.
-Mike
88 TurboCoupe
86 Mustang and Capri
91,92, & 93 Explorer Sports
91 & 92 Rangers
00 Explorer - The winter beater
Apparently I'm a late 80's-early 90's Ford collector.
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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
#2
I think most people use a 3m double sided tape.
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Mikey97D Offline
Member
#3
(04-10-2019, 06:02 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I think most people use a 3m double sided tape.

That is what I used.  I cleaned the surface with Prepsol and let it dry before putting the badges back on with the 3M double sided tape.  A year so far and no problems.
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   
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G-Rage Offline
Junior Member
#4
I used the double sided tape but the badge sat deeper into the moulding and looks a bit off....
However Only a TC owner will ever notice.
Need a thicker tape to get a more flush appearance
87 Black 5 spd, 47K miles, all original (minimally modified) survivor.
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347BIRD Offline
Member
#5
I used blue silicone and it sits deep and looks factory. Its been a yr and still holding.
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#6
I dumped the OEM inserts all together and bought 1.5"  to 2" or so tall chrome self stick TURBO COUPE letters (enough for both sides) for around $1 a piece from some online vendor. Made  plexiglass inserts (1/10" plexi if I remember correctly) that fit the openings and painted them semi gloss black. Mounted the letters to the plexi, and glued the new inserts in with RTV Ultra Black. Looks AMAZING, and still looks as good today as it did when I made the inserts with the chrome letters 10+ years ago.

A guy (I forget his name) who comes to Carlisle 3D printed an insert that says THUNDERBIRD SVT. It looks seriously cool!!

In other words, lots of interesting one off options out 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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