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Who has the most rust? Top this....
FLSTCI71 Offline
Senior Member
Has anyone ever seen a TC this rusty before? This was a daily driver until the AT went out. When they went in to fix the tranny, they found "some rust" and thought it may be getting too dangerous to drive. Gee, ya think?
1987 Turbo Coupe - Son's car
1987 Super Coupe - Son's project car
1934 Ford - My project car

t-bird88 Offline
Senior Member
AWWWWW! Nothing that a little bit of bondo could not fix....yeah right.

All that I have to say is "WOW What a hole!!!"

Jim B Big Grin .
Gunmetal Grey 88 TC!!!!

DonH Offline
Posting Freak
Actually, that wouldn't be too difficult to fix if the sub-frame rail isn't totally gone.
1987 TC stock except ATR 2.5"
1983 Pontiac Transam T-top 5.7 T56 [email protected] top speed: 176mph
1978 Fairmont 2.3 4-spd Big-top S/W
1946 Willys CJ2A 134.2ci L4 No-top

CougarXR7 Offline
Holy bacon!
Was that thing parked in a salty, muddy field for 200 years, or what?
1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7
5-Speed - Leather - Dual Manual Seats - Vent Windows - Smokin' T3

darkthunder Offline
Senior Member
Quote:Originally posted by DonH:
Actually, that wouldn't be too difficult to fix if the sub-frame rail isn't totally gone.
Really? Can you fix mine? Big Grin

My 88TC wasn't that bad but it was close. Junked it anyways. Rust right there is more common than you think. My 87TC is starting the same process. =/
darkthunder - 85 TC// 302/C4
2009 Subaru WRX//daily driver

GlassRooster Offline
Senior Member
Looked like mine in MASS
Passenger side strut tower, wheel wells, door bottoms, rocker panels, and the gas tank boxes where the straps bolted into had to be rebuilt as the rust monster had eatten completely away.. Got a nice southern car now but it giving me new issues beside Rust to worry about

Wifes Cougar was starting to look the same underneath now is safe

87 TC Faded Burgundy with faded red interior
K&N and cold air ducting- rest is bone stock
02 Mazda Protege 5 Replaced Dead Saturn
99 Cougar- Wife's car new body style now Discontinued.

Khaled Offline
Mine was the exact same...i just removed turbo and ac stuff and welded it all up and closed it off and painted it so it wont rust no more....ill get pics of mine if ur interested....

enjoy the fix
1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 5Speed
Working on restoring it and making it more powerfull

trashline Offline
Posting Freak
phew, that isnt anything.

Want to see rust shoot on down here I will show you my mustang. 1/4s, doors, floors, cowls all bad. The floors are done, doors are easy cowl gets covered up since it will be an inside car. Only hard part is the 1/4s. Cant wait

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66 mustang 289 C4 handfully modded

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Matt S Offline
Posting Freak
Rust??? What's that??? Never seen it.
Big Grin
Sold it Sad*

shays88tc Offline
Senior Member
hey mike is that from the parts car you just bought in cedar? my first 88 tc had a large, probably softball sized rust hole right next to the turbo.
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