New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

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New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

Post by Puchrider » Mon May 16, 2016 11:54 am

Hey all, purchased this 1986 Turbo Coupe April 2nd. It's California car with just around 80k on the clock (30k on the Ford Motor-sport speedometer which replaced the stock 85 mph one at about 50k). So far, I've had to replace the fuel-pump (I suppose that is to be expected since it was original).

Very happy with it so far; Seems to be in excellent mechanical condition, main issues are cosmetic (paint fade, fabric fade, and cracked rubber) due to the California sun. In addition, there is a bit of rust below the rear window trim.

So far, I've installed new headlights and ordered a dash-mat (to cover the cracks and keep new ones from forming).

Current plans are to: Replace the window trim pieces with ones which have been stripped of paint, replace the window dew wipes, install a dynomax-ultraflo muffler (the stock one has an exhaust leak), and replace the stock shift-knob with a solid aluminum one (to prevent wear on the stock one).

In addition, when I replace the rear window trim, I will assess the rust-damage. I may seal it with a spray-able rubber sealant to keep it from getting worse (Rust-oleum peel coat).

Hoping to experiment with "dipping" it in different colors when I can create a suitable booth in the garage.

No plans on performance mods, want to keep it stock and reliable.

Thanks for taking the time to read!

Here is a link to where I posted pictures (for some reason, this website won't allow me to add attachments at the moment): http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads. ... Post251119
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Re: New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

Post by noob5,000,000 » Thu May 19, 2016 11:22 pm

I'm unable to see any pics in your link :( .
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Re: New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

Post by Puchrider » Fri May 20, 2016 5:13 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:I'm unable to see any pics in your link :( .
Shoot! I'll try to upload them again or use a host site
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Re: New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

Post by tankinbeans » Sat May 21, 2016 11:32 am

Puchrider wrote:
noob5,000,000 wrote:I'm unable to see any pics in your link :( .
Shoot! I'll try to upload them again or use a host site
I can't access them either. My mom had an 85ish before I was cognitively aware. She still gets moist thinking of that car.
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Re: New Car: 1986 T-Bird Turbo Coupe

Post by Puchrider » Sat May 28, 2016 2:36 pm

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