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Tbird88's Ride, "Thunder Cruiser"

1988 Ford Thunderbird
Status: Currently Own
RIDE OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER 2012

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This is my 88 Thunderbird Sport. It has a 5.0, floor shift aod, dual exhaust, Turbo Coupe sport seats. I have installed '04 Cobra front and rear springs. Subframe connectors, 5 lug conversion from '00 Mustang, w/ KYB front struts from '04 Cobra and KYB rear shocks. Drilled and slotted rotors, '97 GT rear sway bar, '03 Mach 1 wheels, rear disc brakes. Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates.

Currently gathering parts for a 5.0 HO swap, using an 2000 Explorer “P” motor. Using GT40P heads w/ Trick flow springs, GT40 Explorer intake, 75mm throttle body. Trick flow stage 1 cam, 1 5/8" shorty headers leading to Magnaflow 2 1/2" dual exhaust with 3" tips. Also have a 2600 rpm “Dirty Dog Performance” stall converter

Overall
3.363635
Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (11 votes)
Performace
3.545455
Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (11 votes)
Exterior
3.636365
Your rating: None Average: 3.6 (11 votes)
Interior
3.454545
Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (11 votes)
Audio & Video
3.363635
Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (11 votes)
Special
3.545455
Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Modifications

Major Upgrades:
Bore-increase, Port and polish, Engine Swap

Engine Mods:
Air Intake: Ford Racing, Throttle Body: Professional Products, Header: BBK Performance, Exhaust: MagnaFlow, Spark Plugs: Motorcraft, Battery: EverStart, Ignition: MSD Ignition

Suspension & Drivetrain Mods:
Camber Kit: Maximum Motorsports, Shocks: KYB, Springs: Ford Racing, Brake Upgrades: Ford Racing

Interior Mods:
Gauges: Auto Meter

Styling Mods:
Wheels: Ford Racing, Tires: Nitto Tires, Lighting: Sylvania

Audio & Video Mods:
Head Unit: Sony, Speakers: Sony, Tweeters: Sony

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11 comments

Tbird88's picture
04/03/2011 - 9:12am

Hi, glad to be here. Is it too late to get some stiers? Thanks.

luckyseamstress's picture
11/10/2011 - 9:02am

Awesome car!!!!

Tbird88's picture
11/11/2011 - 10:07pm

Got my new wheels on, whoo hooo!!!

vinnietbird's picture
11/13/2011 - 7:23am

Great looking car. I've seen it somewhere before. Hopefully I'll have the Sport painted in the next month or so. Back to her formal, before hail, glory. You did great work, be proud.

vinnietbird's picture
11/13/2011 - 7:26am

Keep up the good work. What's next?

Tbird88's picture
11/13/2011 - 7:33am

Next year start building the new motor. Got a few plans for redoing the interior also.

JIMMER's picture
11/13/2011 - 8:39am

The interior too? Nice. How far are you gonna go? Like new or some custom additions?

Tbird88's picture
11/14/2011 - 2:52am

Probably just a few little custom touches, mostly just freshen up things the interior.

WickedBird's picture
01/24/2012 - 2:36am

Looks good!

ThunderbirdSC's picture
02/20/2012 - 10:20am

Looks good, When you get a chance check out my SC!

bromhead's picture
06/19/2012 - 7:47am

well done

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