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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Now I have went and done it!

Saved it from going to the crusher. Went this evening to check out this 88 Turbo coupe I have been hearing about at work. Turns out it's really an 87. The guy wanted to get rid of it minus the 351W and tranny. Been sitting under a tree for a couple of years. Only real body damage is right rear wheel opening from meeting a deer and left front fender opening from someone not knowing how to roll a fender lip. No major rust to speak of only minor on hood from a carb fire. Interior is in good shape. Needs some serious elbow grease. Now how to I explain to the girlfriend why I dragged such an ugly looking thing home.
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Plus he has a Cougar and 2 Mark VII waiting to be hauled off if someone wants one.



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my 90 mustang roller looked worse. it sat outside under a tree for 5 yrs. and the upholstery was soaked in mouse pee.
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I feel your pain......... I wish I had the space to store everything I "wanted" to do....... But then I'd need the money to go along with it!!!!!!! :lol:

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Well I have figured one excuse. "Darling you know those extra 460 motor you complain about me having. Well consider the Thunderbird as an storage spot for one."
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Yeah............ Ttell her that and get back to us......... Something tells me she won't be thrilled....... Maybe surprised, not good surprised, but surprised nonetheless!!!!!!

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what if you proceed to give the car to her. I'll bet shes really impressed :roll:
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Sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! :lol:
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I thought about that too, but I can't duck as quick as I use too.
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I thought about that too, but I can't duck as quick as I use too.

And I bet it would be cold sleeping in that T-bird this time of year too!!! :shock: :shock:

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Did I just think to myself "good score!"

Man. I'm as bad as you.
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Sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission! :lol:
Not sometimes.....ALWAYS. I think the problem is that you haven't done this often enough. After a while, she'll just roll her eyes :roll: and say, "Whatever! I'm going shopping." Then you'll know you're home free. :lol:

By the way, if there's any rust at all on that thing, it'll be in the bottom of the rear window channel, just above the decklid. Cool project for a bigblock, though. 8)

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if you build it and let her drive it, she will be hooked.I let my wife drive my car"with me in it" and she grins ear to ear.
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Well I am still breathing. When she saw it I got the "ok whatever". So I must be safe for now.
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Did she go shopping?

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