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Hi Folks,

I'm a relatively new member here with very few posts. I joined because I had acquired a wrecked 1990 Super Coupe. It was an impulse buy because it was a great price and a very limited window of opportunity to acquire it. It sat in my enclosed trailer for almost four months while I debated what to do with it. It was a one owner car which had very good care and the maintenance records to back it up. The down side was that due to unfortunate issues and events for the owner the car sat in storage for two years in a fenced compound. During that time it was broken into by idiots who pried and ruined the dash board when stealing the after market head unit There was also other damage done to the interior. After long deliberation I decided that it was not a good idea to restore the car because the cost far out weighed the end value as published by several price guides. I always liked T-Birds and we have owned several back in the '90s we bought new. I have several other projects ongoing and I am an old geezer so it's not at all practical for me to take on more than I can possibly ever get around to doing or completing. I decided it was better for me to part this thing out and harvest the engine and some other components for one of my ongoing projects ans sell the rest and/or take it to the crusher. Below are some pictures of the car I took when I brought it home.








Unfortunately I can't advertise the parts here because I do not have the minimum number of required posts and I'm not up to creating useless posts just to get the thirty I need to advertise them here.

I am going to use the supercharged 3.8L V-6 and the complete independent rear suspension system in one of my '53 Ford F-100s as well as some other misc. parts and components. The stock wheels are in excellent condition but they are just not what I want for my F-100 project. I plan on selling those and the five speed M5R2 manual tranny as well as many of the electronic modules and other parts.

There are several problems I am trying to solve regarding combining different Ford systems. I am using a Rolling chassis from a '99 Explorer as well as instrumentation and control. I would be very much interested in hearing from anyone who has worked with and/or has extensive working knowledge of these systems. I have acquired the Ford manuals for these systems in the T-Bird as well as the Explorer and I have worked out a lot of the problems although I still have some problems to work out.

If anyone here has knowledge of this stuff or can hook me up with someone who does, I'd love to hear from them. Rather than take up more time and space here regarding these issues, those who are interested can CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE to learn more about what I am doing and what I am trying to learn.

Sorry about the long winded post but sometimes a lot needs to be said to get the point across. Thanks for your time and consideration as well as any help any of you folks might be able to provide.

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Hi Folks,

I'm a relatively new member here with very few posts. I joined because I had acquired a wrecked 1990 Super Coupe. It was an impulse buy because it was a great price and a very limited window of opportunity to acquire it. It sat in my enclosed trailer for almost four months while I debated what to do with it. It was a one owner car which had very good care and the maintenance records to back it up. The down side was that due to unfortunate issues and events for the owner the car sat in storage for two years in a fenced compound. During that time it was broken into by idiots who pried and ruined the dash board when stealing the after market head unit There was also other damage done to the interior. After long deliberation I decided that it was not a good idea to restore the car because the cost far out weighed the end value as published by several price guides. I always liked T-Birds and we have owned several back in the '90s we bought new. I have several other projects ongoing and I am an old geezer so it's not at all practical for me to take on more than I can possibly ever get around to doing or completing. I decided it was better for me to part this thing out and harvest the engine and some other components for one of my ongoing projects ans sell the rest and/or take it to the crusher. Below are some pictures of the car I took when I brought it home.








Unfortunately I can't advertise the parts here because I do not have the minimum number of required posts and I'm not up to creating useless posts just to get the thirty I need to advertise them here.

I am going to use the supercharged 3.8L V-6 and the complete independent rear suspension system in one of my '53 Ford F-100s as well as some other misc. parts and components. The stock wheels are in excellent condition but they are just not what I want for my F-100 project. I plan on selling those and the five speed M5R2 manual tranny as well as many of the electronic modules and other parts.

There are several problems I am trying to solve regarding combining different Ford systems. I am using a Rolling chassis from a '99 Explorer as well as instrumentation and control. I would be very much interested in hearing from anyone who has worked with and/or has extensive working knowledge of these systems. I have acquired the Ford manuals for these systems in the T-Bird as well as the Explorer and I have worked out a lot of the problems although I still have some problems to work out.

If anyone here has knowledge of this stuff or can hook me up with someone who does, I'd love to hear from them. Rather than take up more time and space here regarding these issues, those who are interested can CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE to learn more about what I am doing and what I am trying to learn.

Sorry about the long winded post but sometimes a lot needs to be said to get the point across. Thanks for your time and consideration as well as any help any of you folks might be able to provide.

Later Folks...
wow that;s a hard hit, what kind of intieor u have? if u sell the amps im interested...amps speakers .etc.
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The interior was black but unfortunately some vandals broke into it and trashed a lot of it. I saved the seats but they need re-upholstered due to common wear. The back seat is in good condition but I doubt any body wants it. The only thing that I have left worth selling is the 5 speed manual tranny.

The jury is still out on the amps as I may use them in my project truck. I have them stored away as well as the big woofer box.

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I probably have enough parts here to finish it.
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You really didnt have to post all of that in BOLD font, but I may be interested in the back seat if it is a fold down rear seat.

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How much you want for the Front Sway Bar shipped to 32359? (If it's not bent from the looks of those pics, LOL)

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You really didnt have to post all of that in BOLD font.
Maybe he is old and has trouble seeing, I would much rather see someone do that than to post in all caps.
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I can defenatly see that, its just a PITA when someone quotes him, I have to scroll down a 1/2 mile to see the most recent post.

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I can defenatly see that, its just a PITA when someone quotes him, I have to scroll down a 1/2 mile to see the most recent post.
That's why somewhere on this board it says NOT to quote all the images. It's not hard to delete the images in your responses when you quote someone, but a lot of people still don't do it.....

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I am interested in the rear sway bar and brackets.
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I probably have enough parts here to finish it.
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What was left went to the crusher two days ago. I decided it was not going to be worth the expense to restore it the way I would have wanted it. Instead the engine is going to make a very interesting choice for my '53 F-100.

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You really didnt have to post all of that in BOLD font, but I may be interested in the back seat if it is a fold down rear seat.
The back seat is really nice and I saved it but it is not a fold down.

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I am interested in the rear sway bar and brackets.
I'm using the complete rear suspension system in my '53 F-100 project, CLICK HERE to see what I am using.

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Maybe he is old and has trouble seeing, I would much rather see someone do that than to post in all caps.
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Hey!!! I resemble that remark... I happen to like the bold type fonts.

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resemble huh?

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Any chance you saved the ABS/master cylinder assembly?
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Any chance you saved the ABS/master cylinder assembly?
Another SC owner just bought it. He said they were high dollar so I guess $50.00 was a good deal.

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I may be interested in the Transmission, still got that?

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I may be interested in the Transmission, still got that?
I was gonna say the same thing?

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Raptor22 and Platoribs,

Sold it Saturday for $200.00.

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Raptor22 and Platoribs,

Sold it Saturday for $200.00.
Shoot! Oh well.

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