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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have been into the local junkyard's collector lot quite a few times to pull parts off an 88 XR7 he has out there and every time i walk through the gate there is this red 87-88 Turbocoupe sitting there. So yesterday I called the owner up and asked a few questions, i.e. how much, does it run, do you have the title? He wants $1200 for it I'm sure if I had a little less he'd sell it, the main question I have is should I? The original idea was to buy it take the rear axle and trans out for my cougar, and sell the rest on ebay and sites like this one. But if it runs and I can title it maybe I should save it!? It would need to be stripped and painted, I can't stand red cars especially ones with red interiors like this one, and I haven't gotten a real good look at it yet for rust etc., but I'm stuck I really wanted to get a 98 Mark but if i can get a running TC, provided its in savable shape, I'm seriously considering saving this car.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 02:29 PM
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If it's in good shape, and its a 5-speed car, then go for it. If its an auto, then I wouldn't bother, unless its to part it out.

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They are good cars mine is good...and whats wrong with an automatic??
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The automatics had a lot less power than the 5-speed cars did.

-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul with a 427" Windsor.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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No its a stick or I wouldn't bother I think it is anyway haven't been out there for a while. Maybe tomorrow.

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I went out in the snow today and looked at it not too bad but it has some pretty nasty rust in a couple of spots. Right in front of the rear wheel its rusted through. Maybe if I can find a good body shop. I do really want that rear axle tho, and I'd be halfway to my 5 speed swap too.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 06:49 PM
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No dont do it , keep looking around , there are a bunch of these cars around , Im sure for the same money that you can find a better in shape car . you will have so much on repairs that you will be sorry that you bought it , look thru ebay or trader.com or 1 of the few Turbo sites , lots of cars out there . I have a great in shape car for sale , an 88 .but its an automatic . Luck on your search , DW
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