Utterly confused..... - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
$.25 poster
 
AlpineBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: South Jerz
Age: 32
Posts: 1,900
Send a message via AIM to AlpineBird
Utterly confused.....

I wonder what the hell this is the offspring of........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...548323187&rd=1



'96 Alpine Bird 281ci
- Clear Corners
- DynoMax Cat-Back
- Purchased with 36,000 miles, now at 101k
- No mods planned untill it's DD life is over

1998 5.9 Limited Grand Cherokee
- Flowmaster Exhaust
- AEM Brute Force Intake
- Mopar Performance ECU

- 275hp-395ft/lbs at the crank (est.) Track results in the spring!!!
AlpineBird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 02:41 PM
6th Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Orleans
Age: 38
Posts: 598
A 98 huh? Somebody better snatch it up, it has got to be a collectable!
That wood grain looks horrible!
So...how do you turn on the A/C? Pliers?
504 Bird is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 02:51 PM
Draggin the Subframe
with Jesus now
RIP Buddy!
 
JoelBender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 2,201
it's an 89...it's in the description......now I'd have to see under the hood to see if it's really a v8, since they didnt have a v8 option in 89.

The one, the only.........Bagged!.....Bottle Fed!......Thunderchicken!!
13.605 @ 99.46 & 13.608 @ 99.78 & 13.610 @ 101.72 on the bottle.
14.782 @ 94.46 at Cecil
14.792 @ 93.38 at Rockingham with new torque converter (2800 stall) 95% humidity, 82 degrees....
284.3 hp @ 4100 rpm, 370.4 ftlb @ 3600 rpm
Your friendly, run of the mill, Psychopathic moderator

NC Chapter Forum Carolina Thunder

TCCoA A-hole crew 2005 "DIASS"
JoelBender is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 03:57 PM
Recidivistic Procrastinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Age: 50
Posts: 1,040
Interior looks like a 94-95. I would say the car is a 94-95 with a 96-97 nose.

94 LX 4.6
Hibernating...
Engine built by Jim O'[email protected] Racing
I live with "fear" everyday, sometimes she lets me race...
Cam94 is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 04:14 PM
Resident 40th Anniversary Expert
 
Shawn40th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: LosAngeles, CA
Age: 38
Posts: 2,983
Send a message via AIM to Shawn40th
Wow. I would think it would be a 94-96 from the interior BUT, why would anyone put the 89-90 molding on a 94-96? And it would be a lot more work then it is worth to put a whole shell of a 89-90 on a 94-96. so it's probably a 89-90 with a interior swap and maybe a engine swap. Oh and it does say 89 in the title of the description.
Shawn40th is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 04:23 PM
PostWhore
 
94t-birdlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Scituate, RI
Age: 36
Posts: 1,131
Send a message via AIM to 94t-birdlx Send a message via MSN to 94t-birdlx
That's some ghetto two-tone!

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity."
94t-birdlx is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 04:26 PM
Jedi Master
 
mn12xr7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: El Paso, TX
Age: 36
Posts: 3,647
i saw it the other day...yeah its a 89 because of the side moldings but what threw me off was the interior. This person really went all out to make it look like a 96-97.

-Orlando

friends don't let friends drive Chevy
mn12xr7 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 04:32 PM
Geek w/Gearhead Complex
 
Fubarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,299
looks like an accident special

96 Mark VIII [email protected] :: 03 radiator/fan - j-modded trans - BBK UD pulley kit - dual gauge pod - 28,000 B&M transcooler (w/ AN fits) - 3.73 locker (with speedo gear) - 180' thermo - 8.5mm wires - colder plugs
soon to install : "fixed" heads and a damn tune. Project snaked8 continues...
Fubarian is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 04:52 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
jk69cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: vernon hills, IL
Age: 42
Posts: 5,978
hey ! i have an 89 with a v8

64 ford galaxie -FE powered beast!- sleeping giant
69 cougar standard- 347/c6 -efi restomod, heidts prog 4 link heavily modified front, custom strutrods boxed lowers rollerperches 620 lowering springs! meier shock tower brace
96 f150 supercab lifted beast! 351 powered beast
87 shasta roadmaster 29ft travel trailer- pimpdaddy camping!
mn12 less!
jk69cat is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 06:17 PM
Back in Black

Administrator
 
ShadowDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 44
Posts: 14,204
Only one tailpipe...

Trim, rear bumper and mirrors point to 89.
Interior 94-96
Front end, rear deck, taillights 96-97

Looks like he swapped parts out of a 96 into an 89

R.I.P. Joel Bender 07/30/79 - 03/26/06
R.I.P. Johnny Langton 1975-2011

1997 Thunderbird LX 4.6 AED 349.27RWHP/391.29RWTQ Engine Build Exterior shots
2002 Thunderbird Premium Triple Black 3.9
2015 Fusion Energi SE Luxury Magnetic Gray
*SCRAPPED* 1994 LX 4.6 NA [email protected] 236.07RWHP/286.26RWTQ
ShadowDragon is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 06:42 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
lightevergreenfrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Owensboro Ky.
Age: 35
Posts: 2,230
Send a message via AIM to lightevergreenfrost
But the interior is really hard to change. I think its origionaly a 94-95 that was wrecked. It was relaced with 89 parts, and later someone wanted to do a 96-97 swap after another crash. Someone should do a carfax on it.

T-Bird Registry Number 27526
My Car Domain Site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2282851
My Space:
http://www.myspace.com/jordonjones
lightevergreenfrost is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 06:46 PM
Back in Black

Administrator
 
ShadowDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 44
Posts: 14,204
Rear quarters are alot harder to replace than the interior.

94-95's also had the remote gas cap, that doesn't.

There's also minor interior pieces missing, the door light covers, the kick panels, 1 speaker cover and 1 side defroster vent.

R.I.P. Joel Bender 07/30/79 - 03/26/06
R.I.P. Johnny Langton 1975-2011

1997 Thunderbird LX 4.6 AED 349.27RWHP/391.29RWTQ Engine Build Exterior shots
2002 Thunderbird Premium Triple Black 3.9
2015 Fusion Energi SE Luxury Magnetic Gray
*SCRAPPED* 1994 LX 4.6 NA [email protected] 236.07RWHP/286.26RWTQ
ShadowDragon is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 07:50 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
SVT2888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maywood, CA
Age: 33
Posts: 3,121
Send a message via AIM to SVT2888
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightevergreenfrost
But the interior is really hard to change. I think its origionaly a 94-95 that was wrecked. It was relaced with 89 parts, and later someone wanted to do a 96-97 swap after another crash. Someone should do a carfax on it.
How much do you want to bet that it will come out clean on carfax. He probably has wrecked the car several times and just fixed it in the yard.

Mods: Concrete Median
CNCpics.com-Automotive Event Photography
Facebook
Ebay Store
Official B-team member. Viva La Revolucion!
SVT2888 is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 08:14 PM
Dim Bulb
 
Falcon5783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: podunk, middle of western WA
Age: 36
Posts: 3,499
Send a message via AIM to Falcon5783 Send a message via MSN to Falcon5783 Send a message via Yahoo to Falcon5783
Some cars are distinctly obviously owned by a certain type of person. Like mexicans buy trucks and drop em, stick the wheels out 6", and put chrome accents around the fenders. Only mexicans do that. As for that car... I'm guessing the guy is like... Irish

+1

Elliot
'95 who-the-hell-knows-what in progress
2003 Mustang Cobra radiator, 180* T-stat, Hayden Ultra-cool auxiliary transmission cooler, 13" slotted/cross-drilled front rotors, Dual-Piston PBR calipers Powder Coated Red w/ black logo, 17" 7-spoke Chrome Motegis, JVC Arsenal 5000 HU with touch screen, Kappa 5x7's, Audiobahn 12 pushing 550 rms, FF50 driving lights, FF75 fog lights, xenon 95 air dam, 97 side skirts, rear window tbird decal
Falcon5783 is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Back in Black

Administrator
 
ShadowDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 44
Posts: 14,204
But there's no beer/whiskey stains on the interior? Maybe that's why they replaced it

R.I.P. Joel Bender 07/30/79 - 03/26/06
R.I.P. Johnny Langton 1975-2011

1997 Thunderbird LX 4.6 AED 349.27RWHP/391.29RWTQ Engine Build Exterior shots
2002 Thunderbird Premium Triple Black 3.9
2015 Fusion Energi SE Luxury Magnetic Gray
*SCRAPPED* 1994 LX 4.6 NA [email protected] 236.07RWHP/286.26RWTQ
ShadowDragon is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 08:17 PM
Dim Bulb
 
Falcon5783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: podunk, middle of western WA
Age: 36
Posts: 3,499
Send a message via AIM to Falcon5783 Send a message via MSN to Falcon5783 Send a message via Yahoo to Falcon5783
No no, that'd be Scottish

+1

Elliot
'95 who-the-hell-knows-what in progress
2003 Mustang Cobra radiator, 180* T-stat, Hayden Ultra-cool auxiliary transmission cooler, 13" slotted/cross-drilled front rotors, Dual-Piston PBR calipers Powder Coated Red w/ black logo, 17" 7-spoke Chrome Motegis, JVC Arsenal 5000 HU with touch screen, Kappa 5x7's, Audiobahn 12 pushing 550 rms, FF50 driving lights, FF75 fog lights, xenon 95 air dam, 97 side skirts, rear window tbird decal
Falcon5783 is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 12:10 AM
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 38
Posts: 4,794
is it a v6? look at the vin number engine code is 4?

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 10:06 AM
Back in Black

Administrator
 
ShadowDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 44
Posts: 14,204
Duh.. okay according to fleet.ford.com...

World Manufacturer Identifier - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Positions
VIN Code: 1fa
Assembly Country: USA
Make: FORD
Body Style: SEDAN
Restraint System Type (Passenger Cars) or Brake Type and GVWR Class (Trucks and Vans) - 4th Position
VIN Code: p
Brake System:
GVWR Class:
Restraint: BELT, PASSIVE (MANUAL)
GVWR Range:
Line,Series Body Type - 5th, 6th, 7th Positions
VIN Code: p60
Vehicle Line: THUNDERBIRD
Series: STANDARD
Chassis Type:
Body Type:
Vehicle Type:
Engine Type - 8th Position
VIN Code: 4
Engine: 3.8 LITERS
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: GASOLINE
Engine Manufacturer:
Horsepower: 140 - 160 HORSEPOWER
Model Year - 10th Position
VIN Code: k
Model Year: 1989
Assembly Plant - 11th Position
VIN Code: h
Assembly Plant: LORAIN: LORAIN, OH
Production Sequence Number - 12th - 17th
VIN Code: 194182
Prod Sequence Number 194182
Additional Information
Transmission Type
Transmission Manufacturer
Transmission ID
Wheel Axle Manufacturer
Wheel Axles Wheelbase

R.I.P. Joel Bender 07/30/79 - 03/26/06
R.I.P. Johnny Langton 1975-2011

1997 Thunderbird LX 4.6 AED 349.27RWHP/391.29RWTQ Engine Build Exterior shots
2002 Thunderbird Premium Triple Black 3.9
2015 Fusion Energi SE Luxury Magnetic Gray
*SCRAPPED* 1994 LX 4.6 NA [email protected] 236.07RWHP/286.26RWTQ

Last edited by ShadowDragon; 05-07-2005 at 10:13 AM.
ShadowDragon is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 09:54 AM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
jk69cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: vernon hills, IL
Age: 42
Posts: 5,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDragon
Rear quarters are alot harder to replace than the interior.

94-95's also had the remote gas cap, that doesn't.

There's also minor interior pieces missing, the door light covers, the kick panels, 1 speaker cover and 1 side defroster vent.

you could get any year with a manual gas door , most were ordered with power though

64 ford galaxie -FE powered beast!- sleeping giant
69 cougar standard- 347/c6 -efi restomod, heidts prog 4 link heavily modified front, custom strutrods boxed lowers rollerperches 620 lowering springs! meier shock tower brace
96 f150 supercab lifted beast! 351 powered beast
87 shasta roadmaster 29ft travel trailer- pimpdaddy camping!
mn12 less!
jk69cat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome