lx to a Sc - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Elkton Michigan
Age: 34
Posts: 140
Send a message via Yahoo to Josh Heilig
lx to a Sc

Would it be possible to call an LX an SC if you got the ground effects bumpers for the outside then got the interior from an SC then put in an SC motor with supercharger. Would this be a change over and be a SC or would it still be an LX

1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35th Anniversary. True duel exhaust with x-pipe and stainless steel magna flows. Cold Air induction system.TintedWindows.Costum Black and silver painted Cobra Rs
1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe.[crushed]
Josh Heilig is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 07:50 PM
6th Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North Jersey
Age: 34
Posts: 607
Well you can call it whatever you want.
But, when I was thinking about this swap, I called up my insurance company to see how it would be classified. Basicly they go by the VIN, unless you want to insure the car as a hot rod (they called it somthing else, maybe special intrest?) in which case the insurance would be crazy $$$ and I would have to pay to have it apraised.


Jim

1993 LX 5.0
JSGAuto is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 07:54 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,921
the difference between a Supercoupe and an LX at my insurance place is 12$ every 6 month.............. and your LX would still be an LX to them......
rancherlee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 07:59 PM
6th Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North Jersey
Age: 34
Posts: 607
Wow I like your Insurance Co.!!! I don't even want to know what my SC is going to cost to insure. To young, to poor, and from NJ!!!!!

Jim

1993 LX 5.0
JSGAuto is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 10:26 PM
4th Gear Poster
 
cmd146's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Age: 45
Posts: 218
Don't even get me started on New Jersey car insurance!

You can make your LX look like an SC right down to the fold down rear seats, but it will never really be an SC. A car can only aspire to be whatever it was when it left the assembly line. You couldn't (honestly) sell it as an SC, but you can have lots of fun with it, and tell people whatever you want.

1995 LX Electric Red 3.8, K&N intake, Reinhart Chip.

1965 Mustang HP289

I'm selling many 1960's Mustang and Ford parts. Have a rebuildable 289, an FMX trans, complete 67 coupe body with glass - send me PM.
cmd146 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 11:13 AM
Motorboatin' SOB
Headlight Cleaning Guru
 
big mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: H-town, TX
Posts: 6,910
Send a message via AIM to big mike
heres an idea....

buy an sc and swap the ground effects with lx body panels. that way you will have an sc that looks like an lx. can we say sleeper??

2014 GT
1990 300ZX TT
big mike is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 11:03 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 86
I agree with Mike on that one, I plan on doin that if I get the dough for the SC!!1

Will
Willow9238 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 07:11 PM
Seasoned Veteran Poster
 
Tim Groth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Roanoke, VA
Age: 35
Posts: 935
Send a message via AIM to Tim Groth Send a message via Yahoo to Tim Groth
I did this back in the day...

I made my LX look like an SC (its my avatar). Came out nice but it's still slow! As for insurance in VA all t-birds are classified as sedans so the cost on them is the same, which is great. I have a ton of before and after pictures if anyones interested, I think all birds from 89-93 should of had the SC body fot it looks so great. Since I did I've had people change their opinions from a Grandma car to a sports car.

Final comment... when I drive it now after driving my SC I feel like the gas pedel is broken


-Tim

Current Collection
1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto

1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto
1997 LX - Auto - Parts Car
Tim Groth is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Elkton Michigan
Age: 34
Posts: 140
Send a message via Yahoo to Josh Heilig
Yeah shoot me some pictures at [email protected]x

Josh

1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35th Anniversary. True duel exhaust with x-pipe and stainless steel magna flows. Cold Air induction system.TintedWindows.Costum Black and silver painted Cobra Rs
1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe.[crushed]
Josh Heilig is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Elkton Michigan
Age: 34
Posts: 140
Send a message via Yahoo to Josh Heilig
woops [email protected]

1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35th Anniversary. True duel exhaust with x-pipe and stainless steel magna flows. Cold Air induction system.TintedWindows.Costum Black and silver painted Cobra Rs
1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe.[crushed]
Josh Heilig is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 02:24 PM
Seasoned Veteran Poster
 
Tim Groth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Roanoke, VA
Age: 35
Posts: 935
Send a message via AIM to Tim Groth Send a message via Yahoo to Tim Groth
You've got mail.

Just sent the pictures. I hope you like it.

Just if you're interested in pricing on this project it came to about 1000 dollars I think? Saved a lot because of the Earl Scheib paint job..(which is quiet nice for what I paid, I must add).

Let me know what you think.

-Tim

Current Collection
1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto

1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto
1997 LX - Auto - Parts Car
Tim Groth is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
3rd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Elkton Michigan
Age: 34
Posts: 140
Send a message via Yahoo to Josh Heilig
Hey thanx for the pics. It looks pretty good. One thing thatmight mess it up. i just got my car reapainted about a year ago. I saw that you changed your side moldings to go with bumpers. im worried i that if a change them that the new paint wont match up to the old paint. i dont know what to do about the side moldings it never occured to me. I have a really good painter to do my car and hes gonna try to match up the bumpers and groundeffects. well i dont know i might just have to paint the car again but that would be bad becuase it might mess up my one of a kind striped paint job. he gives me really good deals but he take a long time. thanx

Josh

1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35th Anniversary. True duel exhaust with x-pipe and stainless steel magna flows. Cold Air induction system.TintedWindows.Costum Black and silver painted Cobra Rs
1994 Ford Thunderbird Supercoupe.[crushed]
Josh Heilig is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 07:32 AM
Seasoned Veteran Poster
 
Tim Groth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Roanoke, VA
Age: 35
Posts: 935
Send a message via AIM to Tim Groth Send a message via Yahoo to Tim Groth
Well that sucks...

Man that really blows dude. I had planned on painting my car and I figured I'd do the body work before I got it done. I looked like a ricer for like a week before, but it was all good.

I plan on painting my 91 SC but this will be after I put on a 92+ deck w/ the glowing reflectors, spoiler, and my custom fiberglass hood. Damn I love family, highly the ones who do work with fiberglass. .


Good luck with it I hope I helped you out.

If anyone eles wants so see the pictures:
http://www.geocities.com/budse26/bird/

-Tim

Current Collection
1994 Thunderbird SC - Auto

1994 Thunderbird SC - 5spd
1995 Thunderbird SC - Auto
1997 LX - Auto - Parts Car
Tim Groth 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 post new threads
You may 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