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View Poll Results: Have you done Mods to your Tbird?
No Mods at all 111 32.55%
Mods but can go back to origional 194 56.89%
Thinking of doing a Mod 11 3.23%
Mods of no return to origional 25 7.33%
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 08:40 PM   #101
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I ordered the wide, it's 3/4 inch and should cover the wear on my paint.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 08:06 PM   #102
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I thought the original was a beauty - or I would not have wanted to buy one. With that said, my TBird is now truly mine. She is the way I would have bought her! Ford did a great job - but to me, they did not do a magnificent job. I also wish her hardtop was retractable. I love my Baby, and she's mine, she turns heads, and she is definitely not for sale!

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Old Oct 20, 2011, 08:07 PM   #103
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my feelings 100% the only thing I added was the hardtop protection molding to prevent scratching
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 04:48 PM   #104
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Going to apply the standard stainless protetion undr the top, "chrome" to the tailights and V8 emblems this week when they arrive. Then the hard top goes on for the winter. We drove the car to Va Beach today with the top down. Great day. The more I drive this car, the more I appreciate what it is.
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 07:28 PM   #105
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I finally got a chance to take some pics of the custom seat covers and the laser cut mats.

The leopard print thingie on the console is a dog toy I found at the dollar store. I use it to pad between my knee and the door panel; my knee was rubbing on the speaker cover and I was starting to get a callous. It also comes in handy when someone parks too close to me and I am worried I might tap the other car with my door. I put it between the edge of my door and the other car and get out.

I still need to get with the lady that made the seat covers and see about opening them up on the side for the air bags. She had never done a Thunderbird before and used my description over the phone and then made modifications when I got there to make them fit so well, she probably didn't know about the airbags and I didn't either.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 04:58 AM   #106
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I finally got a chance to take some pics of the custom seat covers and the laser cut mats.

The leopard print thingie on the console is a dog toy I found at the dollar store. I use it to pad between my knee and the door panel; my knee was rubbing on the speaker cover and I was starting to get a callous. It also comes in handy when someone parks too close to me and I am worried I might tap the other car with my door. I put it between the edge of my door and the other car and get out.

I still need to get with the lady that made the seat covers and see about opening them up on the side for the air bags. She had never done a Thunderbird before and used my description over the phone and then made modifications when I got there to make them fit so well, she probably didn't know about the airbags and I didn't either.
Now all you need is some Zebra stripes on the outside
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 09:19 AM   #107
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Ron you know you never mix zebra stripes with leopard print. The zebra seat covers are on my Ranger.
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 09:43 AM   #108
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The leopard would probably attack the zebra.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 05:33 AM   #109
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Ron you know you never mix zebra stripes with leopard print. The zebra seat covers are on my Ranger.
I am NOT well known for my good taste......Pic looks like a T bird
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 05:49 PM   #110
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Just installed the tail light bezels, retro V8 emblems and chrome strips to protect the rear deck from the top. I'm pleased with all 3. Thunderbird Concepts.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 06:43 AM   #111
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Aaron @ Thunderbird Concepts has finally come out with a rear deck carpet piece! in the past some members had a custom shop make up 3 piece carpet sets, but now it is available to the rest of use.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 11:30 AM   #112
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Aaron @ Thunderbird Concepts has finally come out with a rear deck carpet piece! in the past some members had a custom shop make up 3 piece carpet sets, but now it is available to the rest of use.
I like the idea of a carpet on the "package shelf", but how, how, how, many, many, many Thunderbird logos do you need to display on your car? I'd just like it in plain black.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 02:59 PM   #113
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I like the idea of a carpet on the "package shelf", but how, how, how, many, many, many Thunderbird logos do you need to display on your car? I'd just like it in plain black.
For me, there are never enough TBird logos..
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 09:11 PM   #114
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I installed the hardtop protection trim a few months back and now I installed ss rocker panels and today the all chrome hood scoop. I painted the background of the scoop to black so the louvers would stand out. The scoop looks great on my black bird.
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 09:37 AM   #115
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I like the idea of a carpet on the "package shelf", but how, how, how, many, many, many Thunderbird logos do you need to display on your car? I'd just like it in plain black.
I'm with you on this one......
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 09:43 AM   #116
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I'm with you on this one......
Me too, plus I don't plan to stand there so why carpet it?
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Old Nov 2, 2011, 02:35 PM   #117
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OK, I BROKE DOWN AND DID A SECOND MOD.
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 08:25 AM   #118
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Wow!













...er, what? I'm guessing wheels. Or, radio? Floor mats?
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 09:07 AM   #119
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Wow!

...er, what? I'm guessing wheels. Or, radio? Floor mats?
Color matched top!
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 10:02 AM   #120
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OK, I BROKE DOWN AND DID A SECOND MOD.
You mean you missed that top you sold?
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 12:45 PM   #121
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If I mount a hardtop that was not ordered on my car (but I did pick up at the factory and was installed there) would that be considered a mod?
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 04:23 PM   #122
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Only your window sticker would know.






(unless you went for some odd color to go with your red)
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 08:23 AM   #123
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I consider a mod to be something you have changed on the car that indicates it is not the way a new Bird looked when coming off the assembly line.








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Old Apr 18, 2012, 03:26 PM   #124
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The hardtop protection came the day before Easter when all 4 children were home. They stole the box, wrapped it and said do not open 'til Father's day. Can that be considered a mod? Will do hood scoop and shorter headlight trim if it becomes available. July b-day just around the corner.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:36 AM   #125
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The hardtop protection came the day before Easter when all 4 children were home. They stole the box, wrapped it and said do not open 'til Father's day. Can that be considered a mod? Will do hood scoop and shorter headlight trim if it becomes available. July b-day just around the corner.
How many mods are too many! Sure was an interesting Father's day and B-day this year as the kids bought and installed the chrome hood scoop, the short headlight covers, top protection strip and the dash kit. They want to know what's for Christmas! Son found taillight chrome covers and wants the ok for 12-25. I'm thinking there is a stopping point I don't want to cross. Thoughts!
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