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Cars > Challenges > “1993 ford thunderbird lx” Vs “The $800 Craigslist Van”

 

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1993 thunderbird lx

“1993 ford thunderbird lx”

1993 GMC Rally Van

“The $800 Craigslist Van”

 
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About “1993 ford thunderbird lx”

1993 ford thunderbird so 4 jast the rims weing dunn Year to Year Changes


1991 Ford Thunderbird: For 1991, a V8 option was back: a 5.0-liter engine rated at 200 horsepower.
1992 Ford Thunderbird: Sport models had a standard V8, making four models in all: base, Sport, LX, and SC. LX/Sport front ends got the SC's faired air intakes and aero skirting. All models wore new full-width taillights.
1993 Ford Thunderbird: Base and Sport models were gone, leaving only the LX and Super Coupe. Thunderbirds still had no airbag at all.
1994 Ford Thunderbird: An overhead-cam 4.6-liter V8 arrived for '94, along with driver- and passenger-side airbags and optional traction control. T-Birds featured new front/rear fascias, a new hood, and headlights. Motorized seatbelts were gone.
1995 Ford Thunderbird: Variable-assist power steering no longer was standard on the LX, except with V8 power.
1996 Ford Thunderbird: No more Super Coupes went to dealerships, but Thunderbird continued in LX guise. Extensive styling changes included new fascias, clear-lens headlights, and a new grille with larger opening. Color-keyed body moldings were integrated with door panels.
1997 Ford Thunderbird: Revisions to the dash and interior layout were the major change for '97. The simplified instrument cluster featured new gauges with orange needles, while warning lights replaced the oil pressure gauge and ammeter. The center console was redesigned to provide dual cupholders, a coin holder, and larger storage bin. Ford also made four-wheel disc brakes standard. At the end of the model year, Ford announced the end of Thunderbird production.

About “The $800 Craigslist Van”

The project I fell into last fall after the '54 left for LA and the Kids' fate was secured by the Bel Air funded lawyer.

It works great for hauling t-shirts and vending at car shows. Started innocently enough with a set of big and little rally wheels but I wasn't smart enough to leave it alone.

So, what could be funnier than a ****ty 90's van patched-up and made to look like a 70's shaggin wagon?

This kind of stuff happens if a car/graphics guy doesn't have something decent to work on in the winter. Somebody please take away my paint gun.

I'm well aware of the fact that I'm a huge dork. Thank you for your concern :o)

What does Kaitlyn have to say about this whole mess? She hasn't pinned a name on it yet. Whenever she catches me calling it a "truck", she is pretty quick to remind me that live in the no-man's land occupied by vans & el caminos. "It's a van dad." Thank you for reminding me peanut.

I will say there's nothing like having your cell phone number in blue metalflake plastered down the side of something like this. Ladies. . . I'm single. Wanna go for a ride in my bitchin' van? Lol

 

Specs for “1993 ford thunderbird lx”

3.8 v6 Year to Year Changes


1991 Ford Thunderbird: For 1991, a V8 option was back: a 5.0-liter engine rated at 200 horsepower.
1992 Ford Thunderbird: Sport models had a standard V8, making four models in all: base, Sport, LX, and SC. LX/Sport front ends got the SC's faired air intakes and aero skirting. All models wore new full-width taillights.
1993 Ford Thunderbird: Base and Sport models were gone, leaving only the LX and Super Coupe. Thunderbirds still had no airbag at all.
1994 Ford Thunderbird: An overhead-cam 4.6-liter V8 arrived for '94, along with driver- and passenger-side airbags and optional traction control. T-Birds featured new front/rear fascias, a new hood, and headlights. Motorized seatbelts were gone.
1995 Ford Thunderbird: Variable-assist power steering no longer was standard on the LX, except with V8 power.
1996 Ford Thunderbird: No more Super Coupes went to dealerships, but Thunderbird continued in LX guise. Extensive styling changes included new fascias, clear-lens headlights, and a new grille with larger opening. Color-keyed body moldings were integrated with door panels.
1997 Ford Thunderbird: Revisions to the dash and interior layout were the major change for '97. The simplified instrument cluster featured new gauges with orange needles, while warning lights replaced the oil pressure gauge and ammeter. The center console was redesigned to provide dual cupholders, a coin holder, and larger storage bin. Ford also made four-wheel disc brakes standard. At the end of the model year, Ford announced the end of Thunderbird production.

Specs for “The $800 Craigslist Van”

350tbi / L460-E
3.42:1 posi
260k miles
3" Straight Dual Sidepipes
8 track hi-fi
Mr. T Bobblehead
Aviator shades required
Daily Driver / Billboard / Noisemaker / Burnout Champ
10.4 eighth mile E.T.

 

Factory Options for “1993 ford thunderbird lx”

otmh batrydoor CoupeEngine3.8L V-6cylTransmission4-Speed Automatic

Factory Options for “The $800 Craigslist Van”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “1993 ford thunderbird lx”

optima battery, cold air intake system, racing gauges are almost done, headers back, racing exhaust, catalystic converters off, alpine system, pioneer head unit, gt racing wing, american racing rims. Those are the things that are done so far! now kids o mast dunn

Mods for “The $800 Craigslist Van”

$60 can of farm store brand enamel (beltline down)
$50 in patch panels from Keystone
JC Whitney sidepipes with the guts knocked out
Clapped out '70 chevy tube grille (thanks Rod!)
Thousands of dollars in wasted layout and artwork time
Bitchin' cragar mags (Summit Racing still has them in stock)
BFG Rubber
Cut coils
Early bumpers & guards
Lots of vinyl, ink and lamination

 

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