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1987 Taurus Gl Wagon - Same Car Differn't Owner.


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More than likely original-ish. Would like to go with something more modern. That is something I have to decide after pricing out the job.

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GEN 1 FOREVER!!! Accords and Camry, kiss my.... Sorry. Bi-polar today.

First pic!   I still don't feel right saying it's mine and catch myself saying it's Bull Geek's wagon . Here's some updates on the girl. Not much done. BG supplied me with nearly all new stuff on

Dem *****.

Slowly getting the car prepped for paint by replacing and painting some the removable stuff. Doing some bodywork along the way.

Blacked out license plate bulb cover.

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Manual fuel door. Black rub strip on doors glued solidly to the body.

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Hood and grill will get a proper respray, bumpers should be fine with a clearcoat only.

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Blacked out the B and C pillars like the sedans. 

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Lookin' good man! When you get done, you can get started on my '95! :D

 

I'd personally be inclined to swap buckets-and-console into the 5spd wagon if it were mine. Maybe a gen II console from a m/t SHO?

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:o I can't get rid of these seats. No bucket seat that I've found is more comfortable than this split bench.

Yes indeed. G1 seats the best ever. I had '87 and '88.

 

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You know, I always wondered if it would be possible to keep the bench seat with a stick shift.

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The shift knob is out of a Mini Cooper. The MT5 has the same shift pattern as the SHO, IIRC. The bench doesn't get in the way while driving. 

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I want bench seating in my Taurus... :(

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Better not toss those seats...I combed through so many Pull A Parts looking for mint seats, and I scored.  Those came out of a car that had 90K miles on it, and interior smelled like new.  I regret not grabbing the carpet, but it had the brake pedal ooze.

 

Nice to see my former vehicle looking sharp for its age.  And getting the royal treatment.

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But if you were to toss the seats.... I have a wagon they'd look perfect in!!! ;)

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Well, I agree the gen 1 seats were awesome. After doing so, I regretted getting rid of my 1986 LX seat that I had in my '93 when I swapped it for 1996 GL buckets. I liked the buckets, don't get me wrong, but that old (and it smelled old) LX seat was far more comfortable.

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Yep... the early Taurus bench seats were towards the top in terms of comfort (especially when covered in velour).

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Yep... the early Taurus bench seats were towards the top in terms of comfort (especially when covered in velour).

Ha! You'd love to see my '87 interior in person... :P

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I've never sat in a Gen 1 bench seat, but I loved the bench seats in my 92 and 94, and even the one in my 97 was more comfortable than anything else I have owned that wasn't a Gen 2.

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Yes indeed. G1 seats the best ever. I had '87 and '88.

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As a witness, I can agree. These have been good on the old abused back.
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The LS/LX series cloth/velour seats were TOP notch.

 

I wish my 2000 had seats like the Gen 1.

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Only problem with the Gen1 seats was that the foam started to sink into the spring-wire grid. There was a plastic coating of some sort on the bottom of the foam where it sat on the grid, but it didn't/doesn't stand up to extended ownership. Disassembling my original driver's seat tipped me off to the problem, and I not only used several thicknesses of plastic between the foam and grid on my new power seat but when I rebuilt the manual seat I did the same for it. The difference is amazing. These seats are great. They just needed some more reinforcement....but, then again I doubt anyone at Ford expected these cars to be still driven after 25 years.

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I still see a few gen1s out and about. I was on a back road avoiding a detour and seen a gen1 Sable wagon in a driveway, it still looked in good shape and everything was original. I see a gen1 Taurus sedan almost everyday a few miles away from me. I feel like a vulture waiting on a 'for sale' sign to pop up on it.

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I still see a few gen1s out and about. I was on a back road avoiding a detour and seen a gen1 Sable wagon in a driveway, it still looked in good shape and everything was original. I see a gen1 Taurus sedan almost everyday a few miles away from me. I feel like a vulture waiting on a 'for sale' sign to pop up on it.

Mmm, Gen 1 Sable. Is it red? Tell me it's red. :P

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