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General Information

Year
1986
Make
Chrysler
Model
Lebaron convertible
Color
White
History
Bought from All American Auto in Ivor Virginia as a parts car for my 1985 Mark Cross convertible. The 1985 was totaled in February 2009 and I saved the powertrain, top, doors etc. Due to retiring and relocating it was put on the back burner until last year. It is now being redone.
1986 Chrysler Lebaron convertible (White)

Modifications

Drivetrain
1988 Turbo II service engine from a junkyard. 1987 two piece intake, modified A413. 1989 Garrett turbocharger. Using air intake system from 1991 Shadow 2.5L turbo along with the engine harness. 1996 Stratus PDC to do away with fusible links and relay collection (everything is internal. Used a modified 1989 J body coupe front harness and dash harness. Engine controls changed from old 2 part to SBEC. Complete 1994 underhood A/C system. Changed from small radiator only fan to a modified 1999 Ford Contour pair (changed to pushers). Transaxle cooler from a Durango as T2 radiator has no provision for cooler. Used 1989 J coupe 4 wheel disc brake system including proportioning valve, master cylinder and booster.
Interior
Installing a 1989 J body dash with full analog gauges. 1992 Imperial automatic climate control system. Will be using 2001 Sebring convertible rear view mirror with courtesy lights and auto dimming.
Exterior
Added Metra power antenna. Has sedan remote power side mirrors, will have 15" alloy wheels (Chrysler factory).
Audio
Complete infinity system from 2001 Sebring convertible, but will be using a 2001 300M AM/FM/CD/Cassette head unit, Crutchfield sourced speakers (6).
Suspension
1989 J coupe K member and control arms. 1989 J coupe rear suspension and disc brakes, KYB front struts from 1985 car W/springs.

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