An ugly secret is causing Ford Thunderbird owners to blow their tops, Ward’s has learned. Ford has fix planned for paint-scuffing problem plaguing Thunderbird's removable hardtop. About 90% of the more than 20,000 ’02 Thunderbirds sold by the auto maker feature a removable hardtop. But when deployed, the bottom edge – which is trimmed with a gasket – rubs against the painted surface of the rear deck lid. As a result, disgruntled owners say, paint gets smudged, scuffed and – in ...

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