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boXman
05-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Well, here's a lil' background and a bunch of pics...

When I lived in Bloomsburg, I used to drive by this car every once in awhile. Always checkin' it out cuz I wanted it bad. Fast forward about 3-4 years...driving to work one day, I see it FINALLY has a for sale sign in it! So I go home, tell dad about it. Next day I'm at work he stops in, says he talked to the ladys son about it. They were asking $500, but some dude had called and offered $200. He had to wait on his "government check" to come tho. Well, the dude was nice enough to say first with the $200 could have it.. since he was going to call the junk man to come and get in a couple weeks!

So, I finally got this wagon I always wanted. Plain jane, no frills, stripped down base model. :D So far the only options I've found on it was the tripminder and it had cruise control at one point but the wheel was replaced with a non cruise. :wtf: Maybe it had cruise, maybe it didn't, but the servo was there...gone now..haha. Also gone is the passenger door mirror, which was added on by someone else over the years. The roof rack was also an add-on, and also coming off.

I threw the Cragar S/S's off my 2 door on it, 14x7s with reverse offset rears. Cleaned it up and drove it awhile. Right now I'm in the process of a '79-'81 conversion. I've got the grille on it, clears on the way. I have FORD letters for the tailgate. I've also got an older gear indicator to throw in it (PRNoD31). Pretty much all I need is an older speedo, which I passed up once, and an older steering wheel. I might not go that far, I dunno yet. Other future mods will probably be an HO swap, wide ratio trans, 3.55 gears, dual exhaust with an H-pipe, etc.

On to the pictures, starting with the night I got it until today:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon1.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon3.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon4.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon6.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon8.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon10.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon9.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/wagon7.jpg

Removing the tripminder and installing clock delete plate from an '89 Crown Vic P72:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0743.jpg

Installing pedal trim from an '80 Mark VI:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0747.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0748.jpg

As you can see, the brake pedal is the only piece that's different. The trim won't go on the current pedal, I have to get that yet.

"New" grille shined up and installed:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/86wagonNew2.jpg

Cleaned up for the Williamsport meet:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/11-19-05six.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/11-19-05five.jpg

Now, some brand new pictures I took today:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0855.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0856two.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0857.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0858.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0859.jpg

Fancy shots

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0860.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0863two.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0864.jpg

This pic I took to show that it never came with a hood ornament:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0865.jpg

Dash is all put back together, I like it without the tripminder...those things are ugly:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0868.jpg
I was going to install an analog clock, if the tripminder wasn't factory, but it was and the plugs are different.

Mileage, add a 1 onto the front of that:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0874.jpg

New antenna:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0877.jpg

This console was in my '79 Town Car, I really like it. It works out good in these cars:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0861.jpg
:p

Hope you like! More pics will come with more upgrades. Sometime soon, I am going to do a full tune up and install some new VC gaskets, etc.

zwack88
05-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Looks really good. I have always liked that sucker. That grey just sets it off.

83tc
05-04-2006, 10:50 PM
good deal mang

Lincolnmania
05-04-2006, 10:56 PM
nice.....hey buddy how bout switchin to lager......that pbr is nasty shit

Paul_
05-04-2006, 11:23 PM
Goddamnit, you people with older boxes make me jealous. :D

Looks good mang!

Grand Marquis GT
05-05-2006, 05:54 AM
nice.....hey buddy how bout switchin to lager......that pbr is nasty shit

+1 , lol..

A can of PBR, I think you did that on purpose!

boXman
05-05-2006, 12:00 PM
I was drinkin' n drivin thru teh yard. :p

KrasnyOktyabr
05-05-2006, 01:18 PM
Nice mang, real nice...

boXman
05-06-2006, 12:59 AM
Thanks guys.

boXman
05-07-2006, 11:31 PM
I hand washed it today, and modifyed the roof rack. So, I took more pictures!

Check out this roof rack now...it was kinda silly with the woodgrain decal, since there is none on the rest of the outside!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0898.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0896.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0879.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0878.jpg

Mmm...shiney...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0894.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0889.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0887two.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0885two.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0884.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0883.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0891.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0890.jpg

Teh cave..

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0893.jpg

zwack88
05-07-2006, 11:42 PM
That diamond plate decal looks good! Digging in mang. :coolshades:

85crownHPP
05-07-2006, 11:45 PM
heck yes I like the diamond plate on the roof rack.
thats freakin cool! and makes me want to install the diamond plate mud flaps. hhmmm....

sniper308
05-08-2006, 12:05 AM
!Aaaahhhhhhhh shiiiiit! most of the pics don't come up fucking white boxes with an red X I HATE'EM.


ATT, SNIPER 308.THE "REAL" DARK LORD OF THE DARK SIDE.

boXman
05-08-2006, 12:10 AM
They all work. It's just that your connection doesn't wanna load them all. Right click and select "Show Picture".

gadget73
05-08-2006, 12:15 AM
That diamond plate looks pretty good on there. The dog is looking at you like wtf?

sniper308
05-08-2006, 12:54 AM
:boyhowdy: ! Waaaaaahooooooo ! Thank you BOXMAN I learned something new Mang I open the rest of pics !WAESOME,KILLER,AWESOME,RADICAL,COOLER,CLEANEST! !BUT! you have to deal with that spot of rust in the right fender and some engine clean & detailing far from that veeeeeeeery nice Box Panther Wagon. :2thumbs:


ATT, SNIPER 308.THE "REAL" DARK LORD OF THE DARK SIDE.

BlueMarq90
05-08-2006, 01:20 AM
It is same colr as my old 1988 GM wagon, had in late 2003. Sold to CVN guy whose PI was in shop. He said it got stolen, RIP.

Grand Marquis GT
05-08-2006, 05:57 AM
Wow, that looks great!

boXman
05-14-2006, 03:49 AM
Did some work on it at Skippyville, this past week. With the assistance of Scott, without him I would've said fuck it. lol

Swapped radiators, installed a newer 2 core one, new hoses, new plugs, wires, cap n rotor, PermaDry valve cover gaskets, oil change, fuel filter, new PCV valve, grommet, and screen.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0902.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0903.jpg

The OLD screen and grommet..grommet was hard as a rock and the screen was clogged solid, which you can almost see from my crappy pic.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0905.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0904.jpg

All back together, still greasy. I cleaned it off more today for the car cruise. So it looks a lil' better than these pics. Also installed a new nameplate on the plenum, ff my '88 GM that I wrecked, cuz it still has all the paint...and, the K&N from my last '88 GM, which I need to clean and re-charge.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0907.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0906.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0900.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0901.jpg

Also, could an admin please update the thread title for me? I want the date (5-14-06) behind updated.

grandpaslincoln
05-14-2006, 04:46 AM
It's hot!!!!!



Updated the thread title for ya

boXman
05-14-2006, 04:53 AM
Thanks

grandpaslincoln
05-14-2006, 05:15 AM
No problem mang!

zwack88
05-14-2006, 03:47 PM
Looks good! You gas mileage go up?

boXman
05-14-2006, 09:07 PM
Yea it helped somewhat.

New update! BIG thanks to Fordman!! :2up:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0941.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0945.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0944.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0946.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0943.jpg

Paul_
05-14-2006, 09:09 PM
NICE!!!:drool::drool:

85crownHPP
05-14-2006, 09:13 PM
welcome to the club :D

zwack88
05-14-2006, 10:18 PM
NICE!!!!! You should look into getting chrome dipped bulbs to get the full effect of the clears.

sniper308
05-14-2006, 11:22 PM
:cop: I will not waste the time with many comments. !!WAESOME MANG!!!


ATT, SNIPER 308.MANG FROM THE DARK SIDE.

Jason_GMQ91
05-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Hey Boxman, Im curious why removed the right side passenger's mirror??

sniper308
05-15-2006, 12:05 AM
??????????


ATT, SNIPER 308.MANG FROM THE DARK SIDE.

boXman
05-15-2006, 12:18 AM
Because the car originally did not come with one. Some fool drilled two holes in the door and bolted one on there. It was useless, couldn't adjust it and it wasn't mounted in the right spot. So I got rid of it.

Those chrome bulbs are expensive, no?

sniper308
05-15-2006, 12:24 AM
:cop: Hmmmmmm????? Strange.


ATT, SNIPER 308.MANG FROM THE DARK SIDE.

Grand Marquis GT
05-15-2006, 06:54 AM
Because the car originally did not come with one. Some fool drilled two holes in the door and bolted one on there. It was useless, couldn't adjust it and it wasn't mounted in the right spot. So I got rid of it.

Those chrome bulbs are expensive, no?

Yes, the Silverstar 194...

Looks great mang!

zwack88
05-15-2006, 10:35 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3156-silver-chrome-marker-turn-signal-bulb-bulbs-PAIR_W0QQitemZ8064511578QQcategoryZ33717QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

There is a link to the seller that I bought mine from. I don't know what bulbs yours takes but just look in his store for different sizes. They are great too cause they light up a amber like nothing was different about them.

sniper308
05-15-2006, 12:46 PM
:cop: Silvania silver crap in fact those bulbs are a cheat and a garbage and I have'em they don't bright as the company says. !!!DISGUSTING!!!


ATT, SNIPER 308.MANG FROM THE DARK SIDE.

boXman
05-15-2006, 01:16 PM
Thanks Zack, but $30 for bulbs is crazy! :eek:

zwack88
05-15-2006, 03:16 PM
Ya it is expensive, just tossing around ideas.

Grand Marquis GT
05-15-2006, 04:58 PM
Jermy, look at teh turd's corner markers..they have silverstars in the clear corners...

Tell me they don't look badass :D

boXman
05-15-2006, 11:35 PM
Nothing about that car is badass, except the way it MOVES. :p

Grand Marquis GT
05-16-2006, 09:40 AM
Nothing about that car is badass, except the way it MOVES. :p

Ok, you are right.

Scott let you take it for a spin? :evil:

boXman
05-16-2006, 02:46 PM
Nah, but I've rode in it. Those shifts are wicked lol.

Grand Marquis GT
05-16-2006, 04:31 PM
Nah, but I've rode in it. Those shifts are wicked lol.

Now you know why I had so much fun in the "turd" :evil:

85crownHPP
05-17-2006, 12:51 AM
a set of LED bulbs for them will set you backabout the same, 35ish bucks

boXman
05-28-2006, 12:20 AM
Today I took out the Sony tape deck I had installed. Put in this radio I got from Skippy. It sounds a lot better with less power! It doesn't have all the fancy crap the sony had of course, which is fine by me.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0962.jpg

This Red backlighting will match the Red LEDS I'll be putting in my speedo, too! :nana:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0960.jpg

This is the seatcover I put in...it's probably coming back out soon. Seat covers are a pain...both kind! :)

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/100_0967.jpg

Freshmeat
05-28-2006, 12:23 AM
I think that cover would look clean if you could find a way to pull it tighter.

I don't even have a tape deck in mine, just the stocker AM/FM. Don't want anything more, either.

boXman
05-28-2006, 12:24 AM
I tried, it doesn't really get any tighter....it's made for a full back bench seat, not a split back.

zwack88
05-28-2006, 12:24 AM
:2thumbs: Looks good mang!

grandpaslincoln
05-28-2006, 12:26 AM
Like the stereo, not a fan of the seat cover lol

Freshmeat
05-28-2006, 12:45 AM
Legitimate point. Ditch it.

I want to order some plush aftermarket buckets and have 'em recovered with my stock upholstry.

zwack88
05-28-2006, 01:07 AM
It looks better then a ripped up vynal seat.

DanHool
06-02-2006, 11:07 PM
dude, seat cover! i liked the old wheel covers but the new wheels look nice

boXman
06-05-2006, 06:42 AM
Seat cover is gone, screw that thing! Waste of 15 bucks....

Grand Marquis GT
08-06-2006, 03:32 PM
Oh yeah, the clear lenses on that car NOW have a new home! :evil:

sniper308
08-07-2006, 12:33 AM
seat covers :2down:

the rest :2up:

:merk:--Keep ahead on mods Mang well done.


ATT, SNIPER 308.

boXman
08-24-2006, 01:12 AM
ALL pictures are now located here:

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/BoxMan420/86%20LTD%20Wagon/

Grand Marquis GT
10-13-2006, 02:50 PM
And now, this beast belongs to me :evil:

boXman
10-14-2006, 12:47 AM
:bawling: