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    My 79 Marquis

    Original owner, kept in pole barn. Scored it for $700.

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    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

    #2
    Lol and a picture of the Bomber being towed after wiping spider gear



    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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      #3
      Nice find. The interior looks fantastic.

      The early boxes had so much good detail into them inside and out.
      ~David~

      My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
      My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

      Originally posted by ootdega
      My life is a long series of "nevermind" and "I guess not."

      Originally posted by DerekTheGreat
      But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

      Originally posted by gadget73
      my car starts and it has AC. Yours doesn't start and it has no AC. Seems obvious to me.




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        #4
        Thanks bro.
        Thanks to Vic for all the help. She starts and is alive. Ditching the VV for Motorcraft carb 2150



        1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

        1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

        1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

        1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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          #5
          It was a fun day getting this one going. I was expecting some swiss cheese underside, but that's not the case. It looks way better than I expected.

          Definitely a good buy.
          Vic

          ~ 1989 MGM LS Colony Park - Large Marge
          ~ 1998 MGM LS - new DD
          ~ 1991 MGM LS "The Scab"
          ~ 1991 MGM GS "The Ice Car"

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            #6
            Yeah, looks krispy on the outside but minty on the inside. Pretty cool. Sucks to hear about the '78 but oh well. Couldn't you swap a disc brake rear from a Mark V in?
            1985 LTD Crown Victoria - SOLD
            1988 Town Car Signature - Current Party Barge

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              #7
              Looks like a nice project.

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                #8
                I wasn't sure if you were going to get on here make a thread. I mentioned the '79 in another thread.
                See the responses there on the optional passenger side mirror that this one does not have.
                http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...l=1#post847715
                http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...l=1#post847719

                And some dashpad pics I took when I was there:




                And some pics I yanked from the original FBMP ad:




                Vic

                ~ 1989 MGM LS Colony Park - Large Marge
                ~ 1998 MGM LS - new DD
                ~ 1991 MGM LS "The Scab"
                ~ 1991 MGM GS "The Ice Car"

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                  #9
                  Really cool find. I only know of two '79-'82 panthers around here. At that price it was derby bait so kudos for stepping in and adding her to the fleet. So many cool little styling flourishes on the early cars. Wish you the best moving forward with the build(s)!
                  '89 Grand Marquis "Ebyt", '85 Grand Marquis "Eva", '94 Caprice "Kira"
                  '84 Town Car "Stacy", '79 New Yorker “Anita", '93 Town Car "Kelly"
                  '80 Mark VI "Allie"
                  '79 LTD-S "Oksana" coming August

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                    #10
                    Speaking of odd-ball things on the early boxes, the horn button is the directional stalk! WagonMan
                    89 Colony Park
                    90 Colony Park
                    70 HEMI Daytona Convertible

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by WagonMan View Post
                      Speaking of odd-ball things on the early boxes, the horn button is the directional stalk! WagonMan
                      Yes that only lasted a few years years ! Wonder how many state vehicle inspectors failed vehicles for no horn.

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                        #12
                        Like the fuse box location, replaced 30A circuit breaker; power seats work now and 1 of the doors lock.

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                        1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

                        1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

                        1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

                        1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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                          #13
                          Did you get the shop manual yet? Good to know the power seat works now. The lock actuators are probably bloated with rust. The front passenger lock would not move manually so I'm pretty sure that actuator is frozen with rust.
                          Vic

                          ~ 1989 MGM LS Colony Park - Large Marge
                          ~ 1998 MGM LS - new DD
                          ~ 1991 MGM LS "The Scab"
                          ~ 1991 MGM GS "The Ice Car"

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                            #14
                            Not yet.
                            Probably will hold off on the actuators; I ravage door panels and the cold weather doesnt make it any better....so til mid Spring. I also need to grease the skids on the window regs. I will say I never have owned a vehicle this color before for some reason earth tones get more appealing as you age.



                            1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

                            1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

                            1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

                            1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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                              #15
                              Under the seat:

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                              1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

                              1987 LTD Crown Vic Canadian Tow Package 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

                              1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

                              1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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