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    Default FatNasty's 1984 Grand Marquis GS

    Some pics from this spring, and other updates that werent in the readers ride section. Enjoy

































    My new GMN license plate frame











    My new oil pressure and water temp guages





    My completed digital cluster

    Last edited by FatNasty; 11-06-2009 at 08:55 AM. Reason: pic url update


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    are the bare bumpers new???? nice console!!!!!!!

    she's lookin sharp mang

    and I know who Im rooting for next POTM

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    Yeah man that's some nice paint too! I never realized how clean that merc was!

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    I want details about your center console!!!!!

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    Engine looks real clean. Why did you take the '79 front bumper back off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85crownHPP*
    are the bare bumpers new????
    Nope they are the original ones, i had put a '79 bumper on the front a few months back, but it didn't fit right, and wasn't in the best shape. I am still looking for a '79 style, but with the two rubber guards on it so the holes line up with the grille correctly. I put the original bumper back on but polished it up and put some mothers back to black on the guards, that stuff works magic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan in MN


    I want details about your center console!!!!!

    Well i have to give credit to pete(85crownHPP*) for the console, his was my inspiration. But it is basically a wooden frame with vinyl fabric wrapped around it. You can get it at wal-mart for a couple bucks. Used a couple pieces of cardboard for a template to make the sides, then cut them out of plywood. Right now i have a CB radio (mostly for the PA system) two guages and 4 switches for LED's, the CB, and fog lights, but you could easily add another 2 guages, or switch it around a lot and put cup holders or anything else.






    Thanks for the comments guys, i plan on cleaning up the engine bay some more, carbswap eventually, some suspension work, K code rear end, dual exhaust, and electric fan swap as soon as i have the money and a wagon for a spare car, hopefully soon!


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    wow looks great, ya you just need a 79 bumper off a grand marquis instead of the crown vic one you had,

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    Getcha some white letters, or even turn those whitewalls in, and drop some airshocks out back.

    Otherwise, your car is superb! Beautiful, clean, custom machine!!!
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    yup thats how I did my console too and the one for Natehawks 85... my console thread is lost in CVN somewhere... hhhmm maybe Ill make one for here....

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    Get some E7's and a good 351 cam in that sucker, it looks great, very clean. That along with your planned carb swap and dual exhaust will make it almost the dream box. Keep up the great work mang.
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    I like the digi guages in the cluster. Did you have to change the sending unit in the fuel tank to make it read properly? I know the sender in a Towncar is different from analog to digital dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    I like the digi guages in the cluster. Did you have to change the sending unit in the fuel tank to make it read properly? I know the sender in a Towncar is different from analog to digital dash.
    Yep i changed the fuel sender so it reads correctly. More about it here: http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?t=12841


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    sweet pics mang looks really clean

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    I want your car man! Keep up the good work.
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    Great pics - are you trying to make me jealous for my car being no longer stock and lacking leather seats? I don't dig the wheels, but whitewalls always look good.

    I had never noticed about the bumper block things being spaced differently. You'd think I would have noticed that in my bogus composite signature pic.

    I do like the mini-console thing. I did something vaguely similar a while back. It was a lot of fun, but wasn't as nice as that one. Where'd you get the blue vinyl to cover the thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987cp View Post
    I had never noticed about the bumper block things being spaced differently. You'd think I would have noticed that in my bogus composite signature pic.

    I do like the mini-console thing. I did something vaguely similar a while back. It was a lot of fun, but wasn't as nice as that one. Where'd you get the blue vinyl to cover the thing?
    I don't think the bumper blocks are spaced differently, but it seems that the holes on the bumpers with no blocks are wider than bumpers with holes and blocks. Oh and i got the vinyl at wal mart in the craft section


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    yea the gaurds are spaced differntly since before i had my '79 bumper i had a crown vic bumper and on the vic bumper the gaurds where firther apart and dident line up to the grill

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    that sure is a nice Merk.
    I like the wheels on it..even with the whitewalls..it looks nice!
    what a beaut!
    dude, I'm diggin' the bare bumpers...kool.
    that interior is real sweet as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatNasty View Post
    Nope they are the original ones, i had put a '79 bumper on the front a few months back, but it didn't fit right, and wasn't in the best shape. I am still looking for a '79 style, but with the two rubber guards on it so the holes line up with the grille correctly. I put the original bumper back on but polished it up and put some mothers back to black on the guards, that stuff works magic.
    It just hit me ... you had a good '79 LTD front bumper? Don't suppose you still have it?
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