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    Cool My 1987 Two Door Crown Victoria AKA THE BROWN BLOB

    hey everyone. I figured i would start a thread about my panther. These are some Upgrades and Events Surrounding The Brown Blob.

    The car has been mine since 2004, but I only started driving it in 2006. Before that my father owned it for over 8 years, so you can kinda say it has been in the family for most of its life.

    It has automatic headlamps, power antenna, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, power d.side seat, cruise control, tripminder, automatic climate control, vinyl interior and ruffly over a 115,000 miles on the beast.

    It has undergone many subtle appearance modifications such as blue l.e.d. courtesy lighting, a 140 PI speedometer, mustang halo headrests, custom stitched armrests, carpeted dash and deck lid, matching seat covers all around the car, tinted it myself, installed a new headliner myself, dual gauge a pillar molding, flashing l.e.d. alarm installed in 140 PI speedo, keyless entry and trunk release, chrome ford flame overlay on trunk, t-304 stainless steel exhaust tips, true dual exhaust, custom center console complete with curtsey lighting and green night lighting, two 10inch green neon tubes next to back seats, green 5 l.e.d. bulbs in speedo, amp gauge, airfuel gauge, volt gauge, oil psi. gauge, water temp. gauge, as well as a tach. I have installed a complete sound system equipped with a 4 channel Jensen 1300 watt amp, Pioneer dehp4000ub head unit, 7 interior speakers, and a jensen sub in a mtx audio box.

    Some recent modifications to the car were the installation of rear wagon springs, rear PI sway bar, 3.08's, and hopefull soon to come a complete HO conversion OR a 4 barrel carbed supercharger set up, and some better rear gears.

    I was hit on the p. side of the car in april of 2006, and have just since acquired a new p. side door thanks to John (86VickyLx), and have just completed the installation of the door.

    Ok i guess i shall show some pics if you havent seen the car already.













































































    I know that was alot to look through, and that is just a basic timeline of what has happened to my car. If you have seen anything you like or whatever shout it out i would like to hear what you have to say. And if you see anything you would like to do just ask and i will assist.

    -David
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    great job mang, looks much better...now just pop out the dents in the rear fender and remove the side molding(or replace it on the door) and she'll look perfect!

    sure is a nice car!

    is it just me, or is the front bumper a little misalligned?

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    DAMN you Colin you have spotted the flaw regarding the front bumper. yea it was like that before my dad got the car. I see that the bumper shock is pushed in a bit. Will try to pop that out, but i think the entire bumper is twisted and it may not go back into place.
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    Damn that is a clean box!!! You did an awesome job getting those dents out of the pass. side door. Once the rest of the body work is done, that'll be pristine. Great work!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Damn that is a clean box!!! You did an awesome job getting those dents out of the pass. side door. Once the rest of the body work is done, that'll be pristine. Great work!!!



    Packman
    Thanks for the compliment. But sry for the confusion, those dents were not pulled. I will spell it out in pics...



    ^^Car with bad door^^



    ^^Bad door off of car^^



    ^^New door from junkyard^^



    ^^New door painted^^



    ^^New door installed^^

    There was no way in saving that door, to tell you the truth. I was lucky enough to find a near perfect condition p.side door from a yard.
    ~David~

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    And just to put the nail in the coffin on that one take a look at this. Muuuaaahahahah.

    ~David~

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    The new PS door looks great on there. I really like your tudor, Keep up the good work!

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    Looks great!! Did you recently switch to different turbines??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79lincolnlover View Post
    Looks great!! Did you recently switch to different turbines??
    Thanks. No I have not switched to different turbines. I know in the picture it shows a spare on the ground. I had another spare in the rear of my yard, but it was caked with axle shit because the car i ripped it off of had a leaky axle seal. i got two extra turbins because in the winter i have truck tires that i put on the rear, that were usually mounted on a set of steelies, but i have the new turbines for that. And anyways i believe those are the original turbines on the car.

    ~David~

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    I'm sorry mang...it's still great. hardly noticable. Only panther mang would.

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    Default Winter Wheels Installed on Turbines Installed on Car

    Some pics from today..

    Just popped on the new turbines from the JY with my winter tires (just rear) mounted on them.

    Sort of gives the vic a drag car stance or something. Me likey very much.

    usually i had the winter tires mounted on some steelies, but i like it when everything matches.



    Some firestones from years back when they were exploding on the ford exploders.

    i got them up to 120mph, before i knew they were recall tires, i don't think i will be going that fast in them now.

    BEFORE SNOW TIRES ON REAR


    AFTER SNOW TIRES ON REAR




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    My favorite is the drivers side mirror. LOL!
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    nice rake! the taller tires will give you a more snow-friendly drive ratio too...

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    yea, that does look nice.
    I had a set of those given to me by Ivan(MLSC) but I never ended up putting them on.

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    How many winters has the Brown Blob seen?
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    Very nice tudor! nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79lincolnlover View Post
    How many winters has the Brown Blob seen?
    man it has seen every winter it was alive for, so that would be 21 winters, and still going strong.
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    Nice car. Looks like you visit the accesories section in autozone quite a bit lol.
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    yea Autozone and Pepboys were my main suppliers for all of those lights and stuff. But now it will remain the way it is, no more cheap parts store crap for me. Next up is bodyshop and paint. CAN'T WAIT. Nice sexy dark brown and I will be having some of the car painted black.
    ~David~

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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Default 2005 Mustang V6 Wheels Acquisition

    just picked up some sweeeeeeeeeet wheels with tires today.









    The tires are 215/65 Dunlop WinterSport tires. they guy says they really grab the road. he only used them for one season on his 2005 Mustang so they are really brand new.

    Sry Tom you are not the only two door owner with these rims now. lol

    Now i just have to cough up $130 or so for a set of 1.5" spacers.


    Now I just need a nice set of acorn lug nuts and another set of locking lugnuts and I will be set.
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    ~David~

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