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    Cool 1981 merc marquis brougham + GMGT rebirth!

    well, if you havent already known, i bought the famous GMGT. although GMGT has seen better days, it makes it a perfect base for the rebirth of my 1981 merc marquis resto project. since it would have been pointless on trying to fix the underside and rotted out trunk and replace the frame of my '81, i set out to find a good body and frame to accept all the parts from it. well i was happy to run into one that had a bonus powertrain and suspension. GMGT(which is a '84 merc in case you may not know) is perfect except the rear quarter panel and a coolant issue, that is now fixed. not only is this a rebirth of my '81 merc(that has been in the family since new) but, is a opertunity for the rebirth of GMGT. once i get GMGTs body stripped, it will going for the body and paint. it will loose its vinyl roof but keep the center coach lamp molding and side moldings but, painted bittersweet red to resemble the vinyl roof color. the body will be painted in light pewter metallic. the interior will be the red interior from my car, duhh lol the wheels will stay along with the side exhaust. here are some pics and stay tuned!





















    take that how you want...lol



    sure is!



    i will be updating this as much as i can to keep you fellers posted!

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    glad to see gmgt got there safe how did it go through customs? how is the dipstick tube I think I remember oil leaking past there a while ago

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    Awesome. This will be a great thread to follow....

    I have also been in your car before
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    Ah it brings a tear to my eye. I had many a good memory in that car. I'll miss you, GMGT mang!
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    you made the right choice, you will be happy when im done with it...and your CVGT will be jelious lol

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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    Nice! Are you going to put the correct era box front clip (or nose) back on there or are you going to straighten up the aero box front clip that's on there now? Otherwise, a nice project that just needs some shining up.



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    im putting everything on that is correct from 1981 even the front clip. only thing i might leave are the tail lights cause they have grown on me over the ones on my '81

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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    How do 81 taillights look?
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    they look like this

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
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    eww. So when did those taillights run till? I know those are on the 79 as well so i am assuming they are on the 80 in addition to the 81...
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    I agree, the current tailights on GMGT look better than the '81 IMO. Looks like you have one crappy tire on the rear or you have been enjoying one too many one-legged peel outs LOL. Poor tire.



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    '79 till '82 , i like them tail lights but like the newer ons a tad better

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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    wasent me who killed the tire...some one else but, i wont mention any names lol

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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    Well, it wasn't me, that's for sure! Oh wait, I did do a few lightups, oops But it's a good thing you're keeping the exhast, I like how it was done, all welded up and with big pipes - just put some nice shiny tips at the ends, and she'll be looking sharp.

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    be glad its got one new tire!.......94 bucks for that sucker............i needed tires for the wagon, and tom instructed me to wear them out cause they were starting to get dryrotted......that's exactly what we did lol

    dipstick tube was replaced during scottfest 2007 gabe

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    Cool sounding project!

    So what's gonna be the official title of the car? Mercury Marquis Brougham GT? MBGT now?



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    This is only going to lead to tears....

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    I just hope my GMGT plate didnt make the trip north
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    Tom, out of curiosity, what happened to the quarter panel? The guy I sold my brown tudor to was parked at night town one night and got hit while he was inside. Now it has a smashed-in RH quarter. I was PISSED when I saw that... Maybe there's someone running around NW florida with a hatred for straight boxes...

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    i made a promise to tom that the car will always be named GMGT regardless being transformed into a marquis brougham from grand marquis

    i have a set of 03 mustang cobra tips that i will use for the exhaust.

    and i did not find any license plates in the car tom...

    today, since it was pissing rain, i mocked the ford center caps on the wheels on the car and they look sweet! now i just need to swich the lug nuts and put em on. after work i will be starting to remove moldings and the vinyl roof if i get time. will try to snap pics

    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham 2-Door 302 special blend (GMGT)- Summer fun
    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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