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    Been following this since the beginning. Love seeing progress, mate!
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    Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Marquis GT View Post
    Been following this since the beginning. Love seeing progress, mate!
    Thank you! keep following, getting towards the finish line now!!

    Andy.

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    Bits of the car going into paint this week, so frameworks made up to hold the front nose, the new centre grille and the headlight bezels

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    Bodyshell already epoxied and roof primed so that will be in for full priming soon. this week hopefully,

    Back onto door cards......all 4 covered in black material
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    compare to old
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    Heres the old door handle pulls
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    Since the car has no handles or locks, I need a way to pop open each door and wind down the rear tailgate window, so the CMD X remote controller bought from dakota digital, 7 relays and a 12 wat fuse box.
    Mounts welded up, a plate fabricated and all wired up. Worked first time!

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    Dashboard trim repaint.
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    My Wife says I'm faffing about and should get on with the real stuff!!

    My reply....the last 5% takes 95% of the time! Don't think she was convinced though.

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    Green. Looking to see how it all comes together in the end. Going to be so damn nice.
    ~David~

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    Glad to see you back, Andy. It's nice to see the progress you're making.
    Mike

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    Last time I will ever remove the front suspension...ever! Probably about 12 times now!
    Anyway, chassis spring pocket enlarged so the airbag won't rub,

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    Just got to epoxy the bare metal areas and put it all back.

    Headlight bezels media blasted and sprayed gloss black.

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    Future changes are in the plans here anyway where these wont be used, but for now I need to complete the car.

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    Thinking ahead....exhaust.
    full stainless front to back, no CATS.
    Twin rectangular exhaust tips possibly exiting through the rear bumper.
    Dont forget the rear bumper is very, very close to the floor when sat on the ground!
    Have rectangular pipes been done, all the way from front to back?!! I know what my Wife would say...."just get the car done will you"!

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    Wheels. 17 inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfanshawe View Post
    Thinking ahead....exhaust.
    full stainless front to back, no CATS.
    Twin rectangular exhaust tips possibly exiting through the rear bumper.
    Dont forget the rear bumper is very, very close to the floor when sat on the ground!
    Have rectangular pipes been done, all the way from front to back?!! I know what my Wife would say...."just get the car done will you"!
    I've seen the rectangle tips, but never seen rectangle pipes (unless you count the redneck memes where the exhaust is dumped via a home depot motorsports gutter drain pipe).

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    I have seen oval exhaust pipes being used to fit in odd shapes/low cars.
    ~David~

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    Trying to wrap up the mechanical side of things....conversion of viscous cooling fan to electric.
    Found two electric cooling fans from a 2003 ford focus (not sure if you have them in the US), secured them together, trimmed to fit the crown vic rad, mounts made and fitted.

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    Oh, and a temp switch installed in the top hose. You can probably just see it in the photo above.

    Both front bumper cover corners sprayed black ready for wrapping.

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    Front lenses polished up and reinstalled in the now black headlight bezels.

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    this is the new centre section of the grille

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    Once behind it is blacked out, it should look stealth!

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    Interesting way of doing the e-fan. Very nice fit though. I used a v6 cougar (puma) fan in my 88 when I did the e-fan conversion. Same idea with the temp switch though.

    I'm really starting to see the end product now. I knew it was going to look good before. Now I'm seeing just how epic nice it's going to look.

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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    Nice!

    I'm gonna go with the US Mags Rambler U110 wheels when I do the bigger Big Brake swap. I wish American Racing made the Ansen Sprint wheels in 18"; but they don't

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    Still ongoing bodywork and paint, but also punctuating it with the little details. Door armrest chrome bits and switch panels.

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    The windows are going to be limo tinted so I want most things inside to be black so I get that "impossible to see in" feature! The green painted bits are under the armrest anyway so shouldn't be too visible, Oh, don't ask me how long it took to blast the chrome off the plastic parts... but needless to say I was in my 20's when I started and am now retired.

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    Hey Andy nice progress I see the powder coat on the frame got exposed take a look at this

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    Hi rellik god. Makes interesting reading. You guys in the states are lucky! Wonder if we have that over here?
    Thanks for the link.
    Andy.

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