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    Default 1990 country squire resto/lowrider in UK

    Hi all.
    Got invited over here by lincolmania via cvn! Didn't even lnow you were here!

    Anyway, I bought a 1990 Country squire back in october in the UK for a full resto/custom air bagged lowrider project.











    I started a regular update on cvn that is now 16 pages long! I now wish I had started it here! I will continue on here though and apologise for not getting the whole story here. Anyway, if you have plenty of time, go to

    http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/u...969426&fpart=1

    Hope the link is allowed!

    For a quick teaser, here is its frame leaning against my tree awaiting welding a few weks ago!





    Heres the car up in the air on homemade supports



    The tyres and wheels are just balanced in place to keep the neighbours happy!

    I'll keep you all updated.
    Andy.

    Ps Cant believe I spelt lowrider wrong in the title!!
    Last edited by andyfanshawe; 01-31-2010 at 05:49 PM.

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    Nice to see you slid on over to grandmarq.net, Nice car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91grandmarquis View Post
    Nice car!
    Thanks!
    It isn't, but it will be!

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    nice, a wagon lowrider lol...keep us posted and welcome!

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    I will continue on here though
    I hope that doesn't mean you'll stop updating on CVN. (nothing against GMN!).

    Alex.

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    welcome..

    I've been following on fordforums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM_Guy View Post
    I hope that doesn't mean you'll stop updating on CVN. (nothing against GMN!).

    Alex.
    No. I'll keep that going as well.

    Andy.

    Quote Originally Posted by P72Ford View Post
    Nice project!

    My Dad, one of my brother's, and I swapped the frame on my Dad's '99 P71. We had a forklift, gantry, etc, etc, and it was still a pain in the balls. Your determination is phenomenal!
    It certainly is hard work, but fun!!

    If I EVER say I'm going to do it again, will someone PLEASE talk me out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1990LTD View Post
    Looking good man, also good to see you over here. Are you planning any performance modifications or are you restoring it to stock?
    No performance upgrades this time. Done that too many times before.

    I've never done stock. Modified is my way. Smoothing, lowering, etc. Super clean in appearance inside. out and under!

    Andy.

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    Welcome. I imagine that will be a rather uncommon car over on that side.

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    i brought him over so he could get the body mount swap info alex.......information is information.....i had a few people message me that he needed my assistance

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    Nice project!

    My Dad, one of my brother's, and I swapped the frame on my Dad's '99 P71. We had a forklift, gantry, etc, etc, and it was still a pain in the balls. Your determination is phenomenal!
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    Looking good man, also good to see you over here. Are you planning any performance modifications or are you restoring it to stock?



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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfanshawe View Post
    The tyres and wheels are just balanced in place to keep the neighbours happy!
    :lol: I did that a couple of times during my front suspension rebuild, since with two nonrunning vehicles in the garage I've been having to work entirely in the driveway. Lowered the front down close to ground level and balanced wheels in the openings to help avoid too much notice. Granted, the neighbors who were strongly suspected of constantly reporting another neighbor for violations of one of our stupider ordinances (and costing him lots of money in fines) have since moved, but no point in tempting fate.


    This will be interesting to see! I'm no fan of lowriders myself, but it's usually a good thing for a wagon to be put to some use other than demolition.
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    Okay heres the continuing story/saga of the build of this wagon.

    See http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/u...95#Post1872395 for the previous work

    ...........................

    Did I say that the passenger side would be better!!! Well I was wrong. Very very wrong.

    This is the first view inside the rockers/sills



    The rust has spread up into the bottom of the C post and the metalwork right under the back door. The outer rocker, even though it is galvanised, is also seriously weakened.

    Heres the bad rust areas ringed



    Further down the inner rockers towards the front is also bad.

    This will take some time to repair-but I have 2 weeks! The frame is arriving tomorrow in its new powdercoat so it looks like it will be back on the garden until the rust repairs are done.

    What is amazing is the amount of rust metal that has come out of the rockers. I'll get a photo tomorrow.

    Andy.

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    Jesus I thought my car had a good amount of rust. Props for going through all that work, I just hate rust very much, however who doesn't?
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    once I get the time, Ill have to poke through the whole story. I'd like to pull the frame off eventually as well (but thats a looooong way away). Cant wait to see more.
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    Heres a few shots of the frame after media blasting and powder coating













    And the final one of the glorious colour coat of bright red! Although it looks orange in the photo.



    Before anyone asks why red? Well, I'm not going through all this work to powder coat a frame black so you can't see it when its in! I want it to be painfully obvious that its there!! Cant wait for annual inspection time! And its my favourite colour of all time!

    Before anyone criticises the colour, ..................I don't care!!!

    Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfanshawe View Post
    Although it looks orange in the photo.

    Andy.
    lol, when I first saw the picture, i immediately asked myself, "why the hell would he paint a ford frame chevy orange?" Then I read the caption. It looks good. I also want to know what wheels are going on it, as well as what color you plan on painting it (to go with the red frame)
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    New Project: Vicky II - 1981 Ford LTD: 61,XXX miles, virtually rust free, plans still being drafted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihotrod402 View Post
    lol, when I first saw the picture, i immediately asked myself, "why the hell would he paint a ford frame chevy orange?" Then I read the caption. It looks good. I also want to know what wheels are going on it, as well as what color you plan on painting it (to go with the red frame)
    Hi.
    Don't know what wheels are going to be on it yet. It will be in the DUBS style though with big wheels tucked up underneath. Thats the interesting part though.....drooling over wheels and then choosing! That can be the reward for all the hard work.
    But then again, the inner wheelarches at the back have to be cut out and reprofiled so I need a rough idea of the size.

    The paint scheme is also an unknown at the mo, Designs are being drawn up. In true overhaulin' style! i want the top bit all black to go with the limo tint windows. Under that..who knows?

    Heres a couple of views of the top bit as may want it. Futuristic looking.





    Andy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfanshawe View Post
    Hi.
    Thats the interesting part though.....drooling over wheels and then choosing! That can be the reward for all the hard work.
    i can account for that, I was going through wheel choices long before I joined up here, it took me like a year to figure out which ones I want. Between size and what would look good with the paint and what-not. The only bad thing is deciding during winter time, then having the 1200 bucks (cost of wheels and tires I want) staring at you in the face that you cant do anything with til it warms up.
    Andrew, 21 year old mechanical engineering student.

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