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    Default 1986 Ford Crown Victoria

    Hey guys im George from Chicago, Ill, and this is my '86 Crown Vic. I bought it in August for $525, and have replaced the shocks, and other then that just preformed regular maintenance on it. It just turned 142K yesterday. I also put the Police style center caps on it.










    1986 Mercury Grand Marquis "5.0" (160,000)

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria "4.6" (54,000)

    2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Willys "3.6" (48,000)

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    Looks good! (nice price too!)
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    nice vic!
    welcome to gmn!

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    Awesome looking! I like the Grand Marquis horn pad too.
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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Nice looking car!

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    Nice car. Weird paintjob, but I like it.

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    160KMs 600cfm holley, shorty headers, 2.5" catted exhaust, 255/295 tires, cop shocks, cop swaybars, underdrive pulley, 2.73L gears.
    waiting for install: 3.27's, Poly bushings, boxed rear arms, 2500 stall converter, ported e7's, etc

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    Thanks guys!

    I swear this is the most comfortable car I have ever owned, My '75 Montego is really great, but nothing can compare to these seats. And the back seat, well you know, haha.

    I agree the paint is odd, but it grows on you.

    I really want to do a few minor performance mods, where would you guys start?

    Thanks, George
    1986 Mercury Grand Marquis "5.0" (160,000)

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria "4.6" (54,000)

    2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Willys "3.6" (48,000)

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    Dual exhaust, HO upper intake, EGR spacer bored to 63mm and a modded HO throttle body.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    I love that color scheme. There is a Vic limited around here that has creme w/ creme vinyl roof. Looks like a great ride.
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    quirky 80s paintjob but a nice car none the less. I have an 86 too and i have to say they handsome cars at the time.

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    nice vic, but the price is even better lol

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    Nice! remind me of my old '87 Grand Marquis 2dr got the same colour combo as yours!!!!
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    Haha thanks for the positive replies guys. I originally bought it as a winter beater, but then i realized, "hey this car is kinda nice". I really like this car a lot, and it rides like a champ. Just took a 125 mile drive this morning, and it was awesome (got 24.3 mpg too!)

    I plan to get duals sometime soon, I just want a muffler that is good sounding, but not as aggressive as the Flowmasters in my '75 Merc.

    Thanks, George
    1986 Mercury Grand Marquis "5.0" (160,000)

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria "4.6" (54,000)

    2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Willys "3.6" (48,000)

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    nice looking car

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    Welcome! Very nice CV! Feel free to post up pics of your Montego in the future
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    Thanks again for the warm welcome guys.

    Today I painted the steelies after the cheap (.97 cent) Wal-Mart black started to rust after 2 months haha. This time i sanded down to bare steel (pretty much) and used Rustolem Automotive Primer, followed by semi gloss enamel, and then 3 coats of clear enamel. Should hold up well......I hope.

    Tuesday I have a Half-Day of school so I plan to sand down the rockers and undercoat the bottoms, and repaint all of the visible areas in semi-gloss black, with clear over it.


    George
    1986 Mercury Grand Marquis "5.0" (160,000)

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria "4.6" (54,000)

    2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Willys "3.6" (48,000)

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    Awesome mang. To make painting the black rockers easier I recommend removing them. There is a acorn nut right inside the wheel well of the rear tires that secures the back end of the rocker trim to the body. It is a pretty long stud you have to remove the nut off of but once that is removed then just pull the trim away from the body and the rest of the clips will pop off as you pull. Should make painting a whole lot easier because you dont have to mask off the entire car. Give them a good day to dry then put them back on the car. To do that place the bottom lip of the trim underneath the rocker clips and then just smack the trim with your hand against the upper clips and you should be set. And then tighten the nut back up.
    ~David~

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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Well I got the rockers done today!









    Also I used Rustolem undercoating to do my car, got some pics of that aswell







    Some random Glamour shots haha





    1986 Mercury Grand Marquis "5.0" (160,000)

    2011 Ford Crown Victoria "4.6" (54,000)

    2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Willys "3.6" (48,000)

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    i really like that style

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    How much of a bitch was it for ya to remove the nuts at the end? I know I cursed with every turn of the ratchet while taking them off.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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