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    Shake Hands With Danger 87CrownVic's Avatar
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    Default My '79 LTD-S Tudor

    This is my '79 LTD S model 2 door. 66,000 original miles, 2bbl variable venturi 302cid, c4 trans, 8" rear. Purely OE car with the exception of my slots, true duals with packs, and the radio. It's a fun, comfortable car to drive and gets many compliments wherever I am. Please enjoy!

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    Wow, your car is nice. I think yours ranks right up there with some of the best coupes I've seen. Can you post interior pics? Overall, I give your car !
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    X2 that car is really nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_ View Post
    Wow, your car is nice. I think yours ranks right up there with some of the best coupes I've seen. Can you post interior pics? Overall, I give your car !
    Thanks alot. I'm a little frustrated with the interior right now, as it is in very poor shape. I will post some before and after pics soon. I am working on cleaning it up and replacing/reconditioning the majority of it right now. Which reminds me, if anyone has green 2-door interior they'd like to part ways with, you know who to contact

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    Very nice. That little piece of trim between the door and rear side windows still bug me. I wish Armo threw those to the wind as well, but the car is HOT. I love your plate too!
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    That car = Sexy! Im digging the surf green color too. Well done.
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    Love the mint green!!! Is it a factory slick-top or did it come off for the paint job?

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    looks familiar......did it come from nevada?
    sweet car mang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolnmania View Post
    looks familiar......did it come from nevada?
    sweet car mang!
    Thats what I was thinking.
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    Thats Armo's old car.

    Sweet rig, but you need wider tires and meats out back!

    Aren't you building a pretty serious engine for this car?
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    Minty!! My breath feels fresher after looking at those pics
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    I practically live like it's 1993.

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    Wow she's Hot!

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    I love the 2 eye front ends. I don't know why but they look so good.

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    Very nice car man. That reminds me of the type car when you drive it eveyone is looking at it through there window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85crownHPP View Post
    Love the mint green!!! Is it a factory slick-top or did it come off for the paint job?
    Yes, the slick top came off before Armo had it painted. I was surprised at the quality of the single stage. I conservatively wet-sanded and buffed it out about a month ago and I couldn't believe how much better it looked.

    Yes, I have plans to make this into a go fast car. I have a SEFI engine built and a hopefully indestructable 8.8 close to being done. I have recently shoved enough money away to buy a TCI C4, so it may be together by the end of fall (just in time to put the damn thing away for winter).

    Wish me luck, I will update as promptly as my progress allows.

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    I had almost forgotten about this car. It's SO cherry. Great to see it still going strong and being treated right.

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    I managed to get a really nice deal today on a pair of 275/60/15 BFG Radial T/A's at $102.00 a piece out the door. I stripped the bottom of the trunk and wheel wells down with oven cleaner and scrubbed them down to prep for new rubberized undercoating. Amazing what dollar store oven cleaner strips off... I also blasted the drums and painted them with some high-temp aluminum paint today. I will take a couple before and after pics tomorrow to show the progress. I am extremely giddy and excited to see the finished product and can hardly contain myself.

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    that car is nice. i like how it is unique and sets its self apart. that is the sorta route i wanna go with GMGT since my oigonal '81 was sorta rare.

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    I got everything finished up this morning. However, I measured my wheel well a little more closely today after seeing the 275/60/15 in person, and found they wouldn't work with my wheel offset. So, I switched to a 255/60/15 that fits pretty well and is still quite a bit wider than the little 215/65/15's I was running. I am also an idiot and forgot to take the before pictures this morning, but her is the finished product.
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    Nice progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    I practically live like it's 1993.

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