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    Default My 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis

    My great aunt bought her new off of the lot in '88 and it was a DD for 20 years. Right now she's at 103k miles and i try to avoid the sun and rain as much as i can.

    I can't decide what i want to do with it besides a frame off restoration. Most likely it's just going to stay completely stock and ill get a tudor to actually drive and not worry about so much.

    So here's my "garage queen"

























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    Your Aunt kept her in good condition.
    ~David~

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    Very nice!

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    wish mine looked that good.

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    Sweet!

    Im right up next to O'Hare in Schiller Park, by the way.


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    nice looking merc!

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    What colour is the interior?
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    here are some low quality interior and engine shots-











    Last edited by rick99601; 10-25-2010 at 11:30 PM.
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    Drool

    SahWEeeeeeeeeT

    p.s. Your Motor is about as clean as mine :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitownvic View Post
    SahWEeeeeeeeeT

    p.s. Your Motor is about as clean as mine :p
    i think we should go to some car shows once i get my quarter panel rust taken care of.
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    my new-ish HU, its nothing special but i like that the green matches the dash pretty closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick99601 View Post
    i think we should go to some car shows once i get my quarter panel rust taken care of.
    Sounds Good to man, I need to do that too.. Haha

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    Real nice car! Drive and enjoy! Gas isn't getting any cheaper...

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    wow, nice. Looks like your aunt took good care of it.

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    thanks guys. she did, for the most part.

    one thing she couldve done better though was have the car washed more often in the winter. it would get full of salt from driving then just pulled into the garage. sometimes not getting washed til spring im sure. the car being white didnt help any, if it was black the salt wouldve been very obvious. so the chassis is rotted behind the front tires on both sides with minor surface rust in about 10 other places.

    its strange how cars can look so good on the outside and be rotted underneath.

    i hate salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick99601 View Post
    thanks guys. she did, for the most part.

    one thing she couldve done better though was have the car washed more often in the winter. it would get full of salt from driving then just pulled into the garage. sometimes not getting washed til spring im sure. the car being white didnt help any, if it was black the salt wouldve been very obvious. so the chassis is rotted behind the front tires on both sides with minor surface rust in about 10 other places.

    its strange how cars can look so good on the outside and be rotted underneath.

    i hate salt.
    Haha, Thats how my G Marq was.. It was so gross underneath the brake and fuel lines had wet spots.. Ewwwwwwwww

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    I hope you don't mind.....I'm stealing your door panels


    Awesome car!
    Andrew, 21 year old mechanical engineering student.

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    Nice Merc! what kind camera are you using, cuz night shot looks sharp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihotrod402 View Post
    I hope you don't mind.....I'm stealing your door panels
    and your dash pad
    Andrew, 21 year old mechanical engineering student.

    Parts Car (Wrecked ) - Vicky - 1987 LTD Crown Victoria: 17x8 Gunmetal Gray Coys C-5 wheels, 235/55-17 Falken Ziex ZE-502 tires. 79 LTD Grille, Taillights, and Turn Signals, Blue LED Dash Lights, PI Rear Sway Bar, 140 MPH Speedometer, Dual Exhaust w/ Mustang Headers.
    New Project: Vicky II - 1981 Ford LTD: 61,XXX miles, virtually rust free, plans still being drafted.
    DD - Victor - 2000 Crown Victoria LX: Headunit, Speakers, and Amp Only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_GMQ91 View Post
    Nice Merc! what kind camera are you using, cuz night shot looks sharp.
    thanks, its a canon rebel XSi SLR with the stock lens.


    Quote Originally Posted by hemihotrod402 View Post
    and your dash pad
    dont you already have a set of PW door panels?
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