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    Default 1982 Mercury Marquis

    this was my Merc the day after i got her home. June 22, 2011 for $1500. as you can see the headlights were pretty bad, the rear end had the typical sagging of the older cars, and the body is a bit rough

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    Last edited by marquis_82_withneons; 03-08-2013 at 12:43 PM.
    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    this was originally a PA car owned by an older guy from what i assume was bought new. it had no radio, no speakers nothing fancy. has power locks and power seat and AC... that is IT... for some reason they decided to tow it with a tow bar and mounted it to the front bumper by drilling holes. it was towed to ohio where she lived for a few years and was then passed to the mans nephew. (who i bought it from) he owned the car for around 2-3 years and somewhere in there moved to indiana. i bought the car is this condition in June of 2011 with 134000 miles. she now has 148000 and MANY new upgrades soon to be followed by a 302.
    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    for being this old i was suprised at the interior. it was very nice and was never smoked in or beat on.. mainly because of the elderly driver thankfully.

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    Wow, a base model with power seats. Here in canada, the '79-'80 models are know as the meteor. Deffinatly have a nice base to work with. And its a factory slick top to boot!

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    the first thing i noticed with the car.. was the HUGE lack of power.. it has what i recently found out to be the worst engine Ford ever made being the 255 V8. add on to the fact the guy i bought it from (the sencond owner but still same family) had put a refurb carb off a bronco onto what was originally a CFI engine. and being the engine was already over 125k at that time he pulled the entire engine but only to replace every gasket and no parts.

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    thanks marquisman... the car is significantly farther along now.. these pics are of the day after i bought the car in mid 2011.. i have since done rims and suspension along with a few other mods youll see as i continue to post pics
    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    the guy i got it from was in his mid 20s and had basic knowledge about cars.. so he decided to hook up some gauges.. badly... the first thing i did to the car was relocate the tach from in the middle of my drive select to under the edge of the dash where i see it perfectly through the steering wheel. Click image for larger version. 

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    Youngsters! These cars can be made to look pretty slick, if you place all your moddest accessories in the right place. Look forward to more pics.

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    1987 Lincoln Mark VII 302 (Errand runner) Summer fun
    1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L (Hustler) Summer Sunday cruiser
    2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L (Un-named) Daily

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    along with the stereo from my LTD these Sony speakers were the very first mod i did to the car.. thanks to my dad i cant drive anywhere without music.. and the factory stereo delete plate in this car was begging to be taken out so for the first time ever it had a stereo and speakers. but upon installation i ran into a problem.. this car had it antenna removed for what ever reason LOL. so i was stuck with cd's Click image for larger version. 

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    im only 19 myself.. but i am in no way into setting cars on their frame with 22's... hahah but i gotta love my lights and a good stereo
    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    the next few modifications i did was remove the tow brackets from the bumper.. leaving rather large hole :/ so i used a pair of KC highlites my dad had for his 78 F150 and mounted them. i also relocated the god aweful ghetto rigged air horns from on the hood to where the emissions crap was on the fender. (which was all unhooked anyway) and my first visual mod was the red in the turn signals which is now changed to being pulled over multiple times haha. after all this, my next mod was a glass H4 conversion for the headlights with a 85w xenon bulb.

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    with the car having the typical sag i had to correct that first. so a set of monroe gas-o-matics were put on the rear along with new monroe shocks up front. the reason this was done was to accomodate the new 15x8's from Summit that i put on to make it a bit more sporty looking

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    just before the rims. i added 2 15" kickers to the trunk.. needless to say i was DJ at the highschool tailgate events. and dont worry, i do NOT listen to rap

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    thanks to my previous install of the H4 conversion.. those 85w power draining bulbs were swapped out for some super bright purple bi-xenon HID bulbs that a friend of mine helped me install

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    when i got the car, the hood emblem had been broken off.. so i searched for a few days and found one on ebay from an 87 for 15 bucks and snatched it up..

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    after the HIDs went in i added a PA system to the car ans worked on putting strobe lights in the 4 corners. so i stripped the tail lights which had already seen quite better days and sprayed metallic inside to help reflection. and then installed the LEDs

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    about halfway through the summer of 2012 a grinding noise developed. but i didnt pay much attention because my car still drove fine letting it go for close to 6 months probably. little did i know the right front wheel bearing was fried and had my wheel hub cocked making it burn through my brake pad and put a nasty grove in my rotor. Click image for larger version. 

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    after all was said and done.. i dropped about 125 bucks to get brand new timken inner and outter bearings, new rotors, and new pads, and since EVERYONE uses red calipers i covered mine in ford blue engine enamel to take the heat.. and they look really nice behind the rims

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    just a little mix match of pics from over the winter. my blue LED backlit dash and the outside of the car while i was out playing in the snow this winter.

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    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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    unfortunately..... about a month ago.. i was stopped at a light in mid febuary. no snow.. just stopped at a light and i was rear ended by a girl in a 2005 malibu going 30. here car was totalled and actually caught on fire. which a friend i was with put out with snow LOL.

    but after all of this, my bumper was pushed in a good 5 inches on the pass. side.. the same side that had previously been. i was left with a VERY minor bent bumper a trunk that needed aligned, bent chrome and hairline cracked tail lights. after argueing with insurance, my car was valued at 1500 and given a totalled title because of its age.. i managed to get a 2100 check out of them and not taking a rental.

    about a week ago today i took it in to a shop expecting some bad news.. the stripped the back did some measurments, and turns out my frame is perfectly straight but the body had a slight buckle to it which they fixed as good as possible. along with a spot on the drivers side that was there when i bought the car.. no paint and no parts were replaced due to my base marquis tailights being extremely hard to find. and i was amazed to find that i owe him $332.00 for the work.. i am so happy. im currently waiting for my check and will go to get the car monday. when shes back home.. i have to find the taillights and license plate holder, a new bumper and get some minor paint work done.

    with the extra money ill have left over, im get a set of headers for it and a small spoiler that was on the 69-71 Eliminators to add some flair to the back. the only issue im gonna have is finding tail lights. all i can find is grand marquis. so i may have to settle for that.

    so that is my story of my Merc, its not too spectacular but i have a few plans and will post when i do other things
    Charlette - Brown 1977 Ford LTD - 351 Windsor 155K, Full Custom Pioneer system, green HID, interior & underbody
    Alesha - Black 1982 Mercury Marquis - 255ci 178K, full custom Kenwood and Infinity system, lowered, dual exhaust, LED all the things
    Tangerine Dream - Orange 1988 F-150 Custom - 300 i6 82k, Ghetto sound system, 5spd, 2WD, #farmtruck

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