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    Default The MEG (My 86 LTD Crown Victoria Coupe)

    I have been keeping a secret of sorts. Some of you knew, some of you didn't. But here's the story.

    About a few months ago, I was scrolling through Facebook on my phone and came across a feeler ad for an 86 Coupe Vic in Texas. I was playing around with the idea to possibly get it. I started talking with the owner and one thing led to another and we ended up agreeing on a price and a date for me to go and pick up the car. After some research I decided that it probably wasn't the best idea to go and drive a 31 year old vehicle back from Wichita Falls, Texas, and found that it was cheaper to have it shipped to me via a carrier. After being dicked around by a shipping company who promised me my car at a (too good to be true) price of 625$, I ended up spending double that to get the car picked up and brought to me. On Saturday the 28th of July, the car was picked up by car carrier to be delivered to me. just a few days later on the 31st, the car was brought to me.

    Here are some pictures of the day it arrived. I parked her next to Vicky. One of the first things I did to her was install an NOS hood ornament to replace the missing one. Note the awesome yellowtastic original plastic headlights, and bumper stickers galore!!
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    The following night, after registering it, took it to work to look over it, fixed a vacuum leak and installed a 3G alternator that I had sitting on an engine.
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    Attached below are pictures of a few days later where Gadget73 breaks out his Hoppy Headlight aimer and aligns the plastic-tastic headlights. i must say, even in their reduced output, when aligned properly, I can see pretty well. Just imagine when i replace them!

    That night, we also fixed the passenger window motor, replaced the passenger speaker, repaired the broken ATC mode select switch, and cleaned the contacts on the radio and the tripminder! No more crackly radio and easy to push tripminder buttons!
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    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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ID:	50680 A few days after Brown_Muscle (Phil) washed and detailed her. Took that picture while taking a break from his cruise control install on his 82 LTD-S
    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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    Does the coupe match the sedan interior color (are they fraternal twins lol)?

    Looks pretty nice from the pics. Any surprises from buying a car long distance other than the trouble with the first shipping company?
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    Need interior pics! Thing looks beautiful. Porno red? Please be porno red.. Kinda looks like it... Much want for it. I could be tempted to replace my Townie with one of those thar 2-doors.

    What's the story with the F-150? I'd like to know more about it and see pics.
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    Yes, interior is porno red, we all got to admire it at SF. Some of us even got to ride in it.
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    The underpinnings of that thing are fantastic to behold. No rust on the bottoms of the doors, and the frame is excellent. Its got the dealer rustproofing treatment and it really worked.

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    Yes...this is good car. Much goodness.

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    Hmm. Well my '88 Town Car still has factory chalk marks on it and such, frame hasn't got a smidge of rust on it. Consider a trade??? Hrm..
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    Very nice!

    I have bought a few vehicles from salt free climates, all sight unseen, and have never been disappointed.

    Cheapest shipping companies are not the way to go. They dented the roof on my white tudor in shipment.

    I personally do not find the shipping cost to be a deterrent at all, especially given how mint the vehicles I have bought have been. I think its a no brainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Does the coupe match the sedan interior color (are they fraternal twins lol)?

    Looks pretty nice from the pics. Any surprises from buying a car long distance other than the trouble with the first shipping company?
    Porno red interior. I need to grab some interior shots. It's got the leather seats, they are really dried out. But not ripped. The dash pad is original and in near perfect condition. There is some fading on the top of the back seat and the carpeting behind the back seat. I'll have to get some interior pics soon.

    I had a vacuum leak from the thermal blower lockout switch, as the car has ATC so it would default to HOT defrost upon acceleration. I immediately fixed that. But I am still losing vacuum since when the car is turned off the system slowly loses it's vacuum. I'll have to dig around later to figure that out. The car probably would've made the drive home with no issues. Car drives nice. It is a gutless wonder of course. It's a LOPO with 2.73 open rear. That will be receiving a 3.27 trak loc from another car that I've decided to get rid of due to body and frame rot taking its toll on the car.

    The A/C is ridiculously cold in this thing. It's a retrofitted system but the damn thing pushes out 45 degree air sitting at idle. That's friggin awesome!

    The vacuum lines under the intake are original. I saw the MAP sensor line and if I look too hard it might break lol. I'll eventually address those. I may HO swap it as I have all of the necessary parts from the other car. The long term plan is a 351w. Possibly a 4r70w as well later on... I already have a short block with rotating assembly. I need to send it out to the machine shop and have it looked over to make sure it's worth rebuilding. It was abused by the previous owner with a turbo... Though if the block is no good, the cam and all of the other parts make up for how much i paid for it.
    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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    You forgot truck details! Interested in that bummy brown's story and details.
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    So happy for you John to have a nice one to work with. She looks nice.
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    Nice car, I can't believe the price you paid for this car with working A/C ! Congrats !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    You forgot truck details! Interested in that bummy brown's story and details.
    Dad's old truck. 1980 F100. Inline 6. 3 on the tree. Rotted body. Runs alright needs a radiator, and a fuel tank. Come get it.
    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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    Dude, I want it if the rot isn't so bad on the floor pans & frame! Asking price? Pics? PM me? Might be a next year thing, still trying to recoup from new roof & car repairs..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Dude, I want it if the rot isn't so bad on the floor pans & frame! Asking price? Pics? PM me? Might be a next year thing, still trying to recoup from new roof & car repairs..
    It'll need floor and cab corners. Fenders and such. Needs tires. Frame is fine. Front end was rebuilt a year before it was parked. Clutch was done too. Sat for about 8 years. But will start with gas on the feed line of the fuel pump. Come and get it or it's getting scrapped lol.
    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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    Gone! But Parts from it will live on in others!


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    Well shit, for free I think it's hard to turn down. How much time do I have?
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    Awesome CV!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it

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    Great buy! Were any service records included?
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    "Vicky" 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX ..................................."Blue" 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

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