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    Greetings from Winnipeg Manitoba. I'm the proud owner of a 2008 MGM purchased in May 2019. This is a retired RCMP PPS ( Police Protective Services) car that shuttled ambassadors, heads of state and VIP's to various embassies in Vancouver B.C. This car led a sheltered life compared to a typical RCMP interceptor and only needed sway bar bushings and a couple of exhaust studs to pass safety. It has air springs in the rear and rides like a dream on the highway. I have no plans to modify it and it's currently stored for the winter. Looking forward to chatting with you guys. Cheers...

    https://neuro.smugmug.com/2008-GM-Lockport/

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    nice looking car, Any name on that slide out spare tire mount?
    2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport

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    2 decades of DDing Box Panthers, now in a Whale VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    The car looks very nice based on the pictures at the link you posted. The spare tire shelf is really neat. I've never seen one before, but now I want one. LOL
    Vic

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaOutlaw1969 View Post
    nice looking car, Any name on that slide out spare tire mount?
    Yes. The slide out was manufactured by Steeltec Industries in Chilliwack B.C. The empty space to the right of the spare has holes drilled on the base for communications gear.

    https://steeltec.net/

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    The slide out tray is really handy considering the weight of the full size spare. I found the trunk organizer a bit awkward on a long trip. I removed the covers and dividers and kept the plastic tub for protection. Sometimes the trunk is too shallow with the covers in place.

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    I was close to you in October when I attended the NW Ohio CV Owners fall wind up. Enjoyed my time in the upper peninsula and stopped at every Yooper hot pastie shop...LOL.

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    Welcome! That's a very nice looking ride and i also dig the spare tire shelf, pretty damn slick.

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    Thanks for the welcome guys!

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    2 decades of DDing Box Panthers, now in a Whale VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    Mmmmmm, pasties. I spent about 5.5 years in da UP, in Houghton in the Keweenaw peninsula. Da UP is a great place, I've still got a few Yooper friends up there and need to get back up there to visit one of these years.
    Vic

    ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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    2 decades of DDing Box Panthers, now in a Whale VicCrownVic's Avatar
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    It was hilarious when my mom came to visit and asked "What's a pasty?" LOL "It's pastie, mom. Pass-tee."
    Vic

    ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning summer 2020, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    It was hilarious when my mom came to visit and asked "What's a pasty?" LOL "It's pastie, mom. Pass-tee."
    LOL...I've made quite a few pasties now and getting good at it. Started with store bought frozen pie shells and it was a complete disaster. Found a recipe for dough with enough shortening to kill a race horse and it made a huge difference. I can see why they were so popular with the miners. Throw a pastie on your shovel and heat it with a torch...LOL.

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    Cool ride. Trunk organization is awesome. Nice touches the car was outfitted with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Cool ride. Trunk organization is awesome. Nice touches the car was outfitted with.
    Thanks! I have never seen another 08 ultimate edition with cloth seats. The government got a $500.00 credit by deleting the leather seating. This car could be a unicorn...

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    Welcome! Do you have a winter ride to use, while your GM is in storage?
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