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    Default My 79 Marquis

    Original owner, kept in pole barn. Scored it for $700.

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    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    Lol and a picture of the Bomber being towed after wiping spider gear



    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    Nice find. The interior looks fantastic.

    The early boxes had so much good detail into them inside and out.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
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    Thanks bro.
    Thanks to Vic for all the help. She starts and is alive. Ditching the VV for Motorcraft carb 2150



    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    It was a fun day getting this one going. I was expecting some swiss cheese underside, but that's not the case. It looks way better than I expected.

    Definitely a good buy.
    Vic

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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - Rotting Retired Winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
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    Yeah, looks krispy on the outside but minty on the inside. Pretty cool. Sucks to hear about the '78 but oh well. Couldn't you swap a disc brake rear from a Mark V in?
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    Looks like a nice project.

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    I wasn't sure if you were going to get on here make a thread. I mentioned the '79 in another thread.
    See the responses there on the optional passenger side mirror that this one does not have.
    http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...l=1#post847715
    http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthre...l=1#post847719

    And some dashpad pics I took when I was there:




    And some pics I yanked from the original FBMP ad:




    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" - Rotting Retired 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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    Really cool find. I only know of two '79-'82 panthers around here. At that price it was derby bait so kudos for stepping in and adding her to the fleet. So many cool little styling flourishes on the early cars. Wish you the best moving forward with the build(s)!
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    Speaking of odd-ball things on the early boxes, the horn button is the directional stalk! WagonMan
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    Quote Originally Posted by WagonMan View Post
    Speaking of odd-ball things on the early boxes, the horn button is the directional stalk! WagonMan
    Yes that only lasted a few years years ! Wonder how many state vehicle inspectors failed vehicles for no horn.

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    Like the fuse box location, replaced 30A circuit breaker; power seats work now and 1 of the doors lock.

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    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    Did you get the shop manual yet? Good to know the power seat works now. The lock actuators are probably bloated with rust. The front passenger lock would not move manually so I'm pretty sure that actuator is frozen with rust.
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    ~ 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" - Rotting Retired 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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    Not yet.
    Probably will hold off on the actuators; I ravage door panels and the cold weather doesnt make it any better....so til mid Spring. I also need to grease the skids on the window regs. I will say I never have owned a vehicle this color before for some reason earth tones get more appealing as you age.



    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    Under the seat:

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    1978 Grand Marquis 460 2door "Blue Bomber"

    1987 LTD Crown Vic 351w aka the "MI Mountie"

    1989 Colony Park ....Marge still lives!

    1979 Marquis creamy goodness

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    Id be skeptical of that being any good given its age.

    I like the boring beige color for some reason.
    ~David~

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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    Sweet car, great find!

    As for the turn signal stalk horn: it is far, far superior to the centre of the steering wheel, in my opinion. I find it more intuitive and that it's easier to operate with precision. I know I'm in a tiny minority who feel this way though. It was like that through 84.

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    I found I can toot tunes with my cars using the center. Lil love taps for when I want to be polite, a big wham with sustain for when I don't. Satisfying.

    I did not know early boxes had the fuse box in that location. That is superior to me. The older I get, the less I like morphing into a pretzel for stuff. Adding rear defrost to my truck was my most recent reminder.
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    ^Your 85 would have been in the same spot. All boxes merc and ford had it in that spot.
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    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

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    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    Huh... I feel saddened I don't remember that. Although I don't think I had a reason to be into the fuse box in that car. So only the Lincolns had it under the dash? Such a terrible location..
    1985 LTD Crown Victoria - SOLD
    1988 Town Car Signature - Current Party Barge

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