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    I've always liked special edition and special equipment cars. SS, RT, hell eddie bour edition. Callaway shelby roush. What build ideas come to mind with this or any car. Mach 1. bullet. I saw a late 70s bronco done up as a boss model. I thought it was pretty gnarly. What build would you do? Any car I spose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklabel88 View Post
    I've always liked special edition and special equipment cars. SS, RT, hell eddie bour edition. Callaway shelby roush. What build ideas come to mind with this or any car. Mach 1. bullet. I saw a late 70s bronco done up as a boss model. I thought it was pretty gnarly. What build would you do? Any car I spose.
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    LTC Jack Nicklaus Special Edition.

    Fucking GREEN carpet with white interior... The outside is green and white aswell.

    I'd really like a shoebox Ford or Mercury with the Lincoln flatty V12. Call it a Marauder or something.

    A box Marauder would've been cool as hell too. Black on black, P72 chassis and a supercharged 351 maybe?
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    Damn a box marauder needs built. I do wonder how they would've done it. Like you said p71 stuff a 351. Wonder if you could make a floor shifter look right. What style supercharger did people use in the 80s?

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    Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis SVT comes to mind for any of the 351W swapped cars; especially if one retained the EFI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklabel88 View Post
    What style supercharger did people use in the 80s?
    The invisible style, for the most part!!!

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    Turbo's were REALLY popular in the 80's (and theyre back!). So maybe a turbo'd box would be more appropriate for the era
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Turbo's were REALLY popular in the 80's (and theyre back!). So maybe a turbo'd box would be more appropriate for the era
    You're talking factory turbos, Brown_Muscle? I agree, but they were only ever on 4-bangers or the occasional V6 (e.g. Buick!)

    As I recall 99.99% of your average schmoes were N/A. Only a relatively few (V8) show cars or race cars had either turbos or superchargers...

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    I mean yes, but they were also popular in pop-culture. Lots of movies with modified cars with turbos. "Look out, it's a TURBO!", although usually not a V8, like you said. I do wonder how well a box would do with a lightly modified grand national engine...or the like. Maybe a built inline 300 with a turbo? That might be more era appropriate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    I mean yes, but they were also popular in pop-culture. Lots of movies with modified cars with turbos. "Look out, it's a TURBO!", although usually not a V8, like you said. I do wonder how well a box would do with a lightly modified grand national engine...or the like. Maybe a built inline 300 with a turbo? That might be more era appropriate
    How about a "turbo-compounded" engine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Turbo's were REALLY popular in the 80's (and theyre back!). So maybe a turbo'd box would be more appropriate for the era
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    A factory supercharged (read terminator cobra) Marauder would have been sweet. I'm honestly surprised they even made the Marauder.

    A 5.0 Ranger sport truck would have been cool.

    A 460 EFI option in a PI box...

    A wagon with the PI package.

    Wide use of the Boss 351 engine or even just the four barrel Cleveland heads upon introduction of the Ford Small Block from 62 would have been a game changer since they'd run over all the small block chevys.

    So I'm feeling a 67 Fairlane or Comet Wagon with a Boss 351 option and a mandatory manual transmission. Don't mandate the buckets. I want to haul eight friends with me.

    A manual transmission option in a box.

    A box GT???
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    The 5.0 ranger would have been a lot of fun. There's something about those that's easy to throw around. Terminator cobra you say..

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    In line 300 with turbo. I wonder how much torque and hp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklabel88 View Post
    The 5.0 ranger would have been a lot of fun. There's something about those that's easy to throw around. Terminator cobra you say..
    In the early 90ís my grandfather bought an 84 ranger with a clapped out 2.8 in it. He and my uncle built a 302 and put it in that truck.

    Iíve always kind of liked the idea of a 428 Cobra Jet two door crown vic, silver with a black leather interior would be my preference.
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    Lincoln TownCar - make it a two door and give it a Marauder swap - the gentleman's hot rod

    Thunderbird Wagon - 93 SVT Cobra Powerplant - for the Dads that need to go fast

    Australian FPV Falcon GT - SVT Lightning Swap - would be great competition for the G8 or Chevy SS

    How about a Ford Contour but make it a coupe & FWD with a roots style supercharger?

    93 Lightning with an N/A 440.

    93 Lightning but make it a Raptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggish91 View Post
    Lincoln TownCar - make it a two door and give it a Marauder swap - the gentleman's hot rod

    Thunderbird Wagon - 93 SVT Cobra Powerplant - for the Dads that need to go fast

    Australian FPV Falcon GT - SVT Lightning Swap - would be great competition for the G8 or Chevy SS

    How about a Ford Contour but make it a coupe & FWD with a roots style supercharger?

    93 Lightning with an N/A 440.

    93 Lightning but make it a Raptor.

    Big Block Geo Metro.
    The 80-81 Town coupe would be a start for the Marauder swap, I kind of like that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggish91 View Post
    Lincoln TownCar - make it a two door and give it a Marauder swap - the gentleman's hot rod
    Uhh... Lincoln Continental Mark 7 & 8? Especially the Mark 8 with the 4V modular.

    Quote Originally Posted by sluggish91 View Post
    How about a Ford Contour but make it a coupe & FWD with a roots style supercharger?
    Focus CC with ST engine maybe? There's also those Jackson Racing superchargers for the SVT models. If you're looking for a Contour sized wagon or sedan, there's the Mondeo ST220. I bet some american wagon lover would fall head over heels in love with an N/A 3 liter, 225hp V6, manual wagon, FWD tho.


    A 90's Ranger would've been cool with the blown 3.8 like in Tbird super coupes.

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    Keep in mind this is just my opinion-
    I don't understand why anyone would spend all of the $$$ and time to build a car, improving every aspect of it- brakes, handling, acceleration, etc. from the factory setup, and then put factory performance badges on it (SVT, Cobra, etc) when everyone knows that the factory did not build it and never did build it.
    Hey it's your car, do what you want, but when everyone knows Ford didn't make a box Marauder, or everyone knows that SVT wasn't even around when box Panthers were made, it just comes off as silly imho.
    If you put that much effort into the build, why let the factory take the credit for it?
    If the factory really did build one and you want to make a clone, that seems a little more believable.

    Anyway that's my take.
    I'm pretty simple when it comes to cars, i don't like a lot of extra stuff on them, to me that is just asking for attention from the local authorities and street racer wannabees. To each his own though.

    Some great ideas here though
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    Why not build a car from scratch

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