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  1. I agree with the 157k. Cold AC & doesn't look...

    I agree with the 157k. Cold AC & doesn't look rusty is a huge plus. It looks like it would clean up really nicely. I wonder why the seller didn't just give it a quick wash & wax. It would definitely...
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    Thanks! Yeah, I wasn't expecting it to...

    Thanks!



    Yeah, I wasn't expecting it to come off like that either but my friend who is helping me with this was taught to just pull the whole front off in one piece when stripping cars. After...
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    Original post won't let me edit any more to add...

    Original post won't let me edit any more to add pics so here are the pics of the trunk.

    https://i.imgur.com/zq1vF4b.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/TaMOOaK.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/mHOW2cB.jpg...
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    1989 Ford Crown Vic Trunk Lid - $50 OBO

    It's not in perfect shape and is missing the chrome trim on the edge of the lip.

    I figured I would offer it here if anyone wants it.

    $50 OBO but I'm pretty flexible. If there's no takers, it...
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    My friend came over after work today and we made...

    My friend came over after work today and we made a bunch more progress on the disassembly.

    More trim removed
    Rubber seals on doors removed
    front clip removed
    frame braces removed
    police...
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    That's really awesome! The seats look great....

    That's really awesome! The seats look great. Sorry you had to go through so much work cleaning them. They were definitely a bit neglected over the years of my ownership. lol. :D
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    I'm unsure if I'm going to keep those or not. I...

    I'm unsure if I'm going to keep those or not. I guess it depends on the if they're better than the GMs. I'll let you know once I have the "full pile of stuff" if I plan on parting with them.

    Any...
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    They were both pretty stubborn but the problem...

    They were both pretty stubborn but the problem one was actually on the passenger's side. I guess that makes sense for this car as the passenger's side is much more rotten than the driver's side for...
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    After finding some frame rot last year, the fate...

    After finding some frame rot last year, the fate was sealed for this car. (Related: http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/showthread.php?57105-Crown-Vic-Frame-Rot )

    I managed to get the car inspected (some...
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    Cool. From what I read, pressure on the higher...

    Cool. From what I read, pressure on the higher side doesn't really hurt things. I might lower it a bit when a rob the brass bushing off the CV.



    Yeah, I think that might be where it's coming...
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    Part of me was even debating putting the plate...

    Part of me was even debating putting the plate back on. lol I guess we'll see down the line how the "tin man" holds up.

    I can't even imagine the things that must pop up on the road with no...
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    I feel like the '79s I've seen always are "odd"...

    I feel like the '79s I've seen always are "odd" compared to the later optioned cars (even some very early 80s... I always love checking out the strange optioned combos on them). There must have just...
  13. Thread: Door Overhaul

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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    Thanks. Bummer about the speedo lens. I'm going...

    Thanks. Bummer about the speedo lens. I'm going to leave the anti-theft stuff in there for now. It's sort of odd which makes it cool. If it ever gives me any trouble though I'll take it out. I don't...
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    I'm rocking single exhaust with the boring plain...

    I'm rocking single exhaust with the boring plain Jane Walkers... not even the Sound FX version.

    I don't mind them. I'm not really a loud exhaust person. Also, I like being able to start the car...
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    General pics of the car.

    Here are some pics of the car itself:

    Front. Headlights need to be swapped with new ones. There's a small dent in the bumper and of course my CV also has a similar dent in it so swapping doesn't...
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    Fixed the idle issue

    I fixed the idle issue today. I pulled the car into the driveway and was doing a "once over everything" type of deal.

    Quick rundown of what I checked:

    Plug wires - They look brand new. I...
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    It was definitely a gamble driving it that far....

    It was definitely a gamble driving it that far. The car had basically been sitting for over a year at the point I bought it. My friend followed in his pickup and we had tow straps if we absolutely...
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    My 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis

    I just brought home my replacement for my '89 Crown Vic (Link to frame rot death sentence of the CV). I originally wanted to strip and junk the Crown Vic before buying something else to tinker with...
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    The analog radio looks good! I think I missed in...

    The analog radio looks good! I think I missed in the thread, where was that radio from?


    The analog stock radio in my 78 does the same thing during the hottest months of summer. FM takes a crap...
  21. Thread: My 79 Marquis

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    Interesting, I didn't know that. I think every...

    Interesting, I didn't know that. I think every vehicle I own at this point has patched brake lines thanks to road salt.
  22. Wow. All gone already.

    Wow. All gone already.
  23. Thread: My 79 Marquis

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    Yep, like the other's said. Looks good enough. if...

    Yep, like the other's said. Looks good enough. if it doesn't leak it should be fine.

    I switched over to paying a bit more for the Nicopp (Nickle/Copper) lines. They bend really easy without...
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    I always liked the mint green color on the early...

    I always liked the mint green color on the early panthers. The 79 looks great! My friend and I were just saying how you almost never see the Grand Marquis coups anymore.



    Wow that's super...
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    The trip meter was sort of a bummer losing when I...

    The trip meter was sort of a bummer losing when I switched to 140 on my car. I used to like using it to calculate the MPG when I filled up the tank. (Never remember the start mileage on the main...
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