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    Default Ashley's 1989 Lincoln Town Car

    Meet my 1989 Lincoln Town Car! I've been the very proud owner of this since 3/30/14.

    A lot has been done to it since I have had the pleasure of owning it including a rebuilt transmission, TFI Module, ATC Sensor, tires, upgraded to JBL speakers/amp, calipers, rotors, brakes and brake hoses, starter solenoid, thermostat, intake manifold gaskets, window motors and a lot of little things here and there. Oh, and that nice Harsens Island plate has been removed and my awesome wooden hood prop has been replaced with new hood struts. Thanks for those, Derek!

    I'm looking to get some body work done and have it painted but that is on hold until Derek and I get our house with a garage to put this beauty in.

    I don't have many pictures of it just yet but as I'm getting it prepared for the Michigan Meet-Up on June 13, I will update with more.

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    Thanks for checking it out!
    Ashley
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    I'm glad my sickness has taken hold of you too! One day we'll have the body & paint work done, the day we get a garage large enough to accommodate all of our four wheeled children haha!
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    We just need to hold off on getting more four wheeled children. We're still in our twenties and we're up to 6!

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    Well, it's not like they make contraceptives for this sort of thing...
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    I mean, aren't you just rooms apart?
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    We live in the same shoebox.
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    Nice car! The townies always look very sophisticated.
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    Love that improvised hood strut, haha. I see those all the time on stuff at my favorite wreckers' yard. Much more confidence-inspiring to have actual struts holding the hood up when you're swinging wrenches, definitely was a good idea to replace the broken struts. That dark blue '89 is SUPER clean from what I can see, right down the wire wheels. You've even got all four center caps! I also can't believe how well that vinyl roof has held up. You'd think after 25 years, you'd see at least a little bit of fade, and a few cracks. But it's mint. Interior is likely mint too.

    6 cars?! (Or should I say four wheeled children? Haha.) I thought it was only 4: '69 Fury two door, '87 Firebird, '88 Town Car, '89 Town Car. Somoene must've picked up more projects in the interim....
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    Lovely car.

    Summer car-> 1988 Lincoln Town Car, triple blue, 292,xxx km. New HO 5.0 in and running. Bought 2006/08/22. June 2017 PotM!
    Winter vehicle-> 1995 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCab 4x4, 237,xxx+km. AKA "Brutus" 460/E4OD/4.10 axles and 12 MPG. Bought 2019/08/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsesrock427 View Post
    Love that improvised hood strut, haha. I see those all the time on stuff at my favorite wreckers' yard. Much more confidence-inspiring to have actual struts holding the hood up when you're swinging wrenches, definitely was a good idea to replace the broken struts. That dark blue '89 is SUPER clean from what I can see, right down the wire wheels. You've even got all four center caps! I also can't believe how well that vinyl roof has held up. You'd think after 25 years, you'd see at least a little bit of fade, and a few cracks. But it's mint. Interior is likely mint too.

    6 cars?! (Or should I say four wheeled children? Haha.) I thought it was only 4: '69 Fury two door, '87 Firebird, '88 Town Car, '89 Town Car. Somoene must've picked up more projects in the interim....
    The hood struts also definitely help when I check the oil and coolant on fill-ups. Nothing like having to wrench that wooden prop out and crane under it because of limited clearance. It did help me move quicker though as to make sure that prop didn't give out and get me busted on the head. Lol.

    It is rather clean which I absolutely love and was actually surprised about when I picked it up, the frame is pretty damn clean as well! The only major thing that was wrong with it was the trans needing to be rebuilt. But for $1,000 with a body that clean, how could you pass that up? Interior is pretty damn solid, typical wear on the front leather seats but impeccable besides that. I've been looking to trade those out for some velour seats but we haven't had much luck in finding them for sale or on our junkyard excursions.

    Lol. We have a problem when it comes to staying off Craigslist.
    I've had a 1990 Ford F-150 truck since 2013. We picked it up specifically so I could learn how to drive a stick and I got attached to it. We've kept that as a back-up during the winter in case one of our daily drivers happens to be in the shop, as well as for our junkyard runs. We picked up a clean GMC Sierra 3500 with a 7.4 liter 4 speed on Friday to replace the F-150 as the rust on that has spread like cancer. Seeing the road through the floor as you drive isn't exactly great, especially for loose wallets and keys. Right Derek? Lol. It's a damn shame too because it's got the 4.9 liter straight six set-up in it. We were trying to find one of those and even made a trip down to Virginia to look at one but they just go so quick or have as much rust as mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfldfordltd View Post
    Lovely car.
    Thank you!

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    I hope that you'll keep this beauty for years to come!
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    She's absolutely gorgeous, take good care of that gem.

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    The car too!
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    ^^^ What 'tater said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    ^^^ What 'tater said.
    You "silver tonged devils"....


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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    She's absolutely gorgeous, take good care of that gem.
    Quote Originally Posted by sxcpotatoes View Post
    The car too!
    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    ^^^ What 'tater said.
    Haha, you guys are a riot.
    Derek, I'd listen to Knucklehead though, he's a man of wisdom!

    I love the car and am glad that it's in great condition. I will definitely have this beauty for years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsesrock427 View Post
    Love that improvised hood strut, haha. I see those all the time on stuff at my favorite wreckers' yard. Much more confidence-inspiring to have actual struts holding the hood up when you're swinging wrenches, definitely was a good idea to replace the broken struts. That dark blue '89 is SUPER clean from what I can see, right down the wire wheels. You've even got all four center caps! I also can't believe how well that vinyl roof has held up. You'd think after 25 years, you'd see at least a little bit of fade, and a few cracks. But it's mint. Interior is likely mint too.

    6 cars?! (Or should I say four wheeled children? Haha.) I thought it was only 4: '69 Fury two door, '87 Firebird, '88 Town Car, '89 Town Car. Somoene must've picked up more projects in the interim....
    Let's see here now... We've got the Fury, Fireturd, '88 Townie, '89 Townie, '90 F-150 and now we've got that big ole GMC. F-150 is for sale Would make a great car for a back up, moving stuff around like firewood on your property or even the trash. Ash hates to see it go and so do I.

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    She's absolutely gorgeous, take good care of that gem.
    Quote Originally Posted by sxcpotatoes View Post
    The car too!
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    ^^^ What 'tater said.
    Hilarious!

    Ash is a keeper, I make sure to follow the owners manual and take her in for regular service so she stays tip top haha.
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    Lol nice one Derek, you're lucky to have found one with the manual. My '90 LTD did, but not my other half. Still trying to figure out some of the tune-up issues with that one....

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    Welcome Ashley from one Panther owner to another you have a real pretty car, I would not drive it during winter as you have to deal with snow and rock salt it will destroy a pretty car in no time so get a winter driver and store the car. As for me I live in the desert so no snow to deal with. You can get new hood struts at any car part house. I was able to purchase the dealers repair manual for my car along with the owners manual from EBay also known as "flebay" so good luck and keep that car looking good.

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