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Thread: 1990 Country Squire bought for 390 dollars.

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    yeah... that close up shot (didn't see that) shows definitely non-factory trim.

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    Time for some news!

    Went to the CV twice this week, and spent enough time to get some new things fixed. First, the sunshades are back in place:





    I also got rid of the stickers that were placed there. I guess that once in a hearse, Saint Christopher can't really help you any more...
    The only problem with the sunshades left is that they have no "hook" to keep them in place when folded. I will probably have to search for a sensible replacement.

    Re-installing the rack took me a bit more time, but here it is. You can also see the rear Montana plate:





    And the front of the car:


    Here is a photo of the engine bay - the maroon colour can be easily seen:


    And a final photo of the car, as for today. I'd say that a lot has changed since the day it arrived in Kraków!

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    I have two tan visor clips from the old 88 CV that will work.

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    Something nice arrived last week:




    Kudos to Tom (Mainemantom) and Pete (WagonMan) for preparing this gorgeous package! And look how nicely it is packed, there was no chance it gets smashed while travelling from Maine to Lower Poland...
    Tomorrow is The CV Day. I am going to reinstall some of the emblems. How should I install the crowns - is there a desired height/distance from the doors? Is installing them using the all-weather Scotch 3M double-adhesive tape sensible?

    I might also have a better replacement for the rear set. Something like this:



    I got a set of these last year, but I am not planning to use it anymore. I will check if this one fits better.

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    I am glad the parts arrived in good shape. You could use either 3M Plastic and Emblem adhesive #08061 (my preference) or Scotch /3M Outdoor Mounting tape which is double sided. Either way, make sure the surfaces are very clean. After holding the item in place for a minute or two, put a piece of painters blue tape across the item to hold it in place. I would not disturb it for at least 12 hours.
    On my 90 CV, my "crowns" are placed as follows: The bottom of the crown is 1 1/2 inch from the bottom of the B pillar. From the side of the B pillar to the center of the crown is 2 inches centered.Click image for larger version. 

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    Another thing done! Last week I worked with the emblems, but could not re-park the car, so no sensible photos were made, but! Here's something you might like.

    So, I totally don't get the white/amber indicators on post-88 CVs. I am guessing that the clear ones were solely for the 91 model year... but that's just a guess. Nevertheless, I do not fancy clear ones, especially when they are a bit milky, and cracky. Sure, one can polish them a bit, but still, I prefer my cars to keep the amber indicators. It looks more USDM than the other option. So I decided to refresh the lamp bezels a bit. They were definitely not looking nice:






    Notice how many "extra" screws have been placed there! Fortunately, I was able to unscrew all of them, and dismantle the set:





    Got a transparent amber foil, and polished the clear parts. I might actually want to put additional "side" lightbulb there, but that's a plan for the future. As for now, I got these:



    And I love them. A bit too grapefruit in colour, but still, they look like new!

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    Looks good.
    Rock Auto has the long amber lenses ,aftermarket brand, on clearance. $3.00 each.

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    That is a transparent foil turning the clear lenses back to your desired orange like color?

    It came out so damn good.


    For some odd reason 1979 got clear lenses and 1991. First and last years of box Crown Victoria.

    Lenses only interchange between 79-87 and 88-91...with slight variations between 88-91 of mounting tabs and such...but all (88-91) interchangeable with minor persuasion I believe.
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