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  • New project 2001 Crown Victoria LX

    Yay, my first project posting. Looking just to cruise it and make upgrades as we go along. 160K miles and all in AZ. 2 tiny spots of surface rust in one body joint. Enough talk, on with the pics:

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    And one at home

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    • #3
      Happy New Year indeed! Looks like a new one.

      Dan

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      • #4
        Looks good I like town car! Other than having to replace the intake manifold it's been pretty trouble free.
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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        • #5
          Looks like a sweet ride .I like that size of car . I'm kind of torn between wanting a cop CV and putting the nicer civilian interior in it or just up grading the suspension on the civilian one an putting on some murader wheels and tires .

          Previously HoosierL98GTA

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          • #6
            I would love a Marauder, but they are rare. I found a couple of LX Sports which have the console and floor shifter like the Marauder, but they were a tad outside my price range. There are plenty of wrecked P71s in my area that I can pull parts off of. First thing I am going to grab is the sway bars. Then maybe dual exhaust conversion. Beyond that I wan the HPP wheels and then I think I will be done with the first wave of what I want. Here is a pic of the wheels I want on another panther.

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            • #7
              Excellent plan . Could possibly have the cop wheels widened for wider tires but keep the look . What are they 16s or 17s . If 16s maybe get a 17 in hoop put on the centers because 255 is about the widest 16 you can get . 17s can go into the 300s .
              Previously HoosierL98GTA

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              • #8
                Those LX sports were really cool too . A friend had a 2 old a while back . Looked just as cool as the merc .
                Previously HoosierL98GTA

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                • #9
                  I like those wheels but they look like a pain to clean.
                  http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                  • #10
                    06+ cop car wheels are 17 inch and steel and are widened easily. 92-02 use a dished wheel, offset changed in 03 up until the end in 11. I can run an 03+ wheel, but it takes spacers in the 1.25-1.5 inch range. seems like it would add a lot of stress to the suspension.

                    Those HPP wheels are 16 inch, which are needed to clear the 98+ dual piston calipers. They aren't as bad to clean as you think. The key is using good quality brake pads to keep the dust to a minimum.

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                    • #11
                      Today was spent figuring out why the driver's power door lock was not working properly. Turns out it sheared the rivet off and was just flopping in the door. So a 1/4x20 by 1.5 inch bolt with 2 nuts and lockwashers have corrected this issue and it should not be an issue anymore. I didn't have time for pictures unfortunately.

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                      • #12
                        Plan for the weekend

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Admirall2 View Post
                          Plan for the weekend
                          Why? Antifreeez in the oil?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

                            Why? Antifreeez in the oil?
                            Not yet, but an excess of oil in that area, and gives me a chance to see if it is that gasket, or the ps pump. plus the valve cover grommets aren't looking so hot. Also have a blend door actuator in that stack too. Stuck on hot. On the test drive it was stuck on cold, so I know the a/c is good

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                            • #15
                              replaced the blend door actuator today. Too busy for pictures. I now get heat or cold whenever I want now. Woo-Hoo! Gaskets are tomorrow and I promise pictures when this happens.

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