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Old August 17th, 2018, 23:21
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Another Crown Vic......

Dodge no longer has their DriveSRT program so I can't get my thrills renting one of their cars at tracks across the country....... I've got the road course jones going bad, so keeping CHEAP as the main goal, I couldn't beat what the P71 Crown Vic offers for this kind of thing.

OK power, great brakes, great suspension. Pretty nimble car for it's size. Can't beat the price these can be had for either.

This one has only 84K miles on it, but what was even better - it was a patrol supervisor car for Ft. Collins PD with only 1174 running hours. Most patrol CV's get DEEP into the tens of thousands of running hours during their service.

Like all the others, this one was plagued with the water based paint peel issue. Just got it back from paint today. Since mama and insurance won't let me run the Hellcat on the track, I'll make this CV a tongue-in-cheek tribute to my Hellcat.

Anyhow, done to it so far:
-paint
-rear spoiler
-blackout headlights and corners
-new windshield (by prev owner)
-windows tinted (by prev owner)

Soon to be done:
-Accel high energy coil packs
-NGK plugs
-PowerStop Z26 slotted/drilled rotors and pad kits front and rear
-'04-'11 Mustang Cobra chin spoiler
-Hood vents of some sort
-Removable driver's headlight with CAI inlet plumbed for track days
-Painted wheels and 235/55/17 Nokian Z-Line summer stickies
-White face gauge cluster kit

If I take to this and get to running frequently, I'll have a 6 point cage and harnesses put in.

The day I got it - the good side...



The bad...



Paint done.







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Old August 18th, 2018, 07:50
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

I know a cage guy...
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Probably gunna buy a JK.......
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Old August 18th, 2018, 11:44
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

Is that a Maaco job? My OCD can't handle the missing door trim piece.
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Old August 18th, 2018, 12:36
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I know a cage guy...
If I get really into running this thing, it's definitely on my list of later to do.

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Is that a Maaco job? My OCD can't handle the missing door trim piece.
Too many bad experiences with MAACO and paint actually sticking to the car. MAACO will not warranty their paint jobs on 'Vics with the issues these have. I needed mechanical prep, not chemical prep for this car. So a craigslist goober did it. He gave me a 1 year warranty, a gallon of each paint, 4 aerosol cans to do touch ups or when I add things. It was painted in his garage and definitely a 20-footer. Some time wet sanding would improve it a lot, but I'm not a paint detail guy.

I'm considering adding the front door trim pieces. I wanted to remove the rears but for some reason, there's a 1" hole in the door under those..... NO idea why Ford put a hole there.

It's a track day car..... no big money being thrown at it because I'll get NONE of it back. It's gotta function and be fun, not a show car.
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Old August 18th, 2018, 16:20
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

Nice! You should try and get some videos of it at the track! I keep thinking about grabbing something like this for a cheap fun car to drive
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Old August 18th, 2018, 22:09
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

Yeah, I wanna see some videos, looks like it could be a lot of fun.

But you better change your sig or you're gonna fail!
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Old August 18th, 2018, 22:34
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But you better change your sig or you're gonna fail!
LMAO! The "Blue Oval" gives him a rash: He's kind of like my little dog, who just has to scratch...
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Old August 19th, 2018, 20:17
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

The only reason I grabbed the 'Vic is because I have lots of seat time in them, overall they've been proven to be pretty damn reliable in abusive driving conditions, and no one values them enough.... so they're cheap!

And it's kinda fun having something NOT the norm.

Anyhow...... Super coils and NGK's installed.

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Old August 20th, 2018, 10:48
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

We're going to write "just one more Crown Vic..." on your head stone.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 09:46
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

The instrument cluster is buried in a shadow box in the daylight, hard to see/read the instruments. So, white face kit.




Teaser hood vent pics. Rugged Ridge meant for a JK. Gonna find someone with a large sheet metal shear and cut the back part off.





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Old August 22nd, 2018, 10:21
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......But you better change your sig or you're gonna fail!
Hi John!

LOL....... quite a contradiction I know.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 10:48
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Teaser hood vent pics. Rugged Ridge meant for a JK. Gonna find someone with a large sheet metal shear and cut the back part off.
I don't own one but have easy access to one near the Pepsi Center. How wide / thick?
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 11:13
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I don't own one but have easy access to one near the Pepsi Center. How wide / thick?

Maybe 3' wide and typical car sheet metal thickness.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 11:22
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Maybe 3' wide and typical car sheet metal thickness.
Yeah, that's easy. You should still have my contact info if you want to get it done.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 12:12
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Re: Another Crown Vic......

How fast can one drive around the Dunkin doughnuts parking lot ?
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