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Old 12-13-2012, 02:21 PM
gcextreme gcextreme is offline
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All quiet on the Minnesota front...

Im working double shifts, have machines to finish and ship by Christmas, getting double time after 50, but uncle Sam takes too much out...
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:00 PM
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Haven't been on here hardly at all lately....all my time's been spent working out all the gremlins and problems with my Town Car I got in October.



Thing's been a pain in my ass so far but I think I've finally worked out most of its issues. I did new lower balljoints (since one of them exploded on me and left me stranded on the road), put a new gas tank in (previous owner drilled holes in it by mistake....moron), new pitman arm, greased the caliper sliders, changed the oil, replaced upper and lower filler neck seals...cleaned out the EGR channels (100% plugged with gunk).

But now she rides real nice.

This is my 3rd Ford panther-platform car...I had an '87 Grand Marquis and a '97 Marquis previously.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:13 PM
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Nice job man, show us more pics of that pimpmobile...
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:25 PM
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Ask and you shall receive....





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Old 12-13-2012, 06:31 PM
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Nice...i bet u could fit a few bodies, I mean ice chests, in that big trunk..

What's it got under the hood??
Give us some tech specs.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:55 PM
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Nice...i bet u could fit a few bodies, I mean ice chests, in that big trunk..

What's it got under the hood??
Give us some tech specs.
It's a 1994 Town Car Executive series. It's got the same Ford modular V8 that all the Crown Vics/Grand Marqs/Town Cars have had since 1992....the 4.6L 281 cubic inch V8. I think it's rated at about 210 hp. Obviously the cop versions are tuned up higher than that. It's one of my favorite engines and is super bulletproof as long as you take care of it. I have no doubts it'll do 300k if I baby it. It's got 126,000 on it right now.

This one has had the rear air suspension removed and converted to standard coil springs, which was one of the main reasons I bought it. I would not have bought a town car (would've went with a crown vic or marquis) unless it had had that done since I am not in the mood to deal with all the air ride shock problems that come up in rust belt/snow belt states like Minnesota. The previous owner also put in that Sony Xplod HD radio/cd player/satellite radio in the dash which is quite nice. He put a 450W subwoofer in the trunk but I ripped it out because it literally took up about 90% of the trunk space.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:56 PM
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glenn they fit perfectly, just what i had in mind. you do good work

good looking town car man
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:43 AM
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Thanks man..glad u like them....did u put the frf one on?

Yeah that town car is sick...lol
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:30 AM
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Where in the south metro. Im from the Chaska/chanhassen area myself
Belle Plaine actually!
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks man..glad u like them....did u put the frf one on?

Yeah that town car is sick...lol
no i have this leftover adheisive shit from the dealer sticker that i just cant get off. and its right where i want the sticker to go. im gonna go hard with the goo gone in a little bit and see if i can get it
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:50 PM
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lost my job today. fuck. please don't ask why. it's something that pisses me off.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:32 PM
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lost my job today. fuck. please don't ask why. it's something that pisses me off.
really...wtf...dude u have been working your ass off...
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:24 AM
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yep. they said our team wasn't producing fast enough... but let me go, but nobody else.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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yep. they said our team wasn't producing fast enough... but let me go, but nobody else.
That sucks...and I dont even know what u guys "produced" at the Gpodwill place...
Just keep an eye out there are other jobs out there...we are hiring like crazy and many other places around Alexandria areas...
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:23 PM
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Ok which pic should i enter into the Photo Contest...?










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