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Re: Real Hot Rod, Today
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2016, 07:57:19 pm »
LQ9 V8? Blasphlemy!

Yeah, didn't see the point of that really. A 351 out of a Bronco or pickup would be just as cheap, and easier to put in. 

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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2016, 08:00:30 pm »
Yeah, didn't see the point of that really. A 351 out of a Bronco or pickup would be just as cheap, and easier to put in.

And is an easy 400++ HP with not much work.
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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2016, 08:03:20 pm »
And is an easy 400++ HP with not much work.

Well, his car you know?

Anyways, I like this idea. It's stupid as fuck, but I like it.

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2016, 08:06:40 pm »
Well, his car you know?

Anyways, I like this idea. It's stupid as fuck, but I like it.

It's a hell of a lot better than all of the other lifted Crown Vics I see. Dubs. I can't facepalm hard enough without giving myself two black eyes. Nothing, you already told her twice.
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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2016, 08:13:35 pm »
It's a hell of a lot better than all of the other lifted Crown Vics I see. Dubs. I can't facepalm hard enough without giving myself two black eyes. Nothing, you already told her twice.

See, this is my thought process.

Get a Grand Marquis for winter. They're cheaper than CVs and usually in decent shape. Many of the parts can be used in the Wagon. Slowly turn the winter car into a semi-stripped BattleCar on 33" mudders. Detroit locker, lower gears, gnarly bumpers. Hell, pull the trunk lid off and herculiner the trunk. That basically makes it a shortbed pickup, right?

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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2016, 08:15:42 pm »
See, this is my thought process.

Get a Grand Marquis for winter. They're cheaper than CVs and usually in decent shape. Many of the parts can be used in the Wagon. Slowly turn the winter car into a semi-stripped BattleCar on 33" mudders. Detroit locker, lower gears, gnarly bumpers. Hell, pull the trunk lid off and herculiner the trunk. That basically makes it a shortbed pickup, right?

Do you still have that station wagon? Boom.
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2016, 08:22:53 pm »
Do you still have that station wagon? Boom.

Yeah. Still going strong, still in pretty decent shape.

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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2016, 08:32:02 pm »
Yeah. Still going strong, still in pretty decent shape.

Think about the benefits of 33" all-terrain tires, a locking differential, and long tube headers.
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« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2016, 08:40:54 pm »
Think about the benefits of 33" all-terrain tires, a locking differential, and long tube headers.

I am, but not on the wagon. It's a nice ride, and I'd like to keep it that way. It does need some taking care of though, and some small hard to find parts.

If I get a pre '92 Grand Marquis, it'll come with most of those parts, and I can have one nice car and one stupid bit fun car for not a lot of dough.

I sold the plow truck a couple months ago, and when I sell the plow that didn't leave with it, I'll have enough money to be stupid with that I don't have to account for.

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« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2016, 09:00:16 pm »
I am, but not on the wagon. It's a nice ride, and I'd like to keep it that way. It does need some taking care of though, and some small hard to find parts.

If I get a pre '92 Grand Marquis, it'll come with most of those parts, and I can have one nice car and one stupid bit fun car for not a lot of dough.

I sold the plow truck a couple months ago, and when I sell the plow that didn't leave with it, I'll have enough money to be stupid with that I don't have to account for.

Indeed. Consider a SHO Taurus with a lift kit and a second SHO drivetrIain in the back for 4WD.
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