2010 P7B

Posted by: a_d_a_m

2010 P7B - 04/07/20 04:13 PM

Well, I did the deal yesterday on the '04 LX's replacement.



2010 P7B
Former Wixom (MI) PD unit
103k
Mods so far: Addco front sway bar, Focus foglights, NTF auxiliary oil filter (installed by the PD), side-mount trunk organizers (first time I've ever seen these and I really like them), LED trunk illumination, LED reverse lights, Forscan-activated keyfob, Forscan-activated light flash upon door closure, Explorer center console, Kenwood BT stereo with subwoofer in the trunk.

Best of all: no major rust - and the undercarriage is shockingly clean. I'll get pics of that sometime soon.



My first chore was to remove the "See You Space Cowboy" decal on the rear fascia.


Aside from that, I've gassed it, spiffed the interior up a bit, and put some Rain-X on it. Also ordered a 2" hitch receiver for it so I can mount my bike rack. Doubt I'll do any trailering with this, since the '91 LTD has the 2" receiver, wiring for lights, and a trailer brake controller already installed.

More to come. I haven't really had a chance to do much to the car.
Posted by: 08crownvictime

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 04:37 PM

tell me more about the side storage things and how you did the fog lights...
Posted by: 2007CrownVic

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 05:52 PM

looks nice! Yeah the side mount trunk organizers look nice.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By 08crownvictime
tell me more about the side storage things and how you did the fog lights...
Wish I could. I bought the car as you see it.
Posted by: bluejay_32

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 06:52 PM

That's nice but what are you going to drive in the winter?
Posted by: Blu

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 11:26 PM

Not that it matters but yellow flex fuel badge? my 09 has a road/leaf green one. hmmm... And whats that box by the spare?
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/07/20 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By bluejay_32
That's nice but what are you going to drive in the winter?
It.

Originally Posted By Blu
Not that it matters but yellow flex fuel badge? my 09 has a road/leaf green one.
It's a GM badge. laugh

Originally Posted By Blu
And whats that box by the spare?
Subwoofer.
Posted by: bluejay_32

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/08/20 12:09 AM

Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By bluejay_32
That's nice but what are you going to drive in the winter?
It.

You say that now.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/08/20 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By 08crownvictime
tell me more about the side storage things and how you did the fog lights...
This should get you started.
https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=4013240#Post4013240
Posted by: BigMerc96

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/08/20 06:55 AM

I like it. Though I still think you need an Aero in your life.
Posted by: Blu

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/08/20 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By BigMerc96
I like it. Though I still think you need an Aero in your life.
Yes a 95 grand marquis w/ whale front clip laugh
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/08/20 11:28 PM

Originally Posted By BigMerc96
I like it. Though I still think you need an Aero in your life.
I'd looked at, and passed on several. I had no desire to deal with rust. The 2010, while not perfect, is clean.
Posted by: Davidzq

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/09/20 11:23 AM

The trunk storage boxes, usually called evidence boxes, were a factory option for all ears, though they aren't very common.
Although it appears that he has two passenger side boxes... The driver side box from factory is smaller, to clear the inertia switch.
Posted by: AlleyG

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/09/20 05:21 PM

Those polycarbonate boxes are nice - you can store tools in there and see all what is in there since they are clear.

Al
Posted by: 08crownvictime

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/09/20 07:56 PM

Dose anyone know how to obtain them or one. I've looked on eBay as well as the googles. haven't had any luck finding any info.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/09/20 11:52 PM

I've never seen them on CVN and I too cannot find any in any online marketplace. I'm super stoked to have them.

I need to do some illumination work on the car. The left side reverse light is out, which is no big deal. But slightly more annoying: the Focus fogs were flickering on me on the way to work last night. I smacked the switch and they came back on without issue. Guessing it's just the switch, then, but that needs to be addressed now-ish.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/10/20 11:44 PM

Today, I started taking the wiper motor and cowl out of the '04 LX, planning to swap it into the '10 P7B (this was briefly discussed here before I bought the car).

Predictably, much like the rest of the LX, I found the wiper motor to be in crappy and corroded shape. I didn't feel very good about proceeding with swapping it into the 2010, which is not crappy nor corroded.

So, now I've got two Vics without functioning wipers, because I sure as [censored] wasn't about to go to the trouble of re-installing the wiper motor on the '04 today. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've ordered a new motor. Then again, it might just be the transmission/linkage since I can hear some sort of attempt at movement from the cowl area when I turn the wipers on. Who knows.
Posted by: Zmaze

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/11/20 03:23 PM

Since you'll run it in the winter you should fluid film it! Again, nice ride Adam!
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/12/20 06:47 AM

Originally Posted By Davidzq
it appears that he has two passenger side boxes... The driver side box from factory is smaller, to clear the inertia switch.
Mine has an indent and therefore clears the inertia switch, and the lid for the driver's side box has a decal advising of the switch's function...

Originally Posted By Zmaze
Since you'll run it in the winter you should fluid film it!
That's the plan. Though, it's honestly clean enough that I could undercoat the whole thing and probably get away with it. Decisions, decisions.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/14/20 07:28 PM

Hitch installed!

Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/18/20 09:40 AM



The new wiper motor doesn’t work on high.
Everything else works.
I never use high, so no big deal, but I might go ahead and try to re-spline the OE motor so I have it around when this reman unit inevitably fails.
Posted by: GrumpMarky

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/18/20 03:31 PM

Sorry I'm late to the party, but congrats on the new 2010. beer1 looks like a real honey. cool2
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/18/20 11:37 PM

Thanks, Grump!
Posted by: 08crownvictime

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/27/20 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By AlleyG
Those polycarbonate boxes are nice - you can store tools in there and see all what is in there since they are clear.

Al


So turns out I found a source who claimed to have two. I payed for them, gotta wait to see if they show up and if they are whats pictured like Adams car. Here goes something....
Posted by: BigJon

Re: 2010 P7B - 05/02/20 08:21 PM

Nice looking ride, congrats!
Posted by: 08crownvictime

Re: 2010 P7B - 05/07/20 10:17 PM

One more question about those boxes. I found a drivers side box, the narrow tall one. Can anyone tell me or maybe Adam, how the hell this ting mounts? I got it second hand and it came just as the box.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 08/05/20 07:43 PM

I just saw that post, 08CVtime...if I think of it, I'll pop the trunk and take a look.




Tint!

Before:


After:


Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 08/06/20 05:16 PM



Posted by: 2004_p71

Re: 2010 P7B - 08/06/20 08:40 PM

tint does wonders and looks better on every panther smile
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/13/20 08:51 PM

The poverty is real. These snow tires make the car look and drive like the vomit comet it is.




I really would like some '06+ civvy bench seats for this thing, but then that = also installing carpet...and I don't want to gussy this thing up that much, do I?
Posted by: Old_Guy_Stu

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/14/20 07:05 AM

That's one of the things I hate about living in Ohio. Snow tires for half the year.
Posted by: MIAMI-DADE

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/14/20 10:52 AM

Your 2010 P7B looks to be in excellent condition Adam! Looks good Black!
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/16/20 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
That's one of the things I hate about living in Ohio. Snow tires for half the year.
I've somehow justified it by telling myself that I don't have to go to the tire store as often.

Originally Posted By MIAMI-DADE
Your 2010 P7B looks to be in excellent condition Adam! Looks good Black!
For a vomit comet, it isn't bad. It has a TON of swirl that goes away with a quick Turtle Wax, but it really needs correction...and a new driver's fender.
Posted by: Old_Guy_Stu

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 07:52 AM

Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
That's one of the things I hate about living in Ohio. Snow tires for half the year.
I've somehow justified it by telling myself that I don't have to go to the tire store as often.


Except it only works that way if you're willing to drive around on age-cracked hockey pucks for 5 years. Damn things will rot before they wear out. I should get some 100-treadwear autocross tires, they'd still be good for 4 years.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 04:03 PM

My snow tires still look good, 4 years later.

The Marauder's rear tires are...not as good.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 06:45 PM

I've decided that the cop buckets are just NOT going to suffice long-term. The hunt is on for affordable 50/50 civvy seats.
Posted by: Old_Guy_Stu

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 09:11 PM

FYI, Pull-A-Part has a bunch of MGMs and a couple of late Vics in stock. You might get lucky.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 09:13 PM

I was gonna PM you about that.

Hell, PM incoming.
Posted by: Old_Guy_Stu

Re: 2010 P7B - 11/17/20 09:28 PM

PM replied to.
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 02/18/21 06:05 PM

I've apparently forgotten to keep this thread updated.

No major changes to the car, aside from new tinted head/corner lamp housings.





I have a front/rear LX Sport interior (seats, anyway) that could go in this thing, but I really still want a bench.

I also have an LX Sport grille that I'm working on painting. It came to me in silver, and I've been trying to get the gloss black to lay down nicely.




I'm sort of toeing the line between caring about this car and not caring about it. Sure, a bench seat and LX Sport grille will look nice in this thing if I get around to install them, but I also miss the 'IDGAF' nature of my old '04 CVLX which got less than basic maintenance. Feeling guilty about driving this car in the snow is sort of...annoying.

Posted by: GRMN_CV

Re: 2010 P7B - 02/19/21 05:16 PM

Looks great with those dark lights. The grill might look good in matte black also...
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 02/19/21 05:19 PM

Thanks!

Regarding the grille, Idunno, I really think the gloss has to match to give it a more sleek look.
Posted by: 2004_p71

Re: 2010 P7B - 02/22/21 10:50 AM

That car is a keeper man laugh
Posted by: a_d_a_m

Re: 2010 P7B - 02/22/21 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By 2004_p71
That car is a keeper man laugh
Thanks! I like it, too...and I'll like it more once I dial the interior in. I've got no plans to sell it unless someone wants to offer me stupid money, at which point I'd gladly let it go. Then, I'd be on the hunt for something like this car I posted in the CL/Ebay thread (though NOT in that color).
Posted by: astrae

Re: 2010 P7B - 04/14/21 12:56 PM

^ those pics are ridiculously beautiful. There's something special about an all black car