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#2071120 - 06/15/10 10:44 AM My P71 with black 18" Saleens
PoliceInterceptr Offline

Poobah

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 5401
Loc: Miami, FL
It was a 2 hour drive up to meet the guy on CL but it was definitely worth it. I finally got my Saleens for $350 with tires yesterday. The guy I bought them from seems to be some sort of foxbody expert. He had 14 of them in his backyard a nice real nice shop to work on them. I got home and test fitted them and they look incredible. I also installed new smoked headlights and corners, so it looks like a completely different car now. Now I need spacers (1" in front, 1.5" in rear), red brake caliper paint, and a set of SR center caps. I decided to keep the ones in the rear and mount the steelies on the front until the spacers arrive. Figured it shouldn't be a problem since there isn't much of a size difference and there's no rubbing on the back. Also, decided I won't be lowering it. At least not now. Just doesn't seem like it needs to be lower, they look fine without it. Well, enough reading, here's the pics:







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2003 Mustang GT - Lowered on 18" Dodge Magnums. *SOLD*
2000 Crown Vic P71 (few mods) - *SOLD AFTER 8 YEARS*
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#2071148 - 06/15/10 11:27 AM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PoliceInterceptr]
drover54 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 78
Loc: canada
Looks good. are you thinkin of doin a new paint job any time soon? that white looks pretty tired haha. the smoked lights look awesome tho, and the rims look amazing. peace
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#2071184 - 06/15/10 12:26 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: drover54]
Gordonfan24 Offline

give me a job
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Registered: 10/22/05
Posts: 2269
Loc: VA
Looks sick with those headlights and corners. I love it.
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#2071487 - 06/15/10 07:01 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: Gordonfan24]
PoliceInterceptr Offline

Poobah

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 5401
Loc: Miami, FL
Thanks guys. And yeah, it could definitely use a paint job. Not sure I'm I should get it painting Vibrant White or Silver. Either way it should look good with all the blacked out stuff.
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2012 F150 - 5.0L Coyote, 4x4 w/elocker, on 35"s
2003 Mustang GT - Lowered on 18" Dodge Magnums. *SOLD*
2000 Crown Vic P71 (few mods) - *SOLD AFTER 8 YEARS*
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell.
"America is all about speed - hot, nasty badass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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#2071575 - 06/15/10 09:14 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PoliceInterceptr]
P71_Vic Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 405
Loc: Burke County, North Carolina
Looks freakin' killer man,...but now I'm feelin' sick about selling my saleens before I painted them black. Nice work.
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#2071620 - 06/15/10 10:27 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: P71_Vic]
NFLDP71 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 118
Loc: Newfoundland
IMO drop the front 1-1.5"

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#2071632 - 06/15/10 10:42 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: NFLDP71]
PoliceInterceptr Offline

Poobah

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 5401
Loc: Miami, FL
I don't know. If I do that, it will probably rub when the springs are contracted. And It looks fine now, so I don't think I'll be spending all that money on lowering springs.

And damn, that sucks, P71. Saleen's look real nice on our cars. Chrome Saleens on your black Vic would be a sick combination. And black one's would look real tight.


Edited by PoliceInterceptr (06/15/10 11:11 PM)
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2012 F150 - 5.0L Coyote, 4x4 w/elocker, on 35"s
2003 Mustang GT - Lowered on 18" Dodge Magnums. *SOLD*
2000 Crown Vic P71 (few mods) - *SOLD AFTER 8 YEARS*
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell.
"America is all about speed - hot, nasty badass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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#2078546 - 06/24/10 11:53 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PoliceInterceptr]
Davey Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 16
Loc: wisconsin
where did you buy the rims and how much did you pay?
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#2078606 - 06/25/10 12:59 AM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: Davey]
Bonekrosha Offline
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Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 213
Loc: Tennessee
I really like black wheels like that.
I'm a steelie junkie but I'd love to have a set of those on my Beastie.
Failing that,I'd love to have a set of 03-04 Cobras on it.
I'm probably gonna wait till I sell this one (the 01) and get a newer (post 03) model so I won't have to fool with adapters.
Hopefully, I'll find some knucklehead with his head set on putting a stupid-ass set of 24's on an old Po-leece car and I can get a newer one.
Anyway, I'm jealous of your wheels my friend.
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2001 P-71 Plain ole white ex-Po-Po car: 2-chamber Flowmasters with turndowns, 70mm Throttle Body, K&N Cold-Air Intake, 245/ZR50's on the front, 255/ZR50's with requisite dog dishes and trim rings. Alpine head unit to compete with the flowmasters.

Sold and still missed:
My old Beasty: 1994 P-71, my actual old Patrol Car that was auctioned off when I got my new Patrol Car in 2001. I found it on a car lot a year later for a song and sold it with 187K miles for twice what I paid for it. 2-Chamber Flowmasters with turndowns, cold air intake, 245/50's on 16" steelies with dog dishes.

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#2079903 - 06/26/10 05:04 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: Davey]
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Poobah

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 5401
Loc: Miami, FL
 Originally Posted By: Davey
where did you buy the rims and how much did you pay?
I found them on Craiglist. Had to drive up to Jupiter, FL which is like 100 miles up north. I paid $350 and gave him my center caps, and he gave me a set of 4 Saleens with General Exclaim UHP's. The guy was some sort of fox body expert. He had like 15 of them in his backyard. And he didn't want or need the rims so he gave me a sick deal.

I recommend looking for Mustang rims on craiglist. You find Bullitt's, Saleen's, GT's, etc. And you can find some really great deals. Well, good luck.


 Originally Posted By: Bonekrosha
I really like black wheels like that.
I'm a steelie junkie but I'd love to have a set of those on my Beastie.
Failing that,I'd love to have a set of 03-04 Cobras on it.
I'm probably gonna wait till I sell this one (the 01) and get a newer (post 03) model so I won't have to fool with adapters.
Hopefully, I'll find some knucklehead with his head set on putting a stupid-ass set of 24's on an old Po-leece car and I can get a newer one.
Anyway, I'm jealous of your wheels my friend.
Thanks man. I hope you find what you are looking for.
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2012 F150 - 5.0L Coyote, 4x4 w/elocker, on 35"s
2003 Mustang GT - Lowered on 18" Dodge Magnums. *SOLD*
2000 Crown Vic P71 (few mods) - *SOLD AFTER 8 YEARS*
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell.
"America is all about speed - hot, nasty badass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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#2084544 - 07/02/10 12:18 AM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PoliceInterceptr]
6Paul11 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 1833
Loc: Northern CA
Looks great. Lot scuffs on the paint though.
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#2084678 - 07/02/10 08:11 AM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: 6Paul11]
PeeSeventyOne Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 5011
Loc: So Cal, U.S.. Earth, Milky Way
Great looking wheels and love the color... 'cause I loathe chrome.
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#2085458 - 07/03/10 03:39 AM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PeeSeventyOne]
saleen749 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 635
Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
lookin good man! love the white/black contrast
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#2089236 - 07/08/10 05:04 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: saleen749]
PoliceInterceptr Offline

Poobah

Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 5401
Loc: Miami, FL
Finally mounted them on with the spacers. Took two hours in the rain but it was well worth it in my opinion. Here are the pics. Though it looks better in person. I took most of the pics from a low angle and you can really see the wheel well space but when standing up, it looks just fine. Here you are:





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2012 F150 - 5.0L Coyote, 4x4 w/elocker, on 35"s
2003 Mustang GT - Lowered on 18" Dodge Magnums. *SOLD*
2000 Crown Vic P71 (few mods) - *SOLD AFTER 8 YEARS*
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell.
"America is all about speed - hot, nasty badass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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#2089350 - 07/08/10 07:39 PM Re: My P71 with black 18" Saleens [Re: PoliceInterceptr]
Logix7 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 1724
Loc: West of Chicago
looks good

like the grille too
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