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#4086552 - 12/04/20 01:02 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: bluejay_32]
Tenevic_P71 Offline
Climber

Registered: 08/27/15
Posts: 986
Loc: US
Originally Posted By bluejay_32
Backed it into the driveway crooked as hell.

Still on the driveway, though.

https://image.shutterstock.com/image-vector/cartoon-man-drunk-driving-600w-195457379.jpg
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2007 P71, 94k, 2700 hours, 3.27 traclock. #21040-Sold 10/'20
2009 P71, 129k, 1100 hours, 3.27 open. #138-Sold 11/'18
2007 P71, 156k, 6400 hours, 3.55 traclock. #3422-Sold 06/'17
2006 P71, 135k, 4800 hours, 3.55 traclock. #3375-Sold 12/'16
Ooh, trouble-free transmission

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#4086568 - 12/04/20 08:20 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: bluejay_32]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 27595
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By bluejay_32
Ya got screwed!
Womp womp.
(also the sound my tire made)
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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4086652 - 12/05/20 12:41 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
YoungP71dude Offline
Member

Registered: 08/16/19
Posts: 195
Loc: Charlotte, NC
After 11 months of on-and-off prep work, I finally sent the Crown Vic to Maaco to be painted black for $370 ($900 before savings). One week later and a small incident of the Vic accidentally being painted the OEM color, I picked it up today and couldn't be happier about it. It's by no means a great paint job, but it's far from bad (aside from some wavy-ness on the trunk and front grille due to slightly poor prep work on my part). After the 30-day cure time I'm definitely going to work on removing the orange peel.

For what it's worth, absolute bang-for-buck paint job and definitely looks better than if I were to rattle-can it myself. Minimal overspray (although hard to tell with black) and wherever they went wrong, I can fix.


Edited by YoungP71dude (12/05/20 12:47 AM)
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Easily the youngest Panther owner on the planet.


2004 P71 - 8/12/2019-present - Teenager-owned and maintained Ex-Sheriff Car w/ 87K miles
DIY 2.5" Catback Dual Exhaust; Posi 3.73 & Manual on the wishlist
Noico Sound Deadening
$370 Maaco Black Paint Job (self prep work)
Plowed by a minivan and still running better than ever.

Your imagination, DIY skills and wallet are the only limits when it comes to modifying a Panther car.

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#4086784 - 12/06/20 12:41 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
LTC_Dave Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 06/26/09
Posts: 4007
Loc: Kansas
Cleaned the interior, treated the leather, Armor all-ed the interior. Realized that the speedo is still 3mph off.
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#4086792 - 12/06/20 03:15 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
f00barbob Offline
Member

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 150
Loc: near Houston, Texas
Drove down to MicroCenter in Houston to try to drop a coworker's work MacBook for repair.... only to find there's a (quite long) waiting list to even get in the store, leading me to wonder how someone is supposed to be able to arrive on time for an appointment. Telephone system dumped my calls twice after 15+ minutes on hold.

Car drove great, proving that i'm not entirely incompetent at suspension/brake work, so there's that...


Edited by f00barbob (12/06/20 03:16 AM)
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'04 P74; purchased in Summer '12 with 12K miles. Dual exhaust and stabilizer bars from a Marauder. Paint scheme is white-primer-rust. ~111,000K miles. I intend to keep this car for a very long time smile

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#4086828 - 12/06/20 10:32 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: LTC_Dave]
GrumpMarky Offline

I ♥ big cars!
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Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 5223
Loc: Lake County snow belt
I use VLR on the vinyl interior of the '69, and on the Leather interior of the LSE, and even on the vinyl convertible top of the '69.



I can't recommend this stuff too highly.
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#4086858 - 12/06/20 01:21 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
DudeAbides Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 4218
Loc: California, Uber Alles

If it's leather, use Lexol.
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Originally Posted By 73vwTodd
That's a stretch to suggest he got T-boned because he didn't stay home.


2008 P71: Dual spot lamps & a Marauder spoiler; business up front, party in the back.

How will I laugh tomorrow, when I can't even smile today?

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#4086912 - 12/06/20 08:04 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: DudeAbides]
bluejay_32 Offline
Poobah

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 9206
Loc: wny
Turned it around.
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2008 Grand Marquis - bought 7/29/16 - 60,210 mi
Inaugural CVNw POTM - December 2018 slug
CVN POTM - February 2019 joy


Originally Posted By JeffBoudah
That's about as savage as buttered white bread.

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#4086986 - 12/07/20 03:54 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
f00barbob Offline
Member

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 150
Loc: near Houston, Texas
(technically yesterday, I guess)

Inflated my tires back to door placard specs. Gassed it up, then let my neighbor's kid (learner's permit) drive it about 100 miles around Loop 610, down to Nasa Rd 1, and back up to the northern suburbs where I reside. Always enjoy seeing the two T-38s they have out front on poles at the space center. Car and driver both did very well.
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'04 P74; purchased in Summer '12 with 12K miles. Dual exhaust and stabilizer bars from a Marauder. Paint scheme is white-primer-rust. ~111,000K miles. I intend to keep this car for a very long time smile

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#4086988 - 12/07/20 05:18 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2099
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Double-checked the door lock for sub-freezing operation and put a Christmas tree plug in the hole left by the actuator rivet.
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1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019 & Aug 2020, 55K
E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks.
1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4087002 - 12/07/20 07:40 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 27595
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Drove the vomit comet through the poverty wash.
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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4087058 - 12/07/20 11:12 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
Park Ranger Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 1407
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Huh. Never seen an active-duty police car with alloys before. Those are early-90's Lincoln, yes?



Yes, that was a 1989 CVPI(wheels 1993?), even had carpet!
Was a very low mileage unit.

Aluminum wheels are now much more common.


Edited by Park Ranger (12/07/20 11:13 AM)
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#4087066 - 12/07/20 11:21 AM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 27595
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Huh. Never seen an active-duty police car with alloys before.
Come out to Lake County. You'll see plenty of these:
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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4087138 - 12/07/20 07:21 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: Spartan]
Old_Guy_Stu Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 04/28/19
Posts: 2099
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Oh, yeah, those. Mopars are supposed to be weird, though.
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1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019 & Aug 2020, 55K
E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks.
1988 CVLX (Destroyer) 1998-2001 driven to death 202K
1988 Squire (Chris Craft) 1996-1998 junkyard rescue driven to death 199K

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#4087140 - 12/07/20 07:28 PM Re: What did you do to your panther today? [Re: a_d_a_m]
Bellwestern80 Offline

CVN Discord: Edsel
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/01/11
Posts: 3953
Loc: Evans, Georgia
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
Huh. Never seen an active-duty police car with alloys before.
Come out to Lake County. You'll see plenty of these:


Hubcaps...


Same old Charger steelie under that skin there.

I don't think too many agencies would be happy cracking an aluminum rim in hard driving and having to pay for one.
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-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS (225K Miles | nPI 4.6) - The Daily Workhorse & April 2013 POTM Winner

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