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#4105274 - 04/15/21 06:50 PM New Vic Owner
GiNX Offline
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Registered: 04/12/21
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Loc: VA, USA
I just bought my first crown victoria today. It's a 2007 from West VA, it was a police car (that's not me signing papers on the hood, its the guy I bought it from). It's got 220,000k miles on the engine. It definitely looks like crap but it runs and drives very nice, its been sitting for a year, I showed up with a brand new battery, we put air in the tires, and I drove it home. It drives much nicer than I ever would have though for a car with that mileage and has been sitting for a year.


[img]https://imgur.com/a/OTpwUAA[/img]

[img]https://imgur.com/a/woweBqz[/img]

[img]https://imgur.com/a/zzZh1kk[/img]


Edited by GiNX (04/15/21 06:57 PM)

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#4105276 - 04/15/21 06:57 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
GiNX Offline
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Registered: 04/12/21
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Loc: VA, USA
So anyway I have no idea how to get these pictures to post, but there are links clearly visible. Oh well :P

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#4105298 - 04/16/21 07:20 AM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
Old_Guy_Stu Online   drunk

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There's a lot to be said for a rough-looking car that drives well. You don't have to worry about door dings, washing it, or theft. Personally, I'd be out there trying to polish the primer, but I can understand the attraction. Welcome to CVN.
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#4105316 - 04/16/21 10:54 AM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
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welcome


To get them to post, try this:
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NOW GET YOUR PATCHOULI STINK - OUTTA MY STORE! MOVE IT, LARD-ASS!

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#4105370 - 04/16/21 06:04 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: Old_Guy_Stu]
GiNX Offline
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Registered: 04/12/21
Posts: 8
Loc: VA, USA
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
There's a lot to be said for a rough-looking car that drives well. You don't have to worry about door dings, washing it, or theft. Personally, I'd be out there trying to polish the primer, but I can understand the attraction. Welcome to CVN.


I really like the car so I am definitely going to get it painted. I'm not going to go crazy with a 10k paint job but definitely gonna bring this old girl back to life before having some fun with it. It's a 4th car for me so I can take my time with it.

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#4105372 - 04/16/21 06:05 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: bluejay_32]
GiNX Offline
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Registered: 04/12/21
Posts: 8
Loc: VA, USA
Originally Posted By bluejay_32
welcome


To get them to post, try this:


Imgur isn't giving me that option on my posts, it gives me the option to embed a picture though.. Where did you find the links for that? When I click "Share" it just pops up with the direct link.

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#4105382 - 04/16/21 07:55 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
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In the menu under your username, if you click images, I get just my photos, then if I click on a photo it gives me that. I don't ever make posts, I just store photos there.
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Originally Posted By Rob Gordon
NOW GET YOUR PATCHOULI STINK - OUTTA MY STORE! MOVE IT, LARD-ASS!

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#4106686 - 04/28/21 08:06 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
xrosroad Offline
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Registered: 04/26/21
Posts: 9
Loc: Tampa, FL
Hey, congrats on your purchase. The exterior definitely needs some refurbishing. I think it'll look fantastic if you were able to fix it. Good to know that you're satisfied by its driving though.

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#4106690 - 04/28/21 08:25 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
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Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
That won't be too hard to spiffy up. A whole front fascia is only like $135 and you can paint it when you paint the rest.

There's something seductive about the easy driving comfort of a panther.
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4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4111834 - 06/06/21 10:33 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
GiNX Offline
Stranger

Registered: 04/12/21
Posts: 8
Loc: VA, USA
Hey all, a small update on the crown vic, I have replaced both front and rear bumpers, I ordered a new grille, head lights, tail lights, spoiler (marauder style on eBay), and a shark fin for the roof (to cover the old police antenna base still mounted in there).

Here are a few pictures of how it sits right now, tomorrow I will be towing it to get painted.

https://imgur.com/gallery/w3lGB87

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#4111894 - 06/07/21 10:02 PM Re: New Vic Owner [Re: GiNX]
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Registered: 11/12/20
Posts: 56
Loc: NC
Nice work
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