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#434458 - 04/30/04 05:25 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Fairmont_Kevin Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/04/01
Posts: 2076
Loc: Sarasota, FL
4K -- You can't ask them to cut up a $600 stainless mandrel-bent exhaust system to sell you the mufflers!

Grrr--- You could send the complete exhaust to a good home (mine) with no shipping, I'll drive up there for it. I'll even take it off. But honestly it'd have to be pretty darn cheap for me to do it right now. LMK if you want to do that.....

kevin
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None of you cheap bastards would give me $800 for it so I gave it away!!! - 89 Grand Marquis w/87 HO motor. Needs trans work. 3.55 trac-lock, Mustang headers and H-pipe, HO governor and servo in AOD, custom duals, no smog pump, cop rear sway bar, rear discs, 2000 Grand Marquis wheels. 15.8 @ 87 in the 1/4 mi. For pics, see http://public.fotki.com/vfr700f2/car_truck_motorcycl/mercury/

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#434459 - 04/30/04 06:11 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
GM_Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/17/00
Posts: 18493
Loc: London, Ontario Canada
That sucks. Stay on the board. Tell mom, she better wear a seatbelt any time she gets in the car (and given her profession, you'd think she'd be a bit more diligent about such matters). You'll find another box.

Alex.
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#434460 - 04/30/04 11:51 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Grrr Offline
Member

Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 179
I would really like to find another box. I was so fond of that car. You would think that my Moyher would have more common sense, but oh well. Thankfully, she is alive. Broken, but alive.

I have taken some pictures of what's left of the car.
I also have more pics from the autocross.


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1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L 302 V8
Proudly named The Grunge Master 2000.
Nick named The Beast
Yes, I named my car.
Big deal.
4/??/83 to 4/28/04
R.I.P.
Alas, the Grunge Master 2000 is no more.


No longer completely stock!! New Dual exhaust!

1997 Dodge Neon ACR 5 speed.
AutoCross car
NOT COMPLETELY STOCK

1995 Suzuki GS500E.
Duly named The Purple People Eater.
Currently sitting on my porch awaiting new battery.

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
It's big, it's white, and it has power
Now named "The New and Improved Ghetto Battle Cruiser".

Piece of crap.
Now, the piece of crap has been rear ended by some run-away moron.
It has been totalled.
I hate that SOB!!!

Now sporting a 1989 F-150 XLT Lariat with a 5.0 302, and a 4 speed manual. Extra long wheel base.
Project truck.

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#434461 - 05/01/04 01:19 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
GoodSamaritan Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 4847
Loc: Lawrenceburg, Ky
Get another box!

Glad to hear your mom is ok. Chew her a new one over the lack of of a seat belt though.

Quote:

She told me she was glad she was in the grunge rather than in a small car. She believes she would be dead in a small car.


Yup! if she ever gets after her "lazy" son in law for anything, remind her of her early demise had she been in that neon. LOL

Even if you don't get another box, stay with cvn. Someone has to keep us guys in line.

Bryan

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#434462 - 05/01/04 02:50 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
460 Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 2760
Oh that cars fine, pull the fender away frome the tire.; get an alignment and a new hood, because it's obstructing your view.

J/K

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#434463 - 05/01/04 04:20 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
moneypit Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 08/06/03
Posts: 2610
come on up to minnesota and i will practically GIVE you the parts you need! save that car- it's perfectly good yet, i've saved far worse!
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#434464 - 05/01/04 07:30 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Grrr Offline
Member

Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 179
do you guys think I can save the car?
I'd like to, but I'd need a whole lot of parts, and money to buy them.
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1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L 302 V8
Proudly named The Grunge Master 2000.
Nick named The Beast
Yes, I named my car.
Big deal.
4/??/83 to 4/28/04
R.I.P.
Alas, the Grunge Master 2000 is no more.


No longer completely stock!! New Dual exhaust!

1997 Dodge Neon ACR 5 speed.
AutoCross car
NOT COMPLETELY STOCK

1995 Suzuki GS500E.
Duly named The Purple People Eater.
Currently sitting on my porch awaiting new battery.

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
It's big, it's white, and it has power
Now named "The New and Improved Ghetto Battle Cruiser".

Piece of crap.
Now, the piece of crap has been rear ended by some run-away moron.
It has been totalled.
I hate that SOB!!!

Now sporting a 1989 F-150 XLT Lariat with a 5.0 302, and a 4 speed manual. Extra long wheel base.
Project truck.

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#434465 - 05/01/04 08:01 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Grand Marquis GT Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/23/01
Posts: 4821
i think so...

just go to the boneyard...or find a partscar in good shape...

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#434466 - 05/01/04 09:38 PM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Petely Offline
Poobah

Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 5164
Loc: Chicago, IL
Yes, a little time spend in collecting and I think you can save it for relatively low cost. Just make sure the frame and suspension/steering parts are ok.
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1987 Mercury Grand Marquis
*sold to some guy on cvn for $1
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#434467 - 05/02/04 12:24 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Grrr Offline
Member

Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 179
No the car cannot be saved I just measured the frame from the same bolt of each side under the spring to the front where the frame stops: driver side is 31.5" and passenger is only 29.5". 2 inches too short Like my man said she hit a tree head on.

The good news is that I may have found a 9-something with the 4.6 for about 1500. So do you think this is a good deal? Also the engine has been replaced under warranty.

*Grrrrsman* says "I am not lazy, we are awaiting a new clutch to repair the red neon so that the blue neon can be fixed for grrr's mom. Also I had to replace both of my wheel bearings on my neon. I am not lazy , well maybe sometimes I am "
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1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L 302 V8
Proudly named The Grunge Master 2000.
Nick named The Beast
Yes, I named my car.
Big deal.
4/??/83 to 4/28/04
R.I.P.
Alas, the Grunge Master 2000 is no more.


No longer completely stock!! New Dual exhaust!

1997 Dodge Neon ACR 5 speed.
AutoCross car
NOT COMPLETELY STOCK

1995 Suzuki GS500E.
Duly named The Purple People Eater.
Currently sitting on my porch awaiting new battery.

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
It's big, it's white, and it has power
Now named "The New and Improved Ghetto Battle Cruiser".

Piece of crap.
Now, the piece of crap has been rear ended by some run-away moron.
It has been totalled.
I hate that SOB!!!

Now sporting a 1989 F-150 XLT Lariat with a 5.0 302, and a 4 speed manual. Extra long wheel base.
Project truck.

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#434468 - 05/02/04 12:42 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
Grand Marquis GT Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/23/01
Posts: 4821
ack a whale...

sure, its prob a good deal..

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#434469 - 05/02/04 12:45 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
GoodSamaritan Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 4847
Loc: Lawrenceburg, Ky
LOL

Grrr, That frame can be straightened. Call around to some body shops and see who has a frame machine. It should take a few hours for them to set it up but a good shop can put it right back where it bleongs. After that, a 300$ beater box would be a good idea for the doghouse, and fascia.

If you want the grill and bumper to look as nice as the ones on the grungemaster, you may end up having to buy those aftermarket. Otherwise I'll bet you can get the old girl back on the road with straight sheetmetal and frame for around 1K (including the parts car) and a little sweat.

Call around, it wont cost anything to find out.
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#434470 - 05/02/04 01:10 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
AOD Offline


Grand Poobah

Registered: 12/06/00
Posts: 11509
Loc: Asheville, North Carolina
what's wrong with a whale?
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'85 2-Door Crown Victoria - Faster than the Sig Police!
302 HO, -0.022" E7 Heads, Weiand Intake, Edelbrock 1406 Carb, Mechanical Fuel Pump, HEI Distributor, 180* T-stat, Shift Kit, HO Governor, Lokar Cables, B&M Torq Master Converter, FRPP Trans Cooler, Mustang Headers, 2.25" Dual Exhaust, Flowtech H-pipe, Hooker AeroChamber Mufflers, 2.5" Side-Exit Exhaust, Police Shocks, Cut PI Front Springs in the Rear, PI Rear Sway Bar, 17" Sport Wheels, 245/50/Z17 Tires, 4.10 Rear End Gears, Trac Lok Diff
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#434471 - 05/02/04 01:19 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
GoodSamaritan Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 4847
Loc: Lawrenceburg, Ky
nothing wrong with the whales. Ask greenpeace!

Seriously though, I just hate to see such a nice (beloved) box go to the scrapper.
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#434472 - 05/02/04 01:55 AM Re: The grunge is no more... RIP *really long*
lincolnmania Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 2318
Loc: tremont pa
yes i agree with good samaritan.......i have fixed worse.......remove the twisted metal and the entire front clip, and take it to a bodyshop to have the frame straightened.......the frame can also be sectioned also if it is bent too badly. 4.6 vics are nice, but they are just not the same as a box lol
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