Javelin MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 9:22 a.m.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/5361395730.html

I have to admit, other than the door panels this is surprisingly well done. It would obviously need glass and a top to be really useful, but I say forget that and swap an XJ 4.0L/4x4 setup into it and rebrand the whole car as a "GRM Trifecta".

trucke Dork
Dec. 22, 2015 9:29 a.m.

Very cool!

patgizz PowerDork
Dec. 22, 2015 9:30 a.m.

coolest thing ive seen today

Dec. 22, 2015 9:34 a.m.

I don't hate it. That would be a fun car to cruise down the shore.

RossD UltimaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Would it look better or worse if it was still a four door?

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 10:50 a.m.

In reply to patgizz:

Agree.
And to think, Ford gave us the Thunderbird / Cougar. I think the Crown Vic coupe and convertible could have been a smarter choice.

stuart in mn UltimaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 10:52 a.m.

It looks pretty good, but "The car has no actual convertible top or door side glass." Don't take it out of the garage if it looks like rain.

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
Dec. 22, 2015 11:10 a.m.

That's pretty rad.

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 11:24 a.m.

I also really like his front grill which matches the much newer Ford style like found on Fusion and Edge.
Tail lamps look good too, continuing the theme of the grill.

petegossett PowerDork
Dec. 22, 2015 1:31 p.m.

Seems like this would have been a great idea for an actual police cruiser - who wouldn't want to go for a ride in a convertible???

Javelin MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 2:12 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: I also really like his front grill which matches the much newer Ford style like found on Fusion and Edge. Tail lamps look good too, continuing the theme of the grill.

Both pieces are OE Ford pieces on CV's exported to the middle east.

ssswitch HalfDork
Dec. 22, 2015 4:03 p.m.

I really don't mind it as much as I thought i would from the sound of it, but I do wish it had a functional soft top. That would take this project over the top for me.

Brian MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 4:45 p.m.

That is surprisingly well done. I think it is worth the asking price.

mtn MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 5:00 p.m.

That is wonderful.

Too bad that there is no top--maybe a tonneau cover would be the way to proceed with it.

belteshazzar PowerDork
Dec. 22, 2015 5:05 p.m.

if nothing else, I know what kind of grill I want on my next one.

Appleseed MegaDork
Dec. 22, 2015 9:27 p.m.
Javelin wrote:
JohnRW1621 wrote: I also really like his front grill which matches the much newer Ford style like found on Fusion and Edge. Tail lamps look good too, continuing the theme of the grill.

Both pieces are OE Ford pieces on CV's exported to the middle east.

Tell me more about these pieces.

MrChaos HalfDork
Dec. 22, 2015 9:39 p.m.
Appleseed wrote:
Javelin wrote:
JohnRW1621 wrote: I also really like his front grill which matches the much newer Ford style like found on Fusion and Edge. Tail lamps look good too, continuing the theme of the grill.

Both pieces are OE Ford pieces on CV's exported to the middle east.

Tell me more about these pieces.

http://adtr.net/product/ford-crown-victoria/ford-gcc-limited-edition-grille/

M2Pilot HalfDork
Dec. 22, 2015 10:08 p.m.

I like it.

NickD Reader
Dec. 23, 2015 2:25 p.m.

Also adding to this, a 1999 Grand Marquis wagon (using components from a Sable wagon) has surfaced for sale and it is awesome, although this one could use a little TLC. Mmmmm, woodgrain.

Javelin MegaDork
Dec. 23, 2015 2:59 p.m.

In reply to NickD:

Close enough for a P71/XJ mashup, so it needs a Miata motor swap.

Dec. 23, 2015 3:09 p.m.

In reply to NickD:

Not this thing again. I think it's the third time in 5 years someone has posted it on the forums.

NickD Reader
Dec. 23, 2015 4:27 p.m.

In reply to Javelin: Or just own both of these cars.

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine: Well, I wasn't around for the past 5 years. Plus it's up for sale now

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