Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/22/15 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
trucke Dork
12/22/15 9:29 a.m.

Very cool!

patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
12/22/15 9:30 a.m.

coolest thing ive seen today

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
12/22/15 9:34 a.m.

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

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
12/22/15 10:46 a.m.

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

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
12/22/15 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
stuart in mn UltimaDork
12/22/15 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
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/22/15 11:10 a.m.

That's pretty rad.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
12/22/15 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
petegossett PowerDork
12/22/15 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
Javelin MegaDork
12/22/15 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
ssswitch HalfDork
12/22/15 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
Brian MegaDork
12/22/15 4:45 p.m.

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

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/22/15 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
belteshazzar PowerDork
12/22/15 5:05 p.m.

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

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/22/15 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
MrChaos HalfDork
12/22/15 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
M2Pilot HalfDork
12/22/15 10:08 p.m.

I like it.

NickD
NickD Reader
12/23/15 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
Javelin MegaDork
12/23/15 2:59 p.m.

In reply to NickD:

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

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
12/23/15 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
NickD Reader
12/23/15 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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