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So the Grand Marquis' transmission has started being temperamental about whether or not it wants to go into 1st gear.

As it so happens my neighbor has a regular customer who has several Crown Vics, including a `93 Interceptor he was planning to scrap. It sat for 10 years and the engine seized, but its only got 83k and the transmission is good. So he bought it off the guy for scrap value, took out the transmission and fuel sender, and told me to have at it and take whatever else I wanted, then it would be loaded full of scrap and sent on its way.

We briefly contemplated putting the GM's engine in it, but it really isn't in any better shape, and a car sitting for 10 years is a can of worms waiting to be opened, so this route seemed the best way.

So over the course of two days I set to work getting all kinds of good stuff off of it. Out came the four window regulators and glass (these cars are notorious for regulator problems), HVAC controls, ignition coils, MAF sensor, some pigtails known to corrode, window/door lock switches, and the alternator.

Those regulators are all riveted in, hence my frustration towards rivets.

The biggest takes were the lovely blue seats, which are in really good shape. Should be fun to see what dark blue seats look like in a tan interior, but if Bentley can get away with it, so can this...right? :P

The other nifty thing I grabbed was the police scanner/CB radio/siren control box. It worked when I connected power to the car, pretty cool. I figure it might fetch a decent price on ebay or something. Oh, and I took the little timer that logs the hours the vehicle has on it.

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Poor thing. Oh well, at least some of it will live on.

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Why is there plastic on the front door windows?

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Why is there plastic on the front door windows?

Because I had already removed the front windows when I ran out of daylight and the following day it was supposed to rain, I didn't feel like working inside a damp car after the rain stopped.

Are you getting the trans?

It's already out and sitting in the garage.

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Sounds plausible. If you put the seats in, show us.

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WICKED. That CV seat looks like it's in excellent shape.

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They are in great shape, much better than the ones that were in it. Interestingly, teh driver's seat sits higher and doesn't go down as low as the old one.

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Did the CV have a matching back seat that you could scavenge?

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