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    I'm not sure what route I was considering TBH. ...

    I'm not sure what route I was considering TBH. Cost-effective & ease of installation are both considerations, but usually are on opposite sides of the same coin. I'll drop you a PM, thanks.
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    WTB 5x4.5 hub swap parts

    On the off chance anyone has a complete(ish) setup laying around, perhaps from a totaled car or you decided not to install...I think I might wanna just buy all at once rather than cobble together...
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    I stayed in Wytheville when I went to the NASCAR...

    I stayed in Wytheville when I went to the NASCAR race back in '02. Nothing local was available...definitely filled up fast. We booked early and were able to get a hotel right in town for this year's...
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    XR7 Dave noted that the paint could use some...

    XR7 Dave noted that the paint could use some attention. He was right - it was badly oxidized.

    I spent an hour with a buffer and was able to bring it back somewhat for very little effort. Will keep...
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    Yup, that was me! And yeah, Iíll be in...

    Yup, that was me! And yeah, Iíll be in Martinsville one way or another. We are skipping some of the venues and opting instead for roadside attractions and enjoying the journey.

    We signed up for...
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    I'm not sure what vehicle I'll be in, but I'll be...

    I'm not sure what vehicle I'll be in, but I'll be there. Plan A is my dad's '62 Chevy C-10 with a Cadillac big block under the hood. Truck was totally reliable until about two months ago, now it's...
  7. Thanks. They look good. That explains why...

    Thanks. They look good.

    That explains why they look good.
  8. Thanks! I took the car out to XR7 Daveís shop...

    Thanks!

    I took the car out to XR7 Daveís shop today.
    He gave it the once over and a thumbs up, so I feel a lot more comfortable about the car overall. He also gave me some good tips for what to...
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    Sweet. I 'fixed' the AC compressor issue. I...

    Sweet.
    I 'fixed' the AC compressor issue. I disconnected it, so at least now I can use my defroster. Hey, it beats actually wrenching!!! :p
  10. Right now, I'm still learning the car. My...

    Right now, I'm still learning the car. My Marauder gets most of my mod money, anyway. :D
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    I was worried when we got stuck in traffic a...

    I was worried when we got stuck in traffic a couple times. But the needle never went past the ďRĒ on the temp gauge so Iím guessing thatís okay...?
  12. Thank you! Really love how this thing drives.

    Thank you!
    Really love how this thing drives.
  13. This thread can probably be locked. I bought...

    This thread can probably be locked.

    I bought this car today.

    https://i.imgur.com/P13yk1y.jpg
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    For what itís worth, this car was in the FS...

    For what itís worth, this car was in the FS section (username ďDoranĒ) and the transaction went smoothly. Though I think heís completely out of the T-bird game now, so maybe he wonít be back.
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    Appareciate it, but it may be fine... The car...

    Appareciate it, but it may be fine...

    The car made it home just fine after I put an E-clip in place where the TV grommet used to be. None of the local stores had one that would fit. Iíll get one...
  16. What size tires are you running there? They look...

    What size tires are you running there? They look fantastic, and way wider than 225/60/16.
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    Here's my current arsenal. 2004 Crown Vic LX....

    Here's my current arsenal.

    2004 Crown Vic LX. This is my daily driver, which I paid $200 for last September. The interior is damn clean, the A/C works, and it has a moonroof. It also has a busted...
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    [Disregard, can't figure out how to delete this...

    [Disregard, can't figure out how to delete this response]
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    I had a 10-minute phonecall with the owner today....

    I had a 10-minute phonecall with the owner today.

    He seemed to be very straightforward about the car as well as he knew it. He's only had it for a year or so as it was gifted to him, and he...
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    Holy crap...that'll give me a little more to...

    Holy crap...that'll give me a little more to think about. Thanks for sharing that.
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    Points all well taken, and I am going to proceed...

    Points all well taken, and I am going to proceed with caution, but everything Iíve seen indicates an honest car. Iíll ask to see those back rockers.

    Interior is pretty mint.

    Seller indicates...
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    Here are a few undercarriage pictures. Maybe I'm...

    Here are a few undercarriage pictures. Maybe I'm being too forgiving about this car, but it looks pretty good from what I can see.........?


    https://i.imgur.com/XJSrZqh.jpg
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    Thank you all for the input. I've been a member...

    Thank you all for the input. I've been a member on several automotive forums over the years, but this is some of the more detailed advice I've ever seen shared with a n00b. You guys are good.

    I've...
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    Appreciate it! While a lot of that is common...

    Appreciate it!

    While a lot of that is common sense and applicable to all car inspections, the SC-specific stuff (where to look for rust, the shock sensors, etc.) is gold I'm looking for.

    Thanks...
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    New owner from Cleveland

    (subject line edited to reflect successful purchase)

    Hi there.

    Not an owner yet, but definitely close on purchasing a '90 SC. You all may cringe, but I plan to decal it like a Davey Allison car...
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