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  1. 7 points
    More mods! Found the part number for the OEM black Charger emblem, so I did a swap. Yes yes, I could have plastidipped it, but this was just as cheap, and won't peel over time.
  2. 7 points
    He's the latest former Taurus owner to see the light and defect to the glory of the Panther platform
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    Starting a new business with an old friend. He currently owns and operates a small auto repair shop in south Austin. His current location is too small to meet demand so he has been wanting to expand. He couldn't think of anyone better to help, and it's something we have discussed for years, so he asked me to take control of the new location. He signed the lease on a 7500 sq ft building last week. We purchased 5 lifts from another shop which is closing. He has already started building out the office and lobby. We will have about 6000 sq ft of work space. This is a major leap for me. I'm leaving a career of almost 20 years in healthcare, where I have developed an excellent reputation, vast experience, and maintain several licenses and certifications. However, I have worked myself into a corner where I can't make more income unless I go into management with a big healthcare system. I have absolutely no desire to deal with the bureaucracy of big hospitals. The American healthcare system is a giant, broken s**t hole right now. I have zero experience managing an auto shop, but my buddy has a lot of faith in me or he wouldn't have asked for my help. He doesn't believe he could take this step at this time without me. His father gave me my first legit job at 17, sweeping bays and changing oil in his shop. This is a major leap for my friend as well. He's funding everything, chips all in. So we both have serious reasons for making this succeed. The new job will match my current salary until we begin making a profit. I will continue to work 1 day a week at the ER to supplement my income. Assuming we succeed, there is no limit to my salary, unlike healthcare. Our goal is a 3rd location in a couple years. We plan on opening our doors for business February 1. I gotta admit, I'm a little scared.
  4. 6 points
    Red push button for many extra horsepowers.
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    Bought another Taurus yesterday. This 2000 SEL is from a guy named Bullgeek, I heard he's a member of the club.
  6. 6 points
    Time for an update. Took me over a year of on again off again work, but I finally got the 1996 the way I wanted it. The list of things done: 2005 Vulcan with 54,000 miles 1999 AX4N with 54,000 miles Early build 2004 front strut tower bar Still no catalytic converters, as purchased Power antenna Vent visors 2005 black dash Modified 1996 door panels with black trim and woodgrain 16" Centennial wheels Front disc 11.5" - gen 4.5 Rear disc New balljoints New front and rear struts New front control arms New fuel pump and fuel filter New axles, swaybar endlinks New sensors and TRS Adjustable brake and gas pedal Floor shift conversion Front turn signals modified SHO rear painted trunk reflector New rack & pinion New radiator Keypad entry / security system 1997 SHO front swaybar 23mm, original rear swaybar Front frame mount upgrade, bushings 1999 front bumper cover 1999 tailights Factory gen 3 rear spoiler Front chin spoiler modified SHO wiper arm Duratec dual exhaust Factory gen 3 mudflaps Folding mirrors More was done and forgot about.
  7. 6 points
    Sleeper mode installed. Bland look achieved. Legally I can pass traffic in the breakdown lane now.
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    AP News Flash St. Louis - Single adult male was pulled over today and arrested for doing 120MPH in a Mercury Sable. Police suspected the driver was elderly and unsure what they were doing based on the car color. Imagine the surprise when he was pulled over and they saw a young adult in the driver seat. Police assumed it was his grandmother's car.
  10. 6 points
    Maybe try a better camera? That image is really grainy.
  11. 6 points
    I hate both political parties for this reason.... Look guys, you're both pretty...now stop fighting over politics on a car forum.
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    Finally upgraded my detailing game to the next level. Got me a Torq10FX Polisher, a set of polishes and pads from the Chemical Guys and their M-sealer and carnauba wax: Did a full detail on the red turd, stripped it all down, clayed the car, Cut the Paint with V32 Compound, Polished with v36 Polish, 2 coats of M-Sealer, and 2 coats of carnauba wax over that. Its cold down here in NC, the wax should last all "Winter". Started with 10 years of ugly: Ended up with alot of this: Took me three whole days to go over every square inch of paint on this car, but I'm super happy with it. - ITS LIKE GLASS! - As for appearance, these pictures are with the car on lowering springs. - - - - - - Thanks for following along! #AllPicturesTakenWithAPotato
  15. 5 points
    Installed 1997 SHO front springs, a gen3 SHO front license plate frame (modified), tinted the taillights, added LED front turnsignals, rear subframe bushings on the front and washed the '04.
  16. 5 points
    Well short of two trim pieces that I need to have painted (the left hand side of the ICP Bezel, and the defrost grill), and sprucing up the shifter with a leather wrapped one and a chrome shaft, and after 35 hours of cleaning, removing, stripping, reassembling, and modifying, I finally have the interior I have wanted all along... -2003 Dark Charcoal door panels (they lack the stupid plug in the rear doors behind the handle) -2003-2007 Dark Charcoal/Ebony Black dashboard -Early 2003 center console in Dark Charcoal with rear seat ventilation -Sable Platinum edition shifter surround and radio bezel, and gauge cluster surround -SES Sport Cloth seats (from a 2004) -New "Taurus Sport" floor mats I bought a few years back -Dark Charcoal carpet -Power passenger seat with manual lumbar (robbed from a driver's seat and installed -Dark Charcoal rear seat belt trim surround, Lower B pillar surround and kick sill for rear, as well as front kick sill, and rear dark charcoal parcel shelf cover with 3rd brake light delete from a 00-03. -2003 Dark Charcoal leather wrapped steering wheel (thanks duraSEL) -2004+ seat belts with upgraded buckle/receiver design. Still need to get rear seat belts in black from an 04+. Still irked that blackout sold me seats with cigarette burns in the fabric after saying they had no burn marks, so I had to source another set of 03+ dark charcoal seat bottoms for the front, and have the sport trim stitched into place where the normal black pattern insert would be - that wasn't cheap. So thank you to everyone that helped me in either getting parts, helping me swap out said parts etc: Sean T, TaurusDailyDriver, Brian 05 SEL, duraSEL, double negative and MagicMike. And as a welcoming present to having 03 door panels, the rear driver door insert fell off when I closed the door this morning
  17. 5 points
    My favorite bad parking note is "They way you pulled in makes me wish your dad had pulled out". I've never used it, but I know people that have lol.
  18. 5 points
    Remind me to never buy a car Sam had...
  19. 5 points
    I bet the Essex would handle with such grace and power in said areas Shortly after I will be limping home to change her head gaskets
  20. 5 points
    This is TSOC, not TCCA. Youre not a dictator here! Anyways... You are allowed to have your car in the picture, so long as it is not the only one. Another wild untamed bull must be in the photo.
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    Well then, you can go ahead and relay to this uncooperative individual that his last response has just cemented my decision on the matter. The esteemed "privilege" of posting on TCCA is certainly not worth the level of hoop-jumping that he seems to be asking for. Autoguide can go bankrupt tomorrow as far as I'm concerned. Not going to lose a wink of sleep over it.
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    I think it's time I step in here. First off, JW, you call us immature here, yet you are the one who is making duplicate accounts to bypass your suspension with random, anonymous emails. That's very hypocritical of you. Second, I ask of any member who has an issue with something on our forums or something that they are unhappy with, please, email or PM me. I would like to make things better for you in any way that I can. Third, we are an open forum, meaning you can openly post your opinions. What is not allowed is the behavior in which JW has brought to the forums these past couple of days. This thread has begun to get a little out-of-hand. If the arguments continue to grow or the bashing doesn't stop, this thread will temporarily be closed to give some people time to calm down. While I'd rather not do this, as we value your opinions, some things need to be taken care of before anything too serious starts.