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1996 Taurus - Red Bull Restoration

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Leverage.

 

Nice.

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For the record... I hate you :lol:

 

 

So many great resources at your disposal. Good luck with the car! :)

 

I should bring my wagon down to Tennessee... I bet it'd be a much better beast at the end lol

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Yes.  And the cancer would stop growing down in TN in the unsalted counties.

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The South truly is amazing. More reason for me to move back lol. Keep my babies safe :P

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Stage I done: remove seats, carpet and dash.

Stage II done: pull all interior wire, airbag module, GEM module. Build EATC box and route vacuum lines.

Stage III done: pull body wire harness off firewall forward. Route new body wire through firewall. Lay new interior wire harness.

Stage IV done: rewire existing dashboard with new wire harness. Make repairs to dashboard. Install dash with 1999 upgrade autolamp, airbag network and EATC. 

 

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Oooohhh. Looking amazing :)

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Stage V half done: Original motor is out. Tranny is easier to remove this way. Came back from Atlanta yesterday with a gen3 SHO aero-wiper arm for her. Might be getting some special made DN101 parts for her soon.  :rottenbanana:

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Old AX4N removed last week. Got the full body wiring done today. Tightened all the ground wires. The airbags require modifications, the drivers I had to change the plug connector from a '96 to a '99 parts so I could keep the original dash color. The passenger airbag requires changing the dashpad cover to use the '99 (two plug) airbag unit. That's a little tricky since it's tethered. Lined up a Duratec dual exhaust for it yesterday. Gen2 SHO sway bars (24mm / 23mm combo) coming soon along with rear struts.

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I'm curious to see if that airbag throws a code or not. 99 is dual stage second gen. 97 is still single stage first gen system.

You are making pretty quick progress. I hate to say how familiar this project sounds to me...

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Love following this.

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Subscribed. reading this in between work and working on my bmw lol

 

$hsad3 :ford::merc::Shady_J:

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Finalizing all the electronics. Side tracked from the to-do list for funner stuff. 

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For some reason, the 5 digit keyless entry code was partially covered with a strip of black tape all the way around the anti-theft module. I only had 3 of the digits visible. Pulled the tape off and the code under it stuck to it. Just today I found the last 2 digits. So now the key pad works (lights up buttons, interior, unlocks doors and trunk), programmed a remote, the perimeter security system works- tested many times for fun, autolamp works and EATC looks to be working in every way except the blower motor and of course no manifold vacuum yet. :)

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Excellent progress - congratulations :)  Nice.

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Looks great, Jeff! What alloys are you planning on using once this project gets closed to finished? 

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Might go with the polished starfish 16 inchers. That or keep the ones from before the build started. So many choices...

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Hmmmmmmmm. Down the street a white late gen 3 on Lincoln LS chrome 17" wheels that looks VERY nice. I'll snap a picture when I see it next.

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HAHAHAHA! Why didn't I see this before!? I love this!!!  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:

 

 

Dems fightin' words! How dare you insult my melted blob jellybean catfish!

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HAHAHAHA! Why didn't I see this before!? I love this!!!  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:

That is a great quote. Need to vinyl it across the windshield.

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Hmmmmmmmm. Down the street a white late gen 3 on Lincoln LS chrome 17" wheels that looks VERY nice. I'll snap a picture when I see it next.

Oooh. :creeper:

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Some older pics when I saw it in the wild lol. I think it might have spacers on it.

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Big day. Got the motor and trans back in. :)  Painted my FSTB so it can go on tomorrow. 

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Big day. Got the motor and trans back in. :)  Painted my FSTB so it can go on tomorrow.

Which FSTB do you have?

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Which FSTB do you have?

A modified early build 2004 Duratec unit that was recently acquired. I figured I could grind and cut on one since I have two.

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