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August Cotm Submission From Dlc360 2010

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For your consideration for the August car Of The Month,

2003

Ford

Taurus SE Wagon

3.0 Duratec

Automatic

Assembled January 2003 in Atlanta, Ga.

75,000 daily driver miles and going strong.

Standard equipment,

4 wheel disc brakes

AM / FM CD 4 speaker stereo

Power drivers seat, windows, locks and mirrors with puddle lamps

Adjustable pedals

Cruise & tilt wheel

Split bench seat

Fold down rear seat

Chrome inside door handles

AC & rear window defoger and rear window wiper

5 spoke painted alloy rims

3rd row fold down seating

Retractable cargo cover

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MODIFICATIONS,

Custom painted and detailed motor and under hood area.

Chrome covers for fender bolts under hood.

Body matching color on hood struts.

Custom painted hood mat.

K&N panel filter.

Custom painted cowl.

Mesh grill and painted upper grill area.

Shadow area under main grill and matching satin black hood graphics.

Gloss black "Duratec 3.0 24V DOHC graphics on the hood.

Shadow area under headlights.

Matching "eye lids" over original head lights.

Build date numbers under drivers side head light, 0103. ( Like Roush and Saleen mustangs)

Auto Vent Shade door window shades.

LED strip light under head lights.

LED amber turn signal lights.

White driving lights mounted in lower grill area.

Custom aluminum grill insets in lower grill area.

Custom chin spoiler made from a bumper cover for correct body contours.

1997 SHO wiper arms.

1997 SHO chrome 16 x 6.5 wheels with Metalic Graphite painted pockets and Bridgestone tires.

Red pinstripe between the chrome and metalic graphite in the wheel pockets.

Painted brake calipers front and back.

Ford Motor Company script in front door sills.

Ford oval in back door sills.

Blacked out chrome trim around door windows.

Red metalic vinyl over back windows for the "sedan delivery" look.

Body color painted tail light housing with lights outlined in black.

Tail gate window tinted @ 70%.

All Ford and taurus badges removed including the 24V / DOHC fender badge.

MACH stereo RCU and tweeters with additional MACH badges on window side of tweeters.

Two additional MACH tweeters mounted in the tailgate for a total of 8 speakers.

Stainless steel mounting plate in dash for driving light switch under radio.

Rear view mirrow delete.

T.S.O.C. License rear plate frame.

AWARDS

2007

TCCA December COTM

2009

North Ridgeville Ohio Corn Festival, 2nd place 2000 & newer class

Tradesman Tavern Car Show, 2nd place

2010

Motorhead Mayhem, Columbus Ohio, Top 10 - '82 & newer Domestic class.

And now for the pictures.

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Nice ride man, front end is a little busy for my tastes but none the less a great looking bull. B) Love the painted engine too.

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hmm.... you removed the bull from under the hood? After so much work, I just can't bare to do it....

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hmm.... you removed the bull from under the hood? After so much work, I just can't bare to do it....

OH, not to worry, I still have that mat also. I am just trying to think of a way to change it a little so it doesnt look like the "other" sites logo. :lol:

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Congrats on the COTM win! ;) Another trophy for your shelf, eh?

OH, not to worry, I still have that mat also. I am just trying to think of a way to change it a little so it doesnt look like the "other" sites logo. :lol:

Hmm. :unsure: I've got an idea for that!

Add some flames and/or steam coming from the bull's nostrils, or maybe give the bull's head some more menacing detail... sort of like this logo:

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Just don't infringe on any Chicago Bulls trademarks... :ph34r:

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Congrats on the COTM win! ;) Another trophy for your shelf, eh?

Hmm. :unsure: I've got an idea for that!

Add some flames and/or steam coming from the bull's nostrils, or maybe give the bull's head some more menacing detail... sort of like this logo:

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Just don't infringe on any Chicago Bulls trademarks... :ph34r:

Thanks to everyone for the win this month.

Brian, I never thought of something from the bulls..... maybe something can be done....... ;)

I look at the COTM win as the start to my big 3 week, 2 days in Columbus for the 32nd annual Ford Expo (show both Saturday & Sunday) and then the United Ford Owners All Ohio show next week. I will make the debute of my sign / poster that will be with the car.

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This is 18x24 and is a frame with some of my newest dash plaqes from recent shows.

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Congrats Dennis, You deserve this.I know how hard you work on the car. Been there for some of it.You have been a good customizer for over 35 years and also a good friend.

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The newest addition on the wagon is a set of 21 bulb LED driving lights. I have them mounted in the lower grill, below a set of 100 watt H3 driving lights. They are run on seperate circuts so I can rin the LEDs durring the day as running lights. They are tied into my parking lights so I can be running with just LEDs ( turn signals, strip lights under headlights and driving lights in lower grill) when I want.

Picture time........

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