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    Thread: TCL Challenge. Could you make this 14 year old senior citizen car fun/cool for under $4k total (including car purchase)?

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      05-03-2012 11:19 PM #1
      Let's assume it really is a solid car with nothing wrong.
      And we buy it for $2,000.

      http://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/2979487218.html



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      05-03-2012 11:22 PM #2
      Any HD parts from the Police CV that'll fit?
      Cop suspension bits?
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      05-03-2012 11:25 PM #3
      Spacers.
      Flat black rattle can.
      Cut the springs.
      Tint windows.
      Bosozoku style exhaust with straight pipes.


      BAM.

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      05-03-2012 11:26 PM #4
      Get some suspension, brake and induction parts from the "sportier" version of CV or Mustang. I am fairly sure those could be had very cheap second-hand or refurbished.
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      05-03-2012 11:29 PM #5
      put a bigger cam in it and straight pipe it

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      05-03-2012 11:30 PM #6
      Well, in MD that car is already cool; just need to tint the windows and get a better sound system.

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      05-03-2012 11:31 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Get some suspension, brake and induction parts from the "sportier" version of CV or Mustang. I am fairly sure those could be had very cheap second-hand or refurbished.
      The lincoln is on air, you can twist the bag mounts to make it a touch lower, change the wheels, big and dished, add a stereo and cruise. Will it be "cool" no, but it won't be completely lame.

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      05-03-2012 11:32 PM #8
      Black Interceptor steelies, Light Tint, Tinted tails.

      Or you could.....


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      05-03-2012 11:36 PM #9
      "Son, you're going to drive me to drinkin'
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      TUUURBOOOOOOOO



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      05-03-2012 11:42 PM #10
      so basically you have $2000 to spend on mods...

      for me: stiffer suspension, lower a bit, tint the windows, bangin' sound system.
      Last edited by mike02467; 05-03-2012 at 11:47 PM. Reason: r.e.a.d.

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      05-03-2012 11:44 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      so basically you have $1500 to spend on mods...
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      $2,000.
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      05-03-2012 11:46 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      $2,000.
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      is that some sort of acronym?

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      05-03-2012 11:53 PM #13
      $2000 worth of Fuel?

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      05-04-2012 12:05 AM #14
      5 speed swap from a mustang and a wet shot.

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      05-04-2012 12:05 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      is that some sort of acronym?
      Just being facetious about your minor oversight.

      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Let's assume it really is a solid car with nothing wrong.
      And we buy it for $2,000.
      “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

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      05-04-2012 12:08 AM #16
      $2k for mods?



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    17. 05-04-2012 12:11 AM #17
      May need more then $2500 to do this


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      05-04-2012 12:32 AM #18
      no, no i could not.

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      05-04-2012 12:37 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus View Post
      May need more then $2500 to do this

      holy crap that thing is nasty! wish i could have done that in my ranger. too bad its a 5.4 supercharged DOHC...
      thats alright though i can get same power from my 5.0

      i say go for lightning swap......
      or u could just drop a saleen or roush set up in it. it has same motor as 4th gen mustangs.
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      05-04-2012 01:04 AM #20
      Nicer wheels, tint and stereo. Done
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

    21. 05-04-2012 01:06 AM #21
      For $4k I could fly Jack Baruth down here to drive it for me. That'd be fun as hell.
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