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    Default So, I did a thing. '85 Marquis LTS

    Against my own better judgement, I picked this up over the weekend.

    1985 Mercury Marquis LTS





    Came with a pile of parts (A bunch of NOS stuff) and some replacement panels.

    More details as I get time to get into it. Primary goal is to get it sorted out and driving.
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    Cool!

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    That's a rare one. One year only (1985) and available only in Canada. Only 134 made. (Statistic courtesy of Marti Auto Works.) Can't be but a handful left.

    Hope you can give it the time and effort it deserves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChassis View Post
    That's a rare one. One year only (1985) and available only in Canada. Only 134 made. (Statistic courtesy of Marti Auto Works.) Can't be but a handful left.

    Hope you can give it the time and effort it deserves.
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    Well, I'm not a concourse restoration kinda guy, but it's not just going to be sitting and rotting like it has been for the past few years.

    Phase 1 is to go through of all the mechanical systems and do a first pass at clean-up and cosmetics. This thing has had no TLC for a while. I want it on the road and driveable.

    When I get a chance, I'll get pics of all of the NOS bits I have for it.
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    AWESOME. I love those.
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    Wow. That is quite the score. Looks like it has already been five lugged swapped and has Cobra brakes up front. Looks like a good start to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVarnes View Post
    Wow. That is quite the score. Looks like it has already been five lugged swapped and has Cobra brakes up front. Looks like a good start to me.
    It has 99+ 11" brakes up front, on 94-95 spindles. It came with new 5-lug axles and drums for the rear, which will work for now. Full set of Bullitt wheels should look pretty good on it.

    It needs A LOT of TLC right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
    Well, I'm not a concourse restoration kinda guy, but it's not just going to be sitting and rotting like it has been for the past few years.

    Phase 1 is to go through of all the mechanical systems and do a first pass at clean-up and cosmetics. This thing has had no TLC for a while. I want it on the road and driveable.

    When I get a chance, I'll get pics of all of the NOS bits I have for it.
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    There’s been 3 or 4 of these pop up on the LTD FB group. This one looks like one that was for sale on there not too long ago, came with I believe a LTD LX too.

    Nice score!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wdanison43103 View Post
    There’s been 3 or 4 of these pop up on the LTD FB group. This one looks like one that was for sale on there not too long ago, came with I believe a LTD LX too.

    Nice score!!
    It is. The extra body panels and other bits are from that LX parts car.
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    Every project has to start on jackstands, right?


    My September is going to be very busy, so I'm going to have minimal time to mess with this, other than some basic investigation, etc.

    I do know I have some wiring issues (bad fusible links and rodents chewed up the TBI wiring harness) so an EVTM is on the way.

    I need to source a new fuel filler neck, and I think I read the Fox Mustang ones will work, so I need to dig up something.

    I'll need tires for the Bullitts and to wrap up the brake system install.

    A new steering wheel is on the list, as the current one is junk.
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