2007 Lifted “Off-Road” Crown Victoria Pt.2 Buying A Government Car

Less than two weeks after selling the ‘copped out’ 2003 P71 I found myself behind the wheel of a nice 2007 P71.  This time I took a different approach, instead of buying the car through Craigslist or a private party I would buy it directly from the government via an online auction.  In the past I had only purchased bicycles and video game hardware this way, pretty low risk stuff. An entire car is a pretty big step up but I figured I would give it shot. Continue reading

2007 Lifted “Off-Road” Crown Victoria Pt.1 Purchasing

The goal here is to purchase a used 2003+ P71 Crown Victoria for the sole purpose of modifying to drive around on desert trails and forest roads.  Why a Crown Victoria?  They are cheap, body on frame, V8, rear wheel drive, super reliable, plus with the additional coolers and suspension components for police use it’ll hold up.  I have no interest in actual ‘wheeling’ or owning a truck so it’s perfect, plus an off-road car is more visually interesting (to me).

My plan is to install a set of 3-inch lift cups/spacers intended for donks on 28’s and some all-terrain 31’s for the stock 16 inch police steel wheels. Continue reading

2004 Cadillac Deville Convertible (Craigslist)

Better in theory best describes this professionally built custom convertible. Some cars just can’t pull it off no matter how much money or time is put into them, unfortunately this is one of those cases. It just looks kind of odd in pictures, maybe there is more to it when it’s right in front of you? Either way, it’s up for sale out in Scottsdale. Continue reading

How To Screw Up A Toyota Prius (Solar/Plug In)

It starts with actual screws and ends with genuine wood trim. You see, nothing screams “I care about the environment” quite like Chinese solar panels and sheet metal screws. Don’t get me wrong, I think converting a Prius into a full on plug in hybrid or possibly a low speed electric only vehicle is pretty cool.. but not like this, never like this. Continue reading

2003 Crown Victoria Wagon Concept

When Ford bailed on the Country Squire wagon after 1991 they chose to replace it with nothing.  They assumed everyone would move to a minivan or an SUV.. or buy a Caprice.  Well, it’s been 22 years since then and there has yet to be a direct successor.  It was apparently a good call as there doesn’t seem to be too much interest in such a car, with Dodge cancelling the Magnum and Cadillac apparently ditching the CTS wagon. Continue reading