2007 Lifted “Off-Road” Crown Victoria Pt.3 Piecing It Together

Installation: My next step was to actually put the thing together, this meant gathering parts and information from around the internet.  Curiously enough there is a small circle of people with lifted Crown Victorias (off road, not big rims) around the internet, when all else failed they were quick to respond.

After about a year I had purchased just about everything I needed to get the car lifted, and a handful of parts that were now at 100,000 miles and probably needed replacing anyway. Continue reading

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

1999 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon (Colony Park)

1999_mercury_grand_marquis_colony_park_wagon-taurus-rearWe’ve all seen ‘photoshopped’ wagons that never existed and if you lurk the crownvic.net forums hard enough you might even find a real life aero body with a 2nd generation Taurus hatch bolted on. 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