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On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

UPDATE: My Trunk(lip) is Sealed...

Yesterday I saved myself some cash by taking a drive to a local junkyard.  After a walk over oil soaked mud mixed with car bits, I got to the Crown Vic/Marquis section.  I was after a trunk gasket.  Mine finally ripped in one spot due to age and twice-yearly attacks from tires being moved in the trunk...

Anyhoo, most of the cars had the trunks shut and no keys.  The few with open trunks had gaskets worse than mine.  But I remembered one rather new Marquis up by the front entrance, and after walking back over the mud and oil, found that car had a minty gasket.

Ford Price: $68.00  Junk Yard Price: $10.00

I did, though, install it wrong.  Turned out someone had put mine in wrong, and when I copied that one, it didn't fit right.  But I fixed it this morning, and so far, so good. 

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