Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

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, 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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Crown Vics & the Mythbusters!

The Mythbusters have used old police cars and taxis on their show before, but this episode (Spy Car 2) used three different Crown Vics.  Thought I'd share these clips from the Mythbusters website!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Auto Erotica: Commonly good

READ: Auto Erotica: Commonly good - The greatest cars are not the flashiest or most-expensive...

The Crown Vic tops their list!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

UPDATE: Mulch & Rust...

Yesterday I piled 3 bags of topsoil and 5 bags of mulch into Vic's trunk.  As you can see, there was room for more in there...  I was smart this year... I cleaned out the trunk first! 

POR-15 paint applied
After a little yard work, I decided to break out the POR-15 and attack the rusty fenders.  I used the filler version to fill the front passenger fender, which now has a real hole in it.  Things didn't go quite as planned with the filler on the opposite side, but anything is better than nothing at this point.  Then came the paint version.  I brushed it onto most of the rust spots, including the bottom edge of the driver's door.  I bought the silver version, and it actually blends in well!  The directions do state that UV rays will effect the coating, so I will have to apply a paint next.  Next, I went and spilled 3/4 of the paint.  All I could see was a puddle of money... ooozing off the table outside and onto the driveway... (sigh)


Paint applied on lower door edge...
I'm not expecting a miracle with this technique, but at least it makes me feel like I have tried to get more time out of Vic...