91' Grand Marquis
Well, i just purchased a 91' grand marquis from florida and I live in the detroit area. There are a few problems with the car, a couple of the windows are off the track, one of the doors is stuck shut and the electronic seat adjusters for the drivers seat don't work. Im gonna get these fixed myself but i just got a few questions about the car itself. Its got the 5.0 liter engine and the odometer broke at about 43000 miles but the lady said its probably got about 85000 on it. It has new shocks, tie rods, ball joints, and tires. Overall the interior is in great condition, can use a carpet cleaning but thats not hard. It also runs almost flawlessly, no problems starting it up and the engine runs perfect as far as i can tell.
Im about to pull a 5 grand loan out of the bank to build this car to the gills and i was wondering if its easy to pull the vinyl off the top of the car or if there is all kinds of adhesive holding on because im gonna get it re-painted with a 4800 dollar paint job for about 1500 bucks (getting the hook up from my friend who works at a custom body shop) I wanted to do all the prep-work for myself, sanding the paint off and priming it and stuff. I was wondering if it would be easy to prep it myself or just pay the extra money to have them do it. There is a little surface rust on spots and a little along the edges of a couple of the doors and along the wheel well.
Another thing is the radio head, I have no idea how to pop it out of the dashboard, Although i'll be buying a new system for it also (probably run me about 500) i wanted to know how you go about popping the stupid thing out of the dash. Also I wanted to buy a good set of rims for it and im guessing that will cost me about 800 for the set. Another one of my friends can get me a real nice tint job for about 200.
So, with the paint job, a sound system, and a set of wheels ive already spent about 3000. So with 2000 what can I do to the engine/exhaust to make it more powerful?