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Old 10-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ladies and Gents,

Here is the entry thread for October's COTM. Please read the rules thread at the top of the forum sub-section before entering if you have not already done so.



Let us compete in a sporting manner.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh what the heck. Post 500 on the site.


Here goes nothing.



The Specifics:

2006 Ford Taurus SE
Silver Frost Metallic
Vulcan 3.0L OHV V6
AX4N Transmission - Original
Built in May 2005 in Atlanta
Current Miles: 118,900

The car was purchased in early 2006 from a dealer to be used as my dad's car with 15k. It was a rental car in Pennsylvania before it was ours. Instead of him trading it in for a stupid import Corolla, I took it over in June 2010 and it had 74k miles at the time. I of course had to personalize it... This is what it looked like until June 2011 when the modifications really began. Figured I'd enter now before winter comes and the salt rots my car away.

Before:


The Modifications:
Car Starter (Installed when it was my Father's car)
New Michelin X-Radial Tires
Steering Wheel Cover
G4.5 Five Spoke Factory Alloy Wheels (My Favorite Taurus Wheels to Replace Hubcaps and Steelies)
Factory Style Spoiler with Brake Light/ Replacement of Rear dash carpet for cars with spoilers with brake light delete (Dark Grey)
Amber Rear Turn Signals
Chrome Grille
Mach Audio System
Underdash Green LED Lighting with Switch
Silverstar 9007 Bulbs
Woodgrain ICP Surround Bezel
Autodim Mirror With Compass (GNTX-177)
NOS Vinyl OEM Ford Taurus Floor Mats
Heated Mirrors with Puddle Lamps and Painted Mirror Caps
6 Disc CD Changer Custom Mounted in Trunk with Wagon Bracket
Ford OEM Centennial Headlight Housings
Custom Made License Plate Frames with Taurus emblem
Factory Moonroof with Moonroof Headliner
AVS Moonroof Deflector
Tinted Ford Logo

I suppose you want photos, right?

This is my most recent picture of it.



These are some older pictures.. maybe I'll grab some new pics if I have a chance.


















Thanks for checking out my car. Hope you like it! I don't care what picture is used as the voting picture.. just use whatever one you think is the best.

It is definitely is not your average Taurus around here in Central New York! I will be honest that if I didn't find you Taurus fanatics, my car would be nothing like it is today. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas haha! I also do enjoy the compliments I get from others around here in CNY too!!

Of course, good luck to those running!

Regards,
Paul

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow Paul, what a makeover!!! Nice job!!!
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Well thanks!! I appreciate that. Had to give the car some character!!


Anyways, who is going to challenge me!?
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Well thanks!! I appreciate that. Had to give the car some character!!


Anyways, who is going to challenge me!?










Muhaha. Be careful what you wish for.
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Second time running! Ran in August, Brian beat us all lol. So a little about my ride...She started life in the Atlanta plant, in February '04 I believe. 04 SEL, completely loaded minus a sunroof. (odd!) I am the second owner, the one before me was an older lady who just used it around town. Bought it August 2011 with 42k on the clock. Now I'm about to hit 55k! Still a baby. I haven't done much in the way of mods, just general maintenance and weekly detail sessions during the spring and summer. Got her tinted with 35%, threw a K&N panel in, XtraVisions, new tires, C-Max brake pads, and remote start. Did a custom mount location for my XM radio in the console as seen below. In the future I may look to put in some Centennial headlights and do a light smoke to the tails. Anyways, enjoy some eye candy below and vote if you like! Use the first picture as voting pic.












Removed the CD changer and mounted the receiver in it's place.
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My 2001 was bought in late 2000 by my Grandma who drove it up until October of 2011 when the car was given to me with 68k on it as an early graduation gift. Even since I got the car I haven't stopped modifying it.

Specifics: 2001 SES
Harvest Gold
24V DOHC Duratec
Current Mileage: 78,894

Modifications:
Centennial Edition Headlights
Tinted 04-07 Tail Lights
Body Color Front Spear
Debadged Trunk
Auto Dim Mirror with Compass
Hard-Wired Radar Detector
Black leather seats
Floor Shift Console
Black Carpet
Black door panels
All Black interior plastics
Grey Headliner
JVC Stereo
Pioneer 6x8 speakers front and rear
West Coast Customs 6x9 in the rear deck
2 12" Kenwood Subs powered by a 760W Pioneer amp
MACH RCU
Custom iPod/iPhone dock
Blue LED under dash lights
K&N Panel Filter
Removed Intake Silencer
BIGGEST MODIFICATION: FULL INTERIOR SWAP TO BLACK LEATHER

That's my car for now and much more to come
Thanks for looking any and all feedback is welcome
Please use pic #2 in the attached photos for my voting pic
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Muhaha. Be careful what you wish for.
"If you have won in the past twelve months, please do not enter."
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"If you have won in the past twelve months, please do not enter."
I know, was just teasing TDD.
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What I figured, just had to put it out there to be sure.
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