QUOTE (mmmfloorpie @ Apr 18 2009, 11:44 PM)
What do your mechanics say when you take it in to get something fixed/oil change?[/b]
The only time anyone in a "shop" gets to see it is in the winter when I take it in for oil changes and they are always going crazy asking about it, they love it. I usually do all my own work so the shops dont see it, in the winter I dont change my own oil becasue of the snow and the wifes mustang in the garage.
I did go to a Ford dealer a couple weeks ago for a $50.00 test drive and when the salesman looked at my car, he wanted it really bad for the lot, but wouldnt give me a price unless I was going to sign a deal for a new car. The most common comment I get is "why would you do that to a taurus??" Then I ask why would you mod any car ?? To make it look better and a personal reflection of how you treat your ride. Here are some shots on the evolution of the red duratec over the last 2 years.
First was the FMC and Roush decals with the red wire loom and just a good cleaning.
Next was the replacement of the Roush decal with the "vintage" duratec tag.
First stage of painting, the red UIM
and valve cover.
Next step was the FMC decal and the 3.0 DOHC
decals on the valve cover.
The newest addition, the painted fuse box cover and air box with new K&N decals.
The best thing, I have less that $100. in all of this and I still have the original parts in the garage if I ever need them.