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Knowledge of color trims and options is the extent of my "experience"?
Not really. From what I read so far you could easily reconstruct an NM12 that has been disassembled down to the most minuscule of components and even be able to distinguish parts that are not for that year, make and model. I'm not sure if you concur or not, but I believe you to be that knowledgeable with-out getting into further avenues (et. history, options, codes ect....

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Not really. From what I read so far you could easily reconstruct an NM12 that has been disassembled down to the most minuscule of components and even be able to distinguish parts that are not for that year, make and model. I'm not sure if you concur or not, but I believe you to be that knowledgeable with-out getting into further avenues (et. history, options, codes ect....
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Knowledge of color trims and options is the extent of my "experience"?
I didnt say that exactly. Rayo proposed the question of who knows more about MN12 interiors .. all I said was that you may be more keen on interior options and colors, but I am more experienced overall. I took my first MN12 interior apart in 1997, and have modified many other since that time. Experience is a measure of working knowledge and application.
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Well I've done more than diddle through brochures is all I'm saying. You're seemingly making the assumption that I'm primarily a book of specs, whose adequate at best on doing actual work. The reality is that I too have torn through several MN12 interiors from headliner to carpet/deck to firewall since I got into these and have done a whole lot of experimenting and modifying with my car, local member's cars and Junkyard cars in the process. Most of my useless knowledge pertaining to options, colors, ect. really just got(gets) absorbed as a byproduct of whatever hands-on work I'm doing at the time(memorizing print to gain knowledge never was my forte and my GPAs show it).

Asapientmachine pretty much said it -- Today I can pull apart a full interior with no intimidation (89-93, 94-97, Gen I/II Mark VIII, whatever), have every specific socket and misc. tool at the ready, throw every bolt into a single jar, and put it all back together under book hours without missing anything. It took trial and error for me to get to that point and suffice to say, I feel that is pretty much the result of experience, just as defined. I'm sure you'd say the same for yourself. I just know what I know and can do what I do, and l enjoy it

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You're seemingly making the assumption that I'm primarily a book of specs, whose adequate at best on doing actual work.
LOL, once again .. I didnt say that your knowledge or experience was limited to a certain point, youre assuming that Im making that assumption. Your work looks good, so I'll leave it at that.
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It's all good, I think I was just reading way to much into it. It's all Rayo's fault! lol

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It's all good, I think I was just reading way to much into it. It's all Rayo's fault! lol


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It's all good, I think I was just reading way to much into it. It's all Rayo's fault! lol
No prob. Speaking of Interior modifications .. one of my neighbors ( old russian guy ) asked me today about helping him with his mid-90's Mercury sable. He wants to chop the back half off and turn it into a truck. I think it could turn out pretty cool, Ill start a new thread if anything develops.
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Great job! Your attention to detail and knowledge of these cars amazes me. I need to bring you my car with a wad of cash so you can get it somewhat to the level of yours.
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Too long since I updated this damn thread. Finally got around to swapping the stock puny air deflector for the vaunted Grand Am one. Should pump a little more air into the rad, looks pretty nice too if I do say so myself. We'll see how long it takes before I rip it off going down my driveway though


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Too long since I updated this damn thread. Finally got around to swapping the stock puny air deflector for the vaunted Grand Am one.
....you said "vaunted"

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JBL was available on LXs, my use of vaunted was far more relevant

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I see you changed the title to your build thread..You could just say "XR7-4.6's OCD Build Thread"

It may be easier to find in "search" that way..lol

That new deflector looks a lot like the early air deflector used on the 89-93 Thunderbird bumpers..

Until someone starts another build thread..Your build thread is still in my top 10..



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Too long since I updated this damn thread. Finally got around to swapping the stock puny air deflector for the vaunted Grand Am one. Should pump a little more air into the rad, looks pretty nice too if I do say so myself. We'll see how long it takes before I rip it off going down my driveway though

LOL my car doesn't have one of those on it at all. There are holes in the bumper cover for one though. Guess it got ripped off long before I ever got the car. Time to find one somewhere...

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I see you changed the title to your build thread..
Something tells me it wasn't Matt that changed it!

It wasn't me either!

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Unlike certain members cars it's never been in pieces long enough to necessitate it

...Though sometimes I drive it in pieces lol

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I see you changed the title to your build thread..You could just say "XR7-4.6's OCD Build Thread"

It may be easier to find in "search" that way..lol

That new deflector looks a lot like the early air deflector used on the 89-93 Thunderbird bumpers..

Until someone starts another build thread..Your build thread is still in my top 10..



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SC guys seem to like replacing that stock one for this one since they're wider and lower. The Grand Am one spans the whole width of the openings including the tow hook cutouts.

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Unlike certain members cars it's never been in pieces long enough to necessitate it

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Well the time has come for the update you've all been waiting for....

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Gee, I wonder if he lives in southern Texas...

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I can't fgr out what is different either

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I havent

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Look closely at the lock switches

Before:


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See it yet?

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Ok. What's stock look like?

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