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  1. #1
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    Marauder makeover

    I haven't posted in a while but I still own my MM going on 16 years. I have babied this car from day 1 but time does takes it's toll after 113,000 miles so I decided to do a make over. The sides of the car still looked new but the bumpers, front clip, roof and trunk were showing road rash and some clear coat wear. I decided to do the following:

    refinish front bumper including filling license plate holes
    new Saleen style build numbers on bumper
    new grille
    new lights
    refinish hood
    new mach 1 chin spoiler
    repaint wiper arms
    new windshield
    refinish roof
    refinish trunk and spoiler

    I got the car back last week and did a full detail today and I feel like a kid again. It looks showroom new. It only took 10 minutes of driving before I got my first person pull up next to me and beep and give me the thumbs up.

    I have a few other surprises in store for the inside. Stay tuned.
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    2003 300A
    black
    K&N CAI
    XCAL2 (DENNIS REINHARDT)
    blue inserts
    GODSHEAD oil cap (COLEX)
    GODSHEAD badging(CARMOTORSPORTS)
    flowmaster super 40s
    silverstars
    BADGELESS GRILLE(2ND OWNER)
    DRILLED/SLOTTED ROTORS
    NAPA CERAMIC PADS
    PROGUARD(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    ADDCO FRONT AND REAR SWAYS(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    MACH 1 CHIN SPOILER(INNNOVATIVE INTERCEPTORS)


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    Looks GREAT and CONGRATS on the "refresh"...now go out and slap her around for another 100K...

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    When you say you had the hood/roof/trunk re-finished, what was involved? Did they sand it down, primed and re-painted? I've been looking to do something like that with my car but don't want to break the bank.

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    What brand headlites did you go with? Are you happy with the fit if they are not OEMs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    What brand headlites did you go with? Are you happy with the fit if they are not OEMs?

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    They fit fine and look good but I don't know how good they are going to hold up over time. If my car was a daily driver I would probably try to get oem.
    2003 300A
    black
    K&N CAI
    XCAL2 (DENNIS REINHARDT)
    blue inserts
    GODSHEAD oil cap (COLEX)
    GODSHEAD badging(CARMOTORSPORTS)
    flowmaster super 40s
    silverstars
    BADGELESS GRILLE(2ND OWNER)
    DRILLED/SLOTTED ROTORS
    NAPA CERAMIC PADS
    PROGUARD(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    ADDCO FRONT AND REAR SWAYS(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    MACH 1 CHIN SPOILER(INNNOVATIVE INTERCEPTORS)


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    Quote Originally Posted by TED73 View Post
    When you say you had the hood/roof/trunk re-finished, what was involved? Did they sand it down, primed and re-painted? I've been looking to do something like that with my car but don't want to break the bank.
    yes, full refinish by a very reputable body shop. Price will vary depending on the shop so shop around but you are probably going to spend at least 2k.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    2003 300A
    black
    K&N CAI
    XCAL2 (DENNIS REINHARDT)
    blue inserts
    GODSHEAD oil cap (COLEX)
    GODSHEAD badging(CARMOTORSPORTS)
    flowmaster super 40s
    silverstars
    BADGELESS GRILLE(2ND OWNER)
    DRILLED/SLOTTED ROTORS
    NAPA CERAMIC PADS
    PROGUARD(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    ADDCO FRONT AND REAR SWAYS(DENNIS REINHARDT)
    MACH 1 CHIN SPOILER(INNNOVATIVE INTERCEPTORS)


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    That Marauder looks like a brand new baby! Great job! Enjoy!
    2003 300A
    Widened Rear Wheels with 295 45 Nitto G2's
    Eaton Swapped by Curless
    Brake Upgrade
    Mo's Tune
    JLT Intake
    Addco Sway Bars
    Metco Control Arms
    4.10 Gears
    Aeroforce Gauges

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    Looks great!!!!!!!!!!
    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
    Ronald Regan

    "The only way to deal with the Islamic State - these blood thirsty, blood-drunken, terrorists -
    is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one, then you kill his pet goat."

    Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes, if you **** with me, I'll kill you all"
    General James Mattis




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    They are fun cars. Glad to hear your working on it again,. Still have mine too. Just love the car .

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    Looks amazing! I was getting ready to do the same......until the trans decided to give me grief. Maybe next year!

    "RescuRauder", Born on 09/02/2003 & rescued on 04/05/2013. #236 of 3214 and #62 of 1237 in Black. CAI, Some kind of tune, Kooks Headers, X-pipe w/Hi-Flow cats, Magnaflow mufflers, Resonators removed, 4.10's, Metco U&L CA and Watts link, Drilled & slotted rotors, now BOOSTED!! Eaton Swapped 12/29/19!!
    Sold! 1986 Mustang GT Vert, Black, 5spd, new short block, Powerheads, Crower 15511, gears, exhaust etc.

    1968 Ford (Galaxie) XL fastback, 390, factory buckets & auto on floor
    2011 Shelby GT500, Kona Blue with SVT Performance Pkg & Navigation, VMP tuned ~550rwhp/550rwtq. Finally Blown!

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