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Old 08-29-2018, 04:55 PM
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A resurrection: 2003 MM fix!

Hello:

Saw this on CL last year, I drive a MGM, this MM was being parted, but when I visited it I knew I had to step in. 200 mile tow, $1300 bucks and 131K on the clock. Would not run. broken control arms , seemingly no frame whack/damage. Allegedly has pullies and a Magnaflow exhaust, had a Lidio's tune but the PO took it off. 355 gears. (I'm thinking Mo's! for this time around.)

Slowly I have started accumulating parts and pieces to get MM back on the road...early car around #300 on the build sheet....car is Single Stage black has been repainted a few times.

So far:
replaced:missing front sway bar, headrests, floor mats, LF fender, hood(from a MM), door (from a MM), rear sail panel trim interior piece, interior door panels, radio, Left side U/L control arms, fuel pump, fuel pump relay, battery, airbox, MAF, HVAC O-rings....now she starts and has a smooth idle. I have a damaged rear SB MARAUDER bumper cover I'm fixing, but what's on there now is a black CV cover from a junked taxi...still can read the numbers if you get real close, but this car is NOT FOR HIRE!!!! LOL...front bumper egg crate/ plastic things, CV tailights, MGM head lamps, turn signals....How quickly a $1300 car becomes a $3000 car. who cares? I now have a MM!!!!!!!!! I may have gone slightly OCD on a CL car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW9-63dA-8E

On the agenda
-I'm getting fuel level gauge code, fuel gauge does not work (new cheapo fuel pump issue?) maybe I'll swap the new fuel pump motor over to the guts/bracket/float sending unit of the old fuel pump, install inner fender liner, front bumper cover (MGM one for now, I didn't have the $600 to get a MM one, MGM one was $79 bucks), fix oil filter adapter leak,drivers side and pass rear window mechanisms...

Stay tuned! advice will be sought at various times.

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Old 08-29-2018, 05:07 PM
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Your a true frankenstein. +1
Use "the right stuff" to seal both sides of the oil filter adapter gasket. P/N 70801 from felpro
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:40 PM
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You mean: The spray on "right stuff" from Home Depot, made by Dow Chemical? Thanks! I was going to put it on dry...best forum on the internet!
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:17 PM
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You mean: The spray on "right stuff" from Home Depot, made by Dow Chemical? Thanks! I was going to put it on dry...best forum on the internet!
I use Permatex RTV “Right Stuff” Your FLAPS should all carry it.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:18 PM
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Great to see one being saved! Wish more would!
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:34 PM
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Keep us informed and post pics!
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:56 PM
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I have the 4 door panels off this exact car if you're interested, I also have a decent set of 03 Marauder OE headlights. shoot me a PM.
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:33 AM
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What crownvic97 said
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:28 PM
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WTF?

For a few weeks I've investigated "no crank, no start" on this car, then today:
--hooked a remote starter switch to two of the terminals of new starter I put on there. Just heard whirring. So the bendix is not kicking in? Then I tried the key. BINGO. Car immediately fired up and settled into a smooth idle/purr...

BIFF: nobody can start this car but me?

pix shortly. I'm putting the front end back together...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-KGR9lV05I

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Great to see one being saved! Wish more would!
+1 on this!
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:51 PM
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Finally got the front end together, aftermarket parts (they don't fit too bad, considering)...I tried to hold out for OEM but like many tough guys: Marauders tend to die with their boots on, - the front end pieces are trashed. Got tired of waiting..header panel is from Taiwan Rock Auto was $137 shipped, front bumper cover was from Parts Train $433 shipped! lousy cell phone pic...

so:
-control arms are replaced
-fender/hood/grill/lights/drivers door are on

to do:
-fix oil filter housing gasket
-low fuel light/gauge doesn't work
-finish installing guts of drivers door
-install interior door panels
-test drive....
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Great progress! Keep it up!
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Good deal on the bumper! I luckily found one at the junk yard for $25 one day!


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Good deal on the bumper! I luckily found one at the junk yard for $25 one day!


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Well, that's a steal!
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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Extremely impressed! Fantastic progress. More photos when weather and time permit please.

Also, what's next?

Living vicariously through your build.
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