How to screw up the appearance of a perfectly nice LX illustrated step by step.

It takes a real man to destroy a nice car.  Lord knows I got lots of practice at this....

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rlx20.JPG (187365 bytes)  rlx21.JPG (214691 bytes)  rlx22.JPG (188736 bytes)  Here's three pictures of an "absolutely rust-free trunklid" from "Strictly Ford" in California.   Wonder what you'd get if you said you wanted a mangy one?  Also, it was supposed to be "100% straight".....well, it was straight if you were blind and had no hands to feel it.  I'm an ASE certified bodyman, and to me it felt like someone beat the hell out of it with a pick hammer.

Beware of "Strictly Ford".....once bitten, twice shy.....

Granted, they refunded some of the money......but why was it misrepresented in the first place?  Hmmmmm.........

Gotta problem with this?  Grow some cojones and e-mail me.

Here's some more pics of the "pristine" trunklid as I was repairing the "imaginary" damage.  Even after a couple of evenings as far as I'm concerned (I'm picky as hell) it still sucks......I can see little waves all over it.

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Oh well....finished it up anyway......but that trunk lid's gonna piss me off every time I see it....

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Notice that the moron that painted it failed to mask off the grille emblem.  Duh!  Stupid damned bodymen, anyway.........

rlx724a.JPG (247672 bytes)  rlx724b.JPG (249295 bytes)  rlx724c.JPG (213865 bytes)  All sanded & wheeled out.......(and yes, I whined about the trunklid all the time I was doing it.....ask Raj!!).....and a new grille emblem.

Now we'll see how long he leaves it stock.......he was already heard to mutter something about it having a low 14 in it.


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