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Cars > Challenges > “Mighty Blue” Vs “Lightning”

 

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M–24
Haysi, Virginia
United States

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

 

1979 Ford F100

“Mighty Blue”

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

 
Photo of: 1979 Ford F100
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
 

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About “Mighty Blue”

**Not Actual Vehicle**

Dad traded a '93 Ford Ranger for it and a Econoline van. Dad ended up with 2 Fords for one. But anyways the F100 was in near mint condition with only a few tweeks to fix in the wiring.

About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

 

Specs for “Mighty Blue”

302 V8

Auto

4x4

Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

 

Factory Options for “Mighty Blue”

All Original Except the truck bed floor was Diamond Plated

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- TCS / ABS
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

 

Mods for “Mighty Blue”

Diamond Plated Truck Bed Floor

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

 

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