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Halifax, Nova Scotia


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


2000 Chevrolet Express Explorer Limited SE

“The kid hauler”

Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2000 Chevrolet Express

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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..

About “The kid hauler”

2000 Explorer Limited SE Conversion Van.
This is the family hauler. I aways said that I will NEVER own a minivan. My dad had a Chevy van the whole time I was growing up, this just seemed the locigal way to go. I looked at over 200+ vans before I found the "right one". The Explorer Limited SE is the top of the line when it comes to conversion vans. The thing is a plush, leather covered, rolling hotel room!


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

Specs for “The kid hauler”

350 V8
4 Speed Automatic
3.73 Gov-Loc 12 bolt rear end
Gray Leather


Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- 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

Factory Options for “The kid hauler”

16" Flip Down LCD with DVD
Power Fold Down Couch


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “The kid hauler”

Tinted Windows
ARE Wheels
Nothing Else Needed!


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