THE CHERRY BOMB
Page 1 - Vehicle Overview
Page 2 - Various Pictures -Pix added 06.06.07
Page 3 - Photoshoot 3.22.07
Page 4 - Photoshoot 7.06.07
Page 5 - Battled Damaged on of 01.02.07
This is my 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis LS; my first car.
UPDATE: June 6, 2007
The Black Out has continued to the corner light trim in the front and the tail lights. Those were blacked out in mid April. Recently, a pair of extended chrome bumper guards were added. The Cherry Bomb has fangs!
FENDER SKIRT UPDATE: While in the body shop, I requested that the fender skirts be painted to match, and they installed them for me as well. The Cherry Bomb now has a slick pair of skirts. A boomerang antenna must be installed to complete the look.
November 26, 2006 UPDATE: The black out has begun. The front headlight bezels and grille have been painted with Metallic Black paint. The chrome around the taillights, as well as various other places on the car, will be blacked out as soon as I can get my hands on some spare pieces. The black sparkles when it's hit by the light; but doesn't show in the pictures. It turned out more like a very dark chrome, instead of a flat black; ALL FOR THE BETTER.
I had been looking for a car for quite a while. I forget how many I checked out. There were a few Chevy Aveos, a few Scions, a Chrysler Fifth Avenue, a Ford Probe, a Focus...And so many more...After I had passed the driver's test on January 23, 2006, I was driving my step-dad's 1989 Marquis when I needed. And so, going to school one day on the bus, I saw this baby on the side of the road for sale, and couldn't pass it up. My long search for a car was over. I went and talked with the owner that afternoon, and bought it the next day.
Additions, Custom Work
To my surprise, the original owners of this Marquis had installed a Viper keyless entry and automatic start system. It works great; I love being able to start the car when I'm not around it. I've scared a few of my friends as well by popping the trunk open as they walk by my car, but I'm not around.
At the moment I am working on modifying the sound system. A Sony X-Plod CDX-GT100 head unit replaced the Ford unit. A Polk Audio 5 1/4" component system has been added, with the tweeters in the dash, and the woofers in the front doors. The rear deck 6" x 9"s still need to be replaced. At least two woofers with amp will be added to the trunk. I am planning on building my own sub enclosures.
The distributor cap, rotor, and plug wires are all Accel performance parts. Spark Plugs themselves are Autolite.
A set of Wolo Silver Streak Express DD air horns are underneath the hood, directly behind the grille. They sound awesome, and are very appropriate for the car.
Click here to take a listen to the air horns!
I have some plans for this car. I want a dual exhaust with a 2.5" pipe, H pipe, and Flowmaster 40s. I'm going to put on some HO upgrades to boost the power a bit. Some new wheels, probably aluminums, to lower the weight. Window tint is a must. Hopefully I can get some custom emblems made here soon...And of course, various LEDs will be installed throughout the car.