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Post by NiggyMerk » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:57 pm

I went to the wrecker this morning to find this little Gem.
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1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by XR4Driver » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:01 pm

I'm thinking either drugs were involved or someone indulges their five year old a bit too much.

or....

In the world of ricers just how many horsepower is each star and swirl worth?
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Post by Rooster » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:53 pm

i see lots of parts i would have taken thats for sure..like that crack free dash anf windshield... the hatch with the bi-wing.... that is a rare color car i believe it is called paris blue... what parts did you take from it?
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Post by Stargazer7467 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:54 pm

possible a hippie college student's car?

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Post by John Brennan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:51 pm

"NO-- to the PAIN!"

Someone needs to put this poor thing out of its misery... once the two or three good parts on it are salvaged, of course...
This is my car, and these are my people!
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Post by Mike McCreight » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:03 pm

That car obviously committed suicide rathr than deal with the shame.
Leave the car alone, and put the former OWNER out of their (our?) misery.
It's not a hobby, it's an obsession!

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Post by Postal_DK » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:10 am

why?
my XR4TI build thread :-) http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15099
- XR4TI 1986
- Escort Cosworth 1993
- Escort Cosworth 1995
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Post by NiggyMerk » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:26 am

I didn't take any off of that one, but the other one they had must have had a T5 in it, cause I found a one piece aluminum driveshaft with the adapter for the diff so I grabbed that up. Not much else I needed.
1987 Xr4ti (Rosso Red) - LA3, Big VAM, Cossie exhaust housing,
Cosworth 2wd IC, Turbo back 3" exhaust with Magnaflow muffler,
TC rear disc brakes

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Post by sicosnutter » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:16 pm

some good spares anyway
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Post by 86XR4Ti5SPD » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:21 pm

Looked like a good right headlight. :lol:
And -- seriously -- an uncracked cowl corner.
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Post by denim » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:54 pm

That is heart breaking. These cars are not art cars, they are works of art. ;)
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Gone: '86 XR4Ti Black & '87 XR4Ti - Grey :(

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:12 am

Damn Denin! Another Bay and Crabcake lover! Whereabouts in Maryland are you?
YMMV 8)
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Post by denim » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:00 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:Damn Denin! Another Bay and Crabcake lover! Whereabouts in Maryland are you?
YMMV 8)
Harford County. :)
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Gone: '86 XR4Ti Black & '87 XR4Ti - Grey :(

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Post by MerkurScorpio » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:07 pm

I'm guessing the perpetrator of this mess is someone named Andrea, seeing as her name is scrawled on the right rear fender just fore of the taillight.

Dammit Andrea! WHYYYYYYYYY!
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Paul-Aaron Zachary Van Hook is one year old! Born 11/4/2009!

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Post by olddog » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:45 pm

Man I love to get that dash... bummer.
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