: My Old Ride



slyderdai
05-24-2007, 06:53 PM
This is my old 1994 for tempo 2.3 automatic it would have looked great if i ever got it painted and had some more mods to the motor

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x99/03xd/tempo3.jpg


http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x99/03xd/tempo2.jpg



yes i did swap out the front end off a 94 ford escort for this project it was a pretty sweet ride indeed

Doohickie
05-24-2007, 07:21 PM
I was just gonna say HEY THAT'S NOT A TEMPO when I read about the front end swap. I had an 84 Tempo way back when and I still have a 95 Escort wagon that my son drives.

What happened to it? Did you wreck it, get tired of it and sell it, or did it just give up the ghost?

SuperGLS
05-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Damn, I love Tempos. It's too bad you had to ruin it with the Escort front end. Haha, seriously.

Also, I hope this "look at my primered up car" trend doesn't continue with you.



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slyderdai
05-24-2007, 11:05 PM
seems to be a trend with me and primered up cars but it got totaled in an unfortunate drunk driving accident when my ex girlfreind's brother stole it while i was asleep on the couch he didn't get hurt at all but my baby was not so lucky it was the first car i ever bought i got it for $100 from my uncle and the front end was already smashed up and my mom had the escort wagon that the motor was bad in so i decided to see if it fit and low and behold it was a straight up swap all the body lines worked well i just mounted the fenders with som 3/8 self tappers and it was all on in about 2 hours my buddy chris did the whole taillight thing i think he made a filler panel and used some car trailer turn signal lenses in there and the rims were 17's from an svt ford contour these are the only pics i have of it i found an old memory card from my first digital camera and these were on it along with some pics that arent for public viewing

bdiggy
05-25-2007, 12:52 AM
Also, I hope this "look at my primered up car" trend doesn't continue with you.

:abovelol: :abovelol: Wow, that thing was pretty bad ***!! I remember my first car, 86 Ford Escort. Never looked that good though.

slyderdai
05-25-2007, 12:57 AM
i spent every penny i could get my hands on on that car i worked at a grocery store from 16 to 19 and the local shops loved me now i am older and have kids and a wife so they come first and thats why the xd is in the shape its in its a slow progression but it is progressing

joph09
05-25-2007, 01:34 AM
nice buddy club kit (is that how it's spelt), the skyline taillights aren't working for me, they don't fit

Munky
05-25-2007, 01:57 AM
seems to be a trend with me and primered up cars but it got totaled in an unfortunate drunk driving accident when my ex girlfreind's brother stole it while i was asleep on the couch he didn't get hurt at all but my baby was not so lucky it was the first car i ever bought i got it for $100 from my uncle and the front end was already smashed up and my mom had the escort wagon that the motor was bad in so i decided to see if it fit and low and behold it was a straight up swap all the body lines worked well i just mounted the fenders with som 3/8 self tappers and it was all on in about 2 hours my buddy chris did the whole taillight thing i think he made a filler panel and used some car trailer turn signal lenses in there and the rims were 17's from an svt ford contour these are the only pics i have of it i found an old memory card from my first digital camera and these were on it along with some pics that arent for public viewing

The is the longest sentence I've ever read on here.

Punctuation eludes you, doesn't it?

ghrpdx
05-25-2007, 07:05 AM
That isn't a Tempo.

When I first looked at the pictures, I thought ... that isn't a Tempo. Then I read about your front end swap. But still ... that's not a Tempo. The Tempo did not have flush side window glass, each window was divided by body color pillars, nor did the rear window wrap around. There was also a rear quarter window in the "C" pillar.

Here is a picture of a Tempo. A 1986, granted, but the only difference from the 1984 is the flush composite headlamps.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1c/Tempo_1986-87.jpg/250px-Tempo_1986-87.jpg

Slapshotman7
05-25-2007, 07:13 AM
The is the longest sentence I've ever read on here.

Punctuation eludes you, doesn't it?

:abovelol: He was trying to save time. :cool:

Doohickie
05-25-2007, 08:52 AM
That isn't a Tempo.

When I first looked at the pictures, I thought ... that isn't a Tempo. Then I read about your front end swap. But still ... that's not a Tempo. The Tempo did not have flush side window glass, each window was divided by body color pillars, nor did the rear window wrap around. There was also a rear quarter window in the "C" pillar.

Here is a picture of a Tempo. A 1986, granted, but the only difference from the 1984 is the flush composite headlamps.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1c/Tempo_1986-87.jpg/250px-Tempo_1986-87.jpg
He said it was a 1994 Tempo, so at least compare it to the right picture:
http://www.bedford.k12.va.us/bstc/autotech/carbid/images/tempo94b.jpg
But yeah, it looks like there is no quarter window in the C-pillar of his picture, where the 94 Tempo clearly had one. I think the reason the front end fit so well is that was an Escort sedan, slyderdai.

Also, although you can't see it in the pics from the front, I don't think the rear glass wrapped around as much as it does on your car.

SuperGLS
05-25-2007, 09:11 AM
Yeah, I think you two are right.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Ford-Escort-GT-sedan.jpg/800px-Ford-Escort-GT-sedan.jpg



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DJ Hellfire
05-25-2007, 09:32 AM
This is my old 1994 for tempo 2.3 automatic it would have looked great if i ever got it painted and had some more mods to the motor

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x99/03xd/tempo3.jpg


http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x99/03xd/tempo2.jpg



yes i did swap out the front end off a 94 ford escort for this project it was a pretty sweet ride indeed


Yeah, that was pretty nice looking. Not to be a dick, but I just don't get why people do that? Why put your body kit on and primer if you aren't ready to paint? I see it all the time. Maybe it's just me, but I would want everything done in one shot so the primer or body kit doesn't get ruined by the time I throw paint on it. Not saying you did it, but I just can't see the point in primering my car, and riding it like that for a year.

That's the kinda stuff that needs to be done to those cars.


The is the longest sentence I've ever read on here.

Punctuation eludes you, doesn't it?

Yeah, but at least you could understand it.:D There was another guy that made a post/paragraph this same way, but you couldn't understand a damned thing he was saying, though, he did use one period. It's rediculous.

Doohickie
05-25-2007, 01:39 PM
It makes sense to me. People can primer a car with a rattle can, and if you do it right there will be several coats of primer with sanding and rework in between. To get the car actually painted, you can *try* a rattle can, but even going to Maaco and getting their cheapest full car paint job will set you back a few hundred dollars. He said he was working in a grocery store and had the car from when he was 16 to 19. He no doubt learned a sh1tload with what he did with the car, even if it didn't look the best.

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?

ghrpdx
05-25-2007, 05:28 PM
He said it was a 1994 Tempo, so at least compare it to the right picture:
http://www.bedford.k12.va.us/bstc/autotech/carbid/images/tempo94b.jpg
But yeah, it looks like there is no quarter window in the C-pillar of his picture, where the 94 Tempo clearly had one. I think the reason the front end fit so well is that was an Escort sedan, slyderdai.

Also, although you can't see it in the pics from the front, I don't think the rear glass wrapped around as much as it does on your car.

OOOP! I don't know why I thought he said 1984 ... even still ... it's not a Tempo.

DJ Hellfire
05-25-2007, 11:30 PM
It makes sense to me. People can primer a car with a rattle can, and if you do it right there will be several coats of primer with sanding and rework in between. To get the car actually painted, you can *try* a rattle can, but even going to Maaco and getting their cheapest full car paint job will set you back a few hundred dollars. He said he was working in a grocery store and had the car from when he was 16 to 19. He no doubt learned a sh1tload with what he did with the car, even if it didn't look the best.

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?



Yeah, true. But if I knew I was gonna primer myself, I would wait till I got the money to paint, before I started the project. Thats me though. Driving it primered would just be a tease to me. Plus, I'm that type of guy that don't like people to see the work in progress. I like to show the finished product, and maybe post some pics of the work in progress.