About my car

This is my 1982 Mercury LN7. I own it since 2013 when I still aven't got my liscences to drive it. It gaves me the time to work on it during that moment. I love cars since, at least, I was born. My dad had a 1982 Mercrury LN7 as his first car (since 1985). He put a lot of time on that car, and now its a beast!!! I remember the first time I jumped in and I told my dad that: I wan't a car like that in the future! 9 years later, at the age of 14, I saw a LN7 for only 450$ on Internet. At this time, I knew that those car were really, really hard to find and I was so happy of that. I informed my parents of what I found and soon as I told them, we were already on our way. In Quebec, there are 3 82 LN7s, a 1985 Ford EXP Turbo and a 1988 Ford Escort EXP. The LN7s are at my place ;). When we bought it, it has a automatic transmission. So, my dad and I decided to change it for a 4 speed manual with the pieces of other LN7 we had, the blue one. We did this by ourselves. During the process, we found out that the car wasn't in excellent shape. We found some rust, little problems with the engine, trouble with brakes and the master cylinder, etc. But for 450$, it worths it. Since the beginning of summer, she's done!!! We add that little 4 speed trany, change all the stereo system, repared those little engine problems, change the front left blinker, and more. Now I can drive the same car as my dad's first car: A LN7 :) The car has a 1.6L engine with original 157 000 km's, now with a 4 speed manual trany, 1986 Ford escort GT wheels, MTX audio 12" subs, 6/8 pionner speakers, 3" kickers speakers and a tape deck sanyo radio. I put a lot of work on that project and now I'm so happy to present you the story behind this little red car that all my friends call Ellen :)

  • This car was made in 1982 and I've driven it since 2013
  • The Mercury LN7 was in production from 1982 to 1983
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Complete project part 1 (Winter 2016-Summer 2016)

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Complete Project part 2 (Winter 2016-Summer 2016)

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Complete Project part 3 (Winter 2016-Summer 2016)

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Day 1 after the project

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First start after the swap!

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Last car meet of the year

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Daddy's LN7

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Next step (Body, Paint, etc...)

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First and second problems

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