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You know, pinache. Pizazz. Whatever. I'm bored with it, I finally got it fixed and... Now it just seems normal and boring. I thought it'd be cool to have no dents on it, but it's actually worse, there's nothing to differentiate it from the billion other tan escorts out on the road. :x It needs something new. What do you guys recommend? I'm nearly broke... I only have about 40 bucks. Any (non rice) ideas on what I can do for 40 bucks? Basically I've got aftermarket speakers, rally style pedals, and my cone filter... And that's all I've really done to it. (Oh, and some silverstars.. but.. eh.) Hrm... It's a good car but it's getting to the point where I totally hate it, just because I've had it for so long and the thing never changes. Even when I get pissed at it and thrash it... Nothing. It's like a dog that's still friendly to you even after you beat it with a stick. (Don't chew me out, I've never done that. Dogs are great. ;) ) Maybe if it weren't slow and didn't handle like sh*t I wouldn't feel like this...
 

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i think you can buy a fiber glass hood scoop for 40 bucks :p

but then if you dont have the intention to make it functional dont do it..

you could save your cash and buy some rims later on....

or make some clear corners out of your actual headlights....would cost you like 10 $ for the silicone....

or buy some wax....or buy used sideskirts in a junkyard...from any kind of car and make them fit...i manage to fit taurus skirts on my wagon...
you could buy a used bumper from any other car and mold it to your stock bumper..

around here its 31 $ CDN for any kind of bumpers...
 

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Break out some water soluble finger paints and go at it. After the next rain/carwash you've got a blank canvas. Become an artiste!
 

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Pinstriping. $5 do-it-yourselfer kind. Just a thin (1/4") contrasting colored line across each side is slick. For tan, maybe dark blue or black? And if you don't like the result, just peel it off =^.^=

Also, painting your interior is cheap and easy, though it doesn't really change the outside look unless you're close to see within...
 

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you could also try to find a set of mirror that would suit the third gen escort..
i dont know which would fit but if you happen to have nothing to do on saturday hehehe you should get your ass down to your local u wrench it j/y...im sure you'll find some ideas....

you could also add some fog light ?
 

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Actually my car is already pinstriped, it came stock that way. ;) It's also got the stupid 'sport' badges and such on it... I was thinking about debadging it, but I'm not real sure how it would look. Also, I'd need to figure out some way to cut out the mount in the front otherwise it'd just look stupid.
 

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if you're not sure on how it'd look, just take a pic of the ends of your car and photoshop it. or find one on cardomain that is badgless.
 

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Electronikal said:
i think you can buy a fiber glass hood scoop for 40 bucks
NO.

Stilgar said:
Paint your existing Ford Emblems! Its easy and cheap!
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Juggernaut said:
Also, painting your interior is cheap and easy, though it doesn't really change the outside look unless you're close to see within...
NO.

Out of the list of suggestions so far, I'd have to (regrettably) say that Beaverboy's is BY FAR the best suggestion yet.. :)
 

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Maybe shave your bumper, or all the car, roof rack, etc :p
Still you'll have to repaint your car after, but hey, in about 1 year, you'll have more money!
 

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Electronikal said:
TITO: WTF yes you can buy an hood scoop for 40 $ !!!
Just because you can buy one doesn't mean it's not going to look absoutely farking horrible on the car.

Escorts do not look good with hoodscoops. Ever. Ever.
 

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Every Escort that's on this board.

If you're referring to the Cosworth Escort that you've never even seen in person, then they look ok with hood scoops, but I STILL think they look better without.
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
Electronikal said:
TITO: WTF yes you can buy an hood scoop for 40 $ !!!
Just because you can buy one doesn't mean it's not going to look absoutely farking horrible on the car.

Escorts do not look good with hoodscoops. Ever. Ever.
haha good thing I didn't buy that scoop for my GT....

Tito mang woulda disowned me.
 

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I like the paint idea. My scort is white so that could be fun. When all else gets you down about owning the escort, stop and think that you are working on something not a lot of people are working on. Sometimes being unique is more fun that doing what everyone else does.
 

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kikoy said:
whatever floats the boat.....other don't like it...other like it......
heheh, yeah. that's what they said about spinner hubcaps and exhaust tips with led's.
 

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OK you have a point lol it will probably not look good :p but this is another story :p as for my wagon, im working on a coffin shaped hood scoop :p im going for the hearst look hahahaha Can you say Monster Garage :p
 
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