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rpaz61 last won the day on August 2 2016

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  1. Some forum members currently use products from Croftgate USA. Some of you may have heard of them and some of you have not. Here's an opportunity to learn more. Have questions about detailing your vehicle? Want to know more about CROFTGATE USA? Want to see a live demonstration? Whether you are a professional, novice, or just want the best for your car you can learn from the man himself, Frankie DeFeo, with 25 years of experience this guy knows his stuff. Frankie is currently the Global Sales and Marketing Director of Croftgate USA, coordinator of Croftcare, and still finds time to detail vehicles of all types. Learn how to use the best products in the world to get outstanding results, no experience required! "That's Croftgate USA!" If you're unable to watch live, you can always watch the replay at anytime after the event on the Croftgate USA Facebook page. Here's the link to Croftgate USA's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CROFTGATEUSA If you're on Facebook, you can view this Live event from anywhere! This is currently a weekly event, every Monday at 6:00pm EDT. (5:00pm CDT, 4:00pm MDT and 3:00pm PDT).
  2. 2016 CD3 Detroit Meet is this Saturday, August 20th! Facebook public event: https://www.facebook.com/events/597083930495741/ Details We're partnering up with Dead Hook Motorsports! Enjoy Metro Detroit and The Official Page of the Woodward Dream Cruise with fellow Ford enthusiasts from all over the area. This meet will be Ford Fusion heavy but anyone that loves these cars is welcome! We will update this page over the next week but tentative schedule is as follows. Friday Night Aug 19th: If you're in town, join us downtown in Greek Town at 8:00pm EST for dinner. We will park in the free Greektown Casino Hotel parking structure on Monroe Ave. on the very top level. You enter the parking structure off of Monroe Ave. The new Wahlburgers restaurant just opened so we will be checking that out but there are tons of things to do in the area(restaurant subject to change). Parking structure map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Greektown+Casino/@42.3363557,-83.0410131,455m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x883b2d2bfa8d6e29:0x80ea1ffb49683149!8m2!3d42.334482!4d-83.0414963 Saturday Aug 20th: Dead Hook Motorsports was nice enough to let us meet up at their shop for a couple hours before we hit the dream cruise! They are THE leader in small displacement EcoBoost power and (surprise surprise) we will be teaming up with them for ALL official fusion Installs/builds/CD3 exclusive parts from this point forward. So yes, that would make them/us the first dedicated Fusion performance shop in the nation and you'll know where to find CD3 in person from now on. There will be details on this down the road but no better way to introduce them to the community than this! Dead Hook Motorsports 1280 Souter Dr. Troy, MI 48083 (855) 722-3346 Facebook Page: Dead Hook Motorsports (Please click on the link to like the page to support their business!) Website: https://www.facebook.com/DeadHookMotorsports/ MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1280+Souter+Dr,+Troy,+MI+48083/@42.5450122,-83.1314859,857m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8824c453dabfc4dd:0x32b5d44819e13aed!8m2!3d42.5450083!4d-83.1292972 At 2:00pm EST we will travel to 9 Mile and Woodward Ave. where the official Ford Dream Cruise display is. There is a lot on the west side of Woodward Ave. off of Withington St. (behind the Inyo Restaurant & Lounge of Ferndale) that we should all be able to park together in. You will need to pay for parking but I promise you it is worth it. Please note that 9 Mile will be closed during the Cruise event on Saturday. 9 Mile and Woodward Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Woodward+Ave+%26+E+9+Mile+Rd,+Ferndale,+MI+48220/@42.4605912,-83.1353305,358m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8824cee31d9d2729:0xe4e0693fc443d90f!8m2!3d42.4605894!4d-83.1343307 Parking Lot Map: Ferndale Plaza Shopping Center Inyo Restaurant & Lounge of Ferndale 22871 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220 The Dream Cruise is THE biggest cruise in the world and goes on for miles. It has the rarest and most unique cars from across the country all at one event. After we check out the Ford Display you are free to cruise/walk around and take it all in. It's almost impossible to cruise together because there are tens of thousands of cars driving around but it's fun to try. We are up for suggestions if anyone wants to meet up later that evening after the cruise gets shut down. The evening will be free form! Updates will be added as they come! Hope to see you there!
  3. We're 4 days away! Hope to see of some of the forum members!
  4. We're two weeks away! Who else wants to come out to what's looking to be the largest Chicagoland Fusion meet we've hosted?
  5. Paint Cracks and Bad Seals

    Definitely keep us posted on what the body shop/dealer finds. I see you're in Chicago. If you're interested, please check the info for next month's Chicagoland Fusion meet: http://www.fordfusionforum.com/topic/15781-3rd-annual-chicagoland-fusion-meet/
  6. It could be a faulty BLIS sensor. I had one of mine go bad due to a bad splice in the wiring. It was repaired under warranty.
  7. Car Accident

    Sorry for the mix up Art!
  8. You can always make a weekend road trip out if it as there's lots to do in Chicago! If not, there's always next year. This is the 3rd Chicago meet I've hosted.
  9. Car Accident

    Allen - I'm just in shock with what the fire department tried to pull!! Just WOW!!
  10. We have the details for the 3rd Annual Chicagoland Fusion Meet! All cars are welcome but the focus will primarily be on Fusions, Milans, MKZ/Zephyr, Mazda/Mazdaspeed 6, Edge, MKX, and other Ford vehicles. Check out the public event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163790847351574/ Day 1 - Friday, August 5th On Friday, August 5th, we will have a group dinner at the Buffalo Wild Wings starting at 8:00pm: Buffalo Wild Wings Garden Gate Crossing 20596 South La Grange Rd. Frankfort, IL 60423 MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/18700+Old+Lagrange+Rd,+Mokena,+IL+60448/@41.5474748,-87.8528714,1427m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e152d914fe81b:0x1c1b7ce473636417!8m2!3d41.5503246!4d-87.8515564 In the past we've done Test & Tune at Route 66, now called Race Your Ride. This is optional for those who want to run their cars in the 1/4 mile, you're more than welcome to do so. Here's the info: Click on the following link: Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts - Route 66 Raceway GPS Address 3200 S. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60433 (815) 722-5500 MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Route+66+Raceway,+W+Schweitzer+Rd,+Elwood,+IL+60421/@41.4628334,-88.0698556,1688m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e648ac4e4b82b:0x8611d25db18e87dc Enter Gate 11, from Route 53 (Chicago St., historic Route 66). Gates Open at 4:00 PM Tech Opens at 4:00 PM Time Trials Begin at 4:30 PM Secure Track 9:00 PM (the event has run later depending on the number of cars that attend) *Times and schedule subject to change Gate Admission: $15 Participant Run Card: $25 Kids 12 & Younger: FREE ** No helmet required. You have to wear jeans and gym shoes as per NHRA rules ** Day 2 - Saturday, August 6th - Day of the meet! Alley Grill & Tap House at Thunderbowl 18700 Old Lagrange Rd. Mokena, IL 60448 Website: Home - Alley Tap House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlleyTap/?fref=ts (be sure to like and support them!)[/b] MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/place/18700+Old+Lagrange+Rd,+Mokena,+IL+60448/@41.5474748,-87.8528714,1427m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e152d914fe81b:0x1c1b7ce473636417!8m2!3d41.5503246!4d-87.8515564 Amenities include: Bowling HD TVs Brunswick Pool Tables Video games (in the bowling alley) Outdoor patio with bean bag games Menu: http://alleytaphouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Alley-Menu-New-6-10-2016-new-1.pdf The Alley Grill & Tap House is located just to the west of last year's meet location. Located on Old Lagrange Rd, you can get there by turning on the street where White Castles and Denny's are located. The meet will start promptly at 12:00pm and we'll go until roughly 2:00 or 3:00pm to give us ample time to cruise to our photo shoot destinations. There's plenty of parking spots for our cars and we'll have all of the parking spots . There's a gate from the outdoor patio area that will be open for easy access to our cars. We have multiple locations planned for photo shoots. For those with DSLR and GoPro cameras, along with 2-way radios/walkie talkies, please bring them! Windy City Croftgate For those who need any Croftgate products, please let me know what you need and I'll be sure to have it for you. I can also do demos for anyone who's interested. Cruise locations This year we want to change things up and not cruise to downtown Chicago. So far, we have the following locations: Old Joliet Prison Address: 1125 Collins St, Joliet IL 60432. 9th Street Bridge, several location spots here. Address: 700 W 9th St, Lockport, IL 60441 Ottawa Rail Bridge/River Front. Address: Allen Park in Ottawa, IL (Google will not give an exact address) Middle East Conflicts Wall. Address: 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles, IL 61341 Day 3 - Sunday, August 7th Sunday is completely open as we assume people will be leaving that day. Create your own small breakfast meetup (Cracker Barrel or Chef Klaus Country Cookin) or just enjoy your last day around town. Optionally, the Taste of Orland Park 13th Annual Car Show hosted by Double K Productions is on this day from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the John Humphrey Sports Complex. You can view more info here: Click on the following link: Show Info Don't forget, for those who want to work on your cars on Friday or any time after the meet, you can head to Chicagoland DIY Automotive! Chicagoland DIY Automotive 8435 W 191st Suite #8 Mokena, IL 60448 Website:http://www.chicagodiyauto.com Facebook: Chicagoland DIY Automotive on Facebook (be sure to like and support them!) Lastly - NO POKEMON GO DURING THE MEET! Before and after you can do whatever you want... Hotel Info There are many hotels within 5-10 minutes of the meet location for those who are coming in from out of town: Super 8 9485 W 191st St. Mokena, IL 60448 (708) 479-7808 Super 8 Mokena/Frankfort /I-80 | Mokena, IL *60448-8308 Motel Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 18315 South La Grange Rd. Tinley Park, IL 60487 (708) 560-9300 http://www.countryinns.com/tinley-park-hotel-il-60487/iltinley La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Tinley Park 7255 West 183rd St. Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 633-1200 Tinley Park IL Hotel 60477 - La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Tinley Park - Near Tinley Park Convention Center Sleep Inn 18420 Spring Creek Dr. Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 342-1700 https://www.choicehotels.com/illinois/tinley-park/sleep-inn-hotels/il015 Comfort Inn & Suites 18400 Spring Creek Dr. Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 342-1425 https://www.choicehotels.com/illinois/tinley-park/comfort-inn-hotels/il013 Holiday Inn Chicago-Tinley Park-Conv Ctr 18501 Convention Center Dr. Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 444-1100 Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Chicago-Tinley Park-Conv Ctr Hotel by IHG Meet Rules: For the Chicagoland Ford Fusion Meet, there will be rules to follow. First and foremost is RESPECT: 1. Respect for the location - other local car shows and meets use this location. Let's not ruin it so that we can keep coming back for future meets. 2. Respect for Rules of the Road - we don't need local law enforcement arresting anyone. 3. Respect for the community. No personal insults, no bullying, no douchbaggery! Everyone has different tastes (and opinions) but please keep your opinions to yourselves. Let's enjoy the meet and have fun! Everyone please watch this video as it applies to all car shows/meets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLboIDL_1ms&feature=youtu.be Thanks everyone! Hope to see you there!
  11. Tire Shine

    The tire shine product I use is called Tire Shine Plus from CroftgateUSA. It contains zero petroleum solvents, zero silicon, no listed hazardous materials, no VOC's and 100% eco-responsible. Depending on your tastes, you can have it as glossy as you want, or have a matte like finish. Best of all, it does not sling and will not harm the finish or paint on your vehicle.
  12. Car Accident

    You're welcome! Are you kidding me? You got the ticket? What's that about? I'm so glad you won your case!
  13. I'm new here

    Welcome to the forum!
  14. Car Accident

    I'd have to say "yes", it's mandatory. Here's why based on a what a local attorney stated: "You need to go to court because you are what is called the Complaining Witness. Because the police officer was not there and did not see the accident, he cannot testify to what the defendant has done or failed to do. You will need to be present in order to prove the State's case against the driver. Without you, the case will be dismissed or a not-guilty will likely be entered if the other driver decides to plead not guilty to the charges..."
  15. Car Accident