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Old 04-13-2006, 11:54 PM
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I had a post about this car a couple month ago but can't remember what I called it and can't find it

But basically I was looking for a part for my other car and this guy told me he might have one. Turns out I found this car mixed with other scrap cars, scrap steel, and blackberries. It needed a new radiator, turbo, tie rod end, alignment, tires, and a gillion other very little thing but for $300 I couldn't pass it up.

The entire right side and hood had a gillion cracks (like a cracked window) from sun damage and where the previous repaint job primer had cracked. There was some rust and a few dents here and there.

So I have it all cleaned up for the most part now. Engine bay was a mess from corrision, dirt, oil, and mold from sitting for 5 years. I will be painting the wheels next week hopefully along with the splash pan and then putting the rest of the trim peices back on.

I thought I would put on some pics of it. It has come a long ways. Maybe as inspiration for others who see hoopties and want to fix them up. I will try and get other pictures of how I redied the carpets. (it was sun faded blue and white but the interior is black so I dided it back) The seats were already in good condition, thankfully because black is hard to find. So anyway on my weekends I did the body work and last weekend painted it in a freinds garage.


Ohh while posting the pictures I found my old Thread Here is a link if you are interested in some of the other pictures. You can see the type of condition it was in. But now it runs like a top....almost perfect for 290K.


Now I have to learn the 123

I don't have the pics of the interior dying but they are on my dads computer and I will try to get those. He sends very large files so it takes awhile.

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Old 04-13-2006, 11:57 PM
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I will try and scrounge up some better pictures as these small pictures don't do it justice. But I have some pics of the engine compartment and some other to post and I will try to do that soon. You can see the ugly engine in the other post.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:22 AM
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That's an awesome job. It would be pretty cool with that neon green pinstiping around the glass!!!!!
I may drive my ol' 300D to Portland from Florida and leave it with you for a few weekends......
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:30 AM
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hahaha

That is really funny you mention that. I really liked the look of it as well hhahahaha Yeah. The best part was if I can find the pictures is when it was all black with all the masking on. It looked amazing. I should have filled in all the wholes for the trim and painted everything black. Like door handles, grill...everthing I should photo shop it and see what it looks like.

As for comming up...maybe I'll be closer to you. I'll be heading off to training in SC around October.

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