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Old 03-08-2008, 12:05 PM   #31
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Dood, are those the shiny crosslace wheels? Are they pretty good shape?
yes, come on over and check them out anytime. I really don't like them and am willing to swap with whatever you might have.

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nice.... i wonder if the shop that took care of the Ultra would be willing to hook you up on the minor exterior repairs?
that is the plan
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:46 PM   #32
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this explains the text I got..

I have sone trim panel (although not in green, that you can have for the door that is missing one. And what'* up with the headlights?
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #33
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ya... your rims and tires woulda worked great on here. oh well.

I can probably get the green trim panel from a yard around here, that door was off an SE so the trim they have in the trunk doesn't match.

The lady rear-ended someone so they parked it a year ago. The headlight support needs a little tweaking, but after I get a new passenger headlight and grill it should all come together.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #34
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You could probably make about $500 off it Andrew? I mean, in order for the necessary body work and parts (albeit cheaper) how much would a 95 with 200K miles sell for? Probably would make sense for it to become your personal DD and take a load off the 00 for a bit, no?
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #35
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I plan on putting around $500 into it and getting $2,000..

00 is my DD no doubt about it. You don't do this much work to a car and then park it to look at it I still turn around in park lots to look at it...
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Progress!

I took her to the carwash today just to see what was under all that road grime. She is actually in pretty good shape. I spent about 2 hours de-pinstriping with a heat gun and finger nails. Two reasons for this: I don't like pinstripe and the driver rear door didn't have the same pinstripe. It came off pretty good considering how brittle it was before I heated it up. I also ripped out the seats and console to do some major cleaning. I am at standstill right now while I wait for my upholstry cleaner to dethaw, its cold in my garage!

Here is a before picture to show how dirty everything was.
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Here is the interior after a simple vacuum, I still need to clean all the stains yet
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Engine bay cleaned up nice so far
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This piece and the headlight/bracket need to be replaced. I still need to beat the radiator support back into shape.
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I plan on having the car "done" by this week, its spring break and I have nothing gone on but this!
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wow, reminds me of my '95 when I got it, great deal and nearly identical damage(hood/grill, lights, LR door, R quarter...), I payed a bit more, but my interior was spotless!


Good luck, and heres to a great turn around
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What'd you use to get the engine so clean?
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I sprayed some Castrol Super Clean on it before I started washing the car, then after I had washed the car, I rinsed off all the CSC under the hood, and there it is.

Here is the anal cleaning of the button pod. When I had it apart I wanted to put blue LED'* in there so bad, but I resisted

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AL7 seat switch coming next
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why the AL7 switch? i thought you were going to sell it
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