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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Nizmo- If that replacement engine is OK that might be the best option.

    Maybe it wouldn`t be so bad in lousy weather with a different set of tires? Easy for me to spend your $ for ya, huh?
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Started work on trying to clean up the old paint. As far as I know the roof is the original 26 year old single stage black. The rest of the car was painted pearl while at one point in its life.

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    This was one pass SSR2.5 and one pass of Griot`s Complete Compound. It`s not perfect, but for the age of the car is a whole lot better. The paint is micro-cracked in a lot of areas.

    However this is where we have to stop for today. My 10 year old Griot`s 6" DA had a failure. The backing plate completely fell apart. It had stated to bubble at the end of last year and today finally separated. I assume from dry rot.

    (pardon the mess on my work bench, alot of projects going on right now...)



    So, this is on hold till I get a replacement or parts, whichever I decide...
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    5 hours later and it`s polished and sealed. Still a 20 footer, but atleast it`s shiny! Unfortunately revealed alot more dents than I remember, but oh well.

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    This was done with a HF Bauer long throw DA (temporary GG6 replacement), Griot`s Complete Compound, microfiber pad, and last step was Collinite 845.
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Gonna close the chapter early on this one.



    Cars not for me; too much tinkering to do and last weeks break down was the last straw. It`s more of a weekender or toy and I don`t need that. I need something that`s gas, go, and the occasional oil change.
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Should sell quickly with looks like that!
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Should sell quickly with looks like that!
    I hope so. I need to quickly do the headliner, scrub the carpets again, and do a serious cleaning on the engine bay. Still waiting on Penndot for the title so the signs on the car just for some feelers. I did put in the work to get it through inspection and the sticker is worth its weight in gold in PA.
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    Nizmo- Hope it sells OK. Getting that sticker oughta be a huge plus.

    Already wondering what you`ll get next Between you and The Driver (who just got a fixer-up C63 Benz) I`m living vicariously, and thoroughly enjoying it
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    So several months later, while I have the title finally, it seems to not have sold yet. Several inquiries and low ball offers, but being a somewhat rare car (despite slightly rusty on the rockers) I know what I got. If I don`t sell it before fall it`s going in the garage for a slight restoration. Suspension refresh, rocker repair, and pull the cylinder head and rebuild. I have tinkered with it here and there, so I`ll share so far.

    The wing/spoiler thing was looking sad. Faded, and peeling. Quick wham-bam job and it looks pretty good. If you`re wondering why I didn`t remove it, the seal underneath is un-obtainable now-adays so I wasn`t going through that pain.









    Next is a couple randoms when I finally adjusted the parking brake...







    And some cleaned up shots I took for the sale ad.







    And for fun, since it likes to use oil (valve stem seals are dried up and done) a for fun picture of the leftovers I use in it. Although my leftover oils are pretty darn good if I say so.





    I`ve had fun with this car. Been frustrating at times, but has kept me occupied. It`s still for sale, but I`m not losing my butt on it, and I know what these cars are worth. So, hopefully you guys have been entertained along that way!
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    Spoiler looks awesome! Hope you continue to enjoy it while waiting for it to sell!
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    Re: Nizmo Buys Another Beater!

    Had some leftover paint and the wheels needed some attention, so here we are...

    Because racecar...



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