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Mrmerlin 06-28-2018 10:55 PM

1988 Grand Prix white just rolled in, Project
 
Well I got a call from a friend a few states away about 88 S4 that wasnt running and the owner wanted to get it gone.

I made a few calls and the next thing i know I am rolling down the seacoast in the Range to pick it up down to Elizabeth NC.
The price was right and after a few pictures if looked the part,
and had original paint to boot. Hummm.
Anyway Like a lot of these wonderful machines the car had fallen on hard times and once it wouldnt run it was left outside for a few years , previously had been a garage queen.

Anyway I winched the beauty up onto the U haul trailer and tied it down and headed home.

This car is like the rest of the ones i have gotten,
it needs everything.
Pedro can fix it!

Anyway I am rolling on this machine,
it will get a back to front go through lots of cash sent to the various vendors,
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b03d4dca4c.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...b6e38eea56.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...0855e3bea5.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...383a5c1ac5.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...57620f0b65.jpg
it will be a nice car when I am done with it

AirtekHVAC 06-28-2018 11:05 PM

Awesome man!

Adamant1971 06-28-2018 11:05 PM

Congrats, that car couldn’t be in better hands.

:)

Mrmerlin 06-28-2018 11:09 PM

Well If Rob Edwards and Greg Brown got it, it would be ,
But yeah your right Adam.
Crank end play is .008 in.,
the crank was pre loaded by about 5mm now it turns easy.
I got this !https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...62a9344180.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...9e956b89f9.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...4eac3def5c.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...806e967fcd.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...6307d84f28.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/rennlis...e41e4ffbbe.jpg

Rob Edwards 06-28-2018 11:14 PM

Holler if you need a new gas strut for the e-brake handle, I have a spare one here.

Mrmerlin 06-28-2018 11:21 PM

Well that interior had seen some moisture,
so the E brake handle release knob stuck in the pressed /released position after I got it on the trailer,
so the e brake wouldnt set .
A block of wood cured it
Good Eye Rob

The Forgotten On 06-28-2018 11:28 PM

Should be a solid car after you're done with it.

It looks pretty clean even if it has been sitting for a while.

77tony 06-29-2018 12:03 AM

an S4 without rubbies and original paint...yum-yum. Subscribed :rockon: T

Oldewoodupes 06-29-2018 12:40 AM

Love the white and those wheels, nice car Stan

Rod Handsfield 06-29-2018 12:42 AM

In the most capable of hands.

linderpat 06-29-2018 08:06 AM

Will be fun to watch this one bloom in the garden of Mr Merlin:thumbup::thumbsup:

drscottsmith 06-29-2018 09:48 AM

Good work Stan - looking forward to seeing the progress!

Adamant1971 06-29-2018 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by Mrmerlin (Post 15110123)
Well If Rob Edwards and Greg Brown got it, it would be ,
But yeah your right Adam.

Well on the East coat for sure. :)

Love the no rub strips, when I eventually paint my white 87 the rubbies are coming off.

GeorgeM 06-29-2018 10:57 AM

Have fun, Stan. I hope it works out to be a good purchase.

Mrmerlin 06-29-2018 11:49 AM

Thanks George, its a lot of work but this should be a nice car when its done


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