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Old 11-07-2011, 11:53 AM
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Recently purchased Tass's 79 OB that he had in storage for the last few years. https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...5spd-sold.html Unfortunatly, Tass has a lot of irons in the fire, and could not get to this project. Had it shipped to Texas, and then brought it up to 3rd Coast this past weekend where it was a hit. Brian, (handle: olmann) out of Oklahoma City gave us his expert opinion (used to run a body & paint shop) on which route to go, and if the car can saved. A few others hade a look, and had pretty much the same opinion as Brian. When I say "we" I am speaking of Jeff Maulden who lives an hour up the road from me. Plan is to transferring the low mileage drivetrain, interior, etc, into a donor car, preferably a non sunroof, no rubstrip of or about the same year. TIA already goes out to: Roger Tyson, Herman Koster & Jim Doerr who asked if there is any help needed on this project, and they are there to help in any way. What a great community we have here. Stay tuned. 77Tony
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Good talking with you, Tony. Great project!


Keep it fun, and you'll be peachy.
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I think this is just about as much fun as you can have in a wrecked car ! Thanks Jim, we will try and enjoy the process. T
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It looks like everyone took advantage of the chance to sit a "new" 79' interior

I'm glad she went to a good home and I'll be following along as your project progresses.

Also, Tony was a great guy to work with. The deal was quick and clean and I felt the car would be in good hands.
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Tony, You look like you actually fit in that car. Must be the sunroof delete that gets the extra headroom.

If you have to total the car will you be looking for a donor car of a specific color or are you going to paint the donor shell another cool color?
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He told me what his first choice of color is but I will not

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This morning, Jeff brought "Just Peachy" to a few more body shops, and we have decided to look for that no sunroof, no rubstrip donor car. Hopefully we will find one in close proxemity to our location, and then trailer it home. Now that we will not be using the original vin, we will probably paint it a custom color, maybe a Porsche color, maybe not ? Dan, your a smart guy, and I thought you would have picked up on the color description in the title? Anyone know the date range of donor cars we should be looking for without having to do any modifications ? Our car is a 79 US 5 spd, VIN # 9289200263 TIA, 77Tony

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you could look for a later model front crossmemeber, this will let you put in the newer motor mounts
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Originally Posted by 77tony View Post
we will probably paint it a custom color, maybe a Porsche color, maybe not ?
I vote for either a sunburst orange with a "peachy" tint. That or beautiful midnight blue metallic like Rob's GTS.

Looking pretty sweet in there Tony!
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What is the red circle identifying?
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What is the red circle identifying?


I think the roof was kinked from the impact with the ditch....
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Not sure how far your willing to go, but this is close to me, Martins went to see it, it's a non runner with a rattle can paint job. But a 79 5 spd, so it could be a good donner.

It's been for sale for ever, could probably get it for under 1k.

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ316180471
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Great project, Tony! I'm glad this one will be kept together (at least the group of parts will be kept together). Let me know if I can help with any parts; I have quite a few 78-79 parts, as well as several nice late-model engine crossmembers if you are interested in upgrading.
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Spoke with someone at 3rd Coast from the Dallas area that has a few OB without sunroofs. He is supposed to be sending me pics and more info soon. Just purchased a car trailer, and am ready to roll. Something in the vicinity of under 350 miles each way would be nice. Mark, your definitely on the radar for used parts. Thank you, 77Tony

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Alan (Abrexrode) from Georetown TX, just bought this used 78 Euro. He said he may fix it up, he may part it out.

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