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Old 01-01-2012, 06:02 PM
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Its crying out for a silver hood badge...but it is too nice to start deviating.
Wow, that was not what I pictured when you described what you were working on, congrats to both of you~

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and having a nice garage to work in.... with great music as well!



Period correct Bee Gees & ABBA, I'm guessing?
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:04 PM
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So...whattheheck is above the interior driver's side door pull? I'm not '78 savvy...
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:06 PM
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Major-league rescue success on this one!
Near-original, early 5 speed, no roof / no rubs.

As I understand it, this garage queen got awakened without the prerequisite reviews, and ended-up at a service station in the middle of nowhere.

Had you guys not rescued it, it would have likely languished, rotted and gotten picked. Like so many others.

Caught it early. Nice win for the marque.
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So...whattheheck is above the interior driver's side door pull? I'm not '78 savvy...
That is a mini tweeter left by the PO...sticks out like a hornet's nest, also round speaker cut into lower door carpet...at least he did not cut into the original vinyl covered speaker locations
Needless to say, they are coming out along w/ some crossovers and amp under the seat
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Jim, we never even got to the how much it is work talk... I was just trying to get someone to put actual eyes on it and take it for a spin... A bit frustrating to say the least. Keep on keeping your eyes peeled for me for that elusive SUPER EARLY auto OB Jim!!!
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Great find, great save. 77Tony
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One of the PO's kept a nice ownership dossier, and included in it was this neat photo from ca. 1989. I love these old pics!


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So, who pulled the side moulding strips? They need a thank you shout-out . ;-)
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Euro model....never had rub strips or sunroof.....or spoilers...
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Euro model....never had rub strips or sunroof.....or spoilers...
Got put on yer bifocals, gramps! It appears it did have rubstrips at some point in time. More than likely not from the factory on such an early car.

Possibly later added on with adhesive.

Will have to inspect for signs of filler-welding.. Unlikely to find any signs of intrusion on the backside.
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
Got put on yer bifocals, gramps! It appears it did have rubstrips at some point in time. More than likely not from the factory on such an early car.

Possibly later added on with adhesive.

Will have to inspect for signs of filler-welding.. Unlikely to find any signs of intrusion on the backside.
Jim - the add-on "federalization" sidemarkers in the old pic went missing at some point as well. They're all a bit of a research project, aren't they....

Is the rear fog still there?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:44 AM
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Very clean look. Original paint?

Get an original radio (blaupunkt or becker?) and Pirelli P7s and you've got a time machine.

I love it.
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Jim - the add-on "federalization" sidemarkers in the old pic went missing at some point as well. They're all a bit of a research project, aren't they....

Is the rear fog still there?
Yea, still has rear foglamp.

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Very clean look. Original paint?

Get an original radio (blaupunkt or becker?) and Pirelli P7s and you've got a time machine.

I love it.
Not the original paint, Brad. Repainted back in '90. Owner from that time said the clearcoat was in bad shape. I don't think factory silver from that era held up well.
The paint is good, but not what I would consider a seriously high end job. The car is a good 10 footer.

Would be neat to find an original radio for it, but the one that's in there is a period Blau, with 2 *****. So it's close.

It DOES have Pirelli P7's on it! I don't even know how that is possible. Those will be replaced.

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:18 PM
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OMG! That is so nice! I would LOVE to have such a find one day. Well done indeed. So clean looking. Those phone dial wheels on a silver car without rubs...does it get any cleaner looking??? Perfect.
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Brad,
You just love those P7's don't you. You've been after me to get them on my '79 OB. Maybe when my Goodyear F1's wear out
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