Just another car I'll never finish.

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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:46 am

Its nice seeing these cars all buttoned up. Good job.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:25 pm

Thanks, I really appreciate it. It's been kind of fun driving it around the last few days. Lots of thumbs up and big grins.
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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by wayno » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:43 pm

I get that also when I drive my 521 kingcab, people approach me in parking lots or walk by grinning while looking at the truck, not so much on the work truck.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:58 pm

I've gotten an ass-load of random texts and emails on this thing just to tell me they love the car and would buy it if they had any money :P . Only one lowball offer so far.
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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:33 pm

The thing I figured out. Everyone in my parents generation remembers there parents owning one, or learning to drive on one. They love seeing them on the road.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:47 pm

Yup. I know I've said it before. My parents had the identical twin to my car when I was 5 or 6. Oddly, the nostalgic thing that drew me to the wagons was one I saw on the freeway in the Seattle area when I was around 16. It was done mini truck style with the entire top cut off and a snap-on toneau cover over the cargo area and back seat. Rear doors welded shut basically making it a 2 seater. It must have had some sort of subframe or cage to keep it together. Slammed on 5-stars with Testerossa mirrors -- the total '80s package. Now it would be a complete abomination but at the time I was in love.
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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by jtinluvr » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:22 pm

DRIVEN wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:58 pm
I've gotten an ass-load of random texts and emails on this thing just to tell me they love the car and would buy it if they had any money :P . Only one lowball offer so far.
Sounds about right. Sucks going through the trash to get to the serious folks.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 pm

Shrug, Craigslist. Actually, if the lowball guy had made half an attempt at sounding serious, we might have had something to start with. The email was so dumb I didn't even respond.
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Post by HRH » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:50 pm

I'll give you $200 and a the kayak I just bought on craigslist?! :D

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:08 pm

More zeros, less kayaks.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm

Hopefully this post won't jinx it but I've been working on a deal with a guy from Chicago. He's just trying to pin down a shipper.
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Post by BLUE » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:16 pm

Either way , hopefully works in your favor
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:41 am

SOLD SOLD SOLD
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Post by BLUE » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:23 am

Wow , congrats on a successful transaction !
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Post by Indy510 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm

Congratulations. It looked great all finished up. Hopefully the new owner treats it good.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:38 am

New owner is a Datsun guy from SLC and seemed to know exactly what he was buying. Got a text last night that he made it home with no problems -- almost 400 miles. Said the car seems well sorted and he's excited. Even if he decides to change everything, I think the car is in good hands.

He took all the spares except the rearend and struts. I was hoping I wouldn't have to deal with any leftovers but I guess I'll see if I can sell them. Any takers?
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Post by HRH » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:32 pm

Gotta find someone racing vintage, for the front struts at least. The rear, I dunno. If it would fit the 910 I'd take it. But it's smaller.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:50 pm

I remember that they were a "bullet proof" upgrade for 1200s and B210s but they're a little wider.
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