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post #181 of 733 (permalink) Old 10-22-2006, 04:13 PM
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A front spoiler..... well im not really sure which one, that why im asking if anyone ha any pics or suggestions for a front spoiler on a 107... I think thats all it needs now...
You should probably post this question in the 107 forum... You will probably get a lot better answers.

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post #183 of 733 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 11:52 AM
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Folks, this is Victoria. She might not be too much to look at now, but she's getting there little by little. The interior is in pretty good condition, minus normal wear and tear (you try going 34 years without anyt restoration). The paint is pretty good except for a few scratches on the right passenger door, a dent in the trunk from where someone punched my car, and a 'bullet dent' in the hood which I'm still trying to figure out.

The pictures are a little old, and I got my hands on a new hubcap and a new piece of trim for the front left quarter panel. Unforunately, the new hubcap is slightly off color (same shade, but not metallic). Tell me what you guys think.
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Folks, this is Victoria. She might not be too much to look at now, but she's getting there little by little. The interior is in pretty good condition, minus normal wear and tear (you try going 34 years without anyt restoration). The paint is pretty good except for a few scratches on the right passenger door, a dent in the trunk from where someone punched my car, and a 'bullet dent' in the hood which I'm still trying to figure out.

The pictures are a little old, and I got my hands on a new hubcap and a new piece of trim for the front left quarter panel. Unforunately, the new hubcap is slightly off color (same shade, but not metallic). Tell me what you guys think.
Looks like a good project. What else can you tell us about her. Are you planning to repaint or touch 'er up and polish? How many miles, previous owners, etc. How does she run? Etc...

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Looks like a good project. What else can you tell us about her. Are you planning to repaint or touch 'er up and polish? How many miles, previous owners, etc. How does she run? Etc...

And welcome to the board!
Thanks I plan to put her through a full body and frame restoration, remove all the rust, redo the body, patch up any holes, smooth it all out. Once that's done, I'm going to paint her that shiny executive black color and wear a suit every day As for miles, the odometer reads 63,357, but I'm not sure whether or not to tack a one or a two in front of that.

She's had three previous owners; the original owners were a husband and wife who purchased the car in 1973 and drove it as a weekend driver up until 1998. The second owner was a guy who was interested in restoring the car to being his daily driver, and he installed a CD player in the dash, as well as repainting the car champagne (I'm not sure what color it was originally, but you can tell this paint job was definitely not factory-standard). In 2001, his friend, the guy I bought it from, moved here to California and bought the car from him, but he didn't have the time or money to do a full restoration on her, so he put her on the market. By 2004, I was tired of driving my dad's old '97 Toyota Avalon, so I asked my best friend/sister Beth to help me look for cars. I set my sights on her and I fell in love.

Had her ever since, just replaced the valve cover gasket and am on my way to replacing the valve head gasket and other seals on the engine, as well as doing RR on the transmission, cleaning out the engine bay (old insulation sucks when it starts falling everywhere), doing frame and body work like I mentioned, general electronics, installing an electronic ignition, rebuilding the carb, new radiator, etc. I want her to be better than right off the assembly line, basically
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Thanks I plan to put her through a full body and frame restoration, remove all the rust, redo the body, patch up any holes, smooth it all out. Once that's done, I'm going to paint her that shiny executive black color and wear a suit every day As for miles, the odometer reads 63,357, but I'm not sure whether or not to tack a one or a two in front of that.

She's had three previous owners; the original owners were a husband and wife who purchased the car in 1973 and drove it as a weekend driver up until 1998. The second owner was a guy who was interested in restoring the car to being his daily driver, and he installed a CD player in the dash, as well as repainting the car champagne (I'm not sure what color it was originally, but you can tell this paint job was definitely not factory-standard). In 2001, his friend, the guy I bought it from, moved here to California and bought the car from him, but he didn't have the time or money to do a full restoration on her, so he put her on the market. By 2004, I was tired of driving my dad's old '97 Toyota Avalon, so I asked my best friend/sister Beth to help me look for cars. I set my sights on her and I fell in love.

Had her ever since, just replaced the valve cover gasket and am on my way to replacing the valve head gasket and other seals on the engine, as well as doing RR on the transmission, cleaning out the engine bay (old insulation sucks when it starts falling everywhere), doing frame and body work like I mentioned, general electronics, installing an electronic ignition, rebuilding the carb, new radiator, etc. I want her to be better than right off the assembly line, basically
Wow! That ought to keep you off the streets at night... Good luck!

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Here's my 2 money pits! May be 1 money pit shortly, the 108 is for sale.
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Love the lowered w108.Please let me know what you had to do to get it like this. Did you just have to have shorter coil springs made up or is it more involved than that? Do you think it will work on my W111 220 se coupe?
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post #189 of 733 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 07:55 PM
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The 108 is 100% stock. Might just be the camera angle.
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