Everytime I see that black coupe I like it more and more.
Thanks. Me too.
After getting some time with the white sedan in my garage, I realized that there is so much of the anodized trim to strip and polish, that it's never going to look like new again, at least not without a ridiculous amount of work going into it.
The list of items that sedan needs (that I can remember) are:
- accelerator pump work on carb (sputters on acceleration).
- new exhaust
- body rot in rockers, trunk pan, and some on sides near moldings. Then paint.
- rear headliner needs to be glued up.
- missing a knob on one of the manual window rollers
- needs driver whole and passenger bottom seat skin.
- dash cap and maybe speaker grill cover.
- gear shift indicator
- speedometer needs fixed
- horn needs fixed
- back passenger door still squeaky
- fix the antenna for the radio that I ripped out in order to get a cover on the car.
It's tough for me to decide to part out a running car, especially when I have one that is not running that I've decided to save, and I still have the blue coupe that I have not gotten running yet.
So the "assessment" is done on the black car, and it's not going to be "simple" to make it run, but it is clearly a doable thing. Ok. Time to move onto the blue coupe.
If the blue coupe is simple to get running, then the decision to part the sedan will be easier. But if the blue coupe is a basket case, then I will have a dilemma. I feel that the blue coupe is still something a little special with:
- a pretty nice interior
- a floor shifter with a chrome shifter plate and cool shifter knob... A feature that probably has almost "part out" value as it does on the car though.
- the vin is low in my opinion: 114.011.12.000169
- a coupe, but I need a windshield for the black coupe.
- the car has many new parts and a good exhaust. Someone clearly had been maintaining this car before the rear end got banged up.
So no decisions made yet.
There is another coupe I'm also considering dragging home (or to a new friend that parts out vehicles).
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