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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the only picture I have so far. I haven't had much of a chance to take photos since it's been hanging out on the lift of a local mechanic since.

My friends are hanging out in style as we wait for the tow truck to arrive.

It sure looks great. It needs a ton of little things on the interior, but upholstery is in good shape.
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That's a very cool looking car. That sounds like it's got a great color combo.

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Well. Poor car didn't even last a day. Even after an inspection, this was a gamble and a loss.

Motor was in worse shape than assumed, and I broke down almost immediately. May need bottom end and top end rebuild, along with total front end suspension and engine mounts.

It looks like I have purchased a good looking parts car.
This isn't necessarily a loss. I feel for you re:bent frame - can you look for a suitable POS for a couple hundred $$ and transfer everything over? You mentioned you intended to do lots of the work yourself - an engine rebuild kit for yours is available and experience/knowledge isn't scarce. If you need machining done, that's no biggie, and putting it all back together correctly can be done with help from folks here. If the bent frame isn't a show stopper, you can source an engine and put all your parts back on it...
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They cant be very good friends if they put their feet on your dash.


Bent frame, bad engine, just move on and sell it for parts.
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Oh man, what a beautiful canvas. Shame about the motor issues, she'll definitely clean up well. And red interiorrrrrr <3
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What a nice looking car! I like the US-Spec W115/114s much better than the Euro-Spec ones. And that colour combination, I love it!
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Did you end up scrapping this car or what?
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I don 't see any rips on the interior. That should clean up well, with the right cleaner (VLR?) and a maybe a re-die. Good canvas, and you can put a used engine in it, and drive the crap out of it.

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Did you end up scrapping this car or what?
I hope not!

Remember when Pagodas cost as much as some W115s today…*imagine people who would've scrapped that.
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