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  • John Jones
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    and you wanted to paint this car.. ha.. it’s bitchen!!

    Pete
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    Thanks everyone!

    Fun fact – I still want to paint it.  I have almost all of the lower 6″ of metal on a shelf at home.  I am resisting the urge to mess with it though.  Drive and enjoy!

    Scott Sain
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    I am resisting the urge to mess with it though. Drive and enjoy!

     

    I know someone who has told you that a few times.

     

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    Jeremy
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    Thanks everyone! Fun fact – I still want to paint it. I have almost all of the lower 6″ of metal on a shelf at home. I am resisting the urge to mess with it though. Drive and enjoy!

    This car is deceiving. It looks pretty solid. I thought the Triple J boys looked after this one.

    Pete
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    Josh & Co. did an outstanding job representing the car, no surprises at all.  I’d buy from any of them again in a second.  They didn’t do any of the paint/body work….they bought it as a “Jigsaw” puzzle….it had been blown apart for paint and never reassembled by a p/o, and that’s where their story with it began.

    It is a solid car, but it does have some superficial rust creeping on the bottoms of some lower body panels.  Pans, channels, pillars, nose are all groovy.  I know there’s no reason at all to mess with it.  I do try to take that OCD part of me and keep it locked away….so far I’m winning. 🙂

    John Jones
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    I am resisting the urge to mess with it though. Drive and enjoy!

    I know someone who has told you that a few times.

    FOR SURE!   Maybe it’s time to sell it and start another low light project?  I will DONATE a shell and pan to anyone who wants to spend the money to build a super sick Low light…. 😎  But I am getting low on parts and the one’s I have have been picked through…

    Pete
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    My kids (and I’m pretty sure my wife) wouldn’t be happy if I sold it.  They’ve really grown attached to it being a part of the family.  Plus I’ve added all of the features to this one that I want….I definitely don’t want to start over there, especially on another engine.

    I really need to get off of my ass and install the rebuilt 4.12 trans I got from Scott Sain over a year ago, I’ve just not wanted to take it all apart to do it.  Also have a dual circuit master and new hard brake lines I planned on installing for whenever I do drop the trans out.

     

    Franz
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    Modified shoe boxes for no heat. Sand blasted yesterday and painted today. Ready to send out in a couple of days after the paint is fully cured.

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    Pete
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    Perfection!  Those look great….thanks Franz!

    Pete
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    Cars on Kiawah yesterday.  280 cars, only 4 VW’s.  The Porsche 356 was the featured car this year, with over 30 there.  Class winner was a ‘58 356A Speedster driven from Tennessee.  My pile:52DAC721-4419-4867-A2F4-3459DC839220727C63E2-F24E-417D-A992-F4F3A52C83A288B38D27-CE72-4263-B5CC-1B759BE9D101796911D0-345E-4F4D-B1A0-DEE647D67B40

    The Speedster:

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    I could never spend BIG money on a car, but if I were to it would be one of these:

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