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Re: your 3.0 (archive)

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Posted by Jeff Ladner on October 12, 2001 at 08:25:03:

In Reply to: Re: your 3.0 posted by Dave B on October 11, 2001 at 22:31:11:


It was a 3 year restoration, took everything off but the wiring harness. Rear quarters, rockers, floor boards, and lower nose replaced; Fr fenders were fine but did come off during the process. Was a slush box now a 5 spd OD, was 3.0liters, now 3.5. All susp bushings redone. Redid the leather last year and replaced the Fr seats with Recaros, Moved battery to trunk. Engine was ported, balanced etc. Shrick, elect ign, webers (32/36). Bilsteins, S/T springs, big bars, anticamber plates. Nakamichi/ADS sound system. Car has a manual sunroof. 14x7 BBS wheels. Lots of parts from CNPR, Maximillian, rusted out donor coupes, and JCWhitney. Past winner of the DownEast CoupeFest People's Choice award AND electric window race. Looks nice and goes like hell!!!

Cost? Well, counting my time at $0.05/hr, it was about a $12k job, exclusive of the leather interior or wheels.

Next? Waiting on a 3.64 LSD, perhaps a new windshield. It is now a 8 yr old restoration so there is a need for some maintenance here and there.

You have a pretty car! How extensively did you restore? How long did that process take, did you do your own work and do I dare ask the cost?

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