Wow! A new crate engine That is awesome! Wow!!!! Stuart Restad Auto Repair, you are amazing in my book!
Ok, my 2 cents worth... we have ONE day to do this car up, an engine swap would take all of that, and then some (swapping parts, wiring harnesses, mounts, and all the other gremlins that come along with it). I would be is a bit more than can be done in the time frame we are working with.
As far as we know, the engine in Tyler's car now is in great shape, and getting fixed up already. I think that selling the engine at auction would be the wise choice.
That's so amazing of him to do for tyler. I also believe we should auction the motor. If I had any money I would buy it just to set in my garage and look at it. You know, good conversation starter before we knock a few back. Lol
haha I sent that to your phone from mine cuz I knew you would get it up fastest
Today was a good afternoon.
Picked the car up from Tires Plus then brought it to Frazee Auto Body I got to meet Dave and Karen! They were very nice and very excited to help. Then Tyler, his dad and dad's friend (?) came and hung out for a while.
He rolled out of the van and looked at the car all cleaned up. Looked inside and under the hood. It was one of those times where you could just feel the enormous amazing excitment and joy coming from Tyler. I honestly don't know how to explain. He was so so SO happy to see the car just cleaned up. He couldn't believe how shiny the motor was and how great the car looks already. I could see that he could see his dream of getting his car done is coming true. It was something I have never felt or experienced before. The feeling I could feel from Tyler was awesome. He was smiling from ear to ear. Then we got inside and he showed me the paint chip of the color the car is getting painted. He was just shaking so excited to show me. He was so happy and so excited for the car. Thank you to EVERYONE who is and has helped out with this project. Every paypal donation, every gear, nut, bolt, interior panel and part donation is amazing. There is no way this would ever happen with out all of your help. I know this sounds like the build is done, but today was definitly a big stepping stone in the project. To see Tyler's joy is so amazing I truly can't put it into words.
Enough with the words here is a picture of Dave, Tyler and Jay
Remember Pontiac's old slogan "Pontiac Excitement"? Here is a picture of Pontiac Excitement
Here is the shop that has been so graciously opened to us by Dave and Karen - Frazee Auto Body and Glass
Yeah I think there should be room
Man I got to drive the fiero today this thing is sweet to drive. Now I understand why a 6'4" grown man would unbolt and modify the drivers seat to fit in a little car like this
Here are some pictures of the car all cleaned up. Noresman's really did a great job. Ask Tyler he thought it was pretty cool. I can't imagine what he is going to say and do when the car is all finished. I can't wait to see his face when he sees it roll out of the garage.
Well I am very proud to say all the shirts are done and I will be shipping them to Julie tomorrow. It is a two day ship from Illinois to Minnesota. These should be arriving Friday with no problem. Here is what the shirt looks like. My wife modeled it and she s kind of floating in it but you get the idea.
I just finished reading the list of goodies. I shouldn't have even wasted you time in asking. I'll keep check on the list, but I don't think I'll have much to offer in parts as my stash is limited. Got an idea..... the amber on my front one is slightly faded, but the back one is good. How's about them? Mines not being driven, so they won't be needed for a while. Besides I can always find more. Let me know if you need them.
Disregard my PM for I'm an idiot.
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I just finished reading the list of goodies. I shouldn't have even wasted you time in asking. I'll keep check on the list, but I don't think I'll have much to offer in parts as my stash is limited. Hows the rest of the side markers? The amber on my front one is slightly faded, but the back one is good. How's about them? Mines not being driven, so they won't be needed for a while. Besides I can always find more. Let me know if you need them.
Disregard my PM for I'm an idiot.
I don't think your an idi.. Well, ok, maybe I do. J/K. lol
Look closely at the photos above, and figure out which ones need to be replaced by the images. Fading is expected... I have a feeling that VHT is being used on the Quarter Windows, so we may VHT the markers as well, which will mask fading and give a stealth effect.
Anything you have that you can help with is awesome.
Well its been another 14 hrs website updating and xfer pages to html formats. Still have a couple of pages but most ppl will be able to navigate through the site. I will be back at it tomorrow. Meanwhile JohnWPB, Synthesis, DIY_Stu have been also very busy with the chat and store portion of the site. My hats off to all of the people pulling it all together ... On build day I'm going to crack open a two-four and break out some notchos and watch a good program on WEB TV its called --- OVERHAULIN' PFF Style !!!!! --- if somebody going to bring some tunes ... dont forget the overhaulin' song .... take care ya all EH !!! Danyel
I believe I have a complete set of Markers on a parts car I can send. Instead of people pulling them off from their running cars... let me know I can get them out tomorrow morning (at work posting). -Jason@NYFOC