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Damaged 88 Mera on eBay by Rodney
Started on: 10-16-2014 06:07 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331...e=ADME:SS:SS:US:1120

Looks very rebuild-able. Real 88 Mera

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Report this Post10-16-2014 12:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, I looked at that. Not sure what that red cap in the front is for. Certainly some camber issues, and thr RF suspension is messed up. What's with the dash/instrument cluster and center console? Doors, too.

It needs storage I can't give it. Sad, though. It's my color.

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Report this Post10-16-2014 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ignorant prodigyClick Here to Email ignorant prodigySend a Private Message to ignorant prodigyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
not too far from me. salvage title. keep your receipts for the replacement parts you buy for it.
most states need that documentation if you dont have a shop rebuild it for you
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Ouch!

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If the car was all original I can see it being worth what he is asking. I don't like the fact that he messed with the interior. Some might enjoy the fact that it is wrapped in a leather, and looks the part of a Ferrari. For me, I see it as a waste.
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I would think that the interior would be easy to return to its original state. And that dash would sell pretty quickly as well!
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I would think that the interior would be easy to return to its original state. And that dash would sell pretty quickly as well!


Depends on what they had to cut up to install the knock off interior. All the gauges have been replaced, Odds are the wiring is far from original anymore.You would need to get another stock harness. It would make a nice parts car for someone wanting to rebuild it on a good chassis with a correct interior.
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And how would you replace panels for a car like that? Wouldn't they be made of unobtainium?
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Good fiberglass guys can make that look brandy spankin' new!
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And how would you replace panels for a car like that? Wouldn't they be made of unobtainium?


Re-mera panels might work.
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Re-mera panels might work.


They would!

If he was asking less, I considered grabbing it and fix it myself, but not at that price at this time...too many other projects at the moment!


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Report this Post10-17-2014 11:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The interior looks like a poor copy of a F355 and certainly would lower its value to me. If it was an Amida interior I would buy the car for the interior and parts alone but could restore it with some effort. However, I would not be likely to pat $4600 or more plus shipping for this vehicle. I do have spare Vitaloni power mirrors available so at least that problem is easily solvable. I also have a spare interior, Mera lettering, and nose badge that could be used to return this vehicle to more or less stock.

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And how would you replace panels for a car like that? Wouldn't they be made of unobtainium?
EVMrob is already reproducing pretty much mera parts... ive gotten quite a few from him on my mera project.

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Originally posted by Rick 88:


Depends on what they had to cut up to install the knock off interior. All the gauges have been replaced, Odds are the wiring is far from original anymore.You would need to get another stock harness. It would make a nice parts car for someone wanting to rebuild it on a good chassis with a correct interior.


You could rip out the interior and reinstall a stock one, including harnesses in a weekend. That is the least of your problems. If you can find reproduction Mera parts then that will be the challenge.
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And how would you replace panels for a car like that? Wouldn't they be made of unobtainium?


 
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EVMrob is already reproducing pretty much mera parts... ive gotten quite a few from him on my mera project.


Parts listed here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/062625.html


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Report this Post10-19-2014 04:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That would be a great project car. Unfortunately, I don't believe we are allowed to bring salvage cars into Canada from the US, even with minimal damage. As soon as it is labeled salvage, it can't cross the border.
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Looks as if it sold for about $4700 with only a few bidders. Most of the bidders had little/any eBay experience according to the number of ratings. I still think that was too much for a car as damaged as than one was on the surface and who knows what it was like wrt frame/component damage. I wish the new owner good luck in the restoration and would like to see the final result.

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