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My Barn Find by Toddster
Started on: 11-16-2008 10:20 AM
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Report this Post11-16-2008 10:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Yep, that is a 1988 Formula. Drove all the way to Tahoe to get it but totally worth it.

102K miles, ALWAYS garaged until the last year and it was covered even then, the paint is TITS!
Tires are like new, clean rims, dash and upholstery in great condition.
Front fascia is damaged and rear clip has some minor damage and the seats are missing.
The owner garaged it after the clutch started making funny noises. it is the original clutch!

$250

See later posts for progress in getting it back on the road.


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Report this Post11-16-2008 10:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MarineFieroClick Here to Email MarineFieroSend a Private Message to MarineFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

wow! Awesome find

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I think i speak for several of us : we don't like you.

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I think i speak for several of us : we don't like you.


You do, and we don't.

Nice find

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Originally posted by Toddster:

Yep, that is a 1988 Formula. Drove all the way to Tahoe to get it but totally worth it.

the paint is TITS!
$250


This is all I saw in this post
btw tits?

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I think i speak for several of us : we don't like you.


I get a lot of that.

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btw tits?


Sorry, California expression.

tits = great, no more explanation necessary

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Report this Post11-16-2008 12:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Anything with tits in it is a good thing. Nice find.......

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Report this Post11-16-2008 12:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Do you have an 88 for sale now?

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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

Do you have an 88 for sale now?


Oops, I should have known you'd find this thread.

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Report this Post11-16-2008 01:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero67Click Here to Email fiero67Send a Private Message to fiero67Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

ugh, I hate you!

Great find and wow on the price.
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Report this Post11-16-2008 01:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DeLorean00Click Here to Email DeLorean00Send a Private Message to DeLorean00Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

So where did the seats go?

Very nice find. I will give you $300.00 for it cash.

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Report this Post11-16-2008 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kevinClick Here to Email kevinSend a Private Message to kevinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Todd,
What sources do you use to find deals like this? Colombo? Jim Rockford?, Kojak? Ya' gotta share your sleuthian style with us plebes.

Cordially,
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Report this Post11-16-2008 03:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Use a sanding block wet to smooth out all the ' tit ' bumps in the paint. Buffing it out after should make it look good................... It wont help though if all the 'tits' have brown spots too.

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Report this Post11-16-2008 03:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

So, let me get this straight. All your 100k miles Formula needs is a new front fascia, a clutch and some seats, right? And you only paid $250, right? You know, I've never really had a problem with you until now, you ******' *******. As far as I'm concerned, you can ****** with a ***** and ********* to ******! In other words, you sorry ************, you can ***** for *****. Got it?!

EDIT: I found more to say. It's a good thing I'm not your Secret Santa cuz all you'd get from me is a lump of coal. And a small lump at that.

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Originally posted by DeLorean00:

So where did the seats go?

Very nice find. I will give you $300.00 for it cash.


The guy got an offer he couldn't refuse for the seats. No biggie, I have seats up the a**....ha, to coin a phrase.

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So, let me get this straight. All your 100k miles Formula needs is a new front fascia, a clutch and some seats, right? And you only paid $250, right? You know, I've never really had a problem with you until now, you ******' *******. As far as I'm concerned, you can ****** with a ***** and ********* to ******! In other words, you sorry ************, you can ***** for *****. Got it?!

EDIT: I found more to say. It's a good thing I'm not your Secret Santa cuz all you'd get from me is a lump of coal. And a small lump at that.




Don't bottle it up Monkey man. What do you really think?

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Todd,
What sources do you use to find deals like this? Colombo? Jim Rockford?, Kojak? Ya' gotta share your sleuthian style with us plebes.

Cordially,
Kevin


Now if I did that what would become of man's search for knowledge and wisdom?

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Why is it that when somebody offers me "a great deal" they want $9,000 for an 84 that is missing over 25% of it's parts. I must have done something really bad in a past life or something.

Great find - and more power to you for being able to find such deals.

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All things even out over time. He's probably really lousy with women or something........

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why are all the good ones out in cali i wana move out there

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why are all the good ones out in cali i wana move out there


We make up for it in taxes.

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Report this Post11-16-2008 11:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Here is the front fascia. Why the guy used rivets is still a bit of a puzzle. There are easier ways but it held it together I guess. Despite the carnage, this fascia is still savable. I might work on it in my spare time. But I am working on a trade for another one if I can find a decent red fascia.

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Lucky devil.

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ALWAYS garaged until the last year and it was covered even then, the paint is TITS!


 
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The guy got an offer he couldn't refuse for the seats. No biggie, I have seats up the a**....ha, to coin a phrase


Does that make this a T&A thread?

Nice find!!
Now you can honestly say you made at least one investment in 2008 that beat the market.

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im eyen up an 85 GT around my way he wants 500 but im gona offer $300 and see if he bites it has a new engine in it

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Now you can honestly say you made at least one investment in 2008 that beat the market.


Seriously! I gotta hang my hat on something after the year I've had.

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Report this Post11-17-2008 10:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroboomClick Here to visit fieroboom's HomePageClick Here to Email fieroboomSend a Private Message to fieroboomEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I hope you die in that car...
No wait, just kidding! Super find, I really hate you but I'm happy that another one got rescued!

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i have a good red fascia if your interested it would be cheap, it has a very odd front emblem on it that consists of part of a chrysler sebring emblem and a ferrari emblem, im sure they can be removed easily.

other than some holes for a front plate, its in good shape.

i have the matching rear fascia also.

i figure the front bumper could be shipped greyhound or fedex for $30-50.

the front fascia would be $40

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Report this Post11-17-2008 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks Mosh, I am going to check out a fascia and seats Fierobear has and see if it will do. The rear is fine, it just needs a good buffing.

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Toddster! People like you make me sick. You lucky suckers find some great things. Great find by the way.

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Report this Post11-18-2008 10:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Ahhhh, feel the love!

If this pisses you guys off wait til I show you the deal I'm picking up on friday.

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OK, so the repairs begin. Step one was to buff out the scrap on the rear quarter panel and realign the bumper. Looks as good as new after some rubbing compound and a little twisting of the upper bumper support. I replaced teh broken side refector too. I also added the missing third brake light from one of my parts cars.



Fierobear had a couple of good '88 Coupe seats but they were both passenger seats. So I pulled the upholstery off of one and put it on a spare Driver seat I had and presto! two clean seats!



I discovered that the headlight relay was missing too. Fortunately I had a good spare.



Next is salvaging the fascia. Except for the tear this is a really clean and straight fascia. Also, since all the pieces were still there I chose to repair. The first step is to remove the rivets holding it together. The piece fits well when pressed together but the ripping and the riveting combined to make it impossible to repair all at once. So I did it one side at a time over several days. JB weld is GREAT for these types of repairs. It is flexible, sandable, and hardens like steel.



The first step was to start at the bottom. I used the JB Weld and taped it together over night.



Slowly working my way around the facsia I was able to pull each side into alignment one at a time over 5 days. I got the last side done last weekend.



I did a rough sanding to smooth it all out and now it looks pretty good! I just need to level off some high and low spots with some body filler and wet sand over the next few days.

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Todd. I hate you j/k. man I paid much more for my 88 four cyl in simular condition. Nice find.

Cheers Beers n Gearz. Joe

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ill give you $500

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ill give you $500


GREAT! Put it in the mail.

And a Merry Christmas to you too.

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I'll give 750 if it is smog legal!

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GREAT! Put it in the mail.

And a Merry Christmas to you too.


HA, i should have been more specific lol , k ; $500 comin right up

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grrr.....
i needed that car....LOL
nice find though.
ya need a new gauge cluster surround dont ya.
ha ha
i see all that warpage and bolt marks~

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Originally posted by BlackGT Codde:

grrr.....
i needed that car....LOL
nice find though.
ya need a new gauge cluster surround dont ya.
ha ha
i see all that warpage and bolt marks~



Yeah, i think it was a cup holder but I have a spare. I just haven't put it in yet. I still have a little "warpage" on the center console to fix too. But I can save those cosmetic things until later. I have a lot of work under the hood to do as soon as the fender is finished.

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