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    Hi guys, it's been a while. Long story short Iv'e been pantherless for a bit because I gave my 86' gm to my daughter and my son bought my 05' P71.
    Then I went out and purchased a commuter to get me back and forth to work.



    But in this time I have been looking around for a little project car or something to mess around with on weekends. Well after corresponding with the owner who lives 80 miles away and procrastinating for a month I finally decided to take the drive to take a look at her with cash in hand, SCORE, and she is now MINE! I just didn't get her home yet which will probably be this coming weekend.

    She's an 86' Coupe in Spinnaker Blue with 68k original miles. I purchased from a lady who inherited it from her grandfather who bought the car new. Seems to be pretty original as far as panels/paint etc...
    Needs some tlc but she's solid. Everything works except the air conditioning. List of things that need attention so far:
    hood/top of trunk and roof need paint (side panels look great)
    Vinyl Landau needs to be replaced
    top of front bumper has surface rust
    top of dash pad has cracks
    driver side mirror cracked
    outside passenger door handle inoperable
    hood insulation needs to be replaced
    driver door latches ok but needs a minor adjustment... a minor sag
    AC wasn't working on test drive
    mild exhaust leak behind muffler
    stalled a few times and has some serious hesitation during test drive

    Anyways here are the only pics I have of her for now.











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    Looks pretty clean buddy, nice grab! Bet that little FIAT is fun to drive too, just don't hit anything with it.

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    Cool and welcome back.
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    Nice. Looks pretty clean for East coast car. I hear foil can be used to clean up surface rust.

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    Welcome back

    I'd like to get my hands on an Abarth and a Mini S sometime just to flog the hell out of for a day or two. Sounds like a fun weekend.

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    Awesome. That'll get you around when that Fiat is sitting at the dealer waiting to get fixed. =-)

    Alex.

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    Mass response ...
    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    Looks pretty clean buddy, nice grab! Bet that little FIAT is fun to drive too, just don't hit anything with it.
    Thanks brutha... I have NO fear

    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Cool and welcome back.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bean View Post
    Nice. Looks pretty clean for East coast car. I hear foil can be used to clean up surface rust.
    Thanks Serge .... never heard of that so please explain, I'm interested

    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Welcome back

    I'd like to get my hands on an Abarth and a Mini S sometime just to flog the hell out of for a day or two. Sounds like a fun weekend.
    I was forced to get an Automatic... Tried teaching my wife to drive stick on several occasions even with my 05' mustang gt when I had it... f n ooooof!
    what a mistake. She's highly intellegent and puts me to shame but her motor dexterity is like fkn CRASHhhhhhhh when it comes to clutch shift gas clutch brake..lolol

    Quote Originally Posted by GM_Guy View Post
    Awesome. That'll get you around when that Fiat is sitting at the dealer waiting to get fixed. =-)

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    Uhhhm thanks... and I was smart enough to buy certified and add an extended warranty for 100k and 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvin View Post
    Thanks Serge .... never heard of that so please explain, I'm interested
    I haven't tried it myself but there are bunch of youtube videos of guys using aluminum foil to remove surface rust from chrome. Basically dip foil in water and go to town.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bean View Post
    I haven't tried it myself but there are bunch of youtube videos of guys using aluminum foil to remove surface rust from chrome. Basically dip foil in water and go to town.

    I did this to my Hurst shifter, and it worked great!!

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    Cool!

    Try messing around with a DA polisher and some pads. See what happens with the paint. good way to learn!

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    I taught Ashley how to drive a stick and now she loves manuals just as much as I do. She can even rev match. I guess the base interest has to be there and be strong enough to carry the person through the difficult times. I always start by giving them a teaser (letting them drive the car and try it after I've shown them a few tricks to get them going) and then asking them where their interest is. If they want to continue, on comes the mechanical and physics lessons like how a clutch pedal is essentially an inverse brake pedal and why like the brakes, it must be modulated/feathered for smooth starts & shifts.
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    Welcome back! Nice pics.
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    Thank you

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