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fond farewell

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by GhostCruiser, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. GhostCruiser

    GhostCruiser

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    Well boys sold the cruiser yesterday. :'(

    At least it went to a good cruiser home. A hunting outfitter service purchased it. I guess they have 5 more back at their ranch.

    The good news is I got $9,000 plus a guided hunt thrown in. I think that was a more than generous offer considering the 150,000 miles and salvage title.

    I just couldn't get over the lack of power and limitation of enginge replacments. So I'm now on the hunt for a 100 series. :D
     
  2. GhostCruiser

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    When I get back to the office tommorrow I'll add some "before and after" photos to show the transformation.
     
  3. GhostCruiser

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    Okay here is the original damage.

    This is how it sat at the auction. Keep in mind these photos are all I had to go on as this was an Internet auction service.
     
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    Here is the "in progress" shots. I was able to do all of the accessory removal and rough dent pulling myself. After professionals did the final damage repair I did 90% of the paint prep work and then turned it back over to them again.

    The parts replaced were the hood, sunroof, left rear quarter window & windshield. Kinda of handy that I run a glass replacment facility...
     
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    Here is the finish photos.
     
  6. erics_bruisers

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    wow -- what a change -- !!
     
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    I can only get one photo attached per post I guess. Sorry for the interior shot on the damage photo post. Here is a better view.
     
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    could you give us some history on this? looks like it was rolled, you bought it at auction cheap, re-finished it and then sold it for $9K, right??
     
  9. GhostCruiser

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    Right,

    I got it for just under $4000 dollars in Pasco Washington. There are several Internet and live auction sites for Insurance companies. Keep in mind unless a vehicle is entirely obliterated someone will be putting it back on the road. With the true lack of saftey controls that is a little disconcerting.

    I picked this 80 because of the absence of any structural or steering components damage. Everything was cosmetic damage. I routinely see theft recovery vehicles with no damage come across the auctions.