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Tip Top update -- Thank you


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It's been three weeks since the accident where Tip Top 2761688, our Málaga 72tii, gave up its life to save mine. She's been decommissioned, many of its parts will continue to serve, and its spirit lives on. I am learning a great deal as I part it out. Over the past three weeks we also confirmed what we already knew: That 02ers are a caring, supportive, amazing group. Thank you.

The great news is, that there is another Tip Top in our home, an Inka 72tii that arrived this weekend. Bought her from a fellow FAQ member and we feel fortunate that we ended up with a friend, and a car. This really is a great community. Meet Tip Top and stay tuned for updates:

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so that's how the old linkages look like in real life

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NICE!

What's that thing draped over the upper radiator hose?

Cheers,

Ray

uh...a poorly-routed radiator overflow vent hose. The kind of observation, Ray, that propels me into this thought: Should I go out to the front yard, route the hose properly, retake the picture and post it, or just go to sleep? Existing radiator was leaking,so seller was kind to give me this newer one, which his mechanic installed before I called AAA to get the car towed home. Car runs, but hasn't been driven for over a year.

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Why sleep at 5pm?

... I see that fixing the clock will be on your list also!

;-)

Cheers,

Ray

NICE!

What's that thing draped over the upper radiator hose?

Cheers,

Ray

uh...a poorly-routed radiator overflow vent hose. The kind of observation, Ray, that propels me into this thought: Should I go out to the front yard, route the hose properly, retake the picture and post it, or just go to sleep? Existing radiator was leaking, so seller was kind to give me this newer one, which his mechanic installed before I called AAA to get the car towed home. Car runs, but hasn't been driven for over a year.

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William, If you remember we conversed about interior door handles a few years ago and discovered that our cars (your dearly departed) appeared to be nearly identical twins, separated at birth ('72 Malagas/tan interiors). So I would be interested what parts are still available. I am quite interested in both rear quarters, presuming they were always totally rust free. Good luck with the "new" car, it looks to have great potential. I'm sure it will be "tip top" in no time. Regards and good luck.

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Roger

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I can tell you're an old Navy guy when you said the original Tip Top had been "stricken from the list." That's what the Navy does when it decommissions a ship.

Looking forward to seeing the new one come through Ohio again so we can have one of our informal getogethers.

Cheers from Beautiful Beavercreek

mike & the SW Ohio gang

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