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URL: http://www.zeebuck.com/02bc/index.htm

Despite already badly missing my broken 76, I have pressed the 75 into service, and in the process, got it running, stopping and turning fairly well. Hell, I even put a muffler on it! Anyway, since it seems to be doing OK mechanically, I decided to spruce up the appearance a bit.

I installed a spare back seat, a set of wheel trim rings, and threw a bit of Mother's sealer and glaze on it. Look not bad. Next up, I'm going to do some much needed work on the hood, including a fresh coat of spray bomb black, and of course, I'll be installing a roundel, and a piece of hood chrome!

So far, my TOTAL investment in this car, including purchase price, is JUST over $100 Canadian! That includes selling a couple parts off of it, and installing some "new" parts that I already had. No bad, eh! If I gotta drive a beater, this ain't a bad way to go.

Here's some before, and during shots. I'll post some after shots next week.

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scores 100 pts at a concours from 30 feet away. For $100 (even US) ya can't beat it! Way to go saving another '02...

Mike

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Geeze Al: around 100 bucks C! That may be a record for a running 02. I thought my buddy was bad when he called me yesterday about a sahara square he is getting for 350 U.S.. But it will need a head( cheap E12). You have him beat by a mile. Car looking really good. Keep on truckin': I love it when the economic universe gets back into balance: your 100 C starts to level the universe for the 10s of thousands I have put into my Sahara. Balance achieved.

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about the same thing with a Malaga '75 that a friend of my wife's gave us (it wouldn't pass CA emissions - header, no smog pump, non-emissions Weber) for her daughter to drive when she turned 16. It started out pretty nasty looking, but cleaned up surprisingly well..... I was pretty unhappy when she totalled it, but at least she walked away without a scratch from an excursion off a rain-slick road into a fair sized tree.

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URL: http://www.zeebuck.com/02bc/index.htm

I haven't spent much on this car but time. I don't expect it to be anything more than a beater, but that's OK. At least it has a second chance at life. It's a little crusty, and has had some sletchy bodywork, so at this point, it's all about preservation. Rust proof it, and drive it until it finally rolls over and dies.

Al

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A few weeks after I had my late 71 repainted, I stumbled across an early Sahara 71. Complete, but with a bashed in pass. door. Started, stopped, turned, even the electricals worked. Bought it for $450. I slapped a used door on it, spray painted it with 5 cans of dark blue. Used it as a C class autocross car and took first place for the season.

Later I dropped a used motor and put some shocks, springs, & bars on it. Drove it some more and gave it to my brother-in-law. He drove it, his 16yo son (and all his friends) drove/abused it. My nephew, Ratt, finally inherited the "blue beast". Worked on it, drove it, and it finally died when he was rear-ended.

That car had a BIG heart.

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