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Hi,

so some of you know that i have a targa that got

hit just about one year ago. i fought with the

insurance company and got most of the money.

so while that was happening i started the hunt

for the most difficult parts first, the glass.

i found it in germany. after alot of help from

a friend, fresh out of Germany, today i recieved

four pieces of glass. two front fixed "vent"

triangle glass with frame. also two door glass

that go up and down. plus shipping with insurance

for all of it if it is damaged. and the total is....

just short of $2000.00 actually $1950.

so now the rebuild will begin.

this is for used parts. so when you think

this hobby/addiction is costly just think

how much the parts are worth alone and

then take good care of that prized possesion.

stone

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Chris, I am glad you are finding the parts and will start putting that storied gem back together. Is the car going to get a respray or just the replacement metal?

That is the chance we take when we put targas, tourings and the voll cabs on the road. Some hard to get parts on those. I shutter to think about finding another set of rear quarters and back hatch for the touring.

Keep us informed.

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Could be worse. Could be a Porsche. Or a Ferrari.

I feel your pain though. I am about 5k into a rebuild and everything is still in pieces. The Tii fuel injection rebuild will cost well over 1K alone.

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Chris - too bad those glass parts you picked up from Marshall's wouldn't work on the Targa.

Latest Hemmings Motor News (the thick "bible") features the M-B 300 SL Roadster.I love/hate seeing the replacement parts sampler section. Most expensive part I have seen so far:

New front fender: $ 12,500.00

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Great googly boogly. You could have Jesse James build one for less.

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hate for one to fall off on the Interstate and get run over by a semi--it kinda flattens 'em.

Kansas, 2002, caravan to Ofest 2002 in Keystone CO.

mike, aka Mother Duck

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Hey,

that car is smart. it tries to shed weight

all the time. for example, it tosses un-needed

trim and trash from the inside while in motion.

additionally it has been on a steady diet of road

salt so it can loose weight from the body. (i.e.

RUST)

if only it could loose the extra 250 LBS from

the driver seat. then it would really be able

to fly down the highway.

stone

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Was that in Waldo, home of the only Pizza Hut in KS (seemingly?) I still remember eating a leisurely lunch while others went off in search of premium fuel...

Fun trip, that - who's driving to Monterey?

David

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bumper guard seceeded from the Targa Union in eastern Kansas.

We stopped for lunch at the Lincoln, KS Pizza Hut--no premium fuel in town so the folks not running on regular had to search for gas. Waldo KS is further west. We posed the crew for a picture there.

That was a great trip--13 cars--all but two were 2002s went all the way from the East coast to Colorado, a three day trip--and returned with no not-repairable-on-the-road mechanical problems.

cheers

mike

caravanmeister

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I missed all the PizzaHut lunches. I was fighting charging problems from Kansas City west. I was either buying a battery or changing a voltage regulator.

Monterey, I need to make Mid-America first.

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Was actually mine from my '73's rear bumper...I believe I may still have that flattened relic. Agree with Bill Williams, that was by far the best '02 trip i've ever been on...

nf

'70 2800CS

'72 Tii

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