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Oficially Keith's is the best 02 restoration ever, I know

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Jims Seto and Cameron are both awesome resto, but Keith's is a new level that might never be equal again, IS just freaking awesome. Lots of good resto's out there but he is out of his mind now,,,,Love the guy.

Rey with a ok looking 02

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I have to second, third, forth,etc. that.I have a pretty nice 02, and put a lotta time and $ in her,

but Keith's is on a different plane. Kinda like chicken

salad and chicken shit. Great job man!!!!!

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essentially a nut and bolt resto, for the most part a stock tii (yes I know with suspension upgrades and such) not a wild track car why paint it revlon red? Seems to me it will detract from the ultimate appeal, value etc of the car.

To each their own though and I am sure he has no intent on selling it. Hats off to him for doing such a great job documenting the process.

I think some other notables are Bob Murphys A4, The bimmers .com 2 tone (buster ashmore I beleive) the inka tii from the midwest that was at springfest a few years ago and the Jaymic tiis.

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Maybe after you are done you will put a book out and get some of that money back.

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SUCKS!!! Doing such an in depth resto like that is rad and you have to give him props. But what sucks is if he drives it like the cars are supposed to be, it will just all get undone slowly but surely, unless he hoists it up and cleans everything all the time.

I'd rather have a nice car, but one that didn't bother me too much if it aged after all my work and money was put into it. Plus i'm more of one for non stock cars, makes them more fun and personal.

Bryan

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URL: http://www.winnsecurity.com/norcal02

I am sorta restoring mine, but I dont have an open checkbook. I am in a crunch right now just because I dont have a MIG welder, gotta patch something! :( It would be really cool to have something that CLEAN, but i am going to go for the step or few below :).

Justin

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URL: http://www.my2002tii.com

Gang,

What I'm about to say has not been written down before this, so early apologies for the lengthy explanation. I read your posts here all the time, and just because I don't reply doesn't mean that I'm ignoring you, sometimes I just don't have the words to come up with on what you say!!

First of all, thanks for the all the comments, everyone. Humbled for sure..!! Wasn't looking for a fan club when I started this project, but I was out to prove a couple of things though.

First and foremost, those who know me personally know that I'm not doing it to try and show any of you up and be 'the' car or 'the restoration'. I am an enthusiast first, not an ego maniac who is looking for some absolute concours car show somewhere to wind my crank and make it all worthwhile. Reality is while you all have opinions about these cars, mine are just there for you all to read about every so often and ponder.

In some ways the web site I started has turned into a magazine of sorts, not premeditated but it just seemed to fit what I am trying to accomplish. It's become kind of thing that fills in lots of the blanks on a monthly basis that MacCartney's book on restoration leaves out. It easily has a world wide audience. I get emails from as far away as Russia and Japan on the thing. If imitation is the sheerest form of flattery, the 2002 restoration sites I see cropping up now are a reminder to me that others felt the same as I do about communicating it to the others, regardless of what the books say.

On a personal note, I am by creature of habit a natural born "fixer" of things, so if I have the time (I never do) and money (well I barely do) for a hobby that I can take pride in and fix something, the man upstairs knows that I'm probably in heaven on earth. I have done this to other things I get wrapped up in. My wife knows I obsess like this from one major thing to the next. (I think her MG is waiting for my scrutiny next).

I'm sure most of you restored car veterans can tell this is the first time I've ever done this. I don't proclaim to be an expert, just have an opinion based upon the experience I gain as I put the beast back together. If you want an expert, talk to guys who do it every day like Rob Torres, Sherman Martinez, Jack Fahuna, Carl Nelson. They have more day in and day out knowledge, I depend on them too. Other long timers such as Mike Self, Bob Murphy and Steve Good have the ownership knowledge I need. Seek these people out if you are undecided.

I have made friends and acquaintances of many of you these past 3 years behind the wheel, on the phone or virtually through this type of forum. That is something only the Internet brings to reality when you actually begin leveraging it. My thoughts of this project when I began and where it is right now are very different because I leveraged the power of all of you and your experiences out there as the ultimate reference to do it right the first time.

And at the end of the day, when she’s finally all done, Stella is my car for sure, in hours and dollars and pure blood, sweat and tears.

AND SO, THE MANTRA: The real reason to do this project was to prove to myself and to you out there that you can do what I’m doing yourself (within cost and time constraints of course) if you have a good road map. That really didn’t exist before Stella… it was just walking around a piece here and a piece there in all of you, just not assembled or put collectively into human readable form. Web site = the road map!

And you should all take pride in the fact that inside every molecule of Stella’s DNA is a piece of every one of your brains and experiences, going happily down the roads and into the twisties, working together to make her collectively a 2002 the likes of which the world probably hasn’t seen much of before… A car (a 2002!) the Internet literally helped to build and create.

I remain humbly in your debt.

Keith

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Investing your time and resources to provide such detailed documentation on a project of this nature simply is awesome. I look forward to your updates because I know I will grow (even though the information may be, at times, beyond my understanding or capabilities) in my '02 knowledge. I also obtain valuable knowledge from the daily contributions the other '02 friends on this board as well.

Anyway, my sincere thanks for your share of '02 information. You're a great teacher!

Victor

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'76 '02

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