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Esty's cool little pickup now lives in WA...

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Esty's (and her husband Steve's) amazing little 1971 2002 pickup arrived from Byhalia, MS yesterday by way of Russian transport (this was Andy S.'s pickup from about seven years ago). Needless to say I'm thrilled. I plan on spending a couple of months sorting it out a bit, but in general it's a stellar conversion in good condition with great bones.

 

My wife and I are currently staying with friends in Vancouver, WA, and moving to Orcas Island at the end of the month. This will be my daily driver once we take on the island life. An 02 in paradise!

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Very cool. I'll be on Orcas for a friend's wedding at the end of August. You'll probably still be sorting it out, but I'll keep an eye out for you driving around while I'm there, just in case.

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Thanks. It will definitely be driven while being sorted out.

 

While we were visiting the Islands a while back, I saw a couple of 02's. What appeared to be a 74 Malaga on Orcas Island as well as a beautiful Colorado tii Roundie on San Juan Island. Hard to tell if they were visitors or locals.

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That's awesome! Glad to see that it stayed in the extended family and that its local. Hope to see it in person at the next get together.

 

James

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Is the car in Vancouver?  Plan to bring it downtown Saturday for "Cruisin' the Gut"?

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That will be a good replacement for the one I took off Orcas Island three years ago.

 

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If you meet a guy named Jim there that starts to tell you about all the 2002's he had that's where I got

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2 hours ago, 1972_Targa said:

Thanks, but not quite ready for prime time. Have fun...

We're talking about Vantucky.  The 'Couve.  Like Portland, but you can drive in the bike lanes.  Ain't no stinking prime time here. Come on down, car or not.  It's quite an event.

 

 

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On July 13, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Fatherof3 said:

That will be a good replacement for the one I took off Orcas Island three years ago.

 

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If you meet a guy named Jim there that starts to tell you about all the 2002's he had that's where I got

 

Fatherof3, beautiful tobacco/agave combination. Love it. And yes, something tells me that Jim will be seeking me out upon first sight of either 2002 (we're also taking up the 1972 Baur Targa, so Jim should have plenty to yak about).

 

I spent the day cleaning up wiring under the hood and in the tailgate section. While standing back and admiring the lines on the little truck, it hit me that the C pillar falls almost exactly the same position on both this vehicle and the Targa. Crazy...

 

And yes, Crumbod, hope to meet up with y'all in Anacortes some time soon!

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My wife and I live in Kenmore and take Kenmore Air up to Orcas every so often. Next time, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for your pickup. 

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would have been even better if they'd started with a targa 'A' pillar, or a tourings, to get that more raked windscreen and flatter roof, but guess that's even harder in the states. 

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