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I had to share this from the e9 forum. Local Austin area Coupe owner who runs a vintage Jaguar shop started into a minor signal stalk repair and it snowballed into a full-blown restoration  :blink:

 

https://www.e9coupe.com/forum/threads/i-just-couldnt-stop-myself-opening-pandoras-box.27901/

 

I think Ray has met his match as the Scope Creep King. :D

 

Ed

 

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Last fall my giubo decided become more than one piece. Now, both subframes are down and disassembled, I need to weld up 2.5in spring percehes, the motor is coming out in the next few weeks, I've sold my wheels and bought Borranis, and I need to por15 and paint the underside. All this because when removing my old giubo I rubber my arm against the control arm and got a piece of rust in my eye. 

 

Theres another 10 projects I've woven into this plan, but luckily I'm forgetting most of them. What are the odds the car is back on the ground in May? 

 

- Chuck 

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24 minutes ago, pompei426 said:

Last fall my giubo decided become more than one piece. Now, both subframes are down and disassembled, I need to weld up 2.5in spring percehes, the motor is coming out in the next few weeks, I've sold my wheels and bought Borranis, and I need to por15 and paint the underside. All this because when removing my old giubo I rubber my arm against the control arm and got a piece of rust in my eye. 

 

Theres another 10 projects I've woven into this plan, but luckily I'm forgetting most of them. What are the odds the car is back on the ground in May? 

 

- Chuck 

You're a true 2002 owner/wrencher. I was talking to a customer over lunch in GA Friday. Turns out he owns two old Mustangs (69 and 71), one his dad bought new and passed down to him. He brought it to a local shop in GA recently to change the rear brakes and ended up getting a limited slip and new driveshaft.  He wants more engine power now.

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Jim, the plans continue. The rear SF is completely torn down, but I'm leaving the stub axles in. The gas tank is now drained and out of the car. I wish I knew the tank had more than 5 gallons in it before I started draining it. Oh well, only took 2 days for the garage to smell like carb cleaner and purple power again. 

 

Bumpers are coming off tonight. And blasting will commence shortly. Oh, also need to pick up a crate M10 this weekend. Don't worry, a motor is next winter's project. 

 

Where does it end? LOL

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"You might as well go bare metal rotisserie now you that have the carpet out. The hard part is over." ... lmao

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Ronald Reagan used to say 'The most terrifying words in the English language are:

 

'I am from the government and I am here to help.' 

The most expensive words in the English language 'Well, while I am in there I might as well...'

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