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Old 03-07-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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I guess I'll go ahead and make this one a build since the checklist of stuff to do is growing. I bought this car to become a daily driver while I do a mini restore on my 91 LS coupe.

The guy I bought it from is a .com member and had been working on getting this one to his liking for a few years. I had put a feeler out for a coupe shell in the atlanta area and he contacted me to buy his. Over the course of a month of searching around he made the price into an offer I couldn't resist. I had been worried about the work this car needed but in the end decided I didn't need to make this car perfect for it to be a good ride as a dd.

The white coupe has been resprayed with some red flecks in it, affectionately (or maybe not so much so... dunno) the car has been given a label of "MaryKay" based on some warped perception that it might appear pink. I don't see pink, but I'm also color blind... so let's continue on as I just call it "The L".

We will see how this unfolds as I dig in.

The car was towed to my house from Chix in Marietta, GA because the 6MT transmission had locked up. A complimentary used 5MT was in the trunk along with 1 case of GM Synchromesh and the broken 3 Spoke wheel that belongs on the LF corner. As I have circled the car for a month there has been a hitlist unfolding, but for now I will just push some pics out here and we'll see how things go.

Maybe I'll get the car finished before my "main" coupe rots into the ground.

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Here are some corner shots





Lowered on 18s:


Some special grille treatment:


(The grille assy is held in by silicone gel)

I've started digging into the console already:



5MT Trans came along for the ride:


And of course the engine must be disclosed:

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I never met the guy but isn't there a little story behind an ATL meet and the poe-poes regarding this exact same car (and prior owner) say around 2008??:dunno:
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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The white coupe has been resprayed with some red flecks in it, affectionately (or maybe not so much so... dunno) the car has been given a label of "MaryKay" based on some warped perception that it might appear pink. I don't see pink, but I'm also color blind... so let's continue on as I just call it "The L".
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Yep, He was tryin ta' chirp the wheels in the mall parking lot and the Union City police pulled him over. I wanna say it was just a warning though..
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that thing is in need of "de-rice-ifciation"
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We've met four times and you have mentioned "MaryKay" each time we have been together. Now the story makes sense to me.

Color blind, it's a good thing I didn't tell you that the Type II coolant you helped me burp out of my newly installed radiator system last Saturday was white. The Lisle funnel system worked great!

Is that an OEM top hose from the radiator to the engine? I don't think so.

I'll be your wing man Rich if you need any help on the coupe transformation. Call me and I'll be there to help you with anything.

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I saw some pics (of the officers talking with the car owner) and figured no one else has those wheels on their Legend. It came up in discussion at the April 2009 meet at Fritz's shop. Well I like those front seats!
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