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Old 04-03-2012, 02:58 PM
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very nice build looks very nice
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:34 PM
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I love the attention to detail, and that plastic trick is awesome, I will have to try it. Sorry to hear about your son, hopefully he has a full recovery.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:08 AM
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Hope you get your car the way you want it. Also, will be hoping for the best for your son. I know what it feels like to lose your ability to do something or to do it as efficiently as your average person. It eats at you, but you have to pretend it doesn't so you can try to have a normal social life.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:44 AM
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After not driving the T/A for 2 years and decide to put it up for sale - I stumble across this
Now I want to tear into it since I have a lot of the parts I need from years ago NIB (all OEM) after reading and looking at the work you did.

Good to hear your son is alive, he's obviously meant for greater things in life and with you as the 'fab Dad' my guess is you may break barriers on prosthesis.
Think positive on all fronts, its been a blast watching your rebuild thread.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:07 PM
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Just wanted to put my 2c in and say you did/ are doing an amazing job on that TA. Glad to hear your son's okay. Any updates?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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Hey everyone.. Thanks for the continued support of this thread. My car is still technically on the back burner but I overcame a HUGE obstacle this past week. My son is doing well and has a job now. Another hurdle was me taking care of my wifes car needs over mine. Everyone knows that a mans house is his castle.. On occasion, men sometimes forget that women are the ones that actually rule the roost! ..haha. With that said, a big hurdle was overcome when I delivered as promised, a promise that I made to my wife several years ago while this project was going hot and heavy. I promised that I was going to have a "daily driver dream car" and that I would buy her a "daily driver dream car" too. So, for years, she would drop hints on which cars she liked. For the past (3) years, she focused on one car far more than the others.. a Nissan 370z.

So, last week, I made well on my promise. I bought her "daily driver dream car", a brand new 2013 Nissan 370Z (Sport Touring Model, 7 speed auto). Now that my two major obstacles are behind me, I see myself finishing this project up sometime in the near future! Woohoo!

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:45 PM
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woop woop! bring it back!
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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how is the car coming along man? any updates?
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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^ x2 this thread is great! You've given me a lot of ideas and inspiration for future modifications.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:16 AM
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^ x2 this thread is great! You've given me a lot of ideas and inspiration for future modifications.
Same, seeing that wrapped dash is what I have been thinking of doing but I haven't seen one completely wrapped! Would love to know what the car looks like today!
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:43 AM
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the upholstery on the dash is very 5th gen camaro/current gm. i dig it. this is such an amazing build, you've got more passion than most. Can't wait to see this monster complete.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:55 AM
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Damn, that's a great motivation for me. Several months till summer will come=)
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:58 PM
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The attention to detail here is on another level than 99.9% of these cars, congrats...however, IMHO he bit off a bit more than he could chew trying to restore the whole car at once and invested too much $$$ before at least getting it driveable condition. I restored mine over a year or so but certainly my top priority was getting the thing running ASAP so I don't lose interest, nothing worse than dumping a ton of money on a car you can't drive anytime soon. A running car with **** box interior is much more fun than a perfect interior in a broken down car in peices IMO. I guess some people enjoy the build more than the car, but not I! If anybody is considering a restoration, I highly recommend you make the drivetrain TOP priority....paint, interior, stereo stuff can certainly wait until the car is driveable. I hope this guy updates the thread, but I fear he's already lost interest or dumped too much $$ on it to keep it going...sad really
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:25 AM
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Yeah you r maybe right. It's a pity if it's true.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:23 AM
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Too much sound deadener coverage when 25% of a panel is all that is needed.
Yellow accents/wheels are going to look gross.
Too much time/$$ in that roll cage unless it will turn into a track car, but by the hanging speakers that look like nut [email protected] behind your head I would guess not.

Aside from that, I do give credit on the progress and work put into this car. That is quite a bit to chew off for one person lol. The money spent on this could have bought you a low mileage Fbody so half of this interior restoration and paint work would not have been needed.

I will be curious on updates.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:59 PM
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Unfortunately for the OP the more recent comments have been proven true, the car (roller) is now for sale.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by officermartinez View Post
Hahahaha.. YEP! That's me! I was soooo upset with UPS when they damaged my tail light. I still haven't gotten reimbursed for the other tail light.. UPS likes to drag their feet in their claims department. I received your tail light and spent about 6 1/2 hours cleaning it up.. It had some over spray on it (but was able to get all of it off) and the lense was decently scratched (just as you described). Soooo, I went to Walmart and bought some 600 grit, 1000 grit, 1500 grit and 2000 grit carbon paper. I spent about 5 hours wet sanding the lense til I was satisfied with it. I then hit it with some plastic polish and viola, no more deep scratches and the lense looked much better. I then sent it to Pavlock Performance.

and now you have illegal tinted taillights that are guaranteed to get you a ticket.
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