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    Quote Originally Posted by Im_Aquaman View Post
    what's it look to be made of

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    Undeniably fiberglass. Unfortunate.
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    Awesome. Eh I'm just gonna replace the whole kit anyway cuz it's all trash and ziptied lol

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    is the wide body rear fender flares bondo'd to the car flush or is it held on another way ?

    would you be able to remove the entire kit and return it to factory ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Im_Aquaman View Post
    Oh this is absolutely hysterical.

    Look at the fine details: car was registered in 2007 in WASHINGTON State. Car has 44k miles.

    Car has accident in 2009 in TEXAS

    Car is inspected in 2014 in ARIZONA

    So in 7 years and driving across the country to multiple locations, the car has only managed to accumulate 9,000 miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Oh this is absolutely hysterical.

    Look at the fine details: car was registered in 2007 in WASHINGTON State. Car has 44k miles.

    Car has accident in 2009 in TEXAS

    Car is inspected in 2014 in ARIZONA

    So in 7 years and driving across the country to multiple locations, the car has only managed to accumulate 9,000 miles?

    You've definitely been scammed.
    agreed. Id honestly sue the guy on principle alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Oh this is absolutely hysterical.

    Look at the fine details: car was registered in 2007 in WASHINGTON State. Car has 44k miles.

    Car has accident in 2009 in TEXAS

    Car is inspected in 2014 in ARIZONA

    So in 7 years and driving across the country to multiple locations, the car has only managed to accumulate 9,000 miles?

    You've definitely been scammed.
    I wouldn't worry, about the miles. I would be more concerned that there was no activity for 5 years straight. No re-registers, no tickets, nothing. Makes me think that the previous owner(who crashed it probably at fault BTW) either kept it trying to make it drivable again(sitting there wasting away), OR(more likely), He pawned it off on some other guy. It was probably marketed as a Fixer upper vehicle/Project car. the guy who sold it to Aquaman probably spent a few months trying to figure out WTF to do with it, got a quote(and became scared) and then flipped it for way more than it was worth.

    OP you have a car that has potential, don't let the man or anyone else bring you down. I LOVE fixing cars, I don't care what condition they come in or how much the customers want to pay(or not pay in most cases). I do it because its fun, and I think you will have a blast re-building this beast into a beaut. Another plus is, because you have a DD you can completely re-build this car(ground up), one day when it is finished you will be the one telling every new person on this site who didn't buy an imaculately taking care of car, "they bought a lemon," and "you should just park it on train tracks." More importantly there won't be a single inch of that car that you wouldn't know, better than the back of your hand.

    Would you be willing to buy a crate engine? That would alleviate all of the previous owners mistakes, of course not including Suspension and drivetrain. I think they are around ~6k, someone who has purchased one can chime in here!

    And i almost forgot, Welcome to the forum. If you plan on re-building, you have a wealth of knowledge(this site) and and a group of pretty decent people(most times) backing you up. Good luck and don't forget the Pictures

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    Yeah it looked glued on and I'm def keeping it and am def going to rebuild it. Ill have a few places check out the engine and.such

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    And thanks for the welcome guys sorry for short answer at work

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    Oh and it did sit outside for about 5years

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    Check all bushings, seals, gaskets, and anything made of rubber or holding a liquid. Vac lines, Rad hoses, Oil pan gasket, Head gaskets, rear main, Etc. Depending on the winters that it went through in Washington you may have crusty, salted, and old, well everything. No lube and no heat for a long time will do numbers for the seals/gaskets. I can tell you right now the guy probably didn't fog it or have it prepped for storage. Especially for that long!

    Be thorough when you do this and you may find quite a few different repairs that may be overlooked otherwise. Better to get them while things are pulled apart rather than re-working it when you blow out a gasket.

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    Very true! Thanks for the advice goat! Yeah I think it sat in Texas for the longest but who knows this car is a mystery lol

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    No worries, I forgot The belts. If he/she left the belts tight i would just replace them all. No questions. If the Park brake was applied the whole time you may want to check for tension as well. If it sat in Texas it would be better beacuse it is dry and warm. +1

    Just a thought. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Im_Aquaman View Post
    Attachment 140121 some authenticity to prove this is real lol

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    If we are ready to finally talk about the topic of fixing this thing, those numbers are CRAZY.

    Do you have any tools? Got any buddies with tools that like free beer?

    Let's start here - $525 for intercooler dealer quote.

    Buy this instead ($100). It takes a screwdriver, a couple sockets (12mm, 10mm), not much time, and some determination to mount. When you mount the BPV, it is bolting into aluminum threads so be careful (a torque wrench would be best and is a great tool to have).
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    ^^ I haven't seen $100 STI intercoolers... $200-250 seems to be the going rate (y-pipe included).
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