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You didn't...oh yes I did. '73 Berlina graduate course in rust repair. No thread yet, don't want to piss off the GTV

You didn't...oh yes I did II. 1995 164LS 5 speed, awesome when it runs!!!

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Is Donna's user name on the horse forum's Carwidower?

Oh that’s the best yet.
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This car, SMH, this car...

It's next into the workshop. The Lovely Donna and I had a conversation as to what we wanted to do. I think we're going to stick with making it as good as possible mechanically, sticking with stock components, with the possible exception of lowering slightly. We'll rebuild the AC system around the stock aluminium York compressor and components. Bumpers will go back on, after rehab and shining up. As much as I dislike the over-riders, I'll probably put them back on. Stock side indicator lights, yep I don't like them either from an aesthetic standpoint, but I think you have to stick with a theme. Replace the wood veneer on the interior. I have to decide whether or not to remove the radio cut out and fasten seat built light. Yah, I probably should leave the light but it's a barnacle too far.

From a bodywork standpoint, I'll pull the love taps it's received, and remove the hideous side bump strips that probably were added by the dealer when first sold. They are an abomination, ruining the lines of the car. Fill the antenna hole.

I need to install the new (to me, it's probably been sitting in the car for 4 years) thermostatic actuator and retune the engine. Drive shaft needs to go back in (spun balanced probably 8 years ago, but sitting on the shelf).

Nope, not going to be done before Christmas 2019.

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Nope, not going to be done before Christmas 2019.

Great thread, thanks for the laughs and Donna sure appears to be a keeper. I too am lucky to have a patient wife.
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Nope, not going to be done before Christmas 2019.

Great thread, thanks for the laughs and Donna sure appears to be a keeper. I too am lucky to have a patient wife.
Well, there was a mild threat involved...either fix the Alfa or new car. Gulp. She burrowed the Acura and came to the conclusion that wheeling around an F350 dually crewcab powerstroke wasn't to her liking. Personally, I like to have her surrounded by 3 tons of steel.
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