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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 02:18 PM
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I had to have the car towed about 400 yards at the track at Portland. They wrap the tow rope around your roll bar and the driver holds the loose end (while wearing gloves and a helmet), adn the tow rope extends out the driver's window. What happens when the tow truck takes a right turn? Please tell me. Well, the tow rope goes over your roof.

After three years of working on this gorgeous eggshell of a car in a tight garage and doing no damage to it, I now have two small dents to try to fix on my roof due to this wonderful towing technique. I'm still so steamed I can't even talk about it. You try to control everything, but sometimes you just have to cry uncle. Whenever anyone else is around the car, it's just going to get damaged. Happens everytime.

I approaced pre-grid and my hood wasn't latched. The helpful worker shut it for me. She slammed it like a Ford truck hood. I am still crying. No apparent damage, but it drives me crazy.

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 04:58 PM
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Funny you should mention GTA wheels, I just ordered 4 of Alfaholic's 14X6s. I'd been putting it off for too long.
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Ken,

Thanks for the pic! I'll be searching for her at Woodley with my camera.

Do you have plans for the steel rims & center caps once you get your GTA wheels?


Steve,

I'm so sorry to hear about the towing incident! That just breaks my heart. Termites damaged the roof on my last GTV. They ate away at the wood holding some boards up in the rafters of my garage. Even if I had room, I'd be hesitant to park my current GTV in there. Not sure how long the damned rented garage will remain standing.

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Kai,

No I don't have any plans for the wheels or caps, are you interested in them or know anyone who is?
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I am interested in them Ken. Are they 15x4.5 or 14x5.5? In good condition? PM me with your email address. Thanks.

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If you ever have GTA handles fitted to your door, be careful of the door lock cylinder ring. There's a GTA around here that had new doorskins made up, and they put the lock cylinder hole a little too close to the edge of the door. They didn't realize how large the ring is behind the lock, and now they have to fudge a bit.

Sounds like there are good folks in your area that have done this thing many times already.

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