[TR] Craigslist

TERRY SMITH terryrs at comcast.net
Mon Feb 10 17:50:32 MST 2020

You're all pretty much in the know about this, but for discussion sake:

My TR3 was in much worse shape.  Completely froze, both brakes and engine.  Body rust.  A tiny bit of frame welding.  Took over $16k to bring back (in 2004).  But the car (complete with 3 inches of racoon poop in the engine bay) only cost $500.  

This kind of job is for people who love/want the car.

> On February 10, 2020 at 6:24 PM Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
> > All true, Bob. But they are from California's Central Valley, 
> > so body shells likely better than most.
> Funny, I didn't see any place it said where the "barn" was located.  The
> cars are in CA now, but that doesn't mean the "barn" wasn't in the rust
> belt.
> Yes, I see the black plate, and know what it means.  I've also seen CA black
> plate TR3s in Minnesota and Indiana.  Left the one in MN, it was too badly
> rusted for my meager abilities.  But I bought the one in Indiana, it had
> some major rust issues even back in 1976.  Also mechanical issues, seems the
> previous owner never bothered to even change the oil.  He apparently drove
> it until it wouldn't run any more, then abandoned it in his Mom's backyard.
> I'm not complaining, the price was right and I had a lot of fun with it.
> But "California car" don't mean squat.
> -- Randall in California
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