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
> 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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