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Old 02-21-2020, 11:18 AM   #1
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So I got my hands on a car that I’ve admired from a far for a long time. It’s a 1981 245 that originally belonged to another TB member ( Jason aka Rogue Status). He had done a bunch of really cool sh*t to the car. Here is a link to his original build.
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After mods



But then the drive shaft came apart and did this




So then Jason sold it to Jared aka propav8r as a “Parts Car”for his 79 244 project



https://forums.turbobricks.com/showt...236159&page=23

Jared with the help of a few other TB members (Kyle, Derrick,Matt, Gordon, and Kevin) managed to take all the goodies off the car and left basically a shell.






I asked Jared what he was going to do with the shell. He had planned to just scrap it, so I asked him if I could have it and he said yes. Then I changed my mind and told him I didn’t want it, but I changed my mind again and told him I did. So I went to pull a part and picked up some front struts, and Jared gave me a broken rear end to put in to get it rolling. Me and pops( aka MikeSr.) , took a trip up to the mountains of NC to pick the car up from Jared. We got the suspension in, loaded it up, and towed it home.






So here it is in my driveway in all it’s glory



I want to say thanks again to Jared for giving me the car,and being patient about me picking it up.

I already have a pretty cool plan in my head that will unfold here soon. Stay tuned

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Old 02-21-2020, 11:54 AM   #2
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That's a clean wagon, glad you kept it from the crusher.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:42 PM   #3
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That's a clean wagon, glad you kept it from the crusher.
Yeah I couldn't pass it up. I even sold that 1800E I just got to make room, and time for this thing.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:57 PM   #5
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DREAMY! ^^^
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:57 PM   #6
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Glad to see this is getting rescued.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:27 PM   #7
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Oh yeah the car also came with this floor panel to replace that damaged one from the drive shaft failure. That'll be the first thing I do once I get it in the garage.
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Piece of cake for you!
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I hope so lol
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:37 PM   #10
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Count me as another who is glad to see this is being saved. I always appreciated this car, seemed like such a creampuff. But then again I'm partial to the Artesia Beige.
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Old 02-28-2020, 09:38 PM   #11
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Great project. Who disassembled that flood pan for you?
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Great project. Who disassembled that flood pan for you?
Not sure. It came with the car so that makes things a lot easier
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:21 PM   #13
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So these showed up from the motherland today
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:36 PM   #14
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:23 PM   #15
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Super DTMs. Very nice, what size?
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Another glad the car was saved. Sick wheels, love the dish. And the beige driveway!
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You could park a small car in the dish of those wheels! That's going to look good, can't wait to see them mounted.
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If anyone can you can!
Go Mike Go!
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Very eager to see these mounted. I still haven’t decided what color to paint my centers...gold/silver/bronze for Harald.
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I will always hate you for denying me the pleasure of crushing a (mostly) rust-free 245.
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:39 PM   #24
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So I decided to attempt to make an original looking 145/245 roof rack. I started with the side portion of the rack and it was pretty easy. I ordered a tubing bender to do the bends in the middle, and I'll need to source some wood slates for the center.


Here's what I did so far. This is a very rough mock up that only took me about an hour.




Here's what an original rack looks like



So far I've only done things I want to do, rather than things I need to do on this car, like the floor.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:18 PM   #25
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How will you clamp to the rain gutters ? I feel like I saw some clamps recently on a website but I can't remember where.
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