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Sean62586
07-05-2007, 12:42 PM
hey everyone my name is Sean and i just bought a 1985 blue stars and stripes for my 21st b-day from a friend at work for $500. i figured it was a steel and i could easly get my money back from the trailer alone.

the story behind it isnt great...im the 3rd owner and my friend owned it for 13 years,but the last 3 years its been sitting on the side of his house covered, and not run at all!

because of that the interior was pretty much shot. the carpet is faded and falling apart, the bigger interior pieces were removed but the upholstery will need to be replaced, and worst of all the engine has been sitting in the florida weather for allthat time too... i know this isnt gona be cheap

but hey i gotit for 500 and i need a summer project. when i started cleaning it out last week i found an carpenters ant nest...i was not happy,but i bomed it and there all dead and vacumed out...

i live in central florida so if anyone knows where i can take it to get the engine looked at andthe interior work done it would be greatly apreciated!

thanks
Sean

WilliM1940
07-05-2007, 12:48 PM
Man, if that thing hasn't been run in the salt, you stole it.

Willski
07-05-2007, 04:56 PM
Welcome and good luck. I'm not from your area, so I can't help you out much on your questions.

sberry3827
07-06-2007, 12:14 PM
500 BUCKS!!!! WOW!!!

Thats an awesome deal. Sounds like you've got a cool project on your hands. Don't forget to get many before and after pics throughout the restore.

Sean62586
07-06-2007, 10:47 PM
nope never is salt water... only in local lakes around orlando... ive taken a few before pics but im in jersey right now...i make sure i post them up when i get back to florida in the next few days...

also ive spent a few hours searching the archives on here for people who restored there old stars and stripes... but its so hard to find the same threads twice... if anyone comes across anything that could help me more i would appreciate a link if its not to much trouble!
Sean

JBaker
08-06-2007, 07:48 PM
Welcome Sean. I would love to see any before pics when you get a chance.

milkmania
08-06-2007, 08:09 PM
I'll give you $750.00 for it right now!
I think you be hard pressed to buy just the windshield for $500.00



edit:
Dude, you stole it!
cops will be at your doorstep very shortly;)

87MCProstar
08-06-2007, 08:30 PM
regardless of the interior and engine whats the fiberglass like?? if its only faded and you paid 500 bones for it, you need to go hit your buddy with a tack hammer...nice score!!!!

Slinkyredfoot
08-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Welcome Sean. I would love to see any before pics when you get a chance.


Ditto here, lets see this steal of a deal, and welcome newbie....
:D

trickskier
08-06-2007, 08:57 PM
Welcome & good luck.......................Let's see some pics!!!

Slinkyredfoot
08-06-2007, 09:02 PM
I'll give you $750.00 for it right now!
I think you be hard pressed to buy just the windshield for $500.00



edit:
Dude, you stole it!
cops will be at your doorstep very shortly;)


Come on Milk, you know it is worth at least 10 C notes, quit milking the Newbie and let him double his money...doncha think???;)

TMCNo1
08-06-2007, 09:19 PM
I'll give $760, trickskiers Florida Gator hat and a thieving peacock!:D