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But uh. Yeah. This might be harder to restore than the 93 i'm looking at. :eek:
 

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Dont worry it's not staying this way.

It's my new project! haha.
 

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No. It runs like brand new, with only 75 k miles on it. It's just...not...so...pretty.



Yet.
 

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900. For a running, driveable V6 with low miles and almost new sparco racing seats, and a bunch of other goodies that were thrown in...I think it was worth it. He also offered to give me a 94 wagon with a seized engine. I said nahhhhhh. No title, no keys, presumably stolen, no thanks. My driveway already looks like a scrapyard right now.
 

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Did you have to bend the hood like that to get it open? It's straight in the first picture and it's V'ed in the other one. That radiator support looks just about identical to mine. Does the latch line up on it?

Gotta love the painted interior work....custom! haha but 900 is a good price when you do the work yourself it'll definitely end up being worth it. I actually like those tail lights with the clear section in them
 

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I like the tails too. The ass looks nice on this car, minus the wing. But the cleared center panel is cool....just no reverse lights haha.

But nah the hood is garbage. It's completely worthless. It does not latch, hence why they have the carbon fiber and hood pins. I wasn't TRYING to bend it, but upon pulling it up it did that and got stuck, so I took a picture. Now it's stuck open and won't close.

The interior....was originally tan leather. Exterior was goldish. Someone duct taped a bunch of spray paint to a pipe bomb and threw it in that car...

I'm gonna repaint ALL of it. I think I'll just do black on black on... black. I don't like the ricer blue look.
 

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Those are the thinnest hood pins I've ever seen! Mine are 1/2 inch chrome moroso ones. I went with hood pins on mine, but its not a carbon fiber hood at least. I went through the metal, I just masking taped over the paint so it wouldn't chip when I made it through. Those door panels are from a car with my interior color. I'm surprised someone went through the time and effort to change all the panels but not the headliner.
 

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pure classic blue rice :)
wondering if prev owner was a Honda Civic lover maybe? ;)

but hey, it's a project car, so have best of luck and lots of fun with that Chris :)
for $900 it's worth the price ... just looks a tad ugly now hehe
 

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I really like the license plate cardboard =D

Good find :thumbsup:
 

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Those are the thinnest hood pins I've ever seen! Mine are 1/2 inch chrome moroso ones. I went with hood pins on mine, but its not a carbon fiber hood at least. I went through the metal, I just masking taped over the paint so it wouldn't chip when I made it through. Those door panels are from a car with my interior color. I'm surprised someone went through the time and effort to change all the panels but not the headliner.
They're not really hood pins, haha. Just bolts with wing nuts... :disappoin but I'll hit up a junkyard and find a hood, and make it work with the latch. I might bungee it down for extra security so it doesn't fly open on the highway...

pure classic blue rice :)
wondering if prev owner was a Honda Civic lover maybe? ;)

but hey, it's a project car, so have best of luck and lots of fun with that Chris :)
for $900 it's worth the price ... just looks a tad ugly now hehe
Haha. The color I don't mind... it's the odd bondo'd fender flares that I hate. I don't know whether to remove the flares, sand down the bondo and repaint or try fixing the two busted front flares... I need the bumpers and hood painted so I might as well get the fenders re-sprayed, right?

I really like the license plate cardboard =D

Good find :thumbsup:
Thanks! The guy I bought it from wasn't courteous enough to let me keep his old license plate. So instead of going plateless I figured I would use my old camry's license plate number, which only expired in February. Didn't get pulled over! so that's all that matters haha.

At 900$, it's worth de-ricing that car and bring it back to some glory :thumbsup:
Already started, buddy. First thing to go was that wing. I had to climb through the back seat and manually open the trunk first. Neither the lock NOR the cable were connected so it would not open. Plus that wing weighed it down so damn much. It was at least 20 pounds. Then it was glued and taped and bolted in. So now I've got holes and glue on the trunk. But here's some updated pictures, including some goodies I found when I got in the trunk (previous owner was never able to get in the trunk so he had no idea what was in there!)









 

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The wing looked like it fit pretty well.. if only it was smaller and like you said, didn't weigh a ton.

Hope to see this Camry restored to something that doesn't hurt my eyes so much.. looks like there's a lot to be fixed.
 

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:barf: That thing needs a macco paintjob asap.

How are you planning to get that blue spray paint off the leather? Ill bet you something will dissolve that shit and make it look alright.
 
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