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    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrEFI View Post
    Wow! Real ingenuity and talent there!
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    Great we have folks like this sharing their ideas!

    Results are amazing!

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    Haven't spent any time on the rotter in a while. The back tire kept going flat so I finally ditched the 10-holes for a set of mesh rims I've had stashed in the basement.....


    Sorry, no outside pics.
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    Rotter looks GOOD! I like the wheels, but then again I am a bit biased.
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    Heck, I'm with Trey, those wheels look great on the rotter.

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    Im curious if you second guessed your decision to take on this project at any any point along the way. The time you have spent saving this car is unreal. One of the most impressive builds on the site in my opinion.

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    Are those winter tires? surely you're not going to subject it to snow and salt after all that rust repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Rotter looks GOOD! I like the wheels, but then again I am a bit biased.
    Thanks Trey!
    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    Heck, I'm with Trey, those wheels look great on the rotter.
    Thanks Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by jlehma13 View Post
    Im curious if you second guessed your decision to take on this project at any any point along the way. The time you have spent saving this car is unreal. One of the most impressive builds on the site in my opinion.
    Thanks for the kind words. It's been a labor of love and also my hobby. There are (and have been) some very intense builds on this site over the years. I don't regret taking on this project, but lately my interests have been in other places. So haven't put hardly any time into my 82 GT in many months. I still have a small punch list of items to finish off. Perhaps over the winter if the weather isn't too cold. Otherwise I'll start on it again next spring.
    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Rider View Post
    Are those winter tires? surely you're not going to subject it to snow and salt after all that rust repair.
    Good eyes Ed! Yes, the rear tires are actually winter treads, lol. They were on the rims when I bought them and at least they hold air, unlike the 10-holes that I pulled off. The end goal for this car is a set of TRX, I still need to clear them before I can get the tires mounted.
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    Can't say I'm disappointed the 10 holes are gone

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    Looks awesome! The 10-holes should be donated to the nearest Fairmont or Zephyr.
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    It's been 20 years since this car was legally inspected and on the road in MA....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    It's been 20 years since this car was legally inspected and on the road in MA....
    Joe, if you keep that windshield, you might see if the Inspection Station will keep the old sticker in place. I remember seeing a '68 Shelby at a car show once with a 1973 inspection sticker, and the current one just above. Its a fun ice breaker at car shows
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    Good idea!
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    I've just re-read this whole thread for like the 10th time. Absolutely amazing craftsmanship and talent (weekend warrior-pffftt). You, sir, have a brand new 82 GT.

    One question I've had a along the way, but always forgot to ask: around page 8 or so, you have a pace car RF fender on Rotter. Do you know the story of the rest of the PC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billkandi View Post
    I've just re-read this whole thread for like the 10th time. Absolutely amazing craftsmanship and talent (weekend warrior-pffftt). You, sir, have a brand new 82 GT.

    One question I've had a along the way, but always forgot to ask: around page 8 or so, you have a pace car RF fender on Rotter. Do you know the story of the rest of the PC?
    Thanks - I actually don't have the full back story of the PC fenders. I bought the pair at a car show many moons ago. One fender went on my old 84 convertible. The other one ended up on this car.

    I never throw anything (worthwhile) away. Example - the fender from this car (rotted at the bottom), ended up as a patch panels on pass floor board of what's now my daughter's 99 Jeep XJ:


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    Interesting build. Nice work on the floor repair.

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    Thanks - my brother and nephew visited from SC this week. So I pulled the rotter out of the garage so they could check it out. Snapped a few pics while it was out of hibernation.


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    Looks Great!!!
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    Love this car! It looks like rotter has a new home? New garage?

    Have you ever been to the Mark's Auto Parts Cruise Nights in East Granby, CT?
    Mark

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    Future mods: Ford Strokers Dart SHP 363, TFS 11R 205 heads, TFS-R long runner intake, Vortech T-Trim upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTurbo View Post
    It's been 20 years since this car was legally inspected and on the road in MA....
    Been a L-O-N-G time since I've seen the old MA inspection stickers. The current/new MA inspection program is far over-reaching and ridiculous (with the cameras), but that's another topic not for this thread.
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    Future mods: Ford Strokers Dart SHP 363, TFS 11R 205 heads, TFS-R long runner intake, Vortech T-Trim upgrade

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    Hey J

    Figured I'd resurrect this thread and see how you are doing. Been a crazy 2020 and hopefully you are still tinkering away on Rotter and other projects.
    Mark

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    Future mods: Ford Strokers Dart SHP 363, TFS 11R 205 heads, TFS-R long runner intake, Vortech T-Trim upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quikk86 View Post
    Hey J

    Figured I'd resurrect this thread and see how you are doing. Been a crazy 2020 and hopefully you are still tinkering away on Rotter and other projects.
    Hi Mark, I was actually thinking about putting the 82 on the road last spring until the "C" word hit our world. Going to try it again this spring. But right now it's sleeping along with my SVO in the garage, now covered in a foot of new snow....
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    Hopefully this year will be a bit better year and you can get the 82 out and about. My '86 saw less than 100 miles last year so I totally get it. I picked up an '88 LX 5.0 with 40K miles on it from upstate New York (sans engine) that I'm hoping to tinker with come spring. Would be nice to get to a cruise night or car show in 2021 since last year was a big goose egg for me, like most. Planning to hit Carlisle All-Ford in 2021, but we shall see if the "C" puts a damper on that - fingers crossed that it doesn't!

    Good to hear that your 82 is on deck for the possibility of some summer fun and the SVO is keeping it company for now! Got the same dumping of snow in Enfield, I'd say about 12-13" at the house... guess we can't complain too much, has been a fairly light snow year so far.

    Was just thinking...Will have to stop using the term "Rotter" as "Rotter" is no longer a "Rotter" anymore! '82 GTs are my favorite of the 4 eyes and yours is painted my color of choice if I had an '82.
    Mark

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    Future mods: Ford Strokers Dart SHP 363, TFS 11R 205 heads, TFS-R long runner intake, Vortech T-Trim upgrade

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    On the other hand, "Rotter" reminds us back to when he started his labors. One hell of a long way now from where it started, though. One of my favorite threads on the site. Reminds me my car isn't so bad at all, it's me that's the weak link.
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    First time out of the garage in about 2 years.....


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    Looks Great!

    Now drive the heck out of it!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Ongoing RestoModification
    1984 SVO Awaiting Restoration
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1981 Capri Roller
    1981 Capri Black Magic Roller Basket Case
    1982 Capri RS 5.0/4spd T-top Full Restoration Underway
    1984 Capri RS T-top Roller
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts

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