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PostSubject: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:34 pm

Alright so here we go... this poor car has gone through a lot, but by the time I'm done with it - hell, it's not going anywhere.

For new people, some background:

Bought the car in 2010, it was red over silver with horrible clear coat and wire hubcaps/steel wheels.



Then I wanted to go to Daytona, so it got some smoothie hubcaps (which I loved) and some chalkboard paint on the hood for 2011:



Then, October '11 somebody thought it would be fun to loosen my lugnuts and I lost a wheel. So it got some new shoes. I liked them better when plastidipped compared to polished, but hey:



Well, then for 2012, I wanted to go back to Daytona, but this time - better. So dad and I painted the car.





Interior-wise, some upgrades happened as well. Lumina steering wheel, Blazer console, and Bonneville seats, namely:



I'll find a better photo of those, but for now, enjoy this one with my dog, Moose.

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At the end of the summer, I got a class 3 hitch because I moved into my own apartment, and needed to transport furniture:



New window tint was my birthday present to myself for '12:



Then came some new wheels this year, in January:



Then... accident #1. Sad



Repairs took weeks. Five weeks, to be exact, and they weren't exactly finished anyway, so I took it for Daytona again, had a BLAST, met new people, won a flamingo, etc.

Morning of the show, juuuuust out of the paint booth:



Posing with its flamingo on Sunday:



So I had the car for the week to run some errands, do some things, etc. Then I was going to drop it back off at the shop on Sunday. Well... Friday, this happened:



I already have all of the parts, except for a grille and support, but those are on the way too.

Here's how she sits today, partially disassembled. I'll use this thread to update the accident progress, etc. etc. etc.



Whew, lots of images.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:03 pm

Epic thread is missing the pic of my Caddy coupe on the hood chalkboard!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:12 pm

Fixed.

Disclaimer: I have no artistic ability!










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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:30 pm

The classiest that car has ever been!

Can't wait for you to get it done, buddy. You deserve to be without stress for a bit. When it's done, just park it in the driveway and look at it for a couple of weeks. No driving. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:30 pm

I have a like new caprice grille if you want it just come get it
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:56 pm

I got a grill support
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:04 pm

Where is this guys shop located? I need some work done on my Caprice.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:05 pm

He's in Jacksonville, a few miles from my school. Realistically, you could leave it with him and get it done well, and cheap. >_>
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:16 am

I really like the way the car looks (well, except for the latest collision mod Sad ).

When I look at your avatar, it appears that the flamingo is part of the paint job.
I think it would be cool to have the flamingo actually painted on the door.

That would flip people out...and it looks great on the black.

Just my $.02
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:49 am

JoeT wrote:
I really like the way the car looks (well, except for the latest collision mod Sad ).

When I look at your avatar, it appears that the flamingo is part of the paint job.
I think it would be cool to have the flamingo actually painted on the door.

That would flip people out...and it looks great on the black.

Just my $.02

Damn you, Joe! I was just gonna say that! I really dig the way that pic looks and I think a flamingo painted (or vinyled) right there in that same spot, same scale, would look awesome.

So much for being original tho... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:51 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
JoeT wrote:
I really like the way the car looks (well, except for the latest collision mod Sad ).

When I look at your avatar, it appears that the flamingo is part of the paint job.
I think it would be cool to have the flamingo actually painted on the door.

That would flip people out...and it looks great on the black.

Just my $.02

Damn you, Joe! I was just gonna say that! I really dig the way that pic looks and I think a flamingo painted (or vinyled) right there in that same spot, same scale, would look awesome.

So much for being original tho... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:59 am

JoeT wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
JoeT wrote:
I really like the way the car looks (well, except for the latest collision mod Sad ).

When I look at your avatar, it appears that the flamingo is part of the paint job.
I think it would be cool to have the flamingo actually painted on the door.

That would flip people out...and it looks great on the black.

Just my $.02

Damn you, Joe! I was just gonna say that! I really dig the way that pic looks and I think a flamingo painted (or vinyled) right there in that same spot, same scale, would look awesome.

So much for being original tho... Razz

Great minds think alike!

<........".but fools, seldom differ". What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Hahaha well it's pretty funny, because I actually collect flamingos, but my nickname is Roo, so the kangaroos will make a return.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Flamingo Fail. Failmingo? Lol Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:43 pm

The pink rooingo wagon?
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:34 pm

Side note:

A few weeks ago I bought a whole beef tenderloin and had it steaked by the butcher. He ground up the left over parts (about 2 lbs worth) and wrapped it on a tray with a blank whie label. I wrote ground Filet Mignon and tossed it in the freezer.

A week later when I was going to WF, my wife and daughter went the other way in FL to the everglades for a camping trip. On the list of stuff to bring my daughter wrote:

Ground Flamingon, which both my wife and dropped the n off the end(as it was printed rather small) and thought it was pretty funny.

Back to satin wagons....
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:42 pm

Hahaha no Tim. No pink. I love the current color scheme too much.

Although I'm not gonna lie, Bill's spider caps and steelies are cool. 17" steelies in the future?

Hmmm...
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:55 pm

Man I didn't know about the most recent accident. Jeez!

Good luck getting it together again. Does not look too bad, should be an easy fix for you, but still...ouch.

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:03 pm

What he really needs is a small flamingo stamp with pink ink. Every time he wins a flamingo, he stamps one below his door handle.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:30 pm

17" steelies? If you do that, I want those rims. They're cool Smile
Accident damage doesn't look too bad overall. The bumper shock bent sideways kinda worries me though.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:03 pm

Frame is straight. The bumper shock was bent because her car got pushed UNDER the steel bumper. Shock took the whole blow.

Shipping would probably kill any wheel deal for you/us though. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Ehh....depends if I have a constant paying job by then (working hard on that because not having monies sucks)
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:53 pm

Fred Kiehl wrote:
What he really needs is a small flamingo stamp with pink ink. Every time he wins a flamingo, he stamps one below his door handle.

he should have a small dead flamingo with an X over it for every accident under his driver's door mirror.........
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:46 am

Couple more and he'll be an ace!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:49 pm

Update from today:



Hey, look! A core support!



A bumper, too!



I miss this car so much. Words cannot even describe.

This is promising, though!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:55 pm

More MAB!!!! GAH!!! bom
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Hahaha Yeah, I noticed that. :p
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm

You'll be pulling the U-Haul back from college with it, in a few weeks!

Hasn't looked that good for years, I mean 3 weeks when it won the "People's Choice" award. Looks like it is pretty close.

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:21 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
You'll be pulling the U-Haul back from college with it, in a few weeks!

Hasn't looked that good for years, I mean 3 weeks when it won the "People's Choice" award. Looks like it is pretty close.

Tom

Few weeks? You mean May 4th!

Ugh. TWO WEEKS. Then... real life starts. That'll be fun!

Thanks, though. It will definitely look better than ever before, and I'm really excited about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:00 pm

So what did you do to straighten out the frame rail on the driver's side?
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:19 pm

Guy says the frame wasn't bent, just the bumper shock itself. I tend to agree with him, because I drove it a few times and it still tracked straight with my hands off the wheel and whatnot, and it didn't feel unstable at 40-50mph (I didn't dare go faster because of the hood, at the time, and even that probably wasn't wise...).

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:35 pm

drive carefully,.

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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:44 pm

Indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:28 am

Stingroo wrote:
silverfox103 wrote:
You'll be pulling the U-Haul back from college with it, in a few weeks!

Hasn't looked that good for years, I mean 3 weeks when it won the "People's Choice" award. Looks like it is pretty close.

Tom

Few weeks? You mean May 4th!

Ugh. TWO WEEKS. Then... real life starts. That'll be fun!

Thanks, though. It will definitely look better than ever before, and I'm really excited about it.

On the bright side, we're practically gonna be neighbors lol
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:58 am

That's true!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:45 pm

Looking better! Glad to see it's a fast repair!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:54 pm

Ha. Fast.

Ha.

I hope it is. We'll see. Faster than LAST time at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Well, it couldn't be slower... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 pm

You raise a fair point.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:38 pm

Ray, glad to see your car is almost done. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. What are your plans after the big day? Don't freak out if you have not yet found gainful employment. I did not get a real job for several years after I got out of college, and everything turned out just fine. You are a great guy, and I am sure you will find something that will make you happy. Good luck, Mark.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:46 pm

Package arrived today from Ian (a1awind on here). Visited body shop.

Old hood is off and scrapped, new hood is having its ornament hole filled and the body crease put back into it.

Didn't get photos, phone was in my roommate's car.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:42 pm

Hood's on it.



Shaving ornament hole tonight apparently, then it's ready for paint.


Supposed to be back in my hands on Tuesday.

Also now you can see what was in Ian's package.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:47 pm

OMG

my car's MAB with a DGGM SS grille on it.

Sorry, it was just weird to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm

Haha really?

WE'RE LIKE, TWINS.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:23 pm

I'll take you a pic tomorrow. You'll laugh. Or cry. Or both.
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:50 pm

Probably both.

Just got off the phone with the body guy.

I might have the car back tomorrow or Monday.

EGADS!
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PostSubject: Re: Roo Wagon uh... 3.1? Like Windows, but, black!   Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:02 pm

Stingroo wrote:
Package arrived today from Ian (a1awind on here). Visited body shop.

Old hood is off and scrapped, new hood is having its ornament hole filled and the body crease put back into it.

Didn't get photos, phone was in my roommate's car.

Body crease? Question Exclamation
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