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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Autobot » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:31 pm

The motor has been out for over 4 years. I haven't seen the car in months.
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Postby celigts » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:34 pm

Where has the car been for the past few months?
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Autobot » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:20 am

The shop owner has a storage area since the shop only fits 4-5 cars and maybe the same in the back lane. I am certainly having fun with the Supra as a DD for the summer though. Gave it a bath and snapped some pics. Got some parts on order to mount the OEM stuff, need to find a large air compressor to sand/paint the parts. Finishing up a garage heater install tomorrow, power is down until then. Did quite a bit of clean up in there, still need to add plug ins, change lighting, insulate the roof and put up drywall. Hopefully I will have a place to work on the Supra during the winter.
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Postby celigts » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:02 pm

That'll be nice. Good luck the garage reno's. You enjoying the difference have a rwd.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Autobot » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:10 am

I won't be working on the garage until this weekend, the panel had to be ordered in. I am enjoying the Supra, it is my first rwd vehicle.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Autobot » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:06 pm

I painted the Supra last month and have been enjoying it as a DD. I was able to get a hold of Jon for the first time in 4 months. He told me the engine was in the car. He's working on the car in a storage area. I have no idea where that is and another attempt to get a hold of him while in the city did not work.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:36 am

Wow! I would have reclaimed the car a few years ago!
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby celigts » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:01 pm

Hope to see progress on her. This will be what's going to happen with my engine. Never mind full car. Since it all rusted out :(


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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Autobot » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:58 pm

Ran into Jon at a Slayer concert a couple weeks ago. He said the engine was out of the car and the crankshaft needed machining I believe. I managed to insulate the ceiling of the garage and add extra plug ins. The Supra is parked for the winter and I have a Toyota Matrix as a DD while my wife has her Mini Cooper S. I only have a 2 car garage so I have no idea where I would store the All-Trac if I were to get it back now. Here's a pic of the Supra from this summer:

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Re: Project Autobot

Postby athousandleaves » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:02 pm

Not trying to sound like your mom but...

1. I feel sorry you've been without your trac for this long!
2. Why are you trusting this mechanic so much?
3. *not a professional opinion* but I believe that some of the stuff you've stated above would harm your case in court if it ever came to getting your car back from this guy that's been enjoying it for the past ~5 years now.

As many others have said; if I were you I would collect the car in whatever state its in and take it to a mechanic that answers my calls immediately or at least has slightly better business practices and is close enough for me to check up on occasionally.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:34 pm

I learned the hard way about people working on my car, and staying out of contact with me. The police had to be involved at the end. Good luck.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby ishmael.7 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:58 am

I just read every post of this project st185. Awesome car parts. You have ordered so many parts that I wish I can order hahaha. I have just started on the small stuff. I really hope your car is in good hands. That is a very very long time it has been in there. I am excited for it to be done also. :D
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby underscore » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:51 pm

Are you sure your car even exists anymore? If you can't get ahold of the guy and he's had your car for that long without finishing it and you haven't even seen the thing in ages how do you know he hasn't just stripped it for parts and sold it off?

I'm sorry but the guy is a poor excuse for a mechanic if he can't finish a car in 5 years.
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby Shaggz00 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Agreed with most of the recent responses. I would all but demand to see my car in person at this point. I won't be surprised if he can't come up with it. Hate to be so negative, but that is maaad sketch...
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Re: Project Autobot

Postby underscore » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:09 pm

I just read the whole thread, it's been 6 years since it went in for a new turbo and you've provided a huge pile of parts. It's damn near impossible to not have the car done by now unless he's screwing you over.
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