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Updated on Jun 23, 2012
This is my 80 Mirada. I purchased it from a friend in 1995 for $40. It had a 360-4v and a lot of potential. From about 1996 through about 1998 it appeared it two different "rat rod" all primer paint jobs. I am currently finishing the repair work on the body and starting on a suspension overhaul and upgrade. Later I will be putting a 4sp overdrive automatic in.
day it came home
Black "rat rod" 1997
june 5 2003, started the tear down and rebuild
The engine bay was nasty, with paint over grease in some places.
Bye-Bye opera windows!
onward to 2007
The C-pillars are finished, and most of each side, other than the lower left quarter are almost complete
This is the VFN Fibreglass tail panel I ordered to replace my rotted extensions, and coroded aluminum bumper.
Bonded the brackets and liscense plate bucket in place.
It took some modifiying, since this was intended as a race peice, to make it work for a street car. Unfortunately there was some damage to the quarters that i couldn't see until I had good parts.
Left side cowl brace, much heavier than stock
Right side cowl brace, I have made some changes to them in 2008.
Now for some Suspension work
looks pretty bad
A little paint and a few small repairs is all the K-member needed
some white epoxy for durability
Some goodies from Firm Feel, and some AREngineering control arm plates.
some billet peices for a tighter frontend, from CudaZappa.
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Sweet mirada these are rare really sweet car 5*****
VERY NICE ALL 5 *****
Nice ride bro. 5 stars!
if you bought that for $40, i'll give you $5000; i'd like a couple of Porsches, a Ferrari, and an old Range Rover; you can keep whatever is leftover. Five stars!
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