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Unread 08-10-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Barn find on Maui

There's a mechanic in Honolulu who specializes in vintage European (mostly Italian) cars. He's been sort of blogging about his latest project, which was a barn find on Maui. Anyone recognize the car?

Hint: It's not Italian. It's not even European.


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Unread 08-11-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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Toyota? Holy crap, is that even salvageable?
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Unread 08-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's a Toyota Sports 800... and they found it on Maui!

If you want to read the dude's blog, it's on F-chat. (click)
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Cool...I shall check it out. Good luck with that, it looks rusted beyond belief. It has recent plates though...I mean within the last 30 years. LOL.
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ayup - it used to be a nice car, but with the front section almost gone, i would imagine it would be hard to restore or even get parts for that car.

although if the guy had a metal shop or access, i suppose he could fabricate new pieces.
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zff can u post the other photos he has in his blog? dont wana sign up to the forums, i might not sleep for days haha


and btw wonder if servco is still in the process of restoring their 2000GT. when i worked there i know the body shop was stripping down the purple one for a total resto
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Well, he's got a picture of some drivetrain parts that were delivered to him and the seats out of the car.
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Then he's got pics the original owner had of the car...
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Yeah, I checked out the thread, good stuff. Wowza..
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Any updates on this? And why did the owner on Maui put on that front bumper? recon or just needed to mount the plate?
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