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What should I look for; Buying an alpine from a co-worker?

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by the ghoul, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    That is a very impressive rotisserie! I also made one out of engine stands, but looking at yours makes me less confident in mine. One thing for sure: I am not going to use mine with the front and rear suspension attached!

    Nice work. I am going to be very interested in following the restoration work.
     
  2. the ghoul

    the ghoul Donation Time

    I tend to over build everything.
    I saw some one once use two light duity engine stands not attached in the middle for a MGB restoration.. Seemed to work well.
    With my criteria of pushing it in and out of my garage occasionally I felt heavy was the way to go.
     
  3. the ghoul

    the ghoul Donation Time

    Got another burst of motivation, stripped the suspension out of the car. I decided to use the sV driveline and suspension so I took appart the front suspension, made a jig for an engine stand, shot blasted then por15 the front cross member
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  4. chazza

    chazza Donation Time

    Top work cobber!

    Thank you for taking the time to show us the rotisserie - one day I will have to repair the repairs someone else has done :(

    Very nice welding as well! The sills will be a doddle for someone with your expertise,

    Cheers Charlie
     
  5. Ray62pine

    Ray62pine Donation Time

    I just read the entire thread. Any ideas on his status of this car.

    Hopefully, it is still in the garage waiting.

    Makes me feel lucky to have somewhat rust free calif cars. But we do see some things like this.

    Getter done.
     
  6. volvoguys

    volvoguys Diamond Level Sponsor

    Don't follow this guy as an example. He bailed on the project 3+ years ago and hasn't signed onto the forum since.

    Mark ..... volvoguys
     
  7. Boobtube

    Boobtube Silver Level Sponsor

    Say it ain't so. He seemed pretty determined by his postings (and what he accomplished). When I saw the original car, I just thought, "walk away, fast". I was amazed that he had taken on the project. Maybe it killed him and that's why he hasn't posted anymore. :(
     
  8. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Here is the last POST the Ghoul made that I can find.

    the ghoul POSTED: Last edited by the ghoul : 06-09-2014 at 07:07 PM.

    Sold, thank you!
    __________________
    63 code 61 series III
    Ever jump so deep into a project that you severely doubt you can successfully complete it; but pride never lets you admit it? Yeah, me neither.


    His "Signature - bottom line says it all"....

    I'm not kicking him, just making the point that experience usually pays off if we heed the advice from those who have it:cool:

    Been there and done that too!

    DanR
     
  9. Ray62pine

    Ray62pine Donation Time

    It would be nice if that car was entered into the registry and perhaps someday under new owners we see it on the road.

    There was a lot of time taken by forum members to help the guy, hats off to you guys.

    Ray
     
  10. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    This post is dead and stinkin. I think the car was parted out.
     
  11. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Paul, both were parted out and sold!
     
  12. P. Scofield

    P. Scofield Bronze Level Sponsor

    That's what he said. Oh, that was me. But I think it was actually sold, them parted.
     

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