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    #16
    I've had it happen in other threads and I suspect it's the fact I'm linking to Facebook. I need to go back and actually upload the photos to each post.
    1988 Super E - RIP
    2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
    2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
    1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
    1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
    1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

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      #17
      I wanted to go ahead and put some closure to this thread.

      The ol' girl is gone. Car is still sitting in the driveway but I don't believe shes worth fixing. The battery tray is wrinkled behind the passenger side strut tower and there is a very slight bend in the roof line. The passenger side frame horn is folded up and touching the engine and the oil pan/oil pump were knocked clean off the block.
      I'll strip the drive train and any other good parts and look for another one to swap everything over to.

      For now, Snow White (353) will be getting the suspension. Everything else will be put into storage.

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      1988 Super E - RIP
      2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
      2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
      1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
      1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
      1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

      IG: RDE_Fabrications
      Check us out

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        #18
        Woah that sucks, sorry to see... car had lots of potential.

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          #19
          Hydroplaned into concrete center divider.
          1988 Super E - RIP
          2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
          2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
          1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
          1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
          1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

          IG: RDE_Fabrications
          Check us out

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            #20
            So sorry to hear :( Well update this thread if you ever decide to start another project.
            1990 325is
            m52b28
            3.73lsd
            g260 (1987 325is 5spd tranny)

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              #21
              Originally posted by TeXJ View Post
              So sorry to hear :( Well update this thread if you ever decide to start another project.
              I appreciate it. Sad day indeed. I'll have another one as a DD some day but it'll be a while. When I get another one I will definitely post up about it!
              1988 Super E - RIP
              2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
              2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
              1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
              1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
              1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

              IG: RDE_Fabrications
              Check us out

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                #22
                RIP car. Death is not the end, but yet the beginning of your next journey upward.

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                  #23
                  I've started to sell off little bits and pieces and it makes me a little happier knowing my car is helping keep others on the road. I've decided to keep this thread going and post a picture of the parts and the car it helped out.

                  First up: lower gauge trim, knurled nut going to a friend with an 88 M3
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                  1988 Super E - RIP
                  2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
                  2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
                  1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
                  1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
                  1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

                  IG: RDE_Fabrications
                  Check us out

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                    #24
                    That nut fell deep into my dashboard at some point for me. Now i only have one, but own two...

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
                      That nut fell deep into my dashboard at some point for me. Now i only have one, but own two...
                      The dash can be like the Abyss....things go in and never return.


                      The car is pretty much done. Next time I visit Knoxville I will be loading her onto a trailer and hauling it to scrap. Many parts have been sold and will live on in other vehicles.

                      The trunk lid went to a fellow racer. He installed it the day I gave it to him and he went out and won the race. 14hr at Road Atlanta!
                      Here he is in impound with the trunk lid.
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                      I kept the drive train, suspension, and four large totes of parts - some day I will source another shell and swap everything over.
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                      Until then.....a few pieces will be moved onto my new project.
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                      1988 Super E - RIP
                      2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
                      2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
                      1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
                      1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
                      1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

                      IG: RDE_Fabrications
                      Check us out

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                        #26
                        Yes. Congrats on the M3!
                        1989 M30 Alpine Coupe

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by iso_hi View Post
                          Yes. Congrats on the M3!
                          Thank you! I've wanted one for a very long time. Super excited to get this one back on the road.
                          1988 Super E - RIP
                          2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
                          2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
                          1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
                          1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
                          1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

                          IG: RDE_Fabrications
                          Check us out

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by sgtskid View Post
                            Thank you! I've wanted one for a very long time. Super excited to get this one back on the road.
                            I'm going to try and get one after I pay off my Focus ST. Can't wait for that day to come.

                            What engine are you going with?
                            1989 M30 Alpine Coupe

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by iso_hi View Post
                              I'm going to try and get one after I pay off my Focus ST. Can't wait for that day to come.

                              What engine are you going with?
                              The s14. The original engine is at the machine shop now getting cleaned up. I have a spare I'll most likely run for a little while and then swap back to the original engine. The car is currently at the body shop getting the front bumper fixed, a fender, and a repaint.
                              1988 Super E - RIP
                              2016 Ford Escape - DD ;D
                              2006 Chevy 2500 Duramax - Race car hauler
                              1990 Corvette - Weekend toy
                              1986 353 - Snow White, One Crazy Girl - SOLD :(
                              1986 VW Jetta (vr6) - Racecar SOLD

                              IG: RDE_Fabrications
                              Check us out

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                                #30
                                Was it in an accident or something? Looks like a 4 lug wheel up front too... give us more of the story!
                                Simon
                                Current Cars:
                                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
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                                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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