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What Did You Do To Your Smart Today?

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All 4 wing corners now rubbed back, primed, painted, lacquered, rubbed back with 2000 grit, polished.  I'm particularly pleased how well I managed the blending into the old paint - I've still got it!

 

That's the bodywork pretty much mint now.  She's 15 years old, bit looks closer to 2 years.

 

Going to hang fire for a few weeks, see what happens.  If I am for sure taking over my Dad's old Volvo then the Smart will be for sale.  If I keep it then I'd like to get the wheels refurbished and a new drivers door welt.

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Put the battery on charge.  Spoke to my Dad today and all is going well at his end, so its looking likely that mine will be up for sale by the end of the month.  I will miss it terribly, but a free luxury SUV is a free luxury SUV.

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My friend and his son sold the 2006 passion cabrio I owned last year to a guy in White Rock who is apparently planning on buying up all the passion cars that he can at reasonable prices.... (this one made # 4 I think). He remarked it was the best driving smart he'd ever been in, including those remapped ones he already had. Thanks to Dwayne's refurbishing no doubt, which included a physical EGR delete, sealing up the intercooler, a BETTER turbo cartridge ordered in from Germany and changing the alternator pulley to the one from the UK talked about by our friend in the UK (tolsen). Possibly also because of the wider wheel/tire set, which if anything, actually slows it down a tiny bit, but also improves the handling and feel (to most people anyway) The car went for $3,800 with close to 210,000 kms on it. They spent about $1000 in various parts, and made a little bit for the 40 hours labour that went into it. Was his sons first licensed vehicle which he insured after getting his N. I gave it to them at my cost after acquiring it in Hope, towing it back to Abbotsford, doing minor maintenance on it to see how well it ran (which was sufficient to warrant the effort to restore), and adding the strikelines and a few accessories from my stash.

 

I have not managed to acquire another fixer-upper - missed one on the island and one in Whistler/Squamish recently - c'est la vie. 

 

On the other hand, the ones needing significantly more work have been forwarded to Kevin out in Mission, who to date, has acquired 9 smarts in total. Hopefully we'll hear about those in due course. Lots of panels and spare parts and wheels I would imagine. Some engines are toasted completely and not rebuildable.

 

I am actually more inclined to land a 451 should one show again, but will take a cdi if the laundry list of repairs is not too long.

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5 hours ago, Chopper said:

Wrote out an ad in readiness for putting the old girl on sale.

Traitor..........where's my VooDoo doll and pins.......lol


Volvo....Humph......

 

Carbon footprint.....?

Traitor..........lol....sniff sniff....

 

 

Now IF you lived in an area where you had acreage and plenty of room for more than a few vehicles.....just think of the possibilities....lol.....so many great vehicles need rescuing and what better person than someone who takes such good care of his pride and joy.....lol.

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