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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 AM
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These guys have been sitting behind a burned out shell of an abandon house for roughly 20 years.

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Somebody tell me NOT to attempt the running around and paperwork involved in securing title to these.

Ugh, I would have to track down the registered property owner...
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 AM
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:44 AM
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If you look closely, there's a faded out BMW CCA grille badge on the yellow one.
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unless you have cash to burn or flush I'd say no don't do it

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:56 AM
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Do it

I went through the process once and despite being long and somewhat arduous, it wasn't very expensive. Of course, it may vary depending on which state you're in.
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If you PM me the address I can find out all the property info you need.
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The red car is in really sad shape.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:38 AM
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custom convertible. No need to fix the roof.....just cut it off can you make these or buy them for less expensive.... sure. But that is not the point. It is about the journey & knowledge gained getting there.

The yellow one could look like this...



Red one like this...
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or...
full convertible
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I concur. If nothing else, it may have some engine parts.
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custom convertible. No need to fix the roof.....just cut it off can you make these or buy them for less expensive.... sure. But that is not the point. It is about the journey & knowledge gained getting there.

The yellow one could look like this...

And the yellow one would never look like that... That's a squaretail

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Years ago I restored a 1972 MGB that I picked up for $700.00 with a spun rod bearing. It was an absolute blast and very therapeutic.

If you have a place to work on it, can get them both for next to nothing, the yellow one isn't rotted out, and between the two you have one complete car, I say go for it.

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I also have a '72 MGB.

It, too, has been therapeutic. But, I decided a while ago that I was ready to sell it and move on to something else. A 2002 was at the top of my list.

Actually, I think an Alfa GTV was at the top of my last revision of "Ryan's Reasonable Wish List", but the round-tail 2002 was near the top.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:19 PM
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I also have a '72 MGB.

It, too, has been therapeutic. But, I decided a while ago that I was ready to sell it and move on to something else. A 2002 was at the top of my list.

Actually, I think an Alfa GTV was at the top of my last revision of "Ryan's Reasonable Wish List", but the round-tail 2002 was near the top.

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And it looks like they were the same color!

Yeah mines been gone for about 20 years now. The car was an absolute blast but I hit a spot where I needed the money more than the car so off it went. With all I spent on parts, paint engine and body work I don't think I made a penny on it but I had a blast.

I don't have it in me to restore another car of any kind any more. I do routine stuff on my X3 but it goes to the shop for the big stuff. I would love to hear what you decide or find out on the 2002's.
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Parts are available for those cars, so it is doable.

They both have a lot of corrosion visible even in the small photos. There is going to be a lot of cutting welding and grinding to get either one back on the road.

Do you enjoy bodywork as a hobby and have access to a full shop?

Or do you have access to an endless supply of cash and would rather pay someone to restore a wreck instead of spending far less to get one that is car show ready?



If the answer is yes . . .
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assume the floor and everything under the cars is rotted out. There might be some mechanical parts worth using but unless you can do major rust repair pass on them. Most times it is best to start with a good car, a perfect 2002 is not worth as much as it will cost you to fix these cars even if you do msot all the work yourself.
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assume the floor and everything under the cars is rotted out. There might be some mechanical parts worth using but unless you can do major rust repair pass on them. Most times it is best to start with a good car, a perfect 2002 is not worth as much as it will cost you to fix these cars even if you do msot all the work yourself.
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Owning an MGB, I am quite familiar with rust. But that doesn't mean I like it.

If I want a 2002, there are better candidates. "Ryan's Reasonable Wish List" was an exercise that my wife came up with so that she knew the cars I was interested in AND we could afford. While the 2002 is on the list, I don't think I could afford these guys.

But there is the thrill of the hunt...
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