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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:25 am 
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eagle-co94 wrote:
I wonder if he's looking to pick up a car or not. Well, the driver apparently called but didn't leave a message while I was in class an hour ago and isn't answering his phone now. Looks like delivery won't be happening today. The title is in the mail to the broker in Oregon anyways so it's not like we'd be able to register it for several days anyways but with the poor communication from this company I'm eager to get the car out of their hands ASAP. It sucks to be the 3rd party on this as I'm on military orders in Wisconsin right now. I almost bought a 9C1 at Chicago Motors on the way up here so I'd have something to drive but when I got the deal on this one I figured I didn't need a THIRD PPV.


Copart charges $20 a day if you don't pick it up FYI.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:47 am 
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Yep, I'm all too familiar with the $20/day charge...even on days they won't allow you to pick up the car! I had a signed/paid contract which the broker honored so he deducted $20 from my total. Worst service ever though. Got hung up on by the broker and trucking company, they called and left no message when we didn't pick up at first, wouldn't return calls or answer our calls. The car finally arrived yesterday several hours after the driver said he would arrive and no 30 min heads up call that he stated we'd get. Called uShip and they refunded me about $50 for the hassle as it arrived 6 days after promised.

My wife said it's hard to put in reverse but thinks that's likely because of the missing shift ball. A new one is on order. She said there's something in the rear feels loose but otherwise started fine and sounded good. It needs a bath and some detailing but I think we did well. The key fob doesn't work and the driver's seat trim is loose but otherwise it looks pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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so still no pictures ?


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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What's everyone use for image hosting now that photobucket has crapped the bed?

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:28 pm 
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Please please please use imgur.com

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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eagle-co94 wrote:
My wife said it's hard to put in reverse but thinks that's likely because of the missing shift ball. A new one is on order. She said there's something in the rear feels loose but otherwise started fine and sounded good. It needs a bath and some detailing but I think we did well. The key fob doesn't work and the driver's seat trim is loose but otherwise it looks pretty good.


Great deal man.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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Let's see how many I can fit in a post...

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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There are some console pieces missing. When I did the build I purchased a center console from a G8 in a salvage yard. It was missing the few pieces and the customer cut off funds towards the end of the build so I was never able to order the missing parts. The parts for the manual conversion alone cost more than what you paid for that car so like I said in an earlier post you should easily justify spending money to get some missing trim pieces and tune up that paint job. The mechanics of that car are solid and you got an amazing deal. Im still shaking my head that the previous owner just gave that car away.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Manual Swap?
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eagle-co94 wrote:
What's everyone use for image hosting now that photobucket has crapped the bed?


I use Fotki. It's about $3/yr, but the service has been pretty good to me for several years.

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