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Offline Nitschke

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My new Formula Lots of Pics
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:42:57 PM »
HI I just registered here at this forum it looks like a nice place. I just thought I would share my new project that I just got home with everyone itís a 1978 400 formula VIN# 2U87ZbL115842 its bin sitting for at least 12 years. With a fresh battery and gas it fired right up! I got it from a close family friend how had passed who was the original owner of the car. Let me know what you think. Pics from where I found it and then after a presser wash.






















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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 11:51:24 PM »
Hey that's a great find and goodies in the trunk too, what are your plans for the car restore or drive it some first ? Welcome to the site !
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 12:43:54 AM »
Hay thanks, yeah there was a lot of goodies that came with it way more than whatís in the trunk. Iím going to get it so I can drive it around the block couple times then pull the motor / trans and build them take care of the rest of the drivetrain, suspension  and drive it while I take care of the body and cosmetics stuff. Iím hoping to be into the motor buy the end of the month. 
~78 Formula 400~
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~72 Chevy Truck~
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 09:08:47 AM »
Good luck and be sure to take a lot of photos to share on the site and for reference when you go back together.
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 09:42:04 AM »
good luck with everything. Glad another was saved. Welcome. Pictures are always welcome of the whole process. Just don't have the camera in you hands more then the wrench lol.
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 10:12:52 AM »
looks better after a bath appears solid. looks like someone got happy with the bondo.
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 10:57:50 AM »
Glad it is going to be saved.  good luck!
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 11:44:46 AM »
how much did you buy it for, and good find there
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 01:00:02 PM »
Looks like an excellent starting point, especially after a bath. Thats gonna be sweet when you get done with it. ;D

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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 10:06:27 PM »
Thanks for the comments! I gave $800 for the car and goodies.
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010, 10:07:29 PM »
thats a really good price
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 01:33:32 PM »
Congrats on the purchase :) seems like a nice place to start a resto :)
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 06:40:43 PM »
Looks good welcome, cool to see someone else from Vancouver, even though your WA and im BC.
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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 07:35:00 PM »
Nice find...........Good job cleaning,,,,,, I know how hard that was..............Makes a world of difference...........

Looks like you have some custom work there on the choke heater pipe area lol....

later........

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Re: My new Formula Lots of Pics
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 09:05:41 PM »
that thing is cool...I like it
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