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Offline y88rick

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Alright guys promised pics of her.
here she is.
Remember she has had a very hard life.
Theft, then fire damage from vandalizm and also fire dept damage with an axe
but she's been in the process of revival for almost 15 sloooooooow years now
fender and hood were replaced due to mr axe man damages along with the nose since they couldnt figure out how to open the hood.




interior was all replaced as it was all burnt (still have the original steering wheel what a mess it is)
this was the first dash bezel i ever bought from Randy combs (back in 2005)

some up close welded shut axe wounds from the cool fire department (spray painted over to keep from rusting)


drivers quarter axe wound sealed up
Too many birds, not enough food.

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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 08:21:42 PM »
keep up the good work and keep us posted
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 08:52:55 PM »
Good job! At least you still have it!
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 09:48:15 PM »
Well I dont think theres anything you can't fix Rick ,well maybe your obssesion for T/A's?
I can't wait to see her restored to her former glory

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 09:51:39 PM »
,some day buddy some day. it was torn apart for a very long time and finally was able to start again about 2 years ago for the first time in ages. and for the very first time today i moved it about 6 inches. i need to take it for a spin and see how it does
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 10:11:04 PM »
Good luck with her Rick! I know the love for a Y88!
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 10:14:20 PM »
That looks nice Bro. Glad you got it back.  I wish I could find either of mine. Wait.....they are Michigan cars.  I probably dont wanna see em now.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 11:28:41 PM »
lol this poor girl has been a michigan car. just with a hard hard life. she spent 3 years outside 2 of which were uncovered so there are some rust issued to tend to but not many.
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 05:48:08 AM »
Cool! Good luck with her!
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 07:25:58 AM »
looks nice and solid, shouldn`t be too bad to resto, glad you got her back
the fire dept just axed it for nothing imo
dont need a hood pull if you have the jaws of life

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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 07:38:30 AM »
Nice too see her back home Rick..Where she belong's, Keep her on a short leash.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010, 07:48:36 AM »
this time i plan on it. I will sell my other cars /trucks before i let it go. but i wouldnt sell it to anyone aside from my uncle because i knew some day i'd get it back. with him now moving to tx thats not going to be that easy so im going to just have to make sure its safe here at all times.
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2010, 08:05:13 AM »
Good to see you got her home safe Rick.
Cant wait to see your progress in returning this beauty back to her former glory!
Looks like you have a long but enjoyable road ahead.
1 more Y88 saved...... a win for the good guys!
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 08:12:58 AM »
yes sir its a long road but not too long as long as I work on it. dont know exactly when i will start on it but once i do, should take a year or so to finish it. dont know if im going to tear it back down and nut & bolt the thing or not yet. either way in the end, it should be fun. it would be cool to have two finished se's but considering letting the 71 go and maybe the 77 go to get this guy done and done right again. but i think the 71 needs to go as its just killing space and could free up some spending cash on the car.
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2010, 08:41:31 AM »
In my book



Do it once..... Do it right!  ;)
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