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The Rebuild/Restoration

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As some may have known, a bit over a month ago I flipped my Stealth, and it was at that point, beyond repair.

With some quick thinking, I didn't call the insurance company and report the accident; it was by myself, and there was no property damage. Good. Now I just lack a car..

The accident:




There's a few pictures to fuel the imagination. It was bad, the roof was smashed down to the point where I couldn't sit in the car... And I'm not a basketball player by any means.

Looking around, I start pulling things off, body panels mostly at first, along with the busted headlight. Then finally, we pulled out the windshield(ouch.. Need thicker leather gloves next time.)







After a day, I had removed everything needed to be removed but the front bumper, and a few things I simply can't(the rear quarter panel and door skins.)

Amazingly, the rear hatch stayed intact and sustained no damage, a couple small pieces of the "frame" is tweaked(mainly the roof section.) I buy a cheap portapower online, $100 for a 10-ton portapower? Steal. Well. It was. Midway through popping up the roof(Yeah, it was bending back into place, EASILY!) the roof popped all the way out and the jack overextended and blew a ring. Well. Called up the company, and they're sending me another.

So, after some searching around, I found the perfect deal; $750.. and an entire Stealth RT/TT shell, with any pieces off a few other cars that I want.. The only problem? It's in Missouri! I'm in New York! We all know what that means... ROAD TRIP! Getting a hold of my father, we decide to take my mother's SUV, and drive 1300 miles each way, to grab this shell.. This rolling chassis. After a few hiccups(and a near death experience thanks to the welcoming weather of Missouri's 60mph+ winds and hail,) we make it there, get the shell, and get it back.

Lucky for us, the trip home was smooth.. And that's where it sits at the moment.

I have my totaled car, which has no real frame damage to it besides the roof, and the engine/transmission is perfectly intact, with a shell of everything I've always wanted on my Stealth..
(The front bumper is not on the car at the moment, since we towbar'd it, it has the 95 3000GT Front End..)




So.. How do you feel about the wing on the stealth? :O

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  1. AaronVR4's Avatar
    I do not like that wing on stealths. Give me banana or give me death. :P

    So a front and rear subframe swap at hand. Im loving this.
  2. Mike-92RT's Avatar
    what the heck were ya doing when you flipped your stealth? lol... glad you're okay, but poor stealth
  3. ntcmpjg's Avatar
    I think I know that car lol I hung out with the ink3s guys when I lived in kansas
  4. MADMarc's Avatar
    The spoiler doesn't look bad and appears to have been done well but I still like the banana spoiler more...especially the 96 spoiler. mmmm
  5. Batman's Avatar
    Glad someone is giving my old car a new life. Thank you.

    But Im not sure where that hatch came from....that wasnt there when I sold it to Dave/Robert, the orignal hatch was on it.
    Updated 10-10-2010 at 09:54 PM by Batman
  6. milkshakes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Batman
    Glad someone is giving my old car a new life. Thank you.

    But Im not sure where that hatch came from....that wasnt there when I sold it to Dave/Robert, the orignal hatch was on it.
    Yeah, it isn't the original hatch. I nabbed it from one of the 3000GTs that Robert had. And I'm giving it as much life as possible, although it's taking some time, haha.
  7. milkshakes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AaronVR4
    I do not like that wing on stealths. Give me banana or give me death. :P

    So a front and rear subframe swap at hand. Im loving this.
    Why hate the wing? :'(

    I have tons of bananas. Red ones, white ones, ones of all different colors! Haha.

    And yes, subframe swap incoming.

    Started pulling the engine today.. Man it's going to be a pain, haha.
  8. milkshakes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-92RT
    what the heck were ya doing when you flipped your stealth? lol... glad you're okay, but poor stealth
    I was driving home from a car show, actually. It was raining, my tires were bald, and I was going around a turn, accelerated out of it, was like, 35mph, and I started losing the rear end. Typical overcorrection happened, and it just kept whipping back and forth, tried to pull out of it, and ended up just spinning into a rock wall, bounced a little off a rock, then bounced again and just rolled over.

    The cop was amazed too; the skid marks were seriously maybe only the length of my fore arm. Turns out it's pretty easy to roll a low-to-the-ground car if it's bouncing and going sideways, haha.
  9. n2nsanity's Avatar
    ouch! you didn't get hurt from that? i did that in a cherokee last year. i still have trouble getting out of bed in the morning
  10. milkshakes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by n2nsanity
    ouch! you didn't get hurt from that? i did that in a cherokee last year. i still have trouble getting out of bed in the morning
    Some glass in the elbows; nothing too bad. Lucky I wasn't paralyzed. The roof apparently is amazing on our cars.
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