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Paging Gene Alvarez

I tried sending a PM a couple of weeks ago and was unsure if you got it. I am in Murfreesboro at MTSU and saw that you were here too. What kind of 944 do you have? I may have seen you around town. Here is my baby:
http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/pearldrum944

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Old 11-08-2005, 02:51 PM
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Hi,
Glad to hear from you; not sure about the PM. The car is an 86 NA, actually belongs to my son Brian. It's a dark silver color with a dent in the right door that we're trying to find an economical way to fix. Brian drove the car to MTSU until he graduated a couple of years ago. He works here in town, so wave or honk if you see him or me.

You'll see me driving the burgundy/black Citroen 2CV- it tends to stand out in a crowd!
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Hi,
Glad to hear from you; not sure about the PM. The car is an 86 NA, actually belongs to my son Brian. It's a dark silver color with a dent in the right door that we're trying to find an economical way to fix. Brian drove the car to MTSU until he graduated a couple of years ago. He works here in town, so wave or honk if you see him or me.

You'll see me driving the burgundy/black Citroen 2CV- it tends to stand out in a crowd!
Cool, I don't think I've seen it around. I will definitely wave though if I see it, and like always it will be in a panicked over-excited way. Citroen 2CV? Crazy, I don't think I've ever seen one in person. Do you know the actual name of the color? I have a friend in Louisville (Macfreak007, he's on here too) that parted a gray car recently and might still have the doors...
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Here is a pic of the car right after it was totalled:
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damn so many of these cars get smushed from the back..
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Looks like the match is very close. The car was resprayed once upon a time, so it may not be exact but I'm told the color is called slate gray.

We already bought one door on ebay some time back. It's in great shape, though the gray turned out to be darker, which is not the end of the world. The big problem is that the inside structure of the door is different and the window motors, door lock mechanism, etc. don't mount the same. The seller claimed his door would fit an '86- not so! Best I can tell the door is pre-'85-1/2. By the way, it can go to whoever makes a reasonable offer, especially if they pick it up.

About your friend's door, if it really matches an '86 I would be interested to hear how much he wants. I am able to come to Louisville to pick it up.

These cars get hit in the back because the brakes are too good. Same thing happened with a Lotus Elan I used to have.
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:02 PM
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Good looking car, what is the red behind the wheels? The door is from an '84 so I doubt it would fit then...I didn't think the doors were ever changed...hmm
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PO (previous moron if you ask me) painted the calipers red, as well as some stuff under the hood. He also glued oak veneer all over the dash. Thankfully it's mostly peeled off; we were afraid to pull it off. Now to clean off the glue residue...

The mechanical horror stories are legion. Suffice it to say that we got it in pretty good shape now without spending a fortune.

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