26 (edited by EyeMWing 2018-10-31 03:28 PM)

Re: K Komeback

Deal in progress. Headed to Baaaahstan on Sunday.

No picture on the ad, phone rings through to a shady assed tow company that Google says is located in somebody's backyard.

Got the guy's life story (it's gonna be ONE OF THOSE deals), he's a retired tow company owner. Was some old guy's, he died, his kid sold the car to the tow company guy. He drove it for a year. Brake line blew out, not worth fixin'.

Google Street View on the backyard-tow-company location shows a PRISTINE Aries Sedan parked right down the street.

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Team FinalGear

Re: K Komeback

If anybody sees a K wagon in a junkyard with tail lights, buy them and PM me. They're the only part that I know of that we need that shouldn't be on this parts car.

Monday morning when all the wreckers open, I'm going to start working the phones and trying to get some shipped, but if we can do it the lemony way I can basically guarantee it'll be cheaper.

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Re: K Komeback

Trailer light FTW.

Re: K Komeback

Well yeah, obviously that'd work, but chewing up ever-more of the dwindling stock of replacement parts for these things is a core goal of the K program as far as I can tell - we suffer so nobody else ever has to.

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Team FinalGear

Re: K Komeback

Also it does still need to be reasonably road legal for the rally so reflectors and reverse lights would be good.

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31 (edited by EyeMWing 2018-11-05 11:16 AM)

Re: K Komeback

Okay. Since the K doesn't have a seat and looking at the ones in the parts car, there's no way on earth they'd be safe to use with a cage, I'm going to throw in a Sparco adjustable-back "JDM poser" seat that's been modified to fit a 5-point harness and a harness. Absolutely not legal to race but it's damn comfortable. I'll be needing that seat to make its way home at some point.

Are the factory seat mounts still there?

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Team FinalGear

Re: K Komeback

The k has a seat.

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Re: K Komeback

.... Well, you'd know, but I SWEAR I read somewhere that it had gone MIA when you actually picked it up.

I might be hallucinating emails about K-cars now.

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Team FinalGear

Re: K Komeback

It was un-installed then placed in the car sideways with the un-installed dash. But it’s in there, just not, bolted in right now.

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Re: K Komeback

In case you need  theme inspiration

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Zp_/farmers-in … en-drivers

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Re: K Komeback

Everyone should have a J.K. Simmons based theme.

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

K is currently in my garage and getting unpacked. Guildenstern and I started sweeping aside the leaves and mouse turds, and got most everything out and we've started making plans.

A donor should be here this weekend, and away we'll go.

I'll be posting pictures up on instagram as k_it_again if you want to follow along!

Re: K Komeback

There seems to be a number of mazda Bseries truck parts in with the K car. Does anyone know about that stuff?

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

Some Pictures:

First High Tech Forensics!
https://i.imgur.com/8J5PiV7.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6ilAqEV.jpg

The Dash got the brunt of the angry wire cutters, so that all needs fixing.
https://i.imgur.com/X3LVX2C.jpg

We have a 2.2 Automatic Donor Car. It doesn't even have a passenger side mirror. Like not broke off, never installed.
https://i.imgur.com/5zN050E.jpg

And finally the Nuclear Plan B if this doesn't seem to be working out:
https://i.imgur.com/J2Xyqy7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/u2AHvzs.jpg

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A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: K Komeback

Also I have the handset for a CB, but the Dash just has a hole where the CB used to be. Is that as it should be?

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41 (edited by Ratdoggy 2018-11-11 06:51 AM)

Re: K Komeback

Me thinks grafting on the roof makes a lot of sense in this case....
Like an organ transplant a piece will live on

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Re: K Komeback

Guildenstern wrote:

Also I have the handset for a CB, but the Dash just has a hole where the CB used to be. Is that as it should be?

Oh, I forgot to mention while I was there. No need to worry about radio, CB, phone charge, cupholders, map pockets etc, I've got a plug in box for all that. Just need a lighter port.

Didn't Overzet have a dually B-series racetruck at Sonoma that year? Or was that a hardbody? Or one of those Toyotas? I suck at minitrucks.

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Team FinalGear

Re: K Komeback

I’m just trying to make sure everyone has their stuff where they expect it to be. There’s been a lot of undocumented time so I want to be sure people know what’s where.

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Re: K Komeback

Total shot in the dark here. Does the K have a mismatched pair of jackstands in it? One newer red/black one with locking notches on the upright and a pivoting release handle, one older-style blue one with holes in the upright for a U-shaped locking piece on a chain?

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Re: K Komeback

Total shot in the dark here. Does the K have a mismatched pair of jackstands in it? One newer red/black one with locking notches on the upright and a pivoting release handle, one older-style blue one with holes in the upright for a U-shaped locking piece on a chain?

I didn't see any jackstands, but we don't have the engine out of the back yet either. I'll let you know soon.