blue72beetle

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About blue72beetle

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  • Birthday 05/20/1983
  1. Sale Pending
  2. SOLD This isn't a show car, but if you've always wanted a convertible but didn't want to pay convertible prices, here's your car. 125,xxx miles $2,500 obo pics here: https://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/1990-Buick-Reatta/ 125,xxx miles now, I bought it at 107,000. Some of the things I've done to it since then: -Riv wheels, new tires -New front calipers and hoses, I think I did the rear hoses too -180 degree T-Stat plus ECM reprogram to match -New top, although I haven't done a very good job of keeping it clean. Plus there is a small cut in it from one time I folded it wrong. You can see that in the pics. -Headlight motor arms and rollers. Forget who I bought them from. -Headlight switch from Jim. -Visor clips from Kingsley. -New battery. I let it sit too long without driving it and killed the old battery. -A/C doesn't work and I don't believe it has been converted. -The radio antenna broke off, but I have another complete with motor. Also have an extra radio, maybe two. -The worst part of the body is the front of the driver's door, it looks like something got stuck in there. It was like that when I bought it and I haven't done anything about it. I have that missing carpet piece from the passenger door, it fell off and needs re-glued. I also have a set of really rough 91 wheels that need refinishing. I was going to redo them and paint them white like a select 60, but never got around to it. I'll throw those in too. If you come get it this week, I'll give you a heck of a deal
  3. That's my favorite style of Corvette. Back when I got married, a wealthy friend of my father let me borrow his Corvette for my wedding. The night before the wedding, the carb float stuck and overflowed with fuel and it wouldn't start. He felt bad, so he let me borrow his brand new, 2007 Z06, with only 700 miles on it instead.
  4. Well, winter seems to be officially gone here in Indiana. I think it skipped spring, as it's been mid to upper 70's all week. What did you guys do to your Reatta during the winter? And you Florida and SoCal guys, anything besides "drive it" :cool: While the vert was in winter storage I took the time to replace the visor clips, with Kingsley's reproductions, excellent product I might add. I also replaced the thermostat with the 180 degree 'stat, and had the ECM reprogrammed by a guy right here in Fort Wayne. Finally I did a restoration on my tail light, following Recian's write up in this thread: http://forums.aaca.org/f116/tail-light-restoration-305012.html I followed his instructions exactly, and it turned out great! Compare it to the awful lens on my daily driver coupe.
  5. My error, I thought those were pull down motors in the storage bins. However I did reach in and feel for the manual release and couldn't find them. I also thought this was very neat:
  6. Is this the power pull down motor? I photographed this as it looks nothing like the storage compartment in my '90.
  7. BJM, yes there are items on this car that make it unique, as a prototype, and even as a production car. -No top, you couldn't even put one on it, there's no where to plug into. -Pull down motors, odd because there's no top, and they weren't added until 91. -Pre-production location of the tonneau release switch. -Odd shaped 3rd brake light. -'Reatta' script on the underhood insulation panel. I took photos of all the obvious items that were different from production models.
  8. Hahaha, that car ain't moving under it's own power at all. Battery and gas is the least of it's worries. And yes, it's an 88, has a 90 interior, and it's been on Barney's database for a long time.
  9. It was a pleasure taking photos of this car. Was wonderful to see it in person.
  10. That's what I did.
  11. I was thinking a cubby hole, like 90/91's.
  12. Where in Indiana?
  13. Mine does that. I haven't hit it with WD40 yet, I just pry it back out with my key every time I fill up.
  14. WHAT'D YOU SAY?!
  15. And for the convertible owners, put a desk fan behind the computer pointing at you...