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JRomano

First Pictures - Silver 1989

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I purchased my 1989 silver Reatta with blue interior in August from a gentleman who is a member of AACA. The car was well-kept and in excellent mechanical condition. Since then, I have performed various mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic upgrades. I can go into further detail if anyone is interested.

Please take a look at the photos below, taken right after a thorough wash and wax.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta1.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta2.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta3.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta4.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta5.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta6.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/jerrodr/Reatta7.jpg

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The car looks very nice..... the wheels blend very well with the color and are not a radical change from the originals.

Send me the vin number so the car can be added to the database, blue interior with silver ext is not that common.

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Yes, very nice. Are those blue pinstripes?

I do like the color matched moldings. If anyone should ever run across a set of them in maui blue............................ cool.gif

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Thanks Barney, I'll send you a PM with the VIN number.

The wheels are off of a 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT. The wheel center had to be ground down about 1/16in to fit over the hub. The bolt pattern matched.

Yes, that's a blue pinstripe. The original blue stripe was faded. There were actually some sizable dings in the body moldings, so I wet-sanded, filled, treated with adhesion promoter, painted, and clear coated them. They came out ok. I also used the same procedure on other small sections of the car.

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Great looking car!! And those are the first non-stock wheels I've seen that I actually like on a Reatta. Doesn't hurt that it's a silver car!!

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I have a Silver '89 also but rarely see any Reattas at all aound the South Jersey/Philadelphia area except for an occasional red one. I must say that most appear to need a lot of work. Yours looks excellent! Good job and good luck with your ride.

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The rear back-light/tail-light was pretty clouded. After wet sanding and polishing the lens, the Buick letters looked very pitted. I figured a touchup with silver paint just wouldn't look right, so I tried some red enamel. It's diferrent.

As far as the fire zone is concerned, the pictures where taken in a school parking lot, after hours.

Regards,

JR

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