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Post by G3NUT on Tue May 19, 2015 10:16 pm

Well it's been about 1 1/2 years since I sold my black 73 ss. It was a fun car and I miss it. I was recently searching craigslist and saw my old 73 laguna for sale. I sent the owner a text and soon found out it was the same person that I had sold it to almost 9 years ago. It was only a 1 1/2 hour ride away from me. so I took a ride to go check it out. I couldn't believe it was completely unchanged from when I sold it to him all those years ago.it had sat for a long time. It was surprisingly in good shape still minus the paint. So one thing lead to another and the following week I bought it back. I've already started to strip the paint and start the body work. I still can't believe I was able to find and buy my old car back. I'm super excited to get this car done and back on the road.





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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue May 19, 2015 10:31 pm

That's an awesome reunion story! Great to get a rare car like that back!
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Post by Wallyuph on Wed May 20, 2015 6:15 am

Are you going to put LS set up in the new car also?

That's cool you got it back.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed May 20, 2015 7:06 am

You don't often get a chance to get 'em back. Congrats!
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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed May 20, 2015 7:19 am

OH wow ... definitely cool that you were able to get this one back ... congratulations ... don't get that opportunity much!


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Post by jerry46765 on Wed May 20, 2015 10:37 am

Looks like a great car. Glad you got it back.

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Wed May 20, 2015 1:54 pm

COOL!
Did he paint it orange?
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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:23 pm

chevellelaguna wrote:That's an awesome reunion story! Great to get a rare car like that back!


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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:25 pm

Wallyuph wrote:Are you going to put LS set up in the new car also?

That's cool you got it back.

I'm just going to run the big block for now. But who knows what the future will bring Very Happy
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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:28 pm

thatfnthing wrote:You don't often get a chance to get 'em back.  Congrats!

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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:29 pm

knightfan26917 wrote:OH wow ... definitely cool that you were able to get this one back ... congratulations ... don't get that opportunity much

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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:30 pm

jerry46765 wrote:Looks like a great car.  Glad you got it back.  

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Post by G3NUT on Wed May 20, 2015 9:35 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:COOL!
Did he paint it orange?

No I painted it orange 10 years ago in my garage.
I look at it now and think to myself what the hell was I thinking. lol!
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Post by 77mali on Thu May 21, 2015 7:07 am

Kris- where the heck have you been?! Glad to see you back on here!

Good luck w/ the new/old Chevelle. What's the new color choice going to be?
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Post by G3NUT on Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 pm

77mali wrote:Kris- where the heck have you been?!  Glad to see you back on here!  

Good luck w/ the new/old Chevelle.  What's the new color choice going to be?

Hey Paul, long story...we will have to catch up sometime.
Haven't decided on a color yet. I was thinking maybe black or silver or???
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Post by G3NUT on Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:16 pm

I ended up painting the car satin black this summer got it running good and put a set of new wheels and tires on it. drove it every chance i could. now it's time for the tear down.
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Post by G3NUT on Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:14 pm

]Tear down has begun. I was able to get a lot done today.


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Post by chevellelaguna on Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:21 pm

Sweeeeet! You Runnin' 17's? How wide? I was looking at getting some D windows for mine, i already have a bunch of tires.
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Post by G3NUT on Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:31 pm

Yup 17x9 with 285 40's on all 4 corners.
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Post by chevellelaguna on Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:03 am

Do you remember the back spacing and offset?
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Post by G3NUT on Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:01 pm

5 Inch back space. 0 offset.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Is that stock height?
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:10 pm

AWESOME!


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Post by G3NUT on Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:33 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Is that stock height?

No. 2 inch drop in front and 1.5 inch drop rear.
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Post by G3NUT on Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Removed 43 years of rust, dirt, grease, etc etc. SEM chassis black paint applied.
Just waiting for the new suspension components to arrive in the mail.Smile
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