So long story short, I had a FWD Dodge Stealth before this car that I had converted to twin turbo, and enjoyed for few years - Unfortunately on one of my extra spirited drives, I got a little cocky and the car got the best of me, and collided with a tree - A huge learning experience for me on driving, by the way.
Well this car had actually appeared to me a few weeks before hand, just a shell - a local guy had it, and was trying to avoid crushing it. I had been complaining about wanting a 3000GT, and not a stealth for about 2 years, as that is where my heart lies. Yes they are the exact same car, and yes I can easily convert a Stealth to the 3000GT, but its just not the same. All of my other 3/S Were 3000GT's prior to the Stealth. I wanted it badly but didn't have the space or excuse to buy it and restore it...
Well after crashing the stealth I had a excuse, and I setup a time to come see the car while I was still in the tow truck towing my freshly wrecked stealth to storage..
in about a week or two I showed up with a trailer and wenched the 3000GT VR-4 from the barn in which it had been sitting for several several years.... Not going to lie, it was in rough shape.
Few reasons why I picked this piece of crap over one of the plentiful clean, low mile ones
1: The Color. Sandstone Gray is very rare - running the VIN it is 1 of 11 Exactly Identical cars.. I believe only a few hundred were made in this color in general covering all sub models, options, combinations, etc.
2: Big Glass sunroof. I just freaking love it, It's removeable which gives the car a nice Targa-Top sensation in the summer. There is even a nifty shelf in the back hatch to place the glass.
3: I had been itching to do a restoration. The Idea of bringing a car back from the dead is one of my favorite things..
This car is all over the place with what I want to do with it. I originally wanted homebuilt supercar/track car that was still daily worthy even though its not my daily...but then I bougt my other 3000GT as my purpose built race car...so I returned to to more stockish like shape...really just wheels and suspension was all i changed...
Now I am at a fork in the road and can't decide where to go with it next. Should I keep the clean stockness, or should I revert it back to semi race car?
Believe it or not, this was the first thing I did - Strip the NightShade away..
Engine Bay needs TLC
Stripped interior, Cleaned, Sealed, etc
Overhauled Shifter assy with Seattle Ball Bearing Loaded Short Throw.
Interior going back together.
Seats donated from the Stealth
Strip and Clean
I built a -6 Tank To Rail Fuel System for the Stealth years ago - It transferred right on over to the VR4
LCD-Boost Controller + Datalogger displat installed
Unfinished mounting job of the LC2 Wideband and LCDBC Console.
Re-assembly. Braided lines are for ABS Delete
Edited by Blackmount, 03 November 2016 - 12:23 AM.