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ssswitch
ssswitch HalfDork
10/10/15 11:22 p.m.

Whoa, hard to believe that's the same car. You definitely put some serious sweat into those wheels.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
10/11/15 8:31 a.m.
pimpm3 wrote:

I can't pinpoint why, but there's always been something about the general body lines of these cars I found unattractive...except that pic right there. That's berkeleying gorgeous!!!

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 SuperDork
10/11/15 12:29 p.m.

The car looks great! You should be able to sell it pretty quick, for a good price.

Opti
Opti HalfDork
10/11/15 12:41 p.m.

I bet you get your money, the color combo will help, and it looks great.

Any pictures of the seats afterwards, curious how they came out

Harvey
Harvey Dork
10/11/15 3:14 p.m.

I was wondering if the pictures of the interior was still before the seats got repaired, seems like yes.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
10/11/15 4:32 p.m.

I will try to snap some decent seat pictures tomorrow.

The0retical
The0retical Dork
10/11/15 6:15 p.m.

That's a great result. I can't imagine letting my wheels get so full of brake dust that they looked like they were painted. Of course judging from the interior the PO looked a little messy anyway.

mattmacklind
mattmacklind UltimaDork
10/11/15 6:59 p.m.
petegossett wrote:
pimpm3 wrote:
I can't pinpoint why, but there's always been something about the general body lines of these cars I found unattractive...except that pic right there. That's berkeleying gorgeous!!!

I've always thought the opposite-I wonder if we see the same thing and have different tastes or have different perspectives altogether. I have always thought the design is/was so clean. The Nismo version ruins everything about it.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
10/11/15 7:27 p.m.

Nice work!

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
10/11/15 7:44 p.m.

In reply to mattmacklind:

The 90's 300zx/turbo used to be one of my most favorite designs, and for quite a while afterwards it seemed almost timeless. Yet for some reason they don't move me at all like they once did, I don't hate them, I just don't lust after them like I once did. Something about both the front and rear of the 350z just seems a bit off from me, but I realized that from this side profile the car really reminds me of the Audi TT - which I've liked since they were introduced.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
10/11/15 7:58 p.m.

I like the styling of the 370Z much better personally.

The 350Z for some reason reminds me of a WWII fighter plane. I can't put my finger on why exactly...

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
10/11/15 8:54 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

Agreed, the 370z looks so much better to me than the 350z.

Brian
Brian MegaDork
10/11/15 8:58 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: I like the styling of the 370Z much better personally. The 350Z for some reason reminds me of a WWII fighter plane. I can't put my finger on why exactly...

Wouldn't that be more appropriate for a Mitsubishi?

But from the profile I can see it. The greenhouse and roof lines make me think fighter canopy.

petegans
petegans New Reader
10/11/15 9:56 p.m.

looks great, and man if I had the extra money lying around I'd be all over that.

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel HalfDork
10/12/15 8:06 a.m.
OHSCrifle wrote: If anyone knows.... How do insurance companies view rebuilt title cars if I wanted coverage? Is this generation "tall guy" friendly? As in 6'5". I was offered a ride in a co-workers 2016 Nismo 370z (which is bad ass by the way) this week and it was a solid no go for me.

at 6ft3in I loved mine, fit like a glove. (2006 track) there was even a cushion right where you knee hits the console.

Fitzauto
Fitzauto HalfDork
10/12/15 10:01 a.m.

Looks amazing!

t25torx
t25torx Dork
11/7/15 1:21 p.m.

So is this episode over yet? I want to see the part where you get paid and tally up the kitty.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/7/15 4:00 p.m.

It put it on craigslist last week for $5500. Two calls so far, both wanted to trade for a motorcycle. :(

My buddy possibly has an interested party, I should know something next week.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/ctd/5295313111.html

glueguy
glueguy HalfDork
11/7/15 7:55 p.m.

A rebuilt title and no tag on the car would scare me off. Since words are free you might elaborate a little on the damage and even offer that you have pics of the car with damage for serious people that show up to see it.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
11/7/15 9:44 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

Trade for my tow rig? I could meet you somewhere along the FL panhandle.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/7/15 11:06 p.m.

If i was in the market for a tow rig i might take you up on that. But alas I already have a very similar trailer and a 2007 Yukon to tow it with. Good luck with your sale that is a good deal.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UltimaDork
12/11/15 12:37 p.m.

What was the outcome of this? Did it sell? Hope you made your money, looked awesome when done except for the ugly wheels.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
12/11/15 8:02 p.m.

This car sucks, I feel I made a poor decision in buying it.

It ended up nickel and diming me to death and it's still not a nice car. I have had several people look at it and all have been turned off by little cosmetic things, etc... I am hoping to unload it this tax season. I will post up here when it is gone.

flatlander937
flatlander937 Reader
12/12/15 7:57 a.m.

Try taking it to a Carmax to get appraised for E36 M3s and grins to see what they offer.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
12/12/15 2:25 p.m.

I am a dealer, they won't buy it from me. Tax season is approaching I will sell it then, but I will probably not make a whole lot.

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