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242Bleek
02-03-2008, 10:44 PM
First it was Dougs (former) car
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Then it was my car
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Now Geoffs tossin his in the mix
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The funny thing is all three cars are factory 82 242 turbos

TurboBrickMan
02-03-2008, 10:48 PM
So...Doug is the creator of all things good (evil?)?

SwedishBrick242...
02-03-2008, 10:52 PM
Well Doug did it to clear the brakes IIRC. And I think the Swedes (as usual) beat us to the punch.

slowmotion
02-03-2008, 10:56 PM
A trend in awesomeness? Yes, I noticed.

Tenacious Todd
02-03-2008, 10:59 PM
Well Doug did it to clear the brakes IIRC. And I think the Swedes (as usual) beat us to the punch.

He had different wheels at first IIRC Until he bought the brake kit and then needed something bigger. Besides Dougs car had one of a FEW C/F hoods !!

http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/25435132.jpg

Crazychopstick
02-03-2008, 11:12 PM
Geoff bought his with the 17" pegs from another member long ago.

So I dare say, it was his 242, then Doug's former 242, then yours.

SwedishBrick242...
02-03-2008, 11:19 PM
He had different wheels at first IIRC Until he bought the brake kit and then needed something bigger. Besides Dougs car had one of a FEW C/F hoods !!

[IMG]http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/25435132.jpg[IMG]

He had THE cf hood. His was the first one made and it was his hood that Gemini modeled it after.

Geoff240Ti
02-03-2008, 11:22 PM
Geoff bought his with the 17" pegs from another member long ago.

So I dare say, it was his 242, then Doug's former 242, then yours.

Hah, that sounds about right! My 242 was wearing pegs well before 2003 with the previous owner.. and then I had the car in 2004. Just haven't had it out much.

I think i like the Moda R6 that Doug originally had on is 242 first better. I love those wheels, which is why I bought a set of 18s for my upcoming 960 :cool: (maybe I am a copy cat).

stylngle2003
02-05-2008, 03:51 PM
A guy named Nick Cronan owned Geoff's car before him, and I'm 99% sure he had pegs on his before doug did.

Yours and Nick's appear to be the same #175 redwood metallic color (i think chopstick's car is too), which is cool. I like that color a lot

Wagner
02-05-2008, 04:13 PM
What ever happened to the car in the first picture, Doug's 242? That car was tits.

suterman
02-05-2008, 04:24 PM
OP

Did you ever sort out that horrific clutch pedal?

stylngle2003
02-05-2008, 04:49 PM
What ever happened to the car in the first picture, Doug's 242? That car was tits.

blackbrick82 owns it in new england

242Bleek
02-05-2008, 06:43 PM
OP

Did you ever sort out that horrific clutch pedal?

Yeah, I just have a bionic left leg now:lol:. Don't really bother me, but anyone else who has felt it says im crazy.

242Bleek
02-05-2008, 06:46 PM
A guy named Nick Cronan owned Geoff's car before him, and I'm 99% sure he had pegs on his before doug did.

Yours and Nick's appear to be the same #175 redwood metallic color (i think chopstick's car is too), which is cool. I like that color a lot

My cay was originally redwood metallic too, but it looks nasty when not garage kept it's whole life, the clear always chips off and it fades. I changed it to the ford King Ranch color which is similar but 1000x's nicer

towerymt
02-05-2008, 07:24 PM
The trend a few of us have noticed is that maroon 242s look OK in pictures, but bad in person. Some don't even look good in pictures. I could name several.

suterman
02-06-2008, 02:51 AM
Yeah, I just have a bionic left leg now:lol:. Don't really bother me, but anyone else who has felt it says im crazy.

lol

Vol242vo
02-06-2008, 11:58 AM
Bleek, you are lacking la flathood.

MrBill
02-06-2008, 01:25 PM
The trend a few of us have noticed is that maroon 242s look OK in pictures, but bad in person. Some don't even look good in pictures. I could name several.

:ninja:

Blue245Ti
02-06-2008, 02:45 PM
And, some maroon 242's, namely '84 Turbos, are actually metallic turd, #205... Redwood metallic looks decent, when the clearcoat's good. My '83 245 looks pretty decent on the hood and on the sides, but not too good from the roof angle... Arizona heat FTL...

-J

Crazychopstick
02-06-2008, 02:46 PM
And, some maroon 242's, namely '84 Turbos, are actually metallic turd, #205... Redwood metallic looks decent, when the clearcoat's good. My '83 245 looks pretty decent on the hood and on the sides, but not too good from the roof angle... Arizona heat FTL...

-J

TX heat for the megalose.

NChoy
02-06-2008, 03:18 PM
So the trend is:

- Big wheels
- 242's
- Maroon paint
- Flathoods

I would hardly call three cars that share these things a "trend". More like an homage to Doug...

242Bleek
02-06-2008, 03:35 PM
Bleek, you are lacking la flathood.

Ahh, I know iv'e been doing so many more important things to the car that it has taken a back seat. Eventually