Build Thread 1978 Fairmont. I bet somebody back home’s thinkin’…I wonder why he don’t write..?

  • Sponsors(?)


droopie85gt

Hookers and Beer for life!
5 Year Member
Dec 26, 2016
1,023
862
153
Cordova, TN
Damn, didn't even take the post down? Just sold the Monster?


wtf-meme.gif
 

Potomus Pete

Gretchen Whitmer is eating at me
Mar 7, 2019
2,641
1,018
133
58
Sarasota Florida
If he sold that car that would be something. He's a good guy, and a hell of a mechanic. Anybody that can rip a car apart like he does, and twenty four hours later a huge amount of work gets done gets my vote.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

7991LXnSHO

wanna catch the space herp
10 Year Member
Sep 1, 2010
6,693
2,664
194
Kearney, NE
@CARBLDR
I hope the powers that be let you keep up this thread as documentation on the car.
When you get the car, of the empty engine bay would go along ways to assure long time members Mike is not pranking us again - and making them jealous.
And tell him I said hello.
 

CARBLDR

Member
Jan 24, 2017
43
25
18
58
Chattanooga TN.
i started a thread to test whether anybody here had anything to say about the interior of that car, because that’s what drew me to the car. when nobody mentioned the interior i was too far along in negotiating the sale to care.as i said i can do without the japanesey power plant and 6 speed it’s the car an interior i like. i think it’ll do it justice to return it to its sbf roots though. He’s gonna pull the drivetrain, when that’s out, he’ll call me to vine and get it.

and i’ll have him send me a pic of the empty bay to appees the naysayers.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

90sickfox

Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
SN Certified Technician
Mar 2, 2015
6,243
5,350
203
44
I don't believe Mike would sell that car at this stage. Once you reach a certain point a project car can get boring though.
 

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
3,024
2,298
143
Long Island, NY
I feel like I’ve been following close. Where did it say he sold the car???
That top headliner console was the last thing he was working on, and then he posted some pics of some pretty cool interior mods!
 

WhiteCobra95

5 Year Member
May 2, 2006
477
108
64
I saw were he got whacked but I hope he didn't sell the car. He just got it going!
Me too! I wanted to see him get some serious miles and enjoyment out of the Monster. With all of the hard work put into it, one summer of driving and a couple of shows is not enough.
 
  • Like
  • Agree
Reactions: 1 users

Husky44

10 Year Member
Sep 27, 2006
865
107
74
Tacoma, WA
Couldn't you ask him?

Also, since he's not posting here, find out how we can learn about his next project. Some of us have been following before he started this one.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

90sickfox

Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
SN Certified Technician
Mar 2, 2015
6,243
5,350
203
44
I feel almost cheated out of seeing Mike finish that car. We had almost completely opposite views but I liked the old basterd. Seems like a whole lot of guys from when I joined aren't here or aren't active anymore. Smh

Oh well....time moves on, right ?

@CARBLDR

You'll have a hard time keeping a captive audience with the Gila Monster. It's like the lead guy just left the TV show.

I've never seen a show end up better with a replacement actor inserted mid season. If Mike isn't coming back, I say, lock this thread and archive it. The new people checking in will have no idea the Monster was someone else's and they'll have no idea what Mike or you did to it up until this point. Hard custom shoes to fill. I'd let the Monster die off in our minds like the legend it is.

It's like taking Frankenstein from the Mad Scientist and putting him in an insane asylum with a doctor that wants to calm his spirit and give him a lobotomy.

Maybe y'all are the same person....maybe not. Let stop talking hypothetically and actually see some action. Show us pics when you get the car and proceed.

Hopefully, the Monster lives on but more than likely you'll try to change what Mike did to try and make it feel like yours. There's always an unseen headache when going behind others. Through the lack of attachment you'll grow overwhelmed with this project. The Monster will sit, torn down, and stripped out. Someone will come along and offer a fraction of what you paid and you'll sell it...or it will linger around for the rest of you life as the car that was....and someday will be again. Your next of kin will sell it for scrap.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users