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    I have sold enough parts off of my aspire and escort GT that I I am officially in the green. I bought the festiva for $150, the aspire (for brakes) for $250, and the escort GT was $200 of my cash. I traded my $140 GMC truck to my buddy for the engine wiring harness computer and custom installation to get it all in the festiva. I'll help but he'll run the show. So he put in $500 on the GT. I know that's kind of confusing, but the bottom line is my project festiva with a BP and aspire brake swap will represent a profit BEFORE it hits the road! I have a 300 Z turbo and intercooler lined up for $100. The tires on the aspire swap are new too. So I'm looking at maybe putting $ into the exhaust, suspension, turbo and relevant plumbing. If I play my cards right I'll sell enough of the remaining parts off the GT and aspire to have a free BP turbo festiva. Man I love it when a plan comes together.
    youtube.com/neanderpaul 88 festiva LX w/BP G25 MR 5 speed waiting for wiring- 93 Festiva GL auto w/ air, waiting for B6t/G4A-HL - 98 Nissan Quest - 02 Mazda protege 5 wife's DD

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    SWEET !! Thats what I am talking about
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    • #3
      That is sweet! I wish I had free Festiva goodness!
      Brian
      http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2274977



      93 GL modyfied!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 25Horseplay
        That is sweet! I wish I had free Festiva goodness!
        Well, its not like we haven't tried!
        A running Festiva for $350 is pretty good considering what they go for on eBay!
        Now just have to get those parts!
        '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
        '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
        '92 Aqua parts Car
        '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
        '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

        "Your God of repentance will not save you.
        Your holy ghost will not save you.
        Your God plutonium will not save you.
        In fact...
        ...You will not be saved!"

        Prince of Darkness -1987

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        • #5
          Your the first one I know who turned a plus dealing in beaters...I usually cann't cover my cost in Brake Kleen!
          Joe Lutz

          The SKATE ..... 1992L 5spd
          The Greatest Purchase I Ever Made

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          • #6
            Thanks all. It's very satisfying doing what I do. My buddy Rick (oneeyepizzaguy here) is a smokin' mechanic and I give him his props. He gives me props on the deals I make. We got a good thing going. I just can't conceive of going to a junkyard and paying $350 for a BP and then $350 for the trans when for $700 I can get a whole GT and turn a profit on what I don't need from it.
            youtube.com/neanderpaul 88 festiva LX w/BP G25 MR 5 speed waiting for wiring- 93 Festiva GL auto w/ air, waiting for B6t/G4A-HL - 98 Nissan Quest - 02 Mazda protege 5 wife's DD

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            • #7
              Awesome Paul!!!!


              now get it on the road!!
              ~Nate

              the keeper of a wonderful lil car, Skeeter.

              Current cars:
              91L "Skeeter" 170k, Aspire brakes, G15, BP, Advancedynamics coil overs, etc. My first love.
              1990 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - my gas saver, 60+mpg - 40k
              2004 MotoGuzzi Breva - my "longer range" bike - 17k

              FOTY 2008 winner!

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              • #8
                Heheheh that's the plan! Priority was get the aspire and gt parted out so we could get them off the lot. The aspire is about done. Doors hatch, windshield, and airbags are all that's left.
                youtube.com/neanderpaul 88 festiva LX w/BP G25 MR 5 speed waiting for wiring- 93 Festiva GL auto w/ air, waiting for B6t/G4A-HL - 98 Nissan Quest - 02 Mazda protege 5 wife's DD

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                • #9
                  You're a lucky guy. Cars that cheap are few and far between around here. Keep us posted on the project.
                  Axlander9289, brother of ThisVelologist

                  Festivas past:
                  Aqua '92 Festiva L - Sold "Dale"
                  White '89 Festiva L Plus - RIP "Dudley"
                  White '93 Festiva GL - Sold to thisvelologist "Frito"
                  Red '91 Festiva L - Sold to Louieisawesome "Geraldo"

                  Current Fleet:
                  Aqua '93 Festiva L with Aspire brakes "Dale Jr."
                  Black and White '93 Festiva GL Sport (White alloys and spoiler are long gone) "Blues-tiva"
                  White '15 Ford Transit Connect

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                  • #10
                    Now getter done already.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by carbonvmax
                      Heheheh that's the plan! Priority was get the aspire and gt parted out so we could get them off the lot. The aspire is about done. Doors hatch, windshield, and airbags are all that's left.

                      make sure you save the front aspire swaybar for your festy too! With that big block up front you'll want all the better susp you can get
                      ~Nate

                      the keeper of a wonderful lil car, Skeeter.

                      Current cars:
                      91L "Skeeter" 170k, Aspire brakes, G15, BP, Advancedynamics coil overs, etc. My first love.
                      1990 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - my gas saver, 60+mpg - 40k
                      2004 MotoGuzzi Breva - my "longer range" bike - 17k

                      FOTY 2008 winner!

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                      • #12
                        ^ I got it. The complete swap is already together. I still have to pull the master cylinder. Did you use that or are you still using the stock MC?
                        youtube.com/neanderpaul 88 festiva LX w/BP G25 MR 5 speed waiting for wiring- 93 Festiva GL auto w/ air, waiting for B6t/G4A-HL - 98 Nissan Quest - 02 Mazda protege 5 wife's DD

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Axlander9289
                          You're a lucky guy. Cars that cheap are few and far between around here. Keep us posted on the project.
                          It's the area plus my technique. I waited a while on the aspire and talked him down a good bit. I have patience, I'm persistent, and I'm nice. That adds up to smokin' deals. I only buy if it's a smokin' deal. That goes for cars, parts, musical equipment, and most everything else. I've passed on several aspires in varying condition. Plus being willing to part out, sit on parts, knowing where to sell, and sticking to a good price helps. I know a local guy who was trying to "help" me to remove the aspire engine. He came to the car with a pair of heavy duty wire cutters and I was like. Woah man, I sell or reuse anything I can. He said You're the kind of customer I don't like. I said that's why I don't hire you. He will cut a hose and then turn around a buy new. To me that's wasteful and foolish. My frugal, AKA cheap, AKA smart way of thinking will get me this swapped festiva for free and has allowed me to travel and play music from VA to CO to TX to TN to AL. I have more fun on way less money. It's always been out of necessity but it has always been a blast. I feel it's being a good steward of my time, my resources, the planet, etc etc etc.
                          youtube.com/neanderpaul 88 festiva LX w/BP G25 MR 5 speed waiting for wiring- 93 Festiva GL auto w/ air, waiting for B6t/G4A-HL - 98 Nissan Quest - 02 Mazda protege 5 wife's DD

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                          • #14
                            I used the stock MC (i have a new stock one and didn't want to replace it with a used aspire one!), but if i could get a really good aspire MC for cheap i would probably do it.


                            I'm with you on being cheap, lol. I did my B6 swap for $100 (if you don't count the cost of the clutch and stuff, just the basic swap). You just have to wait it out and get good deals!
                            ~Nate

                            the keeper of a wonderful lil car, Skeeter.

                            Current cars:
                            91L "Skeeter" 170k, Aspire brakes, G15, BP, Advancedynamics coil overs, etc. My first love.
                            1990 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - my gas saver, 60+mpg - 40k
                            2004 MotoGuzzi Breva - my "longer range" bike - 17k

                            FOTY 2008 winner!

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                            • #15
                              a stock 323 se 86-89 MC wil work also...i picked mine upnos on ebay for 32 bucks
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