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Almost finished with the parts car, still waiting on a few things to get started on the primary car
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Finished up the stock build (mostly stock, except the hard pinion and motor guard). I was able to find some new and some very good used plates, I'll probably replace a few more as time goes on and I see them for a good price. Also holding out hope for a new bumper some day. Oh, and I need to figure out who makes a good repro body. I don't think I will be using a TBG this time. Marwan? I have original decals. Maybe I'll snag up some repro tires too. No hurry tho!
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The standard Optima body I got from Marwan is really good quality and fits well. Repro tires are nice, too. Highly recommended.

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Great! That will be the plan then. Wish Marwan made bumpers :lol:
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Looking good Jeff,
Yeah, those bumpers are a pain in the butt to find at a reasonable price.
The Mid bumpers were reproduced and José (member here from Spain) I bought them from, told me another guy was working on reproducing the Optima bumpers. This was a couple of years ago, and I´ve yet to see them up for sale.
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Great looking pair of Optimas! I really like the blacked out "parts car". The bumpers for these are crazy expensive, I know because I've bought a couple over the years. :shock:
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Re: Turbo Optima Craigslist find- project: return to stock

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RedScampi wrote:The bumpers for these are crazy expensive, :shock:
thought the same thing that whenever I find one its around $50-$75...for me, the old bumper looks good enuf with just the right amount of patina :lol:

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