Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2008, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
TheDon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Davenport,FL
Posts: 214

Pepper - '87 Mercedes Benz 300D
90 day: 30.42 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Check the new project car

I bought 4875 from friend because he pretty much needed it gone. The only downside is he kept the drivers side torsion bar to sell because he needs the money. Sucks, yes.. Stupid, yes... do I care what you think... no. I think of it this way. The car will not be driving for a year or two and I will have my hands on one soon. Plus, the seller did need the cash so being a somewhat good guy I sucked it up and said... fine.I've waited since I was like 5 for one of these and just lucked out.

how much did I pay for this rolling pile of Delorean parts?


yes... It is fairly complete. The interior is all there, just apart since someone tried to fix it. The louvers are shot, the engine cover is gone. the engine is shot, the rear window is broken. The passenger door needs to be adjusted. the right rear quarter panel needs to be stripped and fixed or just replaced. But, everything forward of the engine compartment is in really good condition. The drivers side fender is mint, the binnacle is mint, seats are very good, carpets are clean. A post covers are perfect. The dash has one crack. The grooved hood has a small ding in it. I have two front fascias. It has the incorrect color wheels, but I do like them. Ha, and they have the proper center caps! Transmission appears to be fine. I'll probably tear into it or send it out to have the stronger input shaft installed. I have a rear fascia for it. I need to repair some fiberglass and fabricate a new section of the engine cradle. No rust on the frame. Just the usual surface rust on the fuel tank closing plate.

pics.. yes pics

the black panel is supposedly from the "fast and the furious" delorean..laaame

looks like fun

my friend getting in da benz. Rear fascia in the back seat.

check that grooved hood

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 08-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
SVOboy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,427

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 114 Times in 82 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I'm so jealous
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
vtec-e's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ireland
Posts: 507

De Yaris - '04 toyota yaris T2
90 day: 69.55 mpg (US)
Thanks: 111
Thanked 32 Times in 22 Posts
Man, if you go mad on the mods, people will think you HAVE come back from the future!!
Jealous too by the way. An iconic machine for sure. And made about 50 miles north of me!

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
Posts: 451

Wicked Wanda - '99 VW Beetle GLS
90 day: 29.59 mpg (US)

Green Monster - '99 Ford Explorer Sport
90 day: 16.73 mpg (US)

Dad's Taxi - '99 Honda Odyssey EX
90 day: 24.23 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Awesome find dude!

Best of luck!

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
cfg83's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 528 Times in 355 Posts
TheDon -


You can be the first Ecomodder to prove/disprove the Flux capacitor mod. If it works, can you go back in time and do some $0.90 gallon fillups for us?!?!?!? It's gotta be "unleaded era gas" only.


What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
adrive7's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: DC Metro
Posts: 48

Ranger - '08 Ford Ranger XL
90 day: 20.73 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to adrive7
Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
the engine is shot

Sounds like a perfect Electric conversion candidate
Ohio State Baja SAE
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Novice
elhigh's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE USA - East Tennessee
Posts: 2,283

Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 27.51 mpg (US)

Felicia - '09 Toyota Prius Base
90 day: 47.48 mpg (US)
Thanks: 403
Thanked 591 Times in 433 Posts
The seller kept the driver's side torsion bar? What the hell?

Isn't that kind of a limited market item to try to sell for cash?

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Depends on the Day
RH77's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kansas City Area
Posts: 1,761

Teggy - '98 Acura Integra LS
Sports Cars
90 day: 32.74 mpg (US)

IMA - '10 Honda Insight EX
Team Honda
90 day: 34.76 mpg (US)

Tessie - '06 Acura TSX Base
90 day: 28.2 mpg (US)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Woah -- Interesting find!

Lots of work ahead for sure. At least the aftermarket parts biz is still alive.

Please tell me the dude didn't keep the Mr. Fusion

Any plans on an electric conversion, stock resto, or Stage-II upgrade???

“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research” ― Albert Einstein

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Hacksaw's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Posts: 74

Black Spark - '14 Chevrolet Spark LS
90 day: 32.51 mpg (US)

K3500 - '93 GMC Sierra 3500 Dually LS
90 day: 9.05 mpg (US)

Mango Tango - '15 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
90 day: 21.78 mpg (US)

Z0MBAE - '96 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
90 day: 16.11 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post


Put a 3-cylinder in it!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 08:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Red's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 713
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
You lucky dog! Congrats dude!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric car conversion: Project ForkenSwift MetroMPG Fossil Fuel Free 1041 07-28-2014 10:19 AM
EcoModding for Beginners: Getting great gas mileage. SVOboy EcoModding Central 55 08-21-2012 12:34 AM
a 50cc or electric mini car project? ebacherville Alternative Transportation 106 01-14-2011 02:51 AM
$10 Metro on Craigslist. Project car, anyone? MetroMPG The Lounge 6 08-31-2009 02:21 AM
My First Electric car Experience WaxyChicken The Lounge 8 09-05-2008 09:46 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com