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Here's a random thought:  I was telling an old Murfreesboro street racing story the other day.  It happened one night in the late 1990s over at "Pope's".  A guy named German rolled in with his guys and the "Tree-fortty sehvin , no nitriss" Fox Body (Cobra) talking about a big race that was going to go down.  You always knew two things about German.  1.  He always ran nitrous oxide and 2.  he always lied about it.  A little later, this guy pulls in in a black 1st gen. Lightning followed by a burgundy Mark VII and some other car, all with Dickson County tags.  They all got out and the guy and a girl (driving Mark VII) walked up to the crowd while 4 guys, armed with a 4 way and a floor jack, got out of the car and started swapping slicks onto the Lightning.  Guys swapping slicks onto a truck had my attention, so I walked over to take a look at the truck.  The tonneau cover was popped open a little and I saw two giant nitrous bottles.  One guy saw me and motioned for me to be quiet about it.  Finally, the owner came back over and fired it up.  He let it warm up and started revving it.  I was listening to him talk about how Roush built it and other stuff.  He revved it up to 6 grand, held it for a half second and stabbed the throttle.  As the shift light lit up, the tach needle showed nearly 8 grand.  The truck sounded evil for sure.  I have no reason to believe he was lying about Roush building it.  He popped the hood and other than an extra wire loom and maybe bigger fuel line, it looked like a bone stock Lightning 351.  We all went out to 840 to see this race.  It was no contest.  The Lightning put a complete butt kicking on the Fox.  I don't think I have seen either vehicle since.  Am I the only on who remembers that?

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4 minutes ago, Kevin said:

Here's a random thought:  I was telling an old Murfreesboro street racing story the other day.  It happened one night in the late 1990s over at "Pope's".  A guy named German rolled in with his guys and the "Tree-fortty sehvin , no nitriss" Fox Body (Cobra) talking about a big race that was going to go down.  You always knew two things about German.  1.  He always ran nitrous oxide and 2.  he always lied about it.  A little later, this guy pulls in in a black 1st gen. Lightning followed by a burgundy Mark VII and some other car, all with Dickson County tags.  They all got out and the guy and a girl (driving Mark VII) walked up to the crowd while 4 guys, armed with a 4 way and a floor jack, got out of the car and started swapping slicks onto the Lightning.  Guys swapping slicks onto a truck had my attention, so I walked over to take a look at the truck.  The tonneau cover was popped open a little and I saw two giant nitrous bottles.  One guy saw me and motioned for me to be quiet about it.  Finally, the owner came back over and fired it up.  He let it warm up and started revving it.  I was listening to him talk about how Roush built it and other stuff.  He revved it up to 6 grand, held it for a half second and stabbed the throttle.  As the shift light lit up, the tach needle showed nearly 8 grand.  The truck sounded evil for sure.  I have no reason to believe he was lying about Roush building it.  He popped the hood and other than an extra wire loom and maybe bigger fuel line, it looked like a bone stock Lightning 351.  We all went out to 840 to see this race.  It was no contest.  The Lightning put a complete butt kicking on the Fox.  I don't think I have seen either vehicle since.  Am I the only on who remembers that?

late 1990s - 840?

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Yes.  It was opened from I-40 near Lebanon to Murfreesboro/Nashville Highway (70S/41A) around  fall of 1996.  We also went out there street racing before it was open.

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5 hours ago, Disney said:

I remember that. 

Did you see that we've been getting together at Pope's again? Next meet is Aug 29th I think....

I was hoping someone would remember that.

 

I may run over there since dad's birthday is the 27th.

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Sarah bumped my Challenger’s door into the open door of Leah’s Caravan. Yes, I was very upset. The other picture (my finger pointing at the dent) shows what the dent looks like this morning after sitting in the garage overnight. You can see the light reflection is still a little distorted, but you might not notice it until I told you about it. It takes light and running your finger over it to find it now. Maybe a day sitting under the sun will do the rest. I am amazed.

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I have an appointment with a PDR guy Monday morning for this ding and the dent on the lower part of the same door.  The tire must have thrown something up against the door.

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I hate that happened to your Challenger, Kevin! :(

Trust me, I feel your pain!

Just look at what FedEx and Safelite did to my Camaro!

Ive almost all but given up on trying to keep it nice. :smirk: 
 

 

 

 

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I got the dents popped out.  Taylor's Colors over in Eagleville did it this morning.  I dropped it off at 8:00 and they sent me a message at 10:29 to come get it.  You can't tell the ding was ever there.  The one on the lower part of the door has a clear coat scratch, but the dent is completely gone.

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I had a shop, with an excellent reputation, quote me $1000 for ceramic coating my T/A. He said that includes any paint correction and buffing. The body, trim, and wheels would be coated. It comes with a 4 year warranty. Is that a good price?

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2 minutes ago, Kevin said:

I had a shop, with an excellent reputation, quote me $1000 for ceramic coating my T/A. He said that includes any paint correction and buffing. The body, trim, and wheels would be coated. It comes with a 4 year warranty. Is that a good price?

I don't know what is a good price, but I severely regret not going ahead and ceramic coating my Camaro SS.

It's got way more scratches than I like and ceramic would have saved me from most of the damage. 

Don't hesitate. :no:

Coat it or do that protective clear wrap stuff. :yes: 

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6 hours ago, Kevin said:

I had a shop, with an excellent reputation, quote me $1000 for ceramic coating my T/A. He said that includes any paint correction and buffing. The body, trim, and wheels would be coated. It comes with a 4 year warranty. Is that a good price?

Yeah, that's about the going rate. Make sure they have a product you can apply that will "refresh" the product they are using. 

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