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Hellica is a bad bish. She clawed her way out if hell to be beautiful and loved once again. Interior I stripped and derusted and repainted the metal, sound deadening and insulation, thoroughly cleaned the upholstery, pressure washed and hot water extracted the carpet enough times I should've bought new lol. 180k miles original motor and trans but mechanically she runs fantastic. She sat outside for ten years with only half a top. New top is currently covering a hole my cats name in my Green Tree Python, Elphabruh (pictured below). I drove her today and wasn't so bad with my injuries. Just slow to shift and only got one hand to work with.

I think we need some pictures of Hellica to be able to determine if its a good DD for you haha.
 

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Beautiful! Pull the carpet, rhino line (or knock off brand equivalent) the floors and send it. Maybe even make your own duct tape top? As long as its reliable, I see no reason why you shouldnt save some money and use it.

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If a new top really is going to cost you $1500, I have another option for you. Look into the early 2000s Saturn Vue. They can be had dirt cheap and are stupid reliable as long as you get one with a manual trans and 4 cylinder. I picked one up about 2 years ago for $1500 (very clean too), drove it for a year and sold it for $2000. The v6 models arent bad either cause they came with a Honda driveline. Just a lot harder to work on.
 
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Already have the parts and removed the old top. The motor needs serviced as well. I'm gonna call the guy tomorrow and ask. You really might be onto something considering Hellica my daily.

Beautiful! Pull the carpet, rhino line (or knock off brand equivalent) the floors and send it. Maybe even make your own duct tape top? As long as its reliable, I see no reason why you shouldnt save some money and use it.

But.......

If a new top really is going to cost you $1500, I have another option for you. Look into the early 2000s Saturn Vue. They can be had dirt cheap and are stupid reliable as long as you get one with a manual trans and 4 cylinder. I picked one up about 2 years ago for $1500 (very clean too), drove it for a year and sold it for $2000. The v6 models arent bad either cause they came with a Honda driveline. Just a lot harder to work on.
 

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Should have read your post before the last one a bit better haha. Thats what happens when I pop on here while working.
 
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You're good! To clarify. I own a new top from convertibletops.com, the convertible motor needs something, maybe just oil. 2/4 windows need new motors. Weather stripping is bad but I can use silicone and was paper to makeshift that. Maybe turning Hellica into my daily will motivate me to start fixing the body.

Should have read your post before the last one a bit better haha. Thats what happens when I pop on here while working.
 

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Makes perfect sense! I read it, I really did haha. Body work... thats the worst. Looks like the drivers side is pretty bad with little dents. Just leave it as is if you are going to just use it as a temp daily. At least its all one color. But by the sounds of it, your end goal is to restore it?
 
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Yep that's the goal. Plan to do everything myself. So if the buddy work takes a year it takes a year. She runs fantastic just not weatherproof at the moment lol.

Makes perfect sense! I read it, I really did haha. Body work... thats the worst. Looks like the drivers side is pretty bad with little dents. Just leave it as is if you are going to just use it as a temp daily. At least its all one color. But by the sounds of it, your end goal is to restore it?
 

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OHHHHHH MAAAAAAAAAAH GAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW JUKLEARRRRRRRRRR NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I am so so very saddened for your injuries. Screw the car, that orange was stupid anyways (and those gators?! YUCK!), but omg ribs are so important and legs and arms are, like, wicked useful for doing stuff. Damn son, I applaud your attitude and resilience. You're a champion and I wish you the best of fortune going forward. Like totally sending good vibes and changing my FB profile picture to be "I stand with Juklear". Much love and respect for you, I am heartbroken that so much work on BB8 has been lost, and absolutely do not not not get another Juke---that would just be wrong. When life gives you lemon juice into your eye socket, turn around and pee down life's throat. I think I read that on a bumper sticker once. Anyways, I love you, so sorry this happened to ya, and if I can be of any assistance to you, you know how to get ahold of me.
 

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RIP SplishSplash
 
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