New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

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EVILZ
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New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » August 2nd, 2012, 6:28 pm

Hello everyone,

I found this site searching on the net for parts. My joining this site is two fold. I am president of the New York Nissan Z club here in lower NY. Check out NYZCC.COM. With that said, a good friend of mine who was our events director passed away earlier this year along with his wife and two daughters in a house fire. His sound Tommy Jr was the sole survivor of the fire. Tommy Sr loved his origianl 78 Datsun 280z that only had 65k miles but his love for sure was it 99xx 77 Celica GT.

Read and see the car here:

http://www.hemmings.com/hsx/stories/201 ... ture3.html

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3370746/1 ... ota-celica

Well May 1st life changed:

http://southeast.patch.com/articles/car ... ll-unknown

So I am in the process of having the Celica and the 280z restored by a local body shop. I hope I am to track down some key items for the Celica. Here is how she sits now:

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I look forward to learning and meeting local Celica guys as we move through this process.

Thanks -

Clive Bogle
Prez NYZCC
71 240Z
74 260Z

Im jhun_hapi
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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by Im jhun_hapi » August 2nd, 2012, 7:22 pm

That is sad to hear... talk to Santos or Groupb for parts.. im sure our community can help out..

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by neil reid » August 2nd, 2012, 7:55 pm

Are the cars yours now? None of my business but seems like a good project for your club to get these cars done and present them to Tommy jr?
Im sure the PD/FD could get ample donations to see the job done.
Would be a great story and a very satisfying endeavour for all involved! Call Barry Meguire/Jay Leno and get it going!

Just Thinking

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » August 12th, 2012, 6:18 pm

jhun_hapi thanks for the leads.

Neil - these cars are being restored for the son, Tommy Jr.

I will keep this thread updates as the Celica comes along.

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by neil reid » August 12th, 2012, 6:56 pm

EVILZ wrote:jhun_hapi thanks for the leads.

Neil - these cars are being restored for the son, Tommy Jr.

I will keep this thread updates as the Celica comes along.

Awesome news and great to hear that you are doing this for the son. Please keep us posted with pics. You are a great friend indeed!

Be Well!

Neil
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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by dominicaneddy » August 17th, 2012, 4:28 pm

sorry to hear the news I believe I met him a few years ago at one of our shows in Bridgeport CT

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by neil reid » August 17th, 2012, 5:58 pm

neil reid wrote:
EVILZ wrote:jhun_hapi thanks for the leads.

Neil - these cars are being restored for the son, Tommy Jr.

I will keep this thread updates as the Celica comes along.

Awesome news and great to hear that you are doing this for the son. Please keep us posted with pics. You are a great friend indeed!

Be Well!

Neil
We can appreciate a nice Z here as well...love to see that one too! :cheers:

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » August 29th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Stopped by the body shop this morning. The Celica was worked on first and man let me tell you these guys are doing a great job! The roof came out perfect. Few more days of prep and she is going in for paint! The Z will be started in a few weeks!

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Body work:
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Sorry for the bad cell phone pics, forgot my real camera home.

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by neil reid » August 29th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Nice to see the progress. Thanks for keeping us in the loop :2thumbs:

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by tompeyton » September 30th, 2012, 1:03 pm

Any thing else that you need?

Tom

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » September 30th, 2012, 3:15 pm

I will be checking in with the bodyshop this week.

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » October 17th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Guys I thought I would update with some pics, sorry they are cell phone pics as I forgot the camera at home -

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As you can see the Z is in the background of the third pic. The Z will be started once the Celica is finished. The Z is a thirs owner 60k mile car and with a mint ivory interior:

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If interested I can cont you update with the progress on the Z car also. Again thank you so much to those on this site for the support!

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » November 19th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Small update, the parts did get to the bodyshop that was donated from 2 members of this site. I have not been up to see the car in a few weeks, we had a huge storm pass through 3 weeks ago and we have been very busy at the power company. Thanks again guys!


Clive

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by neil reid » November 23rd, 2012, 8:22 pm

EVILZ wrote:Small update, the parts did get to the bodyshop that was donated from 2 members of this site. I have not been up to see the car in a few weeks, we had a huge storm pass through 3 weeks ago and we have been very busy at the power company. Thanks again guys!


Clive

We sent 4 guys and a bucket truck from our PUC down there from my city (Orillia) here in Ontario, they just got back the other day! Glad the parts arrived intact!. Keep us posted.....on the Z too. Tell Tommy jr to sign on to our little forum as well, we would welcome him anytime. Pass on our regards if you're talking to him.

I was poking around your NYZCC earlier.....seems like a class community too!....nice cars as well :cheers:

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Re: New Guy From NYC - 77 GT less than 10k miles

Post by EVILZ » October 13th, 2013, 9:19 pm

Hey guys was answering a pm here on the site and fig I would drop an update here. The car was finished earlier this year and is being stored at the moment. Current miles as of today 10,002.8 :2thumbs:

Take a look:

http://evilz.smugmug.com/Cars/1977-Celi ... &k=WBnmWH6

Thanks everyone!

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