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Donít tell me I ďCANíTĒ do something!

LOL! Was told there was no way I could save this car, actually he laughed at me when I suggested taking a crack at it. Laugh at me? That sealed this cars fate! Plus we all know how much I love a challenge

196x model CITROňN, Think the owner said 64’ but I’m not 100% sure of that. This belongs to a guy that was doing some work on my bug for me. Total of 35 hours in this car.



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I've always heard that "you can't polish a turd". That's the prettiest turd I've ever seen.

How long did that take to do?

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I've always heard that "you can't polish a turd". That's the prettiest turd I've ever seen.

How long did that take to do?
Im gonna guess he had a total of 35 hours in that car.

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Holy Santa Claus Shit! Damn fine work. There needs to be a "take an adult to work day", and I want to come see how you work your magic. How's the back?

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Holy Santa Claus Shit! Damn fine work. There needs to be a "take an adult to work day", and I want to come see how you work your magic. How's the back?
I'm all about free labor! Anytime, you can come by and I'll put you to work

Back sucks! Good days then bad days. Think the weather is really jacking with me May have to end up moving to Florida to get away from the cold.
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Back sucks! Good days then bad days. Think the weather is really jacking with me May have to end up moving to Florida to get away from the cold.
You're in the wrong business for back trouble. Awesome work though, the car looks awesome.

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How many rags/pads and such did you plow through on that job?

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35 hours and that was the fucking best you could do ?!

J/K, looks like a new, clean shitbox Citroen instead of an old, crusty shitbox Citroen !

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what a shity job, you left the holes in the panels.

JK That is pretty good work.
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Here's a good side by side comparison, look how the color changes!




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Nick, you cant drive that car cross country....


Good job though polishing up the sCitroen

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Nick, you cant drive that car cross country....


Good job though polishing up the sCitroen
DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T!
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DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T!
LOL, I thought that would get a rise out of you.

There were a couple guys who brought one to a lemons race to get, for the lack of a better term, wiered award of $1501, and I followed their plight. Apparently, and I forget exact details, the brakes, clutch, steering and suspension all share the same hydrolic fluid. If you had a major failure of one of those systems, the others were effected in a big way. Like a shock or steering line blows and the car drops, steering gets very hard and the brakes will barely stop the car.

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wow. I bet he didnt even think it was red.

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Nick, you can't give me a free detail.
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Here's a good side by side comparison, look how the color changes!
WOW ! That's AMAZING ! LOOK, IT'S STILL AN UGLY CAR !!

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Good job though polishing up the sCitroen
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Nick, you can't give me a free detail.
HAHAHA ! I see what you did there !

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Nicely polished turd.
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Fugly car. You should have saved your time! But nice work

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