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Posts: 1From: AlbuquerqueRegistered: Oct 2004
Tripper1
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 7:28 PM

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Hello FCA people. I was given dino 00556 by my unlce a year ago, in hopes that we would both work together on its restoration. My uncle gutted the car 20 years ago in hopes of racing, however the car never made it back up. I currently dont have the time to learn the skills necisary to rebuild it, but I would like to hire a qualified person to do so. Can anyone suggest a shop? i have all the engine parts, the suspension is beautiful, breaks are done, stearings good. I need the engine married to transaxel and transaxel put back together, I think thats the major parts. Im located in NM and was looking for a guy/shop that was in the South west, but any good suggestion would be verry usefull.


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Posts: 2Registered: Sep 2004
Col. Bill
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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:07 AM

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Alfred,

You have a very early Dino, probably pre-1970 and probably a 2.0 liter engine. Quite rare in the U.S. and not easy to find parts for. Sounds like yours is fairly complete, so parts may not be a problem. Unless all these parts have been well preserved, you may have problems with corrosion.
Finding a reliable, honest restoration shop at a price you can afford will be difficult. If you go for lowest price, you may be very disappointed with the results and/or you may get ripped-off. On the other hand, you'll pay big bucks for it to be done correctly by a really good restoration shop that knows what it's doing. Plan on $50,000 to $100,000 to get it back to near original condition and running as new with the work being done by a professional shop.

I'm on the East Coast (VA) so I can't help you with SW shops but there are lots in CA and AZ. I recommend you contact the leaders of FCA in your area -- Joe Petter in AZ, 480-860-2757 or Jim Riff in AZ, 480-473-1098. You might also consider parting-out the car to the world on e-bay. You'll be amazed at how much money people will pay for the whole car "as is" or for individul parts. Go for the cash if you can't afford the restoration. It's a lot cheaper!

I own a 1974 Dino #8118 (62,000 miles)and I've done all my own work for 27 years on this car. I'd recommend


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Posts: 13Registered: Dec 2003
dm_n_stuff
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:45 PM

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Tripper.

email me at dm.n.stuff@gmail.com

I've done a lot of work on my Dino, and have a fairly extensive list of places to go for parts, and maybe a shop or two that could help you.

But, an early 206 is a find, and you must proceed carefully. Not as many folks out there who can fix that.

Dave M.

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1972 Dino 246GT Chairs A/C P/W #04798


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