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 The Hawk has landed 
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Post The Hawk has landed
Firehawk finally showed up, it was delayed a day because, I shit you not, the transport company wrecked the trailer. No damage to the car however. I only had time to give it a quick once over and drive to the old mans place before I had to leave for Germany, but over all it's in good shape. Way better than I expected mechanically, and a little worse cosmetically. I was expecting to be replacing things like clutch, hyrdos, transmission rebuild etc etc but all the major mechanical is fine. Needs a few odds and ends you would expect of a 95k car, but so far nothing major to report. Interior is immaculate. Paint on the nose is spiderwebbed (which I knew) and there is some plastic damage on the door on the driver side that will need to be fixed. The killer, however, is since it is an 01 it has the adhesive issue with the sail panel, so the paint is bubbling up. This was disclosed prior to purchase but what I DIDN'T know, was the roof and sail panels on the hardtop are all one piece and the edges of the roof are bubbling too. I'm 99% sure there is no way it is going to come off intact to remove the adhesive and so far, with the exception of a carbon fiber piece which I may end up having to get, I can't find a replacement panel :( . So anyway, she'll be a little ugly for awhile till I get the mechanical stuff squared away, but over all I'd give it an 7.5-8 out of 10

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Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:27 pm
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And actually, just found out 6LE is making the roof panels soon in original fiberglass, so cross that off as problem solved

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Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:38 pm
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Batman wrote:
And actually, just found out 6LE is making the roof panels soon in original fiberglass, so cross that off as problem solved



All of 6LE's stuff should be considered limited edition since the runs don't last forever. Buy one asap or get in bed with a fiberglass pro lol.

Great to hear you got it home safe and sound. Should make a real nice driver for you.

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Harner wrote:
Batman wrote:
And actually, just found out 6LE is making the roof panels soon in original fiberglass, so cross that off as problem solved



All of 6LE's stuff should be considered limited edition since the runs don't last forever. Buy one asap or get in bed with a fiberglass pro lol.

Great to hear you got it home safe and sound. Should make a real nice driver for you.


He is still in pre-production for the hard tops

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Post Re: The Hawk has landed
Awesome man glad to hear it all worked out ok for you. Seems like she'll be in a good home

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