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Hello all,
after years of driving by what looks to be an abandoned house with a
corrado sitting in the driveway, i finally spoke to someone
that was mowing the lawn. i spoke to the guy today after not seeing
anybody at the house for years and this is my chance to finally own a
corrado! this is the scoop:
-the guy lost the keys to it !
-car has not been started in a couple years
-needs an exhaust, who knows what else
i should be able to pick it up for cheap money but i'll be needing a
key for this thing, what do i do? thanks guys

pic for the clicks (not may car but sure is purdy)



Modified by PhilR at 11:32 AM 7-8-2006
 

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Re: here's my chance... (PhilR)

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key for this thing, what do i do? thanks guys

Get the VIN and go to the dealership.
-Jeff
 

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Re: here's my chance... (vw16v88)

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Get the VIN and go to the dealership.
-Jeff

i can still do that? how much is that going to cost me about?
 

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Re: here's my chance... (PhilR)

im pretty sure its not that expensive... the only thing might be considering the age but i still dont think its expensive
 

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Re: here's my chance... (vwpunk)

.............maybe also some proof that states the car is yours too.


Modified by vfe-slc at 8:21 PM 7-7-2006
 

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Re: here's my chance... (vfe-slc)

should be less than 20 bux for a new key, and yes you will need proof of ownership. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: here's my chance... (mikemcnair)

The dealership can not do that on a corrado i have tried and tried what you can do is get into the car and remove the door handle and go to a lock smith or call a mobile lock smith and they will make a key based on the tumblers that costs around 2-40 dollars
 

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pick it up for cheap and get a brand new engine.......you'll probably end up doin it anyways http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
where in southern MA are u? def check for rust
 

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I wouldn't touch that car with a 10 foot pole. The non metal engine parts must be rotted by now.

for the price, i figure i can part it out if I cant get it to run for cheap
 

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for the price, i figure i can part it out if I cant get it to run for cheap

Part it out and you may get hunted down and lynched

Get it cheap...get it running....clean it up....sell her for a profit, and know that you saved her for another enthusiast.
The only reason I see to ever part out a Corrado is if the shell is toast from a major collision.
 

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Re: (James 93SLC)

noooo don't get me wrong, i def want to save this one. i love rados,
and have always wanted to own one http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


what kinds of things should i plan on doing right off the bat though
other than: oil, coolant, plugs, possibly filter (has a k&n)..???
BTW it's a G60



Modified by PhilR at 10:32 PM 7-7-2006
 

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Quote, originally posted by PhilR »
noooo don't get me wrong, i def want to save this one. i love rados,
and have always wanted to own one http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


what kinds of things should i plan on doing right off the bat though
other than: oil, coolant, plugs, possibly filter (has a k&n)..???
BTW it's a G60
Modified by PhilR at 10:32 PM 7-7-2006

Plan to rebuild the supercharger, check out the FAQ in the G60 section. Should steer you in the right direction.
 

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Re: (OdorCide)

dont forget fuel filter,
vacuum lines,
any rubber lines/hose.
flush & bleed the brake system, and coolant system,
probably a new battery,
most likely tires,
trans fluid,
windsheild washer fluid

SC seals,
engine flush,
SEA FOAM
that should take some time
 

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Re: (gtimagic)

ha, you guys are getting me nervous

the car has 88,000 miles and i'm going for a totally stock boost, no
performance, running corrado



Modified by PhilR at 11:40 PM 7-7-2006
 

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Hope you get lucky..
If you want the actual key to it...here's what to do...
You have to be able to open the drivers side door somehow
Open the door, and see how the exterior handle is mounted...there's a screw in the door jam that will loosen it....
Remove the screw and work the handle out...on the handle, there is a key code. Any dealership can make you a new key(can even be switchblade
) from that key code. It is only located on the driver door...NOT the passenger.
I know this works...because I had to do it for mine

The basic key was like $20 at the dealership(they cut it for you).
 

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Re: (hubbell)

if the vin doesnt work, there is a 4 digit code on the lock cylinder on the door handle. once you figure out how to open the door (slim jims work well) just bring the code to the dealer. they made me a key in a couple minutes. good luck.
 
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