1. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    Hello, Just wanted to say hi, I love this site it has helped me out many of times. I bought a 1985 Trabant 601s limousine from Mike in Baltimore. This car is very solid and nice. It is bright green ( not to keen on the color) I will be painting it later. I just cleaned and buffed the paint a little. The car is complete and runs great. The only thing that I need is a set of front seats for it,previous owner put in aftermarket seats.
    I will take some pictures just have been very busy
    Nice to meet you all
    Len B
  2. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Len B, watch around November in your area too, they always do a meet at the Spy Museum in D.C. around the Berlin Wall Fall Anniversay
  3. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    Painted the wheels and buffed out the paint a little, I will post more pics. I painted the wheels again and have new tires for her ( I call her Bing Bing)
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  4. Brian Krustchinsky

    Brian Krustchinsky Loyal Comrade

    Len, looks great, I like the color it stands out.
  5. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Agreed, car is looking good!
  6. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    New tires and sand blasted the wheels and painted them white.
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  7. Brian Krustchinsky

    Brian Krustchinsky Loyal Comrade

  8. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    I didn't know how I would feel about the white wheels, but I actually love it. The wheels with the white wall look really good.

    If/when you repaint your car you should do the roof white (which will help to reflect heat in the summer) and also add a little matching with the wheels.
  9. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    That is the plan, White top and side stripe
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  10. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    Well I just put the tags on her today AND TOOK IT FOR A DIVE . I got thumbs up from a lot of drivers. I also took it to work today and a guy that works across the stree came over and said " I see you have a Trabant my dad has one back home" not sure what country he was from but he was happy to see one in the states.
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  11. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Get used to the comments and looks :)
  12. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    That car looks awesome! Where did you find the whitewall tires? Trailer supply? I would like to find some for my 76 Wartburg.
    Jeff
  13. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    Pep Boys Auto. They were $42.00
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Leader

    Looks good...Was this green a factory color?
  15. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    Yes it it the original paint on it. It sure does get the looks. The green grows on yah.
  16. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Were they $42 each or total?
  17. Len B

    Len B Puttering Along

    each tire
  18. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    still, not bad, might be the route I go when it's tire time.
  19. notabmw1

    notabmw1 Smoking Along

    Hey Len, I'm over in Annapolis, MD! We should get together sometime, building 4 other cars right now and have a baby, but I'm off every Friday wrenching. Mainly on the 61 Morris Minor, Mini Estate, and a Mini with Honda transplant.
  20. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Yall should get together Len B is wanting to lower his car too, would be a good way to get it done.

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