April 2007: Purchased 1976 Trabi from Sorren Barr at shocauto.com (papysrußweiß) June 2007: Purchased three suitcases full of parts from trabiteile.de while on trip to Germany Fall 2007: Replaced flasher unit, and carburetor. October 2007: Paid airfare for Ralf Langer and Marcus Schulze from trabiteile.de to come to Utah to update to 12 volt and switch to post 1983 front drive shafts. November 2007: Crashed my trabi in a low-speed pile up. Winter 2008: Purchased new hood, side panels, frame pieces, grill, starter, carburetor, exhaust manifold, fan, etc. on ebay.de and from trabiteile.de April 2008: Started rebuilding the car myself ( I had to finally learn how). March 2009: Had the car repainted (himmelblau) after completing all of the repairs.