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Post #151 by vonbonds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:17 am

Not happening with a puppy we're still breaking in. I might do something at NJMP later this year.
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Post #152 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:56 pm

Just saw this title and remembered I had a green truck parked in the garage next door. Forgot all about it. Starting to feel like spring here. I'll have to clean the mice nests out of the old girl again.
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Post #153 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:59 pm

vonbonds wrote:I probably know Claw and R_P's answer already. What say you all?

vonbonds wrote:Image

I absolutely love my BMW 335xi but I still miss my Cummins diesel. Thinking of getting another one next year when my car lease is up. I don't tow or work like a job that needs it but it was so nice and comfortable. Wifey hates it as she won't drive it but plenty of women do. I hate cities and don't give a fuck about not being able to park there either.

Any of you guys own a big diesel truck before?


I have a diesel F-450.

With diesels you best put some money away each month, saving for the annual big fix they'll need after they aren't new anymore.
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Post #154 by vonbonds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:53 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:
vonbonds wrote:I probably know Claw and R_P's answer already. What say you all?

vonbonds wrote:Image

I absolutely love my BMW 335xi but I still miss my Cummins diesel. Thinking of getting another one next year when my car lease is up. I don't tow or work like a job that needs it but it was so nice and comfortable. Wifey hates it as she won't drive it but plenty of women do. I hate cities and don't give a fuck about not being able to park there either.

Any of you guys own a big diesel truck before?


I have a diesel F-450.

With diesels you best put some money away each month, saving for the annual big fix they'll need after they aren't new anymore.

I had a 2003 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins that ran like a top. Other than a hub that froze it was pretty rock solid but I know what you mean. I was also hauling my fat ass and nothing else with it.
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Post #155 by Dog » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:02 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:Starting to feel like spring here. I'll have to clean the mice nests out of the old girl again.


I know what you mean, you old dog!





























Wait, what are we talking about?
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Post #156 by R-66Y » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:28 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:Just saw this title and remembered I had a green truck parked in the garage next door. Forgot all about it. Starting to feel like spring here. I'll have to clean the mice nests out of the old girl again.

My rx7 caught on fire once because chipmunks hid a bunch of acorns in the carburetor over the winter. Make sure to check that before you try to start her up
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Post #157 by vonbonds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:42 pm

Who is the Canadian here?
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Post #158 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:10 am

Why is your wife afraid to drive the pickup truck, vb? She'll be safer in it than a car. If she's worried about parking, tell her to just park far away and take up two spots like all the other assholes in pickups.
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Post #159 by R-66Y » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:47 am

Brown Socks wrote:Why is your wife afraid to drive the pickup truck, vb? She'll be safer in it than a car. If she's worried about parking, tell her to just park far away and take up two spots like all the other assholes in pickups.

Cars are safer than pickup trucks though
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Post #160 by vonbonds » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 pm

She was mauling curbs in my last pickup (it was 21' long). She just isn't comfortable driving a huge vehicle. I personally loved that truck. I don't speed anymore and I loved the versatility it provided.
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Post #161 by MP » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:28 pm

vonbonds wrote:She was mauling curbs in my last pickup (it was 21' long). She just isn't comfortable driving a huge vehicle. I personally loved that truck. I don't speed anymore and I loved the versatility it provided.

So you're saying she's used to small things..?
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Post #162 by vonbonds » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:42 pm

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Post #163 by R-66Y » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:27 pm

vonbonds wrote::mkbét:



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Post #164 by R-66Y » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:12 pm



My new miata :)
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Post #165 by MP » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Where do the baby seats go?
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Post #166 by vonbonds » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:51 pm

That's my schtick! :crossarms:
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Post #167 by R-66Y » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:24 pm

MP wrote:Where do the baby seats go?

Strapped to the roll bar
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Post #168 by R-66Y » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:10 pm

The tow truck picked up the carcass of my white miata today. I'm so glad to be rid of that thing. Now I have to move the track suspension and brakes to the black miata and I'm set
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Post #170 by vonbonds » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:12 pm

Them is some fine looking casters
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Post #171 by R-66Y » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:01 pm

They worked like a charm. :)

It was probably pretty funny watching me and selyar race to see who could calculate the shear on the casters first to see which casters we needed
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Post #172 by vonbonds » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:45 pm

Ida just got the biggest and crossed my fingers
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Post #173 by R-66Y » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:37 pm

We got the ones that were rated for 350 lbs each. They had over a 2:1 factor of safety. Totally unnecessary for a single use moving a car weighing approximately 1900 lbs. The only reason we didn't get the smaller ones is because I was worried about ground clearance
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Post #174 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 am

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Post #175 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 am

that may very well be the sechsiest pic in all of broads recorded history*







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Post #176 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:In for the safety today. Doesn't seem like it needs much, there's certainly some steel on steel rubbing when it drives, passenger rear wheel it sounds like. Hope it's a cheap one, but I've learned with vehicles you never know. Might have to take out a fifth mortgage.

I drove it quite a bit this weekend with my temp licence plate and no brake lights. Surprised how well it runs. The front end is super tight, and you can steer it with one finger. Didn't even burn that much fuel. I figured it would be one of those V8's that could pass everything but a gas station.


I forgot about this thread.

So I sold the old green girl. Photobucket crash took the photo, but she was a 76 GMC Sierra. I clayed the finish and polished and waxed it late this summer. It looked so good with the clay work removing all deposits over the years... I couldn’t believe it. It looked so good I put it up for sale and sold it for $4500. Pocketed about $1200 profit after what I put into it.

I then jumped on this 1964 AMC Rambler Ambassador late in the fall season. Old guys want to move cars before winter up here and the price just kept dropping. I couldn’t say no. The more I read about AMC and the battle that they faced against the Big Three, the more I liked them.

A total ton of options, the year prior the Rambler Ambassador won Motor Trends car of the year honours in 63. AMC tried so hard to put out cutting edge vehicles for a lower price than anyone. In the end, they couldn’t keep up.

The prices are great nearing winter, but man I just want to cruise. Tough time to buy.... I Can’t wait for spring.


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Post #177 by PredsFan77 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 pm

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Post #178 by Ricard_Persson » Tue May 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Trying to get back to the original wheels on the Rambler. Not easy on 54 year old vehicles. I got the original wheel covers and also some new white wall rubbers, but the damn wheels are hard to find. Back then the hub was nearly dead center or I have learned "zero off set" or "2 3/4 backspace". Look at me all mechanic like. Pretty much no aftermarket.

Anyway, dealing with junk yard guys now trying to buy original rims from scrap yards. These guys don't move too quick. I guess when you own a junk yard you can set your own pace. I'm kind of envious.
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Post #179 by chicpea » Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:I just want to cruise.


That is an outstanding vehicle. Good luck with the tires.

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