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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by maverick06, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. maverick06

    maverick06 Minister of Fire

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    -Cars I have (or want): The opportunity to show off or dream in public
    -First Cars: Same idea, but hopefully with a little more humility
    -Projects: What are you up to on your car- and how, or why you are doing it.
    ...or anything else you can come up with that has to do with things that go vroom.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!

    Cars I have - 99 Jetta TDI (175k miles, 53 mpg)
    Wife - 2010 Dodge Caravan SXT (faster than my jetta)
    First car - 86 Jetta TDI
    Past cars - 98 jetta TDI.
    (notice a pattern)

    Cars I want - 2009+ Porsche cayman PDK with chrono package. Probably on the "buy" list in 2 to 3 years.... I hope...

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  2. nate379

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    Cars I have...

    05 Jetta TDI
    05 Lotus Elise
    98 Dodge 2500 CTD
    98 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 4.0L
    98 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 5.9L

    Let's not even get into what I have owned, it'd be a LONG list.

    First was an 85 Chev S-10 Blazer 4x4.

    Want... I'd like to be able to replace my pickup with something a bit newer. Starting to get long in the tooth with ~235,000 miles on it.
  3. ironpony

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    yea, I like bright color MOPARS
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  4. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    My current rides. I couldn't even begin to list past rides...............
  5. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Here's the toy I sold about 4 years ago now. Played around with it for about 9 years.

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    Here's my current project / toy. Done a lot of work to it since this pic was taken, although the most visible would be tube bumpers. 282245_219486014754870_4593881_n.jpg
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  6. ironpony

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    1952 Thunderbird 1977 Cadillac Hearse October ride
  7. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    1st car - '94 ford tempo 4 speed
    2-3cars, 89 Corsica, 2000 Chevy Tracker
    Current Car - 2006 Mini Cooper S

    Dream car - no question.... 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 - not a kit car, a REAL one :eek:
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  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    This was fun (6th motorcycle, 2nd H-D)...sold it 3 years ago. Too many others to mention. (Just traded in my old trusty 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee on a '13 Volvo xc60 T6 awd.)

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  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Hope to get this finished before I'm too old to drive :eek:

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  10. DexterDay

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    My Buddy had a Conquest that looked just like that... That's probably the most "forgotten" sports car
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  11. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    +10 points! Not many people recognize what it was by name!

    Fun car, well ahead of it's time with many features.

    Hated to sell it, but couldn't stand to bastardize it and mitsu wasn't making parts anymore and the aftermarket stuff sucked. The guy I sold it too, sold it again last summer. It's somewhere down in Georgia and the owner called me 3x last year asking questions and shooting the bull. Definitely a cult following, albeit a small one, for those who appreciate what that car is.

    You made my day dex.

    pen
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  12. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    My BIL has a '93 that he has jacked up, done engine work too, does mudder stuff with, etc. While I help him with the jeep, and I'll admit it can't seem to be killed, there's days that I wish it would have been! I hate working on them things when they are driven through hell.

    Looking forward to hearing your take on the volvo. Was curious as to what you purchased.

    Great bike pic btw!
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    First car: 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe 2 door. Blue Flame six with babbit rods instead of inserts. Stuffed a 283 CID with two four barrels into it. It got totaled in one hell of a wreck. At the very minute at lunch time that the high school was raising the student driving safety flag that would stay up until a student had a wreck. The flag came back down that day. <>

    Most fun car: 1970 Challenger 440 Six Pack. That Six Pack won a lot of six packs on back road quarter mile runs. And ended up one night in the Plainview, Texas impound lot. You can guess where I ended up. I was sitting on the hood smoking a cig when they caught up. Ran out of gas.

    Current car: 1995 Suburban 454 3/4 ton 4X4. Ain't fast but could pull hell up a mountain.

    Dream car: A van at the old folks home with comfortable seats.
  14. DexterDay

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    My buddy in high school had the one I spoke of, but a buddy at work has 2 purple (there literally purple) ones that he is trying to make one good one (manual trans).

    Way ahead of its time. It was a Poor mans Porsche. And a FAST one at that!!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The Challenger was purple with black vinyl top. Dodge called the color "Plum Crazy".
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  16. begreen

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    First car was a '56 Packard Clipper - 352, 2 spd torque convertor, self-leveling torsion bar suspension and 150# bumpers. No one argued with that beast in an intersection. Current vehicles. Prius, VW Eurovan camper, Ford Ranger pickup.
  17. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Ya shoulda kept it :p
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    Now you're talking!!! Only thing is, I would want to drive the one I own...so it would probably be a superperformance. Yeah, baby!

    Owned a 72 400 GTO and a 70 Duster. (And a bunch of other more practical cars/trucks.)
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  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I got transferred and got a company car. Left it behind for my boss to sell for me. He drove it once and it scared the hell out of him. He said "That is an engine with two doors bolted onto it!". ;lol
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  20. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I stand by my original statement ;lol
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Heh, heh, first car was a Chevy 4-door, 1951, straight 6 and a 3 on the tree. Yes, it was a tank.
    Current is a '93 Geo Prism, 196K and going strong. I love this car, 'cause if I get wiped out by an out-of-state idiot going 70 down the hill, I won't worry about it.
    Dream car- pristine Subaru 1982 GL-3 hatchback, with hi-lo transfer case. Beige color, just like my old one. Awesome car.
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    +2 Always dreamed of a 427 Cobra. Has to be white on blue racing stripes.
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    Current car - 03 Acura RSX Type S
    Wife - 08 Honda Pilot SE 4x4

    Next car for me has to be 4 doors for the kids and auto :( so my wife can drive it. I'd get a G37 (if I could stand the mpg) or 3 series ( if I could stand the price and the breakdowns) but most likely will get the new Honda Accord.

    Dream cars? Too many...
    427 Cobra
    Gen 2 vette
    early 70s Alfa Spider
    Honda S2000
    Any 911 or a late model Boxster
    Anything red with a prancing horse
    M3 / M5
    A model T (really early with lots of brass work)

    Or Jay Leno's entire collection :)
  25. ScotO

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    Wow, you set the standards high there.....
    My buddy at work has an AC Cobra kit car with a REAL Ford 427 side-oiler and toploader 4 speed (with the factory drag racing ratio gears in it), that's as close to real as most can get. However, he DOES also own a 1967 Shelby GT 500 with the 428 Super Cobra Jet.....and it is REAL........

    Some people have all the cool toys!
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