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#1401 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Oh would you stop making such a big deal out of it. We know it's his money.

If i want to i will but if i dont i wont.

#1402 1 year ago

Anyone had a ceramic coating applied to their vehicle? Pro, con, brand and cost?

#1403 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Why does it matter if he drives them or not, is that anyones business other than his own?? Its his damn money, he earned it and he can buy whatever the hell that he wants to! Why do you feel like you should be able to be in control of his life and what he does?

Easy there big guy. Just made a comment that I couldn’t imagine having cars and not driving them. No one is telling him what to do. He appears to have it all under control.

#1404 1 year ago
Quoted from ItsOnlyPinball:

My 2011 Ford Mustang GT convertible. It is my 4th Mustang. I have owned a 71' Fastback, an 89 GT Convertible, and a 99' Cobra Convertible as well...wish I could move pins in this, but I have a Ford Edge for that.

Great. Us Mustang guys gotta stick together.

#1405 1 year ago
Quoted from robertmee:

Anyone had a ceramic coating applied to their vehicle? Pro, con, brand and cost?

What are you looking for? Ceramic coating for headers or exhaust?

#1406 1 year ago
Quoted from crlush:

What are you looking for? Ceramic coating for headers or exhaust?

Paint protection. The ceramic protectants that bond to the clear coat that proteCT against chips, scratches and uv damage. Think of it as permanent wax.

#1407 1 year ago

Ok, sorry I know nothing about that

#1408 1 year ago
Quoted from robertmee:

Paint protection. The ceramic protectants that bond to the clear coat that proteCT against chips, scratches and uv damage. Think of it as permanent wax.

I have friends that do this. They swear by it. Here’s my take on it: you still need to put it on regularly, your body shop needs to know if it’s been done as it works well enough that it can penetrate down in and through the paint. The paint won’t stick unless they’re taking it down to the metal/foundation. Scuffing, sealing, and painting will lead to the paint coming right off or not sticking at all.

The results are great and looks to hold up. Water just falls off even on horizontal surfaces. Just know that you can still get chips and dents as it can’t prevent that. If you have a new car and don’t mind spending the money for a proper paint correction and for the application every other year or so, I’d say do it. I’d avoid it if you have a typical American paint job with the typical orange peel or a car that already has some minor paint chips that correction can’t fix. It will look best on a good paint/paint correction usually on a German or Japanese car.

#1409 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I have friends that do this. They swear by it. Here’s my take on it: you still need to put it on regularly, your body shop needs to know if it’s been done as it works well enough that it can penetrate down in and through the paint. The paint won’t stick unless they’re taking it down to the metal/foundation. Scuffing, sealing, and painting will lead to the paint coming right off or not sticking at all.
The results are great and looks to hold up. Water just falls off even on horizontal surfaces. Just know that you can still get chips and dents as it can’t prevent that. If you have a new car and don’t mind spending the money for a proper paint correction and for the application every other year or so, I’d say do it. I’d avoid it if you have a typical American paint job with the typical orange peel or a car that already has some minor paint chips that correction can’t fix. It will look best on a good paint/paint correction usually on a German or Japanese car.

Good info...I have a new to me Alfa QV that I'm considerin gn it on. But it's already got 5k miles from previous owner. Paint still looks fantastic so not sure how much correction it would need. Does the ceramic applyer usually do the prep or do you need a separate detailer?

#1410 1 year ago

Most will do their own prep so no worries there.

#1411 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinless:

Easy there big guy. Just made a comment that I couldn’t imagine having cars and not driving them. No one is telling him what to do. He appears to have it all under control.

Some people think they are going to make a mint in 35 years on cars today. They won't.

#1412 1 year ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Some people think they are going to make a mint in 35 years on cars today. They won't.

All collectibles go through this phase, a bubble. Cards, comics, toys. The auctions are driving up prices but doubtful it will sustain.

IMO buy a car to drive and enjoy. Presume it can be liquid but not at any dependable value, and in most cases, never at a higher value than when you bought it.

That said, market prices are a reality. I bought my most recent project because I felt like if I waited much longer, I'd be priced out. Already asking prices are 1-2 more in 6 months. Are they worth it, probably not, but those owners are sitting and waiting trying to 'get in' on the rush.

#1413 1 year ago
Quoted from VacFink:

.... never at a higher value than when you bought it.

That's now what Wayne Carini told me.

#1414 1 year ago
Quoted from VacFink:

All collectibles go through this phase, a bubble. Cards, comics, toys. The auctions are driving up prices but doubtful it will sustain.
IMO buy a car to drive and enjoy. Presume it can be liquid but not at any dependable value, and in most cases, never at a higher value than when you bought it.
That said, market prices are a reality. I bought my most recent project because I felt like if I waited much longer, I'd be priced out. Already asking prices are 1-2 more in 6 months. Are they worth it, probably not, but those owners are sitting and waiting trying to 'get in' on the rush.

I agree. Problem is, we may not even have easy access to gas, so our cars will be monuments to a better time. Also, back in the day hardly anybody thought about future collectibilty. Nowadays half the buyers of "limited cars" store them for future collectibilty. Bless their hearts, but I'm a driver, not a looker. I wouldn't save my gf for the next guy, why would I my car?

#1415 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I have friends that do this. They swear by it. Here’s my take on it: you still need to put it on regularly, your body shop needs to know if it’s been done as it works well enough that it can penetrate down in and through the paint. The paint won’t stick unless they’re taking it down to the metal/foundation. Scuffing, sealing, and painting will lead to the paint coming right off or not sticking at all.
The results are great and looks to hold up. Water just falls off even on horizontal surfaces. Just know that you can still get chips and dents as it can’t prevent that. If you have a new car and don’t mind spending the money for a proper paint correction and for the application every other year or so, I’d say do it. I’d avoid it if you have a typical American paint job with the typical orange peel or a car that already has some minor paint chips that correction can’t fix. It will look best on a good paint/paint correction usually on a German or Japanese car.

That's good to know. Anyone use F14?

#1416 1 year ago
Quoted from Roostking:

I agree. Problem is, we may not even have easy access to gas, so our cars will be monuments to a better time. Also, back in the day hardly anybody thought about future collectibilty. Nowadays half the buyers of "limited cars" store them for future collectibilty. Bless their hearts, but I'm a driver, not a looker. I wouldn't save my gf for the next guy, why would I my car?

On a brighter note, at least some of us won't be as vulnerable to an EMP event. (:

#1417 1 year ago

mustangpaul Are you getting to, or have been, to Ford Carlisle?

#1418 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

mustangpaul Are you getting to, or have been, to Ford Carlisle?

Heard plenty about it but never been there. Now that my buddy has a deluxe car hauler I'm trying to talk him into bringing his 70 Mustang road race car there.

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#1419 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Heard plenty about it but never been there. Now that my buddy has a deluxe car hauler I'm trying to talk him into bringing his 70 Mustang road race car there.

It’s worth heading to for him, you or anyone. Headed there for weekend so was hoping to say hello and see your sweet Stang.

#1420 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

It’s worth heading to for him, you or anyone. Headed there for weekend so was hoping to say hello and see your sweet Stang.

Someday, I'd have to drive mine, no trailer and nothing to pull the trailer with AND it's no where near ready. I told them to repaint all the satin black parts in the pictures a page or two back to semi gloss, satin was just to much of a contrast with the gloss on the body. Sooooo it'll take even longer now to get it back, maybe end of summer.

#1421 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

On a brighter note, at least some of us won't be as vulnerable to an EMP event. (:

Yes lol. I unfortunately am vulnerable in the event this happens, but I know where my Mad Max end times vehicle resides!!

#1422 1 year ago
Quoted from Playdium:

Littlecammi, I also had a 2008 GT500. But it was 500 hp from the factory. Yours with 540? Any mods?

To still keep it factory I added the FRPP "KR kit" from Ford Racing Performance Products (cold air intake, less restrictive exhaust and reflashed computer program from the 540HP 2008 GT500KR which otherwise has the exact same engine as the '08 GT500).

Quoted from MustangPaul:

When ya got money anything is possible.

I don't have a lot of money. I'd save for five years and then order and pay cash for the '96 SVT Cobra, then save another five years and pay cash for the '01, then save a few more years and pay cash for the '08 GT500 (and sell my yellow '88 Fiero GT because the GT500 cost $50K), then save five more years and pay cash for the '13 ZL1 Camaro. Doing it that way I haven't had any car payments since my '76 limited edition Trans Am. (And I saved and paid cash for the four V6 Fieros we used to own.)

Quoted from Roostking:

Some people think they are going to make a mint in 35 years on cars today. They won't.

I think you're absolutely correct. I plan on keeping mine until I die and then my wife will surely sell them all if she outlives me (she can't drive stick).

#1423 1 year ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

To still keep it factory I added the FRPP "KR kit" from Ford Racing Performance Products (cold air intake, less restrictive exhaust and reflashed computer program from the 540HP 2008 GT500KR which otherwise has the exact same engine as the '08 GT500).

I loved the power and the scream of the turbo-charger, but I have to say I preferred my '68 GT 390 fastback. Bone stock restored, Gulfstream Aqua. Fun times back then...

#1424 1 year ago

Added this new item to my Mustang. Apologies to fellow car enthusiasts that have autos with wooden wheels or wire wheels.
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Restricted usage but, I just drive it car shows or meeting anyways, this plate should be fine.

#1425 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Added this new item to my Mustang. Apologies to fellow car enthusiasts that have autos with wooden wheels or wire wheels.

Restricted usage but, I just drive it car shows or meeting anyways, this plate should be fine.

I have to get Vintage plates for my Mustang to keep the cost down here.

#1426 1 year ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Added this new item to my Mustang

Nice notch!

#1427 1 year ago
Quoted from Playdium:

I loved the power and the scream of the turbo-charger, but I have to say I preferred my '68 GT 390 fastback. Bone stock restored, Gulfstream Aqua. Fun times back then.

All 2008 to 2014 GT500s are supercharged, not turbocharged. My naturally aspirated 2013 Boss 302 is incredibly fun to drive.

#1428 1 year ago

Gave her a bath tonight.

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#1429 1 year ago

Just added a 997.2 911 turbo with a fairly rare build, HRE forged wheels and Fabspeed quad tip exhaust.

Regarding ceramic coatings, I can add some first hand info... I just had the car covered with Stek DynoShield PPF and coated with CQuartz Finest Reserve. This includes removing the wheels, cleaning the barrels and calipers followed by a coating applied to all surfaces. It takes about 10-14 days for the coating to fully cure (even though it was IR lamp baked), but the gloss is amazing. Gets glossier every day.

Took it back to my detailer because he jokingly said he could 'kick it up a notch.' Took it to a local PCA event and re-coated it with an additional ceramic coating enhancement that makes it look wet when in the sun.

The benefits of a ceramic coating are wash times are significantly reduced. Water literally sheets off the car, no need to wax for the next 4-5 years and the product is backed by a warranty. While the ceramic coating doesn't really protect against rock chips, this is where the self healing PPF shines.

If you're on the fence about PPF/ceramic coatings, it's kind of like insurance. Offers peace of mind, ease of use and pride in ownership. Just don't expect to recoup your money back on resale.

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#1431 1 year ago

Said goodbye to this one last month. What a fun/scary car on the track. Loved that car.

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#1432 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricmaz:

Said goodbye to this one last month. What a fun/scary car on the track. Loved that car.

Listed as one of the most dangerous cars ever..... I want one.

#1433 1 year ago

Few pics from Carlisle Ford Nats Friday.

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#1434 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Few pics from Carlisle Ford Nats Friday.

Damn I wish I could drive mine to that show.

#1435 1 year ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

This is my 1999 TOYOTA Landcruiser that I bought new. Her nickname is “Old Blue”.
I have several friends who are ready to fight it out with a choice of weapons if I ever decide to sell due to the fact that she’s been garage kept since new,never been driven by a woman or young adult and has depreciated to a low value but is still in like new condition. I went looking at the 2017 model last year and sticker price was almost $80K. Only major option they’ve added in almost 20 years is adjustable air ride. My grandfather would be angry hearing me say it but it’s true...the japs build a real solid truck that’s much higher quality than the Ford Explorer I owned prior to this!

Love it. This is my daily driver, although I have a 2002; same color.

BTW, the AHC system was available at a point in time for the 100 series. It was standard on the LX470. Toyota does not allow any options on the 200 series Land Cruisers. You don't want DVD screens on backseats...too bad...you don't want powered rear seats...too bad..you don't want navigation...too bad, etc. Hence, the 85k price tag because it is all or nothing.

The Land Cruiser has always, I mean always been higher quality than any Ford Explorer or any other SUV for sale, ever.

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#1436 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Few pics from Carlisle Ford Nats Friday.

I like the blue one with the red stripes the best.

#1437 1 year ago

Not big Horsepower, but fun to drive. And a hardtop convertible with a sunroof is pretty cool! 2012 VW Eos.

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#1438 1 year ago

Few from my local car club's show last weekend.

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#1439 1 year ago

"shopping" out the pin hauler

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New rubbers, touchup(repaint) and cc. Since this ones flipperless no leds

#1440 1 year ago
Quoted from psd4me:

"shopping" out the pin hauler

New rubbers, touchup(repaint) and cc. Since this ones flipperless no leds

You must love that truck!

#1441 1 year ago
Quoted from psd4me:

"shopping" out the pin hauler

New rubbers, touchup(repaint) and cc. Since this ones flipperless no leds

That's once hell of a rotisserie!

Chris

#1442 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

That's once hell of a rotisserie!
Chris

Works for Hercules and Bigfoot....

#1443 1 year ago
Quoted from Roostking:

You must love that truck!

I like it well enough, wouldn't mind having a shiny new one. It would cost $70,000-$75,000 to replace it. I can't afford to spend that kind of money on something I mainly drive only in the winter now. I have an 01 PSD CC LB I bought new. Living in Il of course it's pretty rusty underneath at this point.
I picked up a complete 06 cab that came from Tx and a take off 11 bed. I'm going to put an 06 Harley edition grill and headlights on it and will be using the 06 int. So for well under $10,000 I can have a slightly updated int and a rust free body with out the big payments which leaves me more money for pinball.

#1444 1 year ago

And also I will be cavity waxing every nook cranny!! and undercoating everything.

#1445 1 year ago

Just pick up this gem of a survivor.

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#1446 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

Just pick up this gem of a survivor.

And that right there folks, is why you want a "California car"....

#1447 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBally:

And that right there folks, is why you want a "California car"....

C-code 289 car. Hasn’t ran in over 20 years. Put in a new battery and fuel pump, blew out the lines. Now she runs, drives and stops! Can’t believe it. A true barn find!

#1448 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

C-code 289 car. Hasn’t ran in over 20 years. Put in a new battery and fuel pump, blew out the lines. Now she runs, drives and stops! Can’t believe it. A true barn find!

Put an inline fuel filter in. You'll be sucking sediment forever from the tank on a car that sat that long. Nice find!!!

#1449 1 year ago
Quoted from psd4me:

I like it well enough, wouldn't mind having a shiny new one. It would cost $70,000-$75,000 to replace it. I can't afford to spend that kind of money on something I mainly drive only in the winter now. I have an 01 PSD CC LB I bought new. Living in Il of course it's pretty rusty underneath at this point.
I picked up a complete 06 cab that came from Tx and a take off 11 bed. I'm going to put an 06 Harley edition grill and headlights on it and will be using the 06 int. So for well under $10,000 I can have a slightly updated int and a rust free body with out the big payments which leaves me more money for pinball.

Thats a solid plan and it sounds like you have the skills to make it happen. Post up pics when you can!

#1450 1 year ago
Quoted from Playdium:

Put an inline fuel filter in. You'll be sucking sediment forever from the tank on a car that sat that long. Nice find!!!

Replace the tank and any soft rubber components since its been sitting so long. Then run it!!! Nice find!!!

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