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#2601 81 days ago

These are some of my rides. Little torque here and there

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#2602 80 days ago

April 17th.
Happy Mustang Day! 58 years of Pony Cars.
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#2603 75 days ago

New 75th anniversary Power Wagon pin hauler

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#2604 75 days ago

Bit the bullet and got my cars professionally detailed. I've been totally disappointed in "professional" details I've had in the past. It has always been a decent high priced car wash. This guy did a great job. Better than I have ever done on my own. The Traverse detail is a week old and has been rained on. Still looks great!

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#2605 75 days ago

what's the going rate today ? $200 per car ?

#2606 75 days ago
Quoted from luch:

what's the going rate today ? $200 per car ?

I paid $260 USD for the SUV. He initially quoted me I think $220 for the Vette but only charged me $160. Both cars were clean to start, maybe he gave me a break. He also offered a paint free dent service. I paid $200 to get 5 or 6 shopping cart type dents out and they are undetectable, at least for now. Full interior and exterior with a buff and wax. Also did the engine bay. I'm close to Boston so maybe you can find it cheaper outside of a big city.

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#2607 75 days ago

All this go-fast hp talk.... but who can go the slowest? I am a big VW bus guy. 62 SO-33 Westfalia with a stock 40hp. First year of this camper model interior and original paint. Ordered with factory gas heater, locking steering column, and front seat belts. Ordered in Germany by a service member and then VW shipped it back to the USA for him. Original paint,colors,interior. Factory accesories include full length tent with privacy room, and hanging chandelier. Buzzez at 60mph and I'll still meet you at the next light.
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Below is my 58 VW Binz, #181. ~500 Coachbuilt in Germany by a company named Binz using a standard VW truck and turned into a crew cab, about 35 left in existence. Also the nicest original paint one left. Suicide door and gas powered heater under the front seat. 36hp and likes 55mph.
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Below is what the Binz would have been made from. This is my 57 truck, also 36hp.
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Below is my 55 Barndoor Panel model, came with a 25hp, it hasn't figured out how slow it prefers to go yet, we'll get there eventually.
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I will stop there but I am up to 8 pre-67 buses now, can't get enough- too much fun.

#2608 75 days ago

Sad day for me. I had to sell my pride and joy, to help lean up our monthly budget for a new job that will not pay as well as my current employer does.
I will be much happier at my new job, but I will certainly miss the commute in the most favorite car that I’ve ever owned.
That being said, I will NOT miss people screwing with me on the roadways on a daily basis.
Tailgating me, revving their motor at a stoplight beside me or behind me, flying by at speeds double-digits over the posted limit…the list goes on.
Granted, if it was a muscle car or other hot sports car, okay…I’ll bite, let’s go. But 99% of the time, it was a soccer dad in a minivan or a kid in a ‘95 camry (no offense meant to the camry owners out there) or methed out dude in a clapped out pickup truck.
Farewell, my daily-drivin garage queen…I will miss you!

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#2609 75 days ago
Quoted from MasterBlaster:

Sad day for me. I had to sell my pride and joy, to help lean up our monthly budget for a new job that will not pay as well as my current employer does.
I will be much happier at my new job, but I will certainly miss the commute in the most favorite car that I’ve ever owned.
That being said, I will NOT miss people screwing with me on the roadways on a daily basis.
Tailgating me, revving their motor at a stoplight beside me or behind me, flying by at speeds double-digits over the posted limit…the list goes on.
Granted, if it was a muscle car or other hot sports car, okay…I’ll bite, let’s go. But 99% of the time, it was a soccer dad in a minivan or a kid in a ‘95 camry (no offense meant to the camry owners out there) or methed out dude in a clapped out pickup truck.
Farewell, my daily-drivin garage queen…I will miss you!
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Sorry you have to sell, it's a really nice mustang.

#2610 75 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Sorry you have to sell, it's a really nice mustang.

Thank you!
2015 GT 6-speed with Performance Pack and 49K on the odo when I sold it yesterday.
It was my ‘attainable dream car’. C’est La Vie!

#2611 72 days ago

Lowered the stelvio, really enjoy how it handles now and it looks 10 times better at this height.

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#2612 72 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Lowered the stelvio, really enjoy how it handles now and it looks 10 times better at this height. [quoted image]

Do you consider yourself owning a SUV now or a hatch? My wife had an '02 Forester and she hated it when I called it a tall hatch. I didn't get the anger she would exhibit when I said that because it is what it is. Most SUV/CUV are tall hatches now. So lowering one gets into that territory. One of my past vehicles was a Subaru Crosstek and I had no problems telling people it was a lifted Imprezza. Don't know my point other than its a bit ironic seeing someone lower a SUV. Does look good though.

#2613 72 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Do you consider yourself owning a SUV now or a hatch? My wife had an '02 Forester and she hated it when I called it a tall hatch. I didn't get the anger she would exhibit when I said that because it is what it is. Most SUV/CUV are tall hatches now. So lowering one gets into that territory. One of my past vehicles was a Subaru Crosstek and I had no problems telling people it was a lifted Imprezza. Don't know my point other than its a bit ironic seeing someone lower a SUV. Does look good though.

Call it whatever you want lol no anger to me.

I still call it an SUV, but it's now in oversized hatch territory. Or weird wagon.

I've never been an SUV person, and the stelvio from the factory rides WAY too high for my liking. So decided to make it more my own.

#2614 72 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

Call it whatever you want lol no anger to me.
I still call it an SUV, but it's now in oversized hatch territory. Or weird wagon.
I've never been an SUV person, and the stelvio from the factory rides WAY too high for my liking. So decided to make it more my own.

I bet it handles better.

#2615 72 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

I bet it handles better.

Yes. It's a lot more level and turn in has eliminated pretty much all body roll.

However, this model has 4 suspension settings, which prior were already quite aggressive. So in the top mode (race) it can be a bit much for some that aren't used to lowered vehicles.

#2616 72 days ago
Quoted from petebest:

These are some of my rides. Little torque here and there
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FANTASTIC TA!
A real gem you have there!

Two bags of manure in the Viper wasn’t a brilliant idea.
Good thing is I always drive with windows down anyway
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#2617 72 days ago

Finally got one of my new imports detailed and out in some nice weather.
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#2618 63 days ago

Picked up this beast recently. Second S197 I've owned (first one was a 5 speed GT). Awesome balance between modern reliability/amenities and classic muscle car architecture.

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#2619 62 days ago
Quoted from SeymorGoldfarbJr:

Finally got one of my new imports detailed and out in some nice weather.
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This is a totally innocent question with no ill intent. Why import a Lancer Evo? Does this have a spec you just can't get here without import? It looks cool, but I don't know enough to know if that is a kit on top of the Evo.

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#2620 62 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

All this go-fast hp talk.... but who can go the slowest? I am a big VW bus guy. 62 SO-33 Westfalia with a stock 40hp. First year of this camper model interior and original paint. Ordered with factory gas heater, locking steering column, and front seat belts. Ordered in Germany by a service member and then VW shipped it back to the USA for him. Original paint,colors,interior. Factory accesories include full length tent with privacy room, and hanging chandelier. Buzzez at 60mph and I'll still meet you at the next light.
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Below is my 58 VW Binz, #181. ~500 Coachbuilt in Germany by a company named Binz using a standard VW truck and turned into a crew cab, about 35 left in existence. Also the nicest original paint one left. Suicide door and gas powered heater under the front seat. 36hp and likes 55mph.
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Below is what the Binz would have been made from. This is my 57 truck, also 36hp.
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Below is my 55 Barndoor Panel model, came with a 25hp, it hasn't figured out how slow it prefers to go yet, we'll get there eventually.
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I will stop there but I am up to 8 pre-67 buses now, can't get enough- too much fun.

Those busses are great, what an amazing collection! For speed I am in the same category...I think I got the overdrive working on our 1950 Studebaker today, so I may be able to break past 50mph now, haha.

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#2621 62 days ago

Got about half a tank of "the good stuff" yesterday, next week will be able to fill the whole thing.
Curious to see about performance.

https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/maps.jsp?statecode=TX

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#2622 61 days ago
Quoted from emspence:

Those busses are great, what an amazing collection! For speed I am in the same category...I think I got the overdrive working on our 1950 Studebaker today, so I may be able to break past 50mph now, haha.

I considered putting an overdrive on my '47 CJ2a Willys, but then realized with the crappy 9" drum brakes that I have no business going over 45mph anyway.

#2623 59 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

This is a totally innocent question with no ill intent. Why import a Lancer Evo? Does this have a spec you just can't get here without import? It looks cool, but I don't know enough to know if that is a kit on top of the Evo.

It’s a 1996 EVO IV. They didn’t import the EVO into the US until the 2003 EVO VIII. This has only been legal to import for less than a year and there are likely only a handful of them in the entire country right now.

#2624 56 days ago

first car meet of the year , mine's the red thunderbird

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#2625 56 days ago
Quoted from luch:

First car meet of the year. Mine's the red Thunderbird.

If you take first place at a show you'll be "number one with a bullet!"

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#2627 15 days ago

Gave the car a wash and shine coat this morning ... Paint feels soft like butter

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