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#351 5 years ago
Quoted from pinmister:

The new Ford Bronco looks pretty badass...

I wish they would stop putting enormous wheels on new trucks. Big tires sure, but wheels

#352 5 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

I ordered my '70 Mustang in Grabber Orange.

I considered grabber orange with black stripes for my GT500 but liked torch red with black stripes better. Red with black stripes looks great on a Boss 302, too, but since I already have a red with black GT500 my Boss 302 had to be gotta-have-it-green.

#353 5 years ago

Well just a few short days after posting a picture of my beloved R32, I've gotten rid of it and got me a "pin hauler"

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#354 5 years ago

Ok, I've got problems. I've had a lot of pinballs and now I'm collecting way to many cars. I'm addicted to convertibles and I live in northern Michigan (not good convertible climate) this is my latest one a mercury comet with a 428 big block. Isn't it a beaut!

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#355 5 years ago

my 1975 Vw transporter!

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#356 5 years ago
Quoted from ls1chris:

been sitting like this past 3 years i hope i can start to free up some time and finish it this winter.

Nice bird! Man if I had it painted I would be working on it, I always have a hard time getting motivated to work on a car till after its painted, especially after the metalwork is done.

#357 5 years ago
Quoted from arcadeforever:

my 1975 Vw transporter!

Beautiful. I'm currently looking for a VW bus without breaking the bank. I've owned several classic bugs over the years but never a bus. Also, the bus has to have a bench seat up front. If you know of any for sale let me know please.

#358 5 years ago

Recently acquired another Volvo, my sedan is on the way out as soon as the buyer rolls into town to pick it up.

New wagon is also a 97 850R, but has been manual swapped. Volvo didn't import 850Rs with 5 speed transmissions into the US. I've always wanted to learn, so I bought a new project.

Working on the sedan was fun, but I kept lamenting that it wasn't a wagon. This wagon needs a lot of TLC, but nothing that I can't provide. Well, it needs the roof repainted, I'll hire someone to do THAT... but the rest... is on me.

Current plans are to spend the next 9-12 months getting the car to 'stage zero' - caught up on maintenance, a few things squared away, and then after that, bump it somewhere between 350 and 400 HP. Factory is 240, but after nearly 20 years and 313k miles (yes, original engine has 313k miles on it!), I'm sure it's not 240 anymore. But man can it scoot along nicely! Nobody expects the old man in the station wagon

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#359 5 years ago
Quoted from arcadeforever:

My 1975 VW transporter!

Did you rescue it? On Pinside it should by transporter the rescue.

#360 5 years ago

Posted before but my POS. I've since sold it but had it for many years. Just have these displays left in my little 24x32x12' shop with two lifts.

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#361 5 years ago
Quoted from arcadeforever:

my 1975 Vw transporter!

Luv the VDub!

Are the values on these going through the roof in the US like they are down here in Australia?

#362 5 years ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Posted before but my POS. I've since sold it but had it for many years. Just have these displays left in my little 24x32x12' shop with two lifts.

At what point did you go from 4 lug to 5 lug?

#363 5 years ago
Quoted from johnwartjr:

At what point did you go from 4 lug to 5 lug?

Nice catch! Sometime between 03-04 between the two photo shoots. I went with the then M-2300K package which comes with the 94-95 axles and the special offset rear wheels.

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#364 5 years ago
Quoted from johnwartjr:

Recently acquired another Volvo, my sedan is on the way out as soon as the buyer rolls into town to pick it up.
New wagon is also a 97 850R, but has been manual swapped. Volvo didn't import 850Rs with 5 speed transmissions into the US. I've always wanted to learn, so I bought a new project.
Working on the sedan was fun, but I kept lamenting that it wasn't a wagon. This wagon needs a lot of TLC, but nothing that I can't provide. Well, it needs the roof repainted, I'll hire someone to do THAT... but the rest... is on me.
Current plans are to spend the next 9-12 months getting the car to 'stage zero' - caught up on maintenance, a few things squared away, and then after that, bump it somewhere between 350 and 400 HP. Factory is 240, but after nearly 20 years and 313k miles (yes, original engine has 313k miles on it!), I'm sure it's not 240 anymore. But man can it scoot along nicely! Nobody expects the old man in the station wagon

That looks like a car Gus Fring should be driving.

#365 5 years ago

50th, anniversary ZO6

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#366 5 years ago

1984 Wharton Pop Top car (aka Beer Can Car) - Barrel of beer goes in the front, engine is in the rear, and the mouth of the can opens up revealing the tap spout. It's a full functioning tap system with Co2 tank and all! One of 28 made!

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#367 5 years ago
Quoted from meSz:

1984 Wharton Pop Top car (aka Beer Can Car) - Barrel of beer goes in the front, engine is in the rear, and the mouth of the can opens up revealing the tap spout. It's a full functioning tap system with Co2 tank and all! One of 28 made!

Is that yours?!

If so more pictures of the tap system please.

#368 5 years ago

Posted on here many times before but had this for many years. Sold it and what slowly got me in this hobby.

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#369 5 years ago

Saw these two in NE Nebraska today; Mustang II (Boredom zero) and a Fox body.....

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#370 5 years ago

Mustang II Motor Trends car of the year '74

#371 5 years ago

Daily driver. 2014 Audi S4 with manual. Pin hauler 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. Ex pin hauler was a 2003 Suburban with 250,000 miles that was traded in.

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#372 5 years ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Is that yours?!
If so more pictures of the tap system please.

If you ever get a chance to visit Terrapin Beer company (Athens, GA) they also have one of these cars. Not sure if it's something they display year around or just use as a promotional item!

Pics of the tap system:

First pic is of the front where the barrel and Co2 tank goes
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This picture is of the front end of the car with the "mouth" of the can open revealing the spout
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#373 5 years ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Daily driver. 2014 Audi S4 with manual. Pin hauler 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. Ex pin hauler was a 2003 Suburban with 250,000 miles that was traded in.

That is the cleanest garage I have ever seen.

#374 5 years ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Daily driver. 2014 Audi S4 with manual. Pin hauler 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. Ex pin hauler was a 2003 Suburban with 250,000 miles that was traded in.

I love the S4! That's the car I wanted but my wife talked me into the A7. I have since traded that in for my 2016 Scat Pack Charger. The A7 was a great car but honestly the Charger is more fun to drive (as is an S4, just in a different way).

Honestly the S4 reminded me a lot of driving a Ferrari 458.....not even sure why, but it did.

#375 5 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

That is the cleanest garage I have ever seen.

I was thinking the same thing, my garage looked that clean for all of 10 minutes after we closed on the house.

#376 5 years ago
Quoted from BudManPinFan:

I was thinking the same thing, my garage looked that clean for all of 10 minutes after we closed on the house.

Mine was not even that clean when we closed. And today it is a total mess.

#377 5 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

That is the cleanest garage I have ever seen.

Thanks. I try to keep the clutter out. One of my pet peeves. ☺️

#378 5 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

I love the S4! That's the car I wanted but my wife talked me into the A7. I have since traded that in for my 2016 Scat Pack Charger. The A7 was a great car but honestly the Charger is more fun to drive (as is an S4, just in a different way).
Honestly the S4 reminded me a lot of driving a Ferrari 458.....not even sure why, but it did.

So you're the one with the A7. I saw that parked up at Todd's Memorial Day weekend. Love the look of the sportback on those. I had to find a car with a manual which was hard to do. The Charger is a great car, so you didn't do too bad trading in the A7.

#379 5 years ago

His and hers. 2007 gt/cs and 2008 shelby. The conv is my wifes lowered it added svt rims roll bar intake exhaust tunner she love it. Shelbys just as it rolled out of the plant in LV.

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#380 5 years ago

One of my favorite cars to drive that I ever owned was a 1974 Jensen Healey. That Lotus Elan motor really moved that car right along, and it handled like a dream.

I don't have any pics of the one I owned, but it looked like this.

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#381 5 years ago

So glad I discovered this thread. Love all the awesome cars so far.

In high school in the 80's I wanted a Ford Mustang so badly... but all I could afford was about $250 for a beat up version of another of Ford's popular models from the 70's. Yes, the lovable Pinto!! That was ok, because it blended in well in our trailer park and definitely got me to the mall arcade. Where, surprisingly I learned a lot about economics... like you can spend a Pinto's worth of quarters in no time on a few of the latest pins and video games.

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Fast forward a few decades and about 10 years ago I was able to acquire one of the funnest vehicles on the planet. Everyone should drive one for a weekend or two if you get a chance... preferably on some backcountry roads covered with mud or some rocky trails out west. Any Jeep will do, but I'm fond of this Rubicon edition.

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Finally, just this summer, I was able to acquire another of my high-school dreams, although a much more recent model. Haven't tracked it yet, but am hoping to first thing in the spring once we thaw out from winter in about 5 months... supposed to be -25 tonight (yes, that's below zero, and yes in Fahrenheit - approx -31c for the rest of the world).

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#382 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinzap:

Finally, just this summer, I was able to acquire another of my high-school dreams, although a much more recent model. Haven't tracked it yet, but am hoping to first thing in the spring once we thaw out from winter in about 5 months... supposed to be -25 tonight (yes, that's below zero, and yes in Fahrenheit - approx -31c for the rest of the world).

I spent an afternoon with a GT4 at the Porsche experience in ATL and it is one hell of car, congrats

#383 5 years ago

I have had a recent fascination with the late 80's early 90's Jeep Grand Wagoneer woody. A classic truck that would also make for a great pin-hauler...

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#384 5 years ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I have had a recent fascination with the late 80's early 90's Jeep Grand Wagoneer woody. A classic truck that would also make for a great pin-hauler...

I always loved them. My wife wants an Airstream and one of these would make a great tow vehicle.
Did you live in Littleton when Jerry Morris AMC Jeep had some stretch limo versions built?
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I used to go by the dealership and drool over them

#385 5 years ago

My daily driver is a 2017 A4.

Love this thing. Have a nice tune installed, 314 HP and 388 Ft/Lbs of torque, all wheel drive.

And of course, I have to have the Audi Gecko installed

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#386 5 years ago

And here is my not-daily driver

Which is tucked away for the winter....

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#387 5 years ago

The Buick that could:
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#388 5 years ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

The Buick that could:

Any truth to the rumor a new Grand National will be coming out?

#389 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

One of my favorite cars to drive that I ever owned was a 1974 Jensen Healey. That Lotus Elan motor really moved that car right along, and it handled like a dream.
I don't have any pics of the one I owned, but it looked like this.

I spotted the license plate from the photo and know the guy who owns that exact vehicle (and another 75 JH) in the pic you posted. We have chatted quite a few times from our local car club meets and weekend drives.

Small world.

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#390 5 years ago

Nice Buick. Hood ornament on a GN? There was rumor of a new GN, but I think it was abandoned.........

#391 5 years ago
Quoted from ramegoom:

The Buick that could:

The Pontiac that could too..... 1989 Turbo Trans Am - 3.8 V6 turbo.

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#392 5 years ago

V6 Trans Am

#393 5 years ago

man 80s cars sucked so bad, for the most part. sports cars with 165hp. paint that oxidized into dust in like 3 years. under powered. poorly lubricated. i mean, there were a few exceptions - there was a good corvette in there somewhere and of course the Buick Grand National / GNX. but what a shit decade for American cars overall.

#394 5 years ago

It was one of the fastest production cars of its time 80s and into tbe 90s.

#395 5 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

It was one of the fastest production cars of its time 80s and into tbe 90s.

And that's sad.....especially given where we are today.

#396 5 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

It was one of the fastest production cars of its time 80s and into tbe 90s.

Impressive stats for sure.

#397 5 years ago

I never cared much for 4bangers or v6 cars growing up but my buddy got his ass spanked by a grand national and he had a demon with a 440 big block v8. I still want a 77-78 smokey and the bandit trans am but stock i dont think they had 200hp.

#398 5 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

And that's sad.....especially given where we are today.

Its funny in i think 1978 the fastest US production car was a lil red express dodge truck only because they were exempt to alot of emission laws and Dodge capitalized on it, they didn't sell a whole lot of them but thats pretty funny a pickup truck was the fastest production vehicle.

#399 5 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

I still want a 77-78 smokey and the bandit trans am but stock i dont think they had 200hp.

185hp bone stock from a V8. Sad

#400 5 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

Its funny in i think 1978 the fastest US production car was a lil red express dodge truck only because they were exempt to alot of emission laws and Dodge capitalized on it, they didn't sell a whole lot of them but thats pretty funny a pickup truck was the fastest production vehicle.

It was fastest in 78 and 79 with only 225hp if I recall. I remember as a kid seeing them on the street once in awhile in the mid 80's. I thought that stacks on a pickup was so badass and never seen on anything outside of a big rig. lol

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