My '72 Swede. With the original Blaupunkt tunes.
I just would never be able to do it... Do you just go and look at them every now and again?
This great string got me motivated.... Going through the old photo albums, remember those things with those square pieces of paper?
A couple of my favorite old cars.
My '79 Scirocco and 80-something RX-7.
And maybe the group can identify this car for me?!! I have wanted to know what it is for about 30 years.
On a cruise in the early 80s down in Jamaica and Cozumel. Took this pic of a car in Jamaica, supported by some of the upstanding young locals. (And a pic of me enjoying the Cozumel sun...)
Quoted from pinworthy:
As I mentioned above I worked at a Mazda/Volvo as a young guy and as I was reading back through the thread I couldn't believe I missed commenting about your 1800 (which is beautiful btw) and that got me to reminiscing about the fun toys that came through the shop. I remember a guy having an 1800ES in the same color that had a full IPD suspension kit as well as some engine mods but the coolest thing was a custom power sliding sunroof. The headroom sucked but it was a killer look, I really wonder what ever happened to that car.
I'd love to have seen that! I'm only 5'10" and there is little more than a couple inches headroom for me. Where in the heck would a power sunroof go??! I LOVE the folks that have made them into custom convertibles though.
Quoted from dmbjunky:
Very similar to a Festiva. My parents have a red Festiva. The previous owners made it look like some high schooler's car. Tinted windows, a spoiler, chrome 5 spoke wheels. They even replaced the Festiva name tag to say Ruby.
I had a '76 Ford Fiesta with v6. Fast car.
Quoted from ramegoom:
I was in high school when that car hit the dealers. My school parking lot consisted of many Mustangs (I had a 66 GT K car convertible), two or three hemi Chrysler products, a few Chevelle SS's, several Novas, one Corvette, and loads of not-so-cool cars. The hemi's always cleaned up. Until that SS454 got modded.
A kid in my high school used to drive his dad's gull wing Mercedes... yep.
Back home today after spending a couple months with my friendly mechanic.
Oil leaks fixed, water leaks fixed, transmission working like it should.
For the first time I cruised the interstate at 80 with a working overdrive! Sweet!
Rainy day so it was a good time to play with the car.
Swapped out the stock plastic wheel for a nice classic Nardi.
Quoted from Darcy:
Do not toss that wheel, save it, with the car. The next owner will possibly appreciate having the original steering wheel. You might also notice that since the new wheel is smaller, the car, may be different in steering effort.
2" difference. 16" vs 14" Full turn from stop is a little more effort but I like the feel of "moving" the tires. At speed it's good... no obstruction of vision from above and clears my legs now very well. And the Nardi looks so much sweeter!
Oh I save everything... my hobby was pinball. I'm worse than a hoarder.
Quoted from pinster68:
Funny, I was told by Toyota (for my RAV4 lease return) that excessive wear was any damage that couldn't be covered with a credit card. So you could have the car covered in bullet holes and it's just normal wear and tear...
I once leased from Mazda. It was a nightmare return. An inspector went over EVERYTHING with a microscope. It was crazy...they expected a new car back after the lease.... BMW and Lexus were easy.
Quoted from Impzilla:
Maybe we need some older iron in this post.
My 68 Camaro with 67 fenders and quarters with a 69 hood - still averages out to 68.
When I was in high school, the man down the street was selling his '69 Camaro SS 396. I wanted that car bad! One of my classmates bought the car and drove it every day to school. Son of a bitch!
This car stuff is just plain crazy... I 'had' to replace my steering wheel with a darker mahogany color to try and better match the faux wood dash. nuts...
The Volvo with the new exhaust installed. Made a night and day improvement. The old one was rusted out. With improved back pressure, the engine seems to run much smoother.
Quoted from Darcy:
100%, plus the need to upgrade the brakes, and suspension. Yikes! looks front end heavy.
It makes for great dreamin'!
For anyone interested in what can be done with a P1800, this is a great string to watch.
On the topic of "finds".. what can be better than finding a great Drive-In in 2017. Complete with Car Hops. It's a fading art.
+1 to Debbie's Drive-In in Newport, TN. (yes, where the heck is Newport?) Make it a stop if you're off the beaten path in N. East TN.
Quoted from MrBally:
I know you said "great" Drive-In, but there are still about 3,500 Sonic Drive-In' s open as of today.....
LOL!! That's why I classified this one as great. REAL burgers, dogs, shakes and sundaes. Sonic is Sonic.
Any of us that remember the real Drive-Ins of the 50's, 60's and 70's knows the difference.
Decided to give my cars a nicer place to live. Phase 1 on the floor started today. Hopefully finish up tomorrow.
Quoted from fiberdude120:
Its all about the prepping of the concrete.
Thanks! I could have never done it myself. Unless you have new, unsealed concrete it takes a lot of prep.
I hired a local company that does nothing but floors. They spent 2-3 hours grinding down about 1/4" off the old concrete before starting on the epoxy. The final layer should go on tomorrow. So far I'm happy with the results.
I thought I'd post a final pic of the floor after completion. Very happy with the result and worth the investment I think.
The Volvo said it was happy.
Quoted from MustangPaul:
Well hurry up, you aint gettin any younger. I bought my 70 Mustang new (I ordered it even, Dec of 69) when I was 17 and still have it. Yup it's 47 years old and better then ever.
I wish I had been smart enough to hang on to a few of my cars through the years. My first car at 16 was a '67 Cougar, sky blue. I really took that car for granted.
Quoted from rotordave:
Next door at the Lexus dealership (same family owns both .. plus pretty much all the other upmarket Marques in NZ) they had the new LC500.
I was neither here/there on the car from the photos, but in the flesh it looked pretty cool. I think the black set it off nicely.
They put the steering wheel on the wrong side! Pffftttt...
Yes, it's removing the old stripping and adhesive. I have a replacement but have to get the old nightmare one off!!
Someone had installed incorrect stripping that didn't allow the trunk to close properly.
I cut away some of the old rubber with a razor knife but the remaining is glued hard. I didn't know if I needed to just remove as much as possible and then just soak the remaining with adhesive remover?
Any good removal tool that has less chance to damage the metal?
It feels like contact glue. The heat gun definitely helps remove the large chunks. I hope it will expose the adhesive enough to let solvent go to work.
This is going to take a while!
Thanks guys! I'll go shopping for glue remover next.
This shit makes mylar removal a walk in the park.
Some paint loss was inevitable after removing the JB Weld adhesive applied to the old weather stripping.
Any suggestions on what to use to help prevent rust in those areas.
The spots will be covered by the new weather strip so appearance isn't a real issue.
Take a minute, go back to page 1 of this thread and review... it's amazing what's here from Pinsiders.
Quoted from MustangPaul:
Cool vid, you did a good job. That looks almost like every Friday evening in North St Paul, Minnesota during the summer, just 7 miles away from me. I can't wait to drive my Mustang there, it will be the only car like it....set up for road racing but still street driveable.
I have not been someone to look at a Mustang and call it gorgeous, but now I absolutely can. That's a damn gorgeous Mustang.
Quoted from someotherguy:
I've got way too many "gone but not forgotten" to post here and don't have pictures of many of them, but this little '83 BMW 635csi gray market car was a lot of fun. Euro model, speedo in km/h, headlight wipers, way better looking bumpers (no accordion rubber of the U.S. models), and I do believe higher HP engine than the U.S. model. Not sure why I thought about this car today. Bought it in GA and drove it home to TX; pics are seller's. This was my second 6 and my last BMW; only took me 2 times to learn that lesson!
I've wanted a 635 for about as many years as I've been driving. I still catch myself looking at the eBay motors ads.
Quoted from Pinless:
It was by far the most fun car I’ve ever owned. It wasn’t the fastest, most well built, or best looking, but something about it made it the most enjoyable. ...... Who would have ever thought an 80s G body would catch so much attention?
And 85 top end on the speedometer said it all about the era of Detroit at the time.
Quoted from MrBally:
That was a US Federal regulation. Even Ferrari's sold here had 85 MPH speedometer. I had an '80 VW Scirocco that had an 85 MPH speedometer. I removed the pin so the needle would hit about 95 before hitting the Trip Odometer reset stem.
I had a 1981 Audi with the same thing. Once 1983 rolled around, I bought and installed a '83 speedometer that went to 130.
I had a ‘78 Scirocco. I loved that car. (Till I mowed over 3 small pines going backward.)
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. (:
Quoted from Roostking:
Yes. Anybody looking forward to autonomous cars and the lack of freedom of movement isn't a car person. Not sorry but have a great Sunday!
I can not contemplate using a driver-less car for personal use. If all you want is to go from point A to point B, there is a definite future and purpose.
For the independence, freedom and joy of driving, this is like a stake in the heart.
Ok, yes I would love to get some of those idiots out from behind the wheel... (:
Almost forgot to share this cute little ride waiting in the front row at the stoplight.
You never know what you're gonna find when you peek inside the fence.
Some old pics I found from when I lived in Asheville. A couple years ago.
Great poster I received for a birthday gift to complement the P1800. Thought I would share for the Volvo enthusiasts. (:
Quoted from tjprice222:
How do you like it? It’s on my short list for my next vehicle but I’ve read mixed reviews about it. The interior sure looks nice for a Nissan. How does it ride and handle? Does the seat cooling feature work well?
So far I love it. I rented a 2018 for a recent long trip and that made the decision to trade.
This 2019 seems to have an improved suspension, especially over rough pavement. That was a complaint I read and was a problem in the 2018 rental.
Get the Platinum edition for sure. Super nice interior for the price. There are current rebates that take a chunk off the sticker.
I generally don't care for rear seat Captain's chairs but these are sweet. With the big rear center console and integrated entertainment system, it's like being in your living room.
The V8 is super smooth and responsive. Strong braking. Seats are very comfortable.
Cameras everywhere. Surround vehicle warnings.
It's minus 30 deg outside but I tested the cooled seats and yes, it got cold quick.
Gas mileage sucks but I didn't expect gas mileage. It's a big ass heavy SUV with 390 hp V8. Can tow a barge.
And about 20K +- less than the Infinity.
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