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    Default Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Hereís mine. 2020 Dodge Challenger RT Scatpack Widebody Octane Red. I love this car. I keep my foot outta motor. Just knowing the power is there is good enough for me. Itís been years since my last high performance vehicle. I plan to baby this car, keep it in the garage and keep the mileage low.


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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    I canít seem to upload any pics

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?


    Ok, letís see if this uploads.


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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Ok, I do feel compelled to share, and it's honest. Here's the story...

    I got this 1974 Ford E-150 Econoline (stretch) van when I was just recently out of college, in 1978. It had been a fleet van for 4 years and it is just a box on wheels, the perfect object for a guy starting out a career as a drummer/percussionist. The photo is not too long ago, after it had been tagged in red spray paint along the 'good' side; the opposite side is where the water cascades and is rustier.

    It is ugly, it is rusting badly, but until recently still ran without a fault. I've now got to decide whether to get a carb rebuild or just let it die a natural death. After all these years, so many moves and gigs and helping friends move, it is simply a hard thing to give up - it was paid for decades ago and costs almost nothing to insure and license. The only real downside is that I have a suspicion that it drives property values down, but the good part is you can see it from space.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Yes, yes. Iím bragging, but I absolutely love this car and I want to show it off.


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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ok, I do feel compelled to share, and it's honest. Here's the story...

    I got this 1974 Ford E-150 Econoline (stretch) van when I was just recently out of college, in 1978. It had been a fleet van for 4 years and it is just a box on wheels, the perfect object for a guy starting out a career as a drummer/percussionist. The photo is not too long ago, after it had been tagged in red spray paint along the 'good' side; the opposite side is where the water cascades and is rustier.

    It is ugly, it is rusting badly, but until recently still ran without a fault. I've now got to decide whether to get a carb rebuild or just let it die a natural death. After all these years, so many moves and gigs and helping friends move, it is simply a hard thing to give up - it was paid for decades ago and costs almost nothing to insure and license. The only real downside is that I have a suspicion that it drives property values down, but the good part is you can see it from space.

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    I can tell that it has significant personal value. Iím sure you donít want to do a resto mod on it, so where do you go?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    I can tell that it has significant personal value. Iím sure you donít want to do a resto mod on it, so where do you go?
    It's a tough call. It was rebuilt a couple years ago and they didn't do a good job. It isn't running and endless calls have led to NO shops wanting to work on a vehicle this old, but I just got a recommend to a place that I'm going to check out tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed. I do need to make it run just to move it, or simply donate it for scrap.
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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    How do you about parking it in the back yard and go check out some dodge dealership websites, or Ford if thatís your preference. It just hate to see a post from you in which that beautiful drum set that would put a smile on Phils face wind out damaged


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
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    I can tell that it has significant personal value. Iím sure you donít want to do a resto mod on it, so where do you go?
    It's a tough call. It was rebuilt a couple years ago and they didn't do a good job. It isn't running and endless calls have led to NO shops wanting to work on a vehicle this old, but I just got a recommend to a place that I'm going to check out tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed. I do need to make it run just to move it, or simply donate it for scrap.
    If you weren't 3,000 miles away...I so miss working on vehicles that don't have 100 computers.

    My current ride has to be connected to a computer just to set the wheel alignment. Even has to connect to the manufacturer's server when the starting battery is changed or it keeps showing an error message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ok, I do feel compelled to share, and it's honest. Here's the story...

    I got this 1974 Ford E-150 Econoline (stretch) van when I was just recently out of college, in 1978. It had been a fleet van for 4 years and it is just a box on wheels, the perfect object for a guy starting out a career as a drummer/percussionist. The photo is not too long ago, after it had been tagged in red spray paint along the 'good' side; the opposite side is where the water cascades and is rustier.

    It is ugly, it is rusting badly, but until recently still ran without a fault. I've now got to decide whether to get a carb rebuild or just let it die a natural death. After all these years, so many moves and gigs and helping friends move, it is simply a hard thing to give up - it was paid for decades ago and costs almost nothing to insure and license. The only real downside is that I have a suspicion that it drives property values down, but the good part is you can see it from space.

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    I gave my old pickup to the local public radio station through the Car Talk program.

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    Default Re: Hey, any body wanna show off their car, truck or SUV?

    That was my experience this past weekend. What was nearly as bad, changing the battery requires disassembling and reassembling the air intake, air filter a number of internal trim panels at the firewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    That was my experience this past weekend. What was nearly as bad, changing the battery requires disassembling and reassembling the air intake, air filter a number of internal trim panels at the firewall.
    I didn't mention that the battery replacement required the trim panels and strut brace be removed or that even when they were removed that the battery had to be turned on its side to get it out. I was just really annoyed that the computer needed to be reset to recognize that the battery was changed. Luckily, I had a recall notice and the dealer reset it for free while it was in for the recall.

    It doesn't even have a spare tire or jack. They want you to hit the on-call button and get towed in to fix a flat. Starting to miss the '69 Galaxy 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
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    I can tell that it has significant personal value. Iím sure you donít want to do a resto mod on it, so where do you go?
    It's a tough call. It was rebuilt a couple years ago and they didn't do a good job. It isn't running and endless calls have led to NO shops wanting to work on a vehicle this old, but I just got a recommend to a place that I'm going to check out tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed. I do need to make it run just to move it, or simply donate it for scrap.
    If you weren't 3,000 miles away...I so miss working on vehicles that don't have 100 computers.

    My current ride has to be connected to a computer just to set the wheel alignment. Even has to connect to the manufacturer's server when the starting battery is changed or it keeps showing an error message.
    I'd like to know who the manufacturer is so that I don't buy their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
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    I can tell that it has significant personal value. Iím sure you donít want to do a resto mod on it, so where do you go?
    It's a tough call. It was rebuilt a couple years ago and they didn't do a good job. It isn't running and endless calls have led to NO shops wanting to work on a vehicle this old, but I just got a recommend to a place that I'm going to check out tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed. I do need to make it run just to move it, or simply donate it for scrap.
    If you weren't 3,000 miles away...I so miss working on vehicles that don't have 100 computers.

    My current ride has to be connected to a computer just to set the wheel alignment. Even has to connect to the manufacturer's server when the starting battery is changed or it keeps showing an error message.
    I'd like to know who the manufacturer is so that I don't buy their stuff.
    In my case, BMW/MINI.

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    I am not sure that if I miss the days when I could do everything on my cars or take comfort in the reliability of turbo charging, fuel injection and ECUs that work perfectly, until they don't.

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    Truck?
    Sure, here's my faithful 4Runner that is about to hit 200K.

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    I no longer have these two, but they have the best memories. Collecting such things took up a bit more space than collecting pens.

    '40 Ford DeLuxe convertible and '63 Buick Riviera.

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    Yes, the 2006 Civic Hatchback is mine...

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