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Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

I was searching for "Supra", ebay, but still pretty funny, sorry to any CRX fans

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars...02&_trkparms=39%3A1|65%3A-1|240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245



some goofus on ebay posted:

1990 HONDA CRX SI

You are looking at a car that was built in 5 years to the T .This crx has tons of time and $money put into it .

I WILL START OFF WITH THE GOOD

THE PAINT JOB ON THE CAR IS ABOUT 2 MONTS OLD AND I HAVE MORE PAINT IT IS LAMBO GREEN

THE 19 INCH AXSIS MOD 7 RIMS BRAND NEW W/ TIRES ALSO NEW

THE HEAD LIGHTS WORK GREAT AND TAIL LIGHTS WORK GREAT AS WELL AS YOU CAN SEE 350 Z FRONT AND SUPRA TAIL LIGHTS

THE SPARCO GAS CAP WORKS AS WELL FULL FUNCTIONAL

THE CRX ALSO HAS A 92 ACURA INTEGRA B18LS NON VETEC

THE WINDOWS ARE POWER AND ALARM WITH POPERS

THE DUALS ARE ALSO NEW

THE SEATS ARE ABOUT A GOOD 2 YEARS OLD I ALSO HAVE THE (JDM BACK SEAT)

THE CRX ALSO HAS A BRAND NEW WINDSHILD AND RUBERS TOO

THE ENGEN BAY IS PAINTED

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TOO ASK




NOW THE BAD !!!

NO AC, NO POWER STERING,

THE SUN ROOF GETS STUCK

THE VALVE SPRINGS NEED TO BE CHANGED IT SMOKES A BIT WHEN DRIVING

THE REVERS GRINDS LIKE EVERY OTHER TIME

THE CRX NEEDS NEW CV JOINTS

THE INTERIOR STILL NEEDS TO BE PUT IN PLACE

His cardomain (more pictures) ; http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2355604/2

JDM back seat yeah!

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Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

VideoTapir posted:

The problem is having all the correct information to do the right modifications and being able to prove it. The problem is becoming a registered importer eligible to import that particular vehicle. Or else there would have been more than two companies doing it previously. Rumor had it that Motorex (the company that got the R33 approved) actually crashed tested them, and they were holding on tight to the data.

Considering how big a deal Motorex going under was, I would have thought someone restarting the legal importation of Skylines again would have been a big deal, too.

Also, he claims he can get R34s. Unless he just got those added, those aren't legal. (That's part of why Motorex went out of business.) At least one of the agencies involved (I believe it was DOT) has stated they do not intend to go after the R34s erroneously imported by Motorex before they stopped. So if he has lines on a few of those, I could see him claiming to have access to de-facto sort-of-legal R34s. Otherwise, no.

Motorex actually didn't do the crash testing, it was all done by a company called J.K. Technologies (a company that previously imported and modified Ferrari F-50's, among other things). Motorex was simply licensing the product. JK still imports them, as they are a registered importer and can make the modification to the R33 in order to make it federally legal.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules...ges/page10.html

Now,up until recently, JK had a confidentiality agreement with the NHTSA regarding the things that had to be done to a skyline to satisfy the feds that the vehicle met DOT safety standards;

NHTSA posted:

Please note that we determined the vehicle eligible for importation based on its capability of being modified to comply with all applicable standards. We did not approve J.K. Technologies, LLC as the "exclusive" importer of the vehicle. As previously indicated, any other RI is free to import the vehicle, but will have to demonstrate in the conformity package submitted to the agency to obtain release of the conformance bond furnished at the time of importation that the vehicle has been brought into conformity with all applicable standards, including those covered by the grant of confidentiality to J.K. Technologies, LLC.

However, the confidentiality agreement just very recently (March 13, 2008) expired, so now any RI (registered importer) can make the modifications.

http://www.nicoclub.com/articles/NHTSA-update.pdf

HOWEVER, this excludes one of the biggest things left to do when bringing in a skyline; OBDII emissions. JK technologies, looking to get their cornered market back, was one of the first to find a way to do this, but the fact is that in the grand scheme of modifying skylines to be federally legal this is one of the smallest parts, so I wouldn't be surprised now that every other step has been made public that some other RI will also find a way to do this.

Keep in mind that most RI's make their money importing things like Ferrari's, Porsche's, and other such exotica, so a $20,000 Japanese car isn't high up on their priority list.

Recently, the DHS has started confiscating illegally imported skyline's, don't ask me how this ended up on their priorities, but it did, so if you have one of the so-called "state legal" skyline's, it may be a good idea to stick it in the garage and consider selling it to somebody in the Bahamas or Canada or some such place with more lenient import regulations. For this reason I would not buy a skyline unless I saw a bond release or NHTSA paperwork.

Pricewise, expect a federally legal R33 to run you anywhere from $40K to $50K depending on condition, mileage, etc.

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

blugu64 posted:

I love that car and everything about it. It's everything a car from a cheesy 80s scifi movie could possibly be, and then some.

If you owned it, you would have to explain it as a concept car from the 80's, in that context it works perfectly. Everything about the way this thing was designed, the long and square proportions, the airbrushed mural, the bizarre interior materials, it all screams "stuck in 1987".

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

Desunive posted:

I know it's not Craigslist, but...


Click here for the full 759x1127 image.


http://www.autotraderclassics.com/d.../?adId=90371835

How the hell could you POSSIBLY restore this?

I like how he lists the transmission as "automatic", if nothing else, he's certainly optimistic.

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

Desunive posted:

Given how rusted out it is, it's not even worth scrapping.

Well, somebody better tell that to "Classic cars of SC" (the guy selling the Dort), looks like he's in the heap business;


DELUXE!!!
http://www.autotraderclassics.com/details?adId=79268777





Rapid Roy that stock car boy...

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/details?adId=82680296




This Lincoln isn't looking very continental;

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/details?adId=90180385

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

Some assembly required;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars...kparms=72%3A727|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

An optimist posted:

I AM SELLING MY 1993 HONDA DELSOL D15 ENGINE IN GREAT CONDITION. I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING IT TO A SKYLINE WHICH I HAVE INVESTED WELL OVER $8000.00 ALREADY, BUT LIKE ALWAYS STUFF HAPPENS AND NOW MY WIFE IS PREGNANT.SO IT LEAVES ME NO CHOICE BUT TO SELL AND CUT MY LOSS. WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN, THE CAR IS IN GOOD CONDITION THE DOORS HAD SOME DINGS BUT I BONDO THEM AND SANDED , THEY JUST NEED SOME MORE SANDING AND ITS DONE.THE SKYLINE KIT CALLED FOR THE GAS CAP TO BE MOVED A FOOT ABOVE THE ORIGINAL, WHICH WAS THE HARDEST OF THE PROJECT BUT CAME OUT NICE AND SAVED ME ALOT OF MONEY BECAUSE I DID IT MYSELF. THE SKYLINE KIT CAN BE PUT ON WITH SELF TAPPING SCREWS WHICH IS THE EASIEST PART AND THEN IT GOES TO THE SHOP FOR MOLDING AND PAINTING. I ESTIMATE ANOTHER 2000.00 AND YOU HAVE A CAR THATS WORTH ABOUT 10000.00-13000.00. EVERYTHING I BOUGHT IS NEW, CHECK OUT THE PICTURES AND IF ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS EMAIL ME. PLEASE SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY THANK YOU. THE LAST 2 PICTURES ON THE BOTTOM IS A FINISHED VERSION OF WHAT THE CAR WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE (NOT THE ACTUAL CAR IM SELLING). HERES A LIST OF WHAT I BOUGHT


Waffleimages isn't working, I'll post a screenshot later but the auction has 5 days left

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

Tricked out Honda!

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/978072683.html

Honda person posted:

\I HAVE A HONDA ACCORD WITH PASSANGER SIDE STEERING YEP YOU SIT ON THE PASSANGE SIDE TO DRIVE. lots of body mods f-150 vent molded in rear fenders, i have hafe of the body kit -side skirts-front and rear bumpers were stolen, welded in licen plate box corvet lights in rear fiber glass dash board- needs finished, custom gas tank door off f-150, it looks good far as the body of tha car it is 89%ready to paint has black primer on it now give me a call r e-mail for more pics and all of the fine details, has motor and tranny has one lambo door price is neg....1000$ are i am open for trading,obo!!must sell this weekend no reasonable offer refused
i have clear tittle in my hand right now!!
haltom1120@yahoo.com
281-659-0054


Click here for the full 1253x729 image.


Past any questions of motive for such a project or the quality of the switch (the dash looks home made), is something like this even legal?

Aeilerto fucked around with this message at 15:56 on Jan 4, 2009

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

UnkleBoB posted:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/987895020.html



Single mother of three who NEEDS a HUMMER H2! BLESS U ALL

Goddamn, I've seen several "need car, please help" ads, but this takes the cake.

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

kimbo305 posted:

How did he even get the silver coating off? How could he know how to test them but still be so retarded?

I'm tempted to think this is a troll, like the "welded diff" somebody posted before. If somebody knows enough about vacuum tubes to install and test them, they should be able to know that they need to have vacuum to work.

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

I'm not sure what this is, but it has a 4.6 so I'm guessing it's based off a full sized ford of some vintage;

http://tinyurl.com/chqvyv





In the same vein as the Porsche posted earlier;

http://tinyurl.com/culuts



The shark-teeth grill is a nice touch.



Also this;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000...Z160321692601QQ

Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

Freedom Fries!

Weinertron posted:

If I were to actually grab this magical $100 car and its stolen / something shady because of the no-title, would I be liable for anything or just out $100?

In most states, you'd be out the $100 and the property would be seized and returned to whoever owned it (or confiscated and auctioned/crushed). Some states have laws for possession of stolen property that can land you in the pokey even if you didn't know it was stolen though.

Although it may be interstate commerce, the federal law only applies if the value is above $5000, which I highly doubt.

Check the VIN if you're curious. (https://www.nicb.org/cps/rde/xchg/nicb/hs.xsl/vincheck.html)

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Aeilerto
Mar 3, 2007

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JackRabbitStorm posted:

Test driving it on friday, i want to see what a $1000.00 500hp maxima can do. =)

I think you misunderstood, it doesn't have a supercharger, the seller is simply stating what he thinks it COULD produce IF a supercharger was installed. And 500hp sounds like pie-in-the-sky ricer math for that particular application.

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