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BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/car/716949140.html

quote:

oh my girl stole $6000 if you see her in des moins let me know


pure gold

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BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/car/753457187.html

Usually a salvage title on a car means severe damage. But this one was only fixed with just

quote:

a new bumper and grill one head light
What on earth is a one grill headlight? Also it was “all ways grauge” so that way it wouldn’t be driven in the winter because Iowa is the king of the rust belt states.


Click here for the full 1024x958 image.


Sorry for the lazy image job.

edit: wasn't paying attention to tags, good lord I'm tired

BrokenKnucklez fucked around with this message at 22:58 on Jul 13, 2008

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Well, this is kinda funny in its own way but turns into a serious question.

This car is like gas prices, it goes down...

Click here for the full 717x538 image.


Now it goes up....

Click here for the full 717x538 image.


Now here is the serious question. What really makes the fox body Mustangs worth so much? This is almost a 20 year old car that still commands a pretty hefty price. You can run out and buy a car that is half the age, less miles, and probably less beaten up. I Looked up the price of this car on NADA, with just standard options, automatic, and 100,000 miles, and with high retail being 4825 and clean retail being 4100 dollars. Many fox bodies in my area are always trying to be sold at a sky high price. Any reasons or explanation?

Edit: My area is defined as Des Moines, IA.

BrokenKnucklez fucked around with this message at 19:21 on Aug 28, 2008

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot



I have seen that car rolling around on the east side of Des Moines, it looks way worse in real life. And it looks god awful in that picture.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Well, if your confused as to how your car works, its best not to own a car. Also this car must be Muslim, because it works in ALLA, the country. (please don't flame me muslim goons).

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2463782557.html

On the other hand, it really is a nice 7 series, I always lust of owning one of these.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


E38's are sans iDrive. They are actually quite simplistic in terms of use, my E39 is basically a E38 minus a few things.

2002 7XX is when the iDrive first appeared.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


The 6's back in the day were quite the fuel efficient. My father had a F-150 with a 300 strait 6 and routinely pulled 17 highway. Though it was rather a scary feeling trying to get on the interstate, but managed every time.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


el topo posted:

Isn't the 323i the most basic and stripped out of the 3-series?..

And usually has the biggest douche bags. At least my friend at the BMW dealer says they are rear end hats, and usually the "cooler" people are 5 and 7 series owners.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Funzo posted:

I know this is a nervous breakdown waiting to happen, but I still sort of want thi

No exhaust, power steering leaks, needs a windshield, and the seat mounts are probably a pile of rust, but all the expensive things have been taken care of already. I can only guess what other horrors this is hiding.


One of the guys I work with has an E32 with the V12. He said it really hasn't been a *bad* car to own. He said that there are fiddly bits that seem to croak, but quite a bit of the cars parts are related to the E34. The engine has been rock solid and the transmission has been trouble free. I asked him if he would buy another, and he said in a split second.

If you have your own tools and are willing to work around that sweet sweet v12, do it.

YMMV.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


coinstarpatrick posted:

Why do people think their E30's with over 180k are worth this much? Insanity, I wonder how long it will take for this individual to come down to a reasonable price ($2000-2500?).

It doesn't even have nicer rims. It is really a plain e30 really.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


A MIRACLE posted:



Anyone have experience with 1st gen celicas? Made plans to check this guy out on Sat. He's asking $2200 firm.
Fuzzkill (He hasn't been around much) put a GM 3.8 Supercharged into one. If any one can find him, that's the guy to talk to.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Craigslist is the kryptonite of AI. I keep seeing some sweet rides in my area that don't need much work. And my aching wallet....

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot




I am sure glad that you are willing to sell this car brah. I mean, its a BMW, and hey it still runs!

He should have put "car for sale". He didn't even say "Blue BMW for sale".

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


I like his "fone number" and "original rimps" and the "rufe".

6 line engine? Sign me up!

Hey Phone. You have been spelling your name wrong all along.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Hashal posted:

So how expensive is it to have work done on an 80s BMW? You guys got me looking at craigslist now and I want one now!

Head over to the BMW thread. Surprisingly, if you do your own work, pretty cheap. Especially the E30 is stupid easy to fix.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot




Ok, I wonder how bad this car may end up being? But the price is still pretty high.... Maybe 1500 would be a better deal.

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2745829103.html

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Nocheez posted:

Not a good deal at all. He shimmed the wastegate to get more boost, and blew the motor by not keeping up with the fluids and/or blowing the headgasket.
If you could get it for $1000 and could source a good motor for a reasonable amount, it might be worth it.

Thanks... I have already started looking for another motor to see if I can find one cheap. I think if I can get him down to 750 and a decent motor I will take it. If not there is a couple of T-Bird super coupes and a SHO for sale cheap nearby that are in much better shape.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


When I used to volunteer we had an old old GMC truck (I am guessing from the 60's) that has the big V6 engine in it. It was JUST replaced with a new truck. I think it had a whopping 40,000 miles on it. That truck was a workhorse though, but at a fire if it ran for extended times we had to leave the hood open, even in the dead of winter. I know the radiator was big, but who knows how much crap was built up on the inside.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Motronic posted:

The fan clutch wasn't locking up anymore.

It has the fan that was bolted directly to the pulley that drove the water pump? v v

I saw the truck up at a tiny little rural fire department the other day though. It was renamed and every thing, new unit number. They must have waxed it or did something because it looked really good. Kinda neat to see those old trucks still serving and being looked after.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Motronic posted:

Huh? I'm talking about the engine cooling fan. I've never seen a truck that didn't have a pump somewhere in the middle, driven either off of an auxiliary PTO (for smaller field truck you you can drive and pump) or the interference type PTO (dive wheels disconnected when the PTO is engaged).

Fire pumps are cooled by the water going through them. It's very very bad to run your pump without circulating some water.

Yep, the engine cooling fan was directly connected.... the pump was driven completely differently. Where there would normally be a fan clutch, none existed... just direct drive. I wish I had a picture... If I ever get to see daylight (working nights), I can run out there and snap a few photos, I know the chief.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Ok now this may or not be gold.... But a clean E28 535i for around 2K is not a bad deal at all. Would it be easy to add the M suspension parts to this?

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2760090997.html

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Ok, that Bronco is a good deal... as long as the rust hasn't crept up underneath to bad.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


The Gen 1 3.5 isn't terrible. Not great either. The Gen 2 is a way better engine, more power and it seems like the power is better delivered. The transmission backing them isn't that terrible either, just really sensitive to the fluid.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Rontalvos posted:



How many daddy issues does she have? Because to find a girl... any girl to pose with a nasty ol tow truck must have them.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2838314057.html


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/boa/2837852102.html

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2896781089.html



If this wagon is in as good of shape as they claim, that really isn't that bad of a deal. I really do like the flat black finish. Though I would swap out the 307 to something with a little more juice. I bet a person could talk them down to 3,000 and get a fun cruiser.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2904742888.html

Ok this might be a good deal. The body looks good and the interior looks decent. I do have a fancy test tool now (ok cheapy HF Automotive Fuse circuit tester). It looks like it could be an easy fix though, usually something stupid.

Could easily be flipped...

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Rodnik posted:

Currently looking for a cheap older car, I was originally going for a truck or a CJ style jeep. What would be a reasonable price for this?

http://duluth.craigslist.org/cto/2933174521.html

BTW Minifoo, you and I are browsing the same stuff, you should check the brainerd lakes area for some real insanity.

Girl in trunk come standard?

Minifoo- I am staying in the St Paul area for a while. Any car related "must do" items to see while I am here?

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


MiniFoo posted:

Uh... visit a DMV location? I'm not really clued-in to a lot of events right now, although I did go to a pretty bitchin' auto show at the State Fairgrounds last year. It's in June though, so I don't know how long you'll be here. That same weekend, I'm thinking about heading to Brainerd International Speedway for a bunch of import events, but that's a fair bit north of the Twin Cities.

Awesome.. I will be here till about the end of June... ish. I didn't know if the car culture is slightly better here than good ol Des Moines.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


kimbo305 posted:

Don't you have two cars already? What happened to the work truck idea?

This is AI. Owning 2 cars is a minimum. I mean, I have 2 and I want more punishment.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


Fucknag posted:

Including engine management computer? That would seem to be the big sticking point for a budget build.

Plus.... Fuel pump, head ache of installing the computer, and any thing else associated with it.

I like the vortec heads and other small parts build.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


MiniFoo posted:

Speaking of Bimmers:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...2944853302.html



Quit tempting me... I am working up here and I don't need any more temptations in life. There is some stupid rover I keep looking at.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot



http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/a...2956634677.html

Poof! People cant make it to this guys house!

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot



wow.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...2989928238.html

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


astrollinthepork posted:

I called the number and what sounds like a white woman swears up and down that it's fake and that she is black.

So does that mean its for sale at that price? Because that really isn't a bad price if its not a complete poo poo heap

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


astrollinthepork posted:

Regarding the lincoln ad, I just got a call from her looking for information for her police report so it should probably be taken down.

Dang. I will send her a text anyways and ask whats wrong with it.

DrPain posted:

So uh... Is it bad if I'm considering buying this?
http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/cto/2936789318.html
Buy it now before I fix these dents and ask more!
I was hoping to try and get him at $3000, because it does sound pretty sweet.

Those S10 blazers aren't bad, but find a better example with a 4.3. The 2.8 is such an anemic engine in something so heavy.

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


FIRST TIME posted:

Am I missing something that suggests that there is even really a car for sale? I just figured that everything in the ad was completely made up.

She does own a Lincoln LS. She is wanting to sell it, but not for 2800. She wants 5800. I told her thanks but no thank you.

For content.



Has rust and bondo.
http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/2968095408.html

BrokenKnucklez fucked around with this message at 21:05 on May 3, 2012

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


IOwnCalculus posted:

I don't live that far from it, actually.

I wonder how badly my wife would kill me...

Just some words of advice, its easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

It just so happens I am divorced. But that is a topic for discussion at a later date (shes bat poo poo crazy and left me for another guy- but hes into music and can dance, I advised her I hope he dances well when they need to change a flat! - I am not bitter or pissed off at all)

BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


keykey posted:

How many glowsticks does it take to change a tire? Seriously, I want to know.

I will send her an email. Will update when I find out.

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BrokenKnucklez
Apr 22, 2008

by zen death robot


http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/3085785795.html



Wow.

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