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Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Phat_Albert posted:

The ad in the OP absolutely has to be a goon.

The WTFBBQ comment was another good indicator.

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Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


This $100 Craigslist car:





Turned into this;


gently caress Craigslist sellers when they say only the rockers need work.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Cojawfee posted:

What's your point? There are engine lid scratches, but it looks like it just went down to the red paint.

To be fair, all the scratches are around the engine lid, with the lid remaining in perfect condition.

EDIT: Also, that picture is over the 800x600 limit (it's 1024x 682).

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


frozenphil posted:

No one wants the base stripper model of some old car.



I searched for this.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Doctor Zero posted:

Hahaha a Liberty is like the girliest Jeep you can get.

At least it came with a diesel

Something the rest of the Jeep lineup has needed for years.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


ab0z posted:

holy poo poo that's well nigh unsalvageable

pffffttttttt

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


sigtrap posted:

Hurry before Dan Labast buys it out from under you.

I thought it was dalabast: Dan (David) Alabast

Sockington fucked around with this message at 09:02 on Apr 17, 2010

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


pienipple posted:

Ahahahahahahaha

The rear strut mounts rusting through is the death knell for a lot of Escort sedans as it's not safe to drive but the car is worth so little that it's more economical to buy something else than to have the body work done to repair it. Obviously this man was thinking outside the box.

The box of pop rivets and sheet metal scraps.

Yup. It's too drat common



Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Powershift posted:

http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/1818529793.html


Click here for the full 1400x846 image.


It's a JDM model because the gauges are in metric! nevermind that it's LHD.

JDM usually don't even have MPH on it - anywhere.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Throatwarbler posted:

What's wrong with worm gear clamps?

Usually can't hold boost pressure (on bigger pipes). Also, they cut into the hoses slowly.
T-bolt for big pipes.
Fuel injection clamps for smaller ones.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


drat. That would be a kickass daily driver.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Mike_P posted:


Click here for the full 1440x900 image.


Lots of love

2800cc? Holy loving big-block-Lima motor. Pinto had the 2.0. Then came the 2.3 in the Merkurs, Mustangs, Rangers. Then the Ranger 2.5L.

2800cc stroker pinto.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Pick up a smashed in Subaru WRX and have at mating the sheet metal.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Sir Tonk posted:

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1836077922.html

PRICE IS RIGHT!! DONT FLAG PLEASE, WIFE TRYING TO KEEP THIS FROM SELLING!!! Selling my 1996 Caprice with LT1 conversion because I am going through divorce and need to get rid of it BEFORE July 16, or she will get it and give to her new boyfriend....ain't happening


Click here for the full 1259x958 image.


But what will he deal drugs with now? Work from home?


It'd be awesome if the wife found that ad, bought the car, and then drove it every time she had to pick up the kids from him (assuming they figured out how to make offspring - that's a pretty ugly car now )

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


deviant. posted:

Screenshots please (linked for big):

http://i32.tinypic.com/sx0kna.png

Notice the rear wheel. Not even close to the center of the rear wheel well.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


slidebite posted:

Hah. 79-81 280ZX Rimz on it too by the looks of it.

I thought those were the Toyota "Iron Cross" Supra rims.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


So when you buy an old drug dealer's car, do people still come up to it expecting service when you drive through shady areas?

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Oh man, I didn't even notice that ugly roof scoop on first pass.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


some texas redneck posted:

edit: that clown drawing on the top right corner is just loving CREEPY.

Gay(like Will&Grace level) Clown Soccer League.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


T1g4h posted:

I have to ask, what the hell is the point of that tiny little brushguard? It just seems... silly.

Don't want the pedestrian's legs and hips breaking your bumper while you plow through that yellow light.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Swordfish posted:

I don't know if i would call fireballs a selling point, but hey.

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/1924720488.html

That (lack of a) fan shroud must do wonders for cooling.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


KozmoNaut posted:

Your next project?

Gettin' drunk at parades.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


dreesemonkey posted:

Not going to lie, I want this


Click here for the full 1504x596 image.


gently caress yeah! Power it by what ever diesel you can find.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


quote:

Welded (full fill) R200 fully locked differential - ie posi, full spool, welded diff

Swap this out for a proper diff w/ good lsd immediately.

I just hope he doesn't chase God down too many roads with twisties.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Treadwear 140? R-compounds are just shy of that

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Bulk Vanderhuge posted:

Ughhhhhhh there is ZERO garage space and almost no driveway space

http://manitoba.kijiji.ca/c-cars-ve...QAdIdZ243422412


Click here for the full 1024x768 image.


For not much more than that, you're getting into the JDM imported 1990-1994 Mazda Familia GTX (a thousand times better).

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Imperador do Brasil posted:

There's a guy on my local CL trying to sell a 323GTX for $8k American, no wiggle room. That's like $5k more than it's worth. At least the one you posted is reasonable.

The GT was FWD only (which is what made the GTX awesome).

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Bulk Vanderhuge posted:

Really? Last time I checked they were going for 6-8K

A JDM Familia would make a great daily driver if you don't beat the gently caress out of it. A reasonable driver can get plenty of fun out of it for a long time (similar to the old WRX 5speed? ) without too much trouble from the trans/diffs.

And yes, they do cost a bit more but are WAY better than the BF 323 with a FWD B6T (alphabet soup?).

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Maker Of Shoes posted:

I know I'm late to the party on this one but no, not gold. Maybe if it was finished it might be worth 3500 but as it stands it isn't. Willys are fun side projects but despite their simplicity they will nickle and dime you to death worse than a DSM will. I love my CJ-2A but I wouldn't wish her fits on anyone. Tracking down affordable parts has been a decade long chore.

At some point, converting existing parts from newer vehicles to fit must be an option (shortened Jeep axles, etc)?

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


_firehawk posted:

Not exactly Craigslist, but quite a rare GMC Syclone turned up on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/marl...aa73a98f3#v4-37

$39k (reserve not met).

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


T1g4h posted:

http://jonesboro.craigslist.org/cto/2209653919.html

Click here for the full 1263x871 image.


How cheap would heads be and how terrible of an idea is this?

Pull LT1 and insert LSx w/ T56 and you're talking about dream car poo poo here.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


djdanno13 posted:

What's funny is that the picture you provided of a LHD model is actually a RHD that's been mirrored. If you crop and create wallpaper on your link, you can see the numbers on the speedo are backwards. Also, using your second link you can just barely make out a gas pedal in the very corner. Also the speedo and tach needles are in the appropriate place (lower left so as to turn clockwise).


Edit: The pics in the original CL ad are authentic, sorry.



So wait - the speedo and tach are on opposite sides of the dash, both not in direct field of view?

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


djdanno13 posted:

Hey, that fuel gauge is important man, I mean, it is a Lamborghini

Mazda knew.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


KozmoNaut posted:

Unless you're used to driving around earthmoving equipment or something similar, you will not believe how slow that car will be.

Trips to the grocery market are planned in calendar days.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


kimbo305 posted:

I see your Turbo Fox and raise you 5 years.
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/2271272081.html



I'm puzzled by the inset '84 lights and the "8.5" rear end, but hey, it's a runner.

At least yours wasn't a turbo-carb setup.

Ugh, that thing was a mess (Non-EFI turbo 2.3)

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


cloudstrife2993 posted:

what is is with albertans and crazy kitcars/rare exotics that have been sitting in their garage for 10+ years?

Alberta is like America's south; except everyone is rich from working the oilsands.


Instead of Camaros and Firebirds on blocks, you have Lambos half built.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


trouser chili posted:

This one is pretty awesome. I wouldn't pay it, but the car itself is amazing.

http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/d...62&location=STL

Hint: Think 80's, think Chrysler, think wood paneling, think turbocharging.

Maintenance;
1) replace oil every 3k
2) replace belts every 30k
3) replace head gasket every 60k ( if that )

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


slidebite posted:

Something is very fishy with that ad. The first pic (the one in your post) is a 2+2 NA w some aftermarket spoiler. The 2nd pic is a TT 2 seater.

Hahaha, I didn't even notice that gas door.

First pic behind wheel.
Second pic infront of wheel.

Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


Clank posted:

I sent him an email asking about it. I'll see what he says.

Moved fuel door for performance.

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Sockington
Jul 26, 2003


metaxus posted:

Different spoilers too...

Spoilers can be swapped. Gas doors require a fuckload more bodywork for no aesthetic gain/loss.

: "Oh yeah, I swapped it out for this mad JDM tyte spoiler.."
: "And the gas door...?"

Sockington fucked around with this message at 15:24 on Apr 17, 2011

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