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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






Biscuit Hider


Bunch of dumb motherfuckers in the comments yelling about NO AC when you very clearly say it has AC in the description.

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KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

Midjack posted:

Bunch of dumb motherfuckers in the comments yelling about NO AC when you very clearly say it has AC in the description.

As far as I can tell it's just the one person that said it, and from the way they typed their comment I don't think English is their first language. Still though, a great lookin' lil Pajero.


This week I got these two guys cleaned up:


KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

and today:




1986 Toyota Blizzard, turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, PTO winch ultra-chin'd compact SUV. 2 door and seats 2 as that's all the chairs you get. It's dirty as hell. It was sold at auction with a bad clutch but now that it's here I can't figure out what they mean. The clutch feels fine, you can even spin the tires (not because this thing is super powerful but because the tires are quite bad). It did arrive with extremely low fuel, light was on and it was well past E, so perhaps that's why everyone was having issues. The battery arrived dead so while I had it on the charger I went and filled a fuel can with diesel and filled it with around 5~ gallons. Starts nice, drives nice, and became real confused on the whole 'bad clutch' business.

The real prize though is this:



















This thing is SO SERIOUS. It feels like driving around some jacked bouncer around. The few Jeep people I've seen so far while being out and about are not enthusiastic at all to see it, though the typical diesel boys get a kick out of it. It is an extremely deliberate feeling vehicle. Compared to the Rugger which feels like a happy puppy jumping side to side this Cruiser feels like one of those zen master dudes that rakes rock gardens. Non-turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, electric winch this time, AC, and most importantly ~soft top~. I love it so.

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002


Grimey Drawer

hachi machi

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

I just won ANOTHER camper. HiAce with fresh timing belt...put in the time and it pays off...







slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted




Soiled Meat

KakerMix posted:

and today:




The light placement is just

That white Cruiser is amazing.

Ethics_Gradient
May 5, 2015

Common misconception that; that fun is relaxing. If it is, you're not doing it right.

KakerMix posted:

and today:




1986 Toyota Blizzard, turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, PTO winch ultra-chin'd compact SUV. 2 door and seats 2 as that's all the chairs you get. It's dirty as hell. It was sold at auction with a bad clutch but now that it's here I can't figure out what they mean. The clutch feels fine, you can even spin the tires (not because this thing is super powerful but because the tires are quite bad). It did arrive with extremely low fuel, light was on and it was well past E, so perhaps that's why everyone was having issues. The battery arrived dead so while I had it on the charger I went and filled a fuel can with diesel and filled it with around 5~ gallons. Starts nice, drives nice, and became real confused on the whole 'bad clutch' business.

You might try checking the rear main seal - my Starlet has a very intermittent shudder when pulling out in first that I am pretty sure is due to oil from a failing RMS getting on the flywheel. I can't find any combination of variables in letting it sit, temperature, road surface, angle, etc to replicate it intentionally, and it happens infrequently enough that I can go weeks of regular driving without having it happen.

Said Starlet is an AU$500 beater, so it ain't getting fixed. I check the oil every week or two and top up if needed. Hasn't gotten worse in 3 years

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted




Soiled Meat

Ethics_Gradient posted:

You might try checking the rear main seal - my Starlet has a very intermittent shudder when pulling out in first that I am pretty sure is due to oil from a failing RMS getting on the flywheel. I can't find any combination of variables in letting it sit, temperature, road surface, angle, etc to replicate it intentionally, and it happens infrequently enough that I can go weeks of regular driving without having it happen.

Said Starlet is an AU$500 beater, so it ain't getting fixed. I check the oil every week or two and top up if needed. Hasn't gotten worse in 3 years

you're doing the lord's work. I haven't seen a Starlet on the road in ???? years. Also how on earth do you find a drivable car for $500 in Australia? I need to find something to teach my girlfriend manual.

Seat Safety Switch
May 27, 2008

MY RELIGION IS THE SMALL BLOCK V8 AND COMMANDMENTS ONE THROUGH TEN ARE NEVER LIFT.



Pillbug

everdave posted:

I just won ANOTHER camper. HiAce with fresh timing belt...put in the time and it pays off...









That roll-out awning is

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



KakerMix posted:

This thing is SO SERIOUS. It feels like driving around some jacked bouncer around. The few Jeep people I've seen so far while being out and about are not enthusiastic at all to see it, though the typical diesel boys get a kick out of it. It is an extremely deliberate feeling vehicle. Compared to the Rugger which feels like a happy puppy jumping side to side this Cruiser feels like one of those zen master dudes that rakes rock gardens. Non-turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, electric winch this time, AC, and most importantly ~soft top~. I love it so.

I see the windshield has hinges to fold down.....So I'm assuming the roof and B pillars a detachable as well? Do the doors appear to come off easily?

Would love to see it in full convertible mode hint hint

wilfredmerriweathr
Jul 11, 2005


Holy poo poo Dave, sick camper!

Ethics_Gradient
May 5, 2015

Common misconception that; that fun is relaxing. If it is, you're not doing it right.

slothrop posted:

you're doing the lord's work. I haven't seen a Starlet on the road in ???? years. Also how on earth do you find a drivable car for $500 in Australia? I need to find something to teach my girlfriend manual.

Even fewer of them now with the Takara airbag recall "Luckily" mine never had an airbag to begin with...

Be quick on the draw* with Gumtree and not care how bad the paint is - despite only having about 10% of the clear coat left, it had been regularly serviced and had 17 years worth of receipts, although it did need new tyres and rear struts when I bought it. I drove it around for a couple of months until it had otherwise proved out, then splashed out on $300 for tyres/alignment and $150 for some eBay struts and did those myself. It's needed a few very minor things since but has been otherwise unkillable. 40L of petrol gets me anywhere from 500-600kms on my mostly rural drive into work, so it's been a brilliant cheap commuter.


*I missed a running 80s L300 4x4 in pretty decent nick for $550 a few weeks ago by a matter of minutes - still not quite over that

Ethics_Gradient fucked around with this message at 20:51 on Apr 30, 2020

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




everdave posted:

...put in the time and it pays off...

Speaking of, nice sale on the pajero, that got a good jump in the end.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

NitroSpazzz posted:

Speaking of, nice sale on the pajero, that got a good jump in the end.

that was a wild ride!!

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

A real good wild ride though. I wish there were some way to count on having two pocketbooks fight each other but you can't ever count on that. Ultra glad it worked out for you tho, I'm jealous as heck!

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

KakerMix posted:

A real good wild ride though. I wish there were some way to count on having two pocketbooks fight each other but you can't ever count on that. Ultra glad it worked out for you tho, I'm jealous as heck!

Yeah had a few people who really wanted it, and the old guy who won the fire truck wanted it and he bid it up to 13,300 thinking it would shut everyone down and they just kept battling. Today was a good day!

Bluebird ends tomorrow has been very quiet over on that one...

dphi
Jul 9, 2001


drat whoever got that Bluebird got a deal, I'd have been interested at that price tbh

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 26 days!


Fun Shoe

Itís so sexy

E- oh wow that was a steal

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

everdave posted:

Yeah had a few people who really wanted it, and the old guy who won the fire truck wanted it and he bid it up to 13,300 thinking it would shut everyone down and they just kept battling. Today was a good day!

Bluebird ends tomorrow has been very quiet over on that one...

First car imported I didnít make money. They let me have a reserve and it was much higher than this but I lifted it at the end, when me, one guy with 2 kids has 15 imports here or coming sometimes you just have to prioritize other vehicles. I had so many people want this car around my town but no one with 2 nickels to rub together. That car should have sold for $9k, itís worth it. But I got a crazy price for my Pajero Mini. I decided to let it go and make room. Stinks but the guy who won it is really excited about it and should keep it long term. Part of the game...

snugglz
Nov 12, 2004
moist sod for your hogan

everdave posted:

First car imported I didnít make money. They let me have a reserve and it was much higher than this but I lifted it at the end, when me, one guy with 2 kids has 15 imports here or coming sometimes you just have to prioritize other vehicles. I had so many people want this car around my town but no one with 2 nickels to rub together. That car should have sold for $9k, itís worth it. But I got a crazy price for my Pajero Mini. I decided to let it go and make room. Stinks but the guy who won it is really excited about it and should keep it long term. Part of the game...

that explains it. Iíd have assume it would be RNM at that price. if it werenít for COVID ending my employment Iíd have been interested at $5k.

that Pajero result is insane; bravo. what did you initially think that would fetch?

snugglz fucked around with this message at 12:22 on May 6, 2020

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Absolute wildest dream on Mini would have been 10-12

My only regret on the Bluebird was not being able to drive it and enjoy it more while I had it. Just had too many other cars and I had plans to get to it and didnít, if I had just detailed it and put it on BAT months ago when no AC would have been less than an issue Iím sure the auction would have gone a lot better. My kids didnít like riding in it they said it was ďtoo fastĒ. Just lowered, 5 speed it may have felt like that to them ha. They love the 85 Acty van I have right now. They love the Celsior and all the campers. They like the Skylines. Kids who knows. They do not like diesel fire truck they said itís too loud (itís not).

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
"Sexy Guy Gardner"


everdave posted:

They do not like diesel fire truck they said itís too loud (itís not).

Your children are grounded.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Rhyno posted:

Your children are grounded.

I know! Spoiled

Boaz MacPhereson
Jul 11, 2006

Day 12045 Ht10hands 180lbs
No Name
No lumps No Bumps Full life Clean
Two good eyes No Busted Limbs
Piss OK Genitals intact
Multiple scars Heals fast
O NEGATIVE HI OCTANE
UNIVERSAL DONOR
Lone Road Warrior Rundown
on the Powder Lakes V8
No guzzoline No supplies
ISOLATE PSYCHOTIC
Keep muzzled...


I seriously wish I was in a place to have bought that Bluebird. I hope that whoever ends up with it really enjoys it. I don't know poo poo about old Nissans but that thing ticked some boxes for me that I didn't even know I had.

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

A manual right hand drive wagon with low miles not selling for incredible monies on BaT, and a miniature Mitsu selling for ransom amounts of cash shows that 2020 is wildly unpredictable.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop



Took the top fully off today. Tomorrow we see the final form.

Tyro
Nov 10, 2009


KakerMix posted:



Took the top fully off today. Tomorrow we see the final form.

Man I like that a lot.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop

Tyro posted:

Man I like that a lot.












I mean it's cool to do in a novel, "heh check this out" sort of way but practically, if you aren't slowly crawling through some thick muddy woods where you gotta see everything around you are all times it's a pain in the dick. The difference between this Cruiser and our Rugger though is that Toyota is Toyota so everything is much more substantial and well-thought out. I'll be putting it all back together tomorrow and the top will be back up on it. At least now I've done it at leas once, and got a very good look at how actually clean the whole truck is.


And finally, sold our other white Land Cruiser today to a local dentist originally from Columbia:

LeeMajors
Jan 20, 2005

. . . and the car would pass him, the driver perhaps feeling a slight chill as if he had driven through an air pocket, his sleeping wife and children stirring uneasily, as if all had been touched with a bad dream at the same instant.

*faints, in South Carolinian*

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.



Fun Shoe

Yeah that owns

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

consider your chops: busted




Soiled Meat


Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


This has been a good page.

Ferremit
Sep 14, 2007
if I haven't posted about MY LANDCRUISER yet, check my bullbars for kangaroo prints


Only thing its missing is a Soviet DShK heavy machine gun on a tripod in the back and a bunch of blokes with AK-47's in it.

Something like this...

Krakkles
May 5, 2003

like and subscribe for more passive-aggressive roadway bullshit adventure in Chigcao

Ferremit posted:

Only thing its missing is a Soviet DShK heavy machine gun on a tripod in the back and a bunch of blokes with AK-47's in it.

Something like this...

I think I originally saw this in the quotes thread, where a bunch of goons gaslit someone about prosopagnosia. It still makes me chuckle.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Top Cop


































Here's the 86 Blizzard. It's complete, even with the presumably rare as balls center 'TOYOTA' caps for the rear wheels, to say nothing of the wheels themselves. All badges too. I'm thinking of stealing the 'TURBO' from the front grill for our Rugger. It is a compact body on frame solid axle turbo diesel 5 speed manual SUV. gently caress-off PTO winch on the front, hitch on the back, ugly rear end and too-tiny steering wheel and old cracked tires. The wheels aren't damaged besides the clear coat doing some sever flaking off. This might actually be the dirtiest vehicle we've ever had as well. Cool as gently caress though!



Ferremit posted:

Only thing its missing is a Soviet DShK heavy machine gun on a tripod in the back and a bunch of blokes with AK-47's in it.

Something like this...



Hell 2 the yeah

Wrar
Sep 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

That Blizzard is incredible. I bet it would kick rear end on some trails, too.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

My diesel dually Mazda Bongo Brawny Fire Truck is live on BAT!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1...a-bongo-brawny/

Motronic
Nov 6, 2009


MOTRONIC FOR MODERATOR, MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN


Grimey Drawer

Nice. Good luck with this one. It's a really interesting truck and seems like it could be bent to a bunch of different uses for just the right insane person.

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

Motronic posted:

Nice. Good luck with this one. It's a really interesting truck and seems like it could be bent to a bunch of different uses for just the right insane person.

Thanks! Seating for 6, diesel power, dual rear wheels for hefty load capacity, and no joke it just drives fantastic. I canít describe it. The first Mazda Iíve ever owned!

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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...

Fallen Rib

So is that canvas new? I know you said the driver destroyed the original one.

: NM: got to the end of the auction. Did you ever get paid for the damage?

sharkytm fucked around with this message at 11:50 on May 14, 2020

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