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Any car guy's or gal's?

Just curious if there are any car nuts here or other hobbies besides snuff. I just finished a 1978 Gmc SWB. Have a 1947 2-door ford sedan that I finished in 2007. Had a couple of drag race cars in the past.


  • RogueRogue Member, Administrator
    Yep. Currently workin at a wreckyard, with old classics (and some modern cars) to work on for fun.
  • I sold my last rat-rod a few years ago.

    It was a '29 Caddy ambulance model, sold in '31 as new old stock to a coach builder in Cincinnati, who converted it to a limo.

    I found it in a barn in Colorado.  It had been rolled, thank God, which allowed me to make drastic changes I wouldn't have been comfortable doing to a car in better condition.

    I chopped off the top, the top of the doors, half the windshield, and removed a lot of the rear where I fabricated a diamond-plate truck bed.

    It was a fun Caddy.

    A mechanic friend and I used to do +10 rally races here in Northern New Mexico.  Most of all the rally cars here are modern rally cars, or old British two-seaters.  That ugly '29 Caddy sure did cause a stir.

  • LloLlo Member
    My 78 gmc used to be my wifes grandpa's. He bought it new. Went to her dad and was not taken care of. Lucky for me, it would not pass emissions in NM. I bought it and after much work in a couple of days, got it road worthy to make it to Texas. After a few years, the wife said she wanted to see it painted. I took that as restore and I went running before she changed her mind. My 47 sedan was my uncles. He died in a car wreck, so I bought it from my aunt and 10yrs later had a restomod. I won 3rd place at a Hooters car show and it made front page on local newspaper.
  • I'm an old Toyota Land Cruiser(1980's) guy. I don't drive it off road, but I live on a muddy, bumpy, snow covered road, so it's an off road rig. I like it stock, no ups, no extras.
  • LloLlo Member
    I was going to keep my 78 stock. I rebuilt the engine and trans. Needed a new camshaft, so thought a better cam would be nice. Then a friend offered to sell his race heads cheap. Then found an aluminum intake at a garage sell cheap. The new cam said it needed a higher stall torgue converter. Ran really nice. Then I thought a set of headers would be good. It was like trying to only take one pinch of schmalzler for the day. Couldn't control myself.
  • PsickoPsicko Member
    I do like cars and have helped fix them up, but as of now I live in an apartment and can't afford any projects. When I was little my dad had a dodge dart swinger, but when we moved to California in 1990 it wouldn't pass emissions and he sold it.
    When we moved back to Arizona I had a lot of mechanic buddies, so I got to work on an assortment of cars. The most exciting cars I had was a 1989 Toyota supra and then a 1990 Nissan 300zx. Nothing too exciting compared to others.
  • RogueRogue Member, Administrator
    edited August 2017 PM
    Small update: Still workin at a wreckyard + working in private for 3 different people with 4 different cars...my snuff hoarding issue has gotten worse, and I now appear to collect cars...I now have: 99 vw passat 1.9 tdi, a 93 Audi 80 2 0e, 01 audi A3 1.8t, 1997 volvo V70 2.0 and an 03 mazda 6, 1.8...Samboodee please help me!
  • Yea love all cars, trucks, boats: anything with an engine.
  • Carburetor(s) and no cat. The way I role. Really fast or foot power.
  • LloLlo Member
    This is my 78 that I just finished.IMG_0764
  • RogueRogue Member, Administrator
    That...is beautiful!
  • I love old cars simply for the fact that you (or you and a friend that knows more about them) can fix a number of things on them yourself. Although a number people have told me that aftermarket parts that actually fit up properly. What a tragedy! How can a couple of backwards neanderthals living in a hut in the Khyber Pass make an AK-47 with little more than a hacksaw and bastard file but a high tech CNC shop can't make a carburetor body that fits an old car?
  • LloLlo Member
    The AK is hand made and the aftermarket parts are mass produced. Greed. Had to replace hood and it doesn't fit right. Tried to replace passenger door and it was unusable. They told me that the body shop ruined it and wouldn't replace it. That was a waste of $350. No problems with the engine parts other than the starter. Brand new high torque starter and it drags intermittently.
  • RoderickRoderick Member
    edited August 2017 PM

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