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Old 02-24-2006, 04:53 AM   #31
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4 door

Hey I have a 4 door too! Definately more useful for hauling stuff but didn't think the weight was that much different.
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #32
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Re: found another beater: 91

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found another beater: 91 firefly 4 door. red. owner says it runs and only needs brakes to pass safety. i suspect it needs more than that since it's been parked for more than a year.

the suspension mounts are OK, but there's a hole in the floor.

i offered $100, she countered with $200. i said i'd get back to her.

the 4 door weighs a little more - just shy of 1700 lbs.
God damn that is some cheap *** cars. You and SVOboy should work together. You get cars for cheap and he gets parts for cheap. You guys need to open a used dealership together.
Hey I am the one driving a $170 car!

That is a good price metrompg
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you're really driving a $170

you're really driving a $170 car? all in? wow.

none of these cars i've been looking at would be legal for $170 all in.
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Yep the $170 car was

Yep the $170 car was semi-drivable. It needed struts bad. No radio. non-working ac. leaking sunroof...
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welding

I may be doing it myself on my Geo also - Mig welder. Fortunately I have a good friend that will teach me. I also found out that the dealer registered my new xB for only 10 months . . . so by then I may give up on the Geo and get my original plates transferred to the xB.
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yeah, my brother knows how

yeah, my brother knows how to weld, so he'll probably show me. and my partner in crime's brother has a welder. not sure what type though.

i've been buzzing around my neighbourhood in the swift. i actually like driving it more than my pontiac. even though in every objective sense the pontiac is a better car, the swift just feels more nimble. probably it's just the novelty of it.
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Junkyard for old golf carts,

Junkyard for old golf carts, I might think. I've seen a few in mine for sure.
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junkyard is a good idea.

junkyard is a good idea. someone on another ev list suggested regular 12v starting batteries from a junkyard will also work.

on another note, stopped by my mechanic at lunch time and he gave me the green light: if the control arm mount is properly welded, it's OK for the safety certificate (other issues notwithstanding).

then i swung by the local dump and drove onto the scale. they guy said the car's weight is 782 kg / 1724 lbs.
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Damn, that's pretty heavy

Damn, that's pretty heavy for that little thing. Got some bodies in the back or something?
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might be the weight of the

might be the weight of the gigantic FOUR cylinder engine in the front. four ostentatious cylinders! shameless excess.

maybe that's why i'm liking driving it. it's practically a ferrari compared to the fireflea.
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