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Old 03-07-2006, 11:05 PM   #41
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I still say you part it out

I still say you part it out and make like 500% profit, but that's just because I've had some good luck with Ebay lately.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:14 AM   #42
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Re: might be the weight of the

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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.
Shame indeed! All of those wasted ponies festering under your hood! Whats next? You gonna buy a Hummer? :-)
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:46 PM   #43
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oh, to live in

oh, to live in pennsylvania.

there's a 1980 comutacar on ebay with 88 original miles. needs partial restoration and batteries, but still...

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on an unrelated note, i got the alarm working in the swift. now nobody will steal it. hilarious.
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yup

Hey I was looking at my Geo today with a guy that may be welding it for me - the left side looked pretty rusty too. Damn thing started right up after a couple of weeks of sitting. Looks like that wheel is back too far just like mine is right now.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:43 PM   #45
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How much was the delivery

How much was the delivery charge again? That thing looks pretty badass, you should put a manequin in it and scare people driving by at night.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:24 PM   #46
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Re: delivery was $125. we

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delivery was $125. we haven't decided if we'll have to have the trucking co. come back for the chassis to take it to the recycler, or whether we'll tow it ourselves (a friend has a 4wd hemi ram). the recycler is about 3 km from the house (2 mi.) we'll get about $200 for the scrap metal.
I'd also check ebay. YOu might be able to sell a few of the knick-knacks on that thing.

I'm jealous
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #47
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16,000

Kind of makes you think about the fork lift driving into a bunch of boxes in a movie - more likely it continues through the boxes and through the wall and the wall after that too! Imagine driving that thing on the road and hitting something - BAM! Hey keep the lift and use it to raise cars to work under them!! Easy way to do a belly pan!
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you know, looking at that

you know, looking at that thing has me thinking similar thoughts. except more like: man, how flimsy our little cars are!

definitely easy to do a belly pan with this. i wish we could somehow use it to lift *itself* up so get at the motors. they have to come out from underneath. the technician says that's how they take them out at work - use another truck to lift up the back end and then block it. my buddy is tracking down some heavy duty jacks tomorrow. i'm going to start tracing wires to figure out how it's put together.
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lift

ramps - drive it up some ramps on a stack of boards or bricks - if you have down force on the forks then press down on a stack of bricks/blocks to lift the body up.
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CT eh? You think it'll get

CT eh? You think it'll get picked up quickly?
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