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    1. Good score on the MG. I had a 70 B GT and a 77 B....

      Good score on the MG. I had a 70 B GT and a 77 B. I used to daily the 77. The only thing that ever left me on the side of the road with that car was the ignition relay. That was my mistake - I'd...
    2. 32 Ford - not sure who I'd bring it to, but I...

      32 Ford - not sure who I'd bring it to, but I love those old hot rods.
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      I definitely see your point here. Thankfully the...

      I definitely see your point here. Thankfully the body shop warranties all their work for life. Plus I'm sure this will hit the carfax so I'm sure resale and trade in value will be next to nothing...
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      Ouch. That does suck.

      Ouch. That does suck.
    5. I haven't seen the new model yet, but I owned an...

      I haven't seen the new model yet, but I owned an R53 and my ex had an R56 that I drove a lot. Both were the S models. Hers was automatic.

      What I can say for them is that they never left us...
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      I worked at a shop once where all the medial...

      I worked at a shop once where all the medial tasks like masking and prepping were performed by inmates from one of the local prisons. They were given basic training and paid minimum wage to do the...
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      Update: Yesterday they revised the estimate and...

      Update: Yesterday they revised the estimate and added supplemental work. Total now hits just over 12k. They added a bunch of other things including repairing the radiator and intercooler, and...
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      As previously mentioned, tail lights are...

      As previously mentioned, tail lights are different. Minor cosmetics. The significant update was the 3rd gen motor with an extra 10hp.

      You should still be able to find new GLI's that aren't the...
    9. Thread: Gl or gls??

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      It's a GLS.

      It's a GLS.
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      I'd leave the Toyota out of the equation. It...

      I'd leave the Toyota out of the equation. It needs a lot of work from the sounds of it.

      After having driven all the big 3 trucks I have the following to say:

      The Ford has loads more room in the...
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      So the GLI is still being worked on. They have it...

      So the GLI is still being worked on. They have it torn down and are prepping it for paint from what I've been told. I've asked for progress pictures.

      In the mean time I've had my rental Chevy...
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      First off, I was going to leave this alone and...

      First off, I was going to leave this alone and watch TFL tear you a new one, but I feel I need to get in on this now.




      You will be hard pressed to make money like that without furthering your...
    13. If TDI is out of the question, I'd go for a VR6.

      If TDI is out of the question, I'd go for a VR6.
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      Happen to have a suggestion for a better name?

      Happen to have a suggestion for a better name?
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      My mom had a 2011 JSW TDI 6mt. I drove that car a...

      My mom had a 2011 JSW TDI 6mt. I drove that car a lot from new up until she traded it in with 50k on it. What I can say about it is it was reliable. The only issue it ever had was a light bulb went...
    16. Thread: Free time

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      I hear you there! The wife works 12.5 hour shifts...

      I hear you there! The wife works 12.5 hour shifts and has class too. So I get to be the one doing the housework and taking care of our daughter. I'm about to make it more complicated by adding school...
    17. Thread: Free time

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      Rebuilding a 72 MGB that my dad never got to...

      Rebuilding a 72 MGB that my dad never got to finish,
      Spending time with the family,
      Guns. Lots of Guns.
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      Figured I'd add some videos of what happens here...

      Figured I'd add some videos of what happens here for those that aren't familiar. Please note that the driving videos are NOT ME. I stole it from youtube.

      ...
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      As I said, 70 hours of disassembly alone. Then a...

      As I said, 70 hours of disassembly alone. Then a complete respray. All trim is being replaced due to pitting. I was expecting maybe the forward half would be resprayed, headlights polished and...
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      To clarify, when it got that bad, I did pull...

      To clarify, when it got that bad, I did pull over. However, it was not constantly that bad, visibility was constantly poor, but to different degrees.



      Thank you for helping explain. I've been...
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