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    Thread: Are you in the UK? Are you willing to help VadGTI and bzcat achieve their dream? Then click on this thread and come on in!

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      05-22-2012 07:13 PM #1
      What we want: A cheap Sierra Cossie replica.
      What we need: Someone to contact the seller of a cheap Cossie replica and get him to communicate with us.
      Other things we need: Help with possible shipping and storage issues, possibly help with finding a driver's seat and door panel for a Sierra.
      What you get in return: Love, affection, and $20 cash (but only if you can name the movie this line is from). Also, a free tour for you and a guest of Los Angeles, care of VadGTI's Awesome Tours of LA (5-star rating!).

      The link to seller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sierra-3-d...item2ebe6ce3bb

      The car:


      MikkiJayne, anothercar, Mikedav, etc., I'm looking at you!
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      05-22-2012 07:20 PM #2
      and today on automotive blunders with VadGTi
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      05-22-2012 07:21 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      and today on automotive blunders with VadGTi
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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      05-22-2012 07:22 PM #4
      Vad, this will not end like you hope it will.

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      05-22-2012 07:25 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Vad, this will not end like you hope it will.
      1. Locate beater on Ebay.UK
      2. Have TCL'ers across the pond verify "beat-upness"
      3. Ship to LA in container with other drug cars
      4.?????
      5. PROFIT!!

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      05-22-2012 07:29 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      1. Locate beater on Ebay.UK
      2. Have TCL'ers across the pond verify "beat-upness"
      3. Ship to LA in container with other drug cars
      4.?????
      5. PROFIT!!
      Like I said, this will not end well

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      05-22-2012 07:30 PM #7
      Good luck finding a Sierra in UK (any Sierra in fact) that isn't a rust bucket.

      Why don't you find a US-specced one, which was called Merkur - something, buy a Cossie engine and do a swap ?
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-22-2012 07:32 PM #8
      Good luck!

      lima swap?

      I'm surprised you didn't offer lawbearhugs in addition to your 5 star tour.

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      05-22-2012 07:40 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Why don't you find a US-specced one, which was called Merkur - something, buy a Cossie engine and do a swap ?
      Way too sensible for Vad. Remember his trademark: "The best cars in the worst shape."
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      05-22-2012 07:45 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      MikkiJayne, anothercar, Mikedav, etc., I'm looking at you!

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      05-22-2012 07:48 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      I forgot about you. bzcat was rushing me in his Cossie-replica-fueled excitement. You can be included as well.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      05-22-2012 07:49 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post

      I'm surprised you didn't offer lawbearhugs in addition to your 5 star tour.
      Lawbearhugs and tours of Nakatomi Plaza will also be thrown in.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      05-22-2012 07:51 PM #13
      So..... what is so special about this car?

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      05-22-2012 07:53 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Way too sensible for Vad. Remember his trademark: "The best cars in the worst shape."
      Yeah, except that he doesn't actually end up buying anything.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-22-2012 07:53 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      So..... what is so special about this car?
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      05-22-2012 07:54 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I forgot about you. bzcat was rushing me in his Cossie-replica-fueled excitement. You can be included as well.
      Just an FYI: Red Lodge (IP28) is north/west England. It's literally the middle of no-where UK and no one lives out there (it's around a 2 hour drive from London). Odds are they had to shoot a gun a few times to scare off the animals living inside the car before they took the pictures

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      05-22-2012 07:56 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      Odds are it's being sold by pikeys.
      FTFY

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      05-22-2012 07:57 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      Just an FYI: Red Lodge (IP28) is north/west England. It's literally the middle of no-where UK and no one lives out there (it's around a 2 hour drive from London). Odds are they had to shoot a gun a few times to scare off the animals living inside the car before they took the pictures
      2 hours?!?! That's like driving back from Cars & Coffee in traffic (and stopping off an In-n-Out). Get to it! Or, maybe, call him and tell him to check his live.co.uk account for an e-mail from a certain person with a Russian-sounding name based in the US.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-22-2012 07:58 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Yeah, except that he doesn't actually end up buying anything.
      /cough! M3 /cough!

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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-22-2012 07:58 PM #20
      Shipping it is going to cost more than whatever you pay for it.

      My bro just sent his bus to the UK and it was expensive, i want to say around $1600.
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      05-22-2012 07:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Lawbearhugs and tours of Nakatomi Plaza will also be thrown in.
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      05-22-2012 08:03 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Shipping it is going to cost more than whatever you pay for it.

      My bro just sent his bus to the UK and it was expensive, i want to say around $1600.
      Our estimate was $1,500 for shipping, so there you go.

      $3k all-in for a Moonstone right-hooker with the correct Cossie external bits and quarter windows? You couldn't do that to a Merkur XR4Ti for double the price .



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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      05-22-2012 08:04 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      2 hours?!?! That's like driving back from Cars & Coffee in traffic (and stopping off an In-n-Out). Get to it! Or, maybe, call him and tell him to check his live.co.uk account for an e-mail from a certain person with a Russian-sounding name based in the US.
      I can call tomorrow (errr later today rather) for you, it's 1AM right now

      Or you could gives me $50,000 and I'll ship this in a crate...


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      05-22-2012 08:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Shipping it is going to cost more than whatever you pay for it.

      My bro just sent his bus to the UK and it was expensive, i want to say around $1600.
      VW bus or city bus? Important distinction

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      05-22-2012 08:05 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      The car:
      Dude, that thing looks pretty bad. Why not just recruit all of us to find the best Merkur in the states?

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      05-22-2012 08:05 PM #26
      Judging by that mirror, I bet this guy really took care of this car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      I can call tomorrow (errr later today rather) for you, it's 1AM right now

      Or you could gives me $50,000 and I'll ship this in a crate...

      1. A bit pricey.
      2. A bit not legal .
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-22-2012 08:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      2. A bit not legal .
      What do you mean?

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      05-22-2012 08:17 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      1. A bit pricey.
      2. A bit not legal .
      I'll even wash her for you. It'd be the first time I've ever washed her too

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      05-22-2012 08:18 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      I'll even wash her for you. It'd be the first time I've ever washed her too
      I'd be upset but I've only washed the M3 once since August .
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      05-22-2012 08:20 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      /cough! M3 /cough!

      I am sorry Vad, but how many cars did you "go through" before picking this one ? I think we're talking hundreds here.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-22-2012 08:23 PM #34
      Wouldn't it be easier to get an XR4Ti locally, buy some Eurosohurtz Sierra bits & pieces over the interwebs and have them shipped here (via Japan overnight), cobble together your own beast, spraypaint COSPLAY on the hood and be done with it?
      :gift:

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      05-22-2012 08:24 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Viener Vanker View Post
      Dude, that thing looks pretty bad. Why not just recruit all of us to find the best Merkur in the states?
      here's one in VADGTI condition
      http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3029462827.html

      here's one that looks to be in pretty good condition (translation: too nice for VAD)
      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant...000985800.html

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