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      1985 Jetta GL 5MT, 1973 Gran Torino station wagon
      01-01-2015 03:11 PM #1
      Decided to make one thread for every vehicle, instead of 27 threads for each vehicle (no, that is not a random number). I'll start by listing them all in the first post with a little info.

      1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe
      1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2014 because grandpa had the business coupe version, and I loved that thing
      -3.6L flathead straight six, three on the tree transmission
      -Rebuilt brake systems, not bled yet
      -77,000 miles
      -Original paint and wheels
      -Many broken interior knobs
      -Hood has missing trim piece which allows water to enter the engine compartment. Have another hood to put on.
      -Some cloth covered wires remain
      -Runs and drives

      1953 Chevrolet Suburban
      1953 Chevrolet Suburban by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Paid zero dollars in late 2013
      -231 V6/THM200 drivetrain swap
      -Previously had a V8, as evidenced by the terrible mounts I cut out
      -Needs replacement floor pan welded in, which I have
      -Has minivan bucket seats
      -Needs section of rear roof replaced, which will come from the '55 GMC 100 that I cut up
      -Some broken glass
      -Unreadable odometer
      -3106 (barn doors)

      1958 Chevrolet Suburban
      Rear Frame Touch by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Purchased from a Native American reservation in Oklahoma in about 2000 (Boomer Sooner...even though the bowl game was absolutely embarrassing)
      -235 straight six and three on the tree (not original, but what it came with new)
      -Originally a school bus as evidenced by the yellow paint on the firewall and other places
      -Was on a Jeep frame with a Jeep steering column/wheel (still have the latter)
      -Had a 455 engine when purchased. Was kinda sludgy so I scrapped that...one of my dumber decisions.
      -Lowered the cheap way with removed leafs, and it's on the bumpstops
      -Took two instrument clusters and made one good one, shows 28,000 miles
      -Some rust, but not too much
      -Has not been on the road since 1981, according to its original 1958 Oklahoma license plate
      -3116 series (tailgate) has barn doors until we do a lttle damage/rust repair on the original
      -Two pedals (accelerator and clutch...)

      1959 Chevrolet Apache 36
      1959 Chevrolet Apache 36 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2014
      -Runs and drives
      -235 straight six with four on the floor
      -Shows 21,000 miles
      -May or may not have been a farm/utility truck at one point
      -Original black SC license plate
      -Utility bed with lockable compartments, though I don't think I have keys for any of them
      -Originally light yellow, some still shows
      -Interior sprayed black
      -Rust in doors, bed, and cab corners

      1965 Buick Skylark
      1965 Buick Skylark by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in April 2005 in Delaware
      -Wildcat 355 engine (300 ci with 4 bbl carb)
      -ST-300 2 speed automatic
      -86,000 miles
      -This car has made me believe that 2 door cars are overrated
      -Hood ornament is broken. Should have the Buick shield logo standing up.
      -Everything works
      -Original Seafoam Green paint and green interior
      -Original AM radio with BUICK preset buttons
      -Water is leaking on the inside. The panel between the trunk and rear window is rusting (common on these 4 doors apparently), and there's a new leak on the inside of the windshield.
      -Runs and drives, and pretty quietly
      -Last tagged in 2003

      1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
      1966 Pontiac Grand Prix by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Runs and drives
      -Paid $600 in 2008
      -Transmission rebuilt in 2008
      -Original 389 blew a head gasket, so I took the rebuilt transmission from it and attached it to a "new" 389 from the 1966 Grand Prix parts car
      -Last tagged in 2008
      -Have a bunch of extra body panels, glass, and all chrome trim from the parts car
      -Interior needs help
      -Rust holes in floor
      -Shows 32,000 miles

      1967 Chevrolet C10
      1967 Chevrolet C10 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 1989
      -Originally a 250 straight six according to the VIN, but was V8 swapped before 1980 according to the title
      -Originally a three on the tree, now has a three speed floor shift
      -Some original paint
      -Broken left vent window
      -Dash pad destroyed
      -Long bed fleetside, the most common version
      -Big rear window
      -Partial gauge package with tach space and four extra gauges (Amps, temp, blank, oil - only oil works out of all guages)
      -Tired 283 that needs rings and smokes from the second you turn it on to the second you turn it off. Probably junking that.
      -Needs bed, as the floor is rusted through
      -Needs tailgate, as it is rusted through
      -Last tagged in 2013
      -Shows 11,000 miles
      -1972 Cheyenne front clip
      -Cracked dash pad

      1969 Chevrolet Suburban 1/2 ton
      1969 Chevrolet Suburban by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2014 for like $300, PO thought the engine was blown but it wasn't
      -350/TH350
      -Manual steering and brakes
      -HD suspension
      -Towing package
      -No A/C
      -Partial guage package but completely operational
      -Basic brown vinyl seats, no third seat
      -Barn doors
      -Was originally equipped with a radio
      -Actually have towed a few things with it
      -78,000 miles
      -Cracked dash pad

      1970 Chevrolet Caprice
      1970 Caprice, 1990 Troféo, 1973 Gran Torino by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -350/TH350
      -Completely destroyed "tufted cloth" as the commercial says
      -Bought in 2009
      -Was sitting since 2009 but I recently got it running again
      -Broke down on a journey across Georgia and had to be towed back, which was when it was parked
      -Bent hood, rusty decklid
      -Four eyed Fox Mustang AM/FM radio
      -Odometer missing completely
      -Interior is dirty and stained
      -Dented passenger door
      -Front bumper pushed up a bit, seems like a bunch of cars from this era are like that
      -Rust in quarters
      -Thank God the roof is painted and not vinyl
      -On death row

      1971 Ford Maverick
      1971 Ford Maverick by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 1998
      -Has a 200 from a 1965 Falcon with a bent crank
      -C4 automatic swapped in, but it still has three pedals
      -Originally equipped with a 200 straight six and three on the tree. Only the transmission remains, and some engine parts (valve cover, air cleaner, etc). Clutch is still around too
      -Winter Blue with Wimbeldon White painted roof
      -Perfectly straight small bumpers
      -All original except for side stripe, drivetrain, and wheels
      -Honestly not sure what I'm going to put in it or when I'm going to
      -Basic seat and steering wheel
      -Manual steering and brakes with four wheel drums
      -Basic non remote driver's side mirror
      -Haven't ordered a Marti for it yet, but I need to
      -Medium Blue interior
      -203k miles, bought with 196k
      -Needs new rear valance. Front valance is dented but possibly fixable
      -Has parts from our 1970 Maverick 2 door, which we bought in August 1977 and scrapped in 2013
      -No A/C

      1972 Chevrolet Suburban
      1972 Chevrolet Suburban by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2007 for $1900
      -350/TH350
      -Cammed
      -Headers
      -Gear drive
      -Originally blue and white
      -Tailgate
      -No gauge package at all, just three circles with the center one blank
      -Sunpro Sun Super Tach II ziptied to steering column and Sunpro gauge panel with temp, amps, and oil
      -2nd gen Camaro steering wheel, typical GM stickyness
      -Bought with Cragar Dragstars, now it has later GM rallys because one of the tires blew
      -Destroyed dash pad
      -Bought with blue dots in the tails, and with the headlight visors
      -I primed it in my own garage (back when I had one it would fit in...)
      -Non original front doors with terrible mirrors
      -Has lowering springs installed by PO which will be removed and transfered to the 1972 "GMC" Suburban
      -Front and rear A/C
      -Cloth seats
      -2nd and 3rd row seats
      -Rusty floors and lower body

      1972 "GMC" Suburban
      1972 "GMC" Suburban by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in May 2015 because it's in much better shape than the all gray one
      -Power steering and brakes, A/C
      -Custom black interior
      -Partial gauge package
      -1967 front clip
      -Has terrible lowering blocks in the back made out of square tubing, which will be replaced with the all gray Suburban's coilovers
      -ICW knockoffs of American Racing AR-08's, some of my favorite 90s wheels
      -No engine or trans, will get a 383 stroker with headers from Pull-A-Part
      -Originally yellow
      -One fairly sizable rust hole in the passenger rocker panel that can be fixed, solid floors and rest of lower body
      -No brakes
      -Will get the gray Suburban's front bumper and possibly the white Suburban's rear bumper
      -Barn doors

      1973 Ford Gran Torino
      1973 Ford Gran Torino by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought on 9/26/77, shortly after the 70 Maverick
      -Driven to Disney World in late 1977
      -Had 12,738 miles on 2/23/78 according to an inspection slip
      -Had 35,402 miles on 2/15/79 according to an inspection slip
      -Has 35,574 miles currently
      -C4 transmission lost all forward gears on the USPS mail route in 1979
      -Engine taken apart later in 1979, stripped down to block
      -Planning on boring the engine out, getting less restrictive heads, deleting all smog equipment
      -Planning on rebuilding the transmission and adding a GearVendors later or swapping in a Ford AOD
      -Original Light Green paint with Medium Green interior. Not the most common 70's green, but still 70's green.
      -Ordered and received a Deluxe Marti Report for it
      -Actually was built in November 1972 at the now demolished ATL plant
      -3rd row rear facing seat
      -Dash just cracked after 42 years

      1974 1/2 Triumph TR6
      Top up by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in about 1998. Was sitting in someone's backyard.
      -Has drivetrain from a wrecked '74 TR6 that was wrecked in 1993, but we still have the original one.
      -Originally Mimosa Yellow, like the '74 parts car
      -Now is Corvette Yellow, except for floor pans which have no rust
      -Original black interior
      -Missing tonneau cover
      -Blacked out grille and dash panel
      -Has one noticable spot of paint runoff
      -Negative rear stancenation camber due to worn out springs
      -Owned a 1971 TR6 before this, sold it in a package deal with my 2nd MGB GT
      -Have pre refresh front panel and bumpers, extra rear kammback panel, 73+ gauges, center switch panel with switches, US diff, springs, windshield, badges, center caps, and hopefully a grille for Iroczgirl. Had an extra frame at one point but couldn't take it with me, like lots of other things
      -Stock Stromberg carbs that still need adjustment
      -Have contemplated a V8 swap, Miata seats, posi, 5 speed, etc
      -Repainted stock steel wheels
      -Shows 36,000 miles

      1980 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube van
      1980 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -350/TH350
      -Traded one 383 stroker engine for this in 2010 (still have another one that makes an estimated 375-400 hp )
      -Has A/C dash from 1988 GMC Vandura 2500 Sherrod Vans conversion van, though I haven't actually put A/C in yet
      -Has power window doors from that same van, though they don't work yet. Large mirrors reinstalled.
      -Still has dash mounted ignition switch for now, haven't put in the 88's steering column yet
      -Built in March 1980
      -113,000 exempt miles
      -Shorter length cube out of what was offered
      -Has been sitting for at least a year
      -Has black 16 inch wheels since this photo
      -Wipers do not work
      -Mechanical oil pressure gauge, original needle is broken
      -Last tagged in 2011
      -CHEVROLET decal above rear door now says HEVROLE, because the PO put a light bar on top of it that was short
      -Some dings and dents
      -Have original doors
      -Was owned by a business at one point
      -Sometimes the starter just clicks when you try to start it, sometimes it doesn't
      -Was running and driving

      1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
      1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought for $550 from relative
      -Good running 231 V6 and good shifting THM200, no swap plans
      -Factory rally guages, floor shift with console and buckets (all included in Calais package)
      -One of 4,105 Calais Cutlasses made in 1981
      -Needs oil changed and rear window replaced
      -Column shift steering column after two theft attempts
      -All smog equipment present for the environment
      -Bad repaint
      -Aftermarket chrome valve covers
      -Some missing trim pieces
      -Runs and drives well
      -Shows 39,000 miles
      -Fan shroud ziptied on

      1982 GMC Caballero
      1982 GMC Caballero by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought from same relative for $800 in 2012
      -350 swap
      -Still have original 305 that might be rebuilt, but needs cam and lifters
      -Cloth spit bench, power windows, power locks, clock, no sport mirrors, bed rails, bad Conquista/Amarillo style repaint with OEM two tone trim
      -Monte Carlo SS wheels, 2nd gen S10 rears because the tires went flat
      -Runs and drives
      -Shows 50,000 miles
      -Dash cover to stop cracks
      -Water leaking on inside of rear window
      -Will be repainted eventually
      -Antique Jensen speakers
      -One of 2,560 '82 Caballeros made, some people still don't even know the Sprint/Caballero exist

      1984 Chevrolet Silverado C30 3+3 6.2L Diesel
      1984 Chevrolet Silverado C30 3+3 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Traded an engine for this in 2003
      -Camper Special
      -Granny 4 speed transmission (SM465)
      -Power windows, power locks that all work
      -Dually
      -Front bowtie and center grille bar painted silver
      -Left front door from 3/4 ton Suburban, transferred door lock
      -Runs and drives well
      -Shows 87,000 miles
      -Lots of character
      -Had bent/dented chrome bumpers when I bought it, I installed black ones
      -Also had massive holes in the dually fenders and I patched them up without repainting
      -Burgundy interior
      -Custom door panels by me which have fallen apart after years of use
      -Manual glow plugs

      1985 Volkswagen Jetta GL
      1985 Volkswagen Jetta GL by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Been in the family for a long time
      -L90E Alpine White
      -GX 8v
      -ACN 5 speed manual
      -Have a late GLI blue power Recaro interior from an 89 GLI for it
      -Have a US dash for it. Found out those were different and now I prefer the US one
      -1986 rear glass due to hail storm, rear defroster is still unhooked
      -Bottlecaps from my old 1985 GTI that I bought new
      -Also have a set of mk1 GTI snowflakes and FWD Audi 4000/CGT wheels
      -Atlas Gray hood and driver's side fender from 1986 Jetta GLI
      -Had a car bra on it that I shouldn't have thrown away
      -Will be repainted Alpine White
      -Have a 3 slat grille for it but would like to find another 7 slat
      -Obvious reverse rake because the front strut mounts are too tall
      -Have Bilstein coilovers but I'm not sure I want to install them. I like not worrying about what I can and can't drive over.
      -Have rear disc brake conversion to put in from 1986 Jetta GLI
      -Runs and drives well
      -126,000 exempt miles

      1985 Yamaha YFM200
      1985 Yamaha YFM200 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -196cc engine
      -5 speed with automatic clutch
      -2WD
      -Yamaha's first four wheel ATV
      -Have body panels but they're not on at the moment
      -Body panels sprayed black over the original blue by PO
      -Paid zero dollars in October 2013

      1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Scrapped as of April 2015)
      1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in about 2003 from Jerry Bryant's in Darlington, SC
      -Last drove under its own power in 2009
      -Has Olds 350 V8 swap, but overheats because the V6 radiator remains
      -Needed carb rebuilt
      -80,000 miles
      -Still had V6 radiator, so it overheated a lot

      1987 GMC MagnaVan
      1987 GMC Vandura 3500 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Utilimaster box, converted on July 9, 1987
      -350/TH350
      -Starter clicks sometimes just like the other one
      -Runs and drives well
      -Nothing "converted" on this one just yet (A/C dash/conversion van air system, power window doors)
      -The quiet cube, you can honestly barely hear it
      -Has added radio with SDX speakers, first song was Cool Kids by Echosmith
      -This one cannot be walked through to the seats, unlike the '80
      -Currently tagged and driven
      -Shows 36,000 exempt miles
      -Tan dash, engine cover, and armrests with blue seats, like the '80 originally, though this has cloth seats instead of vinyl
      -Utilimaster mudflaps
      -Tyvek tape all over the sides of it
      -The taillights are the universal industrial type, one is the correct position and one is flipped upside down

      1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo
      1990 Oldsmobile Troféo by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Sitting since 2003
      -Title was pawned by that same relative who isn't alive anymore, and we have no idea where it is
      -3800 LN3/4T60
      -No keys
      -At least 129,500 miles according to Carfax
      -Interior needs help
      -Touch screen option
      -Might get a L67 if we ever find the title

      1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10
      1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new by me, in Germany
      -11,000 miles
      -Hasn't run in 7 years or so
      -All original
      -Body panels removed
      -Fastest motorcycle in the world when released in 1988, 1990 was the last year
      -165 mph top speed, I've reached 160 in Germany

      1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL
      Slushybox Volkswagen by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2014
      -RV code 8v
      -TNA 3 speed automatic
      -132,000 miles
      -Kenwood KDC-8005 head unit
      -Had lots of subs and an amp when purchased, only the head unit and stock speakers remain
      -Rust in trunk floor due to leaky seal
      -Holes in side trim and bumpers
      -Alpine White with gray interior
      -Needs either a Trophy or gray Recaro interior
      -Yes, the automatic is staying
      -Should go ahead and replace the starter, and add a heat shield for it
      -Currently not running due to bad ECU/ground connections and Digifart II
      -Actually does not feel all that slow
      -Needs passenger mirror which I got from the junkyard
      -Knee bar
      -German built like the other one
      -Cracked dash, hopefully will be replaced with a US one. Has plastic dash cover
      -May part out

      1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer
      1991 Chevrolet Blazer by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought for $300 in September 2015 with a blown 4.3 V6 (now removed)
      -Might get a Buick 231 or another 4.3
      -No rot anywhere
      -205,000 miles
      -Needs console, dash is cracked
      -Have grille
      -No stereo
      -May be daily driven if I get tired of the Jeep

      1992 Kawasaki Concours
      1992 Kawasaki Concours by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new by me from Southwest Kawasaki in Lawton, OK (Boomer Sooner!)
      -1,707 original miles - absolute pandemonium on the COG Online forums
      -Last tagged in 1998 when the first baby came (thus low miles)
      -Last ran in 2010
      -Last moved in early 2014
      -All original, clock even still works

      1994 Lincoln Mark VIII
      1994 Lincoln Mark VIII by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in 2007
      -4.6L V8/4R70W
      -Previous owner was an Asian lady that got shot when her store was robbed
      -Junkyard front seats and rear seatback, dyed dark gray
      -143,000 miles
      -Runs and drives
      -Needs transmission work, won't go out of 2nd, max speed is about 40
      -Junkyard grille, original one got broken (Dad's way of parking is by backing up until you hit something)
      -Truely a hot rod Lincoln
      -Spring conversion, was extremely low with stanceworks camber when purchased. Still has just a tiny bit of camber.
      -Junkyard rear antenna, power window motor, trim, and tachometer
      -Opal Gray exterior and interior
      -Shot clearcoat
      -Minor scrapes on the front and rear

      1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
      1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in about 2003 from Herndon Chevy in Lexington, the first time we lived here
      -4.0 2WD automatic
      -272k miles
      -Daily driven
      -Factory leather tan interior with must have sheepskin covers on front seats
      -Destroyed clearcoat
      -Randomly may shut off while in motion, due to computer/computer wire problems

      1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL (Scrapped as of March 2015)
      Cutlass in Pull-A-Part by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new
      -Wrecked in 2011, not by me
      -3100 SFI V6 (removed by someone at Pull-A-Part)
      -222,000 miles
      -Beige cloth interior

      -2000 BMW 540i Touring
      2000 BMW 540i Touring by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought in July 2008 for $9000
      -No trans swap
      -Replaced a tensioner that would've cost over $3000 for BMW to replace, ended up taking the engine apart
      -A brake hose under the hood burst, and I ended up losing the brakes on the way back from a doctor's appointment and using the handbrake only. Bought some junkyard hoses from a 1998 E39 (replacement hoses).
      -181,000 miles
      -Missing dash pixels due to corrosion
      -Broken storage cover behind shifter in console
      -Radio cut off every 2 minutes and the screen didn't work. Bought a new amp from an E39 sedan at Pull-A-Part which fixed it.
      -Negative rear camberz

      2006 Honda Odyssey Touring
      2006 Honda Odyssey Touring by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new from Roberts Honda in Downingtown, PA (sticker still on back)
      -Aftermarket Drag wheels because of the junk PAX tires that came on it originally. Went through 3 sets of those and pulled the plug.
      -Dealer installed crossbars for luggage rack
      -123,000 miles
      -Must have sheepskin seat covers on front and middle buckets
      -Just replaced the PS resevoir yesterday with a non defective one, though it might need a whole new pump (ended up replacing pump)
      -Needs new motor mounts...again
      -Driver's side door dent from hit and run shopping cart incident
      -Perfectly operational sliding doors (knock on wood)
      -Cracked fog lights
      -Otherwise, it has been a very solid van

      2007 Baja Motorsports Reaction 150
      2007 Baja Motorsports Reaction 150 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new
      -Some rust
      -CVT transmission
      -150cc
      -10 hp

      Extras

      1998 Mercedes-Benz E320
      1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 (W210) by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new
      -76,300 miles
      -Elderly driven
      -Cracked dash
      -Some body damage and scratches

      2006 Malibu Maxx LT V6
      2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT V6 by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new
      -Cracked the windshield within a month, still haven't fixed it
      -Dirty interior
      -113,000 miles
      -3500 V6/4AT
      -Good engine swap donor car if it gets wrecked

      2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT
      2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT by FordTorino73, on Flickr
      -Bought new as a replacement for the 1997 Cutlass Supreme SL
      -2.4L Ecotec/6AT
      -Stickon chrome accents
      -Atlanta Braves window flags

      Also have five trailers of various sizes.

      I'm off to watch College Football and play Sunset Overdrive now.
      Last edited by 1985Jetta; 09-13-2015 at 07:18 PM.

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      01-01-2015 03:35 PM #2
      So many questions So you just buy these cars and let them sit untill you have time to fix them up? What do think is the total value of all vehicles combined? Which one is your favorite? Why so many cars?
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      Are all of these "yours" or do some of them belong to parents, siblings, cousins, etc.?

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      01-01-2015 03:43 PM #4
      This is one of those threads that really puts the C in TCL.

      The '72 Suburban is awesome. Seeing that brings back some memories of a C-10 my dad had.

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      01-01-2015 03:51 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Snaak. View Post
      So many questions So you just buy these cars and let them sit untill you have time to fix them up? What do think is the total value of all vehicles combined? Which one is your favorite? Why so many cars?
      Go ahead and ask them. I won't be buying anything else soon, as I am officially out of space. As for total value, I'm not sure. 50k or less I don't have a favorite really, but I just like collecting cars.

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      This is one of those threads that really puts the C in TCL.

      The '72 Suburban is awesome. Seeing that brings back some memories of a C-10 my dad had.

      Thanks! Starting it up:

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      01-01-2015 04:12 PM #6
      This thread is long overdue Glad to see you're putting this all in one place as I've been intrigued by your collection. Always loved your TR-6 and the Torino wagon was your dad's, no?

      Great thread
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      This thread is long overdue Glad to see you're putting this all in one place as I've been intrigued by your collection. Always loved your TR-6 and the Torino wagon was your dad's, no?

      Great thread
      Yes, the wagon was. I've essentially passed it down to the next generation already. Glad you like the TR6.

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      01-01-2015 05:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      This thread is long overdue Glad to see you're putting this all in one place as I've been intrigued by your collection. Always loved your TR-6 and the Torino wagon was your dad's, no?

      Great thread
      Seriously. i lost track of all the things he had.

      I love your MarkVIII 1985Jetta. You don't see gems like those around here anymore

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      01-01-2015 05:45 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Ermegerd View Post
      Seriously. i lost track of all the things he had.

      I love your MarkVIII 1985Jetta. You don't see gems like those around here anymore
      Definitely love it or hate it looks wise, but it's still fun even with the transmission problems

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      01-01-2015 06:10 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      Meanwhile, in a Boating Lounge forum there is a thread identical to this one made by his neighbor.

      You've got some neat old stuff, 1985Jetta.

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      01-01-2015 06:19 PM #11
      That is a pretty cool albeit random collection. I would've probably sold the majority of them and used the money to try fixing up a couple of them to pristine shape.

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      01-01-2015 06:20 PM #12
      The Odyssey WILL end up getting a power steering pump. Make sure you purchase the update RGL-305RM when you replace it for no power assist at slow speeds.

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      01-01-2015 06:30 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Kind of impressed, kind of need a tetanus shot.
      The 67's bed:
      1967 C10 Bed by FordTorino73, on Flickr

      The 70 is just as bad inside:
      1970 Chevrolet Caprice by FordTorino73, on Flickr

      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Meanwhile, in a Boating Lounge forum there is a thread identical to this one made by his neighbor.

      You've got some neat old stuff, 1985Jetta.
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by Robski92 View Post
      That is a pretty cool albeit random collection. I would've probably sold the majority of them and used the money to try fixing up a couple of them to pristine shape.
      I actually bought the '59 as a parts truck, but I just haven't gotten rid of it yet.

      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      The Odyssey WILL end up getting a power steering pump. Make sure you purchase the update RGL-305RM when you replace it for no power assist at slow speeds.
      I'll keep that in mind...

      Mostly raw video of the GMC:

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      01-01-2015 06:38 PM #14
      Wow... quite the collection!

      I'm kind of confused by the large number of unregistered/not driveable ones. Do you plan on restoring those that need it? If not, what do you do with them? Some pretty sweet carsin there, it's the sheer number that blows me away.

      Do you rent or own space to store these? Where do you work on them?

      If any of these questions are inappropriate feel free to ignore them completely.

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      01-01-2015 06:39 PM #15
      Wow. Impressive collection. Thanks for the write up.

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      01-01-2015 06:48 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by J2G View Post
      Wow... quite the collection!

      I'm kind of confused by the large number of unregistered/not driveable ones. Do you plan on restoring those that need it? If not, what do you do with them? Some pretty sweet carsin there, it's the sheer number that blows me away.

      Do you rent or own space to store these? Where do you work on them?

      If any of these questions are inappropriate feel free to ignore them completely.
      Right now I'm trying to get every one of them in running condition, except for the 1990 Olds until the title is found. I'm not sure about full on restoration. The TR6's restoration took 9 years to complete, and it still isn't quite finished yet (Army). Finally retired so I have time to do stuff now.

      Quote Originally Posted by Pickleheadguy View Post
      Wow. Impressive collection. Thanks for the write up.
      No problem

      Starting the '81, before I figured out how to film everything horizontally with an iPhone:

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      01-01-2015 06:51 PM #17
      Wtf. No Fiero?

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      01-01-2015 06:52 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mooseinabox View Post
      Wtf. No Fiero?
      ALMOST bought a 1986 SE 2M6 automatic for $900, but the frame was bent. There will be one sooner or later.

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      01-01-2015 06:55 PM #19
      That Skylark just looks right.

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      01-01-2015 06:55 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      ALMOST bought a 1986 SE 2M6 automatic for $900, but the frame was bent. There will be one sooner or later.
      '88 or nothing. Lotus suspension, bro.

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      01-01-2015 07:12 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by mooseinabox View Post
      '88 or nothing. Lotus suspension, bro.
      Still deals to be had on 88's.

      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      YESSSSS!

      I want one of those so badly. Drop a 5.9 cummins and air ride in an old fullsize pickup.
      Still plenty to be had. I think a few TCL'ers have 1967 C10's.

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      01-01-2015 07:16 PM #22
      You sure are an interesting dude.
      SS registry owner-emeritus

      Quote Originally Posted by Vee-Dubber-GLI View Post
      NATORabbitCat5PizzaSand

    24. 01-01-2015 07:35 PM #23
      This is a crazy assortment of old vehicles. Lots of GM but you don't restrict yourself to them.
      Americans hate EVs because they grew up with Power Wheels that were glacially slow, ran out of power in 20 minutes and took an entire day to recharge.

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      01-01-2015 07:41 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      You sure are an interesting dude.
      Thanks, I think.

      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      This is a crazy assortment of old vehicles. Lots of GM but you don't restrict yourself to them.
      Yup, majority GM. Actually had three Colonnade cars (Gran Torino competition), but the Ford remains.

      The Skylark:

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      01-01-2015 07:49 PM #25
      man you need to get a place like dave's farm in canada people just drop off their old rust buckets he torches them inhalf makes sweet jumps with them you name it, he has fun
      If you need HIDs to see , then you shouldn't be driving <--sig material

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