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#46 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:01 AM

 

 

 

I do remember GM coming out with the Corvair and Vega which might have been a close second.  :smilewink:

 

 

 

You forgot the all powerful Chevette!!

Did you forget Citations?



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Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:02 AM

From your descriptions, it sounds as though it would have been quicker to pull the engine.



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Posted July 22, 2015 - 08:08 AM

We wish, but yesterday a 2008 Ram with 90k miles came in for state inspection, both rear wheel openings were rusted badly, and that's very common for the '02 - '08. Not picking on Dodge, Nissan, Toyota, Ford and GM all have their issues. They're way better than 15-20 years ago, but they ain't perfect.

 

That's like the Dodge I saw a couple weeks ago, it was an 08 or 09, bed wheel wells were gone.

Then the late 90's-early 2000's Toyota pickups with rotted frames?

 

Did you forget Citations?

 

And lest not we forget about the Cadillac Cimmeron, now that was a piece of work. And the oh so "beautiful" Pontiac Aztec( I think I threw up in my mouth a little typing that)  :D

 

I am GM guy, but they all make good and bad stuff. had their greats and not so greats. We could make lists for them all.

 It's just fun picking on Fords, especially with my inlaws who worked there for years.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 08:36 AM

 

 It's just fun picking on Fords, especially with my inlaws who worked there for years.

I don't know when I've heard anything bad about Studebaker.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 08:45 AM

Did you forget Citations?

Thankfully-  YES!

 

I did get a few 'Citations' from our law enforcement community on a few occasions though..


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:57 AM

I started a roadside bonfire with a Citation once. Burnt to a crisp.

The attending officer stated his intention to ticket me, to which I responded:

'How ya gonna prove I drove it there? Fingerprint what's left of the steering wheel?'
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Posted July 22, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Oh your a clever one, Mr. Grinch!



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Posted July 22, 2015 - 03:35 PM

We wish, but yesterday a 2008 Ram with 90k miles came in for state inspection, both rear wheel openings were rusted badly, and that's very common for the '02 - '08.


Been there done that. I cut the rust off and covered it with after market fender flares

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 03:38 PM

That's like the Dodge I saw a couple weeks ago, it was an 08 or 09, bed wheel wells were gone.
Then the late 90's-early 2000's Toyota pickups with rotted frames?


Oddly enough an American company was producing the frames for the Tacoma. There was a huge lawsuit on that one. Dana had to pay Toyota something like 35 million in damages
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Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Been there done that. I cut the rust off and covered it with after market fender flares

We're not allowed to use duct tape in Pa anymore.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Those early Escorts, Omnis, Gremlins, Pacers, Cavaliers, etc... Not great cars, but OK for their day and time. As for the Aztek, take a look around you, Element, Soul, Cube, Munaro, Rogue, several of the Subaru models, you'll see that the Pontiac was merely ahead of schedule.
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Posted July 22, 2015 - 09:15 PM

We're not allowed to use duct tape in Pa anymore.

Me and my buddy had a long talk tonight about a little scheme. He said something about cars failing inspection for rotted rocker panels. He said they made the laws stricter about rust. Which as you know is common in the snowy northern PA.

He said he knows of 10 cars 400 to 600 each nothing wrong with them but rusty rockers. We talked about each taking a week off work breaking out the car trailer and pulling them down to my house in Ohio.

5000 for the cars. 1000 in transporting them 250 miles in 3 trips. Selling them for 1500 to 3000 down here depending on the car.

We could walk away with a decent profit each. He said in PA you can sell 10 cars a year.

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Me and my buddy had a long talk tonight about a little scheme. He said something about cars failing inspection for rotted rocker panels. He said they made the laws stricter about rust. Which as you know is common in the snowy northern PA.

He said he knows of 10 cars 400 to 600 each nothing wrong with them but rusty rockers. We talked about each taking a week off work breaking out the car trailer and pulling them down to my house in Ohio.

5000 for the cars. 1000 in transporting them 250 miles in 3 trips. Selling them for 1500 to 3000 down here depending on the car.

We could walk away with a decent profit each. He said in PA you can sell 10 cars a year.

That's funny, up here a lot of people buy cars from PA because of less rust, some of the cars and trucks are pretty beat up here and still on the road.



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Posted July 22, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Ohio has no inspections. I have mixed feelings on that. I see cars that look terrible and are probably unsafe on the road. A guy in town has driven a t boned Chevy cobalt 4 door that was actually bent so bad one rear tire didn't always touch the ground.

In my area a lot of people want beater cars that are cheap. That's all I drove to work for years. I always had a nice car or truck but only drove it on weekends and evenings. Going to work I had my beater that I didn't care if I hit deer with. Just beat the panels out and kept driving it. When they got bad enough kr too expensive to repair I parted them out. Sold them or scrapped.

Craigslist always had a huge section of under 3k beater cars that are usually old within a week.

My great uncle passed away two weeks ago. He had 3 cars. 00 caddy 97 buick and a 99 Honda passport. They sold them all for 2500/each within 3 days fielding many calls and emails on them. They were beater style cars except the caddy if was super nice. I wanted to buy it.

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Posted July 22, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Ohio has no inspections. I have mixed feelings on that. I see cars that look terrible and are probably unsafe on the road. A guy in town has driven a t boned Chevy cobalt 4 door that was actually bent so bad one rear tire didn't always touch the ground.

In my area a lot of people want beater cars that are cheap. That's all I drove to work for years. I always had a nice car or truck but only drove it on weekends and evenings. Going to work I had my beater that I didn't care if I hit deer with. Just beat the panels out and kept driving it. When they got bad enough kr too expensive to repair I parted them out. Sold them or scrapped.

Craigslist always had a huge section of under 3k beater cars that are usually old within a week.

My great uncle passed away two weeks ago. He had 3 cars. 00 caddy 97 buick and a 99 Honda passport. They sold them all for 2500/each within 3 days fielding many calls and emails on them. They were beater style cars except the caddy if was super nice. I wanted to buy it.

NY has inspections, but a lot of stuff is considerably laxed compared to PA(I grew up in Denver, PA in northern Lancaster Co.).  As for good engines the good old ford 300ci I6 was hard to  beat although the early fuel injected motors(87-91) leave a little to be desired, I'm a ford guy but I really like the 360 in my 99 RAM2500, I also love the 4door extended cab on that truck. 






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