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Daimond in the rough
« on: July 08, 2017, 09:18:50 PM »
In my neighbors house. There`s chit buried everywhere.
He has to clean up so im in and scrounging first, cause I need more chit Bslap
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 09:24:42 PM »
is that one of those 2 strokes you were lookin for.

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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:42:20 PM »
No the car.
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 12:15:48 AM »
I can't see enough of the car to make it out.   What kind of engine I that on the ground?   Diesel? 

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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 01:12:17 AM »
Engine looks like a 220 cummins. Put that is the car for a torque monster rat rod.

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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 05:34:28 PM »
Is that a 60's-70's era muscle car with twin hood scoops? GTO?  headscratch
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:20:01 PM »
1971 Mustang fastback with just a little cash and a good buff =
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 10:03:54 PM »
So? Are you gonna get it?

In about 89' I coulda bought a near mint Mach I for $400. I was at a friends place and it was sitting across the street. I was looking it over and a man came out of the house and asked if I was interested in the car. I of course said yes. It was his sons who had moved across country and left it there.
It had no carb. That was all that was wrong with it. At the time I didn't have two nickles to rub together.
I still kick myself over not getting that car.
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 10:30:45 PM »
So? Are you gonna get it?

In about 89' I coulda bought a near mint Mach I for $400. I was at a friends place and it was sitting across the street. I was looking it over and a man came out of the house and asked if I was interested in the car. I of course said yes. It was his sons who had moved across country and left it there.
It had no carb. That was all that was wrong with it. At the time I didn't have two nickles to rub together.
I still kick myself over not getting that car.

I know that feeling. I recall the exact same situation. I was all of 16 or 17 and making something like $2.65 an hour in my summer job at the local hdw. A co-worker had a 1963 split window vette that was really beat, but was running, and he drove it. I recall it also had side pipes. Anyway the guy was selling it for $1,500. It might as well have been a million bucks to me. Even if I had wanted it as a minor my dad would have had to sign for it which no way in heck was that ever gonna happen. I have never forgotten that one. Another that I almost had pop talked into was a 1941 Ford 1/2T pickup. The truck was super straight and totally operational and was being shown at a local car show. I had the money too, something like $2000 maybe 1979-1980. I had the old man on the ropes and I was sure I had the hook set on pop and damned if he didn't spit the hook on me at the last minute. That one hurt more than the vette, it was absolutely what would be called a survivor today.
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 12:31:58 AM »
Ya UB, it's definitely something that eats at you whenever you think about the what ifs.
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 06:48:15 PM »
I'm a chevy guy but a forest green 5.0 fox body is what broke my heart when I realized I should have bought it. It sat in a concrete drive way hardly being driven, until the rear windshield was smashed out. It was a clean car other than that, and I know it when for cheap. It would have needed less work than my camino, I know it would would have been an awesome car to drive

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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 07:42:49 PM »
Ya UB, it's definitely something that eats at you whenever you think about the what ifs.
Yep, one day I'll look back and think, why did I ever get rid of that Sundance! lolx

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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 08:14:31 PM »
Mmmmmm I don`t think so Mudds Bslap.
And no I`m passing this one on.
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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2017, 08:32:36 PM »
After having 220+  cars go through my hands,  I can barely think where to comment on this, maybe it was the 58 Studebaker Hawk, or the 59 Retractable Fairlane, or the 69 Sport Fury X Nebraska State Patrol car offered to me the week of my wedding for $150.  So what is the car back in the trees? A Mustang, really?


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Re: Daimond in the rough
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 08:41:34 PM »
Ya UB, it's definitely something that eats at you whenever you think about the what ifs.
Yep, one day I'll look back and think, why did I ever get rid of that Sundance! lolx

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Re: Daimond in the rough
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