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Old 09-24-2019, 10:46 AM   #81
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might look into a grundy policy on the ranger and the rivi, that should help.
I'll do it on my lunch break.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:47 AM   #82
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I pay 300/yr for full coverage on the mustang and my f100.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:52 AM   #83
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Just personal opinion here, but I think it would be a waste of effort and money to put 500hp in that thing. It’ll still be a land barge. Just enjoy it as a cruiser and let something that’s 1000lbs lighter be for performance.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:55 AM   #84
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Just personal opinion here, but I think it would be a waste of effort and money to put 500hp in that thing. Itíll still be a land barge. Just enjoy it as a cruiser and let something thatís 1000lbs lighter be for performance.
that's a good point.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:17 PM   #85
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Just personal opinion here, but I think it would be a waste of effort and money to put 500hp in that thing. Itíll still be a land barge. Just enjoy it as a cruiser and let something thatís 1000lbs lighter be for performance.
This is why I vote turn it into a lowrider or old school Kustom.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:26 PM   #86
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If I did a "lowrider" it would be a bagged car with full size tires and white whalls or something retro on air ride. I'm not a 13" wheels with lace paint kinda guy.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:25 PM   #87
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this weekend has been awesome. Cars been doing great plenty of reactions, and love for the car. One real cool part was when I took the car to ridetech to get weighed and they made a contest out of it. lol

by the way it scaled at 4,555lb

man, I'm so ready to work the rest of the bugs out of it and just really enjoy it as a solid car.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:52 PM   #88
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Very cool! You need to ditch the Bush sticker in favor of a Nixon-Agnew sticker though.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:19 AM   #89
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Very cool! You need to ditch the Bush sticker in favor of a Nixon-Agnew sticker though.
Only reason it's still on there is because my grandpa put it on there 20 years ago.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:41 AM   #90
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So I' fairly certain I found my wheel for the car. Now I just need to pick a size. I'm looking at maybe a 17" staggered fit, like an 8' wide in the front and a 10" in the rear. Coolcat has a wheel fitment tool he's going to let me use to really flush things out. Plan for now is bags, wheels exhaust, then enjoy.




http://us-mags.com/wildcat-u727-w-11243.htm
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:41 AM   #91
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Only reason it's still on there is because my grandpa put it on there 20 years ago.
Ok, that’s pretty cool.

And those wheels are rad. Nice choice.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:51 AM   #92
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Ok, thatís pretty cool.

And those wheels are rad. Nice choice.
I'd like to still rock a white wall with the bigger wheel, but think thats going to be pretty hard to do.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:00 AM   #93
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Save this company's info for future use. They might have the hard to find "widget" you are missing.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pt...004096527.html
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:36 PM   #94
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Save this company's info for future use. They might have the hard to find "widget" you are missing.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pt...004096527.html
DAMN! I wish I'd have found that first.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:09 AM   #95
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Been so busy with work and the family, I've had to put most of my hobbies on hold. When I get a little free time I end up having to pick one over the others to have a little fun. Well Sunday morning I came up with a plan to have double the fun and loaded the Buick up with my rc gear and took a drive to the field. I think the car and the planes got jealous though... The car kicked my ass with a plugged fuel filter, then a few miles down the road a cut fuel line. ended up showing up to the field smelling like gas and dirty. then once there I was letting a friend fly one of my planes and he had a fly away. took over an hour to find the thing. all and all despite everything I did in fact have a great time. I think I'm going to have to do this more often.



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Old 11-06-2019, 03:34 PM   #96
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So I' fairly certain I found my wheel for the car. Now I just need to pick a size. I'm looking at maybe a 17" staggered fit, like an 8' wide in the front and a 10" in the rear. Coolcat has a wheel fitment tool he's going to let me use to really flush things out. Plan for now is bags, wheels exhaust, then enjoy.




http://us-mags.com/wildcat-u727-w-11243.htm
Nice looking replica rallye wheels but I'm sure they are pricey. I want some forged wheels also because they are lighter and stronger. I like the style of advan wheels though I have no extra budget right now.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #98
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Been so busy with work and the family, I've had to put most of my hobbies on hold. When I get a little free time I end up having to pick one over the others to have a little fun.
Paint that thing man! Even if it is just the factory color.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:49 AM   #99
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Paint that thing man! Even if it is just the factory color.
I'd love to, but that's going to be a hell of a project to get this yacht strait enough for paint. Won't have time for that for a while.
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Well things haven't moved as fast on the car as I would have liked but I have been driving it every chance I get. Ad I think I may have found the direction I want to take the build, even though it sounds completely retarded. I want to go with conservative pro touring build. Basically I want it to be a well handling street car that I can have some fun at an autoX here and there. It already has plenty of power, I just need to bring the chassis up to par with the engine. First round of mods being...

*quicker steering gear box
*springs to get it lower
*Limited slip rear end
*larger and wider wheels
*shocks
*sway bars
*EFI system and electronic ignition

I figure with these mods the car will be a riot to drive and look great even looking like hell as it does now. Speaking of how it looks, I'm still trying to figure out where I want to go in that department. Right now I'm leaning toward a deep chocolate brown gloss with gloss black bumpers and trim. But it's going to be a long long time before I start body and paint.

In other Buick related news, I'm proud to say my kid drove it for the first time Saturday. This is a big deal because as I've stated before, my grandma used to sneak me out and taught me to drive this thing when I was 13 years old. My little girl turns 14 next month, so we just made it. we both wanted her to be the same age when she got behind the wheel of this thing. She has driven my 16 GT a decent amount so it's not quite the same for her as it was me, but she was still awe struck by the size and torque of this thing. It was funny to hear her go all Jeremy Clarkson on it with her gripes: "steering's slow, brakes are crap, and it leans way to much into the corners."
But we had so much fun. She's made a list of driving skills she wants mastered before she turns 15, and knowing my kid, she's going to work hard at hitting her goals. All and all best weekend with the car to date. can't wait for the next one.



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