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Old 10-24-2007, 10:11 PM   #291
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

who needs a nice confertable seat when you have that back there
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:17 AM   #292
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

that's a pretty nice car for a beater! We have three vehicles not counting the bus. Paid around $1,600 for all three of them. I like to buy cars that have a problem like a leaky head gasket or some light body work. Something that people think is a huge deal and it really isn't. I'll get it fixed up in a day or so and drive em til they die! My S-10 is going on 5 years now. I do have a free motor and tranny for it though...
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:01 AM   #293
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

I bought a $200 1989 Honda Civic as a one month car. A year later I'm still driving it with 277,000 miles on the ticker, original engine and all. I've had to do an alternator, battery, brakes, lower balljoint, and CV axle (due to snapping lower balljoint) as well as countless quarts of oil, but all that has been cheap. I'll be damned if I can't kill this car.

Besides...chicks dig a rusted out old shitbucket that pretends it's a pickup full of various pieces and parts for other projects and an exhaust that essentially ends at the manifold.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:09 AM   #294
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My S-10 has 220,000 on the odometer. It won't die. I got a 1993 Honda Accord for $100. All it needed was a master cylinder. That was $70 for the part and a little time. Thing runs great. Everything works. It's the fully loaded one too. Leather, sunroof etc. 202,000 miles. I see stuff on Craigslist all the time. If I need some cash, I'll buy it, fix it in a day or two, and turn right around and sell it on Craigslist again. You can sell beaters on Craigslist quick!
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[hijack] That's good to know because I was thinking about doing that after I get some more of my other stuff out of the way. I've been selling PILES of Toyota truck parts on Craigslist for the Twin Cities. Once I've soaked all I can out of those trucks I'll haul them away for scrap and start a new venture flipping beaters on CL. [/hijack]
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:37 AM   #296
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

not all is good...photos will be added later.

what do you wanna hear about first? the $308.12 i spent on the alternator, or phills car deciding to go for a joy ride without us?

to be continued.......
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #297
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?????

You all ok?
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Well we're both ok, so that's the good part I guess. Now for the not so good parts.

Shortly after Jasons last post we stopped for fuel, at the truck stop we had to make a sharp U turn. When doing so the tow bar on the drivers side pushed through the bumper. The front of the bumper is not flat, its more a sideways W (not the plastic bumper cover - the metal bumper under it, which is not visiable from the outside) the mounting plate on the drivers side pushed into the grove in the front of the bumper. We ended up going to a lowes and getting some steal plate to put between the tow bar attachments and the bumper. We also had to buy a drill, drill bit and cutting disks to get the job done, but it was fairly an easy fix.









About an hour and a half later we were back on the road. At this time we notice that the altanator isn't charging... and it's dark, raining and we're in the mountians. After about 4 hours of driving we found a small town (Breezewood, PA near PA/MD state line) Got a room at about 330am and went to sleep.

Jason woke up at about 9am and went down to the local truckstop/repair place, and as he was turning into the driveway he noticed my car wasn't attached to the bus. He stopped and came back to get me (I was still in bed)

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I had much more typed but the page faild to load, I'm working on retyping it... and I'll try to upload pics again.
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I am on the edge of my seat. Tell more and I hope the car survives. Get pictures.
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Oh noooooooooo...... anxiously awaiting the rest of the story.
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