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Old 02-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #61
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:28 PM   #62
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thats why they are called beaters they need to be beated some more than others
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:39 PM   #63
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Dang Phil! That car has had it rough! Here's my newest beater. Not really a beater, but I did pay cash for it! It's a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. Very nice riding bike! I bought it a little over a week ago and have already put over 700 miles on it!






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Old 02-06-2008, 10:04 AM   #64
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that must be awsome to ride the scoots this time of the year it was sideways rain here on van isle power out etc. enjoy the weather and ill bet that scoot fits in flamebus!
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:02 PM   #65
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Dang Phil! That car has had it rough! Here's my newest beater. Not really a beater, but I did pay cash for it! It's a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. Very nice riding bike! I bought it a little over a week ago and have already put over 700 miles on it!
I wish we could ride motorcycles this time of year, mainly because I want to sell mine... I bought a 93 Yamaha FZR last summer and didn't end up riding it as much as I thought I would. Hopefully I can sell it in the spring.



I took my crown vic to the body shop yesterday, the guy said there was no real good way for him to pull it back straight with his frame rack - it's bent slightly on both sides. He recommended I take it to a frame shop... So today I went to a frame shop, the guy looks at it for about 30 seconds and goes, yep we can fix it; it'll run ya about $500 I told him I'd think about it. I'm not too sure I want to put that kind of money into it, especially when runs and drives fine as is. I think what I'm going to do is wait for the weather to get a little better and hook a chain from the car to the bus (or a tree) and try to slowly pull it back out with my truck. I don't care if it's exact - I just want to be able to mount headlights and a bumper back on it. Then I'll get it aligned and call it good.

In the meantime I found a great deal on another crown vic (at least it seemed like a great deal when I first looked at it..) It's a 99 police interceptor with 123,000 miles on it - body looks great, well just about any crown vic looks great compared to mine. I went and drove it, and it seems to drive ok, has some minor issues but I think I can fix it, so I offered them $1500 for it and they took it.



I've been out in the garage all day messing around with it - braking more things that I'm fixing I think. I just came in to grab some lunch.
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wow cant believe that you can by bufurd b justice cars with push bar and party lights on it still does that thing move-bake the tires looks like fun!
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wow cant believe that you can by bufurd b justice cars with push bar and party lights on it still does that thing move-bake the tires looks like fun!
Yeah it gets up and goes pretty good... Here's a video on Youtube of someone with the same car doing some impressive donuts and drifting.

I ended up selling that cop car the other day. My roommate really wanted it... bad enough to buy it for $500 more than I paid for it. I figure I can use the money to fix my old one... once the snow melts (whenever that is)
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Here is Fifer and My "Beater". 1992 Toyota Corolla. Actually it was our home prior to our bus purchase.
It's been in 41 states and lots and lots of miles.



It is currently in need of struts (all four are completely gone), a timing belt replacement, it's front mirror has been ripped off, the driver's side rear passenger's door does not open and is currently rusted shut. The driver's side window only goes down (not up) and it's manual windows. It is in dire need of new tires (to the point of being unsafe). It's rusting through the floor, and it currently leaks antifreeze (we aren't driving it at the moment). But it still has a decent AC and new brakes, and makes 35-41 miles to the gallon in it's current state. And should be good for around 180,000 more miles. But we'll probably end up junking it because of the rust and expense to repair.

Don't worry, we're going to take MUCH better care of the bus. We've been letting this car slowly go as we're ready to junk it for a replacement toad. We're thinking a Mercedes diesel wagon, (300 series.) but I may end up putting a gasoline motor kit on my bicycle and get Fifer the scooter she's always wanted.
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I dig the AE92 Corolla. Most of the stuff you have listed isn't all that serious other than the rust. I would also probably confront the strut issue if you plan to keep the car. Worn out struts pound the mounts leading to ever more expensive repairs. Check out the pricing on Monroe Quick Strut assembles. They come preassembled with all new parts. It takes probably 15 minutes to swap a strut out with them. All that's left then is the alignment.

Coolant isn't a big concern and is probably an easy fix provided it isn't the head gasket. Is it leaking or are you just losing fluid? Also, the timing belt SHOULD probably be replaced, but it is a freewheeling engine so were it to break it would only leave you stranded instead of stranded with a grenaded engine.

Cool beater. It reminds me of my Honda.
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here is a shot of my back shop there is a few cars in it can you name them all? good luck timbuk
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