Originally Posted by KC10Chief
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.