Very cool deals guys
Yeah I felt a little bad about scrapping the 240, but there were so many things ready to go wrong... I forgot to mention that a previous owner had swapped a DOHC motor in it(SOHC was stock) so there were some super half-assed things done under the hood. The rear diff whined under cruising w/ a little throttle input(pinion bearings), the clutch gave me tons of issues bleeding, then leaking, then going out, etc etc, the tires would need replaced soon, a TRE was bad and should have been replaced, the power steering was non-functional(no PS lines), etc etc etc. It was a dumb idea to buy, I hopped on the first thing I found since I wanted to start cutting up my Jeep.
Anyways, as promised... the rest of my vehicle history:
First car was a 94 Camaro Z28, I paid $2200 for it w/ 194k miles on it, just mentioning it because it was my first car. I sold it because I couldn't control myself, got in trouble racing it(stupid I know). So I decided to sell it and get a truck.
I sold it for like $500 plus this 86 Ranger... I kinda knew it was a bad deal but it turned out that the Camaro dropped a valve a couple weeks after I got rid of it
It was at about 199k then
It came w/ those wheels, I sold them w/ tires to some guy w/ a Mustang for about $200, and put some stock wheels w/ all brand new tires on it, got them all for cheap from the Pick N Pull.
I was planning on finishing painting it w/ the charcoal grey BBQ paint.. it was awesome, it felt like sandpaper to the touch
I had that truck when I started my first "non-food related" job at Hall Dodge, one weekend I was on my way to Gloucester to race my RC 1/8 buggy and ended up stranded on the side of I64. Transmission took a dump and it refused to move. I sold it to my Votech teacher for $100 and scrambled to find something immediately.
So a guy I worked w/ had a neighbor getting rid of this 93 2.2L 5speed Plymouth Sundance... he let me pay him $700 over the course of a few weeks $100 to 200 at a time.
It was super gayed up on the inside, but with about $40 worth of new interior parts from the PNP I got the interior incredibly clean and stock looking.
I actually really liked the car(aside from the sparkly homo paint) and it was super simple to work on. I did a few things like spark plugs and replaced a t-stat and whatnot but it was a good cheap reliable vehicle.
So I bought another Sundance! This one was $700 as well but was a 1990 2.5L turbo 3spd auto.
The Turbo Sundance came w/ the wheels that are on my 93, I bought the "crab" wheels as they're called from a friend, painted them up real nice and put them on the turbo car.
I built my own manual boost controller for it and had it running 15psi and it was quite a fun ride! After a few months I got to wanting a Jeep(haha). When it got closer to me actually getting one I had to sell one of the cars... I was stupid and sold the 93... for something like $500 because I had to get rid of it fast.
So then I got my 2003 TJ bone stock, which you can see in my avatar/sig is nowhere near that now
Unfortunately I was stupid and let my sister drive the turbo Sundance and she knocked down a mailbox and light pole w/ it, stuff started going wrong w/ it, it started overheating and she continued to drive it, etc. I ended up scrapping this thing at the same time as the 240SX. I felt really bad about it but I didn't have much choice.