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post #196 of 230 Old 12-02-2012, 11:06 PM
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Back when I just had the coil overs installed.

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The rear rims / tires. Custom iForged rims. The rims were just over $5,000 and the brakes were just under $2,000.

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Literally... I had pallets of parts. Every piece was disassembled and coated.

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I'll either drive this thing for ever or set it on fire. Ill never get back 1/20th the money I put into it. Lmao.
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post #197 of 230 Old 12-02-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I had the money to do that.

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post #198 of 230 Old 12-02-2012, 11:31 PM
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I wish I had the money to do that.
I'm just glad I learned a very valuable lesson at a young age. I will never again deal with building another car. Granted I know that everything is done 100% on this and no corners were cut, it isn't worth the head ache or all my time in my opinion. I get no satisfaction from saying "I spent 5 years building that". I get satisfaction of saying "that's mine and I love it". From here on out, I'll either buy completed projects or a nice car and do simple mods to it. I know 99% of this forum has the complete opposite stance on building cars, but that's just me. I'll still do my own simple stuff... IE rotate the tires, change spark plugs, or brake pads if I have the time. But I would never do another project to this magnitude.
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post #199 of 230 Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 PM
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the car I wish I can have is a 1960s mopar (Dodge or plymouth) with the 426ci hemi with a 4sp. Im speaking in general.

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post #200 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 01:35 AM
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My first car in 1980, a 66 fastback Mustang (sorry no pics)
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post #201 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 01:40 AM
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I'm just glad I learned a very valuable lesson at a young age. I will never again deal with building another car. Granted I know that everything is done 100% on this and no corners were cut, it isn't worth the head ache or all my time in my opinion. I get no satisfaction from saying "I spent 5 years building that". I get satisfaction of saying "that's mine and I love it". From here on out, I'll either buy completed projects or a nice car and do simple mods to it. I know 99% of this forum has the complete opposite stance on building cars, but that's just me. I'll still do my own simple stuff... IE rotate the tires, change spark plugs, or brake pads if I have the time. But I would never do another project to this magnitude.
Yeah, we are restoring my buds 71 chevelle malibu currently and its a slow painstaking process. He only needs to spend another 2k to actually get it driving. But its still a pain in the ***. We started it like 2.5 years ago. Its fun of youre helping a bud but I dont think I'd do it by myself.
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post #202 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 08:05 AM
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Wish I still had my Cobra.. I guess I dont feel to bad because I now have a ZO6..

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post #203 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM
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post #204 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 12:07 PM
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Wish I still had my Cobra.. I guess I dont feel to bad because I now have a ZO6..
Love the 03-04 cobras. It's in my favorite car color too! Personally, I would have kept the cobra Not a vette guy myself.

Though I do plan on picking up a 95 cobra when the time arises. Just gotta find a clean one.
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post #205 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 05:07 PM
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Wish I still had my Cobra.. I guess I dont feel to bad because I now have a ZO6..

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post #206 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 PM
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I had a 1968 Ford LTD . It was aqua and seated me and 5 girls in high school. It had a 390, was plenty fast and in amazing original condition. I got pissed about having to put a starter, aleternator or whatever in every few months and sold it. I wish I had it back. It was a very fun original car. Nothing super special but would have been a good one to customize a little at a time!

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post #207 of 230 Old 12-07-2012, 10:32 PM
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I had a 69 GT Torino with a 390 and factory posi when I was in High School (late 80's). That thing would flat haul. We broke a 140mph speedo in it (long straight highway).
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post #208 of 230 Old 12-08-2012, 02:27 AM
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Wish I still had my Cobra.. I guess I dont feel to bad because I now have a ZO6..
This is just my opinion, but I think you're bat **** crazy for getting rid of that Cobra and getting a ZO6. I would have done it in reverse order. Haha.

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post #209 of 230 Old 12-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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1985 GMC Sierra 1500

It was a total rustbucket when I got it. My dad bought it to haul well water back in '96 or so and a few years later it began stumbling and dying as you drove it. We attempted to give it a tune-up (spark plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, etc...) but the fuel line had a kink in it and when replacing the fuel filter we must have split the metal fuel line up by the carburetor inlet. When we ran it after the tune-up it ran fine for about 15 seconds before the underhood burst into flames from the gasoline spilling onto the exhaust manifolds. Grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out and there it sat for about 2 years. In 2000 I called up a shop in Sunnyland and had them tow it and re-wire the underhood and surprisingly it ran However, it still had the stumbling and dying issue. I finally figured out it was the fuel pump that had gone bad so I bought a new one for it, installed it, and it ran great after that.

After my '94 Oldsmobile Achieva took a huge crap on me (2.3 Quad-four POS had a cracked head and eventually blew a rod at 54,000 miles) I cut my wrenching teeth on that old beater truck, fixing it, tuning the carburetor, installing a new cam, lifters, crankshaft, clutch, installed a Holley 390(?) 4 barrel carburetor, you name it. I also removed most of the emissions crap. There were vacuum lines galore always splitting, falling off, not sealing correctly, etc... It had a 4.3 V6 backed by a 4 speed manual transmission with a "granny" low gear. Ran great when I sold it for $600 to a guy I worked with at the time *sigh* It looked mostly like this:



Except it was just midnight blue, not two tone. With all of the work done to it and the Holley carburetor it was surprisingly quick, too. Beat a few ricers with it and buried the 85 mph speedometer a few times Not bad for a beat up rustbucket truck.
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post #210 of 230 Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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1976ish cj5 304 t18 d20 2.5" lift

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2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
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