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What cars have you owned?

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:14 p.m.
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What vehicles have you owned. Whats their story? Heres my mine, you can just look at the pictures, or read it. I probably wont read yours.

Ill start from the beginning.

My racing career started a little after I turned 17. I was tired of hiding all the damage I caused to my parents cars, so I desided to start wrecking my own.

I purchased this bad boy. (Trying to mimick my dads "first car picture" from the 70s)

Its a 1991 Subaru Loyale. American import, it had 98 000 miles on it, 5spd, with selectable 4x4.I paid $1100 for it! A real mans car. It did 0-60 in about 16 seconds, 1/4 miles in around 30 seconds. But you couldn't slow those little 13"s down. At 180-190 kms/hour down the island highway, it felt like I was surfing a concrete wave caused by "The Big One".

Anyway, it didn't take me long to wreck that car, and not from an accident.

Dave has a couple pretty respectable pictures from the Triple Crown Ripper 2 years ago. They may turn up. Anyway, Sold it too some dude from Williams lake for $800 as is. But only because I had already aquired my newest whip!

Enter: 1985 Ford F250.

This thing was a piece of shit. Sure, on paper it looked great! 198 000 kms, 4speed standard, 4x4, stock on 31s, Fuel Injected 302…. But none of that mattered. I paid $2000 for a good running truck. Lost another $3000 trying to keep it a good running truck.

Here it is in North Van!

I ditched it here for 2 weeks because I couldnt afford to tow it home. Double parked in, slashed front tires, not running. Me and a buddy got it going at 5am and did a quick lawn job before we left. Driving it on rims to a tire shop. I sold it for $500.

After enjoying at least a couple weeks with the Ford, I could be heard saying, "I will never drive anything but a v8 again" So….. I bought a 1976 Buick Century from Knowles on the board. $275 and a set of Hope M4s.

Not much to say here. It had a 350/350 combo. All leather interior, rallye wheels, rallye steering wheel, t-tops (leaky), floor shift, buckets. Was a pretty fly ride. Nothing bad ever happened to me in it except losing the brakes once. I sold it because something was missing in my life, subaru….

ENTER! 1993 Subaru Loyale 2
I dont have any picture of what it looked like when I first got it, but it was actually pretty nice. It was a dark charcoal color, 260 000kms, 5spd, 4x4. The interior was absolutely mint. I said to my friends, "Im going to keep this one nice, real nice, I promise". I'll let the pictures explain what happened.


Ya I wrecked it. Best $750 I ever spent.

I the middle of the 2nd subaru dynasty I somehow for some reason purchased a 1979 Dodge 200 Camerized Van from my dad. It looked like EVERY other camper van, light brown/tan colour. Some nifty stripes down the side. And rusty. So I made it unique. I still havent finnished it, maybe one day Ill put a spoiler on it.

In case you want to know about the supplies behind the masterpiece, a litre or two of tremclad flat black canned paint, rollers, trays, no masking tape, beef jerkey and presidents choice cola.

I used the Van a ton over the summer, saved 1000s of dollars in accomidations and provided a pretty pimp base camp for race weekends in far away places. The suby was still getting abused, still running, still ugly.

This is where the surrey stage of my life begins. Im just fighting out of it now.
I went and bought a dirtbike I only rode around my complex with my skate lid, wife beater (way to small), and track pants.

Still, I wasn't surrey enough for my poor nabours. (Town house complex btw).
I went and spent $200 on this baby.

1987 Volkswagen Fox. 2 Door coupe, 4 spd, blown struts all the way around.
Thank god for devine intervention, I almost became a volkswagen guy. So close. One day I woke up and realized thats the worst car Ive owned. That was about a month ago. Its for sale for $200 without the wheels. I put a $350 new exhaust on it. Thats it.

Heres my new baby, I PROMISE I'll keep this on nice. I swear.
1987 Subaru XT Turbo GL-10.

To be continued…..

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:21 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2005

First vehicle was a 1989 GMC S-15..

Then I moved on to these in order from first to current project.

I missed the first jetta coupe so I bought another. Its my current daily driver / project.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:22 p.m.
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Ugh ok, so here's the ones I remember:

76 camaro
74 beetle
68 beetle
88 tercel
70 charger 500
79 ramcharger
88 sunbird
89 mazda 323
97 cherokee
92 F350 diesel
96 Corsica
90 S10
72 super beetle
96 Dakota
02 Impala

There may be others.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:23 p.m.
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Joined: April 8, 2005

91 ford ranger then a 98 ram 1500, pics later

:ireland: Pickem-up Truck

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:26 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 17, 2004

Ugh ok, so here's the ones I remember:

76 camaro
74 beetle
68 beetle
88 tercel
70 charger 500
79 ramcharger
88 sunbird
89 mazda 323
97 cherokee
92 F350 diesel
96 Corsica
90 S10
72 super beetle
96 Dakota
02 Impala

There may be others.

Thats a pretty good list you got going there. Over how many years?

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:29 p.m.
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Thats a pretty good list you got going there. Over how many years?

21 or so years.

I tend to change cars like women change their shoes. Selling the Impala in the spring and taking the wife's 04 Civic and buying her something new.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
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Joined: June 10, 2004

91 camaro
91 chev pick up
81 camaro
99 blazer
01 sunfire
99 grand am
01 chev pick up
o2 GMC extended cab
01 Jeep TJ
98 vw golf
I think thats it…..all I can remember right now

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:34 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 17, 2004

91 camaro
91 chev pick up
81 camaro
99 blazer
01 sunfire
99 grand am
01 chev pick up
o2 GMC extended cab
01 Jeep TJ
98 vw golf
I think thats it…..all I can remember right now

Cougar cars.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:35 p.m.
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SHe's too young to be a cougar.

A MILF on the other hand …..

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:35 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2005

91 camaro
91 chev pick up
81 camaro
99 blazer
01 sunfire
99 grand am
01 chev pick up
o2 GMC extended cab
01 Jeep TJ
98 vw golf
I think thats it…..all I can remember right now

Do you still have that golf? Its a pretty rare color and I think yours is the only one ive seen on the island.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:37 p.m.
Posts: 325
Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

i dont have pics but i can post stories

Car number 1.)

1988 pontiac optima. got it when i was 15 i think learned stick on it (omg illegal driving!!). rolled it the first day i got my licesne…. damn put a full tank of gas in that fucker.

car number 2.)
1989 nissan pulsar.. this car is super lame i dont want to talk about me ever owning it

car number 3.)
1986 suzuki samurai, this thing was sweet had a lockrigh locker in the back and practically went anywhere traction permiting. it blew a timing belt and then the crankshaft key fuckt up.. sold it to someguy

car number 4.) 91 suzuki samurai.. project.. came in pieces, assembled never drove it then sold it.

car number 5.) 79 datsun 620 king cab. got it off huckster doofus. this truck was mega pimp got it and looked like a total beater! loved it from the minute i saw it
looked like this the day i got it.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Sooke/?action=view[HTML_REMOVED]current=P1010194.jpg

looked like this at the end
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Sooke/?action=view[HTML_REMOVED]current=DSCF0012.jpg

car 6.)
88 honda civic. the computer was fuckt so everynow and then it woul ddie and id have to unplug the battery for a minute then would start back up.. adventure car to say the least.

car 7.) 83 toy pickup.. piece of shit. holley carb manual choke. 33x13.50 baja claw bias plys. cracked frame only had 2 good body mounts.. horrible death wobble.. drove on it and parted it out.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Sooke/?action=view[HTML_REMOVED]current=gtp3.jpg

car 8.)
81 toyota corolla. got it had a blown headgasket changed it only to realize it only ran on 3 cylinder traded it for car number 9

car number 9.) 84 honda prelude
dual carbs.. no tailights no shocks.. so fun rallyin out to portrenfrew in this.. so many jumps without shocks! sold it to my friend

car number 10.

86 yota extra cab. 35s 5.29s solid fornt diff… this truck is sweet.. my brother wanted it really bad so i blew the motor and sold it to him.. now i have to put in a new motor but my bros givin me money.

car 11. 74 datsun 620..
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Sooke/?action=view[HTML_REMOVED]current=datsun1-1.jpg
passenger body mounts are shot gunna fix those next month.. came with all original documents and has not a single scratch in or on the bed.. this will get the full treatment from me.. updated pics to follow as they develope.

did i miss anything?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:42 p.m.
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Joined: June 10, 2004

yeah I still have the Golf….had a close call I got hit my a logging truck in september and it held up lol tough little thing :P
and awwwwww i'm flattered I get to be a milf now lol ….and even more flattered that i'm "not old enough to be a cougar" :) xox……..
and my 91 camaro was only 4 years old when I got it …it was a pretty fancy car at the time :P lol

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:43 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 16, 2003

71 Pinto
77 Camaro
75 Chev 1/2 ton 4x4
80 Pinto (was going to get a V8 conversion but…)
69 Dodge Dart
71 Ford F150
69 Olds Cutlass (455…goodbye tires)
79 Capri
77 Chev 1/2 ton 4x4
84 Nissan Pulsar
93 Ford Aerostar Cargo van
91 Chev Cavalier Z24
99 Sonoma pickup
01 VW Golf TDI (wife's)
03 Ford Ranger
04 Nissan Pathfinder (wife's)
07 F150
07 Ford Edge (wife's)

Over the past 26 years.

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:48 p.m.
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Joined: March 7, 2004

80 Civic (paid $250 for the car…$592 for 3 months insurance thanks to 2 accidents in my mom's car)
79 Chevette
76 Ventura $75 it had flames on the front and a canada flag on the roof, it was sweet
79 Dodge pickup
84 Ranger
82 Civic
84 Ranger (the same one)
94 Silverado

Nov. 23, 2007, 5:48 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 16, 2003

I purchased this bad boy. (Trying to mimick my dads "first car picture" from the 70s)

Looks like you were trying to mimic his hairstyle from the 70's too.

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