Your Other or Former Rides

Bow_Tied

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Dec 21, 2014
453
London, ON
Just picked up this '87
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northcreek

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Jan 15, 2012
2,912
WNY
A while ago I promised to post some pics of my dedicated yard plow vehicle, 87 Samurai on a shortened 77 Blazer chassis with 3/4 ton running gear.
These are three stages of evolution: 1. when first finished as a project with my then 15 year old son, 2. As a track truck with 44" swampers(son's Area 51MX track), 3. now freshly rebuilt as my yard plow truck.....Mike.
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found one more with the 44" swampers
 
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Sneakycyber

Registered Member
Oct 30, 2017
21
Ohio
This is my 1999 Chevrolet Blazer I had for 11 Months until someone went left of center and I had to avoid a head on collision.
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Aaaand After. I had to crawl out the drivers window. I got 4 stitches in my right knee from getting cut on the glass crawling out. Nothing else was hurt. Hence why I bought a Trailblazer ( I just hope it fairs as well should the need ever arise to put it on its lid)
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Here is a picture of it at the Tow yard.

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Mooseman

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Dec 4, 2011
22,325
Ottawa, ON
Here's me on my other passion at a time when there was snow and it was running. Right now, there is not enough snow and I don't have a starter in it.Mooseman_MP.jpg

And here it is just the week before. The one on the left is mine.

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rizzo20

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I was digging through some old hard drives and found some of my former rides.

Not road legal but sometimes saw the roads, my custom lifted EZ-GO electric golf cart.100_3913.JPG

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1993 Saab 9000 Turbo
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...And my first GMT 360 My 2007 Trailblazer LT
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OK, this last one I didn't own or drive (maybe a few times) but I was in charge of it because I was the Conductor :biggrin:
1970's EMD SD-40 Locomotive(s)
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Shaw520

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Sep 20, 2017
289
Northeast
Other ride

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Other ride
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BrianF

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Jul 24, 2013
982
West central Sask.
Here is my rez rocket and my 3500. Second is my filthy 5 horse hooked up. Getting to be time for a new one.
 

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HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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Had the DD out for an adventure this weekend

My buddy got married so we had a lil cruise to and from the ceremony. His family is obviously into GTOs, but we had some variety and a damn good time.
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Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
12,798
Got the toy out of storage and back in my own driveway. No room in the garage yet - it is still too full of boxes n crap. The most it had moved in the last 2 years was about 100 ft. Got it out of the storage unit, tires were still within 2 psi or so of perfect. Dropped the charged battery in it and nam it fired right up.

I have driven it every day to work this week. It needs a good cleaning but a quickie $5 wash took care of the dust n grime from the storage unit pretty quickly.

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mcsteven

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Apr 18, 2012
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Here is the story of Blüe Longroof

Well, been away for a while but looking now at another GMT360. So this isn't an OTHER vehicle, this is the current vehicle. It's a 99 Ford Taurus wagon. It's got a 3.0 L DOHC V-6 rated at 200 hp. It's got auto climate control, 6 disc changer, and all the usual power accessories. Everything works on it. It came with a 3rd row fold down rear facing seat. When I bought it there was about 110K on the odometer, and it came with all the service records. All done by the Ford dealer where it had been bought other than tires and washes (yup, came with receipts for car washes). I was pretty familiar with the model having owned two others previously. Taking it for a test drive, I noticed a slip in the transmission. The seller was with me, and told me sheepishly that, "yeah, there's a transmission problem." So after driving a few different ways, I told him that I'd like it, but I'm honest. I told him I was pretty sure it wasn't the trans but just a $20 sensor. He was adamant that the dealership told him the trans needed about $1500 of work. The car was very clean, but he'd let maintenance other than LOFs go for about 2 years since he believed it needed a transmission. He was asking $1500 for the car. I offered him $250. He seemed insulted, but I told him that if it needed a transmission, it wasn't worth much more. We settled on $350. I ordered the vehicle speed sensor ($24 delivered), installed it, and the problem was solved.

(Just after buying it)
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I then went through everything that needed maintenance. I changed the oil and filter with Mobil 1 full synthetic and a Wix filter. I dropped the trans pan and replaced the filter and about 7 quarts of Motorcraft ATF. Replaced the front springs and struts with the pre-assembled components. Replaced the front ball joints and inner and outer tie rods. Rear shocks, brake pads and discs at all 4 corners, fuel filter, air filter were next; the plugs and wires were in good condition so I haven't replaced those yet. Got a package deal on the 6 strut supports that hold open the hood, rear glass, and rear hatch door. About 10 minutes to put them all on even with a hand that doesn't work well.

(Getting the suspension work done)
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The headlights were pretty fogged up, so I grabbed some 600 and 1200 grit wet sand paper and some UV clear coat. Took about 2 hours to do the headlights and front turn signal lenses.

(Before and after headlights (but not washed))
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During the timeframe of updating it, a potential client contacted me needing some computer work. I used to advertise that partial trade was a possibility depending on what they were offering to trade. After consulting, he asks me if I'd be open to trade. He has a restaurant but it was over 80 miles from me. He doesn't have much else to trade, asking if I needed anything. "Unless you've got Nikon camera equipment or wheels for an older Ford Taurus, I'm not interested." He had recently sold his SHO. Kept the Mille Miglia aftermarket wheels. The tires on them were the same outside diameter as the OEM recommended size. Done deal. After I put the wheels on I got a cam bolt kit installed and a 4 wheel alignment done.

(New wheels)
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A client that installs mobile electronics and vehicle accessories had me bring my car into the shop at Christmas time. His crew tinted the rear doors, cargo area, and hatch windows. When it came time to move, we still had a balance (we did a lot of trade). So he had me bring the car in again and sat with me to discuss. He couldn't find a faceplate to replace the OEM stereo and I didn't want to add one to the glove box or under the dash. I was fine with the OEM since I mostly streamed any way. He suggested removing the 3rd row seat where he could build a custom box for a Kenwood sub, replace the original speakers in the front doors and hatch door with 2 piece Kenwoods, add a few Kenwood amps, and a direct input as well as a bluetooth input. Bluetooth might not sound as good as a decent stereo, but it's a lot better than just the stock unit. He also added an inverter, integrating it so it's not just sitting there. I have a custom center console (ver 1.0, replacing sometime after health crisis with ver 2.0) that houses my scanner, CB, switches, AT temp, oil pressure, and volt gauges, switches, 3x DC outlet, 2x USB outlet (+ 2 on the inverter), 2 cup holders, locking storage with armrest, and the aforementioned inverter.

(New tint, before new wheels installed)
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(New sub and amps, during install prior to rear seat reinstall and cover/grille custom
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That move meant it was getting loaded up. Sold just about everything, loaded the car up - hard cargo container on the roof, cargo area, with back seat folded down, front passenger floor, and a cooler on the front passenger seat. No problems whatsoever from San Francisco, CA to Hartford, CT. Being a California car all it's life until last Fall, the underside is virtually rust free. The body is rust free and it has only a couple of small door dings, a simple scratch on the driver's door, and a scuff at the back bumper.

(New wheels, hard cargo carrier installed, unloaded)
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(At Bonneville Salt Flats, loaded up)
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(It needed to be washed, but I liked this shot)
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Well, now that I'm moved I'm looking at another GMT360. Most likely scenario will be selling the Ford after I've bought a truck. Not sure. Here though, has been the story of Blüe Longroof.
 
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Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
3,080
Ohio
Time for an update of mine since all my other pix were removed due to me closing my photobucket account...

In 2008, I sold my Shaved and Juiced 1994 Gen II Dodge Dakota to get the SS. The Dakota was my first "project" vehicle that catapulted me into the modified world.

I dont have pix of my other daily rides while i had the Dakota but those were you typical "grandparents" type family vehicles. 1990 and a 1997 Cutlass Cierra.

My first daily (that I have pix of) since the SS is a garage queen was my mothers 2001 Grand Prix GT. By far THEE BEST VEHICLE my family and I have ever owned and if it wasn't for the northern rust that is common in the salt states, it would still be on the road today.

Next would be my '14 RS LTZ Chevy Cruze that I bought when the Grand Prix had to go. I got rid of this car due to the lack of "performance" (1.4L Turbo) if you will, but i sure miss the gas mileage it got. Surprisingly, the Cruze had the best interior room for me out of all of my vehicles.

Now my current daily is my '14 LTZ 2LZ Chevy Malibu 2.0L Turbo and this thing scoots! For a little 4 cylinder turbo I'm very impressed with the almost 300 hp/300 tq and put up a respectable 14 second 1/4 mile time at the track (equal to the SS when it was stock). Little bit more thirsty than the Cruze was, but my performance fix is there and she is pretty stylish too.104_0415.jpg104_0428.jpg20130926_140853.jpg20150308_125225.jpg20151012_141910.jpg20170218_162554.jpg20170409_143844.jpg
 

TollKeeper

Platinum Donor
Dec 3, 2011
6,711
Brighton, CO
Just seeing what everyone has owned in their history of vehicle ownership..

I realized today.. I have owned a LOT of vehicles..

1929 Plymouth Opera Sedan Black
1933 Plymouth 3 Window Yellow
1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Black
1969 Plymouth Satellite Silver
1969 Plymouth Satellite Convertible Red
1969 Chevy Camaro RS/SS Orange
1979 Toyota Corona Wagon Brown
1981 Cadillac Coupe Deville (2nd car) Canary Yellow
1983 Lincoln Continental Blue
1984 Dodge Colt Vista (1st car, abandoned) Silver
1984 Subaru GL Brown
1984 Datsun 720 4x4 Silver
1984 Datsun B210 Sedan Yellow
1985 Chrysler 5th Ave Blue
1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham Blue
1985 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Burgundy
1986 Pontiac 6000 STE Cream
1987 Pontiac 6000 LE Silver
1987 Volkswagen Caddy Diesel Yellow
1987 Volkswagen Jetta Silver
1988 Volkswagen Jetta Blue
1988 Pontiac Grand Am Burgundy
1988 Buick Skylark T-Type Black Out Edition Burgundy
1988 Jeep Wagoneer Limited Blue
1988 Eagle Premier White
1989 Pontiac 6000 STE All Wheel Drive Blue
1989 Cadillac Allante Red
1989 Pontiac ASC McLaren Turbo Grand Prix 20th Anniversary Red
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia White
1989 Buick Century Estate Wagon Yellow
1990 Pontiac ASC McLaren Turbo Grand Prix Red
1991 Acura Integra RS (Totaled) White
1992 Chevy Camaro RS 25th Anniversary Red
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Blue
1992 Chevy Corsica Burgundy
1993 Chevy Corsica Burgundy
1992 Subaru Legacy Brown
1993 Subaru Legacy Silver
1993 Chevy Cavalier VL Burgundy
1995 Chevy Silverado Diesel Burgundy
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer White
2000 GMC Yukon Denali (OBS) Gold
2001 Chevy Tahoe Gold
2001 Pontiac Aztek GT AWD (Current) Green
2004 Acura MDX Gold
2004 GMC Envoy XUV (Current) Silver
2005 Buick Rendezvous Cream
2006 Mercury Montego Premier Silver
2006 Cadillac Escalade Gold
2006 Chevy Avalanche ChooChoo Customs Fade Burgundy
2006 Saab 9-7x 5.3i (Current) Silver
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca (1st new car, leased) Silver

Im sure there are probably another 15-20 that I am forgetting... Thats 52.. I never realized until this moment I have owned more cars, than I am old (45)! And those are only the ones that I can remember. Ask me about a certain car, and I can answer it.. Ask me about my wife.. And you will likely get a blank stare LOL

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27 GM
9 Plymouth/Jeep/Chrysler
4 Subaru
4 VW
3 Ford
2 Datsun/Nissan
2 Acura/Honda
1 Toyota

Of all those, my favorites were the 1981 Cadi Coupe Deville, and the 1983 Lincoln Conitnental

Identical of my Cadi - Big Block 6.0 8-6-4
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1983 Lincoln Continental - All this is is a 4 door Ford Mustang GT
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Blckshdw

Likes lights and stuff
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Nov 20, 2011
10,228
Tampa Bay Area, FL
lol, that's crazy. Mine is pretty short, and not that sweet.

1989 Dodge Dynasty - Champaign
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - Silver
2005 Chevy Trailblazer EXT - Light Tarnished Silver Metalic
 

cornchip

Hobbyist
Jan 6, 2013
597
Lets see....

1980 Ford F100 Shrort Box Stepside Custom (black)
1989 Jeep Yj Wrangler Base (black and repainted ceramic grey) (bought new....still under restoration and the one with the 4200)
1993 Suzuki TS200R
1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham (Lt Green Landau)
1988 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham (metallic tan)
1951 Willys CJ3A (Grey......resting in the forest.....unsure if I'll get to it....why did I buy it??)
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom (Lt Blue)
1987 Jeep Yj Wrangler (black and parted out)
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT (says it was green....but I thought different??)
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (maroon and my current driver bought new)
 
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Mooseman

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Dec 4, 2011
22,325
Ottawa, ON
I was pretty sure there was another thread, found it and you actually posted to in 2011, so I have merged them.

I know, the old thread was more for pictures but trying to keep it all together. Here's one of my former rides. 1978 Z28 350 BW 4 spd

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TollKeeper

Platinum Donor
Dec 3, 2011
6,711
Brighton, CO
I knew there was a thread.. Couldnt find it.. I guess my Search-Foo sucks today!
 
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azswiss

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May 23, 2021
361
Tempe, AZ
OK . . .

1967 VW Beetle
1976 Suzuki TS90
1982 Honda CB750F
1985 Ford Bronco II Sport
1982 BMW R80
1994 Suburban K1500
1966 BMW R50 (still here)
1985 Jeep CJ7 (still here)
2000 Volvo XC70
2003 Suburban K1500 (still here)
2006 Volvo XC70 (still here)
 

Mooseman

Master Blaster
Moderator
Dec 4, 2011
22,325
Ottawa, ON
Gonna have to shake the cobwebs for this one...

1973 Caprice 350 2bbl (dad's)
1976 Pontiac Ventura L6 250 (mom's)
1978 Camaro Type LT 350 auto
1980 Chevy Citation Iron Duke (ugh)
1981 Pontiac Phoenix with blown 2.8 swapped in above's 2.5 Iron Duke (more ugh)
1978 Camaro Z28 350 4 spd
1980 Malibu wagon 305 auto
1980 S10 PU 2.8 5 spd
1982 S10 Blazer 2 dr. 2.8 auto
1989 Corsica 2.8
1993 S10 Blazer 4 dr. 4.3 auto (still have it as a rotting farm ornament)
2000 S15 Jimmy 4 dr. 4.3 auto
2002 TrailBlazer EXT LT 4.2
2006 Saab 9-7x 5.3
2007 TrailBlazer LS 4.2 (current)
2011 Caprice 6.0 (current)
2008 Avalanche LTZ 6.0 (very short stay)
2021 GMC Sierra 3.0L DMax (current)

Others rides I had a hand in:

1989 Honda Civic CX (GF's, now wife)
1998 Honda Accord (son's)
2003 Neon (son's short lived POS)
2004 Silverado 4.8 (son's)
 

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