Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 18 Mar 2017, 07:47

The '90 Tbird I gave my stepson ended up in the junkyard last week. Of course I got a convoluted description of the wreck and how it wasn't his fault (nothing ever seems to be. Thank God he's grown, out of the house, and left to his own crow to eat). Two days later my wife springs up with "maybe we can....." That's all she got out if her mouth before she was cut off with"Hell no! I gave him a car with a list of things that needed addressed. Instead of fixing those things, I watched the car continue to progressively look and run worse(all with a replacement engine with 15,000 on it when I gave it to him) up until the point that he calls us to tell us it's been totalled. He can do like we had to. He can either save enough money for a used car, or get a loan for a new one without the help of a Co-signature. I am not going to end up paying for a car I don't want. Nor do I want to take possession of something that he has owned because he takes NO pride in ownership." She wasn't to happy about that, but eventually conceded that tough love is in order after that.

To tell you the truth, if I hadn't needed to make room for the '68 and her '79, I wouldn't have given him the '90. I've watched him destroy too many things, vehicles included, to actually WANT to give him anything. I told her as much.

Anyhow, just needed to vent how MY fatherly gift went.

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Huzer21 » 18 Mar 2017, 10:35

My other ride? Definitely nothing exciting, but I bought it with the purpose of lasting my 10 years so that it can be my son's to use (not given, it'll still be my truck, just the household vehicle he'll have access to). Bought it new a couple of years ago, a 2015 Tacoma Doublecab. I purposely bought the last model year of the 2nd gen, as they've basically been unchanged since 2005 mechanically, and I expect it to last the 10 years with routine maintenance.

I'm not going to lie, it'd be kind of cool if instead of the truck, he wanted to find something to wrench on and make his own. He's only 7 now, but likes to at least help tighten up the lug nuts right now.
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by badcatt » 18 Mar 2017, 11:18

Huzer21 wrote:
18 Mar 2017, 10:35
My other ride? Definitely nothing exciting, but I bought it with the purpose of lasting my 10 years so that it can be my son's to use (not given, it'll still be my truck, just the household vehicle he'll have access to). Bought it new a couple of years ago, a 2015 Tacoma Doublecab. I purposely bought the last model year of the 2nd gen, as they've basically been unchanged since 2005 mechanically, and I expect it to last the 10 years with routine maintenance.

I'm not going to lie, it'd be kind of cool if instead of the truck, he wanted to find something to wrench on and make his own. He's only 7 now, but likes to at least help tighten up the lug nuts right now.
When I bought my Ranger back in '06, it was between the Tacoma and the Ranger. I got a much better deal on the Ranger then I could on the Tacoma. I do like them. But not $5K more then what I bought. Both were new last year stock at local dealers. That is a nice looking truck and will give you great service.
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Gyrhead » 18 Mar 2017, 11:35

Huzer21 wrote:
18 Mar 2017, 10:35
My other ride? Definitely nothing exciting, but I bought it with the purpose of lasting my 10 years so that it can be my son's to use (not given, it'll still be my truck, just the household vehicle he'll have access to). Bought it new a couple of years ago, a 2015 Tacoma Doublecab. I purposely bought the last model year of the 2nd gen, as they've basically been unchanged since 2005 mechanically, and I expect it to last the 10 years with routine maintenance.

I'm not going to lie, it'd be kind of cool if instead of the truck, he wanted to find something to wrench on and make his own. He's only 7 now, but likes to at least help tighten up the lug nuts right now.
Nice truck - and you'll get your money's worth and more. Toyota had a major PR disaster with the Dana Frame rust debacle a decade ago - but they stood tall and replaced frames on thousands of Tacoma and Tundra trucks. I respected that.
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Huzer21 » 18 Mar 2017, 12:51

badcatt wrote:
18 Mar 2017, 11:18
When I bought my Ranger back in '06, it was between the Tacoma and the Ranger. I got a much better deal on the Ranger then I could on the Tacoma. I do like them. But not $5K more then what I bought. Both were new last year stock at local dealers. That is a nice looking truck and will give you great service.
I went to look at Colorado/Canyons when I bought the Tacoma, but they were too new and offering no incentives. 0% interest and a decent amount off when I picked up mine. I work from home, so I have low miles as well, anout 5k per year. The truck should be a keeper, which is rare for me!

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 19 Mar 2017, 15:11

I like the Tacoma. What's kind of funny is they are considered a mid size, but when I park my '95 F150 beside my brother in law's '14 Tacoma, my truck is smaller.

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Huzer21 » 19 Mar 2017, 19:23

I had a 2012 Tundra Crewmax before (and a Focus ST before the Tacoma). Parking the Taco near any full size now is crazy. It's almost 2 feet shorter than the Tundra, much shorter, and much narrower. I didn't need to tow anything anymore, so that's when the Tundra was traded in. That was a great truck, too, though. I only had the Focus ST a year, I missed having a truck.

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by jcwdldc » 20 Mar 2017, 09:15

Here's another on of my babies! 1956 Ford Country Sedan Thunderbird Special. 312 Y block and 3 on the tree trans.. Lowered with Ford Arostar springs up front and 2 inch blocks in the back. She's long, low, loud and sometimes fast..
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 20 Mar 2017, 09:34

I like it!

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Gyrhead » 09 Jun 2017, 17:39

Gyrhead wrote:
13 Mar 2017, 18:44
New addition to the team. 1988 LX 5.0 Notch. Low miles, a bit ratty but ZERO rust. This is a project for me and my 16 year old. Great cars, epic parts availability and anvil simple to work on.

First order of business is suspension. struts, shocks, C-springs, rear control arms and 5 lug conversion (to allow a better wheel/tire package). Can't wait!
Well gang - 3 months of hard effort and the LX 5.0 is about done. New suspension with Koni struts / shocks, 5 speed conversion, replacement of the radiator support/front apron/fenders/hood (past crash damage) and a good general freshening up of the 85,000 mile 302 (timing chain, oil pump, water pump, gaskets, rebuilt injectors) plus a fanatical top to bottom scrubbing and we've got a presentable and good running 5.0 Notch.

Great project, the boys put in a decent amount of effort and they love the result. Long story short - another worthy Ford lives on, and the next generation of Ford lovers ensured. Dave Wyrwas - seems like a long time since my oldest was a toddler and used to come to the Tewksbury cruise night in our 428 CJ !!

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1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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