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Old 12-14-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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Who else collects cars?

A few years ago I tried to get out of this habit, but now I'm back into it. I guess I have to have projects to fix and sell to provide income for my other projects.

Currently own but not driving:

92 Mercury Sable: good interior, bad windshield, bad intake manifold gasket, 4 wheel disc brakes!!

97 Cavalier: bad interior, no title, dented hood, trunk broken into, motor runs but definitely had an idiot working on it who couldn't even properly gerry rig things or even keep track of all the valve cover bolts. Paid nothing for it!!!

93 Volvo 960 Turbo Diesel: Not running, learning diesels to fix it, most of the problem was that the starter was missing, but now I'm thinking that this car has an electric fuel pump. I'm sure I'll be dropping the fuel tank since it's been sitting for 2+ years. The headliner is obliterated, and the vinyl on both front doors is peeling off at the window.

64 Bug: runs great, typical VW rust, will be restored some day when I sell the cars that my wife doesn't want. I'm considering hot-rodding this bug if nobody else wants it now that I've found disc brakes for this year. It needs everything except glass and powertrain, but everything is cheap for Bugs.

92 Honda Accord: 16v motor, Dad's car he gave me, then I lost the title like an idiot. Runs great, needs clutch or an idiot to buy it with a bad pressure plate.

I'll get some pics after this weekend if this thread is still going. I was just wondering who else collects cars. I really collect junk, but I swear I have less than $1k tied up in all these cars- no exaggeration. I paid like $175 for the Volvo, $400 for the Bug, $200 for the Sable, and the Cavalier which I traded a 69 Ford truck for. No parts on anything yet because it's been too wet and cold, or I've been too busy elsewhere. I also drive the ZXW and a 97 Aerostar XLT extended van, but those have tags, registration, and insurance and don't count as junk in my book.


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i wish i could, but all i can afford is models, lol.

when it come to scale vehicles i am like jay leno (a lot of them are boxed up tho, stupid apartment.....)
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I've still got my first car a 66 mustang... I was a collector for a while, but i got rid of most of them.... heres the list

1966 mustang - still have
1992 F150, 1986 F150, 1992 Mustang (got rid of all 3 in the same month)
1993 subaru imprezza (yep replaced the other three with this "gem")
2003 SVT focus (toke over as my daily driver, now my girlfriend drives the subaru)
i miss the 92 mustang the most she was pretty and fast, but i still have my 66 which will one day be pretty and fast again...
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i wish i could, but all i can afford is models, lol.

when it come to scale vehicles i am like jay leno (a lot of them are boxed up tho, stupid apartment.....)
lol i'm exact the same way...i have so many they are still in the boxes sitting on my bedroom floor, and you have to walk around them.....oh it would be great to have the money to do this stuff....but my first and only car has been my focus
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Pretty sure that's girls you're referring to
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I love cars, will collect them someday but for now i only have money to keep my focus . And shes pretty much stock but hopefully that will change
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collecting cars is fun...keeping them all running is the hard part.

keep pursuing your dreams guys and you'll get there.
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If I had a nice garage to hide them I wouldnt mind.. But I dont want a Bucnh of clunKers sitting in my driveway..
They would also have to be cool... Like 80s AE Toyotas and VW Buses and Sweet Turbo Mazdas ans vovlos.. Oh and I want lots o Subarus.... I want a 1994 legacy with an EJ25T STI motor swap
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