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Diamonds In The Rough

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Yeah, we know there is a certain crowd (trailer trash, ghetto folks, poor people, hillbillies) that drives these cars into the ground....or bought them that way. But does that mean said cars are not worth the trouble to do a little something with? Not worth saving? Maybe building for a little SCCA track action, engine swapping, a clean cruiser, or even a kit car or electric/biodiesel conversion?

Even if they aren't a loser's car, maybe it's simply something you often see parked with "For Sale $1000" written on the window in white shoe polish.

Rules: No, you can't name off muscle cars, pony cars, or anything from 1969 or older. No Z's, RX-7s, Supras and such either...or Hondas or air cooled VWs. Those are all givens. Nothing rare like Rover Vitesses either.

I'm talkin' more like:

Volvo 240s:

or a Pontiac Grand Am?:

Anyways, hopefully you get the idea...and as you can likely tell:

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Or youtube vids or something like that. It can be chops, photos of a stock one, whatever.

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Dustbuster Van. 3.8L. Hydrogen Conversion.

:lol:

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Last gen. Pre-LT1 B-body. My Roadmonster is living proof.

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Try the 80s Turbo Isuzu Impulse:

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I'm so jealous. I'd kill to be able to have one of those wagons but they simply do not exist around here. I'd drive it every day if it had a six or baby eight. I've seen exactly one Oldsmobile Cutlass wagon of that vintage in a driveway twenty miles away ONCE like four years ago, and another that was rotted up to the door handles on the road about three years ago.

$h!, I even wish I could get my '77 Cutlass Supreme sedan back. I loved that ugly tank!

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I paid $230 for this car and drove the wheels off of it. Ran like a champ and never ever EVER let me down. The only reason I don't completely kick myself for getting rid of it is that it resulted in me getting my '67 Eldorado. But man, I wish I had it again!

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I paid $230 for this car and drove the wheels off of it. Ran like a champ and never ever EVER let me down. The only reason I don't completely kick myself for getting rid of it is that it resulted in me getting my '67 Eldorado. But man, I wish I had it again!

When I lived in Florida in the '80s, there was one of these, same color combo, very rusty...the body mounts to the frame must have been

rusted out, because the body sat maybe 10 degrees or so off of straight..so it looked very wierd going down the road.

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$h!, I even wish I could get my '77 Cutlass Supreme sedan back. I loved that ugly tank!

poo052.jpg

I paid $230 for this car and drove the wheels off of it. Ran like a champ and never ever EVER let me down. The only reason I don't completely kick myself for getting rid of it is that it resulted in me getting my '67 Eldorado. But man, I wish I had it again!

I think those year Cutlasses are beautiful. I value that far more than any Eldorado.

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One thing I couldn't stand when searching for good vids is so many of them play that corny techno music.

Like this one with this fairly interesting 77 Olds Omega:

It's like Fast & Furious meets Night At The Roxbury. It's bad enough hearing South rap.

And hey, everyone, let's not post such ginormous pics. Having to constantly horizontally scroll the post is annoying.

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I paid $230 for this car and drove the wheels off of it. Ran like a champ and never ever EVER let me down. The only reason I don't completely kick myself for getting rid of it is that it resulted in me getting my '67 Eldorado. But man, I wish I had it again!

mmmm waterfall grilley

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One thing I couldn't stand when searching for good vids is so many of them play that corny techno music.

Like this one with this fairly interesting 77 Olds Omega:

It's like Fast & Furious meets Night At The Roxbury. It's bad enough hearing South rap.

And hey, everyone, let's not post such ginormous pics. Having to constantly horizontally scroll the post is annoying.

Ah the Lancer, a very rare care from that era. I love the way these things looks, especially the Shelbys. I've seen exactly one, a gray one on the road ever.

I submit the Shadow 2.2 Turbo and the Spirit R/T

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I'd crush more than a few '77 Oldsmobile ANYTHINGS to save a '67-'70 Eldorado,

but after '71 it was all downhill... can't understand why people think mid 1970s

Eldorados are worth more than a typical POS 1970s car... yes they were going to

be the "last" of the convertibles... *yawn* it's 2008, we all know ragtops exists

to this day, having mae their "comeback" in the 1980s.

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I'd crush more than a few '77 Oldsmobile ANYTHINGS to save a '67-'70 Eldorado,

but after '71 it was all downhill... can't understand why people think mid 1970s

Eldorados are worth more than a typical POS 1970s car... yes they were going to

be the "last" of the convertibles... *yawn* it's 2008, we all know ragtops exists

to this day, having mae their "comeback" in the 1980s.

My favorite Eldos are the '67-70s, but I like the mid '70s convertibles for their outrageousness, their aircraft-carrier dimensions...last of the truly huge land yachts.

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Back in the days of Toyotas with character.

in the land of make believe.....

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Yes to '70s Eldos... but my point is that I despise them for being so damn overpriced.

Makes me not want one at all. If I ever find a cheap mid-1970s Eldo I'll use it for a

winter beater so long as I can afford to feed that thirsty 8.2 liter. Just to piss off all

the stupid morons who walk right past a clean, original '49 Cadillac fastback or '61

Sedan deVille hardtop, only to drool at some ugly-assed '78 Eldo. "coupe" :rolleyes:

LA: While I still think they're disposable appliances I will agree that

1980s Toyotas were more exciting, original, durable & interesting

than anything the company makes today. Not to mention back then

they were a decent value.

Nowadays a moron who got a D+ in home economics back at his

high school should be able to see they are amongst the most over

priced and over rated crappiles out there.

I love how, in the late 1990s when Toyota had the "Echo" :puke:

one of the Auto rags was quoted as saying:

The Toyota Echo is one of the cheapest and yet also most

overpriced cars sold today in the USA.

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Tough crowd.

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Nice lookin' old wagon.

Chris

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Thanks.

Hopefully it will be alot nicer looking soon.

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Nice lookin' wagon, Camino...looking forward to updates ;).

I even wish I could get my '77 Cutlass Supreme sedan back. I loved that ugly tank!

poo052.jpg

I paid $230 for this car and drove the wheels off of it. Ran like a champ and never ever EVER let me down. The only reason I don't completely kick myself for getting rid of it is that it resulted in me getting my '67 Eldorado. But man, I wish I had it again!

*sighs*

And I wish I had bought it from you...................

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"I ain't ready for the junkyard yet" ... George Jones ... 'I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair'

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While I basically hate the Dodge Aries, I had no idea there was a Shelby Turbo version (and a wagon at that?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDL1asy9QMA

Nice! I never cared for the Aries much per say, but I have a soft spot for the wagon since we used to own one. I had no idea that had a Shelby Z 2.2 Turbo. That's sweet!

On a side note, Davdsfarm is fun to watch.

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Ford Contour:

<- not sure about this mod.
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Nice! I never cared for the Aries much per say, but I have a soft spot for the wagon since we used to own one. I had no idea that had a Shelby Z 2.2 Turbo. That's sweet!

On a side note, Davdsfarm is fun to watch.

Kinda cool...I recall reading about someone putting a modded Shelby turbo engine, etc. in a Caravan or Voyager..was quite fast, IIRC.

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