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Today 11:44 AM
cruzinTLT
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes View Post
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
I have a '60 2 door sedan--runs great, and is a lot of fun to drive. The family loves it because it is a car that I just cruise in without being fussy with. Don't get me wrong, I'm restoring it bit by bit, but I want the experience to be a fun one for us all!

You're right about the parting out of old Corvairs--I had a '64 convertible that was sort of a rust bucket, but I parted it out and sold other parts I had and was able to get this car outright from the proceeds.

Corvairs, you either love 'em, or hate 'em
Today 11:41 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I agree, he just wanted to complain and may have hoped you'd offer a refund. I quit selling stuff on ebay because of people like that.

Since I had some cash after the swap meet and car sale, I transferred the title on the Impala. Then I went to the community college and got registered for the auto body course next fall. I was blown away at the cost. I had heard it was only $5-600. Turns out that is per COURSE and with 5 courses totaling 17 credits, my cost is $3300....

I better get a part time job over the summer to pay for this...
Your community college sounds like it charges regular college prices! Our community colleges are taxpayer funded, so taking credit classes usually run anywhere from as low as $30 to around $70. Some courses require a materials fee also, such as welding or shop type classes.
Today 10:48 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I seriously doubt he crushed it. He just wanted to beach being he had mile high expectations instead of realistic ones.

Brian
I agree, he just wanted to complain and may have hoped you'd offer a refund. I quit selling stuff on ebay because of people like that.

Since I had some cash after the swap meet and car sale, I transferred the title on the Impala. Then I went to the community college and got registered for the auto body course next fall. I was blown away at the cost. I had heard it was only $5-600. Turns out that is per COURSE and with 5 courses totaling 17 credits, my cost is $3300....

I better get a part time job over the summer to pay for this...
Today 09:44 AM
DanTwoLakes I hope you're right, Brian. That would have been a huge waste. I talked to him on the phone before he bought the car and told him the car was "at best a #4 car, probably a #5 car". Hence the price...............
Today 09:18 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes View Post
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
I seriously doubt he crushed it. He just wanted to beach being he had mile high expectations instead of realistic ones. That is a common mistake we make, shoot too high and then when it isn't as perfect as the painting we painted of it, we are let down much lower than if we had shot a lower then to be thrilled being it's better than we had accepted it would be.

This goes for life in general, not just cars.

Brian
Today 08:18 AM
DanTwoLakes
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Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post
Got the new "sneakers" put on the Corvair. Blustery "March Lion" day as you can see from the clothesline behind the car!
What year is your Corvair? I had a 63 convertible that I sold to a guy out in New Jersey. After 7 months, he sent me an angry e-mail telling me what a piece of crap the car was, and that he got so disgusted with it he sent it to the crusher. The top was new, the engine ran, it had the factory heater, the seats were original, and it had four brand new tires on it. He only paid $1000 for the car because the car needed paint and body work. He could have parted the car out and got more than what he paid for it, but he sent it to the crusher instead. Do you believe that?
Yesterday 09:33 PM
Dave57210 Sold a set of mag wheels today. They look like Torq-Thrust, but were some kind of clone (maybe E-T's) with unilug bolt pattern. The guy found a set of the oval "washers" that adapted them to his '55 Ford 2 dr ht, so he was happy.

I won't run "uni-slugs" at all, so they are outta my way now and I got a few $$$$ for them as well.

Now to see if I can also get rid of the set of '33 Ford original wires (complete with original hubcaps) that are cluttering up da joint.....
Yesterday 09:10 PM
Project89 i lost interest in this project, or should i say the car

im parking the car for now. im actively seaching for a nice s10 pickup to put my stuff into , or even a gbody.
maybe after i build something else ill regain my interest in the f-bodys again , at this point ive built so many of them im just burnt out on them


this is what has my interest right now
Yesterday 08:58 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I was thinking about making a raised area upstairs. Then make the elevated area created upstairs into a really big King sized bed.

The only problem will be the bed being in the kitchen.

John
Sounds like a time saver to me John. Those midnight trips to the fridge would be eliminated. Just reach over and open it up. And just think, breakfast in bed would have a whole new meaning!

BB
Yesterday 08:35 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am looking for a four post lift that I can use in my basement to stack cars. So far, my 8 foot ceiling has prevented any of the standard models from working.

I started tearing the '95 Silverado down to replace the compressor, drier, orafice tube, as well as the high and low manifold and lines. I was blessed to have my friend Rodney come around 10:00 o'clock this morning to nelp. At 5:00 we finally had the system evacuated and it has been holding the needle pinned against the 30 lb vacuum for 3 hours. I am optimistic we are on the road to success. I was surprized to find how good it was behind the grill which had to come off to replace tne high pressure line.

Hope to gas it up Thursday but we are tied up tomorrow.

John
You could always dig up your floor a couple of feet?? Lol
Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 08:12 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post
You could just cut a hole in the ceiling of the garage--it would make a great conversational piece to have an old car in the middle of the living room
I was thinking about making a raised area upstairs. Then make the elevated area created upstairs into a really big King sized bed.

The only problem will be the bed being in the kitchen.

John
Yesterday 07:49 PM
cruzinTLT
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am looking for a four post lift that I can use in my basement to stack cars. So far, my 8 foot ceiling has prevented any of the standard models from working.



John
You could just cut a hole in the ceiling of the garage--it would make a great conversational piece to have an old car in the middle of the living room
Yesterday 07:33 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I bought another 4 post lift today too. It is wider and taller than the other one so the camper will fit under it. I need to stack another car to keep a shop stall open.
I am looking for a four post lift that I can use in my basement to stack cars. So far, my 8 foot ceiling has prevented any of the standard models from working.

I started tearing the '95 Silverado down to replace the compressor, drier, orafice tube, as well as the high and low manifold and lines. I was blessed to have my friend Rodney come around 10:00 o'clock this morning to nelp. At 5:00 we finally had the system evacuated and it has been holding the needle pinned against the 30 lb vacuum for 3 hours. I am optimistic we are on the road to success. I was surprized to find how good it was behind the grill which had to come off to replace tne high pressure line.

Hope to gas it up Thursday but we are tied up tomorrow.

John
Yesterday 06:27 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by whinny View Post
That's a nice problem to have.
Russ
Later gator
I bought another 4 post lift today too. It is wider and taller than the other one so the camper will fit under it. I need to stack another car to keep a shop stall open.
Yesterday 06:11 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
After selling off a lot of the parts at the swap yesterday, I was motivated to dig out more. I moved some of the cars and the camper out to have access to the chaos on the storage side of the shop. Had to take a pic of my junk collection...

That's a nice problem to have.
Russ
Later gator
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