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Yesterday 09:07 PM
hcompton
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Ummmmm, $15.5k?

Ya, no..........

1934 Ford Deluxe Coupe Coupe | eBay
Yeah that guy has some strange auctions. Must have room to spare cause that stuff aint going no where. I got to agree its a 70K car when nice but with that kind of fire the thing is toast. I love the fact the entire car is burned and he mentions the carpets in good shape LMAO...

I also liked the wreck burnt falcon for 4 grand. Not sure its ever going to reach that price unless it was in a lot better shape.



I love to look at that site and think that people really thought this was going to be a great idea..... but have looked at most of that site. Some strange ones there. Ever want to build something nutty and need inspiration thats a great place to start.

You would be more amazed to find that many kit car companies actually sell the same bodies and the mold just swap from failed shop to failed shop. Lots of companies out there. I think its because of shipping if you cant get close to the car without a semi and two weeks travel time its hard to buy a 20K project in parts. I cant spend that kind of cash without seeing it first hand.

I like a lot of the kit cars some really cool cars out there. But the best ones are really popular like the Factory 5 its an amazing car they have a older hot rod coupe a few cobra replicas a nice daytona copy and one really cool super car that takes a LS v8 mid engine mount and all the goodies you can get.

I love this daytons coupe kit its got to be one of the coolest on the market and has a roof. Cost is an issue and you can almost build the GTM for the same money but it has a cool old ferrari like fibe thats seems to grow on ya.

Type 65 Coupe - Factory Five RacingFactory Five Racing

Of course there 818 car is more like a nissan 350 than a kit worth spending that kind of money on. But most are built for racing classes to complete and makes power in the range so your not getting smoked by 100K dollar porshces but still not very hot looking to me.

I have seen so many kit cars and the ones that are really bad all have a few things in common they are built on another cars chassis. fiero and VW both are not going to make a world class race car. No real point to having a lambo with a feiro engine and chassis. not the best thing to have to admit.

But kits like factory five that come with there own custom chassis that is stiff and well made can be great cars. But you can quickly see how fast a custom car company can take a dive. No body that spends 20K on a kit is going to be happy with crappy car in the end.

But one thing that is not an issue is fitment. Yep its true they dont fit together like legos its a **** to build any kit. Some are easier but that because they come more finished at the factory the cheapest kits are popped from the mold and onto the truck but these also take the most amount of work to get hoods and doors to line up. Not that its a bad parts its just you took on extra work to get a cheap kit. Of course the cars like this that end up at body shops on a truck are so many hours to build the cost is way over the price of buying a fitted kit.
Yesterday 08:41 PM
Rodnit Found this interesting. Who knew there "were" so many companies......

Discontinued Kit Cars
Yesterday 07:42 PM
Rodnit Ummmmm, $15.5k?

Ya, no..........

1934 Ford Deluxe Coupe Coupe | eBay
Yesterday 05:03 PM
whinny I was at a new business development recently and I couldn't believe there were 8 with handicapped parking, there wasnt a hope in hell you'd get 2 let alone 8 in those parks. I just thought pc brigade gone nuts. The office was on the first floor, up about 15 grate steel steps. No one with a big handicap is going up there.

Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 04:29 PM
redhed1955 I was managing a store when handicap parking became law in this area and the whole purpose of the law was so the spaces were wide enough to facilitate people with wheelchairs so they could wheel up to side of car or van accessible ramps.And it was easier to widen the spot closest to entrance than reline the whole lot also cheaper. Then the politicians piled it on to get reelected.
Yesterday 06:18 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Well if it makes you any happier I'm seeing more Police vehicles parked next to the handicap spots at Walmart. The Officer is older so I'm sure the parking was his beat. What you've described makes me feel all rosie inside.

BB
I wish I was there to see that. Yesterday two teenagers pulled into the last handicapped spot (I have a handicap card since my back surgery)Obviously driving their parents car. The cop just sat there never did a thing. but if I park next to the door so my wife (handicapped) don't have to walk so far the cop runs right up to me telling me to move.
Yesterday 06:10 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
See the handicap license tag ??? If that driver is handicapped, how the HELL does he get up there ???
Handicaped from the neck up. Obviously.
03-26-2017 09:00 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
Guys you cant make a medical diagnoses from looking at the arse end of someones car. Did anyone even look to see if its a custom with wheel chair lift. If i was stuck in the chair i would build up a big van or truck that could have a lift to grab the chair with a big arm and stuff it behind the wheel.

I turned in my plates because I didnt need them most of the time. But certainly need them some days. But would not assume anything where medical issues are in the mix. Never know how things go some days are better than others for some conditions.
You have a very good point there! I know if I could afford it I would build my friend Steve a hot rod that's for sure!

Brian
03-26-2017 08:38 PM
hcompton Guys you cant make a medical diagnoses from looking at the arse end of someones car. Did anyone even look to see if its a custom with wheel chair lift. If i was stuck in the chair i would build up a big van or truck that could have a lift to grab the chair with a big arm and stuff it behind the wheel.

I turned in my plates because I didnt need them most of the time. But certainly need them some days. But would not assume anything where medical issues are in the mix. Never know how things go some days are better than others for some conditions.
03-26-2017 06:49 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
I'm beginning to think that I may need a handicapped sticker for my ride.

Lately I've been having a lot of balance issues. If I have been sitting for any length of time, when I stand up my balance goes all to shizzle. Last week, I drove to the store and when I got out of the car, I walked about 20 paces and fell flat. This has been happening for several weeks now. I'm not feeling dizzy - just have no balance. Yesterday, I walked to the mailbox and and after a few feet, I was shuffling my feet and frantically trying to keep my feet under me as I shuffled faster & faster.

Doctor says I am having blood pressure issues - when I stand up, my blood pressure drops severely, causing a near blackout. It clears up after a minute or two as my BP "normalizes", but I'm thinking I'm going to have to able to park right at the door of stores to keep from doing lipstands in parking lots. Yet when I get into the store, I am able to walk normally! And it doesn't always happen! Often I can get out of the car and walk normally! But all too often ....

My personal view is that this might be a cumulative effect from having sustained a few concussions over the years (football, motorcycle crashes, slips & falls on black ice, etc) Looks like I'm not signing up for the neighborhood slow-pitch team this year unless I can get this sorted out. I have 'nuther Dr app't tomorrow to try to figure things out
How much water do you drink? I have felt similar issues when I am dehydrated. I naturally have very low blood pressure, so keeping hydrated is very important.

Brian
03-26-2017 06:45 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
I have to jump in here. I understand peoples attitudes when you see someone whom at first glance does not appear to have an ailment. I can actually walk maybe 20 ft if I needed. I also may stand up for a minute or two but then Pain and common sense forces me to set. There is nothing I would like better than to be able to walk again. That for me is something that will never happen.

However I have been guilty of pre judging people whom I see park in a handicapped parking space get out and apparently walk away with no apparent difficulty. I have jumped to conclusions more than once. So I am guilty of that two. Most of the time I really don't pay a lot of attention to it but I still see a mom or dad and a troupe of kids park in a Handicapped spaces just because they have the placard or plates for a family member they figured it is ok to use them to park even when the person is not with them. Oh and there is the guy that parks in a handicapped space without plates or placard. Their remark is I am just going to run in real quick so I should just wait for them get their errand done to park.

Ok enough of the rant, I want to relate a story that made me smile and I even thanked a cop for their efforts. This happened within the last two weeks. I went to the local Walmart for some supplies. Like usual all the spots (handicapped) were taken. I am driving round and round hoping a spot would open up. I have a accessibility equipped van with the lift on the side doors so I need the space to lower the lift. I see a spot open on the next row so I am driving toward it and suddenly a young woman went speeding around me in the lot and parked in the spot I was headed to. She had a placard so I figured I will keep looking for a space. Eventually a spot opens and I park. The young woman that took the parking space in her early 20's had hopped out and was trotting to the entrance. I still thought to myself don't judge just let it go.

I go in and get my stuff and I am on my way back out and heading to my van I notice 2 local town police cars and one is positioned at the end of the rows of handicapped parking and the other at the far opposite end blocking a car from leaving. Both cops are out of there cars and walking past the cars in the handicapped spots and writing in their notepads. I couldn't resist asking what is going on so I roll over to one officer and ask him whats going on. The cop responded that due to a mandate from the city counsel they are going to start doing sweeps of the disabled parking areas looking for misuse of placards and plates. That brought a smile to my face. The car that was blocked in was the 20 something that took the spot from me. I asked why they were blocking the one car in. The cop replied that a routine check of the placard she was using showed it was stolen. So they were waiting for her to return. I decided to set and watch this operation continue. When the little space stealing twit came to her car she looked put out by the cop car blocking her. She starts yelling at the cop and within a moment they had her cuffed and put in the car. They hauled her butt to jail I presume. They towed her car too. I watched as one by one people returned to their cars and were met by police officers. I saw 2 more people getting tickets for parking in the space without the owner of the placard or plate being present. In WA state if you own a placard or plates you are issued a card that states you are disabled and that placard or license plates are registered to you. If the owner of the placard or plates is not present then it is a automatic $460.00 fine.

This is the first time I have ever seen such a comprehensive sweep of handicapped spots. I like it, so maybe the word will spread and people will not abuse the parking privileged as much.
OH DAMN that put a smile on my face too!

A few years ago I really started studying traffic and what not, it opened my eyes so much to how twisted our image of time is, you will see this in people in the parking lot. People will sit and wait for a car to move out of a space so they can park closer when there are many spaces ONE isle away! There are spaces a hundred feet away and they are waiting to park in the closer space! They get out, they are perfectly healthy, walking 100 feet more would have done exactly what????? So damn odd us humans.

Brian
03-26-2017 05:48 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
I'm beginning to think that I may need a handicapped sticker for my ride.

Lately I've been having a lot of balance issues. If I have been sitting for any length of time, when I stand up my balance goes all to shizzle. Last week, I drove to the store and when I got out of the car, I walked about 20 paces and fell flat. This has been happening for several weeks now. I'm not feeling dizzy - just have no balance. Yesterday, I walked to the mailbox and and after a few feet, I was shuffling my feet and frantically trying to keep my feet under me as I shuffled faster & faster.

Doctor says I am having blood pressure issues - when I stand up, my blood pressure drops severely, causing a near blackout. It clears up after a minute or two as my BP "normalizes", but I'm thinking I'm going to have to able to park right at the door of stores to keep from doing lipstands in parking lots. Yet when I get into the store, I am able to walk normally! And it doesn't always happen! Often I can get out of the car and walk normally! But all too often ....

My personal view is that this might be a cumulative effect from having sustained a few concussions over the years (football, motorcycle crashes, slips & falls on black ice, etc) Looks like I'm not signing up for the neighborhood slow-pitch team this year unless I can get this sorted out. I have 'nuther Dr app't tomorrow to try to figure things out
Dave, I had similar about 5 years ago, it was a generic bp pill that was replaced, I kept blacking out, then stopped the pill, I saw my doc and he changed to a different pill. 100% now. Just a thought. As an aside when I passed out on the couch it actually felt so peaceful, I said to my wife if that's what dyings like, I'm ok with it.

Later gator
Russ
03-26-2017 05:42 PM
Dave57210 I'm beginning to think that I may need a handicapped sticker for my ride.

Lately I've been having a lot of balance issues. If I have been sitting for any length of time, when I stand up my balance goes all to shizzle. Last week, I drove to the store and when I got out of the car, I walked about 20 paces and fell flat. This has been happening for several weeks now. I'm not feeling dizzy - just have no balance. Yesterday, I walked to the mailbox and and after a few feet, I was shuffling my feet and frantically trying to keep my feet under me as I shuffled faster & faster.

Doctor says I am having blood pressure issues - when I stand up, my blood pressure drops severely, causing a near blackout. It clears up after a minute or two as my BP "normalizes", but I'm thinking I'm going to have to able to park right at the door of stores to keep from doing lipstands in parking lots. Yet when I get into the store, I am able to walk normally! And it doesn't always happen! Often I can get out of the car and walk normally! But all too often ....

My personal view is that this might be a cumulative effect from having sustained a few concussions over the years (football, motorcycle crashes, slips & falls on black ice, etc) Looks like I'm not signing up for the neighborhood slow-pitch team this year unless I can get this sorted out. I have 'nuther Dr app't tomorrow to try to figure things out
03-26-2017 05:27 PM
64nailhead
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I have to tell you, I have learned a little about that subject and I agree with you if I knew them, if I really knew why they were overweight. But again, there are many very odd and different ailments we humans have. I just learned of one recently that I will have in my head whenever I see someone like this, someone with huge butts and legs. How about a condition that makes the cells in just that part of the body absorb all the fat from their blood and not release any. They literally CAN'T loose the weight and eat anywhere near what they need. And then there was my friend who was very overweight, largely caused by taking the steroids that kept him alive with his lungs completely destroyed waiting for a transplant. He was on oxygen and could barely move, he never lost the weight and died at 52 years old. He was a career cop, a SWAT team member before he caught a disease from the dander off the feathers of doves that his wife would release at weddings in her business. Yep, he was a SWAT team member and he died from something off the feathers of doves. As he said when he told me about this, "who would have thunk."

I don't know, like I say, unless I know, I just can't beat them up too much.

Brian
I agree completely, but I have relatives that only have the ailment of not being able to push themselves away from the table and they get handicap parking privileges. So I assume that there are others in the same boat.

But I will say that your post describes, and reminds me, why stereotyping is a not so good thing. I probably shouldn't rant
03-26-2017 04:56 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
I have to jump in here. I understand peoples attitudes when you see someone whom at first glance does not appear to have an ailment. I can actually walk maybe 20 ft if I needed. I also may stand up for a minute or two but then Pain and common sense forces me to set. There is nothing I would like better than to be able to walk again. That for me is something that will never happen.

However I have been guilty of pre judging people whom I see park in a handicapped parking space get out and apparently walk away with no apparent difficulty. I have jumped to conclusions more than once. So I am guilty of that two. Most of the time I really don't pay a lot of attention to it but I still see a mom or dad and a troupe of kids park in a Handicapped spaces just because they have the placard or plates for a family member they figured it is ok to use them to park even when the person is not with them. Oh and there is the guy that parks in a handicapped space without plates or placard. Their remark is I am just going to run in real quick so I should just wait for them get their errand done to park.

Ok enough of the rant, I want to relate a story that made me smile and I even thanked a cop for their efforts. This happened within the last two weeks. I went to the local Walmart for some supplies. Like usual all the spots (handicapped) were taken. I am driving round and round hoping a spot would open up. I have a accessibility equipped van with the lift on the side doors so I need the space to lower the lift. I see a spot open on the next row so I am driving toward it and suddenly a young woman went speeding around me in the lot and parked in the spot I was headed to. She had a placard so I figured I will keep looking for a space. Eventually a spot opens and I park. The young woman that took the parking space in her early 20's had hopped out and was trotting to the entrance. I still thought to myself don't judge just let it go.

I go in and get my stuff and I am on my way back out and heading to my van I notice 2 local town police cars and one is positioned at the end of the rows of handicapped parking and the other at the far opposite end blocking a car from leaving. Both cops are out of there cars and walking past the cars in the handicapped spots and writing in their notepads. I couldn't resist asking what is going on so I roll over to one officer and ask him whats going on. The cop responded that due to a mandate from the city counsel they are going to start doing sweeps of the disabled parking areas looking for misuse of placards and plates. That brought a smile to my face. The car that was blocked in was the 20 something that took the spot from me. I asked why they were blocking the one car in. The cop replied that a routine check of the placard she was using showed it was stolen. So they were waiting for her to return. I decided to set and watch this operation continue. When the little space stealing twit came to her car she looked put out by the cop car blocking her. She starts yelling at the cop and within a moment they had her cuffed and put in the car. They hauled her butt to jail I presume. They towed her car too. I watched as one by one people returned to their cars and were met by police officers. I saw 2 more people getting tickets for parking in the space without the owner of the placard or plate being present. In WA state if you own a placard or plates you are issued a card that states you are disabled and that placard or license plates are registered to you. If the owner of the placard or plates is not present then it is a automatic $460.00 fine.

This is the first time I have ever seen such a comprehensive sweep of handicapped spots. I like it, so maybe the word will spread and people will not abuse the parking privileged as much.
Well if it makes you any happier I'm seeing more Police vehicles parked next to the handicap spots at Walmart. The Officer is older so I'm sure the parking was his beat. What you've described makes me feel all rosie inside.

BB
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