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CraigB

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Love this! Would be an awesome truck completed.


It looks great, just needs the local municipality signage on the door. Curious how bad a non-turbo 7.3L is.

My only experience is our 1992 ambulance. It has no problem running 70-75 on the interstate when I drove it back from Des Moines. It's not quick getting there, but would maintain that speed no problem. I'd guess it weighs nearly twice what this would.
 

CraigB

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What could go wrong with driving a large Mopar out of Chicago?

BTW, Dad had a mid 1980s Diplomat that was sorry of a stop gap after his 1987 Suburban blew up transmission number 3. I wish I had ended up with it instead of my brother. It was a fun car to drive with the bench seat and column shift. My brother sold it to a friend of his who promptly destroyed it.
 

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What could go wrong with driving a large Mopar out of Chicago?

BTW, Dad had a mid 1980s Diplomat that was sorry of a stop gap after his 1987 Suburban blew up transmission number 3. I wish I had ended up with it instead of my brother. It was a fun car to drive with the bench seat and column shift. My brother sold it to a friend of his who promptly destroyed it.

But that could be a journey that either lasts years or minutes. For that price and looking at the fender in the photo, it’s probably worth scrap.
 

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CraigB

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Cutlass - It's okay. Not feeling it for some reason. The Delta 88 is odd, at least the segmented quad headlights.

Big Ford - It's like a mini-Bigfoot! I kinda like it, there's a few things I'd change, but it's a nice start.

Camero - Very nice. I used to hate 3rd gens, but I'm warming up to nice untouched examples. Shame it's an auto.

Nova - Perfect. Leave it be. Do not LS swap it. Do not add fancy wheels. Keep it as is.
 

CraigB

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Luxury performance looks good, but the difference in price between it and say my BRZ is $65,900. I could build one heck of a shop building for that. Sure I'm down 2 liters, 4 cylinders and a turbo or two, but I think that's okay... :ROFLMAO:

Choo-choo Camino. Yes, I do like these. I'm not fond of the stainless fender trim (on this or nearly anything else) and the Torque Thrust IIs are played. I'd put on a modern set of 18s, nothing to flash, and lower it a few inches all around.

Merc vert, I see these and think they should go for more. I mean, German + V8 + folding hardtop ≠ Big dollars. Why not?

Unsafe at any speed! Nah, really looks nice. I prefer the wagons and coupes to the verts though.

Mustang Convertible - I like the 1979-1986 over the later 1987-1993 aero front, but the convertible part kills it for me. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice example and is worth the money, just not my cuppa.

Grand Prix - This is the pick of the litter. Odd that they haven't fixed the brakes though...




I'm always so tempted by one of these uber cheap 2 ton trucks. There's dozens of them for sale around here at any given point.
 

CraigB

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Neat car, but holy shit is that some crazy Mopar tax.
 

Der Stig

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Yup, that Diplomat would be worth about 1/3 that without the 440, I reckon. Neat build with AC and the magazine feature. Low mileage to boot. BUT IT'S A GODDAMN DIPLOMAT!!! WHO LOVES M BODIES THAT MUCH?!??
 
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