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PostSubject: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:30 am

Thought it might be fun to post pics of our other cars/cycles/whatever...

Here is my daily driver. It is a 2000 Contour SVT. This pic shows the '98 wheels I use for the winter. I love it but man there are some really expensive issues with them. I took this pic at work off the exterior stairs. You can see the salt granules on the ground from the plowers.



And here is what WAS my daily driver until gas prices caused me to buy the SVT. It is a 1999 E350 Quigley 4x4. Can't say enough good things about it. Since this photo was taken (in 2004 in Moab, Utah...Canyonlands National Park on the Schafer Trail) I've blacked out the grille, the bumper plastics and have refinished the brush guard. This summer it gets wheel flares and custom tubular runningboards.


And just for fun, here is the 1988 Lincoln Town Car with only 18,000 orignal miles I recently sold. It was my father-in-laws. Just before he passed away he sold it to me for $1000. I then dropped $3000 into fixes. Dry rotted tires, dry rotted wiring. But absolutely NO rust. I had it appraised by three companies, one in Chicago that does Rad Rides by Troy's cars. It averaged $12,500 and was given a 9 out of 10 for condition/quality. To get to the 10 I would have had to replace any fasteners that had rusted and that was not going to happen. A collector in California bought it. Sent an enclosed car hauler for it!


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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:31 pm

Here's my Zeph's direct descendant, my '07 Mercury Milan.


Here it is next to the Zeph. They're pretty close in length. Interesting comparison of modern proportions to old school.


Since buying the Milan, i've dreamed of having them both the same color with similar wheels. I think the Tungsten Grey would look out of place on the Zeph though (plus i really like the silver), so maybe one day i'll have to look for a silver Milan or better yet, '06 Zephyr.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:28 am

this is why i love arizona winters. 2007 kawasaki ninja 500r

after my first ride up the nearby twisties


a while later. with some custom mods and new muzzy exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:29 pm

they only transportation i own is my fairmont, but i used to have a pretty quick 95gt
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:34 am

My collection changes every so often, but certain things stay forever.

'93 Cobra, teal with gray leather, first brand new car I ever bought. Will likely always have it.



'65 Ranchero, with the entire original engine from the '93 Cobra. Car Craft feature car 5/02, parts hauler and occasional long distance reacher. Owned for 10 years.





1964 Falcon Sprint, all original except paint, loaded. Looked for 8 years before finding a nice original car.





'60 Comet 2 dr wagon, (extremely rare) owned since Reagan was President but only got around to restoring about two years ago. Original black car, V8 swap to the original 289/C4 from the Ranchero, but bored .040 and with the crank, pistons, and rods from a '70 302 (so it's a 308) '63 Sprint rear end, V8 front suspension and steering from '65 V8 Falcon, Granada disc brakes, slammed on Astro Supremes with pinner whites, lots of other mid '60s period stuff. Lots of fun, and pretty damn quick for what it is.







'74 Dodge Monaco Police car - real police special, 440/727/9-1/4 rear, 140 certified speedo, spotlight, cop tires, cop shocks, cop suspension, and it's the model made before the catalytic convertor so it runs good on regular gas. I still need to fix the cigarette lighter, though.





And my unassuming daily driver, a '92 5.0/AOD coupe with 145K miles and still runs like new. You can't kill these things.



When I get my '80 Futura built to my satisfaction, it will take over daily driver duties and I may give the red Mustang to my father. He loves to borrow it.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:30 pm

nice blues brothers reference lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:00 pm

Nice rides guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:58 am

Man you guys have nice rides!


I only have fairmonts so my pics are already up lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:06 pm

TealP51 you have a beautiful stable of cars. I love the Ranchero. I've always been a fan of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:17 am

detroitiron2000 wrote:
TealP51 you have a beautiful stable of cars. I love the Ranchero. I've always been a fan of them.

Thanks Don,

The collection changes periodically when something comes up that I can't live without, but it's finally boiling down to a reasonable number of hungry mouths to feed. It's way too easy to get carried away in this hobby.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:21 pm

Agreed. I have the almost unmentionable desire to build two REALLY oddball cars:

A custom Aerostar...I know, an Aerostar...but I have this idea I can't shake and

A Fiat 850 with VW blown power.

Egads!

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:41 pm

Man, that comet wagon is HOT! I would used that as a daily driver if I lived in a decent climate.....Last I checked today, we had at least 10" of snow. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:15 pm











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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:58 pm

i never pass up an opportunity to whore out my mustang:



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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:53 pm

bsharer wrote:



Man that '62 is sick!!
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:33 pm

62 Fairlane.... Shocked Rolling Eyes affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:40 pm

Wow, there are some very nice cars in the above photos. Here's a picture of my LSC Lincol in winter storage.[img][/img]

And a '52 Ford 8N that is this winter's project to complete. [img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:20 pm

LOve the LSC! I still want one...but then again, I want pretty much every car I come across for some reason or other.

I used to drive an 8N on my grandfather's farm. Seeing yours brings back memories!!

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:43 pm



this is my 1981 fairmont





1988 SSP ex texas state trooper coupe that I drive everyday




1998 gt that im waiting for the title on.




and last the moredoor that i wish i hadnt sold.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:49 pm

ive had my eye on a 1966 ford econoline van that i wanna make into a gasser style fun truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:42 pm

1990 LX, GT40P motor and 2 baby seats...lol 12.78@106


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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Your Other Rides...   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:54 pm

Love the baby seat comment!! LOL

LOve the car too.

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