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Old 05-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #11
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Ew..... Those wheels probably weigh about 40 lbs each. That'* killing his quarter mile!
Wouldn't be worried about the weight, but how it effectively kills your gearing.
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Those are about the most retarded looking cars in the world, and I will tell it to someone who does it to.
I call them "Clown Cars".
Only a clown would drive one and they look like they belong in a circus
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no no no. not clown cars. they're tonka trucks.

everytime i see a classic being butchured like this i want to set it on fire.
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You know, I'd diss this trend, but I can't. It'* very flattering to get frequent offers for $5000 or more on my car when I have it out and running! Best offer so far is $7500.

Keep in mind my car blue books for about $500, even with only 87,000 actual miles.
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You know, I'd diss this trend, but I can't. It'* very flattering to get frequent offers for $5000 or more on my car when I have it out and running! Best offer so far is $7500.

Keep in mind my car blue books for about $500, even with only 87,000 actual miles.
What does that have to do with this? Are you saying you have done this to your car, or that people want to buy your car so they can do it? If it is the first, well sorry if you were offended, everyone has different taste. If it is the second, well I guess I could understand what you mean. I love the older styles, would love to have one myself. I just don't want it to look like a monster truck, but to each their own I guess.
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nope she is saying that people are looking for the "big body' cars and are willing to pay lots of $$$$$ for them
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What bothers me the most about this trend is that I like that old body style and it lends itself very well dropping in crate motors w/cams, 12-bolt rear ends, and racing suspension. Now I can't afford to pick one of these up for the $300-500 they used to sell for.

I've been seeing these on the nearby city streets for a couple years now and it makes me feel sad for the cars...
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so the ricers took over the old econoboxes and sports cars, and now this group is take over the old big cars, what will be left for the poor college student just looking for a $1000 ride?
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There is always the Dodge Aires. I had one fo r$300, put in a new clutch and it was gogd as new. I don't hink ricers would touch it, and it would look pretty lame on 26'*
Or there is the Caravan
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