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Brendon@TMS 11-01-2012 04:48 PM

Car Thread:Projects or your DD, post it up!

Motorcycles can be lots of fun, but as the snow falls, most of us will be reverting to our four wheeled brethren.

I'd like to start a car thread. Post up your ride, project or daily driver, doesn't matter! Show a picture and description, or chit chat, who cares!

I'll go first...

1979 Volvo 245 B21F w/M46, RSI Cam, IPD lowering springs, Bilstein struts/shocks, Momo Competition wheel, Sony/Polk/JL Audio stereo setup, IPD A/C bypass, single round headlight/flathood conversion, and a few other bits.

In the works: heated seats should be in this weekend, as well as freshly painted winter wheels, and a new drivers seat cover. Also have a class 2 trailer hitch to install, hopefully this weekend too.

Fighter 11-01-2012 05:56 PM

2001 Audi A8L
4.2L Quattro
Lower 48 car
Outstanding on snow/ice
27 mpg
Less than half the money of a 2 year old Subie Forrester

Fighter 11-01-2012 05:59 PM

2007 GMC Savanna
Cargo only
Cup holders for 8 ... seating for 2

nuttynu 11-01-2012 06:43 PM

no projects for me, just maybe looking getting a truck next year. i rarely drive in the summer , so a truck would be great for winter and any outdoor activities i do do when its winter/summer

KHuddy 11-01-2012 08:16 PM

AKA Swagmobile!!!!!!!!!

friar mike 11-01-2012 09:14 PM

heres one of my MANY vw Westy bus's I have this one is a 1970 it has been off the road for 13 years till last week I brought it out of retirement to run in a engine I just built for a customer in Fairbanks I just don't like handing over a fresh engine without running it for at least 100 miles most of the time the car is here for me to put the engine in but this time its up there so i used this bus for a test bed and I needed to get this bus up and going Iam going to drive this one out this March to do abit of touring down in the states get the hell out of here for awhile. Here Iam running the bus up to Talkeetna for its first outing in years I was feeling brave knowing the bus has been sitting all these years and the engine is new but I know my work and of coarse all went well. It was funny when I took the customer out for a test drive I think he was more fascinated with how good the heat was then how nice it ran.:lol3 Now I have to build the engine that will push this bus along in March I guess I better get to work there is more then just a engine to do the bus.

NorthernBoxer 11-01-2012 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by fighter (Post 19950533)
2007 gmc savanna
cargo only
cup holders for 8 ... Seating for 2


friar mike 11-01-2012 09:26 PM

Heres my other bus This D2D I did the SLOW drive and my BMW was a trailer queen for the first time in its life it was being towed with almost half the horse power it has.:huh I needed the bus it had to haul all the tires and such needed to keep D2D up and going now days. the line was getting long this day around the old bus.

NorthernBoxer 11-01-2012 09:29 PM

2002 Volkswagen GTI
1.8L Turbo - 5 speed manual, front wheel drive. Great in the snow wearing my Bridgestone Blizzak studless winters.
Heated leather seats/mirrors, premium 8 speaker sound system.
24 city/34 highway mpg

Needs new rear wheel bearings.

Fighter 11-01-2012 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by NorthernBoxer (Post 19951787)

A couple of years ago I ran it to Homer and back.
Just me and a bicycle.
Chevron on LkOtis/Abbott to LandsEnd back to Chevron on LkOtis/Abbott.
Speed limit all the way except a little fatfoot action up the pass.
5.3 V8 AWD
Ordered it with optional 3:43 rear end.
19.6 mpg

NorthernBoxer 11-01-2012 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by Fighter (Post 19951929)
A couple of years ago I ran it to Homer and back...
19.6 mpg

Not bad.

Fighter 11-01-2012 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by NorthernBoxer (Post 19951966)
Not bad.

Not at all!
Particularly when you factor in AWD and tons of room in the back.
I had Frank Sr. (Precision Autobody) paint the high sides black to break up the lines a bit.
Looks just like a windowed passenger van with the security of not being able to see inside.

AlaskaSolstice 11-01-2012 10:23 PM

daily driver
Here's my daily driver during the summer. At least when my kids aren't around. If they are around I don't get as much time in it. I bought it when I was in college many decades ago and it's still pretty much just like it was back then. Including the wooden door-pulls/armrests that I made back then when I couldn't afford to buy new ones to replace the original vinyl ones when they wore out.

Alaskajeff 11-02-2012 12:17 AM

Beater with a heater!
Here is my latest $900 beater truck: It gets me A-B:D

Solarmoose 11-02-2012 12:25 AM

'02 Chev pickup 496ci big block, just turned 100,000 miles. It loves gas stations and pulls anything you can hook up to it.
'04 VW Passat 4Motion 2.8L V6, 92,000 miles. Its an Audi Quattro underneath and the best AWD there is.
Pic taken the day we picked the VW up from Morrison in Jan '04 on the way back to Fairbanks. It was broken in properly.

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