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  1. tbrooks

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    Well guys been a while. I've been lurking every once in awhile. Getting close to having the house done. Been a long journey to get here, should be done by the end of summer, landscaping and all. Check it out

    It's been a shame, we have barely road our atvs the last few years. This spring we are going to give them some TLC, and then give em hell. Gonna have to relearn my blaster knowledge, so I can come back and contribute.
     
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    Awesome work bro, very rustic and homely feel to it all, digging how much reclaimed stuff you used, this takes way more craftsmanship than installing all newly bought stuff !
     
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    Thanks, it's been a lot of work. Pretty much anything that doesn't look store bought I made or altered for my purposes. Light and plumbing fixtures too. The family and a few friends helped here and there, but it was mostly me. Glad to be moved in, and planning a detailed video when I finish to document everything, and give thanks to my help and sources. Haven't done a budget total yet but I know its gonna be ~50k, probably higher though.
     
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    The taverns pretty quiet.whats everyone waiting on their check:D
     
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    Got my Christmas bonus check weeks ago!;)
     
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    Got mine today:cool:.ready to roll
     
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    Do a Mid engine radio flyer build
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone!!!:cool:
     
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    Merry Crisis...I mean, Belated Christmas!

    I got mine about three weeks ago and all of it went to my pile of junk (1998 Volvo S70) that I've since decided to part out because it really agitates me. Why is it whenever I get a cheap car that I really like, it's a total pile?
    • 1998 Volvo V70 AWD (transmission and drivetrain died in spectacular fashion within a week of purchase)
    • 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback (headgasket and every other component on the vehicle died)
    • 2002 Toyota 4Runner (rusted away)
    • 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon (the engine quite literally puked)
    • 1998 Volvo S70 (EVERYTHING, minus the transmission, is bad)
     
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    That's why they were cheap.or is it your driving:confused:.starting to see a patern there:p
     
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    Definitely not my driving, my dad taught me well. If it was my mom, I probably would have rolled a car.
    Let me break down these cars for you and why they were so bad:

    1998 Volvo V70 AWD ($700). It was owned by a man named Pete and he worked on them good 'ol small block Chevy's. I liked it because it was a boxy wagon, and turbocharged, and all wheel drive. I should've just walked away from it because it was too good to be true.

    1998 Subaru Legacy Outback ($2000). Because the Volvo was such a pile of crap, I desperately needed something I could drive daily and unfortunately I got taken to the cleaners by a dealership down in Gilbertsville, PA.
    2002 Toyota 4Runner ($6000). This was very nice and ran really well, unfortunately the winters here in the Northeast ate away at the paint and part of the frame. I was constantly chasing rust on it and condemned it once the transmission started to make some noise.

    2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon (FREE). Yes. Free. I didn't buy it because my buddy gave it to me. I was going to buy it for the cost of his wheels, but unfortunately for him and me, the engine ate itself on the way up to my house. The B235R Saab engines were notorious for terminal sludge and the only way to remove it all was to fully rebuild the engine. His was one of those.

    1998 Volvo S70 ($900). This was a purely shame on me car. I bought it from a teenager whose bloodstream was 90% THC, 5% beer, and 5% whatever his blood type was. This kind of had everything I wanted and was a very rare black with tan leather WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION. The car drove...ok. It was lowered and all the good stuff you'd want with a car like that. Unfortunately Pennsylvania, especially in the Northern Regions have very strict safety regulations. This car would have failed miserably. I kept dumping money into it so I could drive 60 miles a day without worry. I dumped $1900 into it within the past month and I just keep finding more sh*t to fail inspection, so I'm just cutting my losses and parting it out.

    So, what's the moral of the story? I don't know, don't buy a Volvo? My 2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi and my 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 (4.3) are absolute peaches. Same with my 2006 VW Passat that I had before, and my 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante
     
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    They where just winter beaters?i heard some of the Toyotas frames rot away
     
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    No, they were all supposed to be my daily drivers.
    Toyota trucks used cheap metal on the frames for years, but so did Nissan. They all have the same frame rot problems.

    I originally had a 2006 VW Passat that I was building to do autocross with, so that car was never driven. Now I have my Saab which is extremely rare (1 of 57 build in this spec for 2008), so that sits inside now.
     
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    Happy New Year guys and gals
    First free rounds on me.what you drinking?
     
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    SKOOK WATER!
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    Wish we could get this in Michigan. Had some when I was in Toledo, good stuff
     
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    That and budlite
    That and budlite. Thought they sold it everywhere?we get it here.i think it's the oldest running brewery in the us
     
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    I brought some down to my buddies in Virginia since they have never seen Yuengling Premium. I've noticed that it's really only sold in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania anymore. It's fantastic on tap as well.

    It is. Yuengling is the oldest brewery in the US. It's also about an hour from where I live and about 15 minutes from one of my favorite riding areas.
     
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    :rolleyes: Bud lite is like sex in a canoe
    Effing near water
     
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