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J-Scott-D

<--Car guy, do doubt about it.

 

It all started in the late 1970's, when I inherited this 1939 Ford Standard Coupe from a friend of the family. Dad drove me to school in it once and parked it. The flathead V-8 seized up from sitting and I sold it in 1994. (That's me on the right)

 

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In the 80's, my original dream was to build a '66 Shelby GT350H clone, but I ended up building this semi-Bullitt replica from a 1967 Mustang Fastback. Started on it in 1986 and finished it in 1991.

 

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From 1988 to 2001, my daily driver was a 1986 Ranger. 2.0 4 cylinder and very slow. That probably helped me survive my teens, though. I drove like a madman.

 

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When Ford released the limited edition Bullitt GT, I couldn't resist. Ford built a modern-day version of my '67 fastback with even some of the same mods I had made. (4 wheel disc brakes, lowered, etc.) It was my daily driver from 2001 to 2011. It is a weekend car, now. I drive a company vehicle to work.

 

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I sold the '67 fastback in 2002. It was a nice car, but I was broke when I built it and knew I could build a much better car.

 

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I had 2 project cars from 2008 to 2016 (a '67 Mustang hardtop and a '65 Mustang fastback) and I sold them both. I'm married and in my late 40's now, so there isn't a lot of spare time to work on them. I'm thinking about buying a restored '65 or '66 fastback in the future.

 

 

 

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Smooth Longsack

^^looks like ohio or michigan.

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DarkSavageDeathlyCloud

i am not a car guy

 

still working on getting a license

 

in gtao i drive what i would like to drive in real life

Edited by Darth Absentis

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THE_RUSTYRAT_39

Right now I drive a 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe(For Fun)

My Father and I spent the last year building

 

Its got a 1966 Ford 289 HIPO Backed up by a C4 Trans. and an 8.8 Ford Rear-end.

 

The Body is Grafted onto a 1985 Ford Ranger Frame as it was cheaper to do that then upgrade the original.

 

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So for GTA, I got the closest thing I can get to having streetrods, The Ratloader, Hotknife... I just want a Fat Fendered Coupe soo bad though!!!

Edited by THE_ENDRMAN_007

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RockstarZigs

Don't own a car yet but I'm a Tuner and Sports car type of guy. I dig Muscle cars too but it depends on the company and model. Top dream car that I wanna own one day is this beauty here

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:inlove:

 

First car dreams, prob a Scion FR-S, Dodge Charger or Challenger,Chevy Camaro, or just something simple but flashy.

 

 

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Mach1bud

J-Scott-D and THE_ENDRMAN_007 you two have officially earned my respect.

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THE_RUSTYRAT_39

J-Scott-D and THE_ENDRMAN_007 you two have officially earned my respect.

Thanks man!

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J-Scott-D

J-Scott-D and THE_ENDRMAN_007 you two have officially earned my respect.

 

Thanks, but if it wasn't for my dad, I wouldn't have learned my way around cars. He used to buy/sell/repair/restore 1965-1968 Mustangs. It was a side-job/hobby for him.

 

I do the oil changes, brake jobs and tire rotations on my car and my wife's chick-truck. (Explorer Sport Trac) The less outside hands that touch our vehicles, the better. Good for the wallet, too.

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Rewdalf

Right now I drive a 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe(For Fun)

My Father and I spent the last year building

 

Its got a 1966 Ford 289 HIPO Backed up by a C4 Trans. and an 8 Inch Ford Rear-end.

 

The Body is Grafted onto a 1985 Ford Ranger Frame as it was cheaper to do that then upgrade the original.

That's nice.

 

I like hearing about things like that, working together with your father on something you both like.

I guess I've always been jealous of people who get to inherit nice cars, or have mechanically inclined parents or members of their family...

 

I'm the first and only car guy in my family, and it gets pretty hard to fund projects alone and with very little help.

But I guess I can't say I'm doing badly.

Just really wish I had a garage too.

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A Maned Wolf

My first and (for the time being only) car was my 88 Toyota MR2.

Lost it in a wreak with a f*ck-wit who was texting while driving; have yet to purchase another car. (Driving the family car atm, 2006 Honda Pilot)

Only pics I could find of it:

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Edited by A Maned Wolf

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Fox2Quick

I'm about to be 25. First car was an 89 Mustang GT hatch at 13. Got tboned by a drunk driver at 17 and replaced the car by a month later with a 92 LX. Had that ever since. That said, I grew up on FnF and Initial D and Wangan Midnight, so I've got a taste for both muscle AND imports. It doesn't influence my in-game decisions much. Sometimes I just build a Futo like my Fox if I'm bored. Sometimes I replicate movie cars or nice ones I see online. I'm a drift nut so there's always a little flair in my styling and I tend to avoid FWD cars.

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Smooth Longsack

I used to want to be a car guy. My first car i bought in 1996 was a 1966 bonneville with 32k miles on it. Pussy magnet! I'm very mechanically inclined but don't particularly like working on cars half the year. It's so friggin cold outside. I have a heater in the garage but i just cba at this point. I'll come back to it.

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tpb122298

I am a car guy, loved cars since I was a kid, I am almost 18 now. I own a 2003 Subaru Outback, nothing special it's a first car but it works. I have a permit but do not have my license as I had major surgery on my feet in June and have not fully recovered yet and plan to finish getting my license once I can walk and do stuff again.

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THE_RUSTYRAT_39

 

-snip-

That's nice.

 

I like hearing about things like that, working together with your father on something you both like.

I guess I've always been jealous of people who get to inherit nice cars, or have mechanically inclined parents or members of their family...

 

I'm the first and only car guy in my family, and it gets pretty hard to fund projects alone and with very little help.

But I guess I can't say I'm doing badly.

Just really wish I had a garage too.

I learned everything I know from my Father, He was the first and only car guy in our family(Until I came along). Dont feel bad man, do what you love and about funding, use Craigslist and E-bay, You can find some really good deals there!

(BTW Im almost 19)

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Rewdalf

 

 

-snip-

That's nice.

 

I like hearing about things like that, working together with your father on something you both like.

I guess I've always been jealous of people who get to inherit nice cars, or have mechanically inclined parents or members of their family...

 

I'm the first and only car guy in my family, and it gets pretty hard to fund projects alone and with very little help.

But I guess I can't say I'm doing badly.

Just really wish I had a garage too.

I learned everything I know from my Father, He was the first and only car guy in our family(Until I came along). Dont feel bad man, do what you love and about funding, use Craigslist and E-bay, You can find some really good deals there!

(BTW Im almost 19)

 

It's a stretch, but as I wrote I can't say I'm doing badly.

 

I pushed to get my license early even when my parents thought it would be pointless.

I got a crappy little coupe right before I graduated high school.

 

Then a bit of luck came my way when someone ran a stop sign and totaled it after I had been driving it for almost two years.

My dad decided to match what the insurance offered since it was fully covered, and I had a spotless driving record.

So I used that to buy the car I'm driving today.

 

Did I mention I'm a self-taught manual driver?

 

My first car was automatic, but I was adamant that my second would be manual.

Both of my parents know how to drive stick, seeing as they were brought up in the EU.

It would have been a shame for me to not ever learn, but my dad never showed interest in teaching me.

So I literally bought a five-speed and had to live with it until I learned how to drive it flawlessly.

 

Yeah, it's not fast, or flashy, or even sporty...

But I like it.

Well, love it now since I've been getting some work done on it.

Ideally I wanted a Golf GTI, but prices were pretty high compared to my budget. That, or mileage was ridiculous and that really shortens the life on a turbo...

So I settled, and made the most of a plain stock GL with pretty low miles.

 

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It looks tacky, and my budget is laughable...

But as of recently it got a notable upgrade after I spotted a high-performance muffler in a junkyard just casually hanging off of a GTI.

 

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And with the restricting suitcase muffler gone, the car actually sounds like it stands a chance now.

I was actually looking for parts for my actual project, but the muffler find was too good to pass up.

Only other thing I'll be doing is going back for a set of high-end alloy wheels to replace those god awful steelies.

The Golf is really just going to remain my daily, ever since I grabbed my first and current project which is my real pride and joy.

 

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Have always wanted a 944 Porsche, but when I saw an ad for a 924S with transmission troubles, I jumped on it.

Was fully expecting to have to pull the rear-mounted trans and do some dirty work, but the problem ended up being a loose bolt on the linkage.

After that was done, and with some help from a few mechanic buddies, the car has been slowly getting better and better...

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Fox2Quick

 

 

-snip-

That's nice.

 

I like hearing about things like that, working together with your father on something you both like.

I guess I've always been jealous of people who get to inherit nice cars, or have mechanically inclined parents or members of their family...

 

I'm the first and only car guy in my family, and it gets pretty hard to fund projects alone and with very little help.

But I guess I can't say I'm doing badly.

Just really wish I had a garage too.

I learned everything I know from my Father, He was the first and only car guy in our family(Until I came along). Dont feel bad man, do what you love and about funding, use Craigslist and E-bay, You can find some really good deals there!

(BTW Im almost 19)

Similar situation here. Before I got my 89 GT, my pops got a 91. We did everything ourselves on that car. It's had 3 different motors in it and 3 different forced induction setups before finally going back to N/A. That one has been done for about 7 years now and the only thing that's still stock on it is the bell housing on the trans. My old man was always into cars, so I learned the physical mechanics from him. I've always been mechanically inclined but I'm also really good with electronics so I got to teach him better ways to do wiring. I spent 3 days labeling, cutting, and re-splicing as many of the wires in the engine bay as possible so they're inside the fender instead of the bay. We learned redoing the interior and convertible top together. Spent many nights up till 3 or 4 AM under that car and it worked out when I ended up getting practically the same car. At one point a few years ago, I had an overheat issue and damaged a head. Ended up buying a whole new stock 5.0 from a buddy for like $400 and did the swap myself in my driveway. Had the car running again before 48 hours passed.

 

I've got a lot of like to do to my car but very little extra fundage for it. The old man took out like a $20k loan for "a new roof on the house" when we did the final motor build in his, hah.

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PeasantGaming > U

<--Car guy, do doubt about it.

 

It all started in the late 1970's, when I inherited this 1939 Ford Standard Coupe from a friend of the family. Dad drove me to school in it once and parked it. The flathead V-8 seized up from sitting and I sold it in 1994. (That's me on the right)

 

DSC02247_zps9313df0a.jpg

 

In the 80's, my original dream was to build a '66 Shelby GT350H clone, but I ended up building this semi-Bullitt replica from a 1967 Mustang Fastback. Started on it in 1986 and finished it in 1991.

 

1022344348_zpscekq8hjy.jpg

 

From 1988 to 2001, my daily driver was a 1986 Ranger. 2.0 4 cylinder and very slow. That probably helped me survive my teens, though. I drove like a madman.

 

img045_zpsec7de54d.jpg

 

When Ford released the limited edition Bullitt GT, I couldn't resist. Ford built a modern-day version of my '67 fastback with even some of the same mods I had made. (4 wheel disc brakes, lowered, etc.) It was my daily driver from 2001 to 2011. It is a weekend car, now. I drive a company vehicle to work.

 

DSC09337_zpseb3a11cf.jpg

 

I sold the '67 fastback in 2002. It was a nice car, but I was broke when I built it and knew I could build a much better car.

 

both.jpg

 

I had 2 project cars from 2008 to 2016 (a '67 Mustang hardtop and a '65 Mustang fastback) and I sold them both. I'm married and in my late 40's now, so there isn't a lot of spare time to work on them. I'm thinking about buying a restored '65 or '66 fastback in the future.

 

 

 

 

That's why Barrett-Jackson Auction exists. Buy the car of your dreams without putting years into a restoration.

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TheFroggmann

My first and (for the time being only) car was my 88 Toyota MR2.

Lost it in a wreak with a f*ck-wit who was texting while driving; have yet to purchase another car. (Driving the family car atm, 2006 Honda Pilot)

 

Only pics I could find of it:

slfqczn.jpgMoHhHZj.jpg

 

 

 

Love these cars. Dad had an 88 SC that I loved to drive. Quick and nimble just not a good idea in the rain, learned that the hard way.

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Touge Spirit Leader

 

That's why Barrett-Jackson Auction exists. Buy the car of your dreams without putting years into a restoration.

 

Yeah, for a lump sum of a quarter million dollars all at once! That's real practical bud...

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PeasantGaming > U

 

 

That's why Barrett-Jackson Auction exists. Buy the car of your dreams without putting years into a restoration.

 

Yeah, for a lump sum of a quarter million dollars all at once! That's real practical bud...

 

 

If you can afford to even go to Barrett-Jackson, you don't worry about such things as "practicality". lol

 

Also you can find the exact kind of cars he is looking for for under 100k. Even 50k. Sure some cars, some of the rare trims, ect are 250k and up, but there is actually something for everyone at a Barrett-Jackson Auction if you've actually watched one.

 

I watch em all when they do their live broadcasts on television. When I get the money I want to do a 69 Camaro Resto-Mod. Basically a 69 Camaro on the outside with all the mechanical bits from c6 Z06 stuffed inside. Until I have the money though all I can do is watch and focus on the rides I do have.

Edited by PeasantGaming > U

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E_Hos

I'd like to have this and a new F-150

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rtie

It started when I was a young britboy, and as every young britboy did. I watched at lot of Top Gear, I've also been to several huge car show Top Gear was involved in so I lay witness to many treasures. For me it was always about the visuals, history and colours, not so much about the mechanical side; although I do still find it interesting. I'm not a car car guy but i'm a guy who likes cars.

 

 

It also helps that my dad has a 1980s white Porsche 911 Targa, which he's had for about 20 years.

Edited by Arthur Fookin Shelby

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