Topic: Plans for the car for the 2012 Run?

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    #21
    Mar 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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    Originally posted by Pontiac_Birds_Nest  I would like to get new tires and wheels but doesn't look like it will happen. This trip alone will cost roughly 1500. You guys all rob banks or something to afford to do all this stuff to your vehicles? lmao image So much I would like to do, but isn't going to happen frown image I am still trying to decide what car to bring, scratchchin image the 79 would be more fun but also more costly and not sure if it would make it through the whole trip. The 01 bird would be more gas friendly, I guess will see when time comes....huh

    Brian


    lmao image I dont think we have any thevies here, but then again this is The Bandit Run wink image yes, these trips cost sum moolah, and some are doing very well,(finacially) others (like me) wondering when the next dollar will fall from the tree. biggrin image some of us can do all our own repairs,but parts still cost. as for your cars, take the one which will cost you the least amount and be reliable,you dont have to prove anything to anyone here. great bunch of peeps grouphug image

     

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    #22
    Mar 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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    Originally posted by chumbrother  lmao image I dont think we have any thevies here, but then again this is The Bandit Run wink image yes, these trips cost sum moolah, and some are doing very well,(finacially) others (like me) wondering when the next dollar will fall from the tree. biggrin image some of us can do all our own repairs,but parts still cost. as for your cars, take the one which will cost you the least amount and be reliable,you dont have to prove anything to anyone here. great bunch of peeps grouphug image


    I know I don't have to prove anything, I brought the 01 on the 2009 and 2010 runs. It would just be nice to take the older one, but don't see it happening. I wish I was more car savvy, I love driving them but not too car smart. I always looking to learn but just not enough time in the day with work and family. Maybe someday. Anyways thanks for the feedback.

    Bri

     

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    Mar 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Well, I wanna drive the '79 (Little Red TA) and need to put a window whatchmacallit in the driver's side window so it goes up and down correctly and starts and stops at the right place (crank windows). Perhaps a water pump- this one is beginning to "weep" a little water on the pavement after a trip. Maybe change the oil, check the rearend dope and tire air pressure... get the CB ready (already installed) just need to check the antenna and external speaker mounted on the console.

    Anyway, not a lot to do... oh yeah... paint the trim on the driver's side T-Top since it was replaced, they don't match. By the way... if anyone's interested... black duck tape works really, really well on the T-Tops - keeps them from leaking and absolutely stops all wind noise! lmao image

    Dang - I need to stop typing, I m thinking of things i need to do while Im texting. eek image

    Needs a thermostat - cause it don't have one. Needs a new AM/FM radio antenna. Needs the AC charged. Needs an oil gauge that works. scratchchin image

    Ok - that's enough dang stuff - just fill 'er up with gas and check the fluids and GO !! cool image

     

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    #24
    Mar 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    I drove my 79 for the first time today. In fact car was last registered in 2001 according to the safety sticker, so it has been a while. Other then 1st being 2nd, 2nd being 1st, 3rd being 4th and 4th being 3rd....it shifts great. It overheated so still have some work to do.

     

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    Mar 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm
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    Originally posted by JustinRuiz85  The car is at body and paint, should be done in mid December. After tax season get engine and tranny redone. Then send interior off to my friends parents to reupholster. New audio, and rims and tires, and redesign hood bird, get Super Chicken lettering for spoiler. Hopefully can join day 3 of the bandit run, outta Tennessee.


    How's the project coming along? Hope to see the car on the run this year.

    Shaker

     

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    Mar 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    I need to maybe look into a laeky pinion seal and change the rear end lube.
    Double check CB install and make sure it's going to work.
    Most all the things will be checked out when I get it ouat storage and drive it to the dealership and put it up on my lift. (The guys at work are drawn to it like moths to a flame!) biggrin image

    I can't wait to drive my old friend once again. smile image

    Leon

     

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    Mar 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
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    Originally posted by 1tinindian  I need to maybe look into a laeky pinion seal and change the rear end lube.
    Double check CB install and make sure it's going to work.
    Most all the things will be checked out when I get it ouat storage and drive it to the dealership and put it up on my lift. (The guys at work are drawn to it like moths to a flame!) biggrin image

    I can't wait to drive my old friend once again. smile image

    Leon


    When you get it up on the lift and they are all around, pull out a roll of silver duck tape just to get the question: "whatchu gonna use that for?".

    Then tell them it's for the T-Tops. lmao image

     

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    Mar 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm
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    Originally posted by Shaker  When you get it up on the lift and they are all around, pull out a roll of silver duck tape just to get the question: "whatchu gonna use that for?".

    Then tell them it's for the T-Tops. lmao image


    LoL, but mine is a hardtop! bouncy image

     

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    1998 GMC Sierra
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    1960 Triumph 650
    1982 Suzuki GS1100L
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    Mar 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Got the cruise control fixed (sure didn't want to have to peddle it for 1000 miles to Texarkana) and had the AC checked yesterday. Think I got a slow leak so I'll check it again before the Run, might need it in that Gulf Coast humidity.

     

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    #30
    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm
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    Originally posted by 1tinindian  LoL, but mine is a hardtop! bouncy image


    heck then tell them it's for the right rear tire. lmao image

    Just tell 'em anything...they'll believe you for awhile ... just how long will determine...well you'll figure out the rest... lmao image

    it'll be funny.... trust me.

    lmao image

     

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    79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
    and a couple of others that will remain nameless!