It's a '97 Chevy Lumina.
Dodge Caravan with illegal tint?!? you're such a rebel man I'm jealous
Woops, didn't see that there was another page
Really though, it's to keep sun mostly out of my face and make it hard for people to see what's inside so I don't get my expensive stereo stolen.
Edit: Plus I don't think my windshield is too far tinted so I doubt I'm ever going to get in trouble.
So I brought my GoPro back to life, it still had battery in one of my batteries, so I decided to mount it on my dash, and take a little video to see how it was, I had 22 mins of footage and just uploaded 5, since well, it's for the sake of it.
And I am sharing the video here :
Is your entire windshield tinted? That's illegal, but I'm sure you already knew that. I don't think many cops pay attention to tint though, I've been pulled over before and no mention of my tint was made
50% isn't too noticeable, for some reason I thought it was much darker
Are you saying that there are hubcaps out there that aren't shitty?
Not sure how much I'll upload though, I had my dad with me and I don't think the two of us shut up for five seconds the entire trip.
Also, I need to flip the footage, my mount gets in the way if I have my phone right way up. Has to be upside down for a clear shot.
I'd throw a rod if I did that! 3K in second puts me at about 55MPH, 3K in first is about 25. Redline is 4100.
Niice. Not molested, well done, good condition. I'd drive it.
I haven't had power brakes for four years now. Man up brah, it isn't hard to stop a car with no booster, you should still be able to lock up/trigger your ABS with no vacuum assist at all.
IMO that should be a requirement to get a license, being able to stop and steer a modern vehicle with no hydraulic steering assist and no vacuum brake assist. Engines die all the time, for silly reasons, people need to be able to maintain control of a car without the engine's assistance.
That thing may be barely worth it's weight in scrap metal to anyone else, but it's got tons of sentimental value. It's always come through for us when everything else refused to work. I intend to see it up to 350,000 miles and beyond.
I posted it in General Discussion and everyone seemed to not care or not see it, it got passed by so fucking quick. And since everyone is posting theirs here, i figured i would, too. It's not really a bad watch to be honest, other than the fact that i was only able to go up about 1/4 of the way before i saw some cops pulling a guy over on one of the higher turns...So i turned around. Anyways:
First we show off...
Then we drive
If you look above my mirror around 2 minutes in, you can kinda see why i slow way down and eventually turn around..My luck I'd get pulled over again...
Not really a wreck beneath the skin, the guy we got it off of wasn't smart about swapping, hacked up the harness a bit. Body is pretty decent, other than mismatch sunroof and the core support missing the T-bar so it bent down (Jap got a new T bar yesterday). And the driver's fender is a bit mangled but it's not too bad.
Mostly the guy took ALL of the interior apart, every bit, and left it apart. And the tranny only likes to go into a few gears.... when it feels like it.
Luckily we picked up a pair of B16 trannies last night.
Ahh. I had an old '72 C10 like that once. 250 I6, three-on-the-tree, 2WD. The prev owners had used a twig to plug a vacuum line, they used a four-speed floor shifter to convert it, the brakes were shot, the wiring was shot, the steering box had 90 degrees of play in it, the right front ball joints were fried, and the clutch was shot. Oh, and there was some significant floorpan rot, and one bed side was all crumpled up like it had been tagged by a bulldozer or something.
Ended up scrapping it after the engine just died. Drove it into town once day, got out of Autozone with a new air filter for it and it made it another 100 yards. After that, it only coughed out the intake like the timing was off, yet the timing wasn't actually off. Maybe it was something as simple as an intake valve stuck open, idunno, but that thing was absolutely junk. Not worth trying to restore.
Such a shame, too. I liked that truck. Wouldn't mind another '67-'72 C10, but I'd insist on finding one that wasn't rednecked this time.
Yeah, alot of those 67-72s are rednecked out around here. It's a shame, some of the last genuinely good looking Chevy pickups. The generation after that is just a box on wheels.
out with the old, in with the new
Took the 'rolla out with my camera to an old tarmac I like to drive on
The new one is a gold age colored Toy Worldmostboringcar! Are you 50+?
fcuk you UP!
It's fucking muddy behind my shop.
FUCK YOU RAPING MY MERGE
[QUOTE=Strider_07;35097659]out with the old, in with the new
You know how much I love your Camry. Anti-Corolla.
What's the Camry heading next?
Nonetheless, I love it too. It's been a faithful companion despite the bad suspension that bottoms out on speed bumps, the wibbly tie rods that make it pull to one side if you let go of the wheel, the wonky power steering at low speeds, the leaky head gasket it came with, the bad washer nozzles, the dents and scrapes and bad paint and the slow leak in the driver's tire immediately after I replaced them all.
If it were owned by the kinda person that see's a car as little more than a tool/appliance it would of hit the scrapper years ago. Here's hoping its got plenty more years ahead of it.
Can't be long until it attracts the attention of enthusiasts anyway, surely? If it were in the UK, I guarantee you'd have people at your door and phone numbers left on notes under your wiper.
Also, what's the mileage on it?
It took 4 hours with help from my brother but the stripes are on!
I can't decide if it looks sporty or rediculous. Either way, I've always wanted a car with stripes.
I greatly dislike silver cars, (naturally, I was given one. Haha) they have no identity and the fact that everyone (literally, there are 10 of them) at college has a silver car makes me dislike the colour more. I can't exactly afford a respray or a new car!
Oh and yes, I am compensating for the Hyundai badge :P
Not a fan of the stripes im afraid, looks like you've done a good job of applying them though.
You can't see scratches as easily on silver cars
We did it using the dry (one chance only) technique. It was very difficult, we practised with masking tape first then followed the tape lines with the vinyl. The roof was even more difficult.
Yeah, I know it's not the car to put stripes on. But I'm not taking the whole image thing with this that seriously. I'm 19, I'm allowed to be stupid and stupid stripes on Mum's old Hyundai, it's not like I can afford to buy a car worthy of stripes at my age! Haha