Post Your Beater/ Side Projects

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  1. Rustbucket350

    Rustbucket350 Veteran Member

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    I'll go first. I drive a 2000 white ranger 4 cylinder with a rusty bed every day. It's quiet and it has ac and it has relatively low miles.

    BUT I wanted a full size and I'm just not the kind of guy to finance a vehicle. I bought a 78 GMC 2500 long bed for 800 bucks. Here it is now:

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    No, the gas mileage is not good. It has a summit cam, Chinese intake, and a 750 Quick Fuel with two gas tanks. It does make me happy. Oh! I almost forgot, this is my new daily when I sell the ranger.
     
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    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    psst what kind of Ranger?
     
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    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    [​IMG] my beater....02 150 SCAB 4x4 a little lift alot of tire and very TIRED at 290K...4.56 gears a tune and moves and haules EVERYTHING anywhere everyday...just like it is supposed to! :)
     
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    No photo....2010 Honda Accord. It has 241K miles. Runs excellent. But "curveballs" happen. Driving to the dealer today for NYS inspectiomn, my check engine light came on. Won't pass inspection. Could be 7-8 causes. I could kick myself in the ars. Gave my daughter (a few years ago) a Dodge Ram. Great truck. Wish I never did it. She sold it 3 weeks later!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    BillyDean7173 Psychopathy Red

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    Why? After you gave it to her?
     
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    She wanted the bucks. When I bought it, it was in an accident, but nothing big. A little door repair and that was it. In 4 years, I put on maybe 8-10K miles. She liked 4WD so I thought she'd keep it.
     
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    My beater I bought beginning of the year it’s a 2013 Corolla. I was putting too many miles on my F150 pickup and this Toyota had 89K 2 owners and gets me almost 40MPG
     
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    My daily beater is a 2003 F150 Crew Cab. It's been good to me except this past month... new starter, new alternator, and new rear pads and rotors tomorrow morning. Should be good for a while after this.
     
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    Picked up this impala a few weeks ago. It’s so strange to fill the gas tank half as often and half as much$$$ as compared to my truck lol. 50-55 miles a day was killin me.
    I retired our beloved alero a year and a half ago due to stage 4 road cancer.
     

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