In rememberance of...

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  1. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    ...my toys from the past.
    Wrenching on a samurai sure has me missing some of the toys from the past. I didn't even own a camera back then so the following are copy pastas of near representations of the best of the best toys I've had the pleasure of bustin' knuckles on.

    present:

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    the last toy (similar to this 1972 low rider Courier) I had was 20 years ago:

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    Before that, a 1966 datsun pick-up with a built V8 in it:

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    A project I only started to build when the wife left and took everything that wasn't nailed down.
    a 1969 vista cruiser with 455 rocket V8:

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    But the toy I miss more than any other was my 1978 FJ40:

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    In 1974, my second car was unique even for the time. back when most guys were into Novas, malibus and mustangs.This is the one that started it all. I cut my teeth on a 1965 Bonneville. It really didn't count as a toy because it was a daily driver. I did, however, learn most of the mechanical principals and how to use most tools on a tuna boat like this:

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    Again, these are simply representations of what I actually owned. It seemed that whenever there was a change in circumstances, the toys were the first thing to go. This doesn't even include the motor cycles, the boat, camper or anything else that guys get to sacrifice when a family comes first.
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    60's Bonnevilles are bad ass. Land yacht, but still bad ass.
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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I had that suspension tuned so soft that it really did feel like a boat. I was the only one in our group of friends that had a bagged car.
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    Funny you brought this up. Was looking for the car I bought that the bitch sold after we broke up a year after we had my son. I bought a super clean 1966 Cadilac with zero rust and original paint and interior. Everything was there and even the chrome inside and out was awesome. Had power seats, power windows power everything and everything worked. Not a single ding in the car and even came with the original bumper jack and tools. The engine had a knock but it was matching #'s and had the originall 500 cid.

    Bought that for $600 in 1996.

    Been online for the last 2 years looking for a similar car and at the same quality level the price is damn near $8000.

    After we broke up, she sold that car to the scrap yard for $300. That fucking hurts.

    I will build one before I die.


    Haven't been on here in the last 2 months. Here's where that was spent.

    1967 Camaro RS/SS. Car came out nice for a 2 month after work hours build. :smokin:

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    After:

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    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqUj9qjn0f4


    Edit: 11.99 is just a random conservative ET we put in the window. The pain't had not yet been cut as it was too fresh in this pic.
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  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    sonnava-bitch! That's hot! Time well spent IMHO.

    The same happened with my old 1969 vista cruiser. The ex took it and wasted it.

    I've just been doing little stuff to the Tonka. Slapped in a cheapo (albeit good sounding) sound system. I don;'t want to loose a lot of money when a meth head decides to cash in on my stuff. I custom made a few speaker boxes and installed some LED backup lights and a 32" light bar last week end.

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    I've got a motor mount that's problematic and will be trading the stockers out for some unbreakable Trail Tough mounts.
    http://www.trailtough.com/index.php...ategory_id=66&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    I'm glad I went with 4:62's front and rear. Now the speedometer is dead nutz
    instead of being 10 miles under actual.
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