In which we talk cars

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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ClavAnother » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:54 pm

Ps, I think you should get this haircut instead


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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ClavAnother » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:58 pm

CLABBADABBADOO, is that yoo?!



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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:01 am

dude.



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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:35 am

Man I love those 89 Toyota trucks.. I could do that, another Tacoma, a t100, an old Nissan pathfinder..

Love my versa though.
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby Plink Floyd » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:34 am

Meh cars. I don't say I'd care to do without one, but it doesn't have to be anything special.
I seem to have no further need for intimidating power or mating plumage.

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But, so as to be a contributing member of our society, I shall relate an amusing anectode: My bil works @ Chrysler.
Teh wyfe bought him this cap for christmas. It says inside that it was made in Bangladesh.

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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby Veracohr » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:51 am

Tesla for the electric-car-coolness, although the idea of my car being connected to the internet kind of gives me the heeber jeebies.
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby gregwar » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:52 pm

verawar were u filming those self-driving you choobs ?

musk does not approve !

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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby Veracohr » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:36 pm

Nonsense!
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby midinut » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:12 pm

We just got a new toy ... let the fun begin.

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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby christianrock » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:16 pm

NICE! :thu:

A Jeep is always cool. You can just keep changing parts and drive that thing for decades and it will remain cool.

Yours looks like it could use a new paint job, in a Jeep, that's just a nice to have and not a "need to". :smoke:
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby Veracohr » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:31 pm

I'm driving my second Jeep Grand Cherokee in a row (by coincidence, not choice). Terrible gas mileage, these things. Not so cool. I don't know what the kind like midinut's have for gas mileage.
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:22 pm

What was it about 90's era paintjobs on cars? All the 90's cars (early 00's?) eventually have that "sunburned" paint look.

Jeep looks like fun, though, Midi!
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby soundwave106 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:40 am

ElectricPuppy wrote:What was it about 90's era paintjobs on cars? All the 90's cars (early 00's?) eventually have that "sunburned" paint look.


All this comes from Google fu analysis, so take it with a grain of salt. But as I understand: due to concerns about smog-producing environmental air pollution (VOCs), particularly in California ("rule 1151"), car manufacturers moved away from solvent based paint to water based paint in the 1990s, as well as moving to a new paint process (HVLP). As with all new technology, it had quirks, one of them seems to be that the clear coat peels off a bit easier than before. The clear coat itself apparently also doesn't handle UV quite as well as today and sometimes got crumbly.

So that sunburned look is usually the clear-coating peeling away. Reportedly today's clear coats are much better.
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:33 am

Ah. Gracias, SW!
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby christianrock » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:49 am

SW doesn't have that scientist look for nothing! :smoke:
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby midinut » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:17 am

Thanks guys. Sorry to be so absent lately. Unlike "some people" I'm not done with school yet. Starting my senior (last) year in January. The Jeep just kind of fell in our lap. My youngest brother has been off-roading for many years, belongs to a 4x4 club, and I've ridden with him many times over the years. A Jeep was already on our bucket list for when we retire, it just came early. You're correct about the sun fading out the hoods on most early 90s vehicles. Our plan is to take it to Maaco for a cheap $500 paint job. It's going to get beat up and scratched up and not going to be a daily driver, just a play toy ... you know ... like my studio. Another endless money pit. JEEP - Just Empty Every Pocket. But, loads of fun. We've already joined the local club and taken a 4x4 101 training class. Eventually I'll put a soft top, a lift kit, and probably 35" tires on it (it's got 31"s on it now). Our bucket list includes Moab and the Rubicon Trail.

Thinking of going for a Masters Degree upon graduating. Uncle Sam would pay for it. Plan to get back to work and do the Masters in the evening. Any if you done that and pulled it off?

Sorry ... Back to cars. :grin:
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Good on you for even thinking of pursuing a masters after grinding through the undergrad. I've got a little more than a year left myself, and I'm thinking I may be very, very done by then. :grin:
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Re: In which we talk cars

Postby midinut » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:05 pm

I'm just thinking about it right now. If I'm gonna do it, I need to take the GRE soon and start applying for programs. I need to talk to some people at school and try to find a good fit first. I thought you were done with school EP. Good on both of us for sticking it out (so far anyway). And Merry Christmas to all!
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