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Geoff
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« on: November 04, 2015, 03:25:35 PM »

The Jaguar project has overwhelmed my meager finances ---

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/caribou/1787166.html

 
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Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to be able to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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1935 Cadillac
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1950 Jaguar MK V Saloon - Sold
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster - Glenn Pray, 2nd Generation
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 07:42:51 PM »

I can't believe it, Geoff.  I couldn't do that.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 10:10:25 PM »

The wife wins over all of it. 

But you can only have so many cars to drive, unless you have unlimited funds.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 10:17:02 PM »

At least now you have an excuse not to remodel the house.  You have nothing to haul supplies in!

So Big Red is now your daily driver!  Good deal.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 10:36:39 PM »

Yeah, thinking about it, aside of the PT, I don't recall a daily driver there.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 11:51:01 PM »

He has a PT Loser?  That must be the wife's.  Should sell that thing and keep the Caribou.  Of course you couldn't finance the Jag project for very long with the proceeds from the sale of a PT.  (better than a Chevy HHR, though)
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 12:08:12 AM »

I bought this in November of 2013 for $1100 to use as a beater.  '93 Ford Ranger 'Splash" 4 WD, 4.0 V-6, automatic and just about every option you could get on a Ranger --- AC (nice and cold but leaking heater core which is now replaced), P. Windows (didn't work), P. Door Locks ( pass. side didn't work), P. Mirrors (didn't work), electric 4 wheel drive selector (still doesn't work, I don't need it), cruise control (doesn't work but it will one day) --- and an engine miss (P.O. said it was just a spark plug --- it wasn't).  Don't think the Ranger ever saw the inside of a garage, the roof was rusty, as was the hood --- got that fixed, see pics, but the interior was quite nice.  

The engine miss turned out to be a bad injector which required some disassembly just to get to it and while there I painted the rusty valve covers and replaced the leaky valve cover gaskets.  Power windows now work (bad switch), P. door locks now work (replaced the bad actuator with a universal one I had lying around), P. Mirrors now work (bad switch), heater core is replaced.  Front end alignment and 2 new tires and it is a decent but TERRIBLE riding little truck.  

Oh yeah, lifted the bed off to replace the gas tank sending unit and the oddball rubber fill hose that was leaking.  Much easier to lift up the bed than it would have been to drop the gas tank.  Also did a do-it-yourslef spray-in bedliner.    

So, I do have something to run around town in but I used the Caribou for longer distances and clean clothes riding, guess I'll have to borrow the Jaguar now (if it ever gets done).
   

Yes, the PT is Jan's car, it will probably go to our oldest grandaughter when the Jag is done.
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"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to be able to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

No Borders, No Language, No Culture --- No Country.

1935 Cadillac
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1950 Jaguar MK V Saloon - Sold
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster - Glenn Pray, 2nd Generation
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 12:12:26 AM »

Those Rangers are good trucks.  Plastic exterior bed on the Splash, right?  Good job on it, too.

Fins used to own the Mazda version.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 12:19:09 AM »

 Grin  Also had to replace the starter solenoid.  You'll see in the interior shot below a screwdriver in the cup holder, that was how I started it until I replaced the solenoid.

Pic. #1 The interior

Pic. #2  How I got it home from Melbourne, FL   Cry

Plastic fenders, steel bed. 
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"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to be able to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

No Borders, No Language, No Culture --- No Country.

1935 Cadillac
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1950 Jaguar MK V Saloon - Sold
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster - Glenn Pray, 2nd Generation
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 12:25:53 AM »

How I got the Jaguar home from Connecticut too, here getting ready to leave upstate New York after picking up the Jag.
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"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to be able to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

No Borders, No Language, No Culture --- No Country.

1935 Cadillac
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1950 Jaguar MK V Saloon - Sold
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster - Glenn Pray, 2nd Generation
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 02:22:21 AM »

You can keep the memories.  There is always more cars to discover.
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 02:40:54 AM »

You can keep the memories.  There is always more cars to discover.

Ya, but he won't have anything to tow them home with.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 03:05:40 AM »

 Grin 
I can get a Class III hitch for the Ranger --- whaddaya think?   
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"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to be able to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

No Borders, No Language, No Culture --- No Country.

1935 Cadillac
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1950 Jaguar MK V Saloon - Sold
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster - Glenn Pray, 2nd Generation
Otto Skorzeny
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 03:16:00 AM »

If you start collecting Austin Healy Sprites and Crosleys, no problem!
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2015, 06:46:54 AM »

I won't badmouth my little Mazda version. 200K on the clock when I sold it and it's still going. It had all the options of the Splash and that 4.0 pulled good. I put a full pallet of sod in that bed and drove it 30 miles home. Touching the frame when you ran over a line in the road, but it pulled that 1 ton with no worries.

I've put 1.5 tons in the back of the F150 and it didn't even take the arc out of the springs. Although on both loads, I did spread out the weight through the entire bed area.
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Fins
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist Poly with White interior and Top
2017 Pete 389 (Company Car)
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CLC# 22631

It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damned near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
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