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Old 01-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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97 automatic with 65K miles on it. Found it on Ebay with bids up to $3500. Talked the guy into taking $3300 cash off Ebay. Has a few scratches/swirl but looks pretty good. Will swap the V8 drivetrain into it over the next couple of months (or however long it will take).

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much MUCH better than your current red one.
This + the v8 swap = awesome.

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Thanks. I had a guy trying to sell me a black one for $700 less with a rebuilt engine (I think ~125K on the clock) but I couldn't deal with the black paint. I've got pretty big plans for this car and I hope I don't screw it up too bad along the way. I definitely won't be cutting a hole in the hood on this one <G>.
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what motor are you planning on dropping in this one?
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what motor are you planning on dropping in this one?
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what motor are you planning on dropping in this one?
If you read the first post, you would have clearly seen it's the Gallo 24
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Wouldn't a paint job have been cheaper and easier? Unless the current body has more issues.....
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Congrats...that V8 car was a great buy. I was watching it on LS1Tech for a few weeks...was wondering when someone would man up and buy it!
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So now you have 3 Miatas, and you solds 2 Geos so your down to 1 now right? Dont you have a truck or something too? Thats alot of cars vehicles.
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Wouldn't a paint job have been cheaper and easier? Unless the current body has more issues.....
100% of the exterior and 100% of the interior need replacing. There is not a single thing on the car that looks fair.
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So now you have 3 Miatas, and you solds 2 Geos so your down to 1 now right? Dont you have a truck or something too? Thats alot of cars vehicles.
Yes, we currently have 3.5 Miatas, a Geo Metro, and a truck. It was nice having room in the driveway but that only lasted 30 days. There is a big difference between 5.5 cars and 4.5 cars. That extra car is ALWAYS in the way.
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you need a driveway that goes to a small parking area and two car work garage behind your house and main garage. I fit my 3.5 miatas, a montero sport, and a malibu just fine along with the 6x12 enclosed trailer and the pair of jet skis. When every car/trailer is here, there's still room for 4 more cars at the front of the house and 3 more cars behind the house, without any of the extra cars being blocked in :P
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you need a driveway that goes to a small parking area and two car work garage behind your house and main garage. I fit my 3.5 miatas, a montero sport, and a malibu just fine along with the 6x12 enclosed trailer and the pair of jet skis. When every car/trailer is here, there's still room for 4 more cars at the front of the house and 3 more cars behind the house, without any of the extra cars being blocked in :P
I bought a house with an extra lot. I have plenty of room for 50+ cars but I still had to move the Geo yesterday so my wife could run the lawn mower to mulch up the leaves. I'm saying that with 5.5 cars it is a pain to get all of them in the garage or on the driveway.
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had to move the car to get the lawnmower out to mulch leaves?....lucky
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100% of the exterior and 100% of the interior need replacing. There is not a single thing on the car that looks fair.


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