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Have you ever owned a vehicle that you have been afraid to drive?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Mr Badwrench, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    Trooper2

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    In high school, a girlfriend's mom had an early 80's Chevette. If it had 40 hp I would have been surprised. Pulling out into traffic was scary because it would barely move. 0-60 was like 7 minutes!
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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  4. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    I have a very squirrely '70 beetle in storage that scares me. Runs a 2074cc motor, dual carbs, short 3rd and 4th gear, the works. Problem is it has stock drum brakes and picks up the front wheels in 1st and 2nd.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    :). It was my very first car. I saved up for it and bought it on my own hard earned sweat and tears. Lol. It was a completely and utterly piece of junk. And even though I were still in high school at the time, I was married to that damn car. Everyday something on it broke. I was working to support that car. I finally had to get rid of it exactly one year after buying it. I have never looked at a VW ever again in my life!:rofl::rofl:
     
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  6. Nov 7, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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    I know how that goes. My first was a '65 baja bug. It was 4 different colors but mostly red, had 3 different wheels, blue front seats, no working gauges, no belts, and a windshield that wasn't installed but sat in the back seat.

    Loved that one too. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Nov 7, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:I think that I owned that very same car right after you did! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  8. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    Twinky

    Twinky Keep the shinny side up!

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    Damn... Talk about some seriously badass rides many of y'all have had. Ill admit, quite a few got me a little jelly.

    I havent ever had a vehical that fell into the catagory of "prestine badass i would kill myself if i wrecked it", but ive had a few that were "omg, this thing is gonna get me killed" catagory.

    My first bike was just a simple 883 harley sportster. Was in perfect working order and looked great. But.... As i was letting some friends know what i had just got they preceded to make me aware of how proud they were of me and they couldnt wait for me to start riding with them.

    "This weekend we're gonna get on our hawgs and take a ride. You should bring your cute little piglet"!..,

    "My what"?....

    "Yeah man, we dont mind if you and the piglet tags along"!

    "Oh... piglet... I see what you did thar". "Ass hats"....

    Im not riding a damn piglet. And after all the laughter had cleared me and my brother,
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    decided to start choppin' and moddin'.

    I had experience on dirt bikes and that was it. I was unaware that the bike i was gonna some-what make cooler was gonna come at the cost of "totaly not beginner rider friendly".

    There really wasnt any available space in my head to think about it with the endless chanting of "piglet" reverberating around in there.

    We chopped the the neck, raked out the forks, welded up custom ape hangers, springer front end, and bobbed the rear ect... Sadly, but probably for the best we never upgraded to the bule heads (that would have put me close a 1200. I believe.)

    And in all its glory we had built me a death trap!
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    Come to find out you're actually supposed to use math like geometry and possibly even fractions and some times paper to write that shit on... Well atleast thats what i was told after we had done it. Sounds like a bunch of bs to me though.

    That piglet was no more. We cut and welded and cursed that thing into a "rat". I can ride a rat bike! IMG_20130427_151403_889.jpg

    And man oh man... I actually believed that right up until i pulled out the drive way and made a u turn at the first stop sign.

    Thank god i looked good on that bike!
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    Still to this day i am amazed that i rode that bike all that time without ever really asking myself "how do you know if your welds will hold"? And "when did my brother learn to weld"?

    That bike was fast from 0 to go!
    But those damn hawgs always caught up and rolled on by me on the open roads and highways.

    And just to make this post even longer.... A couple pics of the bikes that have come and gone.IMG_20130814_125047_638.jpg
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    Keep the shiny side up!
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    I guess there are two sides to this. Some cars you are afraid to damage, others are just dangerous.

    My mother had a '58 El Dorado that I drove throughout college. The thing was terrifying to drive on wet or snowy roads. It would not stop, the SOB must have weighed 3 tons. The car looked great, but it was unreliable, heavy and impossible to park in the city. I replaced about 100 feet (no exaggeration) of vacuum hose under the hood every spring, as everything was vacuum actuated. As I said, beautiful car and the girls loved it, but it was junk.
     
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  10. Nov 9, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    Is that one that had "power" everything but most of it was vacuum operated?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    I’ve got an old 280sl on the must do car project one of these days. Wife’s been begging for one for about 15 years.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    I’m the same way. Even my ‘55 has driven through snow storms in West Virginia and hurricanes in the Carolinas
     
  13. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    back in the day, i was spending about 85% of my pay on a 1 year lease of a 2008 911 turbo. My yearly mileage limit was 10000. I only took it out once or twice a month and for 3 track days, but damn did I feel baller. It was funny seeing a 2003 Mazda protege and a 2008 911 turbo side by side.
     
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  14. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    Yesterday drove my buddy’s GLE AMG in auto on the highway, steers and keeps distance between cars by itself, not touching anything. Was messed up, trust issues lol
     
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  15. Dec 1, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    My self built bagged ls swapped c10 scares the shit outa me haha. I did all the welding and swap. The whole suspension is my doing. Had to build a sketchy custom ujointed steering shaft. The truck is fast and light. Spins the tires at 110 haha. The truck is all steel no padding anywhere barely a carpet- no airbags. No head rests to save from whiplash. The gas tank leaks. The tires leak. The air ride system leaks. Seats belts half ass work. Exhaust is basically straight pipes so it’s so loud I can’t hear the welds breaking haha. An inch of the bottom of the frame has been ground off on the highway so the frame is really loose haha. My neighbor (mechanic) signed the original safety and gave me a list a page long of rules it breaks haha.

    I have a massive list of things I need and want to do to finish this thing obviously haha.

    This is the scariest thing I’ve ever driven in my life. But this is all part of the fun haha it

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    Hey it’s never been on a trailer so that’s a win!
     
  16. Dec 1, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    Not that I've owned, but in high school while my truck was in the shop my grandpa let me drive his 5-spd '87 Civic hatchback. That thing was about an inch off the ground (exaggerating, of course), had no airbags and no power anything, including no power steering. I'm kind of a big guy (6'4") and it felt like I was driving a go-kart death trap out on the roads. Needless to say, I couldn't wait to get my truck back.
     
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    1000 hp 68 camaro ,scares the shit outta me every time I drive it,does that count!?1E15AFDD-1EC6-471D-997B-F9F0F3E594FC.jpg
     
  18. Dec 1, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    Badass
     
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  20. Dec 1, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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