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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!
     
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    Roads? Where we're going, we don’t need roads.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    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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    Is that one that had "power" everything but most of it was vacuum operated?
     

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