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DrunkenKyle
12-17-2004, 04:13 PM
ME..a 89' red GMC pickup truck with wire hub caps. Its paint was faded and nasty, there was a hole in the muffler the size of a human head, and 7/8 cylinder fired

ChrisK
12-17-2004, 04:32 PM
1978 CJ-5. Rusted out so I put a fiberglass body on it

rolled1
12-17-2004, 04:38 PM
57 chiby 2-10 shell pink
283 2 bbl with headers

weasel_ugs
12-17-2004, 05:09 PM
74 Nova SS,350 with 3spd on floor(that was wierd).Found out how rare the car was after I got rid of it(aint that how it always goes?) Don

blackeyedt
12-17-2004, 05:48 PM
73 Mach 1, 302 3spd stick, mint condition, white w/black stripes, Brown Interior, AM FM Factory 8 track !! Loved that 8 track !!!... I used to ralleye that car! Wish I had it now ! :D

jeep4offrd
12-17-2004, 05:57 PM
68 Dodge Super Bee. Got it when I was 15. Had 30,000 miles on it. 383 3spd. a/t
My dad and I put 440 heads, and cam in it. Headers. mallory ignition. Holley 650.
We put a shift kit in the tranny. And 4:11 gears in the rear.
Painted it rootbeer brown. Was white with a red stripe around the back. (superbee trademark)
Redid all the interior. Was red. "YUCK" Changed it to black.
Put in a. (at the time). The top of the line blaupunt cassete player. With 4 pioneer 6x9 3ways speakers.
Jacked up the back, just enough. To stuff a set of BF Goodrich T/As. L-50-15s. And put a set of GR-50-15s up front. On Crager spoke mags.
That thing was so much fun.
Traded it, with some cash. For a, Jaguar XKE V-12. 4spd transmission with overdrive. Oh my god what a rocket.
Almost killed myself in it. Long story. Sold it 6 months after I got it. I could go on. But I'll let someone else share. :D

jeep4offrd
12-17-2004, 05:58 PM
Remember the match book trick. LOL Those were the days.


73 Mach 1, 302 3spd stick, mint condition, white w/black stripes, Brown Interior, AM FM Factory 8 track !! Loved that 8 track !!!... I used to ralleye that car! Wish I had it now ! :D

JamesT
12-17-2004, 06:01 PM
'70 Plymouth Duster, I didn't know how good I had it.

bgwhtjp33
12-17-2004, 06:01 PM
1960 renault 4cv with suicide front doors, the front & rear doors on same hinge from factory, :D

Crawldit
12-17-2004, 06:43 PM
1985 Buick Skylark w/ 180k miles. My dad bought it new in 85 and handed it down to me as a graduation present in 97.

DsrtJeeper
12-17-2004, 07:35 PM
'74 Mustang Two. POS!!!!! :rolleyes:

danno
12-17-2004, 07:44 PM
1982 Datsun King Cab 4x4 Pickup with a 3 inch body lift and BFG 31" Muds.

I beat the hell out of the thing...

I used to jump it at the local 4x4 play spot. I still have a few pictures of the vehicle a good 6 feet off of the ground, in the sand dunes.

Went through one IFS front diff housing and gears (while teeter-tottering high centered trying to climb a series of step hills, I thought I could get up the last hill by flooring it)

Went though two sets of rear diff gears (I though it was cool to bust around doing donuts in a muddy field only in 2WD and then hit the street with the tires still spinning)

I smashed the front drivers fender on a tree because I was trying to eat an ice cream cone and drive with my knee on the wheel. BAM... Ice Cream all over the place. Replaced the fender with a black primer aftermarket replacement and never painted it.

Antman
12-17-2004, 07:57 PM
1936 chevy coup my grandpa gave me. The engine was blown up so we put a 327 chevy v8 in it that was built by Johnny Loper. I was 15 when we started on it.




My first jeep was a 57 jeep panel truck with that same chevy motor. (1964) Boy was it low geared! Used to go to the river camping with my girl friend :D

jeepin_in_az
12-17-2004, 08:41 PM
1980 Mustang - ***** brown! POS - lasted 6 months.

1978 F-100 - 351 Modified - Loved that thing, kick myself in the **** still for getting rid of it.

1993 Nissan Hardbody 4x4

1993 XJ, 4x4, 4 door

1947 CJ2A (I think it was a 47 - Project that got sold disasembled, baby was on the way, and no way I was finishing it)

1989 YJ - Wife's when I met her, sold when she could no longer jump into it at 7 months pregnant, no a/c!

1999 Tahoe, 2WD, 4 door.

1998 Mazda Millenium - POS another 6 monther

Current:
01 TJ.
01 Durango - 4x4, 4 door - 360...I really do like it! (Wife's)

Joe West
12-17-2004, 08:51 PM
1960 Rambler Station Wagon with push-button automatic and 6cylinder engine. Green with a white top and fins.

I'd love to find another Rambler Station Wagon...

Joe

Pnx Jay
12-17-2004, 08:55 PM
74 Nova SS,350 with 3spd on floor(that was wierd).Found out how rare the car was after I got rid of it(aint that how it always goes?) Don
Ok, thats a little wierd, my first car was a 1975 Nova SS 350 and buckets and a column shift (rare) The 1975 was the first really strict smog year with cats and all it had about 120 hp. The first car I drove was my Dads Scout II, go figure!

Jay

phoen1c1an
12-17-2004, 09:25 PM
1967 Volkswagen Fastback.

Hackle
12-17-2004, 09:28 PM
1967 Mercury Monte Claire aka Mafia Staff Car. Beat the crap out of it but it got me to school and work.
Jim F.

Flexy
12-17-2004, 09:38 PM
My first car was an 88 Mustang LX Convertible 5.0 with a 5 speed. Found out quickly, that Chicks DIG convertibles, Tires are VERY expensive when you are 17, and that the 3rd gen IROC-Z Camaros were slow. My LX had the "junior achiever package" (K&N, 2 Chamber Flowmasters, and a plenum spacer. Ran 13.20 @ 102 MPH...Not too bad back then.....


Joe
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Flexy
12-17-2004, 09:43 PM
01 TJ.
01 Durango - 4x4, 4 door - 360...I really do like it! (Wife's)[/QUOTE]


Hey you wanna race a 5.9 Zj and get your butt handed to you in your big, slow, 242, frame havin SUV???? :D Ask Nasser, bout how my 5.9 runs....:0 Hee to had a Durango and we went round and round about racing....He lost.:)


Joe
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Flexy
12-17-2004, 09:47 PM
1967 Mercury Monte Claire aka Mafia Staff Car. Beat the crap out of it but it got me to school and work.
Jim F.


I may be showing my age here, but what is a "Monte Claire"???? Did you mean a Monte Carlo??? Those are a GM product. :D


Joe
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jeep108
12-17-2004, 10:05 PM
I had a 1971 honda 600.Very small car with a two cylinder motorcycle motor.

weasel_ugs
12-17-2004, 11:07 PM
Ok, thats a little wierd, my first car was a 1975 Nova SS 350 and buckets and a column shift (rare) The 1975 was the first really strict smog year with cats and all it had about 120 hp. The first car I drove was my Dads Scout II, go figure!

Jay
This was a hatchback with bucket seats,factory tach in the dash and a floor console with gauges. 350 with a 2bbl carb,mine had a cat. converter too. I think it was rated 135HP. I think SS meant super slow,lol. At least it was in excellent condition for my first car. Had it 8 months and traded it for a 69 VW baja convertible,that was a fun car.

Marv Miller
12-18-2004, 06:03 AM
1947 Chevy 1 1/2 ton Panel Truck. 235 CI 6 cylinder, 4-speed non-synchro dump truck transmission, dually, 9.00 X 20 tires with split-rim wheels. No brakes and plugged radiator when I bought it. Split windshield with flat glass, crank out for ventilation.

Very rare panel. Have only seen 1 other like it in 30 years. It had running boards from front fender all the way to the rear fenders. Could go ~45 MPH on a good downhill with a tailwind. Got about 7 MPG. Talk about having some fun with your vehicle! Yeah, I wish I still had it.

Antman
12-18-2004, 06:56 AM
I also had a 48 international 1/2 ton pickup with a Buick V8 and ford tranny. :eek: That think was scary at over a 100.
Then started buying 55 chevys. Had 3 altogether. :D

I also had a 27 T bucket (orginal steel), with an olds v8 and hydro. It had cute spoke wheels on the front and 12 slicks on the rear and you had to be careful about getting your elbow in the rear slicks. Guy I sold it to jacked it up and dropped the thing on his hand,(front axle), and lose a couple fingers.
Man that thing was fun! I was sorry I sold it the next day, but needed the money. :(

Hackle
12-18-2004, 08:18 AM
I may be showing my age here, but what is a "Monte Claire"???? Did you mean a Monte Carlo??? Those are a GM product. :D


Joe
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No it was a Mercury Monte Claire I had never heard of them either before I got or after, but that was what it was.
Jim F.

jeepin_in_az
12-18-2004, 08:42 AM
01 TJ.
01 Durango - 4x4, 4 door - 360...I really do like it! (Wife's)


Hey you wanna race a 5.9 Zj and get your butt handed to you in your big, slow, 242, frame havin SUV???? :D Ask Nasser, bout how my 5.9 runs....:0 Hee to had a Durango and we went round and round about racing....He lost.:)


Joe
Absolute Offroad 602-248-8949[/QUOTE]

How much lead time are you going to give me to compensate for weight? :D The Durango comes in at 6200 lbs...kinda heavy! fPlus my wife drives it, it is slow. She doesn't know how to break in a vehicle :rolleyes:

DrunkenKyle
12-18-2004, 08:44 AM
let me get in this with my mitsu montero sport

luvrocks
12-18-2004, 08:53 AM
1970 olds 442 convertible took out the blown 400 and put in a 455 SD form a firebird boy was that thing scarry quick for a 16 year old kid but i guess i did fine with it i'm still here :)

Glenn4ws
12-18-2004, 09:19 AM
1968 Datsun station wagon automatic and twin carbs. :(

jeepsonly
12-18-2004, 09:39 AM
80 something Vette....uh Chevette that is. I loved telling everyone I had a "Vette" though.

A rusted CJ5 was almost my first vehicle but it wouldn't start when we went to look at it. I wonder how many Jeeps I would have owned over the years if that thing had started.

blackeyedt
12-18-2004, 09:40 AM
Yea !! I remember the ol "Kenosha Vibrators" Those ramblers were great !

blackeyedt
12-18-2004, 09:46 AM
Mercury Montclair (One word) was a full size merc at the time It was only produced 1-2 years and was more of an Trim option than a separete model... I grew up around a LM Dealership from about 1960 on... Some pretty good stories like when the new Cougar was introduced in 1967 and a live cougar got loose in the Parts Dept...We had it brougtht in in a cage for a model intro party.... I remember seeing parts guys running like mad !!

Great thread !

Linda
12-18-2004, 10:12 AM
1970 VW Squareback with factory installed Bosch fuel injection and a manual shift automatic transmission.

I was sooo relieved when the boy I was dating at the time ran it into a power line pole. What a piece of junk that car was!

k7mto
12-18-2004, 11:01 AM
'66 Dodge Polara - land yacht. I got it from my eldery aunt and it literally was the car only driven by the little old lady to church on Sundays. I think it more interior room than my first apartment :)

Triple-XJ
12-18-2004, 04:14 PM
1973 GMC 1 ton beater.. :o
Full of rust,
4" Rancho lift and 33" muds..

I drained my Bank account trying to keep gas in that thing, and that was in 1990 when gas was, well cheaper than today.. :(

I was happy and safe when I crashed that thing :D

Hunter
12-18-2004, 08:18 PM
Mine was 1978 Chevy Monte Carlo. Parents bought it new in 78. I grew up in the back seat of that car. Then, I got it my junior year of highschool. Then I figured out that I could still have alot of fun in the back seat of that car. :rolleyes: ah yeah.......

V8 305 ( i think) that only ran on 7, had center mount shifter, bucket seats. Chessy white paint and wire spoke hubcaps.... I was rollin in style in west Phoenix back in the day. :cool:

john k

Flexy
12-18-2004, 08:34 PM
Mine was 1978 Chevy Monte Carlo. Parents bought it new in 78. I grew up in the back seat of that car. Then, I got it my junior year of highschool. Then I figured out that I could still have alot of fun in the back seat of that car. :rolleyes: ah yeah.......

V8 305 ( i think) that only ran on 7, had center mount shifter, bucket seats. Chessy white paint and wire spoke hubcaps.... I was rollin in style in west Phoenix back in the day. :cool:

john k


Are you sure that you were not concieved in the backseat of that car??? :D

Joe
Absolute Offroad 602-248-8949

DsrtJeeper
12-18-2004, 08:39 PM
'66 Dodge Polara - land yacht. I got it from my eldery aunt and it literally was the car only driven by the little old lady to church on Sundays. I think it more interior room than my first apartment :)

Haha!!! My second car was a '69 Polara with 30,000 original old lady miles. What a great car and torquey too. I could sleep six in the trunk!!! :D Then I went and rednecked it up with airshocks, cherry bombs and Monkey Wards poly ply rubber on mag wheels. Can't forget the Cadillac stereo mounted to the tranny hump! :D

AZXJ
12-19-2004, 05:53 AM
First car for me was a 65 mustang when I was 15 (oh did you say running) lol.... well at least I owned the body.. bought and paid for a 460, c6 and a 9inch rear axle. We were gonna pro street the car out but when I returned to my grandparents house to start building it, the doors were ripped off the hood was tweaked, the mint factory interior, glass, dash and headliner were all destroyed. needless to say I cried my *** off.. my damn cousins destroyed the car thinking it was fun.. they were 8 and 11.. My grandpa just about killed them... sold all the parts got some money back and sent the mustang to the scrap yard. Then Mom handed me the 78 Datsun 510 blown.. I installed a 2000 cc truck motor 5 spd trans, lowered shaved and 15's.. Last time I drove it I got stopped doing 125 on the 22 freeway in Cali.. Parked it to finish the paint and body and then had to sell it..
Also at that time I had a 69 chop convertable bug, a 64 bug and an 80 Subaru Wagon 4x4.. I was 16... Since then I have had 32 diffrent vehicles..
and I just got another one 87 MJ short bed.. :eek: FLEXY.....

johndorf
12-19-2004, 06:46 AM
1976 Chebby Blazer, last year of the full convertable. Threw a rod, Dad pretty much gave it away :mad: Too dumb to know any better. Then had a 1970 Bug, didn't everyone own a Bug at somepoint :D . John

BobnJeep
12-19-2004, 09:06 AM
First: 60' Rambler my brother bought for me for a case of beer and $5. I never drove it out of the culdesac, and sold it for $90.

Second: 72' Satellite w/318, got me some trim in the back seat of that one.

3rd: 72' Catalina, a real "tuna barge" My first DUI in it. Then I ran it into the side of a school bus late for work with no license.

Favorite: 69' Cutlass w/350 Buick motor and Holley 4 barrel. My brother sold it to me for $50, but I never paid him, so when a bearing went in the front he took it back and sold the holley. I didn't know what it was worth. DUI in this one too.

Currently: 2001 TJ, 1980 Waggy, 1995 Dodge Dakota

AZDesertXJ
12-19-2004, 01:20 PM
1964 VW Squareback, imported from Germany. Turquoise color :eek: with dual Weber 44mm carbs and Porche hubcaps.

BRUZR
12-19-2004, 04:28 PM
#1 1982 Nissan Sentra
#2 1979 VW Bus (painted like da' Rasta Flag Mon...Red, Yellow, and Green)
#3 1987 Pontiac Fiero (V6)

Flexy
12-19-2004, 05:35 PM
and I just got another one 87 MJ short bed.. :eek: FLEXY.....


Yeah mee too... I just picked up a 2000 XJ..... :D


Joe
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XJ Un-Limited
12-19-2004, 05:49 PM
First car: A 1977 Ford Thunderbird with the 400M, c6 tranny and 9" rear end. I was not nice to it, but it gave me 12 years of road service. It was pimp :cool: Finally gave it away to friend for parts

Second car: A 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, fun to drive. That's all I have say about that. Gave it to ex many moons ago, it was paid for.

Third: A 1990 Honda Shadow ACE Deluxe 750. It's my Hardly Davidson. :D I still have this and probably will keep it for awhile.

Fourth: A 1992 XJ :D My rock pimpin 3" lifted smooth ride :cool: Still have this one too, as many have seen :D It's never the same though after a couple months, just can't figure out why........

Hunter
12-19-2004, 08:33 PM
Are you sure that you were not concieved in the backseat of that car??? :D

Joe
Absolute Offroad 602-248-8949


Postive, I was concieved on a Coleman cot :eek: . See, camping is in my blood.

So, more info than you wanted to know?

1BLKJP
12-20-2004, 01:50 PM
My first was an 85 Dodge 600 convertible that dad owned from day 1. Silver with cranberry interior. That has to be the worst color vinyl ever. 2 blown head gaskets later and I sold it for $250.

But you are right Flexy, chicks do dig the convertibles.

1st Jeep was an 83 CJ-7 that my dad bought with 4 miles on it. 2 were from his test drive. It's all mine now, I just have to tow it back from KC.

Sedona Jeep School
12-24-2004, 12:58 PM
First car: 1968 Mustang 289, "ivy gold" aka baby-cr@p green. Bought it from the original owner. Sweet and FAST. Drove it everywhere (did great in sand), got four tickets, including exhibition of speed. Due to excessive tickets, switched to OFF-road. :D

DsrtJeeper
12-24-2004, 12:59 PM
First car: 1968 Mustang 289, "ivy gold" aka baby-cr@p green. Bought it from the original owner. Sweet and FAST. Drove it everywhere (did great in sand), got four tickets, including exhibition of speed. Due to excessive tickets, switched to OFF-road. :D

Nena's an exhibitionist??? :eek: :D

Sedona Jeep School
12-24-2004, 01:43 PM
Nena's an exhibitionist??? :eek: :D

I guess I have to watch what I say here, especially since "fast" and "in the sand" also appeared in that paragraph... :eek:

AZJeeps
12-25-2004, 01:31 AM
First: 79' Cherokee 4 door; had the 360, swapped for a 350. rebuilt the tranny and put on a 2" suspension lift and a 3" body lift. sold it after a year.

Second: I took over my parents 84' full size blazer, busted the rear gears in less then 3 months and then the TC in a year. Still have

Third: 90' XJ....Still have

Fourth: 03' TJ... stilll have

DsrtJeeper
12-25-2004, 02:05 PM
I guess I have to watch what I say here, especially since "fast" and "in the sand" also appeared in that paragraph... :eek:

Sorry; Nena. I full of ***** and vinegar yesterday. :(

Sedona Jeep School
12-26-2004, 06:05 AM
Sorry; Nena. I full of ***** and vinegar yesterday. :(

No apology necessary--I knew you were teasing--I was being just as snarky, too. Keep having fun and happy trails! :D

iamtheonewho
12-27-2004, 11:02 AM
'78 CJ5... looked like it had been parked in a lake for 20 years. Took me 8 months to make it street drivable.

OlneyJeeps
12-27-2004, 09:29 PM
1946 CJ2A: Oldest brother bought it (to learn how to to everything on cars), disassmbled... gave up after 2.5 years... sold to next oldest brother... "worked on" for 1.5 years.... sold to me ( I was 13.5) for $50.... tub off (no floor or right side from door back), tranny full of water etc etc; learned how to weld,paint, (right after learning how not to weld, paint etc) clean tranny with deisel and wire toothbrush. Met great people at 4Wheelers (and spent so much time there ended up working there) Finally regestered Freshman year (of College);

broke rear shackle, fliped end over end in wreck in '87 / coma (and learned what really great people are at 4Wheelers)

been rebuilding evere since :"new" frame, rear axle, tub, cage and parts from 8 or so "doaners" (kept original engine,tranny,and saved tailgate)

17 years later, wheeled again first time this year (pics in gallery/community web shots: ( http://community.webshots.com/user/olneyjeeps Saguaro 10/34/04)

also still have #2 (Dad's then mine: got/still has first V8,,xfer I ever built.... have blown Th400 4 times), 19 (78CJ7), 24 (88 Grand Waggy), 31 (72 commando project to replace CJ7), #35 (95 Grand Cherokee Limited for the wife .... oops I didnt mean to add the rock rash), #39 (Wagonner XJ so wife's Grand would stay pretty..... oops that didnt work :eek: )

I'm not an addict.... I can quit any time (I just don't want to right now)
keep trying to get rid of spare Jeep's and parts..... who was whining :eek: about hard it is to quit smoking? :D :D

cw50must
01-11-2005, 09:16 PM
1984 F-150 4x4 and I miss it much.

ROCKFAN
01-12-2005, 06:41 AM
1st car: 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom, gloss black with wheel pants (talk about a Mafia Staff Car :p ) - could seat 7 :) while cruising the back roads of New Jersey...
My dad picked it up for $50 with a spun main bearing (383 V8 2bbl) - pushed it into the garage onto the ramps, pointed at it and said "If you want a car, fix that one!"
I have never forgotten that car or what I learned about engines on it...like, dropping and reinstalling the crankshaft on a big V8 with the block still in the car is a real pain :eek:
Slid it into a phone pole on a snowy morning...still kinda miss it. The 8-track was still playing Dark Side after I killed it :(

Sautin
01-12-2005, 07:20 AM
My first car was a 1981 Plymouth Champ, Faded silver flake paint with Factory stripes(haha) and Black vynil interior. And it actually did pretty good on the highway minus the lack of Air conditioning. 5 spd, no radio and a 3ft. crack across the windshield, Sold it for a whopping free to my brother that needed a car. The first car I ever purchased is my jeep, see pic in sig.

Sedona Jeep School
01-13-2005, 07:13 AM
I don't know if these count as first cars, but they do count as my first off-road vehicles:

Age 3: I tied the goat to my tricycle and hit her with a stick--the fastest goat in the west (I still have the scars).

Age 4: Sitting on my dad's lap and steering the new ranch truck.

Age 8: Tractor duties began...

Age 11: Tall enough to reach the pedals on the Bronco all by myself. Glad that Bronco can't talk--my dad still has it! ;)

DsrtJeeper
01-13-2005, 07:46 AM
I don't know if these count as first cars, but they do count as my first off-road vehicles:

Age 3: I tied the goat to my tricycle and hit her with a stick--the fastest goat in the west (I still have the scars).

Age 4: Sitting on my dad's lap and steering the new ranch truck.

Age 8: Tractor duties began...

Age 11: Tall enough to reach the pedals on the Bronco all by myself. Glad that Bronco can't talk--my dad still has it! ;)

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D You know those metal pedal tractors for kids back in the day? Imagine one with a 5hp Briggs rigged up on the rear with chain drive. :eek: Well; Eric envied his rig so much that he decided to aim for the first tree he hit! I still have the scars. :D :p I wonder if that was the start of the famous sport called "Tree wheelin'?

Antman
01-13-2005, 02:04 PM
That reminds me of my first bicycle that I got when I was about 4 or 5. We had a steep driveway and the first time on it I went down the driveway across the road and into a bob wire fence, training wheels and all, because my dad forgot to show me the brakes. He laughed his *** off! :eek: I learned to drive on a Farmall tractor at about 7 or 8.


Edit: Man someone edits fast or it does it automatically......I didn't type ***
Nice....... :D

DsrtJeeper
01-13-2005, 04:04 PM
That reminds me of my first bicycle that I got when I was about 4 or 5. We had a steep driveway and the first time on it I went down the driveway across the road and into a bob wire fence, training wheels and all, because my dad forgot to show me the brakes. He laughed his *** off! :eek: I learned to drive on a Farmall tractor at about 7 or 8.


Edit: Man someone edits fast or it does it automatically......I didn't type ***
Nice....... :D

We had Farmall H's, M's and MD's. First thing I learned was to not stick my arm through the steering wheel to move the throttle. :eek: The MD was my favorite. We had an MD dozer as well. All the bigger tractors were Case.