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    1. #101
      It's odd that the P.O. didn't realize that he had something desirable on his hands even if it didn't run, or was in poor running condition.
      Anyone that owns one of these is a "special" person to begin with so they would likely understand the significance of it.

      It would be interesting to hear a little more about the PO. The back story, if you please. Thanks!
      Last edited by dr whos it; 06-07-2017 at 09:29 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by David@vwvortex View Post
      He will. Have faith dude.
      Miracles happen!

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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm tempted to:

      1. Pull the downpipe, cat, and O2 sensors off my donor car here and fly with them. I can bring a sawzall to cut to it to length, and use a slip joint to mount it to the rest of the exhaust.
      2. Buy that crappy flexible muffler repair pipe from PepBoys, with a few clamps, and just butcher some 'repair' together to get me to a) home or b) a friends house or shop who has a MIG welder.
      3. Drive with an open header to a 'lower income neighbourhood' and find a muffler shop that will work for beer and cash, and have them slam something together.
      I'd hit up 034, they're close by and would probably help you out. Cool dudes.

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      It's the thrill of the "crappy vehicle" adventure.

      I've kick around many times the idea of doing some sort of "top gear" type of road trip, just have yet to pull the trigger. This is a lot like that.

      X....

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      Quote Originally Posted by O'doyle View Post
      It's the thrill of the "crappy vehicle" adventure.

      I've kick around many times the idea of doing some sort of "top gear" type of road trip, just have yet to pull the trigger. This is a lot like that.

      X....
      This is way more "road kill" then it is top gear"


      Difference being the guys on road kill usually don't start with cars this rough or drive that far

      But it sounds like fun!

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      Are you even allowed to bring tools like this on a plane?

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      Quote Originally Posted by burn_your_money View Post
      Are you even allowed to bring tools like this on a plane?
      You probably can in checked baggage. But I'm sure now you have to open the cases and let TSA inspect.

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      This is beyond awesome. Jamie- sent you a PM.
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      I ABSOLUTELY love this shot! You see so many of the same shots from Touristenfahrten... but never this angle. Who took it and how??


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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      Hello, my name is Jamie, and ...


      Canadian flag. Be careful, the car might actually be somewhere in Alberta.
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      Quote Originally Posted by g60rabbit54 View Post
      This is way more "road kill" then it is top gear"


      Difference being the guys on road kill usually don't start with cars this rough or drive that far

      But it sounds like fun!
      Good point, I've watched a few of those, I need to catch up on them. Both the wrenching on something new, and taking a long road trip sound like a good time.


      X....

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      I've always really liked these. There are three of them in my city, which seems like a lot for such a small city.
      Last edited by Harrison.; 06-08-2017 at 08:50 AM.

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      May the force be with you

      Thanks for bringing us along...
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      I'm excited to see how this turns out! If you come through Peoria IL on the way back (or close) let me know & we can bring parts if needed!

      Ralph G

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      I'm in! Good luck!
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      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      I ABSOLUTELY love this shot! You see so many of the same shots from Touristenfahrten... but never this angle. Who took it and how??
      Definitely one of my favourites! It was taken from our support car, by Joe from Black Forest Industries

      Here's the video from the first part of last year's trip:

      https://youtu.be/uWyCZKoD_WI

      And here's Joe's write up from last year

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      Something just popped in my head:

      How will you "legally" drive this out of California? Can you get a trip permit with the whole title/salvage/no smog situation?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      Something just popped in my head:

      How will you "legally" drive this out of California? Can you get a trip permit with the whole title/salvage/no smog situation?
      The plates should still be with the car (hopefully the salvage yard filed them away somewhere), should be able to use them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      The plates should still be with the car (hopefully the salvage yard filed them away somewhere), should be able to use them.
      That's a lot of "should" to rely on, especially with the backstory that the car couldn't pass smog which means that the tags would be expired anyway.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      Something just popped in my head:

      How will you "legally" drive this out of California? Can you get a trip permit with the whole title/salvage/no smog situation?
      Pennsylvania will accept the California paperwork, and I'll use a out of state trip permit for the drive home.
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