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Hello all! New to Cruisers in NOLA

Discussion in 'LA- Louisiana Land Krewesers' started by montegofd3s, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. montegofd3s

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    Hello LA Land Kreweser Crew!

    My name is Josh and I have finally made it over to the dark (better in this case) side. I sold my Disco and bought a Hundy. I met Lance a couple weeks ago (great guy) attempting to come to a deal on his 80, but ended up snagging a 99 uzj100 instead. I would consider myself fairly competent with a wrench, of course I am because I owned a Land Rover, but I have always been a road course racing guy. I wanted to start dipping into the off road trail game, so now I am very excited to finally be in something that I feel won't leave me stranded. Hope to met up with you guys soon, and start learning from the more experienced of you.

    See you soon,
    Josh
     
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    LaMedic Oh it's not too big...

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    Awesome! Welcome to the madness!
     
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    Bang Bang Age is a state of mind. SILVER Star

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    Congrats on coming to your senses. :lol:

    You should come to our Nov meeting which is going to be a wrenching session as well as a meeting.

     
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    Thanks to extensive knowledge of Land Rovers (and by that I mean watching British Top Gear) I understand your wrenching reference lol
    welcome to the yota side though!!

    racing huh, what do you race? I've always wanted to get a 944 or miata to do some autocross on the weekends
     
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    Thanks bang bang! I am going to have to check my work schedule because I do work shifts, but I think I can make it that weekend.

    LFJ- Nothing really crazy. I have done a few track days in my rx7 (hence the user name), but I race in a lot a of 24hoursoflemons and chumpCar racing with the two 91 civic hatchbacks (same crx chassis) I have. Don't let them fool you....they are properly quick machines plus cheap parts, easy to wrench on, and I won't feel as guilty when I stuff it around a corner one day. Plus those series are great because it is true wheel to wheel racing unlike track days.
     
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    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    welcome :cheers:

    and when/where is your next lemons race ? I have always wanted to see one in person :bounce:
     
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    Next race is in Houston on the 10th. Im hoping nola msp hosts a race next year.
     
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    Wow I totally missed the fd3 lol

    Very cool

    Do y'all do a running start too?

    Yeah as much as I don't like front wheel drive or honda either, a gutted and tuned hot hatch is damn quick
     
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    No running starts, but i wish we did. To tell you the truth the hatch was not my first choice. I wanted a first gen rx7, but the car was sort of given to us so we went with it. I am actually very happy it worked out that way, and super impressed with the little car. Here she is at the starting line at Sebring in June.
     

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    I wanted to ask if you guys have a good reputable LC mechanic around New Orleans? I am not having any issues, but just wanted to see if you all can suggest a reliable shop. Thanks!
     
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    The guys at Northshore Toyota are some of the best you'll find in the area.
     
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    sschruff 50 lashes for ALL politicians!

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    Contemporary Automotive is my shop - personal friend and one of his mechanics is a JDM master. Steve's 4x4 - another really good shop.
     
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    Guys, seems I am having a bit of a clear coat issue on my hood that started as tiny drops and the past few months ran rampant on the drivers side. I think something (chemically) got on the hood. Any suggestions for a quality paint shop around town? Not looking to spend a fortune, but I understand paint isn't cheap stuff.
     
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    Bang Bang Age is a state of mind. SILVER Star

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    Sorry to hear that Josh. Unfortunately not many of our members hang out on MUD any more. Most didn't like the new software. I used to be on here daily but now that the app doesn't work I am not on as frequently. You should try our FB group if you're not already a member.
    Log into Facebook | Facebook . Everyone hangs out there.

    As for your question, I don't know of any shop that does good work. Last truck I had painted I did it myself. I used NAPA single stage paint and spent maybe $100 on paint and supplies. Sanded, cleaned it and shot 3 coats in a friend's shop (no paint booth).