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Potential First 80 series. What do y'all think?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by jlups, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. mechanist

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    I don't know. Someone will be along shortly with an in-depth explanation of why it's a terrible/great idea to drive with birf soup. I drove mine with birf soup for a few months.
     
  2. Heckraiser

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    You are overestimating the severity of birf soup. Squeeze a fresh tube of grease into the knuckle (through the ABS sensor hole) and you can keep on driving for a good long while. On my mini-truck, it took me something like 2 years to get around to doing the knuckle rebuild job (pretty much identical parts/process to a cruiser) and no problems at all.

    :edit: not to say I would recommend doing that :hillbilly:
     
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  3. jlups

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    well boys, just pulled the plug on it. he texted me to let me know that he was loading the truck up and i decided to run the carfax just for s's & g's. mileage on his odometer was 239xxx, which i was cool with. according to the report, though, it was recorded at 325xxx at a dealer in north carolina in february 2013. if it ran well and shifted strong, i'd have no problem taking on a car with that mileage, but not for $4500. more importantly, though, i don't think it speaks well for the previous chain of ownership. too many uncertainties there.
     
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  4. Heckraiser

    Heckraiser SILVER Star

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    good call. Fibbing seller is not someone I want to do business with.
     
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    Thats a huge bummer. Did you tell the seller what you discovered?
     
  6. jlups

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    yeah, he seemed pretty genuinely surprised. texted me a few minutes later with a picture of the title, though, and it had the correct mileage. said he just didn't look at the title when he bought the car. sucks for him, but i sent him the carfax so at least he saved $40 on that...
     
  7. Fj moneypit

    Fj moneypit Cubic Zirconia Member

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    Yep lots of scammers out there. I use carfax now anytime I think about purchasing a used car. The $50 bucks you spend on carfax will save you $$$ in the long run.
     
  8. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Good call.

    Glad you didn't let emotion get in your head, these are still a vehicle you can find nice ones all day long, and by the #'s that means some will be priced well.

    These aren't a '68 Ferrari Daytona.
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    I'm not saying I mainlined it right through the pipe plug hole either. :hillbilly::hillbilly::hillbilly:
     
  10. cruiserdan

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    The listing has been pulled by the way.
     
  11. jlups

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    back to the drawing boards i guess. if anyone sees a good one in the southeast for $6-7k that you think would be a good candidate, send it my way! thanks for all the advice, gents. looking forward to being here
     
  12. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    @jlups -

    Like the old addage goes "come West, young man!".

    We're the land of milk & honey - rust free & easygoing sellers / West coast mentality.

    Fly -n- buy, pay a local -n- ship, whatever.

    You'll drop a grand more up front, but wow - I shoulda taken pics of my 360K undercarriage. And you don't want pics of my Black Betty, she has rub marks from rocks, but no rust. Zip. Zero.

    And she's a outdoor dog, my E30M3 owns the lift.
     
  13. jlups

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    good point. i'll keep that in mind. btw i'm currently dd'ing an e21 320is. once i find my cruiser, its gunna be nice to finally have a/c in atlanta...
     
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  14. LINUS

    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    Good man. - so with that a DD'er you clearly aren't in a hurry.

    I prefer the e30 gen for outward looks, & old 2002's (esp M2's:smokin::steer::smokin:) - are downright pimp, sadly it went hipster status here so a clean 2002 body is rare, such a timeless look.

    But yea, check us out West - I don't mind swinging past a 80 for people & give a 'scouting report.
    Rust is to our LC's as honesty is to a politician:hillbilly: .

    Broaden your search radius, lotsa guys will help if it's a short drive - and those who offer aren't newbs - they know new parts & prob carry a spare EFI relay to never strand themselves.
     
  15. jlups

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    thanks for the tip brotha!
     
  16. jlups

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    checking out this one tomorrow:

    1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Factory Lockers

    no receipts for the work because he owns a trucking company and had his mechanics do the work. interior looks a little rough, but i'm sure i could clean it up. missing rear bumper is a little disappointing, but i figure for this price with lockers, it's worth a look.

    what do y'all think?

    edit: hasn't sent any other pictures, but says it doesn't leak a drop of fluid from anywhere, including the birfs.