@pip-bip These were all pretty trim by modern standards
'64 Impala: 209.9 inches long, vs '22 Suburban at 225.7
'64 Chevelle: 197 inches vs '22 Malibu at 193.8 (only one downsized)
'64 Nova: 182.9 inches vs '22 Blazer at 191.4
'64 Corvair: 180 inches vs '22 Equinox at 187.8
'64 Corvette: 175.2 inches vs '22 Corvette at 182.3
@KngT didn’t scroll far enough until after I posted a separate thread about this (now deleted). My thoughts from that:
Do I upgrade my current ZR2 for the new one (or maybe downgrade to the Trail Boss), or slide over to the Ranger Raptor?
Trail Boss version looks pretty good, and I think it’s all the off-roadiness that I’ll need; though the cool suspension will be missed.
4 cyl is much appreciated, so long as it improves on the 18 mpg I currently get, and the hp numbers aren’t that far off the Ranger Raptor (so long as you get the plus engine).
The interior isn’t the best out there, but it is certainly streets ahead of the current Colorado which looks like it was designed by the Board of Directors to be as boring as possible.
Transmission still lacks being able to select the gear you want with paddles. It still has the limit “L” feature which kinda sucks if you do want to control the gearbox on a fun road, but I think it’s more for towing which I don’t really do, so…
You have a fair point.
My threshold for stupid or idiotic people or behaviour has worn thinner.
The other day I saw a runner, run into traffic, as in head on, to run around a fence (red arrow),
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which was put there so people don't cross there. He'd ran past a subway underpass, a pedestrian crossing and a bridge, not only that but the direction he was running, there was another crossing a 100 metres down the road.
The typical course of action for any paint protection application is to deep clean, strip, and then apply your LSP (last step product).
If you're just topping after a weekly/bi weekly/whatever time frame wash then you don't need to strip, but you should choose products that will perform under those circumstances, that are designed to work with the base protection product. This is extremely important for ceramic coatings, but it still bodes true for regular waxes and sealants.
For example, if you have a ceramic coating on the car, other ceramic based spray coatings/detailers typically perform better on a coating vs a wax or sealant. This isn't a hard rule, but if you want to get the best results for your time invested, its the best course of action. You also need to pay attention to the performance/attributes of the base product. for exmaple (again) is Sonax Polymer Net Shield. It is an extremely hydrophobic spray sealant, and their accompanying Brilliant Shine Detailer is designed it top it and restore/maintain that same hydrophobic performance. The 2 go hand in hand and make up a good base and topper team so to speak.
Sometimes mixing and matching and off label use will yield good results, but I've seen it mostly do the opposite, especially when mixing based chemistry components like ceramic with polymer or wax.
In my experience any mild pure polish followed by a panel wipe/degrease (you can make your own using 99% isopropyl alcohol mix 5:1 with water - 5 parts water, 1 part IPA) will give you a bare base ready to accept any product on top. If you're working with ceramic products, Mothers makes a primer polish called CMX 3 n 1 Polish and coat. It will remove minor swirls and leave behind a base layer that allows ceramic products to bond (I've tested it with various ceramic sprays and high solids ceramic coatings and it worked great).
@hooker Hi, good to see that you're still around. I figured you wouldn't have been too active on here after the fire. I hope things are improving, though it sounds like they are. The new job sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing about it.
I am so tickled! House things are still complicated mess. BUT! New job things soften that blow a bit! I'll update as soon as I am settled!
They got me in the parking lot of my apartment complex back when I had the GTI. Properly backed in and at the end of the row as it should be.
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@pip-bip these were the ones that were basically a '68 Nova platform with a '70 Camaro front subframe bolted on, the steering column was slightly off-center on the driver's seat because the dimensions didn't quite line up.
However, they handled surprisingly well with the optional heavy duty suspension package, kind of underappreciated, probably because GM didn't know how to really take advantage of that in their marketing
@just-jeepin Very interesting bid - Like double the previous one , for no obvious reason, by a first time, just registered bidder. Truck being sold by a flipper. Call me suspicious, but something is fishy.