@essextee Yeah I don't think I'm quite ready for how bad the rust situation is out there! My FIL is visiting out here right now and keeps excitedly pointing out all the 90s/early 2000s pickup trucks driving around without a spot of rust on them.
@benn454 commercial does not necessarily mean CDL. There are usually weight limits above which a CDL is required but many medium duty commercial trucks fall under that. This also varies widely by state.
The stockers are 3.07s and with the 0.50 6th, a lot of owners were never happy with the overall GenI/II gearing. 3.55s and 3.73s are a common upgrade for driveability. It's not really that bad stock with the V10 twist as it'll idle along in 4th gear, but it's an easy mod. The 3.07s also allowed them to set 0-60 times without shifting too...
@whoistheleader The poop on corvairs is: you can get all the corvair specific maintenance parts, and air cooled engines can hibernate for decades and be OK, but the body is a different story. They are a true unibody, the only panels that come off are the doors, the hood and trunk. the rest of it is one piece. Driver's fender is one piece with the passenger one. As such, no one ever EVER repaired one properly, EVER. So look closely for panels brazed on top of other panels. I drove mine 2,000 miles across 6 states and the province of Saskatchewan before I hit a deer with it. Even in janky condition, these are fun cars.
@adamftw Yeah, I remembered later that I have taken a couple of others on test drives and didn’t have that problem.
It’s frustrating. That XJ with the balky shifting was otherwise in pretty good shape, except it was firing on only 5 cylinders. My friend and I could probably have replaced the distributor, but likely not before driving it back to Indianapolis, so I had a 4 hour drive with a very difficult transmission and a misfire ahead of me if I bought it.
I figured I’d hate it by the time I got back, plus I was already fighting a bad transmission on the LJ. But still, if it was an easy fix for the clutch/transmission/whatever was wrong with it, I missed out on a good deal.
@just-jeepin NEAT NEAT NEAT. Love that first one. One of my best friends is a Fireman. He's always like "what's with the questions about the trucks? You should just do a tour with the elementary schools"
Me: "Yeah but they don't let you take part in those tours"
Wranglers always hold their value thanks to the fact that everyone looks at them. I can't tell you how many people I know who want one as a "fun" second vehicle. There is something to be said about a vehicle that can go anywhere with no top or doors...
No top or doors? I've got the car you want right here:
Checking on the Vancouver Craigslist for GT350's I can find a 2006 "GT350 Tribute" and a couple of regular Mustang GT's before the results go to a Toyota Prius, Acuras, Kias etc. thanks to the keyword spamming used car sleazeballs. I had expected that at a few would have been imported and at least one might be up for sale around here by now. Going beyond CL I did find a 2016 at an Edmonton Hyundai dealer of all places for $67,000.