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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 09:37 PM
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Too many vehicles/projects syndrome

Ok here's a list of all my vehicles:

1. '89 GMC Jimmy 350 TBI
2. '72 Jeep CJ5 project not completed
3. '81 Plymouth Arrow {D-50} with Toyota straight axle conversion/lifted
4 '83 Olds Cutlass Supreme -with Chevy small block
5. '80 Kawasaki KZ 1000 street bike
6. '94 Toyota Corolla {wifes car}

This is getting frustrating. I only have three registered for street use including wifes car. Any more and insurance gets too high. Does anybody else on this board have the " Too many vehicles/projects syndrome" I hope I'm not the only one. I'm starting to go nuts.


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If you need to unload that KZ1000 let us know! A bike to commute on is sounding better every day the cost of gas goes up. I miss my Hurricane 1000.

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1983 CJ-7 Laredo, Almost ready for paint.
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1. Ford excort. going to the junkyard soon.
2. 93 Chrysler minivan. needs a new engine put in(sitting beside it on the lawn) after someone let it burn up.
3. 93 saturn sc2. bought it for $1500 just needing a new clutch a few months ago. still sitting on the lawn
4. 79 cj7 needing brakes bled and worked on. waiting on "new" tires, rims and hubs.
5. toyota tercel. needs carb worked on and new struts...
6. 87 maxima. Front lights are rigged up to the same power line temporaraly. leak in the steering pump line somewhere.
7. 97 f-150. what can you say new cars work great.

One is under insurance to another person and four are under my fathers name. Three arnt drivable right now

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Lets see...fiberlass scrambler project needs assembly, 1965 40' Eagle motorcoach restoration/conversion, 92 Ford van needs engine, ford backhoe needs valvejob,carb and eventual engine rebuild, 1964 ford stepside needs paint/bodywork and modern engine, kids 79' cj-7 needs engine, and my jeep needs a dana 60 ft and possible paintjob.
I'm leaving out the grocery getters, the junker/donor carcasses that need to be stripped and relocated, and the motorcycle(s),rototiller,lawntractor,woodsplitter projects.
Building a new barn restoring the old one, re-roof the workshop and finishing the house.
...Hmmm, do you feel better now ?

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Lets see I have
1956 Chrysler Imperial
1980 Plymouth Volare
1978 Yahmaha XS650
1981 Honda CB 650 Custom
1991 Jeep Wrangler
17' Grumman canoe
3 mountain bikes
8 RC cars and trucks
4 RC air planes
2 Home made RC Air boats
+ countless car and truck models built and building
Ain't no wonder I haven't found a Jeep chick, I just don't have the time or money for one[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Me, I've no pity...

1. 91 Caravan, just rebuilt the AOD.
2. Another 91 Caravan of a friend... will start the AOD rebuild Next week.
3. A 3rd 91 Caravan for the Kids...swapping the engine.
4. A 95 Buick needing Anti-Lock brake work.
5. 84 Bronco II suffering from needed maintiance from the winter.
6. The Jeep.... finishing up a body swap and transmission rebuild.

Note where the Jeep is in the queue....

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97 Pont Conv (change oil only)
Daughters car (change oil and brakes)

Fixer Upper house...My wife being the interior designer she is wanted a fixer upper.....ever see the movie "The Money Pit"?....that's my house....just finished the kitchen (I made my own cabinets)...now its onto the living room and bathroom. With Luck I'll be able to do a SOA on my jeep this summer.

Between work, the house, and my jeep, I'm lucky if I get 6 hours sleep.....Thank god I have a regular job so I can get some rest during the day...

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79 jeep, Donor jeep, 97 Jeep TJ, Ford Explorer Ford bronco (Trying to get rid of) Garage to finnish, just remodeled the house (it never ends) deck needs put on the back portch, and probably a dozen other things that I have forgot until my wife reminds me.

97 TJ 31's and mostly stock but seeing what I can do about that..
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Gee...Suddenly I don't feel so bad. All I have is my Mustang(motors been out for the last 2 years) and my jeep which still runs(until the engine swap begins this month). I was planning on putting paving stones over half of the yard this summer, but the jeep comes first. 2 projects....Do I have it easy or what?

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Let's see in no real order

1974 VW Bug sitting last 5 years waiting for wiring harness that is tacked up on a board in the shop.

1986 CJ-7 the list is too long
#1 CJ-10a few odds and ends, rear gears, transfer case shifter
#2 CJ-10a gears, and shifter, some dash knobs
#3 CJ-10a gears, shifter, flares
#4 CJ-10a alternator, vacuum mod.
2nd 1986 CJ-7 needs vacuum hooked up to pass emisions
1969 Camaro, needs front end rebuild finished, and rear quarters, paint
1986 Celica, needs radiator hoses
1996 Neon, needs brakes
1995 Cherokee, needs cd installed and dash put back on
a mountain bike laying around that needs new cranks and bottom bracket
1996 Yamaha waveraider 1100 needs tune up
1991 Kawasaki X2 needs paint and motor rebuild
1983 Yamaha XT 550 needs frame painted, motor rebuild and assembly
1998 Yamaha GP1200 needs drive shaft
friends 1991 YJ needs new tires, and a little work
in the process of buying a new house, which will need a deck and the 2 car garage/shop layed out

'95 Cherokee; '86 CJ-7, HEI upgrade
'84 CJ-10a, running stock; '84 CJ-10a, running stock; '84 CJ-10a, running stock; '85 CJ-10a, needs alt & vacuum pump.
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