Join Date: May 2000
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Long time no talk too....
Hello everyone, its been a while since i last posted. I wanted to say how things were going and touch bases so that anyone who wondered might have some answers. I work seven days a week now and sometimes doubles as my jobs require me to do. I have not had time to post to the board much less work on my rig. However next week i will start the registration proccess to jump thru hoops for paragon. Glenn i hope to drive with you and Allen and zooky if he's going and whomever else. After my almost three week vacation, i came home tired weiry and feed up with suzuki people for the most part. It just happened that i had a turn of bad luck with several people in trying to purchase whole sammi's and parts. I looked foward to meeting Ranger Rick, and putting a face to the name, but it just didnt work out. I try to take it in stride, but to be honest driving across the u.s. from oregon to nebraska thinking im going to pick up a rare lj and finding its a busted bottom end no gas tank without brakes got the fuel coming from a 'downy softner" bottle odd rear axle bone dry diff and no exhaust peice of road turd. Well it was a dissapointment and it only seemed to get worse from there. I just needed time off after that (ha and i just had a vacation??) so i threw myself into work, and more work.
A good thing did happen though. I stumbled onto american cars as a curiousity in my line (im an audi guy myself and still am) decided to purchase one that caught my fancy. To make a long story really short.....I bought it for less then a thousand dollars, and sold it for a dollar shy of 15k last month. Thats right put three zeros behind it. Turns out it was a really rare car, and a collecter tracked me down almost instantly and made a ridicoulus offer!! I did some research on why he would offer so much, then raised my price and he agreed without blinking. So i had him write a check to my college and paid off almost all my school loans! If i had taken the money, i would have never paid the school so i figured why tempt myself. The car was a buick regal of all things (gnx). So its like i got rich real quick but not really, at least it helped out my school loans...
One of my jobs for those of you who do not know is, I am being taken in by a salvage yard owner and taught the ropes. Im not sure if i will take his offer to run his business (23 acres of auto recycleing) but i work there four days a week helping it really get a launch in the modern business markets of todays commerce. They have great growth potential but lack in many areas thus far. Right now im going to auctions and purchasing vehicles, which i find fascinating. Its interesting to see the life of a car from auction to parting it down to crushing it for rotating stock on the yard. Its only the 16th and we have had 60 cars come in this month alone! What disturbs me is this is one of those Grand opprotunities that presents itself in life, but is it the one for me, or the one i want. Thats what im trying to find out....
Notes out to some people
Tim, youll here from me next week, im going to paragon. Thanks for all your help. Saw your rig (GV) looks good. I have bf goodwrecks size thirty ones if you want them cheap. I can take pics for you and send them. They are in great shape.
Glenn, wish i could have made it today but you know its not possible without a plate, and really work is just snowballing to something very big. Picked up a surburban today and thought about the tranny. Im getting more power so im hoping that equals better deals. It has so far. Let me know if you got the rebuild kit yet? Are you towing down to paragon? More trucks came in for the toyota's, so i have drive shafts too!
Lowguy, I know you got your mustang, but i wanted to pass on we got that turbo coupe in today you have been curious about. Never seen one close up but your better off with the mustang in my opinion. Also bought a 99 mustang that was smacked in the front, plus a replacement nose as well for 6500. Its a sweet rebuilder.
Besides that, ill try to make it on the board a little more frequently as i get an established pattern of work. See you all at the run in paragon or zukimelt... Oh yeah, it turns out my place is purchasing trackers all the time now since i go to the auctions. So if anyone needs fuel injected engines drop me a line and ill see what it costs. I know we just got three of them in since ive been back these last few weeks. Not only that, it means those people wanting to crawl....i have access to gears as well.
Best wishes all, Max