Ain't no ford - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices

Ain't no ford

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 10-31-2015, 12:28 AM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON
GB SISSON is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 5,625
GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.
Ain't no ford

Just thought I'd see if I could get away with a quick thread about what I got for free today. A friend stopped by yesterday and during one of our conversations he mentioned he dropped a tree onto his son's car and totaled it. I asked him what it was and he said a 98 acura, so I asked a bit more. He didn't know much so I stopped by and saw it. He had been trying to give it away to charity like the salvation army but they don't retrieve from the islands. He said he thought it would run but hadn't tried it. He gave me the signed title and shook his head as I peeled out what was left of the windshield and drove off towards home. I had to stop at a friends house to show it off, and off course stop at the little resort store to get beer. Got some funny looks. It has 122,000 on it, new tires and brakes all around, everything works, electric seats and all. It's in a slot in one of my sheds with a 220 volt heater in it and a blanket over the windshield to help dry it out. No idea on it's future but it sure drives nice. Google says it's 5 cyl inline, 200 hp @4600 rpm. It was my wife who urged me to put it in the shed with a heater so we can drive around in it tomorrow if it stops raining.... Thinking plywood roof and a pickup box, Aussie ute style cut into the trunk. 2 door long box or 4 door crew cab with short box, Or????
 
Attached Images   
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-31-2015, 12:41 AM
Matther777's Avatar
Matther777
Matther777 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 200
Matther777 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ummm convertible with a blower out of the hood! MadMax that sucker!
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-31-2015, 10:27 AM
Lumbah's Avatar
Lumbah
Lumbah is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 127
Lumbah is starting off with a positive reputation.
I see potential here!
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-31-2015, 10:41 AM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON
GB SISSON is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 5,625
GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.
Originally Posted by Matther777 View Post
Ummm convertible with a blower out of the hood! MadMax that sucker!
Funny, I thought about a mad max party with a time limit like start at 10 am and finish by 5 or so. a couple different crews. I have lots of steel scrap and was gonna look on CL for a donor windshield, but could easily go with a two piece windshield in a 'V', like willowbilly's roadster.....All it would cost would be a keg of beer for the party-goers. BTW the new mad max movie was an AMAZING thing. It defies description, one has to see it to get what I mean.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-31-2015, 10:46 AM
Tedster9's Avatar
Tedster9
Tedster9 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Posts: 13,530
Tedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputationTedster9 has a superb reputation
"Got some funny looks"

Ya think? LOL!! Gary, you were buying beer what did you expect? I'd have paid money to see that.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-31-2015, 11:12 AM
Lumbah's Avatar
Lumbah
Lumbah is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 127
Lumbah is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mad Max isn't the same without Mel Gibson. I love the creative ways they put cars together!
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-31-2015, 02:17 PM
willowbilly3
willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 8,214
willowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to all
Take a jail bar cab and make one of these.

Craigslist Find: Half Car, Half Truck, Full Tilt Ugly - Street Legal TV
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2015, 06:50 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON
GB SISSON is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 5,625
GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.
Holy S#1T that is one hideous monster. Just in time for halloween night. I'm gonna go as a greasy, grimy gearhead then I won't have to change before I run over to the neighbors. Been tearing down a very stuck 59 ab and when they are stuck in just the right position they are really, really hard to get apart.....
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2015, 07:04 PM
willowbilly3
willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 8,214
willowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to all
Haha, yeah just when I thought a grand am couldn't get more ghetto,lol.
I've been cleaning all day so the little monsters cab get to the door and in the garage.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-31-2015, 09:34 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON
GB SISSON is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 5,625
GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.
Ran the old skidsteer up against it this afternoon. Lifted the wheels off the ground and shook it a bit,,, Pretty much just need a windshield and we;re good to go. Oh and the passenger window.. That could be plexiglass glued in with polyurethane marine sealer. I got the passenger door to latch by adjusting it with a splitting maul. . Seriously. Wife and I went out for a saturday afternoon tour.
 
Attached Images   
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-31-2015, 10:44 PM
Captain Sygo
Captain Sygo is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 134
Captain Sygo is starting off with a positive reputation.
Haha! My daughter is in the market for a car (about to graduate from college, wants a reliable beater) - lemme know if you're thinking of parting with it!
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-01-2015, 01:02 AM
willowbilly3
willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 8,214
willowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to all
I always wanted to take a beater car and epoxy all the seashells and stuff I found on the beach all over it. I think I hung around Port Townsend too long,lol.
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-04-2015, 01:15 AM
Joe777
Joe777 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: W. Pa
Posts: 742
Joe777 has a good reputation on FTE.Joe777 has a good reputation on FTE.
Oh ya, doing body work with a skid steer. Why didn't I think of that?
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-04-2015, 10:55 AM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON
GB SISSON is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 5,625
GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.GB SISSON has a spectacular reputation.
Maybe because of potential fitment issues with the new (used) windshield???
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-04-2015, 11:19 AM
mrcman58's Avatar
mrcman58
mrcman58 is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Banos, California
Posts: 1,409
mrcman58 has a very good reputation on FTE.mrcman58 has a very good reputation on FTE.mrcman58 has a very good reputation on FTE.
I didnt know that the case company made a porta power, LOL
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Ain't no ford


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.