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Re: No Garage
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 04:28:38 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2018, 04:37:35 pm »
Sick. I'm gonna do that for sure.

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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2018, 06:50:09 pm »
So I did that to Taco's doors this evening.  Didn't go as hardcore as you as Taco's doors have lots of bolts and electrical clips and other random crap I didn't wanna deal with, so it was more of a patchwork job, but it did noticeably reduce panel vibration via the 'knock on wood' test.  I also slapped some patches on the outer skins while I was in there as well.

Speakers sound tighter, doors sound more solid upon closing.  Not bad for two rolls of roof flashing.  Kinda hard to tell if there's significant improvement on a road test as the A/B comparison was hours apart.  But I don't care.  I'll say it did much for health because I did it.

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Re: No Garage
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2018, 08:11:59 pm »
So I did that to Taco's doors this evening.  Didn't go as hardcore as you as Taco's doors have lots of bolts and electrical clips and other random crap I didn't wanna deal with, so it was more of a patchwork job, but it did noticeably reduce panel vibration via the 'knock on wood' test.  I also slapped some patches on the outer skins while I was in there as well.

Speakers sound tighter, doors sound more solid upon closing.  Not bad for two rolls of roof flashing.  Kinda hard to tell if there's significant improvement on a road test as the A/B comparison was hours apart.  But I don't care.  I'll say it did much for health because I did it.

Cool beans dude. I did the lower half of the outer skins, too. If I ever strip Dakota's interior, I'll probably do everywhere on the floor and behind the seats because my stupid exhaust is still loud. I really want a little subwoofer to emphasize bass guitar and bass drum badabooms.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2018, 10:39:01 pm »
I think on my El Camino I only did the outer skins.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2019, 03:22:27 pm »
Saving it for later ...

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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2019, 07:07:00 pm »
:wtf:
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2019, 09:25:51 pm »
So how come you don't drive the Fiesta? Just curious. It will answer your phone and get 35MPG.... :huh:

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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2019, 09:49:19 pm »
So how come you don't drive the Fiesta? Just curious. It will answer your phone and get 35MPG.... :huh:

I don't have space for it at my house.

The birds eat berries and shit all over anything that is parked at my house.

I have a dirty job and I don't want to drive it to work and get the interior all dirty.

Removing the insurance and registration almost exactly pays for the storage container rental.

It's one of the last of its kind, so it should be preserved.
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2019, 07:58:32 am »
Do you have a loan on this thing?
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2019, 08:29:05 am »
I don't have space for it at my house.

The birds eat berries and shit all over anything that is parked at my house.

I have a dirty job and I don't want to drive it to work and get the interior all dirty.

Removing the insurance and registration almost exactly pays for the storage container rental.

It's one of the last of its kind, so it should be preserved.
Did you drive it in there?

How did you get out?  It looks like there's no room to open the door.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2019, 09:20:37 am »
Did you drive it in there?

How did you get out?  It looks like there's no room to open the door.

Fold down the back seat, climb out the trunk.  ;)

Just drove a 1.0L Ecoboost Focus yesterday. That motor should move a Fiesta pretty well.
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2019, 08:14:05 pm »
Do you have a loan on this thing?

Maybe. Let me check.

Did you drive it in there?

How did you get out?  It looks like there's no room to open the door.

There is two feet-ish on the driver's side. See those wooden ramps? I made those out of 2x12 boards. They hold a Fiesta.

Fold down the back seat, climb out the trunk.  ;)

Just drove a 1.0L Ecoboost Focus yesterday. That motor should move a Fiesta pretty well.

It feels and sounds like a V6 from the early 1990s, but with turbo lag and 40+ MPG.
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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2019, 08:14:26 pm »
Yeah, still got a loan on it.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2019, 03:55:27 pm »
Sell it?
Understeer is when you're going along the road and you turn a corner, the car goes straight on - you hit a tree ...and you die. Now oversteer is when you drive down the same bit of road come to a corner, the back comes round - you hit a tree..... and you die. The thing to remember is that oversteer is best, because then you don't see the tree that kills you!

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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2019, 05:23:29 pm »
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2019, 11:05:16 am »
Dakota's hood release cable broke.
To heck with that crummy latch.
I ordered some hood pins.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2019, 03:44:35 am »
Racecar!
Understeer is when you're going along the road and you turn a corner, the car goes straight on - you hit a tree ...and you die. Now oversteer is when you drive down the same bit of road come to a corner, the back comes round - you hit a tree..... and you die. The thing to remember is that oversteer is best, because then you don't see the tree that kills you!

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Re: No Garage
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2019, 06:46:25 am »
Racecar!

Speaking of racecar, how's the Ampera?
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2019, 11:43:58 am »
The Ampera-E has driven almost 50k kms now. No problems so far. Wifey loves it.
Understeer is when you're going along the road and you turn a corner, the car goes straight on - you hit a tree ...and you die. Now oversteer is when you drive down the same bit of road come to a corner, the back comes round - you hit a tree..... and you die. The thing to remember is that oversteer is best, because then you don't see the tree that kills you!

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Re: No Garage
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2019, 07:42:57 pm »
The 1.0L is definitely laggy.  I drove it like I stole it and averaged 44mpg though.

I kinda wanna do that dampening shit in my Sierra.  Definitely the doors, although I feel the floor would really help the console subwoofer.  Maybe the doors of the vette too.
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« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2019, 09:21:11 am »
The 1.0L is definitely laggy.  I drove it like I stole it and averaged 44mpg though.

I kinda wanna do that dampening shit in my Sierra.  Definitely the doors, although I feel the floor would really help the console subwoofer.  Maybe the doors of the vette too.

You can do it. Crank up your sub and pay attention to anything that buzzes.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2019, 08:17:57 pm »
Edmunds TMV Private Party value of my Fiesta is $11,080 as of today. But the plummeting gas prices is going to kill its sales potential. Should I wait for gas prices to rise, or just sell it before it depreciates more from age? I dunno.
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« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2019, 10:50:20 am »
Having a car sit in a storage container is not a good idea.  Either drive it or sell it.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2019, 08:02:24 pm »
You can do it. Crank up your sub and pay attention to anything that buzzes.

It's the OEM BLOSE sub there isn't much to crank up, but I'm sure it'll help.
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Re: No Garage
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2019, 08:42:02 pm »
It's the OEM BLOSE sub there isn't much to crank up, but I'm sure it'll help.

It's worthwhile.

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2019, 07:37:13 am »
Dakota is like a Lexus now. Except the exhaust that sounds like a giant dirt bike.

Oh, and I JUST got my subwoofer in the mail. Installing this weekend.
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