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m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 12:05 a.m.

But making dumb decisions is FUN!

Adam went with me to go look at it. I ended up trading about $350 worth of firearms for it.

It is a '93, fwd, 5spd Justy.

I need some tires (or tires/wheels), a radio, and I need to fix the turn signal stalk.

The missing corner lens was with the car and the interior (hell the whole car) is surprisingly clean.

I'll get some pictures of my own.

stanger_missle
stanger_missle HalfDork
12/17/13 12:18 a.m.

I've always thought that they were an alternative to the Metro/Fiestiva. Especially in AWD form. But I've never seen one that didn't have horrific rust issues. When I lived in Nebraska, I thought that one would make a decent all-weather DD but they seem to be a lot more rare than their competition.

Good score! I'm jealous

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
12/17/13 12:43 a.m.

I happen to know you were looking at Alfas.... What sort of typo in craigslist's search box led you to THAT?

That's actually pretty cool

midniteson
midniteson Reader
12/17/13 1:21 a.m.

Sweet car. what are your plans for it?

Nashco
Nashco UberDork
12/17/13 3:21 a.m.

I've always liked them. Just saw an AWD one at the junkyard yesterday and oogled its underbits for a few minutes. Oh, the nasty things I'd like to do to you, junkyard Justy.

Bryce

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Dork
12/17/13 7:42 a.m.

That's super cool! Build thread time!

mazdeuce
mazdeuce SuperDork
12/17/13 7:57 a.m.

If you and Adam don't bring that to a rallycross I'm going to have to hurt you. There's one on Saturday!

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
12/17/13 7:59 a.m.

Just put wheelie bars on it and call it a day.

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
12/17/13 8:00 a.m.
Nashco wrote: I've always liked them. Just saw an AWD one at the junkyard yesterday and oogled its underbits for a few minutes. Oh, the nasty things I'd like to do to you, junkyard Justy. Bryce

I had my eye on the AWDs too and the possible projects to build w/ that drivetrain. They're pretty much gone around here, haven't seen one in years.

iceracer
iceracer UberDork
12/17/13 9:27 a.m.

I went looking for a Justy once. Everyone I found had a blown engine. Of course, blown could be anything.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 9:35 a.m.
mazdeuce wrote: If you and Adam don't bring that to a rallycross I'm going to have to hurt you. There's one on Saturday!

Gotta find some wheels/tires first :(

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 9:37 a.m.

The plan is to put one of the IHI RHB51 from the Bitrouble on it, find some decent wheels/tires, and have fun while getting decent mileage.

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
12/17/13 9:57 a.m.

Didn't those have a plastic valve cover?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
12/17/13 10:00 a.m.

how is this a bad decision?

tr8todd
tr8todd HalfDork
12/17/13 10:03 a.m.

My mom had one of those, and she hit a small deer with it. Made a terrible mess of the front right corner. I started pulling body parts off and was surprised how thin and easy to bend they were. The fender was so flimsy I ended up just pounding it back into shape with a rubber mallet while it sat on a foam rubber couch cushion. Came out pretty good. After my mom saw how flimsy the car was, she traded it in on a Jetta.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 10:05 a.m.
tr8todd wrote: My mom had one of those, and she hit a small deer with it. Made a terrible mess of the front right corner. I started pulling body parts off and was surprised how thin and easy to bend they were. The fender was so flimsy I ended up just pounding it back into shape with a rubber mallet while it sat on a foam rubber couch cushion. Came out pretty good. After my mom saw how flimsy the car was, she traded it in on a Jetta.

That explains the 1653lb listed weight.

AaronBalto
AaronBalto Reader
12/17/13 10:05 a.m.

EVERY time I see one of these I think about the commercial from back in the day. New car buyer takes new Justy to family picnic and dorky twin brothers say (one after the other) "Does it have a motor? Does it have a motor?"

So, since this is GRM, um, does it have a motor?

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 10:51 a.m.
AaronBalto wrote: EVERY time I see one of these I think about the commercial from back in the day. New car buyer takes new Justy to family picnic and dorky twin brothers say (one after the other) "Does it have a motor? Does it have a motor?" So, since this is GRM, um, does it have a motor?

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
12/17/13 11:27 a.m.

It is surprisingly not bad to drive. With 70hp, short gearing, and 1600 lbs, it basically feels like a normal subcompact car. That's a good thing, since i was initially expecting it to be extremely slow. I guess the downside of high performance gearing is limited MPG potential vs a metro or festiva or something like that, but they still average ~33 overall on fuelly.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
12/17/13 11:29 a.m.

Clearly, this needs an H6 swap.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/17/13 11:53 a.m.
Vigo wrote: It is surprisingly not bad to drive. With 70hp, short gearing, and 1600 lbs, it basically feels like a normal subcompact car. That's a good thing, since i was initially expecting it to be extremely slow. I guess the downside of high performance gearing is limited MPG potential vs a metro or festiva or something like that, but they still average ~33 overall on fuelly.

Not one, but 2 over drives.

1st 3.071 2nd 1.695 3rd 1.137 4th .794 5th .675 Rev 3.461 Final 4.800

mfennell
mfennell Reader
12/17/13 1:30 p.m.

My wife's first real car was an '89 that became my winter beater in '98 or so. I limped it to the junkyard with 30-60-90 compression numbers at around 130k miles.

I do not miss it. :)

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
12/17/13 1:34 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Clearly, this needs an H6 swap.

That would weigh more than the rest of the car!

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
12/17/13 1:35 p.m.
mndsm wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: Clearly, this needs an H6 swap.

That would weigh more than the rest of the car!

I fail to see the problem here. You'd essentially just be sitting on an engine. Sounds like fun.

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
12/17/13 1:37 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote:
mndsm wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: Clearly, this needs an H6 swap.

That would weigh more than the rest of the car!

I fail to see the problem here. You'd essentially just be sitting on an engine. Sounds like fun.

Point taken.

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