unevolved HalfDork
Aug. 1, 2010 9:35 p.m.

OK, well, not that old, but older than us.

We recently moved into our new house, and since we have a garage, we figured it was time to load up the pieces of crap and bring them to our new garage.

First off, we drove out to TWS, bummed a trailer, and loaded up my car, an '85 RX-7.

Then we unloaded it at the house, and drove to Brenham (about an hour away) to load up Corbin's POS, an '88 323 GTX.

Getting the GTX off was comical, as he was worried about scraping the front on the ramps (not exactly a car trailer). Even though the RX-7 made it off just fine, he insisted, so we backed the trailer up onto our neighbor's lawn and offloaded there.

Here's our glorious garage by the end of the day.

GTSEX:

RX-7:

Corbin:

To most other people we know, these cars are two buckets of worthless bolts. They're not that far off, as each one was purchased for $500. But I figured you guys would appreciate the eccentricity of this odd college collection. And for those of you wondering, yes, my little 4.2L V6 in my pickup made it the whole day with nary a complaint.

Aug. 1, 2010 9:36 p.m.

I want a $500 323 GTX

corby_baby New Reader
Aug. 1, 2010 9:41 p.m.

i would be in the living room folding blankets. my kart takes up too much space

unevolved HalfDork
Aug. 1, 2010 10:02 p.m.

Yeah, my car was a good deal, but Corbeypants's was a berkeleying steal.

Keith SuperDork
Aug. 1, 2010 11:38 p.m.

I had an $800 GTX. The head was installed in the trunk

corby_baby New Reader
Aug. 2, 2010 12:08 a.m.
Keith wrote: I had an $800 GTX. The head was installed in the trunk

i got mine from a hippy out of austin tx who "just wanted a van brah". the price was so good i would have felt bad offering him less. she ran that day, brought her home on a trailer, neglected her in the pasture for just shy of a year (caught up with college, i know im a horrible person), and today she started right up and was ready to go.

in the midst of all this i managed to find a complete jdm b6t w/ turbo and manifolds for 200 bucks with roughly 50-60k on it. ive been waiting to work on this car for far too long, im glad the day has finally come.

mad_machine SuperDork
Aug. 2, 2010 6:11 a.m.

a $500 car is as almost as good as free...

Sounds like you guys had fun moving cars

4cylndrfury SuperDork
Aug. 2, 2010 6:19 a.m.

MOARKARTINFO

Keith SuperDork
Aug. 2, 2010 8:26 a.m.

There was one sitting in a local towing yard for a few years, I think they wanted $50 for it. GTXs either seem to sell for under $1000 or over $7000, depending on condition and how frustrated the owner is

John Brown SuperDork
Aug. 2, 2010 8:31 a.m.
4cylndrfury wrote: MOARKARTINFO

FERCRYINOUTLOUD...EH!

cghstang Reader
Aug. 2, 2010 8:55 a.m.

Here's a GTX in the middle of that range Keith: $2700 CL Cleveland GTX

amg_rx7 HalfDork
Aug. 2, 2010 10:25 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: a $500 car is as almost as good as free... Sounds like you guys had fun moving cars

Careful there. Some of the most expensive cars I've ever owned were acquired free or very cheap. :)

digdug18 HalfDork
Aug. 2, 2010 10:40 a.m.

now you need to remodel the room above the garage and make it part of the garage, for the lift of course.

4cylndrfury SuperDork
Aug. 2, 2010 10:58 a.m.
John Brown wrote:
4cylndrfury wrote: MOARKARTINFO

FERCRYINOUTLOUD...EH!

you dont see a steering wheel like that on a kart too often without there being good stories associated therein...

unevolved HalfDork
Aug. 2, 2010 12:33 p.m.

It's an Emmick single-speed cart with a lap computer, front brakes, and Corbin picked it up for $225 from a guy at the track who just wanted to get rid of it. Doesn't run right now (clutch issues) but the KT100 in there is coming out and it's getting a 125 four-stroke with a gearbox.

And unfortunately, there's no room for a lift. Barely enough for workbenches, but you can't beat the convenience.

corby_baby New Reader
Aug. 2, 2010 1:42 p.m.

2-stroke air cooled 125cc (to make things easier) will be going on instead. just waiting to find a beat up yamaha or suzuki to buy for cheap with a good motor.

the motor on it now runs, but the drive gear coming off the back of the clutch is worn so the chain skips really bad. cheap easy thing to fix, but i would rather put that money into getting a shifter setup going anyways.

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