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Old 03-10-21, 11:07 PM
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If I were to do it again, I think I’d opt for a S40 or V40 with the T5, AWD and manual.
Looks like I may indeed end up in a rabbit hole! Though when it comes to older cars I'm a fan of British stuff and currently have a '96 Jaguar XJ6 that keeps me busy tinkering.

My wife drives an '07 S40 and I used to drive it on our trips around California, which is how I got my first great impression of Volvos. The only older ones I can relate to belonged to the parents of friends back in high school and I never personally drove them... Here in California it's not so easy to modify post-1976 vehicles and still get them to pass SMOG, so tuning such cars always struck me as a bit of a hassle.

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After being a car owner since I was in high school, a couple of years ago I traded in my Subaru Outback (my 2nd one—love that car) for a used Toyota Prius for my daughter. I can’t say I’m completely car-less now as I borrow my wife’s car frequently (also a Toyota Prius) and utilize rentals or ZipCar when I need to. I still dream of rehabbing a Karmann Ghia at some point or at least having a car up on blocks in my yard, but I’ve enjoyed being car free more than I imagined.
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Old 03-11-21, 06:56 AM
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Love the hollowbody, who's your favorite to channel through that?
Probably John Lee Hooker (the real reason that I originally fell in love with Epiphone Sheratons). This one's got some fancy (Brandonwound) PAF style pickups, so I also try to channel my inner Larry Carlton! (I WISH I had his chops)
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My other hobby is Golf. I am more of a 9 hole or chip and put golfer to keep costs down and get more exercise. I hate paying $100 for a round at a fancy country club and riding around in golf carts (unless of course a vendor is paying).
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I don't like any other exercise or sports, really.
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Old 03-11-21, 11:48 AM
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This one set me back some...CLS 450

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Old 03-11-21, 04:28 PM
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I am not sure if I posted this here or not....A 1958 Corvette and a 1956 Chevrolet Nomad Dual Quad.

Not perfect by any means, but all original....

1958 Fuel injected Chevrolet Corvette
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Old 03-26-21, 08:23 PM
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When I grow up I want to be like you guys. Nice classic cars and guitars lol

Just spent a few bucks on washing my G37 Infiniti. Might trade it in tomorrow for something newer and alot more HP.

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Old 03-26-21, 09:09 PM
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Anything I think I can make more money on.

These brought $1200 for example. I thought they were a good buy for $8.

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Old 03-26-21, 09:49 PM
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Anything I think I can make more money on.

These brought $1200 for example. I thought they were a good buy for $8.

WOW, these are great...backstory on them, where did you find them..?
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Old 03-26-21, 10:12 PM
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Vintage kits and select built ups. Been on an AMC kick lately.






Some of the obscure stuff makes vintage Campy SR seem affordable.
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Just flipped these...(I worked with a guy in 89' who had that orange AMX and was selling it for 2K)




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Old 03-27-21, 12:43 AM
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A handful of film camera people in here. If anyone has a mju ii/stylus epic they’d let go of let me know! Had one and loved it and am planning to replace it.
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Old 03-28-21, 11:08 AM
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I wish I only had my bike hobby, but I also spend money on photography, flashlights, tools (lots of tools), and home improvement projects. There always seems to be a new hobby or something to start collecting over the horizon. I need to finish collecting soon so I can start selling stuff off in a few years when we retire.
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Hi All,
Here is another hobby of mine besides cameras, watches, fountain pens and of course bikes.....It's an original owner 1990 SAAB SPG Red Box. It is the only new car I have ever owned, I bought it from a dealer in Sacramento Ca. The dealer had 2 of them on the back lot a red one and this black one. For some reason they never sold and both were going to be 2 years old in one month, go figure.
He wanted to unload both of them before they turned two and was desperate to sell and that's how I ended up with the very rare factory whale tail and the upgraded 16's with the tire upgrade...it only had 72 miles on it, and I wish I had the money to buy them both!
I have been looking for another one without any success.

Original paint, Bored and Stroked Sleeper!

Original 16" wheels

Red-Box

I'm Bored, and "no" dents!

Factory Whale-tail
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Old 04-15-21, 08:41 PM
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Guitars and amplifiers


and this as well

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Old 04-16-21, 09:01 AM
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A Swedish car and a Swedish-English dictionary in back-to-back postings? Coincidence??? (Queue weird music...oooeeeoooooo).
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A Swedish car and a Swedish-English dictionary in back-to-back postings? Coincidence??? (Queue weird music...oooeeeoooooo).
Return of the Jedi......You wanted to post the picture of the Swedish dictionary, didn't you?
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Guitars to look at. (Fender)
AmP ( Vox AC15) to also look at.
Bikes to ride.(Raleigh)
cars to drive. (BMW)
Stereo equipment to listen to vinyl and cd's. (Pioneer)
Speakers (B&W)
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Food, rent, gas and insurance.

Oh and bike tools. Seems like I always need a different one when I come in proximity of my bike stand with a bike hooked up to it.
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When your not buying bikes what else are you guys spending your hard earned money on? Two years ago I finally made the commitment of learning how to play guitar. I’ve went through several acoustic guitars before finding the right ones. Now that I’m set I’m finally ready to start looking for bikes again. Where does everyone else’s money go when not buying vintage bikes?
I'm a guitar fanatic as well. Great hobby. Mine are mostly electric, medium-low end. I soup them up, occasionally taking a Dremel tool to the insides to make room for mods. It's a gas, and then you get to play the things!
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Those were pretty good running cars as I recall...I had a popcorn popper two cycle free wheeling turtle back Saab as the first car I ever purchased. Once I was out driving and the clutch hydraulics went out, it was either the slave or master cylinder. I charted out the route in my head to avoid any big hill stops, and drove it to the shop , shutting it offf whenever I had to stop for a light, then jumpstarting it in low with just starter motor, free shifting with the free wheeling along the way. Good fun.
Got tired of mixing the oil in wiht the gas.
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Old 04-23-21, 04:27 PM
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I’ve recently gotten myself into the Hollywood memorabilia auction scene, which is its own rabbit hole.
I’m trying to purchase items on auction and then flip them on eBay, we will see how that goes.

I currently have a number of wardrobe items worn by stars in movies, as well as props.
kinda fun.

among other things, I own the complete pool table set used in the Django unchained film (pool table, cues, rack, and the 9 ball), as well as a backup skull for the epic scene where Leonardo DiCaprio uses a saw to cut the skull of “Old Ben” to demonstrate the unique attributes of the “negro”.

I also have wardrobe worn by Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, and other stars.

it’s a rabbit hole, for sure.

first photo is a Kate Hudson outfit from “Something Borrowed”




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Sailboats and canoes have always been a big part of my existence. And like bikes, great deals on fixer uppers abound. I'm trying to focus my resources on a bit more infastructure to help move some projects along. I'm tired of working on boats in the drive way and ive got some more involved glass work to do, so I'm putting up one of those heavy duty tarp garages on a pressure treated skid "pallet". Apparently lumber prices have trippled, so here I am staring at a $700 800 pound pallet..

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