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97 Geo Metro
91 Chevy S10 Blazer
03 Ford Taurus
97 Chevy Astro
08 Nissan Xterra
11 Ram 1500
15 Ram 1500
83 Ford Ranger
17 Ram 1500
94 Ford F-250

I think that’s everything, not a very long list. I didn’t include any of my wife’s cars, though I suppose I was part owner for some of them.
I didn’t include any of my wife’s cars either… those were hers, not mine. Even if I paid for them.
 


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Not that many:

1955 Mercury. Came out of the junk yard in 1964 with a broken piston and rod through the cylinder wall. Dad - a great mechanic and machinist, bored that cylinder out to water, machined a used farm tractor wet sleeve, pressed in the sleeve, bored all the cylinders to 0.020 over, and rebuilt the engine. Eventually everything else was rebuilt - auto transmission, brakes, springs, shocks, etc. I drove that Merc until 1972 when the frame rusted in two and I had no choice but to junk it. Junk man pulled the engine and ran it in his pickup truck.

Then on to a 1965 Mercury Caliente also out of a Nebraska junk yard. I think this must have been used by a farmer to haul hay out to his cows. An engine swap from a low mileage salvage got this one running for several years.

1975 Ford Ranchero GT, factory 460. Bought this while first on active duty, U.S. Army, at Aberdeen, Maryland. I still own it. Just finished repaint, interior, and modified 460 rebuild. 400 hp on the dyno.

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A couple of modified VW Rabbits - 1973, 1974. Audi engined pocket rockets.

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2002 Ford Ranger 4WD XLT. Brother and I bought it as a used low mileage pickup for Dad. I inherited when Dad died at 95. My everyday driver.

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1) 1980 Pinto

2) 1984 Ranger

3) 1987 Mustang

4) 1995 Ranger

5) 2008 Ranger (current)

Ordered a 2024 Maverick and don't know when I will get it.
 
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I used to buy cars, fix them up and flip them several times a year. These are all the ones I can think of right now. (FC) is field car- off road only.
1952 Chevy panel truck (FC) 216, 3 on the tree, 4.11’s

1955 Chevy sedan (FC) 235, 3 on the tree

1958 VW beetle (FC) 1200cc/ 36hp

(3) other random beetles (FC) 1200cc/ 40hp

1965 Corvair 4 dr (FC) six, 3 speed (traded a set of barbells for it)

1953 Ford 2dr sedan (FC) 239 flathead AT

(2) 1962 VW beetles 1200cc/ 40hp

1961 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 390 AT

1965 VW Dune buggy 1200cc / 40hp Shortened w/glass body

1966 Ford Thunderbird 390 AT

1967 Dodge Coronet 2dr 318 AT

1966 Dodge Charger 383, 4 speed **first tire smoker**

1957 Mercury wagon 312 4 barrel, AT

1970 Plymouth Cuda 340, 4 speed, 4.10’s

1971 Plymouth Cuda 340, 4 speed, 3.23’s

1967 Corvette convertible 327/350hp, 4 speed, 3.08’s

1966 Mercury Comet 4dr 200 AT

1965 Chevy Malibu wagon 194 Powerglide

1964 Chevy Malibu SS 283 2 barrel, 3 on the tree

1966 Plymouth Fury 2dr 318 polysphere, AT

1967 Camaro convertible 250, 3 on the tree

1955 Studebaker Commander 259 v8, AT

1971 Volvo 164 dual carb six, 4 speed, money pit

1970 Dodge Coronet 2 dr 318 AT

1969 Bronco half cab 170 six, 3 on the tree, 4.11’s

1979 Scout 304, 3 on the tree

1973 Maverick 2 dr 302, AT, 2.79’s

1971 Mercury Comet 4 dr 200 or 250, 3 on the tree (took in trade and flipped)

1976 Pinto Runabout 2300 AT

1976 Pinto wagon 2300 AT (former florist delivery car, beat)

1978 Pinto wagon 2300, 4 speed

1977 Mustang hatchback 2.8, 4 speed, 3.00’s **1st new car, $4450**

1978 Mercury Zephyr 4 dr 2300, 4 speed

1979 Fairmont wagon 200, SROD 4 speed OD

1981 Mustang hatchback 200 AT

1981 Escort 2 dr 1.6, 4 speed **2nd new car**

1982 Mustang hatchback blown up 302, T5 (bought for T5 & parted out)

1983 Ranger 2wd reg cab 2.0, 4 speed, 3.08’s

1989 F150 4x4 r/c short box 300, T18, 3.08’s

1987 Taurus 4 dr 2.5 AT

1977 Cobra II (still own) 302,4spd, 3.00’s- now 302, T5, 3.55’s *bought 8/18/90*

1994 Tempo 4 dr 2.3 hsc, AT

1995 Contour sedan 2.0 Zetec, 5 speed **3rd new car**

1999 Taurus SE sedan 3.0 Duratec, AT **4th new car**

2002 Focus ZX5 2.0 Zetec, AT **5th new car**

2004 Ranger Edge s/c 4x4 4.0sohc, 5speed, 4.10’s **6th new, 1st new truck**

2005 Focus ZX5 2.0 Zetec, AT **7th new car**

2008 Focus sedan 2.0 Duratec, AT **8th new car**

2011 Escape SE AWD 3.0 Duatec, AT **9th new car**

2011 Ranger XLT s/c 4x4 4.0sohc, AT, 3.73’s **10th new, 2nd new truck**

2016 Escape SE AWD 2.0 EcoBoost, AT **11th new**

1993 Ranger r/c 2WD was 2.3/5spd, now 351 4v, C4, 3.00’s

I thought of a few more
1977 F150 r/c 4x4 300, NP435, 3.50's
1985 1/2 Escort wagon 1.9, AT
1984 Tempo 2dr 2.3HSC, AT (bought to flip- paid for 1st Mustang engine w/profit)
1974 Mustang coupe 2300, AT, 3.55's (parted out)
That's really cool you still have the Cobra II
 

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Hey, did you know that was going to be the car in Smokey and the Bandit? https://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/wp-content/uploads/screenplay/scripts/Smokey-and-the-Bandit.pdf
I went through the windshield of one of these Cobras. My buddy lost control of it drifting a corner at 80mph and we slammed into a huge tree. I bounced off the dash and through the window and the transmission pushed his seat up against the door. It was 100% driver error. We both walked away. Such a shame because it was so nice and just bam, gone in a second. Totalled
It's the last time I didn't wear a seatbelt.
 

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I’ll try to remember them all. Not that the the list is massive or anything.

1981 Mercury Lynx
1982 Toyota Celica ST
1988 Nissan Truck
1982 Toyota Celica ST
1979 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1988 Chevy Sprint
1992 Geo Metro
2001 Honda CR-V LX
1999 Honda CR-V EX
1998 Ford Ranger XLT RWD
2011 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4
2019 Ford Ranger STX FX4
 

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I’ll try to remember them all. Not that the the list is massive or anything.

1981 Mercury Lynx
1982 Toyota Celica ST
1988 Nissan Truck
1982 Toyota Celica ST
1979 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
1988 Chevy Sprint
1992 Geo Metro
2001 Honda CR-V LX
1999 Honda CR-V EX
1998 Ford Ranger XLT RWD
2011 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4
2019 Ford Ranger STX FX4
I think most of us with a huge list were curbing cars or buying beaters and driving the piss out of em. Haha
 

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1958 Ford
1962 Meteor
1963 Chevy wagon
1972 Comet GT
1976 Grand Torino Elite
1977 F150 4x4
1980 Rabbit diesel
1982 Jetta diesel
1978 Bronco
1987 Taurus wagon
1992 Taurus SHO
1995 Taurus SHO
2000 Ranger
2005 Ranger
1991 Taurus SHO
2019 Ford Edge
 

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I think most of us with a huge list were curbing cars or buying beaters and driving the piss out of em. Haha
I didn’t beat mine. Most vehicles in our family either got rotted out from road salt or got totaled in some fashion. Either way, a vehicle with 100,000 miles was just getting broken in. Only the 1998 Ranger and 1999 CR-V moved on to a new home.
 

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1985 Ranger (still have)
1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
2002 F-150
2016 F-150 (still have)
 

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I didn’t beat mine. Most vehicles in our family either got rotted out from road salt or got totaled in some fashion. Either way, a vehicle with 100,000 miles was just getting broken in. Only the 1998 Ranger and 1999 CR-V moved on to a new home.
1985 Ranger (still have)
1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo
2002 F-150
2016 F-150 (still have)
Both you guys are good stewards of these never will be made again vehicles. There's a product called Fluid Film. I use it every fall on my entire underside and it's kept rust from developing. They just made it in black so I might give that a go this year. It's sprayable, brushable, and there's a long tube kit with an omnidirectional nozzle so you can put it down in your frame and pull it out as it dischages to coat the inside of it
 

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Hey, did you know that was going to be the car in Smokey and the Bandit? https://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com/wp-content/uploads/screenplay/scripts/Smokey-and-the-Bandit.pdf
I went through the windshield of one of these Cobras. My buddy lost control of it drifting a corner at 80mph and we slammed into a huge tree. I bounced off the dash and through the window and the transmission pushed his seat up against the door. It was 100% driver error. We both walked away. Such a shame because it was so nice and just bam, gone in a second. Totalled
It's the last time I didn't wear a seatbelt.
That movie just wouldnt of been the same without the T/A
 

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Don't want to go into the bikes. Very extensive. Over 30 since 1976. Still have three.

Cars?

1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit.
1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
Some unknown year Fiat Spyder. Found In A Trashcan
1978 Datsun 280Z
1980 Nissan 280XZ Anniversary Edition
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1993 Toyota truck
2000 Ford SVT F-150 LIGHTNING
1998 Ford Ranger
2004 Ford Lightning
2007 Ford Mustang
 
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Don't want to go into the bikes. Very extensive. Over 30 since 1976. Still have three.

Cars?

1979 Pontiac Firebird Esprit.
1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
Some unknown year Fiat Spyder. Found In A Trashcan
1978 Datsun 280Z
1980 Nissan 280XZ Anniversary Edition
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1993 Toyota truck
2000 Ford SVT F-150 LIGHTNING
1998 Ford Ranger
2007 Ford Mustang
I didn’t know you had a Lightning. Do you still have it?
 

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