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    Default Introduce yourself thread! (56k warning!)

    I figured, we started to do something similar on Tuddi's post, why not make an official "this is me, this is my car" thread.

    My name is Erik, I live in Metro-ish NY and I own a '84 Chevy Celebrity. I'm 22 years old and I play bass and go to college.

    Pics of me:

    Before a show, it looks like I'm bending a 2nd octave D in the pic on my formerly fretless Fender American P-Bass. (I play a 4003 Rickenbacker now...)

    Punk rock eh? :-D





    A little history on my car. I picked it up over a year ago from some lady in a neighboring town for $600. (3 weeks of $200 installments, she was amazing for allowing me to do so). My dad owned the same car, and I used his car to create mine, so basically some of the car has been in the family since I was 16-17 years old. *gasp* My father has sort of been MIA in my life after highschool, so I have a strong sentimental value in the car and the work me and my friends put into it.

    You're turn!



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    I was thinkin' the same thing! LOL! Here myself, wife, and 2 boys. http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1230656124
    Check out my VR at http://www.cardomain.com/ride/805391 and at the definitive source of Eurosport VR information http://www.eurosportvr.com


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    okay once more..........(i have no idea why my windows boxs keeps crashing its virus and everything free. it a windows ME box 1Ghz 384mb memory and it started doing this after mircosoft stoped supporting windows ME...........so i think they changed something to make peolple upgrade.............there evil)

    okay........my name is teddy im 18 my car is a 82 buick century with the 4.3 deisel

    so me top center (bassest too mostly jazz rock and early metal)

    just for kicks...........dont be scared (70's frech coat the rest is russain)


    my car (the front high because the motor is out)

    yes there a lot of cars in the backround and a 2 post lift


    more picts tomarrow when i take some. it dark out.
    i got this car for my partents my dad had picked up in 95 when we were kinda short on cash (the car looks it) he had some work done and 2 weeks later it blew a hose and over heated been parked tell this summer when i rebuild it. i get a lot a stares fomr people in this car i kinda cool so plan on repainting (less the vinal top) over all good car low miles runs great looks like crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDurock
    most great ideas will lose the original luster and wonder of their profound expression, when subject to the masses, for all ideas are building blocks on the greater truth, not the whole truth
    82 Buick Century 4.3lt diesel
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    Hi, I'm Jay.

    (hi Jay)

    I'm 30, retired but still work part time as a mortician and soon will be going back into the salvage yard game as I miss it and I have owned many A bodies, the last of which was a 1986 Cent t-type sedan.

    I now have a 1995 Olds Silhouette which is basically an A body with a sliding door. I have many many plans for it including:

    *modified L67 3800
    *modified 4T65-HD
    *rear sway bar
    *lowering springs
    *4 wheel disc brakes
    *heads up display from a 1991-93 Grand Prix

    Other than those, it will be mostly stock.

    I also have a 1992 Olds Cutlass Supreme convertible and a 1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme convertible, both of which are for sale currently.
    Jay

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    Don 35, Technician at Xerox and Sales part time at AutoZone, 1 daughter 4yo, Owner of 2 STE's NEITHER of which actually WORK and they are in the driveway collecting snow.

    This is a picture of me that my 4 year old took one day when I had her. Shes getting there taking pictures. At least you can see SOME of my head this time!!!


    The Blue STE (Second in line to get fixed)


    The Red STE (First in line to get fixed)


    My 89 Formula 350 (Summer TOY)


    My 85 Calais 500 Pace Car Replica (Future Project)


    AND last but not least my 2007 Caliber SXT (Daily Driver)
    1989 Formula 350, 2002 Bonneville SE
    DON
    "The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised."

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    I don't have any current pics handy, so I'll just type
    My name is Andy, I'm 26, married with 3 kids and I've been a bodyman for several years now. I have previously worked at a garage, cleaned ductwork, refurbished small printers, helped run a junkyard and worked at Tim Hortons for 1 day. I don't really have any hobbies other than screwing with cars.
    I'm lazy and don't feel like listing all of my cars, so for the A-bodies I currently have:
    '86 Celebrity Eurosport sedan; black/ gray interior, 2.8FI/ 440t4, stock
    '86 Celebrity Eurosport coupe; was white, now gloss black primer with maroon interior, 2.8FI/ 440t4, cold air intake, turbo muffler, VR bumpers/ grill/ spoiler, 6000 rocker extensions, Cavi Z24 front buckets, '87-later dash pads, de-chromed interior.

    I'm caretaker of my mom's two celebs also, they are:
    '89 Celebrity sedan; converted to Eurosport, gray w/gray interior, 2.8/ th125c, turbo mufler, firebird rear spoiler, 16" Z26 wheels, now wrecked in the rear
    '86 Celebrity Eurosport sedan known as "Patches"; Originally white, then multi-colored, now bright red; has maroon interior, 2.8FI/ 440t4

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    Hi, I'm Nick, 20, I live in Palm Springs, California. Almost everything I do is car related mostly relating to Oldsmobuicks, Cadillacs, and Lincolns. Usually collecting rare ones and modifying with OEM parts.
    Pics of me behind the wheel of a soon to be, Lincoln Mark V

    The first A-Body, '87 Century T-Type I got for $455 on ebay back in '05

    My moms '90 Century which is pretty much mine anyways.

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    Hey, My names Erik im 18, i work at Burger King, and I have 2 1990 Pontiacs. One a 6000 LE and the other a Turbo Grand Prix. Both 3.1 V6, one turbo. I got my 6000 for 450$ needed a battery and some little mantnence but nothing much, and my Grand prix i got for 2800$ in somewhat poorer condition it is now, it was missing its lower valence, front bumper peeling, wheels were dull and gold, but it had 70,300 old lady miles on it when i got it.









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    Hey I'm Kenny. My grandpa bought Shake n Bake new, and gave it to our family in 2004. I used to drive it all the time when my Supreme was broken (a lot in the past!) These days, my dad drives the car to the train station (about 6 miles a day). The car is just getting some surface rust on the rear wheel well. I thought I fixed it, but all the paint flaked off within a year (damnit!!). I figure one day my dad will want a nicer car and will just give it to me. Then I'll start fixing it up again. It gets waxed once a year at least!

    My daily driver is a 1990 Cutlass Supreme.

    I'm 20 and go to Oneonta State in New York.

    I met up with Don (dcjredline) at Taco Bell and he was pretty cool. The Red STE is a neat car.

    Oh Shake n Bake, You're Such a Good Car!
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    Sniffing too much paint can be hazardous to one's mental health... as the above clearly indicates.

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    lol i have thous laps in my bassment...........(right above you head)

    Quote Originally Posted by LordDurock
    most great ideas will lose the original luster and wonder of their profound expression, when subject to the masses, for all ideas are building blocks on the greater truth, not the whole truth
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    Nice cars Prospeeder!
    Check out my VR at http://www.cardomain.com/ride/805391 and at the definitive source of Eurosport VR information http://www.eurosportvr.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDurock View Post
    lol i have thous laps in my bassment...........(right above you head)

    haha, I hit my head on it all the time

    Oh Shake n Bake, You're Such a Good Car!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tuddi View Post
    Sniffing too much paint can be hazardous to one's mental health... as the above clearly indicates.

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    Great to see you guys jumped on the idea of this thead. (I was afraid it'd be a one post bust)

    Another reason I love stopping by here often.

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    Hey. I'm John, I'm 30 and just got married in October. I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I don't have my A-Body just yet but will soon and have owned a few in the past. I'm buying an '86 Celebrity Eurosport from a lady who's father owned it before he passed away. It has the 2.8FI motor with 67,000 miles on it and she's selling it to me for $100 bucks. I couldn't pass it up seeing as my current daily driver is an '80 Buick Regal Limited and it's about to die on me haha. The only thing it needs is a little bodywork, inspection and rear brake lines. I'll put up pics when I get it.

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    Hey folks I'm David, (but you probably guessed that already). I'm 32, work for a Caterpillar dealer in Alabama and have many and varied interests. Most of my hobbies center around cars, electronics, and helping other people learn on both the above! My job now is a dual roll as a trouleshooter and field service techncian; and trainer on AgChem equipment.

    I've worked at a local car shop on BMW and Benzes, worked at a dairy, and spent the past 9 years on the road working on heavy equipment all over the southeast.

    This is a picture of me (after my first haircut in more than 10 years)...


    My a-body cars are (in chronological order)...

    A 1983 Century, ex-diesel T-Type (wrecked and junked):


    A 1986 Century T-Type (clone) turbo intercooled (my primary car):


    And recently got a 1984 Century Olympia that is getting a turbo and TBI fuel injection conversion. Most of the mechanical install is done and now it is tuning time. Here is a picture of how she was when I found her:


    Also here's my 1972 Nova with EFI 305V8:


    I'm always open to off-list e-mails so don't hesitate to e-mail if you have a question I might could answer that is not on topic here. There is more about all my cars and other pictures in my web page. It's linked at my signature below.

    Other online lists and forums I read are are 60degreeV6.com, GM-ECM and DIY-EFI.org mailing lists, JYturbo mailing list, rarefwdgmabody list.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! It's really neat to see the faces behind the screen names on here. It seems we're a diverse group yet still have lots in common. I've only been participating a few months but have learned alot and enjoyed it.

    Don't be shy, everyone post a little about yourself; and a picure or 2 of you and your cars!

    Look me up on Facebook and CarDomain and My Webpage

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