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bladerunner

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PostSubject: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:30 am

Not B body related I know. But I want to talk Deloreans.

What do you guys think of them? Guy near by has one for sale. Its rough. Will likely need the entire fuel system replaced, electrical work, interior, etc. I bought (for fun) a guide to restoring these cars to get an idea on parts/prices. Car in this condition would likely cost $10k-$15k to get in DD condition, depending on how much you do yourself.

I always liked the car, but the thing that always held me back was that the thing is gutless (like worse than a Corolla gutless).  I could see myself liking it for awhile, but then wanting Chevelle instead later.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:44 am

Unless its real cheap, stay clear, the wiring in those things is a nightmare. Friend of my dads had a used one, he was constantly chasing wiring issues. I'm guessing because of the body. I don't know.

No doubt they are cool as hell, but i don't see the value in them unless they are low mileage, or resotred.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:36 am

AVOID! Cool, but not that cool to dump that kind of money into. They have a crappy Volvo engine in them I believe and aren't very performance oriented. If it was a smokin' deal, yeah, but I'd think of all the other things you could have for the same money invested in the project as a whole?
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii would just put that sort of money into vehicles I already own. Thats me tho.

Sounds like a complete unneeded headache.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:29 pm

Repairs tend to be expensive, relatively anyway. More than a B body, but less than a Ferrari.

I think I will pass. I just needed someone to talk me out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:32 pm

A buddy of mine owned one, I believe all he did was put a whole lotta work into it, and never did get a chance to really drive it. Last he told me about it, he was going to do a Subaru STI engine swap, but he passed away before he started that project. Would've been pretty cool a Delorean with power to back up the looks.

Also, there is a Delorean out there with a LS1 swap. Google it.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:57 pm

i gutted two at the chevy dealership a few years ago. They were a dealer for them new in 80's. They got one with 10 miles on it , still in factory plastic. Had two shit boxes we made into one.... everything strips out or breaks coming apart. had to junk all the wood they use due to rot. Unless you got a garage and keep it there as side side project, stay away. I know there is a shop in the Houston area that is a complete resto shop for Deloreans
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:02 am

But....there's always time travel... Arrow 

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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:08 pm

sdstick wrote:
But....there's always time travel... Arrow 

Just think how younger you could become if you had a time travel machine.
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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:39 pm

Did you ever think.....Maybe I DO...and I look GREAT for my age.... Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:09 pm

Great Scott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: So yeah...   Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:52 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Great Scott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL best reply so far
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