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Everything posted by tighe

  1. Same with the fluid in my blinker!
  2. Nice truck, I love this era. My dad has a 6 speed and it's a blast to drive. A little gloss black vinyl or paint on those pillars would look great IMO!
  3. Yup, sad news, good idea to post here. Robert has helped me with his online videos, and in person several times when I lived in New Mexico. In all of my interactions with him he's been selfless and generous. I reached out directly about donations before the GFM was setup and he said Zelle, Pay Pal, and CashApp also work. Link to the GFM setup for him here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-robert-diy-with-his-urgent-family-needs?member=20367533&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
  4. Wow. Beautiful. Reminds me of a Vitus.
  5. What a welcome surprise! Psyched to have your updates to look forward to!
  6. Awesome. I used to frequent the Herreshoff Museum when I was in undergrad. Incredible place. You have good taste!
  7. Very nice, even more beautiful than I imagined! I just took out our little 13' Mellonseed skiff with my oldest kid for the first time the other day. It was a blast. What are the details of your boat?
  8. What a beautiful boat. Any shots of her under sail? A lot of classic lines in this picture...
  9. When you're all done, toss it up on BaT! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-fiat-x1-9-12/
  10. The similarities between the two posts above...pretty cool.
  11. I love my Flir camera and have used it similarly. https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/coolant-temperature-after-engine-shut-down.1022435/#post-11317859
  12. Excellent. Looking forward to some fresh inspo!
  13. Thanks for the info. These are actually OEM Saab wheels from a 9-3 Aero, see photo. Saab makes some nice looking wheels - I like these too.
  14. I've spent entirely too long thinking about Volvos...
  15. Happy to oblige. The guys at NGP were awesome to deal with. Bumper guard took all of 3 minutes to install. https://store.ngpracing.com/rearguards-by-rgm-volvo-850-v70-wagon-1996-2000-w-painted-bumper.html
  16. Installed a rear bumper guard. I had some spider cracking in the paint on top of my bumper from a buddy's Jeep Wrangler. This should take care of it. Looks good and matches the other black plastics pretty well. New German Performance.
  17. Wow, beautiful. Can't wait to see the brakes mounted...
  18. Looking good! Someone should really go through my V70 and tackle all of these little lurking projects! I'm too busy with this nonsense! https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/new-to-me-lx570-general-thread.1216897/
  19. @lookforjoe your capacity seems boundless. Every time I open this thread I'm impressed. So cool!
  20. Thanks! 79k miles, got it for $24k. Dealer serviced here in SoCal since new - was too good a price to pass up and I actually bought it sight unseen! Looks brand new underneath, and has the dark gray interior which I prefer. But it drives like a boat and it's very thirsty, as expected. And Lexus/Toyota has also never been on the leading edge of technology - the infotainment/nav/audio are all pretty terrible to use. But whatever, I got it to haul us around and get into the desert from time to time for some camping. Proper roof rack, and roof top tent coming in the future...
  21. Just picked up an 08 Lexus LX570 for a family hauler, about two months ago. Already it's been through a few iterations...wheels, tires, spacers, etc. First step was throwing those horrid chrome rims away... Next step was cleaning up and painting an old set of LandCruiser rims, and getting some decent tires on them. 1.25" wheel spacers on all 4 corners. Rims were painted using Superwrap 'Gun Metal'. So far so good. Active Height Control suspension is cool. And finally some late model rims for daily street use.