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Would you drive it home? #3146446
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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Dart 500] #3146457
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Shysters everywhere. Good he checked.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: larrymopar360] #3146462
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the time to check is BEFORE cash changes hands.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: basketcase] #3146470
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If that guy bought the car, he'll destroy it anyway.

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: topside] #3146474
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I think in this case buyer should of looked it over better and really if it should have mounts there it looks like hes gonna do some fab work. But really the day after you look and pay for the car in person its yours.... buyer simply should of looked it over better. Its probably 99% safer then most road kill cars.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Dart 500] #3146475
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I couldn't listen to the conversation over the guy's phone about 1/2 way through, did he ever get what ever answer he was looking for from the guy he bought it from?

Seems to me looking at it after the fact is on him, the buyer, not the seller. Sure what the seller did may not have been honest (he may not have known), but that is the world in which we live. It is up to the buyer to determine if he wants to spend his money.

To me, it appeared as though the buyer had already driven the car a few miles before he decided to look at it. Either driving it those few miles alerted him that something wasn't right or he just thought he should check for something that might cause a problem on the road isn't clear. I suspect the drive didn't set off any questions, he just thought maybe he should look to see if anything was going to cause a problem.

I have no concept as to what 5,000 Kilometers compares to in miles, so the distance from home this guy is has no bearing in my mind.

With that said, having spent 28 years under rusty cars repairing things like body and suspension mounts, I suspect what this guy saw by looking under the car (and showed in the pictures), he probably didn't notice while driving. If he didn't notice it while driving, it will probably survive the 5,000 kilometer drive without issues. The fact is, it may have been like that for years. There are a lot of vehicles on the road with a couple faulty body mounts, more then you might imagine! Over time, they will stress the remaining body mounts and that will eventually cause problems. Most vehicles usually give you notice before something bad happens if you are paying attention. I notice things like that, but many don't.

Some of the old cars used those center body mounts more like a bump stop/ weight support rather then something to hold the body on the frame. It those cases, many of the rubber pieces failed and fell off over time. If that body mount was not bolted to the floor pan, it would have been for extra weight support. One or two people riding in the car would not have needed those extra weight supports.

Driving the car home with a couple bad body mounts would be a personal choice. At this point I would certainly look at the remaining body mounts, and determine their condition, and base any driving on the condition of the remaining body mounts, and not be too concerned with those that are missing until I got the car home and fixed them (and all the others). If I could feel the missing mounts while driving it would be time to call someone and have it hauled home. If I couldn't feel the missing body mounts, I'd probably drive it home, but would not take any side trips.

I have no idea what he thought he was going to accomplish by calling the guy that sold the car to him. .

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: poorboy] #3146481
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Having been in the resto /repair business for 25 years I could write a book on the perfumed pigs that have rolled through the shop.
Dumbo (the buyer) should have inspected the car before handing the $$ over or had someone more knowledgeable do so for him. twocents

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: TJP] #3146482
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On a side note I didnt know Vanilla Ice was a car guy.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #3146487
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Originally Posted by Mr PotatoHead
On a side note I didnt know Vanilla Ice was a car guy.


haha

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: A12] #3146499
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This guy is a total tool, and is vain/narcissistic enough to record it AND post it on youtube. After hearing him say "There's no possible way" a zillion times in 8 minutes, my thought to him is... sux to be you. And that's the nicest thing I can say about him.

Did he honestly think that the body would just slide right off on a sharp curve? And he's a CAR guy? He's a poser, his tats prove that.

Can you imagine the fears coursing through his veins if he were to drive ANY of the crusty dailys we drive here in the rust belt?

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Jer] #3146504
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But but.... hes a youtube star.

Here he is looking before buying it. His girl is fair as well.


Screenshot 2023-05-23 at 21-51-04 NOT a good start.... about to drive home and found this ❌.pngScreenshot 2023-05-23 at 21-52-06 NOT a good start.... about to drive home and found this ❌.png

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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Jer] #3146509
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Originally Posted by Jer
This guy is a total tool, and is vain/narcissistic enough to record it AND post it on youtube. After hearing him say "There's no possible way" a zillion times in 8 minutes, my thought to him is... sux to be you. And that's the nicest thing I can say about him.

Did he honestly think that the body would just slide right off on a sharp curve? And he's a CAR guy? He's a poser, his tats prove that.

Can you imagine the fears coursing through his veins if he were to drive ANY of the crusty dailys we drive here in the rust belt?



I wonder if he cringes after viewing this video of himself saying that.
Sounded like a stuck LP Record on the same old line.

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: PhillyRag] #3146511
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isn't that the guy that had a tv show for a while?

Builds some ugly a$$ stuff if it is.

Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: crackedback] #3146534
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Having seen some of his shows, a few missing body mounts should not scare him. Some of the trash he has "built" is way, way, way worse than a few missing body mounts. Oh..and his wife/girlfriend (whatever she is) I think she is too scared to leave the guy. He is not wound right.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Mr PotatoHead] #3146541
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Originally Posted by Mr PotatoHead
On a side note I didnt know Vanilla Ice was a car guy.



Did you ever see Adam Sandlers movie, "That's My Boy" ? Vanilla Ice is in the movie and still has the 5.0.


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: poorboy] #3146568
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Originally Posted by poorboy
I couldn't listen to the conversation over the guy's phone about 1/2 way through, did he ever get what ever answer he was looking for from the guy he bought it from?

Seems to me looking at it after the fact is on him, the buyer, not the seller. Sure what the seller did may not have been honest (he may not have known), but that is the world in which we live. It is up to the buyer to determine if he wants to spend his money.

To me, it appeared as though the buyer had already driven the car a few miles before he decided to look at it. Either driving it those few miles alerted him that something wasn't right or he just thought he should check for something that might cause a problem on the road isn't clear. I suspect the drive didn't set off any questions, he just thought maybe he should look to see if anything was going to cause a problem.

I have no concept as to what 5,000 Kilometers compares to in miles, so the distance from home this guy is has no bearing in my mind.

With that said, having spent 28 years under rusty cars repairing things like body and suspension mounts, I suspect what this guy saw by looking under the car (and showed in the pictures), he probably didn't notice while driving. If he didn't notice it while driving, it will probably survive the 5,000 kilometer drive without issues. The fact is, it may have been like that for years. There are a lot of vehicles on the road with a couple faulty body mounts, more then you might imagine! Over time, they will stress the remaining body mounts and that will eventually cause problems. Most vehicles usually give you notice before something bad happens if you are paying attention. I notice things like that, but many don't.

Some of the old cars used those center body mounts more like a bump stop/ weight support rather then something to hold the body on the frame. It those cases, many of the rubber pieces failed and fell off over time. If that body mount was not bolted to the floor pan, it would have been for extra weight support. One or two people riding in the car would not have needed those extra weight supports.

Driving the car home with a couple bad body mounts would be a personal choice. At this point I would certainly look at the remaining body mounts, and determine their condition, and base any driving on the condition of the remaining body mounts, and not be too concerned with those that are missing until I got the car home and fixed them (and all the others). If I could feel the missing mounts while driving it would be time to call someone and have it hauled home. If I couldn't feel the missing body mounts, I'd probably drive it home, but would not take any side trips.

I have no idea what he thought he was going to accomplish by calling the guy that sold the car to him. .


5000 kilometers is 3106.856 miles.

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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: topside] #3146570
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Originally Posted by topside
If that guy bought the car, he'll destroy it anyway.
Billy Idol and Vanilla Ice had a kid.

And yes he should've checked "oat" the car before spending money


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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: larrymopar360] #3146782
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after reading just a few replies, the first guy i thought of was "Chad the DumA$$", and as soon as i clicked the video, i was right !
that guy is a hack, so it finally [?] caught up with him.
as my old man would say to him : "Tough tomato cans, pal !" laugh2
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Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: moparx] #3146798
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Seems he has a history of causing trouble with guys that sell him cars or parts, a similar ordeal happened with this guy as well



Re: Would you drive it home? [Re: Dart 500] #3146870
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While he acted like an idiot I can see why he's upset. I would be too if I bought a car that was supposed to be certified and find out it has problems that should have been caught. Then he didn't tell the seller what he wanted to do.
He talked about being rust free and it wasn't and the seller telling him not to call him so it sounds like they already had issues.

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