Post by safetybruce on Oct 26, 2010 19:24:34 GMT -5
Tanya, You can always "escort" a lady after 6 when wearing black...and Coralee will most certainly be a lady when she is coral and cream...so the Starliner's color is appropriate no matter what gender you attribute to her/him...Kel is your Chevelle a him or her? kto17 what gender are the Riviera and Astrodome and what are their names/
Post by diamondrelics on Oct 27, 2010 9:28:59 GMT -5
Helper shocks most likely would work. Remember back in the 50's and 60's not every family had a truck and they pulled trailers with whatever they had. Thats why my 69 Firebird still had a hitch on it when I bought it. It would look cool behind the Chevelle.
Post by safetybruce on Oct 27, 2010 11:02:54 GMT -5
The positraction rear end "fell" out of my '95 Z-71 4X4 towing vehicle a couple of days ago, after only 180,000 miles. $1675 for a replacement pulled directly from a junkyard donor with only a 30 day/3000 mile warranty. Already have a buyer for the Z-71. You bet I am now looking for an older Willys Jeep or station wagon to be my next pulling vehicle. Won't get any better mileage than the Z-71, but gotta work the coolness factor in there somewhere, now that I am changing adversity into opportunity. Guess the yellow 3-cylinder '93 Geo Metro LSi convertible is now my daily driver. Pontiac had a similar model also made by Suzuki called a Firefly I believe, so I refer to the Metro as the "Firefly"...neater name than the Metro...diamondrelics, know of any old solid running fairly priced beaters I can work on that might meet my tow vehicle requirements? Lack of rust is a much greater concern than beauty...fins on a wagon would also be a big plus...lol!
Because the Riviera has coils in the rear I think I would go with bags. I think the trouble would be finding a hitch that can handle the tongue weight. It might have to be custom made. I measured 300 lbs and that was not loaded.
Bruce, I haven't decided on a color for the Astro but I am leaning towards factory color scemes like a turqouise color similar to the countertops for under the stripe or a bright red. Because we live in UGA bulldog country red might be a better investment for resale. I'm going to polish the stripe and windows and just do white above the stripe.
I have always refered to the her as the Silver Bullet and weighing in at 4,000 pounds with 325 hp and 445 ft/lbs of torque she is more like a silver freight train, but she is quick for a full figured girl. With curves like that the Riviera had to be a girl!
We are considering painting the Astro red and call it the Dawg House. I guess that would make it a him? For now we are calling it Shasta-saurus.
Found out yesterday with our first heavy rain that the Astro has a very small roof leak that didn't show up in light rain. It appears to be coming in at the vent, and its the one with the 110v fan in it. I guess we wont be camping in it as soon as I hoped.
I had a Willys Wagon that was rough. I was going to restore it but sold it when we moved a few years ago. Check Craigslist around Atlanta. Here is a cool one I have been watching that needs a little love.
Post by safetybruce on Oct 27, 2010 21:30:44 GMT -5
diamondrelics and kto17...Yep, that is what I had in mind. That seems like a pretty decent price. With the curve to the back window, there is almost enough surface to mount a set of mini wings on that one...wonder if I can get it back to Mississippi before tuesday morning...
Post by safetybruce on Nov 15, 2010 5:38:52 GMT -5
kto17...I appreciate the offer...I think it is definitely a style tow vehicle that can fit my needs, and the space in back can carry a lot of camping gear or extra tires, jacks, tools etc. when towing to a ralley or when dragging yet another one home.