The '90s called...

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The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:39 am

Here is my fleet of '90s GM tin. Break out the flannels and the Nirvana CD's!
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94 S10 Blazer, 4.3 CPI, 4l60e, 248k
Beretta, well, everyone's seen that
93 GMC Sierra C2500, 350ci, 4spd manual, 3.73 rear, 205k



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby ifixalot » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:15 am

Not bad looking for 22-23 year old vehicles.
My 90s fleet consists of 2 96 Z26 Berettas, one 97 Saturn wagon, and a 94 Lumina mini van.
I think about what newer cars I might want to buy but then I find, many of them have problems.
So, I just keep fixing what I got.
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Re: The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:59 am

Good I'm glad I'm not the only one with this madness.
I see it exactly the same as you. The only issue I cannot avoid, being a rust belt dweller, is rust. The blazer is about gone saddly, I have been driving it for 16yrs. Popular opinion seems to be that those were junk, but its been nothing but good to me.



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby ifixalot » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:17 pm

Yep, dang rust never sleeps.
My 96 Z has rust coming through the rear quarter panel.
The second 96 has some creeping around the bumper covers.
I had to fix the sub-frame on the mini van awhile back.
Couple weeks ago had the rear brake line rust through on the Saturn.
But when I was a teen, it seemed anything near 100k miles and 10 years old wasn't on the street anymore.
But then they didn't cost $40,000 new.
BTW, your an electronics tech, so you know ohms law? Electronics is/was a hobby of mine.



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:45 pm

91 Beretta and 94 Z71 here, as well as a mullet Camaro. Get them from down south so you don't have to worry about rust!


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Re: The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:54 am

ifixalot wrote:BTW, your an electronics tech, so you know ohms law? Electronics is/was a hobby of mine.

Yes, worked w/Ohms law a time or two. I work with a group of engineers designing PCB's for garage door openers and accessories.
woody90gtz wrote:91 Beretta and 94 Z71 here, as well as a mullet Camaro. Get them from down south so you don't have to worry about rust!

I totally dig the Camaro, I want to spend some time going through your thread on it.



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Fairwell to one of my '90s fleet

Postby EPfiffner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:22 am

I'm resurrecting this thread since I have to send my awesome '93 GMC to the shredder. Damn. Miss it already, rowing the gears in the NV4500 with that torquey ol' TBI 350.

I was on my way home from work on Sept 24th, it had been raining and I guess I was taking the curve too fast. Hydroplaned and the ass end got loose, I tried correcting it gently but just couldn't get it back, boom rolled it over in to the ditch.

Once it finally stopped I was hanging upside down by the seat belt, unlatched it and got out fine, the back glass was shattered all over me but only a couple minor cuts. I didn't even have to go to the hospital.

Thanks to GM engineers for designing a truck 25 years ago tough enough to save my ass today.
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Re: The '90s called...

Postby ifixalot » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:18 am

Oh man, sorry you wrecked your truck.
The truck looked solid, not much rust that I can see.
But you weren't hurt so that is the most important thing.
Also, no ticket from the cops for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident?



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm

ifixalot wrote:Oh man, sorry you wrecked your truck.
The truck looked solid, not much rust that I can see.
But you weren't hurt so that is the most important thing.
Also, no ticket from the cops for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident?

It was, unbelievably solid for a Midwest truck. It spent most of it's life in Columbus Indiana, but I'd imagine that's still considered the rust belt.

I did get a ticket for failure to control. Didn't bother fighting that. I even got a bill from the local township for "traffic control", they had to shut a lane down while they flipped it right side up.

I work out in the middle of nowhere, so the 2 lane highway doesn't have the best drainage.

I didn't think I was doing anything nuts, but lesson learned: slow down in the rain.



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby woody90gtz » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:29 pm

Damnnnnnn...

Save that NV4500, they're hard to find!


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Re: The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:53 am

woody90gtz wrote:Damnnnnnn...

Save that NV4500, they're hard to find!


I wanted to. I hadn't bothered to cancel the full coverage on the truck, I had a lien on it to pay for a new roof on my house.

I paid the loan off a couple months ago but it still had the full coverage when this happened.

State farm offered $3900 minus my $1k deductible, so I'm takin' it. Maybe it'll end up at pull a part. Had a new TO bearing snout, clutch kit and fork/pivot ball I just did less than 5k miles ago.



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Re: The '90s called...

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:23 pm

Wow... that's not much for such a clean truck. Ouch.


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Re: The '90s called...

Postby EPfiffner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:32 am

woody90gtz wrote:Wow... that's not much for such a clean truck. Ouch.


I know, but they won't take that in to consideration. They see it as a 25yr old truck with 211k miles.

Believe me I would love to fix it. It's just too effed though. The only panel that possibly could be reused is the passenger door, and I'm not even sure of that.

Cab, bed, door, front clip...It's just not feasible. Sux man, it was one of a kind.
Wish I woulda been more careful, that's for damn sure.




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