First cars!



  • @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5 said in First cars!:

    @Bones said in First cars!:

    @Snowy I would still have been weedy, awkward me.

    Still awkward just fatter now.

    You should see my collection of star wars t-shirts tho

    I'm stuck at six. I might move on to hoodies while the weather is like it is.



  • @MN5 said in First cars!:

    @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5 said in First cars!:

    @Bones said in First cars!:

    @Snowy I would still have been weedy, awkward me.

    Still awkward just fatter now.

    You should see my collection of star wars t-shirts tho

    I'm stuck at six. I might move on to hoodies while the weather is like it is.

    Careful fella, don't want your hood getting caught while you're trying to smash all the kids at climbing kids playground things.



  • @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5 said in First cars!:

    @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5 said in First cars!:

    @Bones said in First cars!:

    @Snowy I would still have been weedy, awkward me.

    Still awkward just fatter now.

    You should see my collection of star wars t-shirts tho

    I'm stuck at six. I might move on to hoodies while the weather is like it is.

    Careful fella, don't want your hood getting caught while you're trying to smash all the kids at climbing kids playground things.

    I've got a rope and chin up bar now bro. It's the only way I can talk my way out of going for a run with the Mrs.





  • @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5
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    Can you stop posting pics of real athletes ? why not give me some positive reinforcement ?



  • @MN5 just saying, he doesn't have a hood.



  • @Bones said in First cars!:

    @MN5 just saying, he doesn't have a hood.

    Bro, his loss.

    I think the mods are all on a drinks break to let our ridiculous conversation continue for as long as it has.



  • First car was a 1982 DX Corolla, man that thing was gutless. 1.3lt engine from memory but it ran on the smell of an oily rag. Rusted like anything tho, at the end the floor under the pedals rusted out. It was like a flintstone car



  • @Virgil said in First cars!:

    First car was a 1982 DX Corolla, man that thing was gutless. 1.3lt engine from memory but it ran on the smell of an oily rag. Rusted like anything tho, at the end the floor under the pedals rusted out. It was like a flintstone car

    Yeah cool, how often do you work out at the park and how many SW T shirts do you have ? ( the latter question in particular is apt )



  • Morris Minor. 800cc with the split windscreen. When myself and 2 of my mates went to get some crates (5) of flagons from in town in Whangarei we couldn’t get up the fairly gentle slope at Jubilee Park on Tarewa Rd without the two guys getting out then me reversing the old girl up the hill. Grunty it wasn’t.

    Since then I’ve spent more money on cars than makes any sense.



  • @JC said in First cars!:

    Morris Minor. 800cc with the split windscreen. When myself and 2 of my mates went to get some crates (5) of flagons from in town in Whangarei we couldn’t get up the fairly gentle slope at Jubilee Park on Tarewa Rd without the two guys getting out then me reversing the old girl up the hill. Grunty it wasn’t.

    Since then I’ve spent more money on cars than makes any sense.

    £1,378.26?



  • 1981 Toyota Corona sedan. Sort of like this one, but maybe shittier.

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    My parents bought it for $4k at a local car yard when I was at University in 1994. They'd recently moved to Queensland from northern NSW so the 9 hour drive from campus had become a 13 hour drive, and they were no longer keen to do it every term break.

    The rubber channels in the rear windows were so perished that they wouldn't wind down, so I removed the handles.
    The heater valve would get stuck if you moved it from anything but "hell" so in winter you had to stop, pop the hood, and manually adjust it.
    The boot space was shit.
    Rear leg room was shit.
    Spots of rust on the boot sill where it dripped when left open.
    Engine was the Holden 1.9L "Starfire" which could barely generate enough power to boil a cup of coffee.
    The starter motor carked it within 3 months - $250 replacement please and installed it myself with the help of a guy on campus, who discovered that it wasn't quite the same as the stock part when he cut into the firewall and thought he got a small shower of asbestos - but probably not as it hadn't been used in the industry for a few years by the time of manufacture.
    Eventually the engine packed it in and my parents ended up spending another $1600 on a refurb. Maybe they should have bought the Commodore I wanted for $5K.

    I kept that car going until around 1998 when the brake lines for the rear started to lose compression. At that point I sold it for $50, after taking it away for a dirty weekend with my new girlfriend - now wife. Being a gentleman, i didn't tell her about the failing rear brakes (despite the loud noise they made) as we swept around bends in the dirt road above the Hunter Valley wine district.

    THAT was a good weekend.

    Fond memories of that car - driving around campus getting a blowie, finding somewhere to park near the ex's parent's house so we could have a quick shag. Car load of mates packed in for a trip to Canberra with ALL my shit crammed in as well.

    It was a more innocent time.



  • Oh yeah - manual transmission. Four on the floor, struggled to get above 120km/h but I learned the trick of following big trucks down the Newell Highway (main Melbourne - Brisbane route) late at night, drifting their tail, to avoid kangaroos in the evening.

    Made the fuel economy good as well, and in my youth I could do the 1250km from Wondai to Wagga in a tick over 12 hours.



  • @NTA said in First cars!:

    1981 Toyota Corona sedan. Sort of like this one, but maybe shittier.

    eb27234d-2f05-44e6-b637-dde13885a1f2-image.png

    My parents bought it for $4k at a local car yard when I was at University in 1994. They'd recently moved to Queensland from northern NSW so the 9 hour drive from campus had become a 13 hour drive, and they were no longer keen to do it every term break.

    The rubber channels in the rear windows were so perished that they wouldn't wind down, so I removed the handles.
    The heater valve would get stuck if you moved it from anything but "hell" so in winter you had to stop, pop the hood, and manually adjust it.
    The boot space was shit.
    Rear leg room was shit.
    Spots of rust on the boot sill where it dripped when left open.
    Engine was the Holden 1.9L "Starfire" which could barely generate enough power to boil a cup of coffee.
    The starter motor carked it within 3 months - $250 replacement please and installed it myself with the help of a guy on campus, who discovered that it wasn't quite the same as the stock part when he cut into the firewall and thought he got a small shower of asbestos - but probably not as it hadn't been used in the industry for a few years by the time of manufacture.
    Eventually the engine packed it in and my parents ended up spending another $1600 on a refurb. Maybe they should have bought the Commodore I wanted for $5K.

    I kept that car going until around 1998 when the brake lines for the rear started to lose compression. At that point I sold it for $50, after taking it away for a dirty weekend with my new girlfriend - now wife. Being a gentleman, i didn't tell her about the failing rear brakes (despite the loud noise they made) as we swept around bends in the dirt road above the Hunter Valley wine district.

    THAT was a good weekend.

    Fond memories of that car - driving around campus getting a blowie, finding somewhere to park near the ex's parent's house so we could have a quick shag. Car load of mates packed in for a trip to Canberra with ALL my shit crammed in as well.

    It was a more innocent time.

    After or before the shag ?



  • @NTA That made me laugh.

    I think that in a fern first we have reached some sort of consensus.

    Our first cars were all shit, but we loved them nonetheless.



  • Ferners I give you the automotive glory that is the 1958 CA Bedford Van

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    Mine cost $300 and came with six spare wheels. It was older than me when I bought it at 17 and had definitely seen better days.

    It had a metallic green paint job and jumped out of third gear (top) every 200 metres so I learned to drive with my foot poised above the clutch which became agony on long drives. Column shift. Th side doors would slide backwards and forwards as you went round corners. Don't know what the top speed was as the speedo never worked but mates and I took it on a roadie to Napier for the first ever NPC game and it took six hours to make the trip from Taupo to the game. Mainly because it didn't have the poke to make it up the hills so all but the lightest of us walked up the steepest climbs.

    Man I loved that van. mattress in the back Easily get 15 in it. Would hold shit loads of crates for a roadie. Just reach over and help yourself to another.... Once along the desert road we had two of us riding on the bonnet cleaning the windscreen and the car being steered and the pedals controlled by two guys leaning forward from the back seat. I tell you - you always have plenty of friends if you have a van like the Beddie.

    I solved the issue of arguing during driving lessons as I taught myself to drive in it. Got in and just started driving round and round the block until I got my confidence up and went for my test the next week.

    It was broke as often as it was going, but it was easy to fix . Drove it till the tyres were down to the canvas.

    After a couple of years I started a cleaning company to pay my way thu uni , started making "good' money and got rid of the van as it was just too much hassle keeping it on the road and I bought a Fiat. Got more for it as parts than it cost me.

    Wish I still had it . Most fun vehicle I've ever owned - definitely until the current one.



  • @dogmeat said in First cars!:

    mattress in the back Easily get 15 in it.

    I believe that is called an orgy.

    In a "Bend" forward fuck truck.



  • @dogmeat said in First cars!:

    Ferners I give you the automotive glory that is the 1958 CA Bedford Van

    alt text

    Mine cost $300 and came with six spare wheels. It was older than me when I bought it at 17 and had definitely seen better days.

    It had a metallic green paint job and jumped out of third gear (top) every 200 metres so I learned to drive with my foot poised above the clutch which became agony on long drives. Column shift. Th side doors would slide backwards and forwards as you went round corners. Don't know what the top speed was as the speedo never worked but mates and I took it on a roadie to Napier for the first ever NPC game and it took six hours to make the trip from Taupo to the game. Mainly because it didn't have the poke to make it up the hills so all but the lightest of us walked up the steepest climbs.

    Man I loved that van. mattress in the back Easily get 15 in it. Would hold shit loads of crates for a roadie. Just reach over and help yourself to another.... Once along the desert road we had two of us riding on the bonnet cleaning the windscreen and the car being steered and the pedals controlled by two guys leaning forward from the back seat. I tell you - you always have plenty of friends if you have a van like the Beddie.

    I solved the issue of arguing during driving lessons as I taught myself to drive in it. Got in and just started driving round and round the block until I got my confidence up and went for my test the next week.

    It was broke as often as it was going, but it was easy to fix . Drove it till the tyres were down to the canvas.

    After a couple of years I started a cleaning company to pay my way thu uni , started making "good' money and got rid of the van as it was just too much hassle keeping it on the road and I bought a Fiat. Got more for it as parts than it cost me.

    Wish I still had it . Most fun vehicle I've ever owned - definitely until the current one.

    That. Is. Awesome!

    Me and my flatmates picthed in together for a Bedford van that needed doing up. We never once started doing it up. It sat in the car port and we played poker in it. Then we sold it when we had to move out. A completely pointless exercise but a fun one all the same.



  • @Hooroo said in First cars!:

    @dogmeat said in First cars!:

    Ferners I give you the automotive glory that is the 1958 CA Bedford Van

    alt text

    Mine cost $300 and came with six spare wheels. It was older than me when I bought it at 17 and had definitely seen better days.

    It had a metallic green paint job and jumped out of third gear (top) every 200 metres so I learned to drive with my foot poised above the clutch which became agony on long drives. Column shift. Th side doors would slide backwards and forwards as you went round corners. Don't know what the top speed was as the speedo never worked but mates and I took it on a roadie to Napier for the first ever NPC game and it took six hours to make the trip from Taupo to the game. Mainly because it didn't have the poke to make it up the hills so all but the lightest of us walked up the steepest climbs.

    Man I loved that van. mattress in the back Easily get 15 in it. Would hold shit loads of crates for a roadie. Just reach over and help yourself to another.... Once along the desert road we had two of us riding on the bonnet cleaning the windscreen and the car being steered and the pedals controlled by two guys leaning forward from the back seat. I tell you - you always have plenty of friends if you have a van like the Beddie.

    I solved the issue of arguing during driving lessons as I taught myself to drive in it. Got in and just started driving round and round the block until I got my confidence up and went for my test the next week.

    It was broke as often as it was going, but it was easy to fix . Drove it till the tyres were down to the canvas.

    After a couple of years I started a cleaning company to pay my way thu uni , started making "good' money and got rid of the van as it was just too much hassle keeping it on the road and I bought a Fiat. Got more for it as parts than it cost me.

    Wish I still had it . Most fun vehicle I've ever owned - definitely until the current one.

    That. Is. Awesome!

    Me and my flatmates picthed in together for a Bedford van that needed doing up. We never once started doing it up. It sat in the car port and we played poker in it. Then we sold it when we had to move out. A completely pointless exercise but a fun one all the same.

    What was wrong with the inside of your place that you preferred to play poker in the Bedford?



  • @Nepia said in First cars!:

    @Hooroo said in First cars!:

    @dogmeat said in First cars!:

    Ferners I give you the automotive glory that is the 1958 CA Bedford Van

    alt text

    Mine cost $300 and came with six spare wheels. It was older than me when I bought it at 17 and had definitely seen better days.

    It had a metallic green paint job and jumped out of third gear (top) every 200 metres so I learned to drive with my foot poised above the clutch which became agony on long drives. Column shift. Th side doors would slide backwards and forwards as you went round corners. Don't know what the top speed was as the speedo never worked but mates and I took it on a roadie to Napier for the first ever NPC game and it took six hours to make the trip from Taupo to the game. Mainly because it didn't have the poke to make it up the hills so all but the lightest of us walked up the steepest climbs.

    Man I loved that van. mattress in the back Easily get 15 in it. Would hold shit loads of crates for a roadie. Just reach over and help yourself to another.... Once along the desert road we had two of us riding on the bonnet cleaning the windscreen and the car being steered and the pedals controlled by two guys leaning forward from the back seat. I tell you - you always have plenty of friends if you have a van like the Beddie.

    I solved the issue of arguing during driving lessons as I taught myself to drive in it. Got in and just started driving round and round the block until I got my confidence up and went for my test the next week.

    It was broke as often as it was going, but it was easy to fix . Drove it till the tyres were down to the canvas.

    After a couple of years I started a cleaning company to pay my way thu uni , started making "good' money and got rid of the van as it was just too much hassle keeping it on the road and I bought a Fiat. Got more for it as parts than it cost me.

    Wish I still had it . Most fun vehicle I've ever owned - definitely until the current one.

    That. Is. Awesome!

    Me and my flatmates picthed in together for a Bedford van that needed doing up. We never once started doing it up. It sat in the car port and we played poker in it. Then we sold it when we had to move out. A completely pointless exercise but a fun one all the same.

    What was wrong with the inside of your place that you preferred to play poker in the Bedford?

    Inside the flat didn’t have the gimmick of a Bedford van!!!


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