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CAR THREAD (Finally , my car is getting repaired...wheeee) :)

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Thank You Ryan. I haven't seen the car yet. There pictures were sent to me by the technician who was just finishing detailing . We had another snowfall over night and the towing company canceled the scheduled time. 

Needless to say that he went overboard, doing trims, polish, wax etc.  

I will be scared to touch it :)

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Nice !, I like your taste in cars Sir? That new Ridgeline is such a gem. Very smart concept.

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The current Ridgeline seems to be not a patch on its 1st gen predecessor. Only a mother's heart could love the old Ridgeline...

Over the past two months, I've been really enjoying the advantages of a pick-up truck here in NZ.
Too bad I'll have to return the Hilux next week...

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Yeah the old Ridgeline was a can of worms friend of mine had it and was suffering well. :) I hear you Ivan, I wish we could buy Hilux in Canada.

 

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M'kay...that's odd...

By the way... DeWalt...
I'm going to keep things simple (and puristic) and decided to have my Wolf painted in original German ISAF colours:

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1 hour ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

M'kay...that's odd...

By the way... DeWalt...
I'm going to keep things simple (and puristic) and decided to have my Wolf painted in original German ISAF colours:

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Oh good grief!  When they took our old Jeeps away from us we all thought they’d issue us Humvees like the US forces were getting, but somebody got paid off and they gave us these horrible VWs they called Iltis.  They were truly World Calais Galloping Pieces of Schitt

The shape alone of that thing brings back bad memories and gives me the shakes . 

The shape alone of that thing brings back bad memories and gives me the shakes . Even a Kubelwagen would have been better, and if they absolutely insisted on buying German, why not G-Wagens like everyone else with a real brain bought.

 

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Ernie...
Just in case... The "Wolf" is a G-Wagen. LOL

I hated the "Iltis"...
I'm damn sure they laughed their a**es off at VW/Audi when they sold the manufacturing tools to Bombardier. Back then, a baseline "Wolf" (Mercedes G-Wagen) came with an 80.000 "Deutschmark" price tag. An Audi-manufactured Bundeswehr "Itlis" cost about 25.000 DEM. 
Now, you do the math...
 

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3 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Traditions? :)

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I love German heraldry!

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49 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

How did we get from Mercedes to Kubelwagen ?

Answer: In no time.

My favourite flag:

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Martin, the 'Stang looks GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!  It looks like they did a good job on her, and on the back side of it all, they took their time and did it right...... I am assuming she is coming home on a deck truck? Did you insist she be covered in this crappy weather to prevent rock chips and or slush spraying on her new paint?? Normally, I am NOT a fan of black rims, ( just a personal thing no offense intended for you guys who like and do black rims)  but I must say those graphite rims look really good and suit the car perfectly, the color of them is spot on................

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4 hours ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Answer: In no time.

My favourite flag:

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7 hours ago, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Answer: In no time.

My favourite flag:

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Eh???

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Ok ladies, she's home. I am still grinning like a dummy, I mean, more than usual .

I arrived to the shop and she was shiny, not a "black hole" shiny deep, but sufficiently black :)

Truck showed up on time, we opened the door to let the shine in :)....... I really like what I did with the grill IMG_0150.thumb.jpg.4802b830177b4a5426547d979c7b0648.jpg

To the light and beyond !

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Grinning 

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sick !

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my teeth are getting cold :)

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hell yeah!

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Starring time, I am really glad not to go with black wheels, this graphite colour is changing in the light......magic .....more grinning

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time to go....wait! ....more grinning and staring 

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kinda cold, but grinning

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Almost blue sky with promise of a snow fall

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stop staring people ...and driving too close...kurva!

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Finally in the back alley, now for the fun part, to get her to the garage

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but wait!, more staring....and grinning

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need some more negative camber........grinning

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grinning extravaganza 

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exhaust tips are in the need of polishing ..... grinilicious !

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pesky sticker....makes me grin too 

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with the help of the tow guy and gentle footwork, she is in   finally 

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Thank you guys for your support. Still can't believe to what just happened ......Grinning time 

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You got me grinning too my friend. Happy for you !.....harv

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What an emotional roller coaster...
But all's well that ends well. :beer:

Definitely one of the nicest Capris I've seen. So take good care of her.
 

 

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