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    car will look right at home in with the 70s paneling in the garage

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    Garages are the best thing since sliced bread. Good find for the Murphmobile with zero miles!
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    Hmm, needs a roof but nice digs man! I wish I had an attached garage, great for the DD's.
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    Might just be staining and the shingles are still workable for a while. You can wash it with the right magic cleaning potion.

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    Thanks everybody!

    The roof actually did need a little patching, but we got the sellers to fix it. It had just rained hence the fading, haha.

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    I do need to get me a garage some day. Kevin and Derek have seen my current garage, aka my trunk. Wagon cargo coils and Gabriel Hi-Jackers are a necessity for the amount of junk I have in the trunk. One student loan lender has been paid off and one to go so I am getting closer, but it's still a few years away.

    Congrats on the new place! Good to see the car has a home after all the work you've put into it.
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    You're doing a smart thing, Vic. Takes a lot of integrity to hunker down & stay with a plan like that. My one friend once told me you can take the easy path early on or the tougher, dimly lit one. One will eventually get tough and lock you down while the other will open up to a multi-lane expressway where you can set your cruise control so to say.
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    I'm still around!

    Fired it up last week to make sure it still starts. Just picked up ANOTHER project, this time a winter beater though, so between the new one and the house, haven't touched it. Lol.

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    Murph what is the "winter beater"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodentkiller View Post
    Murph what is the "winter beater"?
    '03 Grand Cherokee Overland, lol. It's a rust bucket, but it's fully loaded and has low miles for a Jeep.







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    Yes Murph it does have some rusry crust but not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodentkiller View Post
    Yes Murph it does have some rusry crust but not bad.
    Now I just need to get it out of the garage, haha.

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    All cleaned up and put away for winter! Maybe next year I'll actually do more with it...















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    Nice job with the gravel, I ought to do that to my backyard behind the garage. Level it out, spread gravel and park cars. I even have some river rocks like you've got to make it pretty.
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    Is that a Chevy Burrito in the garage? I haven't seen one of those in ages. Probably not since my step-sister's husband wrecked his. He likes to tell the story about how him and his brother would compete to see who could destroy tires the fastest, he won with 2k miles on a brand new set of front tires. I can't remember which engine his had, it was the "fast" one (z24?) and it did sound pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Nice job with the gravel, I ought to do that to my backyard behind the garage. Level it out, spread gravel and park cars. I even have some river rocks like you've got to make it pretty.
    Thanks man! I can't take all the credit though, I just bought it and transported it. Thr lady did most of the work, lol. Pea gravel, landscaping cloth, then river pebbles. Long bricks for the borders. Seems to be holding up well so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMerc96 View Post
    Is that a Chevy Burrito in the garage? I haven't seen one of those in ages. Probably not since my step-sister's husband wrecked his. He likes to tell the story about how him and his brother would compete to see who could destroy tires the fastest, he won with 2k miles on a brand new set of front tires. I can't remember which engine his had, it was the "fast" one (z24?) and it did sound pretty good.
    Yeah it is! I love mine, it's my baby lol. Not exactly stock, this one is...







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    I always thought those and Grand Am's were good looking cars. I don't know that I'd own one with 6 cylinders though.

    Thanks for the details on the landscaping! I know what to keep in mind should I feel motivated to do something back there haha.
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    not sure I'd own one that wasn't a V6. You can keep that Quad 4, the 3100 is a way more awesome engine.

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