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I'm going to have to start hanging out in the thrift shops

  1. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Oct 7, 2019

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  2. Walrus

    Walrus Oct 7, 2019

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    I gotta ask what is the Horse power in that never mind oh snap I looked at the chart 707hp that is impressive
     
  3. gostang9

    gostang9 Oct 7, 2019

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    Is that like a bugger in a couch? ;)

    Yep, that’s how I feel every time I step on the loud pedal. :eek:
     
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  4. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 7, 2019

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    And I also have to say- I was a Landcruser owner back in the day of the real FJ, and a Cherokee owner back in the XJ era....my how things have changed.
     
  5. gostang9

    gostang9 Oct 7, 2019

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    707 hp at the crank, but the weight and AWD with ZF 8-speed transmission is incredible at getting the power to the road for maximum acceleration. It’s my daily driver, and can be as tame as any SUV. But when you want to go, it goes like bugger-all!
     
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  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 7, 2019

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    Speaking of driving a couch- Walrus, show us your Caddie!! ;)
     
  7. Walrus

    Walrus Oct 7, 2019

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    Ha no my caddy is a 2001 sts rebuilt the motor and am just selling it. I’m a Lincoln man now that caddy was cursed. With the rebuilt motor it’s probably around 350hp now which puts the gentleman’s 707hp in perspective
     
  8. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 7, 2019

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    I know but it’s such a fun relic.
     
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  9. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Oct 7, 2019

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    My favorite game to play at thrift stores is, Name that stain and what’s that smell?
     
  10. Walrus

    Walrus Oct 7, 2019

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    God JW are things from 2001 relics now I’m feeling even older
     
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  11. Rasputin

    Rasputin Oct 7, 2019

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    This guy approves:
     
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  12. Professor

    Professor Oct 7, 2019

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    Best thing I've found in an old piece of furniture is a German Eye pocket knife. A really old one but in perfect condition.

    I worked at a factory around 50 years ago that manufactured custom designed furniture for hotels and restaurants.
    One day we received a shipment of damaged furniture from a casino in Las Vegas.
    Several chairs had bullet holes in the backs. We were tearing them down to reupholster them and the guy in the next line over found a German Luger pistol stuck down inside the one he was working on.
    He turned it in to the foreman. I'd have kept it, but looking back on it that pistol may have been evidence from a mob hit or casino robbery.
     
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  13. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Oct 7, 2019

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    I approve...
     
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  14. michael22

    michael22 Oct 7, 2019

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    I found $2 in an old chair. I feel ripped off.
     
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  15. mrs_LA

    mrs_LA Oct 7, 2019

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    This is the real endgame!

    That's a great find. Surprised that one made it through the cracks. These usually end up at the Goodwill online auctions.
     
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  16. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Oct 8, 2019

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    It doesn’t happen as much anymore because the thrift stores are more educated. 20 years ago I used to pull 2-3 items a week out of the Goodwill or Salvation Army and flip them on eBay. One day I noticed the store had all the antique guide books and everyone was ‘picking’
     
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  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 8, 2019

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    I used to buy great electronics and vinyl records from two specific goodwills in the area. About 10 years ago they dried up very quickly- they were cherry picking and it never hit the sales floor. I’m sure someone has already done an article on how these “not for profit” charity stores are big business hiding behind philanthropy. If not, someone should.
     
  18. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Oct 8, 2019

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    OMG. What a story.
    In a sofa :D:D:D.
    So incredible...
     
  19. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Oct 8, 2019

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    What's this thread about?
     
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  20. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Oct 8, 2019

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    Old buggers and Hemis.
     
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