This is "Splinter" A 1987 Turbo Lebaron Town and Country station wagon, with 120 on it. My first and current car I'am driving while I work on t... Show morehe regal. This is my beater, but I even treat beaters as my baby. Shes not the coolest looking car, but its unique and in decent shape. Chicks dig it (Im not lying either)
The cars paint is still glossy, no dents from hitting anything, interior is clean. Runs fine, pretty quick once you get past the turbo lag, starts to vibrate alot around 90 so havent taken it any higher. Bad stuff about the car, biggest is it has rust on bottom and body. So I did the hoosier fix on it and scrapped some off and put some rustoleum that almost matched perfectly, just to slow it down. Some hail damage. Almost all the power window switches dont work, I can still roll down most with the master, except my own. A couple of other things, Like shocks for rear door, rear wiper blade, and a spare, that needs plugging Mainly just because of my lazyness, and the fact that I was saving up for my Regal.
How I got a Splinter:
Pretty much got this car for free, maybe like 80 bucks for a couple of parts. My grandparents bought this car new, and garaged it most of its life. When my grandma died, my grandpa had little use for an extra car, so he sold it to my sister for a dollar. My sister and her boyfriend drove this car around for about 6-12 months, when it started over heating and idling rough.
So they dumped it at our house since I didnt have a car, where it sat for another 6 months, until somebody (probably my mom) called county and forced my dad to do something with it or else pay a fine. We thought it had a bad head gasket but it just need some new lines and heater valve, that we broke trying to replace the lines. A inspection, some tuning by a mechanic, and some new highbeams and It was ready to go. I use the car mostly for driving to school, and for work twice a week. Only put 4 thousand on it in the year ive been driving it, mostly because Id go back and forth from school more than once a day. But it runs, is unique, in decent shape and paid next to nothing for it, so I like it.
No plans really, I wont be keeping it to much longer, Just to keep her running and in decent condition. Im paying my sisters boyfriend for his work on my Regal with Splinter. I do hope I get her again someday though, I love this stupid little car.
But If i ever do get her again, I will put some work into her, probably something like this Show Less
This is how she was when i got her.
No rust in wheel wells, fenders, or underneath.
The body is straight.
Almost pristine interior with only li... Show morettle wear of the carpet in one spot and a little fading from the sun. The dash is near flaweless, and never been smoked in.
New tires, and came with two more snow tires.
Runs fine, even if it is a 3.8 liter V6
The car over all is in great shape, but it does have some rust in odd spots and needs to be fixed before it gets worse, but its a fairly easy salvage.
The car did have a vinyl top that did have some pretty bad pitting. This was definatly the worse spot on the car. When my sisters boyfriend and I started working on it we did find a decent hole, but thankfully it had not leaked at all.
Some rust on the bottom of the doors, looked like it and been somewhat fixed by previous owner.
Only one minor dent on the right front quarter panel in front of the wheel.
Little bit of hail damage.
Busted up bumper fillers.
Dont like the color, or vinyl tops especially since they cause rust. So the ugly tan and vinyl top are both going.
I dont think white walls go with any of the colors I have in mind for the car to be painted, but this is nothing. Really want some white letters.
I ripped the vinyl top off since it was doing much good, but trapping more water and causing more rust.
I will update later with some more pictures and work in progress pictures. Show Less