My former cars and other miscellaneous debris
1994 Ford Explorer
This is my old 1994 Ford Explorer. I bought it in June of 1999 and drove it for 5 years. My friend actually bought it from me not too long ago. I did a few things too it, but not as much as my 96 Explorer.
Not bad for 178,000 miles ;)
Always waxed and polished.
1991 Eagle Talon
I bought this car in Spring of 1998 and had it for a year. This was one fast car. It was all wheel drive and turbo charged. I didnt do a whole lot to it. I had a different set of wheels that arent in these pictures, a KN air filter, and a performance muffler. This was before imports were really popular, and before Fast and Furious ever existed. I guess I was ahead of my time ;) My exhaust didnt sound like crap though. It had a nice mellow tone to it, not an obnoxiuos buzzing sound. The license plate says El Nino. It was kind of a joke because you heard about El Nino all the time back then, and it was some special car in Need for Speed 3 on the Playstation 1 (which was a popular game back then).
1989 Ford Mustang LX
I bought this when I graduated in 1997 (june). I worked since I was in Junior high so I always had a little bit of money. (Wish I did now :) Yeah, it was a 4 cyl, but I couldnt afford a GT. Cheap payments, and great on gas though. I never had any problems with it. I still miss it sometimes....I traded it for the Talon, which typically had some stupid problem. But I put a KN filter on it, a generic turbo muffler and dual resonated Monza tips. This actually had a nice tone to it as well. We cant forget Carbon fiber headlight covers. You can see my first car, my 1984 Ford Ranger in the background (it usually didnt have that cap on).
1984 Ford Ranger 4x4
My first car (truck). I drove it my Junior year in high school, after I finished that year, my father basically gave it to me. It was my family's utility/back up car. But I drove it to school a lot, and started putting money into it for repairs (which were several...idling problems, skipping, oh, and the blown transmission). But it had its good days too. I bought a grill guard for it, with some old school KC fogs, headlight covers, bra, tool box, Pro runner net, and of course the 4x4 decal. Hey now, this was pretty pimped out for a high school kids ride. (Unless your parents were rich and bought you nice cars,which werent many). I covered the vinyl floor with black auto carpet, as well as the wall behind the seat. I had a nice Mojave seat cover, a Sanyo TAPE DECK, JBL dash speakers, a REAL bazooka bass cannon which was powered by my Profile Amp I still have today. Tinted the rear sliding window. This was my first truck. It always needed a little work, it was old even for back then. But hey, I was proud of it. That thing never spun a tire in deep snow...and it was ok in mud too.
I didnt actually own this car. My friend's dad has a junkyard full of running and non-running cars. (Its actually really cool, its almost like a museum but they are all rust buckets). The Yugo used to run. It had no brakes but it ran. His junkyard was next to a cow pasture. We used to fire up the ol' Yugo and bomb through the field. 4 speed manual, with a 1 liter engine or something, i dont remember. The spare tire was actually in the engine compartment. Wow. Sometimes I wondered if the tire was actually powering the car... ....But yeah, we use to beat the hell out of this thing. We ran over a really big log with it once and did some front end damage, but it still ran ok for cow pastures. See the dent on the side? Its from a cow leaning against it. I remember the day that the Yugo died. We couldnt get it fired up this time. We tried dumping gas down the intake. Nothing. We even tried pouring Dr. Pepper in the intake. That didnt work...and nothing else ever did. RIP Yugo to Hell.
Well, thank you for viewing my trip down memory lane. This page was actually fun to write up and hope you enjoyed it as much as me. (If I find anymore pictures, especially ones from the junkyard, I'll post them.)
Page 1 - Intro/current mods
Page 2 - Exterior
Page 3 - Interior
Page 4 - Audio/Video
Page 5 - Engine
Page 6 - My former cars