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Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
12/8/13 9:10 p.m.
mndsm wrote:
Gearheadotaku wrote: I had an '88 S-Jimmy 2wd and 5spd. The odd part was the top of the line "Gypsy" interior paired with manual windows and locks. No Cruise or tilt. Did have A/C, probably standard.
I remember that interior- god it was pretty.

Sold the truck with nearly 200k on the clock and a ton of rust. Still ran like a top and the inside was like new. I found a factory tach in the junk yard and added it as well as cruise while I owned it.

NGTD
NGTD Dork
12/8/13 9:13 p.m.

I had a 91 Chev P/U - C2500 HD

454 - 4 spd manual with the "granny" low - effectively a 3 spd.

Only other option - AC.

drsmooth
drsmooth Reader
12/8/13 10:19 p.m.

In reply to novaderrik:

the 1LE didn't exist until something like 1990 when it was created for some Canadian road race series..

They started making them in 86 for the Players GM series.

http://www.playerschallengeseries.ca/

Better link..

http://www.cartersclassicmusclecars.com/GM%20Racing%20Series/GM%20racing%20series.htm

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
12/8/13 11:42 p.m.
ShadowSix wrote: In reply to novaderrik: Nice, I like! I can't tell what the new wheels look like, but they have to be an improvement! I get bummed out b/c most of the time when I see a turbo Buick around here it turns out to have some vanilla SBC swap. Awesome car.

the "new" wheels- the ones that have been on since about May of '04- are just 4 black GTA "fronts"..

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
12/8/13 11:44 p.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote:
mndsm wrote:
Gearheadotaku wrote: I had an '88 S-Jimmy 2wd and 5spd. The odd part was the top of the line "Gypsy" interior paired with manual windows and locks. No Cruise or tilt. Did have A/C, probably standard.
I remember that interior- god it was pretty.
Sold the truck with nearly 200k on the clock and a ton of rust. Still ran like a top and the inside was like new. I found a factory tach in the junk yard and added it as well as cruise while I owned it.

. Yeah... The first gen dimes especially... They rot like crazy.

Strizzo
Strizzo UberDork
12/9/13 7:42 a.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Oh... forgot about my daily driver. 1990 MX6 GT. Fully loaded. NO ABS.

For a brief time I had an 89 probe gt with crank windows and no sunroof but power locks.

egnorant
egnorant SuperDork
12/9/13 8:20 a.m.

My current DD is a stripped Escort...1991 Pony model. Odd is that many of the parts used are exclusive to this model. No AC or power steering required a special alternator bracket and manual rack with odd mounts. No cruise control had a different steering wheel. No power mirrors (and no passenger side mirror at all) or defrost and radio delete has all the wiring in place, just no grid on the window or switch for the defrost, same for the mirrors and the radio! Different interior light, different door panel and seats, no sound deadening. Even the gas door and trunk latch are different to make them non-remote! Wiper control has a single intermittent setting! No hatch light and handle require a plastic cover without the holes cut.

No window tint of any kind and odd smaller front brakes with unique spindles, calipers, discs and pads! 13 inch steel wheels with goofy little hub caps that only fit these smaller brakes! The front sway bar is a wimpy little thing exclusive to this model too!

Even the computer is special as is the gearing in the manual transmission as this was touted as a fuel saver car. Seeing as the car still gets 33 mpg driving in town delivering pizza and over 50 mpg on the highway I love its spartan options. I have put a passenger mirror, nice stereo system, better interior light, full size spare tire and better sway bars for handling purposes. I had to reuse the original springs because the "normal" springs had the car sitting an inch or so taller than stock.

Last time I weighed the car it was 1950 pounds! Had the back loaded down with 508 pounds of scrap aluminum so I had the opportunity to get a good weight.

Now some cars get silly! I grew up with a 1969 Mustang and just the interior can baffle the crap out of most folks. 5 different speedometers, 5 different clock options, 3 different steering wheels,automatic seat back locks, deluxe, standard, Boss stuff, Shelby items, High back and low back seats in both bucket and bench seat configuration, Mach I, Grande, GT, E model, limited edition 600, Boss, Shelby, Twister special, and others. Only once have I ever seen 2 1969 Mustangs that came from the factory that were identical.

Bruce

fornetti14
fornetti14 HalfDork
12/9/13 8:26 a.m.

My little off road '99 Forester has heated mirrors and even heated front windshield wipers. Nice options for a winter/trail runner. The LSD rear end is also nice in the "S" model which included rear disk brakes.

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
12/9/13 9:00 a.m.

I owned an 87 Hyundai Excel with no options but a power sunroof. it had manual trans, windows, locks, big clock instead of tach, etc, but it had that power sunroof.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr Dork
12/9/13 9:17 a.m.

My 2008 Frontier was a bit strange.

A/C / 4wd / CD player / extended cab / Big V6 .... Cloth interior (way cheap and crappy looking)...No Cruise control.... manual windows..... manual locks..... manual mirrors.

The dealer couldn't sell it. I bought it in October of 2008. The dealer gave me about 8K off the sticker price (it was brand new).

Rob R.

Lugnut
Lugnut Dork
12/9/13 9:26 a.m.
Wally wrote: We had a customer with a 3 speed in a 68 corvette. He was trying to sell it and didn't understand why rare doesn't equal valuable. My Monte SS has every option except power looks. Luckily I held onto the stick my grandmother had in her 76 Monte. It looks like a paint stirrer with a slot in the end to reach across and pull up the button.

Close to my odd-ball. My '84 Corvette was all loaded up with power windows, AC, power seats, blah blah blah, but manual locks.

Moparman
Moparman Dork
12/9/13 9:38 a.m.

When I was a teenager in the early 80s in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, there were two old ladies who used to drive around in a blue early 70s Camaro SS 402. It has factory dog dish hub caps and a column shift automatic. I wonder if they knew what they had. They parked it on the street as well and it remained unmolested. Weird.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
12/9/13 10:00 a.m.
Moparman wrote: When I was a teenager in the early 80s in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, there were two old ladies who used to drive around in a blue early 70s Camaro SS 402. It has factory dog dish hub caps and a column shift automatic. I wonder if they knew what they had. They parked it on the street as well and it remained unmolested. Weird.

I think you answered your own question.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltraDork
12/9/13 10:53 a.m.

I once owned an '89 LeBaron with the 2.5 Turbo motor, 5 speed transmission, metric gauges (it was a Canadian car that had somehow found its way to the US) - and crank windows, cloth seats and no A/C. Seems odd that the LeBaron, as it was supposed to be something of a luxury car, was ever offered as a stripped down model.

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 HalfDork
12/9/13 10:58 a.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote: I once owned an '89 LeBaron with the 2.5 Turbo motor, 5 speed transmission, metric gauges (it was a Canadian car that had somehow found its way to the US) - and crank windows, cloth seats and no A/C. Seems odd that the LeBaron, as it was supposed to be something of a luxury car, was ever offered as a stripped down model.

Jon Voight special?

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
12/9/13 12:12 p.m.

I've pulled parts off a '64 Valiant V100 four-door sedan that came with power steering and radio delete.

tuna55
tuna55 PowerDork
12/9/13 12:24 p.m.

Two oddballs relating to the 72 GMC in my build thread.

The little switch that turns on the dome light when you open the door? Apparently they could be ordered without these. Mine doesn't have them, not even the holes in the sheetmetal.

They could be ordered (mine was not) with a knob which you could pull out to be a crawler throttle. You drop the clutch and pull out the knob to advance the throttle a touch, get out and you have farmer-cruise-control, so the guys can bale hay or whatever and the truck will just crawl along.

fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
12/9/13 12:26 p.m.
JamesMcD wrote: My '86 RX7 base model, being the base model, had crank windows. But it was optioned with the "luxury package" which added the power sunroof and power mirrors. I thought that was rather odd.

My 86 is/was like that too..

Power mirrors/sunroof. Manual doors/locks but it had AC, cruise control, rear seats and manual steering...

cwh
cwh PowerDork
12/9/13 12:29 p.m.

My strange one was a '69 Mach 1 Mustang. 351, 4bbl. Had the top loader 4 speed, 4.10 posi rear end. No AC, no power steering, no power brakes. Basically optioned out like a racer, but I had no idea of it's provenance. Bartered a new wood fence to the owner for it. Neat car but a brutal beast to drive.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
12/9/13 12:49 p.m.

My AE95 Toyota Corolla...

looks like every other front drive Corolla of the era... but it is AWD!

egnorant
egnorant SuperDork
12/9/13 4:14 p.m.
cwh wrote: My strange one was a '69 Mach 1 Mustang. 351, 4bbl. Had the top loader 4 speed, 4.10 posi rear end. No AC, no power steering, no power brakes. Basically optioned out like a racer, but I had no idea of it's provenance. Bartered a new wood fence to the owner for it. Neat car but a brutal beast to drive.

My first thought was a "Drag Pack" car but they had a 3.90 or 4.30 Detroit Locker rear end but would have had an oil cooler also. All those options that were deleted on your car were just the result of checking off boxes to delete them.

Bruce

turbojunker
turbojunker HalfDork
12/9/13 4:30 p.m.
tuna55 wrote: Two oddballs relating to the 72 GMC in my build thread. The little switch that turns on the dome light when you open the door? Apparently they could be ordered without these. Mine doesn't have them, not even the holes in the sheetmetal. They could be ordered (mine was not) with a knob which you could pull out to be a crawler throttle. You drop the clutch and pull out the knob to advance the throttle a touch, get out and you have farmer-cruise-control, so the guys can bale hay or whatever and the truck will just crawl along.

I had a 69 C10 shortbed stepside that had that option. It was a 250 with a granny 4 speed, leaf spring rear, and nothing else. One of the codes on the glove box door said "Alabama Power Company".

nepa03focus
nepa03focus Reader
12/9/13 6:05 p.m.
fornetti14 wrote: My little off road '99 Forester has heated mirrors and even heated front windshield wipers. Nice options for a winter/trail runner. The LSD rear end is also nice in the "S" model which included rear disk brakes.

Today I learned heated windshield wipers is a thing. Sure must be handy after an ice storm

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
12/9/13 7:20 p.m.

Heated wipers sounds kind of logistically ludicrous vs just heating the windshield.

(off-topic thread bumping)

dj06482
dj06482 Dork
12/9/13 7:51 p.m.

My truck has very few options, HEMI, 4WD, and ABS. Manual locks, manual windows, and rubber mat for a floor. It's a quad cab, and I wish it had power door locks :-). For how I use it though, it's just about perfect!

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