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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:16 am 
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As some will know, I along with others used to lurk this site like it was FB. We slobbered all over the GTi's and GT's presented before us. We used to gather in parking lots and have lunch to reminisce about what we liked about our cars. Hell, we even used to brag about what hard to find part we came across (before the fleebay crowd came along).

Well, after losing my government job (17 years) I decided to try this: I was building commercial trucks for the dealerships to sell along with building trailers for a Ranch and Ag supplier. I soon realized that unless I broadened my reach I was going to go under as I didn't own my shop or my storage lot.
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After struggling to maintain a business and dealing with physical injuries from Iraq I threw in the towel.
I now tinker with things like this.
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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:18 am 
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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:34 am 
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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:50 am 
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And then she came along...
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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:35 am 
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impressive works... now can you make your own safety cage and other racing project?

and cute girl.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:09 am 
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Cute kids...same gal.?
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....and did you get you flu shot .........just saying
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:18 am 
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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
Cute kids...same gal.?

Same kid (She's 15 months old now). New Gal since 2014. I'm no longer married. Got a divorce in 2011. Long story short, came back from Iraq and it all fell apart.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:12 am 
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CMA wrote:
impressive works... now can you make your own safety cage...


This is something I was asked to do alot. I re-directed those clients that wanted it to a Speed shop in the next city over. There they had a gentleman who welded cages for street cars. It only took them two years before they got their first liability lawsuit for their "roll" cages.

As for me, I'll never butcher a GTi / GT. Maybe a metro or swift GS/GA but never one of my hotrods.

One of these days this guy will do a concours (or as close as I can get) restoration on a GTi.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:23 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
I'm 57 and the proud father of a 9-year-old daughter.

I will tell you that my experience of having a child in my 50s has been super, maybe the best thing that has happened in my life. i have learned to take time, make time, to enjoy my girl's growing years. I recovered my sanity, my humanity, and my appreciation for a more simple life.

she tells me every day that she loves me which makes my every day filled with love. :wink:


After all my ups and downs with injuries and battling my inner demons I have to say this statement is so true. Thanks Richard for the sage words. I too had my daughter last year at 48 yrs old.

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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