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hwyman3
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From: Southern Maryland, USA
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posted 01-26-2006 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.dailyhaha.com/_vids/05_mustang_rental.htm

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Greg W.
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2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
1991 F-150 XLT 4x2 5.0 Ole Faithful
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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 01-26-2006 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must say,he did a good job
Sam

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69 Sportsroof
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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
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posted 01-26-2006 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Drive it like you stole it!

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 01-27-2006 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because there are wayyy too many stupid people out there.

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johnmustang
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From: British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-27-2006 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guilty on a few occasions

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JOHN
65 FASTBACK 2+2
87 TAURUS WAGON
03 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4 SHORT BOX
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65 FASTBACK
2003 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 01-27-2006 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My brother did something like that with a service loaner Escort a few years ago.

About 100mph and yanked the parking brake, skidded a mile and flatspotted the tires almost to the cord. He came to me saying the tires are thumping and he can't take it back like that. I advised him the tires are D shaped and they'll always thump if they aren't round. So he comes back an hour later, car smells like a huge rubber fire. the tires have the cords hanging out all the way around, and still thump! The entire undercarriage had rubber covering everything, he spent a couple hours cleaning underneath. $185 for two new tires fixed the thumping!

Worst i've ever done was flying the Pontiac 6000. The cross streets near Pomona have huge drainage gullys which we'd take a run at from a block away. Maybe had the car 4 feet in the air over some of them!

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 01-28-2006 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hard to beat the "creativity" of the guys who rented 66 Hertz Shelbys, and turned them back in with a "more moderate" 289. It happened more than once!

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FrdTuff
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posted 01-29-2006 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FrdTuff   Click Here to Email FrdTuff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
does the movie "Jackass" ring any bells?

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cobravenom71
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From: Poinciana, Fl USA
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posted 01-30-2006 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I once knew a guy that would very cheaply install low-mileage 'used' engines in late-model cars that had blown engines.
Turns out he was renting new cars and switching the engines out to the customer's cars.
Did that for about 2 years or so, but got caught. Stiil in the pokey, I believe.

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warhorse1
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From: camino
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posted 01-30-2006 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for warhorse1   Click Here to Email warhorse1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't do it...Nobody saw me...they can't prove a thing....Jay

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I know my limits....I just pass-out before I reach them
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Run what ya brung and hope like hell ya brought enough.
Proudly annoying the neighbors for over 30 years
NEVER confuse education with wisdom !!!

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5.0mustang5speed
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From: oklahoma
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posted 01-30-2006 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 5.0mustang5speed   Click Here to Email 5.0mustang5speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that is not a gt mustang...correct me if i am wrong.. but gt stangs have dual head lights...v6 stangs have single head lights...unless the convertabale gt has single head lights..but i dont think so

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hwyman3
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From: Southern Maryland, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 01-30-2006 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're right, it isn't a GT. So much for truth in advertising! LOL

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Greg W.
M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
1991 F-150 XLT 4x2 5.0 Ole Faithful
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 01-30-2006 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that's a V6. Note the base wheels, V6 only stripes in addition to the lightless grille.

But spuzzo and his boyfriends seem to think it's fast....

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