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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:36 am

Xof wrote:forwarded the link to a friend who's looking for a fun car, fingers crossed ;)
Merci beaucoup Christophe. Your own Mustang looks great. Saw the pics in the EMC forum (I'm posting there as Bullitt).
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Post by Xof » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:19 am

i know you are there too. ;)

did no have the time yet to play with it and to take better picture... only spent 11 days in Abu dhabi since i had it on the 14th august... :(

but it seems i'm staying for while now!
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Post by DinoStroker » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Thought I had a deal last week but it fell through 'cause the buyer couldn't come up with the dinero. :(
One consolation is that the AC is blowing nice & cold so I don't have to drive around with the windows open anymore. 8-)
Got some better pictures too.
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Post by DinoStroker » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:50 pm

DinoStroker wrote:Thought I had a deal last week but it fell through 'cause the buyer couldn't come up with the dinero. :(
Luckily I didn't have to wait long 'cause another buyer came along and today I finally sold the car for 10K AED. Woohoo! :D Check out the conclusion at the bottom of this page:

http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/Wheeler ... ustang.htm

Now I'm also gonna try to sell my other Mustang! :lol:
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DesertDawg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:06 pm

Nice one Dino. Congratulations!!!
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by ossme » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Congratulations ! :mrgreen:
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Current status: Blue 1998 Jeep TJ : AEV Higline Kit * Custom Viper GTS Blue paint job * Golen 4.6L stroker * AEM FI/C 8 system * Griffin 3" Radiator * Custom 2.5" "quite" exhaust system with MagnaFlow Aftermarket Catalyst and Dynamax Cut Back * NV3550 gearbox * B&M short Shifter for NV3550 * IronMan steering stabilizer * IronMan 2.5" Coils * Rancho 9000xl shocks * Front and Rear Dana 44 * Front RCV Performance CV shafts * Front Synergy Suspension inner sleeve * Front Black Magic Brake upgrade kit * Front Factory Rubicon Locker * Rear Factory 10 chromoly axle shafts * Superior Bolt on Truss Kit * Rear ARB locker * Motive gear 4.88 gears * BFgoodrich KM2 35x12.5r15 Tires * SPOD switch Panel * ARB Twin compressor * AEV Tummy Tuck * Currie Enterprises JJ Fully Adjustable Control Arms * Rugged Ridge angle Reduction * Rugged Ridge Rear Drive Shaft * Warn Rear Bumper * Mopar Rock Crawler Front bumper Warn VR-1000s Winch with Synthetic rob * Rock Hard 4x4 License Plate & 3rd Brake Relocation Bracket * Front and Rear AOR LED lights * Rugged Ridge All weather Floor mattes In Progress: Rear Savvy LED light with Custom Europe to US wiring conversion * Upcoming planes: Jarry Can Holders * 2.5 Gallon Smittybilt air tank with a secondary compressor Future Plans: Currie Enterprises Tie Rod kit * Mopar Rear Bumper * Front truck-lite LED head lights * High Steering kit * Hydro steering * King shocks * Racing seats * Cruise Control * Side armors * Sound and Heat proofing the interior * Interior Carpeting * Rust Proofing Fixing the A/C! :mrgreen:

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Post by DinoStroker » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:42 pm

The story doesn't end there. Ten days later (20th) I sold my other modded green 1995 Mustang GT for 12k AED for a total of 22k AED from the sale of both Mustangs. I only stayed Stangless for 6 days though 'cause for 39k AED I traded up to this little 2006 beauty with my favoured manual gearbox. It's so much more fun to drive and the soundtrack from the engine is to die for: :mrgreen:
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DesertDawg » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:30 am

Dino,

You are a glutton for punishment. Are you trying to emulate Mike again? - Working your way up from a banger to a supercar?? :D
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Post by DinoStroker » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:20 pm

DesertDawg wrote:Are you trying to emulate Mike again? - Working your way up from a banger to a supercar?? :D
Yep, you could say that except that in my case, I needed to add to my kitty to trade up. :D
My old green Mustang already had near-supercar performance but that was only after I'd heavily modified it. The new Mustang is even quicker but it's still bone stock, so after I've done some upgrades (already ordered a JLT series 3 cold air intake & SCT Xcalibrator 3 tuner from Brenspeed) it'll really fly.

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DesertDawg » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:32 pm

Dino,

You don't happen to have the SCT 9550 for the Jeep do you?

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:05 am

Nope. Doesn't work on my OBD 1 engine management system.

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Post by richard moss » Wed May 21, 2014 7:09 am

DinoStroker wrote:
DesertDawg wrote:Mike Brewer makes it look so easy.
Yeah, If I only added the purchase price of the car plus parts as Mike does, I'd be at just over 10k AED and have a reasonable chance of breaking even. However I also have to factor in labour costs, vehicle inspection, registration (change of ownership), and insurance so I'm set to make a loss whatever happens.
Like you said, it's not as easy in the real world as Mike makes it look.
The TV programme is not always 100% truthful, either. A friend of mine bought the 1960s Camaro that they sold over here and he told me that he paid quite a lot less than Brewer said they got for it. Remember, Brewer's a car dealer so you should assume that everything he says is false until proven otherwise!

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by heinz » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:39 am

Nice project Dino! As always very interesting to follow your write ups.
Think you definitely deserve the title of wheeler dealer master mechanic! :mrgreen:
richard moss wrote:Remember, Brewer's a car dealer so you should assume that everything he says is false until proven otherwise!
I agree. I would love to take my car to Ed's garage. His labor rates are amazing :roll:

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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by DinoStroker » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:19 pm

Well, I didn't sit on my laurels for long 'cause I've already done some performance mods to my 2006 GT and it really flies now:

JLT Series 3 CAI & SCT X3 tuner
DIY charge motion delete plates
Steeda underdrive pulleys
Brenspeed 91 octane tune
Raised rev limiter to 6500rpm

Also added BMR tubular rear lower control arms & relocation brackets just a week ago for better traction.

In the meantime, Mehran fixed the clutch problem on my Jeep and the AC is working again. :D
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Re: Project Wheeler Dealer

Post by heinz » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Nice! But it sounds more like Monkey Garage (Fast 'n Loud) than Wheeler Dealer! :mrgreen:

My A/C compressor failed last month... the decision on paying $$ to replace it didn't take too long :roll:

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