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Are you a self mechanic?
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33 / Pasadena Ca.
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Posted 11/23/08

LemonyPanda wrote:


Malikye wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

where'd you guys learn all this stuff?


First it was me watching the homies or when I was at a shop I would peep the mechanics. Then when I got my first car, I started to fiddle with things. In a way I'm glad it wasn't brand new, things went bad and I had to learn the hard way. From there I started to buy Haynes manual books, then hit the forums and asked till they got pissed ant told me to either get a freaking shop to fix things or go to a class.


do you know where i can learn to put body kits on cars?



first do a google search:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+install+body+kits&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://kronos.meccahosting.com/~a0001eeb/articles_bodykit_installation_guide.htm
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Install-A-Body-Kit-Part-1---Painting&id=770653
http://www.ehow.com/how_2214800_install-car-performance-bodykits.html

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24 / M / colorado
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Posted 11/23/08
i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.
Posted 11/23/08
I do all my work myself, it has come at the expense of numerous ruined cars and engines but at this point I'm pretty confident with my abilities. It is really expensive to try and find a reputable shop and pay to have work done. Most stuff is possible to do on your own with tools and a shop manual.
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29 / M / Suisun City Ca
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Posted 11/26/08
I do all the work on my car. I dont trust anyone to work on it but myself.
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32 / M / NYC
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Posted 11/28/08
I do almost everything by myself on my cars from replacing light bulbs to rebuild,upgrading and modify the engine and transmissions, but when it comes for a paint job i leave that to the pros, one of my best friends own and body shop. i even got few friends cars that they leave it to me to take care of them, and i got few costumers if i can call it that way that they come to my garage for schedule maintance. I'm just a regular guy, with regular job, but a nice hobby. on a daily basis i spent in the garage 2hrs. and on the weekends as soon as i wake up i try to spent 4 - 5hrs it in there to get things done.
Posted 11/28/08

InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know
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24 / M / colorado
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Posted 11/28/08

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InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know


exactly, i forget where i saw it but there was a quote that said something like "if you didn't build it, then its not really yours."

also with the money you save you can put back into the car.
so really its a win win situation.
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23 / M / SoCal
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Posted 11/28/08

Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know


300 dollars worth of craftsman tools from sears on black friday will get you very far lol. I jus got a 260 piece tool kit with box and a crawler for 215.
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Posted 11/29/08 , edited 11/29/08
yes i'm a self mechanic..

Capital S, then small letters e l f , then Capital M then small letters e c h a n i c..

umm did i spelled did right?
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24 / M / colorado
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Posted 11/29/08

Milchae wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know


300 dollars worth of craftsman tools from sears on black friday will get you very far lol. I jus got a 260 piece tool kit with box and a crawler for 215.


nice.
i don't have any money so i'll have to do it next year.
i don't like crawlers, my car is low so even when its jacked all the way up i still don't have much room.
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23 / M / SoCal
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Posted 11/29/08

InZanity1254 wrote:


Milchae wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know


300 dollars worth of craftsman tools from sears on black friday will get you very far lol. I jus got a 260 piece tool kit with box and a crawler for 215.


nice.
i don't have any money so i'll have to do it next year.
i don't like crawlers, my car is low so even when its jacked all the way up i still don't have much room.


What does lowering your car have to do with a crawler... I mean your jackstands go on your chassis anyways. You car can be VIP and itll be the same on jack stands as it is stock lol. owned
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24 / M / colorado
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Posted 11/29/08

Milchae wrote:


InZanity1254 wrote:


Milchae wrote:


Xx_ItsAngelo_xX wrote:


InZanity1254 wrote:

i can't afford to pay mechanics hundreds of dollars to work on my cars so i do it myself.
now even if i can afford to pay them i'd rather just do it myself.
gives a nice feeling putting your own sweat and blood(sometimes literally haha) into your car.


your right, why spend the money when u can the same thing there doing. i had bloody nuckles cuts everywhere, but its fun, and it makes it more of your own ya know


300 dollars worth of craftsman tools from sears on black friday will get you very far lol. I jus got a 260 piece tool kit with box and a crawler for 215.


nice.
i don't have any money so i'll have to do it next year.
i don't like crawlers, my car is low so even when its jacked all the way up i still don't have much room.


What does lowering your car have to do with a crawler... I mean your jackstands go on your chassis anyways. You car can be VIP and itll be the same on jack stands as it is stock lol. owned


i mean, my is kind low.
even when i jack it up all the way i don't get enough room.
maybe its cause i have long arms and stuff.

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23 / M / Guess where!, Hawaii
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Posted 11/30/08
I'm very skilled with body work and electronics, and I'm fairly good with the mechanics of the car. i tune my own cars but with the help of my friend who's a car fanatic. he's very good with engines. my first car i bought was a 96' RX-7 I bought in 2005 from this guy up the street from me, but it was not in good shape but i got a good deal for it. took me about a year to get all the parts i wanted and to tune it to what i wanted to be. but last year i got into an accident on my towns local drag strip and it was totaled, i had three broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder but i'm okay now.
Now I have a 92' celica which has a twin intercooler, twin turbo, 24 valve, v6 dohc engine. body work still needs work but i putting in a new sound system first.
i also have a stock 2007 mazda 6 which i use for everyday thing. i'm going to tune it up after i finsh my celica.
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29 / M / Suisun City Ca
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Posted 12/6/08
Wow. the 1990-93 Toyota Celica never came with a V6. The All-Trac came with a 2.0l Inline 4 and was the only model with a SINGLE turbo..... Come up with something better......
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37 / M / Taguig City, Phil...
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Posted 12/7/08
I only do minor repairs. I leave the major repairs and tune-ups to the pros, but I do try to learn a thing or two from them by watching and asking.
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