Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mid Week Match-Up: Hauler For Slowboy

Welcome to another edition of Mid Week Match-Up, where a bunch of random strangers give advice, we pimp our own vehicles for mad profit (spoiler alert: we don't) and everybody wins. Today's MWMU request comes from DT commenter Slowboy who writes:
Alright, I've got one for you the next time you're in need of some material. I really want a new parts hauler. My e90 daily has a pretty dismal trunk, and it's rather thirsty for what it is. I want something unique, economical to drive, and either at the bottom of the depreciation curve or on the way back up the opposite side. 
The trunk/bed/elcaminoization must be big enough to carry a big BMW straight six and/or the whole of a disassembled motorcycle. Towing capacity to take my wankle MGB to  a race track (or at least a different garage so I could repair it) would be nice, it's a 2000 pound car, and a trailer might be another thousand. Sounds like a Citroën CX to me, but I want to get opinions.
DT Ed Vince: For my money, I'd pickup this 1961 Willys Jeep custom 4x4 pickup powered by a Ford V6 engine found here on eBay for $2,200 buy-it-now, located in Spearfish, SD.  I'd buy this car, just to say I had a car from town called Spearfish, but as a bonus you get something with Ford V6, vintage coolness and a nice hauling flatbed in the back.


What would you recommend for Slowboy?  Comments below.


13 comments:

  1. Probably a Wankle Rotary Engine powered MGB.

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    1. Still never heard of a wankle.

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    2. Doesn't that make you go blind and what does it have to do with Rosy and her five sisters?

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    3. Or would that be Rosie? Hmm...a mystery.

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    4. Or maybe it's a wankle in time. An ankle with a lisp? An uncle from a foreign land?

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/OQLalvQ.jpg?1[/img]

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    5. It's this:
      [img]http://imgur.com/158xTYS[/img]
      The engine came out of a first gen RX7.

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    6. Maybe this works better:
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/158xTYS.jpg[/img]

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    7. K2 is commenting on the misspelling of the word Wankel (as in Felix, the inventor) as "wankle."

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    8. Sorry SlowBoy, just having a bit of a playful poke at my DT pals. My typos are massive, while theirs are tiny so I have to take advantage of the situation the very few times they show up. I'm dumb but not so completely dense that I don't know what a rotary is or what it's called. To make up for it, here's a great scene from a movie featuring an RX-8. It's real, no CGI (wink wink)! Skip to about 2:10 for the action.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVD97ss7rU

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  2. a bit more than that jeep - 47 speedwagon

    [img]http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_h6HH9gOpZ5s_600x450.jpg[/img]

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  3. Gas is cheap. With 500hp you could write on the tail gate "If you can read this the B fell off"


    '68 C20 with bored out 427 $8800

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