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Old 01-10-2018, 06:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can see why LeMons would allow an unlimited safety budget in addition to their stringent requirements. Small budgets and disinterest in safety can be a recipe for disaster.
Gotta have to agree on that, but I've always thought safety hadn't been enforced so effectively.

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Old 01-10-2018, 09:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just A Car Guy: Safety was paramount, which is why the driver is wearing his goggles. No one wants to get a bug in the eye at 90 MPH. Lack of a helmet, shoulder harness and roll bar, well, that's another story...

I wonder how much could be swept up in 'safety equipment'. BMW i3 wheels and tires?
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've wanted to enter this for a long time. One can dream, one can dream.

Indeed, maybe one day once the kids are grown and I have money in my bank account again.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Given the budgets of many of the folks on here, the resourcefulness of the community, and considering lengths people are willing to go through to engineer solutions, I propose an Ecomodder LeMons team. Anyone interested?
I am interested. Absolutely. $500 buys a lot of scrap cardboard and resin for aeromods. Hahaha!.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I wish you could get a Trabant in this country for <$500... that's my dream entry to LeMons.
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Perhaps you can find someone willing to sell for $500. The rules do state you must be willing to surrender the vehicle for $500 as a way to discourage someone from gaming the system by offering a vehicle for well below market value.
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Two running cars under $500. ��

Https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...457439145.html

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/an...449300833.html
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What is worse, the salvage title, or automatic transmission?

Do you think Bill the Engineer paid less than $500 when he bought the Firebird?
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A basic first read:

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...-racer-feature

And RoadKill's list of favorites:

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The Neon would be perfect. Looks like a lemon.

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