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Old 02-05-2008, 11:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone have a "Spare Metro" in the ATL Area?
not "Officially looking" but i am willing to help a brotha out.
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I'm in the ATL area as well, let me know if you find some I would be interested as well

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a truck and trailer always on hand,...

Coyote X,

I was in WV while driving to PA to pick up an engine & trans that I won on eBay for $37.50 three months ago. I lived in Pakersburg, WV for 6 years. That is a bit far, but I could be pursuaded. I drove from KY to MI, NY and OK for three GTi's. How bad is the rust and the interior? What is the ZIP code?

I have a truck and trailer always on hand,... I'll take your advice and keep my eyes peeled. I scored an '87 Bronco II for $176 and a '92 Ranger Supercab for $300 by being ready with cash and a trailer.

I'm more looking for economy now than for performance.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'll ask the guy this weekend where the car is and get some pics and some details if you are interested. I bet he would take 200 cash for it but if it isn't in really good shape other than a bad motor I don't think it would be worth it.
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I've got three, and thought I was overstocked. For quite some time through 98-04 I had my eye on getting a first series metro 4 door hatch and cutting the window from the back hatch and cutting the roof to move the rear window forward to right behind the front seats. Basically, making a geo metro mini pickup. This could be done with a 2 door hatchback as well. Maybe that's too wild an idea, but just putting it out there.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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http://www.palmettofurnishings.com/flatart/default.htm

I saw this one day and wondered if it saved weight and could be used to increase FE.
Pretty cool though.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Woo! Great find.

Might save weight, but the aerodynamics would be awful. However, with a mini "aero shell" bed cap, like bondo's or aerohead's, it would be slicker than the hatchback it was made from!
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Had no idea, thanks for the finds. Looks even cooler than I imagined.
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I was thinking of you pulled the rear hatch off a CRX and replaced the glass with lexan, you would be doing great with one of those little metro/pickups.
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My friends and I talked pretty seriously about converting it to a convertable or mini-pickup truck.

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