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    Obsessive Compulsive Detailer Jngrbrdman's Avatar
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    I went for the Expedition and I scored a Viper. :)

    I went on a job today to do a black Expedition. I was actually kind of bent because the owner didn`t want me to do what needed to be done. That truck needed to be clayed and polished and he just wanted it waxed. So I spent a little extra time on the interior since I had budgeted out 3 hours to spend on the beast anyway.

    I was just about done with the interior when he came out and asked me when I needed to move it into the garage so I could wax it. It was a good time then so I he said he had a car in there that he would pull out so I had more room. He opens the garage and what should be in there...? A yellow 1994 Viper. :drool I can`t tell you how much of a Viper fan I am. It is one of my dream cars. I know there are faster or nicer, but I have just always been a fan of the Viper. My father in law and I are building a 427 Cobra replica and the Viper was based on that car to begin with. It would be my dream someday to have a matching Viper for our Cobra.

    Anyway, I told him that I could do amazing things with that car. He was so impressed with the Expedition he asked me to come back on Thursday and do the Viper. It just goes to show you that you never get what you don`t ask for. I knew I was kind of losing out by spending so much time on this truck when I wasn`t really going to make that much money. I was trying to figure out what the silver lining to this cloud was when he opened that garage. I broke out the salesman and sold him a $120 detail on the Viper. Some days are just so good..... This is going to turn out to be a very good week for a part time detailing bandit like me. Two $80 jobs, a $45, and the Viper. Time to hit eBay and go shopping.

    So now I just need to decide what to use on it.... I think I`m just going to bust out the Wolfgang again because it has been doing so well up to now. I`m super impressed with it and I`m sure its going to look fantastic on this Viper.

    The best part about this car is that it has a little oxidation on it and its just not in very good shape as far as I`m concerned. This paint is going to look so much better that I think the guy is going to need a moment of private time after he sees it. I can`t wait. This will be the nicest car I`ve done for a very long time. There aren`t many cars like that up here that I get a chance to do. I did a Ferarri a couple years ago but its just been Bimmers and Mercedes ever since. I haven`t scored a real exotic like this for a very long time. I can`t wait and I`ll definitely post pictures.
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    Pictures cant wait............
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    Pull Over! ranch4x4's Avatar
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    Looking forward to pics for sure! :thumb

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    Don`t hate me.....

    One of the perks of my last job... and the only part I miss -- driving press vehicles.

    Yes it`s an ACR, yes it goes real fast (165+) and for the life of me, I can`t understand why it has a 6th gear...
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    Yeee Haw!! nthngd2say's Avatar
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    Can`t wait to see your pics, I really like the vipers also

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    Cool

    wow, can`t wait for the pics . Have fun with the viper
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    The two things about this Viper that I am seriously not a fan of are the shopping cart spoiler on the back and whatever front lip it has on it. Maybe its just because the whole thing is so dirty right now. Its been sitting uncovered in his garage since probably September or October when it started snowing. I wish I had broght my camera with me yesterday... The Expedition was black and I don`t like taking pictures of black vehicles. I`ve kind of outgrown the `oh so impressive self portrait in the side of a black vehicle that <Shock> reflects brightly lit backgrounds while sitting in the shade` pictures I guess. lol Anyway, who hasn`t seen a shiney black truck before? I figured it wouldn`t be anything special and I really wasn`t expecting to pick up a car like this one, that`s for sure. Its not even that nice of a neighborhood. I mean, these aren`t $500,000 houses or anything. Its on the East side in Draper, but its really not that posh. Seeing that car was the last thing I expected.

    Trust me... I`m going to take loads of before/after pictures of this car. I`m not Anthony Orosco and I just don`t get opportunites at cars like this very often. I`m all over it with the camera, baby.
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    how do ya like it? zesty-man's Avatar
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    i cant wait!!!, nice car
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    A guy at work has a viper here - late model I think gun metal grey - he races it on weekends against other vipers (which seems silly to me - wouldn`t want to race other cars??).
    You have activated my special ability....

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    lol yeah, that does seem kind of silly. "Hey! I`ve got an idea!! Let`s take a bunch of evenly matched cars and then race them to see which color is the fastest!" lol Unless they are modified and have different advantages then I think it would be a pretty boring race. If they are all bone stock then it just seems kind of pointless.....

 

 

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