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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 26, 2005 01:46 PM  
Guys, what do think about this add...a friend sent it to me this morning, he read it in a local web site...
For Sale; "I have a 1996 or 1997 dirt works modified chasis for sale and need to sell it ASAP. I have ordered a newer one and have received orders and need to get rid of this ASAP need the room. Pics on request. Asking 600.00 cash. Thanks"
I asked hime to send pics latter today, and will find out more about the chassis then...

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted August 26, 2005 02:14 PM  
i purchased a 1998 dw8 from a local guy who stepped into a gn class , with body ,interior ,gauges all rub bars, bumpers and roof plus a spare roof for 700.00
theyre out there man, i would go for it, mine was restubbed but is really nice.

[This message has been edited by rpm20 (edited August 26, 2005).]

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted August 26, 2005 03:05 PM  
i talk to him the other day its the 71 mod that runs at la raceway so its a true story.he said he just bought a allen motorsports car

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted August 26, 2005 03:45 PM  
I got a heck of a deal on my Harris car. 96 Harris turnkey, with open trailer that has a tool box and tire rack for $2500. The car is a little bent but it works. It also sat OUTSIDE?? for 3 years. The motor wasn't any good the way it sat but it did run. Treasures are out there if you look for them. Sometimes they just fall in your lap.


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 26, 2005 03:52 PM  
Whats wrong with Ford stubs? i like em.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted August 26, 2005 08:44 PM  
I know of people that have boght cheap rollers or bare chassis with extras and by the time they get done rebuilding everything thats junk messed up or missing they could have bought a newer better car with better parts and needing no work for the same invested in the cheap car after getting it rebuilt. Cheap dont always mean cheap it often turns into expensive quick!!!!!!!

Covert Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted August 27, 2005 07:41 AM  
Custom I like your way of thinking. I tell people that everyday. What is cheap upfront always cost more in the long run. I had a guy buy a new car from me and he has won a couple races and competes week in and week out. Another guy went out and bought a cheap used car and spends more time on the trailer and the car is nickel and dimeing him to death replacing the used parts that are breaking or just plain wore out. But he got a **** of a deal on the car. Well that what he thought at the time.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted August 27, 2005 09:08 AM  
Guys, thanks for the inputs. I here ya on the save money now, only to spend it later theory...I think I am going to take a look at it. If it is the one that jtno6 spoke of, he runs at a local track here. Not sure how well the car runs, but it's worth a look. Maybe he'll take $500. I have another mod, but is an older chassis so this would be an upgrade to some respect. I'm new to the MODs this year, and this car I am running now is just too old to compete in, although I am getting the crucial seat time. Thanks again.

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 27, 2005 09:33 AM  
I paid $6000 for my car which is a 2000 harris c/m car that had about 15 races on it. the car was complete less motor came with carb, ignition, 3 sets of gears, 20 shocks and enough spares to rebuild the whole car once + 10 tires and wheels. It was the most money I have ever spent on a car, but I think it was the smartest buy I have made. Have bought cars for a lot cheaper but it ends up costing you more to get the car done and you don't ussually end up with a car that is as nice or have any spares. JMO

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 27, 2005 07:57 PM  
didn't say they don't work but my shed full of gm suspention parts don't fit to well on those blue oval stubs

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