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I just registered. I have been fed up with forums and facebook groups for the last 10 years. My original Supra (I still have it) is a slow restoration project. I bought it in 1994 from the original owner with 83k. It is a 1983 white P-type. I have owned a couple other supras. A few mk3s a few junky mk1s (most I parted out). A couple weeks ago I happened across a 1985 P-type with a 7mge swap. Grabbed it with a bad ecu for $200. Plans are to get it running and use it as a daily and retire my gz20 soarer from daily driver duties. Kind of a car guy. I currently own 2 s13 coupes. 2 s13 hatchbacks. 2 P-types. The soarer. An Infiniti m30. 2 ms60 Toyota crowns. A 68 corona 2 door. A 68 daihatsu mini truck. A b13 Sentra (don’t judge me) and my tow vehicle. 2005 nissan
 

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Welcome. You sound like one of those car hoarders you'd see on a reality TV show. Most of us here could use a bit of psychoanalysis as well so you'll fit right in.
 

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If you only new how bad my hoard is. The cars are bad. Loose engines are also a problem. 2 vvti 2jzgtes, a non vvti 1jz, a 1.5jz, 2 5mges, a 7mgte, a 22re, a sr20det, a sr20ve, a 3uzfe. 8 r154s, an s15 Sox speed. 3 ka24de manual transmissions, 2 b13 lsd manual transmissions. 4 rust free mk2 winged hatches with wings and drilled glass and on and on and on.
 

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I cut the cable years ago, but I remember one TV show I thought was a fun concept. These guys would find someone with a hoard usually much worse than yours and often at the family's request do an "intervention" of sorts. They'd offer "Let us haul away all these cars and parts and clean up your property. We'll sell off everything except for one car that you pick as your favorite. Then we'll use the proceeds to restore your favorite car to like new again (although most episodes were more of a Chip Foose style build). Then you'll have one car you can actually drive and take to car shows." I didn't see many episodes, but they were always struggling with a shoestring budget as after the cost of cleanup, there usually wasn't much money left for the project. But it was an entertaining show especially as the owner agonized over watching all of the cars being hauled away and having to pick just one. You'd think they'd be excited about finally having one $50,000 show car as opposed to a whole field of $1,000 junk cars, but no. They get so emotionally attached to every one of them.
 

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Donovan, Welcome glad to have you on the forums...
 

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Ha ha, thats hilarious Phil.

Fellow suffering car "enthusiast" here, I try not to fall into the hoarder category. Though at 9 vehicles total right now, I'm not doing so well. That includes 3 dailies, 1 parts car and something temporary I am flipping though. My rule of thumb is, if I don't have proper covered (garage or car port) storage for it, I don't have room for it and it needs to go. Nothing worse then a field of cars going to seed. Find good homes for your flock and focus your energy on 1 at a time! (says the guy that worked on 3 different cars of his on Sunday)
 

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I made myself the same rule you did. To avoid falling into that hoarding trap I will only accumulate to the point that I have covered storage. At five cars, I could squeeze in one more and I sometimes find myself very tempted. However, I also sometimes find myself thinking just how fabulous my Supra could be if instead of buying all these other cars I had just spent all that money on the Supra. Should I buy another car or pay for a nice paint job? Unfortunately, cars are like potato chips. You can't stop after just one or two. If you are not careful, you wind up eating the whole bag.
 

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The trap of cars is, they are super easy and often cheap to acquire, but require large amounts of time to do anything at all with. When we were young and broke, just acquiring something half decent was a challenge, and its hard to loose that attitude when you get older and have better means and property to store them in. It is really hard to pass up good deals. Hell sometimes people just know what I'm into and show up on my doorstep one day with a car for free or next to it. Thats really hard to turn down. Or you're looking for a motor or expensive part and you find an entire car that has what you need for what the part would go for on its own (ex. An 89 mk3 turbo 5spd popped up for sale on craigstlist last week with a blown 7m and only 140k kms on it, $900. R154s go for $1200+ here.).
 
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