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  • Project Car SOTU: The Wombat

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    This one has been a long road, and we’re still far from the end. I bought this 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD back in 2013. My dreams and plans were filled with smoky burnouts, roadtrips with my family, and living that longroof lifestyle. None of that happened. The shop we first used for this build managed to fit […]

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  • Project Car SOTU 2016: The Wombat

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    Yes… the Wombat is still there. It’s been some time since we last had an update for you on the status of The Wombat. This is our 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD that currently has a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 sitting in the engine bay bolted to the oddball 5-speed automatic. It was all plucked out of a […]

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  • Project Car SOTU: HoonTruck & Wombat

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsGu5D0XqDo[/youtube] My journey of wrenching exploration continues with HoonTruck. Queue the cartoon cat because I feel like I take a step forward, and then I wind up two steps back. Regardless, it’s been an enjoyable process learning how to “fix” things on the truck, and I’ve not been demoralized to a point where I’d ever […]

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  • The Wombat: Time to try on some shoes – Video

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    Project Wombat is moving along, albeit a tad more slowly than I’d hoped. We’re still sourcing the folks who are going to help us swap in a new engine, but we’re talking to some talented people and narrowing things down. Still, that doesn’t mean other facets of the project have to sit dormant. That’s why […]

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  • The Wombat: Time for a "proper" video introduction

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    I may have mentioned the machine in a post already, but I wanted to give you another look at our latest project car acquisition. She’s called The Wombat, and we here at Hooniverse HQ have big plans for her. The goal is to transform this lovely 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD into a seven-passenger sleeper. How will […]

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  • Introducing our new project vehicle: A 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TDaka The Wombat

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    The plan was to pull the car out into the sun, get some great angles, and provide you with a few beauty shots. Unfortunately, the transmission isn’t cooperating at the moment. This means I’m introducing the new Hooniverse Project Car as it sits in my garage. Say hello to our 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD! That’s right, […]

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