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2001 Base Model. Nighthawk Black...that looks very blue in direct sun. Chrome wheels, Wooddashes.com kit, pistol grip burlwood shift knob.
 

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Help!

Okay, I have better pictures of the MDX alone, but they are all about 130K in size, and I am limited to about 100K....I guess I really don't understand digital photography because I took all these pictures at the same time on the lowest resolution, and only a few are under 100K. Any suggestions on how I can post my pictures?

The interior pictures look to be small enough...I will post those for now.
 

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Woodgrain Kit

This kit came with trim for the AC vents, glovebox, radio, trip computer, gauges, sunglass holder and surround, rear reading lights surround, sunroof/fog light/cruise control switch trim, coin tray trim.

I used all except the trip computer. That piece just didn't fit. I tried heating it and remolding it, but nothing worked. Plus, everyone voted not to cover up the "Acura Trip Computer" logo on it, so that piece won't be used. All I have shown seem to agree it would be too much plastic wood with it anyway. It gives a little contrast without it.

The color match on all these pieces is perfect. I was concerned when I read that some kits were a little too red.
 

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More of all cars.

I really wasn't planning to post pictures of all my cars, but strangely they don't take up as much space as a picture of my MDX alone...anyone know why?
 

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More of the same

Same stuff...same day....
 

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Hmmm......

Okay, now I am just being stupid and completely off topic, but I seem to be able to post pictures of anything that is not primarily black. Can't do the MDX or the Syclone alone.
 

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Blue works.....

This is my Roadrunner....you get to see it because it isn't black, I guess.
 

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Might as well get them all in....

White cars post beautifully. Good thing the MDX is available in white soon.....I have owned this Riv for 20 years. Bought it new. It's all original, unrestored and award winning.
 

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Nice collection merrillcrosbie,


I had an 84 Riv - Champagne ( not covertable ) was an excellent car .. beautiful ride, and very comfortable. Just put too many miles on it and then it got to the hundredbucks phase where everything that broke cost a hundred bucks to fix.

TECK!
 

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merrillcrosbie,

Great photos. Looks like you took my adivce (take lots of pix). As for the size thing, it depends on what format you pictures are in (GIF, JPG, etc). GIF's are large because they have no compression built in. JPG's have compression and because of that are smaller, but may lose some detail. Also, the resolution of the image is a big factor.

You can download IRFAN from www.download.com. It has the ability to resize (Ctrl-R I think) and to SAVE AS different formats.

Hope that helps.

Congrats on the new ride!
 

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AtlantaMDX: Yup, I took your advice...

It was your post that prompted me to take the pix. You should have seen the strange looks I was getting from people as they were driving past my house when I had this little mini car show going on in the street complete with photographer. Rarely do I have all of these cars out of the garage all at once, so I don't think the neighbors really know how many I have in there. And, my house sits way back up high in the forest, so you can't see the garage at all from the road. They probably think I stole all those cars.

But, doing things that keep the neighbors just a little wary and therefore keeps them from dropping in, or letting their kids play too close to my yard, or letting their dogs dump on my grass, is a good thing......

Thanks for the advice on the pix. These pix were all .jpegs. I will have to see if I can get that software to work that will allow me to carve them down a bit to a size that will post.

Thanks again.
 

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merrillcrosbie,

very nice collection! just curious where do you keep all your babies clean and happy? a hangar?
Regarding you jpg sizes. Since you are already using your lowest resolution on the digi cam, you will have to re-save them to a lower pic quality via software. You can download Paint Shop Pro www.jasc.com or invest in Adobe Photoshop www.adobe.com.
Both and similar packages allows you to save your pictures to a lower quality resolution, among other things
 

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Re: AtlantaMDX: Yup, I took your advice...

merrillcrosbie said:
Rarely do I have all of these cars out of the garage all at once, so I don't think the neighbors really know how many I have in there. And, my house sits way back up high in the forest, so you can't see the garage at all from the road.
Good lord, how big is your garage? It must be the size of a house! :D
 

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I saw another thread where he says it's an 8-car garage, but I'd like to see what that sucker looks like! :) Post a pic merrillcrosbie!
 

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Nowhere as impressive as this, but when I built my new house, one thing I wanted was plenty of garage and workshop space.
So, I built a 4 car garage with an addtional workship space off the side. Best think I ever did!

Tom

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Yeah...post a pic of your garage. This I gotta see. :)
 

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Really off topic, but....here is garage story.

Okay, since you seem curious I will tell you the garage story, but I don't have a pix to post yet...gotta get that .jpeg resizing S/W...thanks to all who pointed me in that direction.

The garage is 1600 square feet....so yes, it is the size of a small house. It is attached to my house...actually the house kind of wraps around it. The garage is heated, has h/c running water, stereo piped in, cable TV hookups, and telephone. The garage was the whole point of building this house. The rest is just a place to sleep and poop.

You guys can tell I am a car guy. No wife, kids or pets to get in the way of my passion. (I am really misunderstood here in Utah.....I am suppose to have multiple wives, multiple kids and multiple donkeys. Multiple cars is just blasphemous!) My previous house only had a two car garage and when I started accumulating cars I didn't have room for them. I hated having them sit outside, so I bought one of those hydralic lifts....you have seen the pictures in the back of Autoweek magazine and such. I had it installed in my garage and stored my cars stacked one above the other in a two car garage.

I was the hit of the neighborhood. Kids would wait for me to leave for work in the morning so they could see inside my garage. During the school year the school bus driver actually asked me to leave for work earlier because he couldn't get his kids to get on the bus until I closed my garage door.

The garage was clearly visible from the road so people driving by would see these cars stacked when I opened my garager door. It created a lot of double takes and quite a stir in the neighborhood. I had peeping toms looking in my garage window from time to time, even though there were blinds, and sometimes they wouldn't stop at the garage window.

But, I guess those hydralic lifts are made for smaller cars, and all of my cars are full figured girls. So, after about 18 months the lift started to develop stress fractures and actually started to list to one side. I had the Riviera on top of the lift one morning when I was trying to lower it and it started to fall over...it would have dropped the Riv over onto the Syclone if it fell. Like an idiot, I ran over and tried to hold the car into the air. I can only imagine how stupid I looked in this garage with my arms over my head holding a full sized Buick in the air. (Envision music from Mighty Mouse playing in the background...."HERE HE COMES TO SAVE THE DAY!")

So, that scared me big time. I had to have two large tow trucks come in and remove the Buick from the broken lift. The 10 year warranty on this lift turned out to be worthless because it was manufactured in France and the US importer had stopped supporting them. So, I had to just yank out the lift and I was back to a two car garage....and I was out many thousands of dollars for a worthless lift that was nothing but scrap metal. I DON'T RECOMMEND THEM!

As a result, I found a secluded wooded lot and designed a house that is fairly hidden from the road. None of the houses you see in my photos are of my house. I am up behind the trees and accessible only via that steep driveway (hence the need for the MDX in the winter time). Nobody can drive by when my doors are open and see that I have a gaggle, er, flock, um, bunch of cars in there.

And, all of my cars are happily on mother earth all of the time. No more aerial stunts.

But, the point to all this is I have a 1600 square foot garage tucked neatly away, and I use all of the buttons on my MDXs Homelink Transmitter to access it....so I wish those buttons were illuminated in some way. (This is my obligatory MDX reference so this post isn't completely off topic.)

Thanks to all for your kind comments.
 

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All I can say........

All I can say is "wow". That's pretty impressive! All you need now is your own gas pump! The curiosity of the neighbors was a bit amusing too...thanks for the good laugh, Mighty Mouse. :D
 

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Thank GOD for women!

Otherwise the world would be full of Garages w/mini attached homes and completely UNTRAINABLE men. :D Where's the poker table? My husband's on his way over! I assume you're fully equipped with a garage fridge for the beer...er maybe not in Utah? :) I guess that's just one more reason to stock up!
 
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