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 Post subject: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 1:08 pm 
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It's been a while since i last logged in (just managed to get my login working again!)

Was wondering if there are any "old timers" still on these boards, looks like its gotten quieter over the years and MK1-3 Swifts in general seem to have become scarce?

Ive still got my old GLX sedan and another one which im in the process of restoring.

Will be posting in the coming weeks as im chasing a number of parts. [-o<


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:45 pm 
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Not really old school, joined in 2006 3 gti’s later still here.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 5:11 pm 
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im here but yes its a bit quiet for sure...


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:17 pm 
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Still here, still trying to finish my mk3. But as others have said the cars are getting rarer and less people are using forums and going on facebook (which I do use, but I point people here all the time)

Hopefully more people are starting to stash or rebuild their cars and keep them on the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:14 pm 
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not too "old school" but still here and also own one of the greats "TAMEIT" plus my green one QIK13T

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 5:28 pm 
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haha whats "Old School"? - "Founding member, early years member, long time mechanic, old geezer who knows a lot"...
I'm probably one of the "younger" members that troll here.

Sure, its quieter, forums are a dying thing and these cars are slowly fading away too, so less people to ask for help. But there is a small group of us who still plug away here on a regular basis.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:21 pm 
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply, its good to see there is still knowledgable people and enthusiasts around for our Swifts.

I guess old school to me is anyone that had a Swift in its "heyday" (sorry had to troll with another generic and meaningless term). There were always some hilarious discussions/arguments going on in these forums and the annual cruises.

Its great to hear that at least a few Swifts are going to be preserved, I have no intention of ever selling either of my two sedans but it has been depressing trying to find basic parts in Sydney these days. I had to fly over to Adelaide last month to pillage a poor GL rusting away in a wreckers. I am surprised at how quickly they have disappeared given the previous cult following for the Gti and how many people had Cino's, GL's and Barina's around my area. Yet i can still find starlet, pulsar and even charade parts alot more easily.


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Been here for 10 years. Always good checking the for sale section and looking at all the long term builds. I haven't updated mine in a long time.

Along with the Mk2 race care, i currently have a 88 mk1 that's very original and planning to restore it one day. Wife drives a 1.4 turbo vitara and I commute on am SV650....Suzuki way of life!

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:25 pm 
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we will be thrashing our track car swift this weekend....always working on it.... 8-[
never finished.

but its no way stock and never will be back on the road.....having said that i have a lot of mark 2 parts and mark 3 parts. i have a whole mark three gti im parting out....yes it was road registered and not even rusted...but its a donor car for the track car. sacrilege i know.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm 
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Theres still a few old timers lurking around, personally after 15 years or so its time to move on.
Credit to Sam and others as the forum has outlived many social media platforms like myspace and google plus etc, Teamswift has gone and with it a lot of technical info.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:21 pm 
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team swift lives in another set of clothes Derek.
http://www.ssgtirep.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23

but yes unfortunately a lot of info gone.

And people always move on...just hopefully there are enough die hard suzuki nuts out there to keep redline going.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:15 pm 
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lovin' the "heyday" troll :D

These cars have been around so long that people moved on to the bigger V8s etc and it has come back around again to small capacity turbo cars, so technically its still "cool"!

If I can hang on to mine long enough that it becomes a real classic, that would be awesome, but I might be 50 and driving a small red car with no power steering and people might look at me weird but hey, they don't know. There is an elderly lady around here that drives a mint Mk1 and she would be 80+. Mechanics at the local Suzuki dealer says she doesn't want to sell it!

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:52 am 
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Posting will tell me when i joined; 2005 and attended one of or the last Canberra Cruise.

Still waiting on that 2nd Hatch Attack announcment; due any day i rekon

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:57 pm 
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swift12 wrote:
we will be thrashing our track car swift this weekend....always working on it.... 8-[
never finished.

but its no way stock and never will be back on the road.....having said that i have a lot of mark 2 parts and mark 3 parts. i have a whole mark three gti im parting out....yes it was road registered and not even rusted...but its a donor car for the track car. sacrilege i know.


Shame about the road car being sent to its grave, but keeping the Swift track spirit alive makes up for it. I havent seen a Swift on a track in a long time, but your car reminded me to dig out my one peice of Gti Race memorabilia that I have. Anyone got anymore?

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:39 am 
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I am still here and currently have 5 Suzuki's! - 4 Swifts and a Grand Vitara.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:32 pm 
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Still visit here every so often. Easier to find info on a forum than pain in the arse fb where you can scroll for hours and still not find what you're looking for.
I'll never get rid if my mk2 and and it's still evolving with upgrades, if ever so slowly.


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
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I joined June 2008 and still poke around the forum seeking solutions to problems, or giving advice to others where possible. Had my little 1986 'red rocket' Mk 1 for 21 years now and not keen to replace it until she shuts down, which seems to be never!


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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
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Still around. Been here @15 years. Don't know what happened to my first username.

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Yep. Still here!

I'm not really 'old school'- just [email protected] 'old'!

Started lurking early 2007 but didn't actually join up until a year later because, you know, old people don't trust forums or social media... :roll: :lol:

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1997 Red Swift GTi- Sold.

1991 White Cultus GTi- Parts car but complete.

1992 White Cultus GTi- Regularly put through her paces! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Any "Old School" members still around?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Still a few around they always keep pooping up now and then.

The thing i find funny is we all added info to better our self's as a community which has worked well but with FB making it so easy to post no-one can be bothered. In turn lots of builds and info are lots to the FB machine yet if info is required they are directed here. :shock: :shock: :shock:
It's like needing something but not wanting to contribute keeping it alive for future members. 8-[ 8-[ 8-[

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