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Fluxn83
06-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Greetings to everyone!

My name is Chris, I'm new to the forum, and the proud owner of a lovely 83 DMC-12 (bought from Delorean Northwest).
I'm finishing up my tour here in Japan around October, after which I will be stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. I'm looking to make contacts and friends who happen to be near the area.

I'll post some pictures of my car as soon as I can. Looking forward to making some new friends!

-Chris

Jim D
06-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Welcome back home and thanks for serving our country! I live in Deltaville Va, about an hour drive from Norfolk (depending on the traffic). I am retired and have a small shop to work on my "projects".
My Deloreans are 81 models and I'm still learning how these cars are put together! Look me up when you are back.
Jim

Fluxn83
06-23-2015, 08:39 AM
Jim,

It's my pleasure, and thank you for the support. I'll definitely look you up when I arrive. How are the 81s coming along? Whats the hardest part you've discovered in regards to working on these fine automobiles?

Also, hows the car scene, and DeLorean club atmosphere?

-Chris

ccurzio
06-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Welcome to the forum, Chris. I'm not near you, but I wanted to say hello just the same.

steve
06-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Hello Chris, another 83 entering the arena. I like it I'm #20069.
Looking forward to a wonderful day in Deltaville Jim:poke:

:cheers:

Steve - out of Richmond and sometimes Topping.

Jim D
06-23-2015, 11:53 AM
The most difficult part for me is alignment of the doors with the body panels. I swapped doors to replace damaged ones and found that they don't just "match up". I have been restoring this one to sell.
I haven't seen too much of the Virginia Delorean club. Would like to but apparently there isn't a concentration of "Ds" in one area so it's difficult to have activities. Hope your post brings out some more owners.
Jim

Fluxn83
06-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Accipiter and Steve, thank you both for the warm welcome. Steve, I'm assuming you have an 83 as well? :headbang:

JimD, I've heard alignment is a bit of a pain. What do you do with the damaged panels when you've replaced them?

-Chris

Jim D
06-24-2015, 07:56 AM
I put them back on my salvage title parts car.

Mike Z
07-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Hi Chris! I live in Virginia Beach and work in Norfolk so it would be easy to get together some day. I do not own a DeLorean but would love to within the next two years depending on finances.

Welcome to the board as well :)

Mike

Fluxn83
08-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Mike Z, thank you for the kind welcome. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here, work's been busy. :-/ Hope everything works out so you'll have a DeLorean to call your own :) In the meantime, I'd be happy to get together sometime, along with other fellow enthusiasts as well.

A bit of an update, I will actually be in the Norfolk area around January (I won't be able to leave my current command until December timeframe :-/)
Looking forward to meeting you guys!

-Chris

Dangermouse
08-06-2015, 08:58 AM
Chris, is your car with you in Japan, or did it stay behind?

Fluxn83
08-07-2015, 04:00 AM
Dangermouse,

I chose not to bring my car to Japan, so it's with my family (my Dad is
looking after it).
A few reasons why I made this decision:

1. Japanese car laws are pretty stringent. They must meet certain requirements
like emissions test, pass a JSpec, possibly have some modifications made on
certain areas of the car. Then, there is the insurance, JCI, AND road tax on
top of it. You'd spend a good $3-$5K on this easily or more ::shudder::.

2. Japanese roads, while well-maintained from what I've seen, are much
smaller than American roads. The traffic is pretty bad as well.

3. Parking areas are either a pain to find or much smaller than what we're used to.

4. There are tolls on practically every highway.

Sucks, because I miss my car so much, it hurts. :( The upsides are that the train system here is probably the best in the world, and you can visit almost everywhere in Japan. The people, in addition to being pretty good drivers, are very polite and helpful, and auto theft is much less likely to happen (some people run into the convenience stores here with their cars unlocked and still running, but no one messes with it!).

-Chris

Mike Z
08-07-2015, 12:05 PM
Mike Z, thank you for the kind welcome. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here, work's been busy. :-/ Hope everything works out so you'll have a DeLorean to call your own :) In the meantime, I'd be happy to get together sometime, along with other fellow enthusiasts as well.

A bit of an update, I will actually be in the Norfolk area around January (I won't be able to leave my current command until December timeframe :-/)
Looking forward to meeting you guys!

-Chris

Hey no problem, I'm not on here much either but I know I will be when I own one. I look forward to meeting you, have a good one :)

Mike

Fluxn83
08-14-2015, 01:54 AM
Likewise, Mike!

For those out in VA, I know Jim D posted that there wasn't too much concentration of Ds in one area, so it's difficult to have activities. How can we change that? Any ideas? Hope I'm not getting too ahead myself. :-D

-Chris

Fluxn83
11-20-2015, 02:10 AM
Hey everyone!

As some already know, I'm not in the VA area just yet. My orders don't allow me to detach until December, and I'll be spending that month with my family and getting my car ready for VA.

I'll be arriving in VA early January. Can't wait to meet everyone!

-Chris:rock_on:

steve
11-20-2015, 09:42 AM
:yesss:

88KPH
11-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Here's a question....... How has the most Deloreans per mile? USA or UK?
I'd guess there are 5000 in the USA (correct?) and about 300 in the UK. Who's gonna do the maths :question:

88KPH
11-21-2015, 12:45 PM
Ok, I'll do it then! :lol:
How (not who) many Deloreans remain in the USA?
USA...... 3,800,000 square miles and ???? Deloreans = One per ___ square miles.
UK........ 94,000 square miles and 300 Deloreans = One per 313 square miles.

Fluxn83
11-23-2015, 04:50 AM
Noooooo! I hate maths! But I'll try anyway.

Offhand, I'd say more Deloreans per square mile in the UK, although more in the US overall.

Fluxn83
01-10-2016, 12:33 PM
Hey guys!

I'm finally here!!!

Mike Z
01-12-2016, 12:19 PM
Hey guys!

I'm finally here!!!

Epic, welcome to Virginia :)

dvfr750f
02-10-2016, 09:50 PM
Hey! Im Dan. I have an 81. Stationed at Ft Useless. I will be transitioning soon, but I know there are a few D's in the area b/n you and richmond. There is a great local band, the DELOREANs. Anyway, I wouldn't mind bringing the cars together some time.
Dan

Michael
02-10-2016, 10:43 PM
Hey! Im Dan. I have an 81. Stationed at Ft Useless. I will be transitioning soon, but I know there are a few D's in the area b/n you and richmond. There is a great local band, the DELOREANs. Anyway, I wouldn't mind bringing the cars together some time.
Dan

And I'm guessing you own a VFR too? I used to ride a VFR800. Epic bikes.

dvfr750f
02-11-2016, 11:28 AM
And I'm guessing you own a VFR too? I used to ride a VFR800. Epic bikes.

I do, a 96 4th gen. Custom paint, 2Bros dual stack exhaust. Sounds AMAZING!39661

John P
02-12-2016, 10:27 PM
Thanks for joining us in Virginia. I have owned 905 for the last 2 years and have driven it around Virginia Beach and Norfolk. I have been to just a few shows, but I would rather drive with it than sit in one place. I have not seen a Delorean in this area for 20 yrs and It would be great to meet other owners. I am learning to restore and upgrade the car and would love to share others experiences.
- John P., Virginia Beach

Michael
02-12-2016, 10:46 PM
And I'm guessing you own a VFR too? I used to ride a VFR800. Epic bikes.

I do, a 96 4th gen. Custom paint, 2Bros dual stack exhaust. Sounds AMAZING!39661

Oh that looks very nice. I always like the 4th gen bikes. They have the NSR look to them and it was lost on the later bikes.

Fluxn83
04-27-2016, 12:34 AM
Apologies for my lack of activity, been busy with classes, finally caught a break. Nice to see a few others have come out to the board. My car is in the shop at the moment, but I'm definitely game for a meet up in the near future to bring the cars together.

91 zeee
05-20-2016, 10:01 AM
Thought I'd jump in here too. I just bought a DeLorean this week! I'm in Richmond, but am in Topping VA quite a bit as well.

David_NYS
08-17-2016, 09:29 PM
I'll be coming up through Norfolk in a couple of weeks. Looks like I will have my Delorean in tow; she was running fine when I put her in storage last month, but now isn't getting fuel. In any case, I'd be down for meeting up while in around for the first part of September. ;)

Riley88
04-06-2017, 04:27 AM
Might bump this thread as I am moving to va beach. What class ship are you on? I was in the navy, 3D air search radar tech. Just accepted a job offer for field engineer for the same system i worked on in the Navy so I may end up on your ship someday if its a large deck. Ill be lviing in Dam Neck if you ever want to meet up!