I'm not even going to think about listing all the stuff I've bought for my cars; I think there's a 5000 character limit anyway.
All I can say is that I bought stuff that was worn out as it happened, but more stuff was replaced as upgrades than worn out.
All suspensions that have ball joints and rubber stuff wear out after 15 years, even if not driven too much. If everything was bearing$, it might last forever; but it wouldn't be a Ford either.
I totaled one, bought another, fixed the first one(Lazarus), blew up the second one (Red Cougar, 120k miles later on a car that had 120k on it already), bought the third one, and totaled it less than 1000miles later.
Kids, don't do this at home!
The engine is ready for the second one, and the front clip is laying beside the tbird; all I need is good weather, lol.
Blowing the airbags totals these cars, btw.
Even tho you can buy them for <$50 each.
Mine blew about 5 seconds after I bent my hood on his bumper at about 5mph...
Lazarus is my daily driver, and my experimental platform.
It's been bent, pounded, and straightened on a rack, lol.
Over the years, I added an Al driveshaft, a 2002 tranny, ddog tc, suspension adders, brake mods, tuning, and now Bracing everywhere! (thanks, JL for everything except the rear STB from Racecougar!) I love this place!
The red cougar has a PI motor going into it as soon as I can get 2 dry days together, lol. I have a modded tranny for it, as well as a TC. It already has an Al DS and an 02 tranny, but it's not jmodded yet. I'll swap it, and mod the other one. I have a huge tru cool cooler, and 3/8 " lines, custom bent by ddog.
And it has a 'special' tune...
The tbird is ready to go back together; I have a pile of parts for it. DS, Tranny, ddog TC, Tranny cooler &lines, Racecougar RSTB, sport springs, an older Lonnie tune on a Xcal2 I bought here (which, along with a pi intake dropped a lifter on the red cougar (at about 5500r's), lol. Don't mod a 240k mile motor.
def not the tunes fault, lol; I was burning second into third when it blew.)
I wanted another set of konis, but my order was canceled.
Mo more Konis...
EDIT: I left out this fact: none of my MN12's have ever left me stranded unless I broke them; and in some cases, not even then.
I drove the Red cougar over 50 miles Home while Broken not once, but twice: Once with the tranny broken, once with a valve dropped. And I drove the tbird home after I totaled it. (Lazarus came home on a trailer; lady was passing on a hill, and I was turning.)
Life isn't about what you did or didn't spend; it's about what you did with what you had.
And how much fun you had!