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I'm trying to understand the word description and how it matches up with the pictures. And by the way the car looks beautiful and I believe it will look fantastic when done.
From your description it appears that both quarters were replaced, as well as the trunk floor, the floor pan, roof, one door exterior metal, one fender, lower rear quarter extensions, and the body structure under the doors. The rear frames were incorrectly repaired previously so new pieces will be put in. None the less the rear frame rails will not be the ones the factory installed. It seems as if the rear trunk panel is being replaced too?
Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems as if the only body frame pieces originally installed at the factory behind the firewall will be some of the interior framing, a door, another door frame, the wing, the diamond pieces, the back window framing, and the trunk lid. Essentially the car has been built behind the firewall from a lot of parts, has it not? Perhaps the window mechanisms, trunk latch, door hardware and everything else will come from a parts car too?
How much of this is the assembly of a new car one piece at a time around some original interior body framing?
I'm guessing that the wiring harnesses will be replaced, as well as the front suspension, upholstery, and who knows what else?
So will the original engine block will be filled with new parts as will the transmission case?
I'd suggest a thoughtful and complete description of how much of the factory assembled car remains for those of us trying to understand how much of the original factory car remains please. A great project. Thank you.
This friggin guy.... A few weeks back, he joined FABO using the screen name The Frenchman. Come on....does anyone like the French? In my experience, French people have been thought of as snobby, arrogant, condescending and rude. Seems to fit the persona of that guy anyway. He was met with a bunch of greetings from members with either short or NO memories of his reputation. I had to comment though.... He had a reputation of being fast to take money for his services but S-L-O-W to deliver. He was known to go up to cars at shows and without permission, open hoods to see fender tags, move stuff off dashboards to see VINs, open doors to see VIN tags, etc. As I've said before, I'd take great pleasure in delivering a swift kick to the ass of anyone I catch opening the hood of my car. Frenchman.....
I find it amazing that this idea was discovered. I'd love to know the backstory on the first person to do this. It must have been a matter of learning that the wheelbase was close and then add in some beer, a few dares from your buddies, maybe a couple of UNrestorable Chargers to use for parts and BOOM...Stunt car!
I think the build quality and paint jobs for new vehicles back then was nowhere near as good as today's cars. I was watching Bullitt the other day and the Mustang looked dull in several spots. The Charger was a repainted medium blue metallic so it actually seemed to look okay.
I remember seeing that long ago. I think that I saw it on HBO for the first time. Back in the 70s and 80s, HBO was a single channel and they'd replay the movies dozens of times a month. This is one movie that I have probably seen 20 times. It was a fun movie. The bad guy in the Firebird...I remember noticing that the hood on it was a hybrid between a Formula and a Trans Am.
I am skeptical of a standard market insurance company providing Agreed Value coverage. It's fine if you never have a claim, but I've heard several horror stories of finding out the hard way that coverage is anything BUT agreed value.
There used to be competitors to Hagerty out there, but that may not be the case anymore. I would personally gravitate to a company that speaks MuscleCar.
If THAT is your only contribution to the site ^^^^ Logging on to be the usual rabble rouser, why would anyone want to read or post here? You follow me around like a lovestruck stalker. This isn't healthy, man. Your reading comprehension is poor because of your delusional condition. I seriously doubt that anyone called you and asked you to come here and follow me just to make comments that are neither accurate nor needed.