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Old 03-27-2011, 09:42 PM
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Yesterday at the Goodguys All American get together.

Being it was raining like a cow peeing on a pole bridge wouldn't have gone out there if not for the memorial of my buddy. There were very few cars, very few. But in the buildings there were a few things and I got to chat with some vendors that I usually wouldn't have taken the time. All in all it was a good day, ran into a friend of mine and had lunch with him and hung out a little.
The Model A was out in the swap meet. You all know my feelings on repro parts and fiberglass bodies. I honestly can't see building one when there are things like this available. The fenders were glass, the rest was original. This body was SOLID, I mean SOLID, it looked totally rust free with no patch panels ever installed, with a full original running gear, just a nice old car, $7500.

The Chevy Ambulance is one of my loves. I love "service vehicles", I don't care if its a cop car, tow truck or cement mixer I just love service vehicles.

The Elcamino was WILD, I mean WILD and very well done. A local restoration shop did it. http://www.campbellautorestoration.com/index.html

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:02 PM
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Man that is a wild Elky.. Is that an LS1 under the hood?
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:19 PM
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I honestly don't know, but it was real nice. The under hood looks kinda dirty or something because of the flash I assume. It didn't look that bad when I was there. Notice how the engine is set back.

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Thats because there are a million Model A's available for relatively cheap, try finding an all steel original '32 Victoria...for any amount.
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Well this is the thing, when you find a repro body in the shape of a 1932 Ford Victoria you haven't found a 1932 Ford Victoria either!

This is just a personal opinion so if you are building a fiberglass car please don't think I am some POS knocking your car. I can put a million bucks on it that you wouldn't buy my 59 Rambler, 65 Buick or 48 Chevy pickup either. I am talking about MY opinion. And if I HAD to own a 1932 Ford Victoria, honestly, I would lower my standards to something more affordable. There are a zillion Plymouths and the such from the thirties which were every bit as beautiful as a 1932 Ford Victoria and that is what I would build because there are zillions of them out there for a fair price. I actually have a guy just two hundred feet from my front door with a bunch of thirties Chrysler project cars that are absolutely stunning cars, all for MUCH, MUCH cheaper than that 32 Vicky.

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Yes I understand your opinion and have no problem with it. Obviously I would LOVE to have a real steel '32 Vicky....but us poor boys who can't write a blank check to Brizio or the like has to make do. I've seen some outstanding glass cars if prepped and built properly. Yea, not the real thing but a lot better than standing on the curb, the rich guy's or the guy's lucky enough to have had their cars for years drive by.
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The under hood looks kinda dirty or something because of the flash I assume.
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Or that it does´nt have inner fender panels.
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Yes I understand your opinion and have no problem with it. Obviously I would LOVE to have a real steel '32 Vicky....but us poor boys who can't write a blank check to Brizio or the like has to make do. I've seen some outstanding glass cars if prepped and built properly. Yea, not the real thing but a lot better than standing on the curb, the rich guy's or the guy's lucky enough to have had their cars for years drive by.
Oh hell yes I have seen some outstanding glass cars! My thing is, it is STILL glass. And though I will look at it and dig it, I wouldn't own it. I just like the real deal, the idea that a baby may have come home from the hosptial in it 50 years ago, you know what I mean?

And like I said, there are piles of less popular cars out there for the taking, PILES of them. I just personally see no need what so ever to buy a repro.

But then I boycott repro parts period and use them as a last resort.

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Or that it does´nt have inner fender panels.

Oh yeah I am with you, it just didn't looke THAT bad. But then I was blown away with the whole thing so I could have overlooked a zit.

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