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Old 09-07-2019, 07:22 PM   #61
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As a purist, I agree with the others. There are so many things WRONG with this car, it would take a complete note pad to document them. But some unknowing will think he has bought a super fine-point Model, to be disappointed and find out later. MY OPINION...
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:27 AM   #62
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As a purist, I agree with the others. There are so many things WRONG with this car, it would take a complete note pad to document them. But some unknowing will think he has bought a super fine-point Model, to be disappointed and find out later. MY OPINION...
Agree - would not be for me . If I was going to spend that much money on a car I would at least want it to look original. It's the owners car but IMHO he's wrecked it -Karl
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:40 AM   #63
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Its a shame that they cut up the tank to install a radio, ruins it right there. How many other things were done to detract from originality?
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:37 PM   #64
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Rotorwrench is incorrect when he states that "restore means restore to original".


Does the restoration of a 1950's hotrod mean that it must be returned to as it came off the production line? NEVER !
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:44 PM   #65
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OK now your splitting hairs. Since there have been race cars, hot rods, and customs since back in the first of the automotive age, a one off can be considered restored to its' modified condition but that is a sub group. All modified cars are basically one of a kind. You can't represent it as being and original factory produced automobile. It was once but now its something else. Anything can be restored but to restore it to it's original unaltered condition fits the definition. A one off custom or race car can be restored to it's original condition as long as it was in it's original condition as designed. If you put anything different on it then it doesn't fit the definition.

Usually only the well know race cars, hot rods, and customs warrant a restoration in this manner. There are also copy cat cars or clones so what is that restored too? Restore does not mean to change things from original and to say otherwise is a mis-representation.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:20 AM   #66
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Rotorwrench...we must agree to differ
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:36 AM   #67
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Just remember, there’s a butt for every seat. Maybe it will show up....
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