Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Douglasville, Georgia. US
I'll try to answer all questions via my explanation....
Number 1. I got the whole car plus parts (it was completely disasembled when I got the car-to the last nut and bolt)for 5000.00, it came with about 4500 worth of N.O.S. parts alone, right motor, trans with busted tail piece, rear end, brakes, brackets, you name it, it was there. some stuff missing, figure that the original car owner changed out the shifter, etc.
2. the body I got with the deal has no rust to speak of-the original car was a yankee car (no offense) and a rust bucket.
3. Was I pissed about the whole deal? Yea for about 10 minutes...the guy KEPT MY MONEY READILY AVAILABLE TO REFUND IT BACK TO ME. I told the dude that I had figured out the deal on the car, he came over and looked it over and offered me 10K over what I had paid him for the car, and it isn't finished. I turned him down, of course.
4. My question is this, If I took the original body, crushed rust bucket that it is, took this excellent body and cut every panel out and rewelded it around the original vin numbers, do I still have a rebodied car? What would be the difference and the smarts in doing that Vs. cutting the Vin tags and attaching them to a better body? I know that some of you are going to shout the legal aspects, but when they came down the line at time of assembly where they christened or did virgins annoint them as holy? I don't think so. Comments?
5. Do I feel that I have an original Z-28? Every piece and part of the car is original, front pieces, suspension, brakes, shifter, all of the guages, steering wheel, seats , exaust, motor , trans, rear end, gas tank, alternator and on and on. I dont have a 68 or a 67 built to look like a 69. It is a 69 z-28. Let the shouts begin!!!