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Old 05-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #21
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I'm not fussed one way or the other, the car belongs to the owner, and they can do with it as they please. I'm glad that the previous owner of an A, stripped theirs down, because I ended up with a complete set of pre painted mudguards(fenders), running boards, splash aprons, valance panels etc. The panels will be stored for a while, but it is one big job I don't have to do on the ute I am restoring.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #22
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Only one source for used original parts. Similar to organ donations. It is a shame but gotta come from somewhere. Treasure what you have. If it is going for scrap, salvage what you can. I appreciate those who attempt to keep it original. Thank those who give all of us a second chance! All the best Ray
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We don't even feel too bad toward a hot rodder, when he sells a PRIMO runnin' chassis to a restorer. Bill W.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #24
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People who do that don't really care about old cars, they care about money.I think they should part out Hondas, they are worth a lot in parts and nobody would care.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #25
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Maybe the difference is knowing vs. not knowing how the parts became available??

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In simple terms, not to many people are willing to kill the cow but almost everyone is willing to go to the store and buy the meat.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #26
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In simple terms, not to many people are willing to kill the cow but almost everyone is willing to go to the store and buy the meat.[/QUOTE]
Dick, never attach a "NAME" to your favorite chicken! "CHICK-A-DOO" lived to be 20!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #27
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I've never had a car that I didn't have some love for even though it surely didn't love me back.I'm keeping these last three in the latter years of my life even if they don't get to go to heaven with me!
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Actually, we misjudged my Town Sedan when I bought it. What started as a six month project has turned into a three year "career" with NO completion date. It goes against my DNA to virtually destroy something that old, but I can't help wondering about parting it out. It's too late now. Too much work has been done, too many welding burns, too many "Thumb strikes" from a hammer. too much wood, too many hours. Too much research into various aspects of June 1930, Ford Model A Town Sedans. It's part of the family now and it will stay. It's in a slow process of rebirth.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:39 AM   #29
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This is partly why i buy worn out junk nobody else would want instead of something better from a dodgy looking guy who smiles too much.
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Still not convinced, then explain where swap meet & eBay parts come from! Maybe the difference is knowing vs. not knowing how the parts became available??

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:51 AM   #31
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Maybe the difference is knowing vs. not knowing how the parts became available??

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In simple terms, not to many people are willing to kill the cow but almost everyone is willing to go to the store and buy the meat.[/QUOTE]

Sorry to nearly duplicate what Rich said, I did not notice this thread had two pages.
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Over the years, I've bought failed projects, parted them out and offered them for sale here on the FordBarn and over on the HAMB for pennies on the dollar. Based on what I'm reading here, guess I'll send the stuff to the crusher.
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In REALITY, there ARE cars that SHOULD be parted out! You cain't restore a DEAD PIG when his "OINK" is gone. Bill W.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #34
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I think we can get into trouble moralizing what someone else should, or should not do. I have managed to sell a few parts to finance my projects. A better part is found, the wrong part bought and drug home only to find I was misinformed, or worse yet took a chance.
Getting angry with a missed opportunity, a curt response, a window shopper after investing time finding the part he thought he needed, but not at my price. Ce la Vie.
Lets clean our porch first. Let the other guy clean his. In the end we all have a short time here, an eternity there. I will pursue my goals.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:27 AM   #35
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You cain't restore a DEAD PIG when his "OINK" is gone. Bill W.
Awesome people can. Normal people can sort of do it too with enough determination.


Now i will do a magic trick & double the value of all your cars in all states, shapes & sizes. So you heard a car like yours sells for, what? $8,000? Yet it cost that to put together a nice driving chassis. And some folks who build a slightly different style of car pay that much for a body with no interior, but yours has one right? Yeah now think that over!
i just more than doubled the value of your car without leaving the floor i am sitting on. You can thank me later.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:33 AM   #36
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There's always a bunch of negativity in topics like this. How can someone assume that once the parts are purchased they end up getting thrown away? Why all the reverence for a car that has 4 million brothers/sisters/cousins? Sure some are dead and gone, some have had a major "sex change" in the form of a hot rod, but in the end it's YOUR STUFF. Rather than bemoan the practice of supplying good OEM stuff, I'd think a level of thanks is in order. As far as time to sell, how much time is really invested? From decades of experience, not much and nowhere near the time required to restore or mod one of em. It used to be that a Hemi Road Runner was worth more in parts than as a whole. Since the madness has died down just a bit with the 2008 wake up call they're pretty much a wash now, but a 69 Camaro is DEFINATELY worth more in parts for certain models. Maybe not a documented cross ram Z/28, but the basic 307 2bbl glide is worth twice it's intact value and not even worth restoring unless it's a family heirloom. It's just the business of old cars kids. The slaughter house analogy is perfect.
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