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kenny c 01-11-2021 09:45 PM

Nice score.[cl[cl[P[P

joedoh 01-13-2021 12:19 PM

neato! count me in [cl[cl[cl


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Originally Posted by Skip (Post 538529)
I was wrong. There was nothing worth the asking price left of it. He wouldn't even consider my offer. Just walked away. It was a nice drive coming home. I took the long way, hoping to spot some other treasure along the country roads. Not my day to buy parts.

when its like that I usually dont make an offer, I just give him my number and say I dont want to make you mad but I cant get to what you are asking, if you ever get sick of looking at it give me a call.

most times they dont call but sometimes they do!

Skip 01-13-2021 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by joedoh (Post 543051)
neato! count me in [cl[cl[cl




when its like that I usually dont make an offer, I just give him my number and say I dont want to make you mad but I cant get to what you are asking, if you ever get sick of looking at it give me a call.

most times they dont call but sometimes they do!

Good idea, joedoh. Leaving the door open for later can often pay off.
I am pretty good at guessing at how folks will react to counter offers and the like. In this case, I asked if there were any more parts to the car that might entice me to spend what he was asking. I could tell he wasn't interested. So I thanked him for his time, and had a pleasant drive home.

MercuryMac 01-13-2021 10:16 PM

I admire a guy who can have a 'sought after deal' go bad, and then have a pleasant drive home. I have a hard time getting one part of my brain to tell another part to 'lighten up, eh'.
I also like the idea of leaving the situation open for the future. It has worked for me.

05snopro440 01-28-2021 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 543065)
I admire a guy who can have a 'sought after deal' go bad, and then have a pleasant drive home. I have a hard time getting one part of my brain to tell another part to 'lighten up, eh'.
I also like the idea of leaving the situation open for the future. It has worked for me.

We've gone to look at a potential project countless times only to return with an empty trailer. Sometimes the best decision you can make is to pass on it or wait for the guy to come around (or not).

MercuryMac 01-28-2021 01:16 PM

I agree with you Snopro, you have to know when to say no. My point was more that I have a harder time, having a pleasant drive home after a 'non-deal', than saying no to a poor transaction. Of course, I'm not that good at saying no, either. Hence, a healthy project inventory.

Skip 01-28-2021 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MercuryMac (Post 543685)
I agree with you Snopro, you have to know when to say no. My point was more that I have a harder time, having a pleasant drive home after a 'non-deal', than saying no to a poor transaction. Of course, I'm not that good at saying no, either. Hence, a healthy project inventory.

By your reckoning then, I have a healthy waistline. [cl All kidding aside, you do have a great inventory.

smallfoot 01-29-2021 04:59 PM

Making some hinges shouldn't be a problem for you. I made the ones on the "Nuttin Special" out of 2x4" tube steel 6 years ago. It's been my daily driver every day in and out of a mile long, bumpy, dirt drive. Hinges are doing fine.

Skip 01-29-2021 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by smallfoot (Post 543716)
Making some hinges shouldn't be a problem for you. I made the ones on the "Nuttin Special" out of 2x4" tube steel 6 years ago. It's been my daily driver every day in and out of a mile long, bumpy, dirt drive. Hinges are doing fine.

Heading to your build to see how you did it. Thanks for the suggestion, smallfoot. I was thinking about replicating the stock hinges, but I am open to other ideas.

Skip 03-19-2021 04:28 PM

Still hunting for sheet metal parts. But I did add a couple pieces to the pile. Bought a Speedway 28 grille shell, and the cheapest 32 grille shell on eBay. The 28 looks like pretty good quality. The 32 somehow doesn't look as impressive. Nothing wrong with it that I can see. On the bright side, I won't have to feel bad about cutting it up a little bit. Thinking it will have to be a little shorter. Then again, I have a radiator in the rafters designed for a 32, so may have to leave it alone. Then again, I also have a gen one mustang style four-row with SBC outlet configuration.

They are back in the boxes for now. Pics are on eBay. But we already know what they look like.

I am pretty sure I will make my own sun visor, although new ones are only about $74.

The pieces I really need are crazy expensive, new or used.


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